Category: Europe

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

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

Best Places To See The Northern Lights

The lure of witnessing the elusive Aurora Borealis is strong, particularly as winter approaches. I’ve always wanted to travel to Scandinavia for a chance to see them but still haven’t quite made it – one day. But I have found the best places in Europe where you might just glimpse them. Inari, Finland The Northern Lights are…

By travelyoutopia October 16, 2022 0

Paris Rediscovered

OK, I’m going to say it. I’ve never particularly liked Paris. I’ve always found it a little over rated. But as I wandered the streets in the sunshine last week, going nowhere in particular I discovered a newfound love for the city. I also uncovered parts of Paris I didn’t even know existed, maybe because…

By travelyoutopia July 26, 2022 0

The Future Of Travel

If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that the freedom to travel is precious. With flights across the world grounded, hotel doors shut and most global destinations out of bounds, the way we travel and our right to travel has changed. And that’s set to continue into 2021. I’m a huge advocate of road trips. Since…

By travelyoutopia November 30, 2020 0