Europe

Written by Sally Meacham

An American Student in Dublin

I am an American student studying in Dublin for four months. At first glance, it didn't seem terribly different from the States. But looking closer, it's the subtleties that really make it different. Here are six things I've noticed.

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 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 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 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.