We all know winter can be long and dreary, and without tans, blue seas and long warm summer nights, it can often make you want to stay inside and cosy up underneath a blanket. But why stay inside when you have Europe at your door! Yes winter in Europe doesn’t have the allure as what summer may have but don’t let that stop you. Snow falling on historic buildings, mulled wine and Europe’s most epic sights, trust us winter is where it’s at!
Still unsure? See our top 5 perks of travelling in winter!
Follow your taste buds around Europe and sample the yummiest food from every country! From rich desserts in Austria to iconic street food in Germany – you’ll want to try it all!
See our ultimate top picks, in no particular order (because how can you decide?!):
A festival about beer? Now that’s something we can definitely get involved in! Munich’s iconic festival, Oktoberfest which attracts 6 million people over 15 days in September and October each year. Drink beer (and lots of it), smell the giant brez’n (pretzel) freshly baking, and join roaring crowds cheering and chanting and you’ll begin to understand the incredible experience that is Oktoberfest.
Not that you need any more reasons to go, here’s our top 5 that will make you want to be part this once in a lifetime Munich Beerfest: Read more…
Belgrade, which means the “White City” is the capital and largest city of Serbia. It is located where the Danube River meets the Sava River and where the Pannonain Plain meets the Balkans. It’s a city where worlds collide, where prehistoric history fuses with medieval times, which again merge with the contemporary age. Evolving from its ruthless past and the collapse of communism, Belgrade is now becoming one of the foremost travel centres in south-eastern Europe. With rich culture, a buzzing nightlife and an easy-going Mediterranean pace, it’s not hard to see why.
Here are 12 fascinating facts about Belgrade.
The European summer is creeping up on us, which surely will put a big smile on your dial. Europe covers around 10,1800,00 square kilometres or roughly 2% of the Earth’s surface. It may be small size while but Europe sure packs a punch, and the world definitely knows about it. However, the apparent amazing weather, beaches, clear waters, party scenes, old towns, scenery, history, culture and cuisine doesn’t really phase us. In fact, why would you even want to visit such a place!?
Here are 7 reasons why you shouldn’t visit Europe this summer. Read more…
So, you want to travel but you have no money saved to go? You see your friends’ photos of them travelling the world, you see various Instagram and Facebook travel photos and then you dream of where you want to go. Well … make it happen. The most difficult thing about going travelling is finding the money to do it. It’s a gigantic mountain to hike for sure, but it doesn’t have to be tough. With a few life-style changes and choices, you’ll be able to make your travel dreams become a reality in no time.
The following are some fab tips on ways to cut your costs to save money to travel.
The Balkans is a fascinating and perhaps mysterious region that is yet to be properly discovered by many wanderers. It’s a region in Europe that is off the beaten track to the classic destinations of Rome, Paris, London, Amsterdam and Berlin. The Balkans is a cultural area with numerous and unclear borders however, the region takes its name from the Balkan Mountains that sweep from the Serbian-Bulgarian border to the Black Sea. Generally, the area is usually characterised as including Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia and Romania and though, many travellers have merely explored Croatia, finally, the rest of the Balkans are shining through. And, so they should be.
The region offers all the stunning, captivating, and exciting travel experiences you can imagine. Here are 7 reasons why the Balkans should be on your radar:
There’s nothing that equates to carving your way down the slopes on your skis or snowboard, taking in the stellar scenes and getting that epic adrenaline blast simultaneously. Bansko, Bulgaria’s premium ski resort, is the best place to experience all this. With the longest ski run in Bulgaria, great snow conditions, an epic nightlife and unreal après-ski, it’s no wonder Bansko ski resort is becoming an increasingly popular ski destination.
Here are 8 reasons to ski Bansko.
Prost! Who is game to sink a few steins, wear a lederhosen or dirndl, and eat their weight in pretzels? We are! Oktoberfest, essentially an adults Disneyland is the world’s largest beer festival. Held annually in Munich, Germany, it is a 16-day festival running from mid-September to the first weekend in October and it is a place not to be missed whilst visiting Europe! It is estimated that over 6 million people visit Oktoberfest and serve more than 6 million litres of beer every year – staggering numbers, right?
So with it just being around the corner, here are some tips on how to survive Oktoberfest.
One word for Iceland: Epic! This country takes the cake for being unique. Rocking up in winter or in summer? It doesn’t matter, this place looks like another planet, year around. Iceland is a Nordic island country with a population of around 332,529 and an area of 103,000 km2. This makes Iceland the most sparsely inhabited nation in Europe. It’s both volcanically and geologically active consisting of lava fields, mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, volcanoes and what’s more? You can even dive between two tectonic plates. Now that’s class!
Tempted? Well you should be! Here are some reasons as to why Iceland should be on your travel bucket-list.