A fertile green area of sublime natural beauty that stretches from Belgium all the way into France and Luxembourg, the Ardennes are the jewel of the Wallonia province. This unspoilt forest in the southeast of Belgium is located just a few hours from the port of Zeebrugge or Calais, making it the perfect active escape for Brits. Boasting deep wooded canyons, running rivers full of fish, and medieval hilltop villages, this region is popular with hikers, bikers and adventurers. Check out our guide to the best things to do all year round in the stunning Belgian Ardennes.
From the rolling hills of the French countryside to the historic canals of Bruges, Europe is home to a wealth of adventures to inspire young minds. Forget delayed departures, in-flight tantrums and baggage restrictions; a road trip gives you the freedom to go wherever you like, whenever you like and make as many stops as you want along the way. To help make your holiday as relaxed as possible, here are our favourite tips for a stress-free journey with your family.
Flying down a mountain while carving up fresh powder is every skiers idea of heaven. However, even the most prolific ski bums need to spend a day or two away from the slopes now and then to recuperate. Luckily there are plenty of incredible activities on offer that will set your pulse racing, without needing skies. We took a look at some of the most thrilling activities you can enjoy across the French resorts that don’t involve skiing.
Getting travel insurance can help provide peace of mind for anyone going abroad. While many still view insurance as an optional extra, it can be a lifesaver if anything unexpected should happen. We’ve created a list of the five most important reasons you might actually need travel insurance on your holidays.
Twinkling lights, the crunch of snow underfoot and the comfort of a steaming glass of mulled wine; if there’s one thing keeping many of us going during the winter it’s the welcome arrival of Christmas markets. The rich scent of roasted meats mingle with the homely smell of gingerbread, making these yuletide gatherings impossible to resist, even when the temperature drops down.
With the festive period almost upon us, we decided to share with you some of the most beautiful Christmas Markets in Europe.
UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites showcases both mankind’s greatest architectural achievements and the planet’s most naturally stunning landscapes, making them some of the most awe-inspiring places to visit on earth. While you may never be able to see all of the sites scattered around the globe (there are over a thousand at time of writing), there are many located only a short distance from the UK. To help you seek out these cultural hotspots, we’ve created a guide to five of the most beautiful UNESCO sites you can reach via ferry.
Europe is bursting with adventures to be discovered, stories to be told and priceless memories to be made. Whether you love blissful beaches, icy glaciers or quaint medieval cities, there is something for everyone. To help inspire your own escape, we’ll be sharing our favourite adventures across Europe, starting with the highest mountain in Western Europe, Mont Blanc.