Europe

Written by Colm Hanratty

The Biggest and Best European Festivals in 2017

People travel for many reasons. Some travel for food, some travel for culture, some travel for the weather. Others follow the festivals. Here are 10 of Europe’s biggest festivals to take place before the end of 2017.

Written by Mary Plunkett

Weekend Getaways for Some Winter Sun

The short winter days and chill in the air can leave even the best of us craving a bit of warm sunshine from time to time. Here's our guide to some great winter sun spots in Europe.

Written by Michelle O'Beirne

Christmas Shopping Trips: 5 Short Breaks Where You Can Pick up Some Unique Gifts

With the Christmas season fast approaching, we've all got Christmas shopping in mind. To give you a little inspiration, we've put together five of our favourite European cities for buying Christmas presents.

Written by Michelle O'Beirne

Discovering Northern Ireland: Adventures in Belfast and Beyond

Discover the must-see attractions in Belfast and Northern Ireland as well as some helpful recommendations on restaurants, cafés and where to stay.

Written by Mary Plunkett

Find the Bars With the Best Pintxos San Sebastián Has to Offer

Exploring the pintxo bars in San Sebastián can be intimidating so work your way through this list to round off the top spots in the Basque city of Donostia.

Written by Michelle O'Beirne

Dublin Travel Tips and Adventures in the Sahara

Travel inspiration from Homestay.com's David. Read his top tips for his native Dublin and his adventures in the Sahara Desert and beyond.

Written by Mary Plunkett

The Best Brunch Berlin has to Offer

Discover Berlin's best breakfast cafés with the local guide from Homestay.com. Find the best brunches in Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain to set you up for the day.

Written by Michelle O'Beirne

Find Web Summit Accommodation in Lisbon and Stay with a Local

Stay with a local when you visit Lisbon for the Web Summit this November with affordable homestay accommodation. Rent a room with a host family when you travel.

Written by David Rafferty

Tales of a Homestay traveller: from Dublin to the world (and back again)

Say hello to Sarah, our PR Lead at Homestay.com. A Dublin native and former travel journalist, Sarah tells us all about her favourite spots in Dublin, as well as her most memorable adventures from around the world. Read on to learn about her travel tips from here, there and back again!

Written by David Rafferty

5 of the best cities in Andalusia – and when to see them

Steeped in history and culture, Andalusia in the south of Spain has to be experienced. Get inspired with our list of the best cities in the region and when best to visit them.