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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

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?



6 Ways to Pay Less for Business Class airfares


Written by Carolyn Sunday, 30 August 2015 09:10

Business Class airfaresUnless you are married to an airline CEO, travel frequently for business (and work for a corporate organization) or are a celebrity, chances are you will rarely, if ever, experience flying business class. Having enjoyed this luxury – and LOVED it - I’m always keen to find ways to secure business class seats for as little as possible. UPDATED WITH A READER'S EXPERIENCE: 30 August, 2015.


Europe Travel News: August 2015


Written by Carolyn Thursday, 27 August 2015 00:00

Europe-travel-newsVisitors to Europe in September can experience two fantastic festivals and this month's Europe Travel News gives you all the details, as well as information about 2016 European travel brochures.






6 week road trip through France and Italy: the costs revealed


Written by Carolyn Tuesday, 25 August 2015 06:18

6 week road trip through France and Italy: the costs revealedLast year when I returned from my European holiday I wrote about the costs we incurred on our driving holiday around Europe. The article has been very popular with my readers so I thought I’d give you a summary of the driving-related costs we incurred on our 2015 European trip.



Essential tips for travelling by train in Europe


Written by Carolyn Monday, 24 August 2015 08:00

austrian-trainWith such a vast, efficient railway network in Europe, it's little wonder that train travel is so popular. Whilst travelling by train is relatively easy (and very relaxing), there are a few things you should be aware of before you get to the station to ensure you have a smooth departure.  These are the procedures I followed recently when travelling by train around Europe. (Updated August 2015.)



What DIDN'T I see on my 2015 European holiday?


Written by Carolyn Tuesday, 18 August 2015 06:54

Yachts in Monte Carlo harbourBefore my most recent trip to Europe, I shared my itinerary with you and listed some of the things I hoped to see and do whilst on my travels. I was able to tick many of those things off my list but, as with all holidays, sometimes plans change or circumstances prevent us doing as we originally hoped.



Hotel Review: Michelangelo Resort and Spa, Kos island, Greece


Written by Carolyn Monday, 10 August 2015 10:23

michelangelo-resort-kosThe promise of five star accommodation, three swimming pools and rooms with sea views were the deciding factors in my decision to book at Michelangelo Resort and Spa on the island of Kos for the final week of our recent European holiday. And I’m so glad I did.





Apartment Review: La Vieille Maison, Provence


Written by Carolyn Thursday, 30 July 2015 07:02

La Vielle Maison apartment Provence, FranceThe warm welcome we received upon arrival at La Vieille Maison set the tone for our entire stay. Owners Annie and John Lupton greeted us warmly with a cool glass of wine, some nibbles and plenty of convivial chatter in their lovely garden before we settled in to our own (temporary) little piece of Provence.




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