Step back in time: A history tour through France

February 27, 2014 at 4:57 AM
Visit historic chateaux, battlefields and Roman ruins on a historic tour of France (Photo: Jim Trodel)

Visit historic chateaux, battlefields and Roman ruins on a historic tour of France (Photo: Jim Trodel)

France has a wonderful array of historic attractions to explore, from Roman amphitheatres and prehistoric cave art to Renaissance palaces and medieval fortresses. Step back in time and let history come alive as you explore historic sites in France. Here are just some of the historic treasures you’ll find in France:

Eight French ski resorts popular with the British

January 31, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Val d'Isere Photo: Andreas Bjarlestam

Val d’Isere. Photo: Andreas Bjarlestam

France is always a popular destination for new and professional skiers, but where in France are the British travelling to brush up on their downhill pursuits? We’ve looked into search activity on HomeAway and have found the top eight ski destinations in France that are capturing the attention of the Brits. So here are the most popular mountain retreats for 2014.

Hitting the slopes of Europe’s family friendly ski resorts

December 2, 2013 at 7:43 AM
Create lasting memories with your children this winter (Photo: Val Gardena)

Create lasting memories with your children this winter (Photo: Val Gardena)

Whether you’ve got toddlers or teens, skiing holidays with kids can be a fantastic way to enjoy the outdoors during winter and create special memories. Spending quality time with your children while you enjoy crisp mountain air is just priceless and with so many great destinations to choose from you’re sure to find one that’s a perfect fit for your family. Here are some excellent locations for a family ski adventure:

Looking at the world from above: Beautiful paragliding destinations around the globe

November 13, 2013 at 12:09 AM
Tandem paragliding at Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa (Photo: Derek Keats)

Tandem paragliding at Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa (Photo: Derek Keats)

There is something quite spectacular about taking in scenery from above. The world is full of wildly beautiful places and if you’re feeling courageous enough you can enjoy the view from above as you glide on air currents. Paragliding is not just for adventure-seeking travellers. Experienced paragliding tourists usually prefer the silence of a solitary jump, but the more inexperienced of us can always go tandem paragliding and leave our safety in the hands of a pro. If you want to experience the splendour of the world from above, here are some beautiful paragliding destinations from across the globe:

Under-the-radar summer destinations in Europe

June 2, 2013 at 6:08 AM
A trattoria amoung the sassi of Matera (Photo: vic15)

A trattoria amoung the sassi of Matera (Photo: vic15)

If jostling with summer crowds and sunbathing elbow-to-elbow with other tourists on the French Riviera doesn’t sound like the most appealing summer holiday destination, don’t worry there are still plenty of beautiful, off-the-beaten path destinations in Europe to explore. These little gems are far from the swarms of tourists and are a perfect summer hideaway; so if you want to avoid the crowded hot-spots, here are some under-the-radar summer destinations in Europe that are worth visiting.