La Mercè: Barcelona’s Incredible Festival

If you’re in Barcelona this weekend then you’re in for a treat. Starting on Friday 22nd September, the yearly celebration in honour of the Virgin of Mercy comes to the city: the festival La Mercè. By far the city’s biggest and most colourful street party, this festival of lights, giants, devils and fire is the headline…

European Heritage Days: Explore a Secret Paris

The European Heritage Days (or journées européennes du patrimoine, as they are known in French) offer tourists and locals alike the chance to glimpse behind Paris’ many closed doors and discover the secret history of the city, all completely free of charge. Every year, on the third weekend of September, cities and famous institutions around France offer free guided…

Culture without the Crowds: A Romantic Trip to Venice

La Serenissima, The City of Bridges, Queen of the Adriatic… The floating city of Venice goes by many romantic sounding names but sadly, due to its popularity, it can be more tourist hell than dreamy getaway for two. Queuing for hours for a public toilet does not exactly say ‘romantic trip to Venice’. However, if…

Your Guide to Notting Hill Carnival

Outside the capital, it’s a whole other country, and no-where is this more true than in London. While many cities have established a unique identity, sometimes far unlike their neighbouring towns, London has taken this to the extreme with its huge melting pot of cultures, identities, styles and flavours. This is a city that means…

The Best Beers around the World

There’s nothing better than a refreshing beer on a hot summer’s day, but do you know which beer is the most popular choice in the world? Apparently, neither did we. Turns out it’s a watery lager sold for roughly a dollar in China, called Snow. In fact, most of the beers in the top percentage…

Celebrate Swiss National Day 2017

Famed for its snow-capped mountain peaks and controversial chocolate, discover a different side of Switzerland this 1st August and join in the annual celebrations of the Swiss National Day. The Switzerland we know today was first formed back in 1291 as an allegiance between three cantons (or provinces), holding fort against the power of the…

Ibiza remains a jewel in the Mediterranean

Where in the Mediterranean can you sunbathe on a picture perfect beach in the morning, eat lunch in a 16th century walled town, spend the afternoon hiking in mountainous olive groves and round off the day with dinner in the world’s most expensive, Michelin-starred restaurant? You might be surprised to hear that the answer is…

Things To See And Experience In Berlin

This blog post was originally published on campingtourist.com Berlin is truly one of Europe’s great cities, and even when it was cut in two by the Berlin Wall[1], the city lost none of its mystery. Today, and as it was in the first few decades of the 20th Century, Berlin is a magnet for people…