Tips and Inspiration for your European holiday

 

A few years ago a friend of a friend gave me a LUXE Paris City Guide as she knew I was soon to be visiting Paris. She had used the guide on her trip to Paris and raved about some of the great ‘finds’ she’d made thanks to their inclusion in LUXE Paris.

There’s no doubt that the flight from Australia to Europe at around 22 hours is a long one. Not surprisingly, many travellers prefer to break the journey with a stopover en route and Singapore and Dubai (to name just a couple) have long been favourite stopover destinations.  However there are lots of other exciting destinations to consider for your stopover en route to or from Europe.

Rated by CANSTAR as Australia’s best travel money card in 2016, and again given a 5* rating in 2017, Travelex have lifted the bar even higher with the release of their premium Travel Money Card.  It’s a new and improved version of the Multi-currency Passport and now sports a new design and new features.

In my recent article where travel bloggers shared their favourite UK destinations, there were so many new and interesting places to add to my bucket list that I thought it worthwhile to find out what bloggers regard as their European favourites.

Deciding what time of year to travel to Europe can be one of the hardest parts of the decision-making process, particularly for the first-time traveller.  There’s no single ‘best’ time to travel to Europe as every traveller’s preferences are different but there are a number of things to consider before you book yourself on that flight.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words – but it can also create a serious case of envy.  My list of ‘must visit’ places in Europe seems to be growing all the time and after stumbling across these photos recently, I've been inspired to add ten more destinations to the list.

Like most people, I’ve been hearing about Uber for a few years now but it was only recently that I used the ride sharing service for the first time. The best part?  Learning how to schedule (ie. book) a ride with Uber was really easy.

Australians have long had an affinity with Turkey and a desire to visit the country that straddles both Europe and Asia. From the majestic Blue Mosque in Istanbul, to the World Heritage site of Cappadocia and the WWI landing site of Gallipoli, Turkey offers something special for everyone. Unlike most other European countries, Australian passport holders (and most foreign nationals) require a visa to visit Turkey, however applying for a Turkish visa online is easy.

When planning a holiday to Europe, one of the major decisions you’ll need to make if you plan to travel independently, is how you are going to get from A to B.  There are lots of different transport options available in Europe and you might find using a combination of them suits you best.