French Friday – Explore glamorous Cannes on a day trip from Nice

Is there any place on Earth that screams glamour more than the city of Cannes on the French Riviera? With its luxury shops, palatial hotels and gourmet restaurants, not to mention golden beaches filled with bikini-clad sunbathers, playboys cruising about in luxury cars and of course the annual film festival, the place is something of a magnet for the rich and famous. But you don't need to … [Read more...]

French Friday – Soak up the south of France’s artistic past

For those keen to indulge their passion for art while on holiday in a sun-soaked destination, it is worth considering taking a trip to the south of France. By heading to the Cote d'Azur, you'll not only have the chance to enjoy some pleasant weather but will also gain an insight into the life and work of world-class artists such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Claude Monet. With that in mind, I've … [Read more...]

Best French resorts for beginner skiers

If you're new to skiing and want to arrange a winter sports holiday in the famous French Alps, you'll want to know which resorts best cater for novice sportsmen and women. I've done some research and compiled a list of the best French locations for beginner skiers - keep reading to find out more. Meribel Located slap bang in the centre of the Three Valleys skiing area, Meribel is a … [Read more...]

Have a night at the theatre in DC

If you live in London and if there's nothing more you enjoy doing than going out to see a play, you'll probably already be aware of popular theater districts like London's West End and New York's Broadway. Another great - although perhaps less well-known (to the Brits) place where you can see amazing productions is Washington DC. Head to the US capital for a culture-filled break and you'll get to … [Read more...]

Costa Vicentina: the ideal destination for a nature-filled family break

If you are an active family who loves nothing more than exploring the great outdoors on your holidays together, Costa Vicentina in Portugal could be the ideal destination for you to choose for your next break. This section of the Portuguese coast is undeveloped, which means there's lots of beautiful scenery and fascinating nature to see. One of the best ways to discover the Costa Vicentina is … [Read more...]

Hotels in Dubrovnik: finding the best-priced “Pearl of the Adriatic” accommodation

Dubrovnik, on Croatia's Dalmation Coast is a destination that a great number of visitors are flocking  year after year. Dubrovnik is the most complete walled city in Europe, the towering fortress that surrounds Old Town once served to protect a maritime city-state that was rivaled only by Venice. At the peak of its strength, this state was a hub of trade, diplomacy and wealth. This wealth is … [Read more...]

Top Vacation Ideas For Independent Travel

Oh the joy of independent travel! There is nothing more thrilling than devising a vacation itinerary that completely indulges every last whim.  It goes without saying that independent travel suits independent spirits, but it also works for those wishing to save money, see more and get the real deal on a destination. Traveling without the safety net (or strait jacket, opinions vary) of an organized … [Read more...]

French Friday – Take in fascinating culture and history in Provence

France has long been a popular place for culture vultures to visit and, while you can see wonderful art and architecture all over the country, I think it's particularly worth heading to Provence. In doing so, you'll find world-class exhibits in abundance and get an amazing insight into the region's history. Avignon One place where this will certainly be the case is Avignon, which for a period … [Read more...]

French Friday – Embrace your Creative Side in Montmartre

I love booking a cheap hotel in Paris and spending a few days exploring a new part of the French capital every time I visit. From the iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower to famous tourist attractions, such as the Louvre, there's so much to enjoy. Nowhere is this more true than Montmartre, the most bohemian corner of the city. Come here to indulge your creative side, get your portrait done, … [Read more...]

French Friday – A guide to dining out in Paris

If you're really into your food, Paris is an awesome place to travel to. That said, it's not exactly the cheapest city to eat out in, so you should be prepared to spend a little more than you might elsewhere - but that's not to say that there aren't any tricks to keep your spending down and enjoying restaurants in Paris. If you're a bit of a foodie, chances are you're already fairly familiar … [Read more...]