Category: Europe


Walks In Galloway Forest Park: The Highlands Of The Lowlands (2024)

Looking for the best walks in Galloway Forest Park? Often overlooked by visitors who head straight up to the Highlands and Islands, Galloway Forest Park is a real hidden gem.   Located in Dumfries and Galloway and sometimes described as “the Highlands of the Lowlands”, the park offers spectacular scenery and some


Camping In Galloway Forest Park: Beautiful And Untouched (2024)

If you’re looking for a Scottish wilderness adventure, you should go camping in Galloway Forest Park. Galloway Forest Park covers an area of more than 300 square miles (770 sq. km), spanning the largest forest in the country and much of the Galloway Hills in south-west Scotland. Despite being relatively easy to


Top 13 Best Things To Do In Riga (2024)

Riga is one of the most underrated cities in Europe.  The capital of Latvia (and largest city in the Baltic region) has acquired something of a reputation as a party destination in recent years.   It’s true, the drink is cheap, and the parties can be wild.  But there are so many


Best Beaches In Sintra (Portugal) – An Ultimate Guide (2024)

Portugal is well known for its stunning beaches.  With almost 1,800 kilometres of Atlantic coastline, there’s no shortage of sun-kissed golden sands in this Iberian nation.   While many foreign tourists flock to the Algarve region in the country’s far south, the beaches in Sintra are equally beautiful.  They’re also typically


Tourtour: Provence’s Beautiful Village In The Sky (UPDATED 2024)

Tourtour is an idyllic medieval village in rural south-east France.  Locals call it “le village dans le ciel” (the village in the sky) on account of its stunning location. The village is full of beautiful stone buildings, with narrow streets, tinkling fountains, ornately carved wooden doors, and tiled archways.   Its


Tallinn Old Town: Estonia’s Beautiful Medieval Capital (2024)

Tallinn is definitely one of my favourite cities in Europe.   It’s clean, affordable, safe, relatively compact, has tonnes of history and culture, fantastic food, and loads of quirky, fun bars and cafes.   At the very centre, Tallinn Old Town is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the world. Tallinn’s Old


Split Old Town: Your Guide to Croatia’s Fascinating Roman City (2024)

Croatia’s second largest city, the ancient walled city of Split, is an incredible place. Walking around Split Old Town (or Old City Split, depending on who you ask), there’s history literally everywhere you go.   The city’s bustling port, on the Adriatic Sea, was first established by the ancient Greeks who built


Vama Veche: Bohemian Party Town On The Black Sea (2024)

Vama Veche is legendary in Romania.  During the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, this tiny village on the country’s southern Black Sea coast was a haven for artists, intellectuals, hippies, bohemians and other dissidents.  They came here to escape from life under their repressive communist government.   It’s where people went to be


Tbilisi To Mestia: Into The High Caucasus (2024)

Wondering how to get to Mestia from Tbilisi?  This comprehensive guide has all of the information you need. If you haven’t yet travelled to Georgia (the country), you really should.  It’s definitely one of my favourite countries in the world.  Travelling from Tbilisi to Mestia, an epic journey up into the


The Perfect Albania Road Trip: This Place Is Epic! (UPDATED 2024)

Albania is awesome.  Really awesome.  This little country in South-East Europe has everything.   Extremely varied scenery, mountains, forests, stunning beaches on the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, crystal clear waters, and beautiful architecture.   In this post I’ll set out some ideas for the perfect Albania road trip. Road trip Albania – stunning