If you think an island holiday in Europe means crowded beaches, overpriced menus, and thumping music, think again. We share 10 of the best off the beaten path islands in Europe to visit to get away from it all.
To celebrate my 40th birthday, I’m sharing the 30 best travel experiences I had during my thirties covering Europe, Africa, and the Americas!
Les Plus Beaux Villages de France are rural villages with historic buildings and services for tourists. We explain the program and share our 10 favourite beautiful French villages.
We share our the ten best ruins and ancient historical sites we’ve visited in Europe from castles to aqueducts to a classical theatre.
As much as we love all natural environments, we love being on the coast most of all. We share the best beaches in the world we’ve visited so far.
Our final day in Sardinia, we wanted to escape to nature. The sun was shining, but it was cool and windy, so it wasn’t a day for lying on the beach.
Instead, we headed to Lago di Baratz, a lake and nature preserve north of Alghero. It looked perfect in our guidebook – hiking trails through the woods, a peaceful lake and plenty of birds and wildlife to photograph.
Onto every parade a little rain must fall and, on day four, our Sardinian adventure got soggy.
Normally I don’t mind a bit of rain when I’m travelling. I just head inside to a museum, gallery or shop and wait out the weather. This was a bit of a problem for us however, as it was Easter Sunday and absolutely everything was closed.
Day two in Sardinia was my favourite of the five. We learned a bit of history, saw some fantastic beaches, made beautiful flower find and even did a tad of rock climbing.
We were up and on the road early to visit the Nuraghe Palmavera. Sardinia is dotted with over 8000 nuraghe but despite their prevalence on the countryside, little is known about these megalithic structures.