Tips and Inspiration for your European holiday

 

Once every decade, in the small Bavarian town of Oberammergau, a unique event takes place.  It’s known as the Passion Play and involves up to 2,000 locals re-enacting the story of Christ’s crucifixion. 

The speed and efficiency of the European rail network is legendary and it’s one of the reasons that travelling by train is one of the most popular methods of transport in Europe. But travelling by train can be more than just getting from A to B - it can be one of the best parts of your whole holiday experience.

 

If I can’t be travelling in Europe there’s nothing I enjoy more than reading about Europe so I was thrilled to receive a copy of Janelle McCulloch’s latest book London Secrets: Style, Design, Glamour, Gardens recently.

There’s an old saying “If you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel” and this is something that I strongly agree with.  However there’s no point buying just any old travel insurance policy if it doesn’t provide cover that’s relevant to you.   

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 is the best time of year to travel to Europe for your holiday 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 visit Europe as every traveller’s preferences are different but there are a number of things to consider before you book yourself on that flight.