The best way to travel Europe is by train. It may not be the cheapest (flight prices can be ridiculously low), but it’s the most comfortable, relaxing, and easiest. There’s no need for the endless queuing like in airports, and most train stations are in the heart of the city. And you can enjoy the views along the way.
When you only own ten items of clothing, you are very selective about what makes it into your backpack. As full-time travellers with just carry-on luggage, we ask the near impossible from our clothes. They must be lightweight but durable, functional yet stylish, wrinkle-resistant, breathable, and quick-drying, can be worn for hikes and nights out, and go with all our other clothes.
Barolo is a small wine region in the Langhe area of Piemonte in northern Italy. Of course, people come here for the wine, but there are many more reasons to visit including the delicious food. The Slow Food movement originated nearby and this is a region that takes its food seriously. Expect to spend hours savouring multiple courses of rich dishes featuring fresh truffles, egg pasta, delicious cheeses, and local hazelnuts, all accompanied by glasses of the superb wines.
At this time of year we’re usually enjoying the sun in the tropics and thoughts of Christmas are far from our minds. This year is different. We’re going to spend Christmas in England for the first time in seven years! Finally, a Christmassy Christmas with family and friends, Christmas trees, carols, mulled wine, and, most importantly, mince pies! As we get excited about the festive season, we’ve put together this gift guide to help you find the perfect present for the travel fan in your life.
Most people think the Italian Riviera is the section of Ligurian coastline between Genova and La Spezia encompassing Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure, Rapallo, and the famous Cinque Terre villages. In fact, this is just one part of it, the Riviera di Levante (“the coast of the rising sun”). It’s one of the most beautiful areas of Italy but it gets very crowded. Italians know that further up the coast, stretching from Genova all the way to the French border, is a beautiful but less touristy coast, the Riviera di Ponente (“the coast of the setting sun”).