Europe

Written by Mary Plunkett

8 Things to do in Madrid: architecture, cafes and places to enjoy the sun

The stunning capital city of Spain, Madrid has everything you could hope for from a city break: impressive architecture, world class museums and galleries, fantastic places to eat and drink, and all at a great price. Madrid is often...

Written by Guest Blogger: Phoebe Greenacre

5 places not to miss on Turkey's Aegean coast

With so many beautiful beach destinations in Turkey, it seems a shame to only highlight only five. My recent trip to the Aegean coast has left me blown away by the choice of sunny seaside villages to explore, not to mention sparkling, turquoise waters.

Written by Colm Hanratty

Know where to go in Dubrovnik after dark

Looking to explore the nightlife of Dubrovnik? Our guide will give you the lowdown on the best bars in Dubrovnik so you can explore this Croatian city in the wee hours.

Written by Mary Plunkett

8 things you must eat when you go to Sicily

Food and holidays go hand in hand and nowhere is this truer than on a trip to Italy. Each of Italy’s regions has its own dishes and traditions when it comes to food but the island of Sicily, is the origin of some of...

Written by Colm Hanratty

Local Tips for 10 of the Best Places to Visit in Spain

While visiting Spain, I’ve had a stab at Flamenco dancing, tried cooking tapas & enjoyed lots of sunshine. I’ve also picked up tips for lots of different destinations. Here are my top 10.

Written by Guest Blogger: Lianne Murphy

Driving the Copper Coast in Waterford

Guest blogger and Ireland-travel aficionado Leanne shares her perfect route when driving the Copper Coast in Waterford.

Written by Colm Hanratty

Five of the Best 'Snugs' in Dublin Pubs

Looking for a quiet pub for a pint in Dublin? A snug may be just the place for you. Read about these fascinating nooks of Irish history with our Homestay.com guide.

Written by Mary Plunkett

Where to Surf: the Best of Europe's Beaches

Planning a surfing holiday in Europe? Here are the 7 best destinations for beginner and advanced surfers to catch some waves in Europe.

Written by Mary Plunkett

10 of the Best Breakfasts in Paris

Find the best breakfast and brunch cafés in Paris with our Homestay.com expert guide. Discover Paris with our tips on the best eggs, croissants and coffee to try.

Written by Kim Gillick

French Riviera: Cities and Towns to Stay or Stop-off in

Whether you're heading to the south of France for the Cannes Film Festival, or for a tour of the Riviera, here are five towns to take in on the way.