Snapshots of Naxos

Visual artist and photographer Magdalene Kourti shows us the blue & white beauty of Greek island Naxos.

From lazy beaches to cobblestoned villages and surprising street art, this cycladic island has it all.

See how she captures its allure in her Snapshots of Naxos.

Gorski Kotar – Nature adventure & wildlife

In a post-covid world we’re taking to the woods like never before. Here, we can experience a calm and sense of presence that escapes us in urban life. Croatian Travel journalist and nature lover Anita Palada takes us deep into the mountains of Gorski Kotar in Croatia, where nature photographer Romeo Mance goes photo hunting in Ravna Gora forest.

Here, there’s life. Wild life.

How to Road Trip around Europe

There are a few factors you need to consider when travelling around Europe.

The way you do it depends on where you are coming from, the location you are visiting, what you plan to do, and with whom you are planning to go.

Check out the International Drivers Association’s guide to How to Road Trip around Europe.

6 hours in Burano – Colours of the Venetian Lagoon

Burano shines like an archipelago of sorts – four interconnecting islands where the people of Altino fled to escape a barbarian invasion during the 6th century. Here, the colours of the Venetian Lagoon are surpassed by rainbow-hued houses.

Check out Soham’s guide to spending 6 hours in Burano, and what restaurant really IS worth crossing half the world for…

Cats of Athens

Athens is probably the first city in Europe, where we’ve seen the many stray cats belonging to the entire community. Lounging on an ancient pillar, looking out from the Parthenon or sleeping in the green bedding of the many archaeological sites, these furry predators keep the rats in check when you’re not scratching them behind the ear.

The Greek love their cats and they are not shy to give back some of that love. 

Lamego – Base Camp for the Douro Valley

After you have had your fill of the great ports of Portugal, on the south bank of Porto, why not continue your wine tasting with a visit to the Douro Valley? This is where you will find many more great ports as well as some of the best other types of red and white wines of Portugal, including sparkling Espumantes.

Positively don’t try to do the Douro Valley as a day trip because in addition to all the wineries there are plenty of interesting sights to take in including Roman ruins, Castles, Cathedrals and Shrines, as well as some fantastic scenery to enjoy!

Vienna – Capital of Classical Music

If there’s one city in Europe you should visit if you’re a classical music buff, it’s without any doubt Vienna.

Filled with outstanding orchestras and imposing Music Halls, not to mention the legacy of world-famous composers and musicians, the capital of Austria is truly the capital of classical music!

Here’s our guide to where you can make the most of your musical visit.