Declared a national monument, Toledo, a small city found on a Castilian hilltop overlooking the Rio Tajo (River Tagus), was once the Spanish capital under the Visigoths (567 to 711) and again when Felipe II moved the Court of Spain to Madrid (1085 to 1561). It is still the religious centre of Spain. Locals often [...]
When it comes to public holidays, Australia seems like it’s missing out a bit. After all, pretty much every holiday activity comes down to: have a barbie. Of course, so does pretty much every day that ends in ‘y’. But a quick look around the world reveals some of the craziness you can get up [...]
The Sierra Nevada’s in Southern Spain boasts the highest mountain range in Europe after the Alps. There are over 20 peaks with the highest being over 3,000 metres, but walkers do not have to succumb to mountain climbing to enjoy the fabulous hiking, photographic opportunities or bird watching in the area. Here are three options [...]
Whether you’re into nature, history, shopping, art or beaches, Sweden’s capital Stockholm has it all. Here are the 10 best attractions for Stockholm visitors, so be sure to put them all on your Stockholm ‘to do’ list!
The InterContinental Carlton Cannes has received a fifth star, becoming the first hotel in Cannes to be classified as a five-star hotel and is one of 26 French hotels to have recently received the new classification.
On September 1, 2009, Hôtel de la Cité will be celebrating 100 years of hospitality. The property is in Carcassonne, France surrounded by the largest wine producing region – so they can raise a glass or two to celebrate.
If countries were measured by their contributions to art, science, medicine and technology, Germany would take out the gold medal. This is the country that brought the world Albert Einstein and Martin Luther, Ludwig van Beethoven and Bertholt Brecht.
Here’s an idea: condense your entire European experience into just one country – Switzerland. It may sound odd but that’s the kind of experience you can have in this landlocked nation; a combination of France, Germany, Italy and more awaits.
Liechtenstein is a tiny, tiny place; in fact, it is hard to believe there are actually five countries in the world smaller than it. At just 25 kilometres long and 6 kilometres wide, you could traverse the entire country in an hour or so.
Finding cheap flights to Paris is no big feat. International airfares are practically a steal these days, unlike the expense of being on holiday. Once you’ve secured your ridiculously cheap $1385 return ticket, can the actual holiday be a bargain? The biggest money-sucker of your holiday can often be accommodation. Finding accommodation, even hotels on [...]