72 hours in Porto

If you’re still looking for a long weekend destination, consider visiting Porto, the gem of northern Portugal and home of all things Port. Three days is plenty of time to enjoy this compact city with its Port tastings, bling cathedrals and high quality tours. Sample lipsmacking seafood and tapas, relax in a bar to theContinue reading “72 hours in Porto”

Live like a local in Paris

Sense has prevailed and Emmanuel Macron is President of France instead of rotten to the core Marine Le Pen. Whether you’ve been to Paris before or not, celebrate this election near miss with a weekend of eating, drinking, shopping and culture à Paris. Eating There’s only one way to start a weekend in Paris, getContinue reading “Live like a local in Paris”

Stockholm’s beauty

Stockholm is easily one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Made up of 14 islands, and surrounded by an archipelago of thousands more, the world-class museums, parks and activities mean you’ll never be short of things to do. Find Stockholm’s beauty everywhere you go with my top five recommendations: 1. Djurgården island Of centralContinue reading “Stockholm’s beauty”

Live like a local in Milan

Milan is known as Italy’s fashion, shopping and finance capital. It’s so much more than that, but over a weekend it can be hard to scratch beneath its glittering surface and experience more than the unmissable stuff – Leonardo’s Last Supper, the Galleria shopping mall, Duomo and La Scala. And that gelato for that InstagramContinue reading “Live like a local in Milan”

Broken heart? Let London be the cure

‘Pity the selfishness of lovers: it is brief, a forlorn hope; it is impossible.’ – Elizabeth Bowen Break-ups are never fun, and in London they can be pretty lonely too. The holding-back-tears-in-the-office days are inevitable, but it doesn’t mean you have to be a hermit in your own city. If you’ve just had your heartContinue reading “Broken heart? Let London be the cure”