Author: Kate Turner

7 Steps to Brilliant, Non-Boring Business Travel

A conference in Coventry might sound about as appealing as having a tooth removed, but the bonus of business travel is that you get to see places you might never otherwise have visited. For 'free'. For some workers, business travel is a chore. Being away…

Staying Local in Florence, Italy

Visiting Italy and living among the locals in Florence, Italy, one of our favorite Italian cities Local travel isn’t just about exploring the region on your doorstep; in recent years, there’s also been a trend towards living like a local when travelling. Rather than following…

Cafés and Culture in Cardiff

Consider adding a visit to Cardiff to experience the less rugged side of Wales Commonly associated with rugged landscapes and rugby players, there’s more to Wales than sweeping coastlines, strapping men and beautiful places to stay. The capital city, Cardiff, is an excellent choice for…

Where to Indulge in Edinburgh

Besides being a lovely place for sightseeing, Edinburgh is great place to travel because there are oh so many ways to indulge Although there are enough attractions to see when visiting Edinburgh to keep even the most demanding of sightseers occupied for weeks , there’s also plenty…

Visiting Edinburgh: a City of Two Halves

Grand and stately, fun and hip –  Visiting Edinburgh Edinburgh’s a city with more than one side. Scotland’s capital is a key fixture on the itinerary of most UK visitors, and given its mixture of history and vibrancy, it’s easy to see why. Divided in…

Visit Bath, UK: Modern Bath and Proper Tea

A visit to Bath, UK, in Somerset County, in its splendor throughout the ages On a Saturday evening in October, I was lounging in a rooftop pool watching the sunset over Bath Abbey. Yes, that’s right: Bath. In the UK – a country not exactly…
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City Break in Porto, Portugal

When visiting Portugal’s second city, Porto, I found it was possible to escape the rat race for a weekend and return relatively refreshed, with by a wallet that didn’t feel as though it had accompanied Paris Hilton on a shopping trip. Unlike much of Western Europe, Portugal still offers travellers excellent value for money, even in the main metropolises of Lisbon and Porto.

Visiting Madrid with an Expat

When I was living in Spain’s largest city, I played host to a stream of visitors and developed my own Madrid tour (tailored to my guests’ interests, naturally). So in order to test the expat guide theory, here’s my guide to seeing Madrid in a weekend.