Romantic getaways often tell the same story: you might think that gliding down the Grand Canal on a gondola or taking photos in front of the Eiffel Tower are the ultimate in city-break romance, and why wouldn’t you? And yet, there are plenty of romantic destinations in Europe you probably haven’t ever thought of jetting off to, for a break from the tourist-filled chart-toppers without compromising on the love factor.
Cold cobbled streets, mulled wine, candlelit squares and snow-flecked churches; Europe really is a magical, fairtytale-esque place come Christmas time. Though most cities offer something akin to a winter wonderland at this time of year, there are some that really take the Brunkager. Here’s a rundown of the top five European cities to explore for a Christmas break:
Lift passes, equipment hire, cheese-laden fondues and post-piste beers – ski holidays can incur many costs but we’re here to prove it can be done without breaking the bank, if you know where to go. Whether you’re looking for cruisy blues that are gentle on the legs, challenging black runs or perhaps the pick of gourmet mountain restaurants, here are our favourite alternatives for purse-friendly …
Turkey is a melting pot of cultures and religions and the bridge between Europe and Asia. This wonderful country has captured the hearts of travellers from all over the world for centuries. From the picturesque Bosphorus strait that splits Istanbul, to the modern capital Ankara, to the lunar landscapes of Cappadocia, up to the wonderful beaches of Antalya, these are the most popular destinations for adventurous travellers.
Roaring masses of water, deafening roars, and showers of water vapour on the face – few experiences are as impressive as standing next to a mighty waterfall. These natural wonders are found on all continents and in all forms, from narrow and high to short and wide. This is a guide to some of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world.
Small glasses of pisco and bowls of fresh ceviche have a completely different and authentic taste in Lima and Cusco. Admiring the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu up-close is awe-inspiring. But what really makes Peru so special lies in its mix of history and spectacular nature. Here is a list of five must-see sights that display the uniqueness of this wonderful country.
Words have the power to take you to a thousand new worlds, concocting incredible imagery and dreams that are tough to shake from your mind. Unforgettably-crafted worlds abound in novels both fictional and real from which to fuel your wanderlust, and you can’t do much better than these books if you’re hankering after inspiration for your next escape.