• Seize the Moment in Salzburg This Year

    by  • May 18, 2018


    There’s an extensive programme of cultural events taking place in Salzburg all year Salzburg is a beautiful city, famous for so many things including the Mirabell Palace and Gardens, the Hohensalzburg Fortress, the Hellbrunn Palace with its trick fountains and the Getreidegasse.  Salzburg is also well known for being the birthplace of the composer...

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    Taking the kids to Amsterdam

    by  • May 15, 2018

    Amsterdam canal view

    As a city renowned for its many attractions for the adult visitor, Amsterdam would not be the first to spring to mind for a family destination but we found it actually had much to offer all ages. Only an hour flight from the UK, it was a stress-free journey and the free drink and snack...

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    Accessible Riga? Not yet, but they’re getting there…

    by  • May 12, 2018

    Riga is a lovely city, but it’s not the easiest place for visitors with a disability. I recently wrote a blog about my trip to wonderful Riga and a few weeks after the holiday my friends and I are still recalling our very positive impressions of the city – the beauty of the Art...

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    Take a ride on the Vienna – Bratislava Art Train this Summer

    by  • May 8, 2018

    The Art Train will run between the two cities until November 2018   The two capital cities of Vienna and Bratislava provide the city break traveller with a host of possibilities for a fascinating short break.  The cities lie only 80 miles apart – the closest pair of capitals in the EU – yet...

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    Glorious cities of the Costa de la Luz – Jerez

    by  • May 1, 2018

    Jerez epitomises the rich history, heritage and architecture of the area and is the home of sherry, tapas, horses and flamenco. What I loved about Jerez is you can experience all this without the crowds that descend on the more well-known cities nearby. You’ll even find the town goes eerily quiet in the afternoon...

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    Glorious cities of the Costa de la Luz – Cadiz

    by  • April 30, 2018


    For those of us who have exhausted the list of well-known Spanish cities, Cadiz is an exciting new destination to visit. In the last year, several airlines have introduced flights from various regional airports to Seville making Cadiz easier than ever to visit for a short break or as part of a longer trip...

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    A weekend in wonderful Riga

    by  • April 26, 2018

    Riga, Latvia. Panoramic view.

    Riga has plenty to offer everyone on a short city break I have just returned from a 3 night short break in the Latvian capital, Riga, and feel inspired to share a few thoughts and memories of this delightful city.  I didn’t know quite what to expect from a visit to Riga, even though...

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    Springtime in Slovenia

    by  • April 15, 2018


    Lake Bled is at its beautiful best in late spring. The Slovenian resort town of Bled nestles in the foothills of the Julian Alps on the shores of beautiful Lake Bled.  There’s plenty to do during a stay in Bled – I was fortunate to spend nearly a week in this lovely spot last...

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    The Dutch Bulbfields season is already well underway

    by  • April 7, 2018

    A short break in Amsterdam can be combined with a visit to the stunning bulbfields. Holland is well known for the beauty of its bulbfields in the springtime, and for many years people have been travelling on coach tours, river cruises and city break holidays which include at least a day visiting the glorious...

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