Latest Europe Headlines
22 Apr, 2017, 16:52|
A tank beats trudging across the Soviet Arctic
Charlie Walker’s latest expedition is tracing the border between Europe and Asia. His start, in the wintry tundra of northern Russia, makes it clear just what a task he’s undertaken.
22 Apr, 2017, 14:46|
What to do when in Montenegro
Paul Woollacombe has very little idea about what to do in Montenegro. This doesn’t stop him offering you advice.
20 Apr, 2017, 10:59|
Scuba diving in the UK: the 10 best spots
Most sane divers seek out tropical waters. Mike James, however, is British and made of sterner stuff. He finds plenty to discover in UK waters.
17 Apr, 2017, 10:29|
An idyllic retreat near Athens, Greece
There are myriad places to stay in and around Athens. Laurie Bodley describes a hotel that offers beauty, convenience and affordability.
10 Apr, 2017, 15:06|
Top things to do in Marbella, Spain
Marbella is star of Spain’s Costa del Sol. It’s a place to see and be seen, to lie on the beach, and more. Jack Barker outlines some of the best things to see and do.
10 Apr, 2017, 14:21|
5 alternative ways to spend a week in the UK
The incredible plummeting pound means for many a foreign holiday is no longer an option. Lucy Barker has some suggestions for livening up a staycation.
29 Mar, 2017, 15:01|
Forget Berlin: what about Cologne?
There are plenty of German cities worth a visit. Despite being disabled by cerebral palsy Tom Housden finds it’s a friendly and welcoming city that’s easy to enjoy.
4 Mar, 2017, 10:43|
The best tourist attractions in Europe
Faced with the huge choice of European destination some commentators might flake. Not Jack Carter though, who makes a list.
25 Feb, 2017, 10:44|
À Table en Paris!
Adam Jacot de Boinod
Adam Jacot de Boinod enjoys a luxury visit to the Capital of France, where he mixes culture and cuisine in equal parts.
25 Feb, 2017, 10:11|
Mapping Russia – in 1562
In an age where Europe was ruled by powerful regional Kings, trade was opening up to Tsarist Russia. Kit Mayers recounts the story of Jenkinson’s Map, one of the first attempts to define the Russian nation.
23 Feb, 2017, 09:52|
The UK’s top 5 long weekend breaks
For the overworked Brits a long weekend is not to be wasted. Lucy Barker sketches out some of the best options to make the best of a long weekend in Britain.
11 Feb, 2017, 16:48|
Lisbon: Portugal’s fascinating capital
In her travels across Europe, Lindsay Salt finds a special charm in Portugal’s capital city, Lisbon, birthplace to colonies that stretched across the world.
9 Feb, 2017, 15:49|
Peaceful nights in Dorset’s West Bay
Tim Saunders heads off for a very English holiday on the UK’s south coast, enjoying weather that’s very nearly warm enough and experiencing static caravans at their most .. er .. static.
6 Feb, 2017, 12:39|
5 best places to visit in the UK
Some visitors to Britain don’t get beyond London, but the United Kingdom has a huge variety of things to see and do. Lucy Barker suggests five of the best places to explore.
16 Jan, 2017, 14:52|
Hunting bears in Transylvania
In a gloomy part of rural Romania, Matt Norcini heads out on a decidedly risky search for wild bears. With a number of bears sighted the long walk back to safety must have been something of a trial.
28 Dec, 2016, 18:40|
Overland across Russia – in 1557
Kit Mayers follows early explorer Anthony Jenkinson as he travels from Russia’s northern coast to Moscow, deep in the reign of Ivan the Terrible.
22 Dec, 2016, 14:12|
You can’t see the Northern Lights if it’s raining
Eric Whitehead has no great expectations for the Northern Lights, especially as they rely on good weather conditions. But what he sees in Iceland makes him appreciate nature’s power.
20 Dec, 2016, 20:50|
Memorable moments along Portugal’s Lisbon coast
Lindsay Salt strollls out along Portugal’s Atlantic coast. She finds history and culture in equal measure, though hardly the balmy sunshine expected from the postcards. All photos by David Grimble.
16 Nov, 2016, 10:36|
An ode to Helena, princess of Oslofjord.
Pete Ford finds himself very much at home in Norway, as he boards a historic fishing vessel to explore’s Oslo’s past and present.
4 Nov, 2016, 18:55|
A slacker’s train-ride from Georgia to Armenia
With little spoken Russian but a native taste for local wines, Gabi Gimson travels from Tiblisi to Yerevan, taking in the sights, sounds – and plenty of experiences – along the way.
7 Oct, 2016, 13:49|
Exploring Faro and the Ria Formosa> National Park
Faro is the gateway to Portugal’s Algarve region. Lindsay Salt finds it an ideal place to readjust before travelling out – with photographer David Grimble – to take a look at one of the country’s finest National Parks.
16 Sep, 2016, 08:22|
6 European cities where the party never stops
For many travellers a vibrant nightlife is the major draw, and the great European cities have some of the best in the world. Paul Woollacoombe runs through some of the places where the fun never stops.
12 Sep, 2016, 12:11|
London Fashion Week: packing the essentials
All eyes are on Great Britain as London’s Fashion Week kicks off. Lucy Barker has some advice to get you through an exciting, but also demanding, schedule – while still looking good.
10 Sep, 2016, 08:30|
A volunteers experience of unpaid work in Europe
Leo Passaportis finds the experience of working, for no money, around strange corners of Europe is a strangely enriching experience. He gets a new perspective on places other travellers just photograph.
31 Aug, 2016, 07:20|
A quick and easy guide to get the most out of London
When it comes to Britain’s capital city, what you need is a local guide. Joe Thomas runs through the best things to see, do and drink in London, England’s greatest entertainment centre.
18 Aug, 2016, 18:36|
Pamukkale, Turkey: odd and definitely dazzling
Paul Michelson finds his first sight of Pamukkale, Turkey’s famous postcard highlight, something of a disappointment. But he gives it time and finds plenty to appreciate,
28 Jul, 2016, 12:39|
Luxury in the Loire: what to see and do
John McGill finds his tastebuds tantalised as he cruises past the elegant chateaux of the Loire valley, as he travels through possibly the most sophisticated part of rural France.