Did you know that it’s possible to enjoy a trip to Italy without going to Rome or Florence? Admittedly, I was nervous about skipping the more popular cities to spend 3 days in Bologna. But I quickly realized that Bologna offers the best of the Italian experience without the crowds or touristy gimmicks.
Bologna may be Italy’s culinary capital, but this city has more to offer than heaping plates of pasta. If you can squeeze in some Bologna sightseeing between meals, you’ll be richly rewarded.
From opulent state rooms to tree-lined lakeside paths, visiting Blenheim Palace and Gardens is a delight in any season. But once you witness the grounds decked out in red and gold foliage, it’s easy to see why autumn is the ideal time to plan your visit.
From festive holiday markets to off-season prices, winter is a fantastic time to travel Europe. Whether you’re after a refreshing ski holiday or a crowd-free visit to a popular city, this list of the best winter city breaks in Europe has got you covered.
From cozy villages to imposing castles, there are endless options for day trips from London by train. Whether you’re planning a staycation or looking to add a side trip to your London visit, you’re sure to find your ideal destination on this list.
Although I do a fair bit of international travel, I love exploring new places close to home. So when I had a chance to go glamping in Suffolk next to a historic English manor, I was beyond excited!
The best travel experience of my life was visiting Japan in October. As a fall foliage fanatic, I loved seeing the country decorated in vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows. And when you add in pleasant weather, cheaper travel, and traditional festivals, autumn in Japan becomes the ideal time for a trip.
Nestled in the scenic central mountains of Portugal, Sintra is unlike any other town I’ve visited. Taking a day trip to Sintra is like visiting a theme park for architecture lovers. From the rainbow towers of Pena Palace to the Gothic mansion of Quinta da Regaleira, this 1 day Sintra itinerary covers the area’s highlights as efficiently as possible.
Sometimes the best travel experiences happen when you least prepare for them. Before our trip to Portugal, I didn’t know what to do in Cascais aside from relax on the beach. So you can imagine my surprise when we discovered the flower-drenched alleys, rocky coastal views, and amazing food that make a Cascais day trip a must-do!
Has a single photo ever inspired you to travel somewhere new? For me, this 2 days in Porto itinerary all stemmed from a shot of the Igreja do Carmo. My tile-obsessed self was instantly in love with the famous blue and white azulejos covering the church’s facade, and I knew I had to see it in person.