3 Of The Best UK Hotel Offers In January

January can be a bit of a drag so why not plan an adventure and get something in the diary to look forward to? Many of the best UK hotels have special offers running throughout the winter, designed to fill bedrooms during the low season. Book a UK staycation and escape for a while –…

By travelyoutopia January 24, 2023 0

Review: Santo Pure Oia Suites & Villas, Santorini

Santo Pure Oia Suites & Villas are located on the outskirts of Santorini’s most popular village, Oia, just a 15-minute drive from the airport. The resort has been designed in the style of a Santorinian village, with a design concept that combines traditional Cycladic architecture with unpretentious, contemporary multi-ethnic design. Travelling as a family with older…

By travelyoutopia January 23, 2023 0

Is Lisbon Portugal’s Hippest City?

Whether you want to party in the buzzy bars of the Barrio Alto or eat your way around the city, there’s something for everyone in Lisbon. Situated on the northern banks of the River Tagus (Rio Tejo), Lisbon is one of the best European cities to visit, any time of the year. Best hotels in…

By travelyoutopia December 13, 2022 0

4 Reasons Why You Should Visit Slovenia

I’m tempted not to share my Slovenia tips because the country is so surprisingly lovely I want to keep it all to myself. If you’re thinking about planning your summer trip, Slovenia should be high up on your list of places to visit. This teeny country, sandwiched between Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia, is so small,…

By travelyoutopia November 28, 2022 0

Alternative Guide To Manchester

There’s much more to Manchester than football and the Northern Quarter. This buzzing northern city is famed for its music, nightlife, food scene, architecture, shopping and fascinating history. In the 1800s it was one of the UK’s most important industrial power houses, known globally for its cotton trade. Take a walk around the city and…

By travelyoutopia November 14, 2022 0

3 Of The Best Christmas Markets In Europe

Christmas markets have always held such an allure for me. When I was in Berlin reviewing the 25 Hours Hotel, we visited the Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz, overlooked by the stunning Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. As we sipped gluhwein and ate gingerbread in cosy wooden huts it was hard not to get into the Christmas spirit.…

By travelyoutopia November 8, 2022 0

Top 3 Low Cost European Ski Resorts

Autumn is a time when thoughts turn to skiing and searching for the best places to ski in Europe. Every year I go through the same process: look for a snow sure resort that’s close to the airport (or around eight hours from Calais if we’re driving), research the cost of ski passes and cost…

By travelyoutopia November 2, 2022 0