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    May Mayhem!

    by  • May 10, 2016 • Barcelona, Basel, Brussels, Cannes, City Breaks, Festivals, Film, Milan, Music, Sport, Stockholm, Turin

    From Barcelona to Basel, there’s no shortage of big events taking place across Europe. There’s plenty of events taking place across Europe over the next few weeks, be it football, formula one or film and music festivals. Here’s just a brief snapshot of what’s happening… Cannes Film Festival The French Riviera is gearing up...

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    Trip Advisor’s Top 10 European Landmarks

    by  • April 20, 2016 • Barcelona, Brussels, City Breaks, Europe, Granada, Istanbul, Milan, Paris, Prague, Rome, St Petersburg, Top 10

    Europe’s ecclesiastical architecture celebrated as the finest landmarks on the continent. Following on from yesterday’s top 25 best destinations yesterday, I thought I’d have a look at the top 10 European landmarks as voted for in the 2016 Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Awards. Voted for by millions of online users, here’s what they ranked...

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    Trip Advisor’s 2016 Travellers’ Choice – Top 25 Destinations Worldwide

    by  • April 19, 2016 • Amsterdam, Barcelona, Budapest, City Breaks, Istanbul, Lisbon, London, Marrakech, New York, Paris, Prague, Rome, St Petersburg

    London, Istanbul, Marrakech, Paris, Prague, Rome, New York, Barcelona, Lisbon, St Petersburg, Amsterdam and Budapest all feature in the top 25. Ubiquitous amongst travel professionals and holiday makers alike, Trip Advisor has just published the long-awaited resulted of the Travellers’ Choice survey for 2016. Topping the poll of the top 25 destinations across the...

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    Barcelona or Madrid, Spain’s top-flight football teams are as impressive as their short break credentials

    by  • April 13, 2016 • Barcelona, City Breaks, Madrid, Sport

    It’s an exciting night for football as four top teams compete for a semi-final place in the UEFA Champions League. Indeed, as I write this, two quarter-final matches are minutes away from kick-off, with sights firmly set on a semi-final place in the prestigious UEFA Champions League. Will Atlético Madrid defeat their arch rivals,...

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    Picasso in Paris, Málaga, Marseille, Barcelona and Buitrago del Lozoya?

    by  • March 3, 2016 • Art, Barcelona, City Breaks, Exhibitions, Madrid, Malaga, Marseille, Paris

    Indulge in some cultural cultivation on a city break in Malaga, Paris, Barcelona, Marseille and the outskirts of Madrid. Further to my recent blog rounding up the spring series of exhibitions in Paris, in which the Musée National Picasso Paris is about to launch its ‘Picasso. Sculptures’ temporary collection, I recently noticed another Picasso...

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    City Breaks with a Scintilla of Science on the Side

    by  • January 10, 2016 • Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Children, City Breaks, Cologne, Exhibitions, Florence, Geneva, Paris

    From Planetariums to Particle Physics, Europe boasts a sensational array of science centres. When discussing the virtues and attractions of Europe’s principal cities, much is made of the historical, political and religious monuments and stunning architecture, the fabulous cultural institutions devoted to art, music and theatre, the rivers and canals that carve their watery...

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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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