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I'm Carolyn, founder and editor of  I enjoy blogging about my travels in Europe and providing travel tips and reviews to help you plan your dream European vacation.  You can also read more detailed European Destination Articles for inspiration on where to visit and what to see and do on your travels.  Please feel free to leave your comments and share your experiences with our readers. Merci! Carolyn

Premium Economy: Is it a good alternative to Business Class?


Written by Carolyn Tuesday, 24 November 2015 06:09

SAS Plus Premium EconomyI think we’re all agreed that, given the choice, we’d all prefer to fly Business class over Economy, but the price difference usually puts paid to that. So what about Premium Economy - is it a good compromise if you can’t afford a Business class ticket but desperately want more legroom and a seat that reclines a little further?



Europe Travel News: November 2015


Written by Carolyn Friday, 20 November 2015 06:00

Europe-travel-newsIn this month's Europe Travel News, I feature Europe's first 5-star airport and tell you about a new Tourist Tax for Airbnb guests in Paris.





Even the best travel plans sometimes go wrong


Written by Carolyn Tuesday, 17 November 2015 06:57

Travel delays can upset holiday plansWhen we start making plans for that long-awaited holiday, we never imagine that anything will go wrong.  However, despite the most careful of planning, sometimes the unexpected does occur and a hiccup or two puts a spanner in the works.



Awesome gift ideas for travel lovers


Written by Carolyn Friday, 13 November 2015 06:01

LHR cushionDo you cringe when you see Christmas trees and decorations start to appear in the shops?  Does it remind you that you really need to start thinking about your Christmas shopping?  I admit to being a late shopper for Christmas gifts mainly because I can never think what to buy - until this year.  I’ve just found the most amazing gifts for the travel lovers in my family (that’s everyone, isn’t it?!!) and I might just have solved your Christmas shopping problems, too.



My favourite things about Europe


Written by Carolyn Wednesday, 04 November 2015 13:51

My favourite things about EuropeWhere do I start?  Regular readers will know that I just can’t get enough of Europe and, fortunately for me, I get to feed my passion for all things European once a year on my annual two month holiday.  Each time I visit Europe, I like to include a mix of new destinations and some old favourites but there often seems to be a recurring theme to the places I visit.  I guess you could say these are my favourite things about Europe and the reasons I keep returning.


How to get the best seat on the plane - without paying a fortune


Written by Carolyn Friday, 30 October 2015 06:12

Pre-selecting seats on flightsI don’t think anyone would disagree that the loooong flight from Australia to Europe in economy class is not something to look forward to. Therefore the seat you are allocated can make a huge difference as to whether your flight is just bearable or actually enjoyable.



Europe Travel News: October 2015


Written by Carolyn Tuesday, 20 October 2015 14:00

Europe-travel-newsIn this month's Europe Travel News, I tell you about Albatross Tours' decision to introduce three gluten-free departures on their Italian Grande Tour.



Hotel Review: A gourmet stay at Hotel Savoy in Selva (The Dolomites), Italy


Written by Carolyn Tuesday, 29 September 2015 11:28

Hotel Savoy Dolomites From the moment we drove into the car park of the Hotel Savoy, I knew this was going to be a wonderful place to stay.  First impressions count and I loved the alpine chalet-style look of the hotel, its balconies overflowing with summer flowers.




Europe Travel News: September 2015


Written by Carolyn Monday, 28 September 2015 00:00

Europe-travel-newsThis month's Europe Travel News features a brand new cliff walk in Switzerland's Grindelwald-First region, earlybird airfares to Europe, and details of two fantastic competitions where you can win a holiday to Europe.






What to wear for a long haul flight


Written by Carolyn Tuesday, 15 September 2015 15:58

Travel outfit for long haul flightDeciding what to wear on a long-haul flight can cause a bit of anxiety amongst travellers. With the flight to Europe from Australia taking around 24 hours, it’s essential that you wear comfortable clothing but what should your travelling outfit consist of?



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