Europe

Written by Colm Hanratty

Five Villages in Dublin You Should Visit

Find the best villages dotted around Dublin for you to visit on a day out. Discover the best bars, walks and restaurants in each area that all the locals love.

Written by Kim Gillick

Hidden Dublin: 12 Cool Things to do While You're in Town

One of the coolest things about Dublin is that there are lots of well known, fun things to do when you're visiting. But there's a hidden Dublin too; things only a local would know, and we're revealing them. Check out our hidden Dublin list.

Written by Jackson Seifert

Study Abroad in Dublin: What you Need to Know

After a few weeks of settling in, I have just about grasped what student life is like in the fair city. I'm an American studying abroad in Dublin, and here is what I've learned so far.

Written by Colm Hanratty

Hidden Rome – 10 Attractions You Might Not Have Heard Of

Everyone knows the popular tourist spots in Rome but do you know the unknown ones? Find the hidden gems of Rome's tourist trail with our Homestay.com local guide.

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.