Alternatives: Bristol

Location: Southern England Connection: Fly to Bristol Airport. From London you can take the train or busses like National Express. Known for: Street art, Banksy, Shaun The Sheep, Clifton Suspension Bridge Highlight events: Bristol Harbour Festival, Bristol Balloon Fiesta, Upfest More info at: www.visitbristol.co.uk… Continue reading

7 reasons why you won’t miss the beach in Madrid

Madrid is often overlooked and underrated as a choice for European travellers. It’s the third biggest city in Europe, but often drops low on many travellers itineraries. One of the main reasons for this… Continue reading

Inside Cities: A beating heart for book lovers

Desperate Literature Insider tip to: Madrid What: Bookshop Where: Calle Campomanes 13 Metro: Opera or Santo Domingo On the line: www.desperateliteature.com I almost got ‘homesick’ first time I stepped inside this literary treasure – just a two minute walk… Continue reading

Go Green: Welsh and wonderful

Roath Park What: Public park Where: Cardiff, Wales Web: – This is one of my absolute favourite parks in Europe. A stunningly beautiful public park in the suberb of Roath in Cardiff. Roath is one of the nicer… Continue reading

Travel Tales: My dodgeball debut on a cruiseship

It was the summer of 2010. My grandmother turned 80 and invited the whole family on a cruise in the Mediterranean Sea. I never imagined myself actually boarding a cruiseship, so I was… Continue reading