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    European Best Destinations 2016 – The Runners Up

    by  • February 20, 2016 • Athens, Brussels, City Breaks, Kotor, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Plovdiv, Prague, Rome, Vienna

    From Athens to the Azores, Europe’s Best Destinations are as varied as they are attractive. In my last blog, I talked about this year’s title winner of the fiercely-fought competition, European Best Destination, Croatia’s Zadar. Well, I thought I’d devote this blog to the runners up in the top 15. As you’d expect, there’s...

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    Marathon Aspirations

    by  • December 27, 2015 • Amsterdam, Antwerp, Athens, Barcelona, Belfast, Belgrade, Bergen, Berlin, Bordeaux, Bratislava, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cannes, City Breaks, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dresden, Dublin, Edinburgh, Florence, Frankfurt, Funchal, Geneva, Girona, Hamburg, Helsinki, Istanbul, Kiev, Krakow, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Madeira, Madrid, Malaga, Malta, Marseille, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Naples, New York, Nice, Oslo, Palermo, Palma, Paris, Porto, Prague, Reykjavik, Riga, Rome, Rotterdam, Salzburg, San Sebastian, Seville, Sport, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tromso, Turin, Valencia, Venice, Verona, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Zagreb, Zurich

    Start 2016 with a spring in your step and a place in one of Europe’s city marathons. If your festive indulgences have left you approaching 2016 full of well-intentioned resolutions to get in shape, then it’s more than likely that you’re not alone! No matter how dedicated you start the New Year, it’s often...

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    The Telegraph’s Short-Haul Bucket List

    by  • September 7, 2015 • Architecture, Art, Athens, Berlin, City Breaks, Moscow, Nature, Paris, Prague, Religious Sites, Rome, St Petersburg

    From Ephesus in Turkey to the Eiffel Tower, Venice to Versailles, The Telegraph selects its top 30 European places to visit before you die. Travel awards and top ten lists always greatly interest me and The Telegraph’s bucket list is no exception. Described as “the ultimate collection of places to see and things to...

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    Which City will be Crowned Europe’s Best Destination in 2015?

    by  • February 4, 2015 • Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Bordeaux, Brussels, Innsbruck, Istanbul, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Madrid, Malta, Milan, Paris, Porto, Reykjavik, Riga, Rome, Top 10, Vienna, Zagreb

    From Amsterdam to Zagreb, 20 European cities fight it out for the coveted title of European Best Destination. Voting is currently underway to decide which city is the ‘European Best Destination’ in 2015, a competition organised by the eponymous travel organisation based in Brussels, developed to promote culture and tourism in Europe with tourist...

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    Athens beyond the Acropolis

    by  • May 2, 2014 • Athens, City Breaks, Religious Sites

    In my last Athens blog, I talked about the architectural and archaeological wonders that make up the Acropolis, unquestionably Athens’ finest and most famous offering. And yet, move beyond the hilltop temples and gates and you’ll uncover a plethora of additional treasures, both ancient and modern, which, mixed together, make Athens such a fascinating...

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    Athens & the Acropolis

    by  • April 8, 2014 • Architecture, Athens, City Breaks

    It’s fair to say that Athens might not be the first place to spring to mind when weighing up city-break destinations; after all, as Greece lays claim to some of the most beautiful islands and stunning beaches in Europe let alone the Aegean, it’s arguably more suited to a longer, sun-soaked stay. And yet,...

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    Motivation for a Marathon

    by  • January 6, 2014 • Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Belfast, Berlin, Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, City Breaks, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Helsinki, Istanbul, Krakow, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Madrid, Malta, Milan, Moscow, Naples, Nice, Oslo, Palma, Paris, Porto, Prague, Reykjavik, Riga, Rome, Salzburg, Seville, Sport, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallinn, Venice, Verona, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw

    If your Christmas indulgences have left you entering 2014 full of well-intentioned resolutions to get fit, then you’re not alone! No matter how dedicated you start your year, it’s often difficult to keep the training motivation levels high when the cold and dreary January weather offers little of an incentive to get outside and...

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    The Best City Break Destinations in Europe

    by  • June 11, 2013 • Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Belfast, Berlin, Boston, Bruges, Budapest, City Breaks, Copenhagen, Dublin, Dubrovnik, Edinburgh, Florence, Istanbul, Krakow, Lisbon, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Naples, New York, Paris, Prague, Riga, Rome, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallinn, Venice, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw • 0 Comments

    Ubiquitous amongst travel professionals and holiday makers alike, Trip Advisor has just published the long-awaited resulted of the Travellers’ Choice survey for 2013 with some perennial favourites and a couple of surprise additions topping the polls amongst those who took part. How many have you been lucky enough to visit and which still sit...

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