Author Profile: David Johnston

Travelsewhere

Travelsewhere is written by David, an Australian travel-addict, blogger and photographer who focuses on sharing the quieter, lesser seen pockets of Europe and the World. He has been travelling solo for more than 2 years now and is a lover of castles and dramatic landscapes.

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11 Sights to See in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

11 Sights to See in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Looking back at my posts from Romania, I realised that I only ever shared a post on places to eat from the Transylvanian city of Cluj-Napoca. That’s a pity, as the cosmopolitan Cluj was probably my favourite big city stop during my Romanian...   view more

Photo Series: The Magnificent City of Gdansk

Photo Series: The Magnificent City of Gdansk

Gdansk, Poland

One of my standout favourite destinations from my visit to Poland was the magnificent city of Gdansk. This port city on Poland’s northern Baltic coast is home to some incredible architecture and waterfront...   view more

Elsewhere: Kuldiga and the Venta Rapids, Latvia

Elsewhere: Kuldiga and the Venta Rapids, Latvia

Kuldiga, Latvia

Can you think of a place during the holidays that everyone seems to stop at, as they drive to and from their getaway? Somewhere to grab lunch or just pause at to break up the long drive? Well in Latvia, that stop is the small town of...   view more

6 Tips for Visiting Tallinn, Estonia

6 Tips for Visiting Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn, Estonia

I wasn’t particularly sure how to best share the city of Tallinn with you. As the capital of Estonia and its major tourist destination, if you’re heading to Estonia there’s a good chance you’re going...   view more

Embracing the Estonian Seaside in Parnu

Embracing the Estonian Seaside in Parnu

Parnu, Estonia

When people think of visiting the Baltic states like Estonia, its unlikely they think about spending much time by the beach. That’s more a southern Europe, Italy or Greece kind of thing...   view more

A Visit to the Charming Town of Cesis, Latvia

A Visit to the Charming Town of Cesis, Latvia

Cesis, Latvia

As part of my visit to the wonderful Gauja Valley, I planned a day trip from Sigulda to the charming town of Cesis. My time exploring the historic town reinforced how special this part of Latvia is, while furthering my understanding of the history of the country as a...   view more

Castles of Sigulda and the Gauja Valley

Castles of Sigulda and the Gauja Valley

Sigulda, Latvia

Just an hour away from the capital of Latvia is the small town of Sigulda. While often a day trip for visitors to Riga, I opted to spend a few days there to better explore the...   view more

Back in Brno for November, Again

Back in Brno for November, Again

Brno, Czech Republic

The city of Brno is the second largest city of the Czech Republic and the capital of the South Moravia region. It was established as a city in 1243 and became the capital of the Margraviate of...   view more

11 Essential Things to Do in Riga, Latvia

11 Essential Things to Do in Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

The Baltic States were always somewhere I’d been curious to visit and in August of this year I thankfully had the chance to do so. My first stop was to be Riga, the capital of Latvia and I was pretty...   view more

5 Reasons to Visit Skopje, Macedonia

5 Reasons to Visit Skopje, Macedonia

Skopje, Macedonia

The city of Skopje may just be my favourite capital that I’ve visited in the Balkans. As my last stop in Macedonia it was a pretty great way to cap off my enlightening and eventful...   view more

9 Things to Do in Ohrid, the Jewel of Macedonia

9 Things to Do in Ohrid, the Jewel of Macedonia

Ohrid, Macedonia

When it comes to tourist hotspots in the Republic of Macedonia, it’s hard to go past the majestic Lake Ohrid. This vast lake lies in the southwestern corner of the country on the border with Albania. As a landlocked country, Lake Ohrid is the closest Macedonia comes to having a...   view more

Exploring the War Remnants of Karosta, Latvia

Exploring the War Remnants of Karosta, Latvia

Liepaja, Latvia

Walking out of the city of Liepāja on Latvia’s southern coast one morning, I couldn’t have guessed where I would end up later that day. After spending the previous day exploring Liepāja, I had decided to venture north of the canal and visit the neighbourhood of...   view more

The Many Surprises of Tetovo, Macedonia

The Many Surprises of Tetovo, Macedonia

Tetovo, Macedonia

In Ohrid, the end of my time in Macedonia was drawing near with my last stop being the nation’s capital of Skopje. Still wanting to see more of the country, I decided to squeeze an extra destination in before reaching my final...   view more

Elsewhere: Prilep, Republic of Macedonia

Elsewhere: Prilep, Republic of Macedonia

Prilep, Macedonia

The city of Prilep has a long and illustrious history, stretching back beyond the Romans to Ancient Macedonia. Many of the events that shaped the city happened between the 11th and 14th centuries, when the city bounced between the Bulgarian Empires, the Byzantines and the Kingdom of...   view more

What to See in Poznan, Poland

What to See in Poznan, Poland

Poznan, Poland

It’s rather peculiar that the city of Poznan in Western Poland isn’t a larger tourist destination. While Poznan is one of the biggest cities in Poland, it’s nowhere near as well-known to tourists as Krakow, Warsaw or...   view more

Elsewhere: Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Elsewhere: Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Veliko Tarnovo may not be a large city today, but it has some rich pedigree. It was once the grand capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire from the 12th to 15th centuries. During this period, Bulgaria was a powerhouse of the Balkans and many historic heroes, like Ivan Asen II, lived during that...   view more

Plovdiv, An Ancient City with Youthful Spirit

Plovdiv, An Ancient City with Youthful Spirit

Plovdiv, Bulgaria

After enjoying Bulgaria’s coast for two weeks, it was time to head inland. Having only seen the seaside parts of the country, I wasn’t sure what to expect with my first stop in the city of...   view more

11 Essential Things to Do in Brasov

11 Essential Things to Do in Brasov

Brasov, Romania

Romania’s city of Brașov is kind of a perfect reflection for the country’s Transylvanian region. The city has all the elements that make Transylvania such a captivating place, available to you in a single...   view more

What to See in Sibiu, Romania

What to See in Sibiu, Romania

Sibiu, Romania

Today, Sibiu is a shining example of Transylvanian architecture and history, boasting an impressive historical old town. The old town is divided into the Upper Town, which was once the citadel with its masterfully restored houses, and the Lower Town that lies beyond the citadel’s...   view more

Dining in Cluj – Four Ways

Dining in Cluj – Four Ways

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

For my visit to Cluj, I knew it to be a major city of Transylvania and so expected that I would explore its cityscape and Transylvanian urban life. While I did explore these aspects of Cluj, it didn’t feel like the sreets, landmarks and urban life were its most interesting...   view more

Elsewhere: Oradea, Romania

Elsewhere: Oradea, Romania

Oradea, Romania

For an emerging travel destination, there are still quite a few places in Romania that have yet to fully pop up on tourist’s radars. Most certainly one of these is the understated city of Oradea by the country’s border with...   view more

Elsewhere: Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Elsewhere: Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jajce, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Jajce actually has quite a distinguished pedigree. It was once the capital of the Kingdom of Bosnia during the Middle Ages before falling to the Ottoman’s in the 16th century. This goes to explain the town’s hilltop fortress and the quaint stone walls that surround the...   view more

A Bratislava Day Trip from Vienna

A Bratislava Day Trip from Vienna

Bratislava, Slovakia

When visiting Vienna, there’s so much to see and do that I can’t imagine you running out of things to do. However if you do, or want to see something a little different, then you also have the opportunity of a Bratislava day...   view more

Elsewhere: Vigo, Spain

Elsewhere: Vigo, Spain

Vigo, Spain

Spain is a country of overwhelming choices. Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Majorca, the list goes on. You’re never going to run out of places to visit. But if you’re already passed through all the highlights, where...   view more

Elsewhere: Aveiro, Portugal

Elsewhere: Aveiro, Portugal

Aveiro, Portugal

Aveiro, once a small fishing town, is now an emerging tourist destination for Portugal. Located south of Porto on Portugal’s Atlantic coast, Aveiro is a petite port city known for its production of salt and...   view more

14 Lisbon Sights to See

14 Lisbon Sights to See

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal is a lively place that has plenty to offer those that chose to journey there. While maybe not as flashy as many of the other European capitals, it does have a lot going for...   view more

Elsewhere: Olomouc, Czech Republic

Elsewhere: Olomouc, Czech Republic

Olomouc, Czech Republic

Olomouc is a modest city, host to a compact old town inside some subtle city walls. For a small and little heard of place, Olomouc has a surprising number of things to see with an abundance of fountains and...   view more

Elsewhere: Białystok, Poland

Elsewhere: Białystok, Poland

Bialystok, Poland

While it may not be able to compete with the heavy-hitters like Krakow and Warsaw, I found Białystok to be a pleasant first step in exploring Poland and hope you’ll find something to your liking...   view more

11 Sights to See in Kaunas, Lithuania

11 Sights to See in Kaunas, Lithuania

Kaunas, Lithuania

I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by Kaunas, from its lively atmosphere to the many landmarks I soon came to learn about. So here is my list of the essential sights to see in the city of...   view more

The Charming Medieval City of Torun, Poland

The Charming Medieval City of Torun, Poland

Torun, Poland

Torun just oozes medieval charm and its hard not to feel like you’re visiting a different century. Enjoy the following guide through the delightful sights of...   view more

5 Big Reasons to Visit Warsaw, Poland

5 Big Reasons to Visit Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw, Poland

What makes Warsaw such an interesting city to visit is the vast range of things to do in this modern metropolis. Warsaw isn’t just an old town and nothing more, not that Krakow is...   view more

16 Essential Things to Do in Perugia, Italy

16 Essential Things to Do in Perugia, Italy

Perugia, Italy

For whatever reason, I was intrigued by the idea of visiting the city of Perugia in the Umbria region of Italy. So when I found decent flights for my visit home to Australia out of Rome, I decided to visit a few places in Italy on the way. Perugia was the first place on my...   view more

11 Sights to See in Wroclaw, Poland

11 Sights to See in Wroclaw, Poland

Wroclaw, Poland

The city of Wrocław in western Poland is somewhat of a paradox; it’s one of Poland’s largest tourist destinations and yet you seemingly here very little about...   view more

A Day Trip Pilgrimage to Assisi, Italy

A Day Trip Pilgrimage to Assisi, Italy

Assisi, Italy

If it weren’t for one man, the story of the small Italian town of Assisi would be vastly different. The town would have been relegated to the still prestigious ranks of being yet another awfully scenic hilltop...   view more

Elsewhere: Lively and Lovely Leuven, Belgium

Elsewhere: Lively and Lovely Leuven, Belgium

Leuven, Belgium

How the city of Leuven isn’t a bigger deal in Belgium is beyond me. This small city in the region of Flanders is simply full to the brim with stellar attractions that I think can stand toe-to-toe with Belgium’s...   view more

My Favourite Moments Visiting Krakow, Poland

My Favourite Moments Visiting Krakow, Poland

Krakow, Poland

Arguably Poland’s most popular tourist destination, visiting Krakow is a dreamland for those who love historic old towns and exploring local culture. Given how much praise I had heard for it beforehand, I arrived to the city in Poland’s south cautiously...   view more

The Quaint Mining Town of Roros, Norway

The Quaint Mining Town of Roros, Norway

Roros, Norway

Norway is very much a country known for its coast and with good reason. One word – fjords. When I was planning my trip to Norway back in 2014, I realised that every single place I had planned was on the country’s coast....   view more

11 Things to Do in the Three Cities, Malta

11 Things to Do in the Three Cities, Malta

Birgu, Malta

For many visitors to Malta, the nation’s capital of Valletta is the main Maltese city that they will explore. But it by no means the only city on the islands and you need only look across The Grand Harbour for...   view more

A Day in Kampong Cham, Cambodia

A Day in Kampong Cham, Cambodia

Kampong Cham, Cambodia

When I decided to take a tour through Cambodia in 2014, there were only a couple of places that I really knew of and wanted to see. I was interested in visiting the nation’s capital of Phnom Penh and of course, Angkor...   view more

Delving into the War History of Ypres, Belgium

Delving into the War History of Ypres, Belgium

Ypres, Belgium

Today, the town of Ypres in Belgian’s West Flanders region is ultimately defined by a single event in its history – the First World War. Situated by the French border, Ypres saw some of the largest and most devastating battles of the war from 1914 to...   view more

Climbing the Stairway to Heaven in Lamego, Portugal

Climbing the Stairway to Heaven in Lamego, Portugal

Lamego, Portugal

Often it can be a single image that inspires me to visit somewhere. This was indeed the case when I decided to visit Lamego, a small city in Portugal’s Norte Region. I’m not going to fault you for not having heard of...   view more

15 Essential Things to Do in Antwerp, Belgium

15 Essential Things to Do in Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp, Belgium

When I lived in Belgium as a young kid, Antwerp was the nearest big city to us. We were in a small town so Antwerp felt enormous in comparison. As it turns out Antwerpen is actually that large, being Belgium’s 2nd largest metropolitan area after the capital,...   view more

6 Reasons Why Lucca is My Favourite City in Italy Right Now

6 Reasons Why Lucca is My Favourite City in Italy Right Now

Lucca, Italy

Italy has no shortage of incredible, idyllic cities that conjure up romantic holiday notions. Truly the same goes for the ever-popular region of Tuscany. Here you find powerhouse destinations like Florence, Siena and Pisa that are each exceedingly popular with tourists to...   view more

The Majestic Valleys of Vila Real, Portugal

The Majestic Valleys of Vila Real, Portugal

Vila Real, Portugal

Except for its border along the popular Douro Valley, the district of Vila Real in Northern Portugal is firmly off the tourist trail. The district features the fertile, rolling hills that the Douro Valley is becoming increasingly known...   view more

Stella Artois Brewery Tour in Leuven, Belgium

Stella Artois Brewery Tour in Leuven, Belgium

Leuven, Belgium

For those who drink, an unmissable part of visiting Belgium is the chance to explore its beer culture. Aside from drinking copious amounts of different beers, another way is to go on a tour of one of the country’s...   view more

Elsewhere: The Cultured Elegance of Viseu, Portugal

Elsewhere: The Cultured Elegance of Viseu, Portugal

Viseu, Portugal

True to form, I don’t really remember why I decided to make Viseu my first stop on my trip to Portugal this year. It’s likely it’s because it was logically positioned as a stop between Salamanca in Spain and Portugal’s...   view more

11 Sights to See in the Clifftop City of Orvieto, Italy

11 Sights to See in the Clifftop City of Orvieto, Italy

Orvieto, Italy

During my short winter trip through Italy in January, the city of Orvieto was the only one destination I knew I wanted to see from the outset. Another majestic destination in Umbria, I was thrilled by the concept of visiting another mostly overlooked...   view more

Visiting Kőszeg, the Delightful Jewel Box of Hungary

Visiting Kőszeg, the Delightful Jewel Box of Hungary

Koszeg, Hungary

A long time before I thought of taking a trip through Hungary, I’d been looking at possible day trips from Vienna. The border between Austria and Hungary isn’t all that far from the capital and several promising spots had popped up in my digging. One of these was the small town of...   view more

Arezzo, the Forgotten City of Tuscany

Arezzo, the Forgotten City of Tuscany

Arezzo, Italy

Arezzo has a strong historical and cultural pedigree of its own, much like its busier neighbours. The city sits in the region’s east at an important crossroads between many of Italy’s central...   view more

5 Reasons to Visit Keszthely by Lake Balaton, Hungary

5 Reasons to Visit Keszthely by Lake Balaton, Hungary

Keszthely, Hungary

Looking at a map of Hungary or even Central Europe, it’s hard not to notice the large lake in the west of the country. This is Lake Balaton, one of the main geographic features of this relatively flat country, maybe after the Danube...   view more

Photo Series: Mdina, the Silent City of Malta

Photo Series: Mdina, the Silent City of Malta

Mdina, Malta

Once the capital of Malta, the fortified city of Mdina lies near the middle of the Mediterranean island. This location alone makes Mdina an interesting spot to visit, since so many of Malta’s landmarks rest along the country’s rugged...   view more

9 Things to Do in Guimaraes, Portugal

9 Things to Do in Guimaraes, Portugal

Guimaraes, Portugal

The small city of Guimaraes is another delightful destination for those willing to scratch the surface of what Portugal has to offer. Tucked away in northern Portugal, Guimarães could be simply seen as an easy day trip from Porto. However, that really wouldn’t be doing this quaint city...   view more

Making the Most of A Rainy Day Visiting Tournai, Belgium

Making the Most of A Rainy Day Visiting Tournai, Belgium

Tournai, Belgium

First of all though, let me share a little on Tournai itself. The city of 70,000 people lies in the westernmost reaches of Wallonia, right against the French border. It’s in fact far closer to French cities Lille and Roubaix than it is any other major Belgian...   view more

Wandering in the Old Town of Sopron, Hungary

Wandering in the Old Town of Sopron, Hungary

Sopron, Hungary

During my frequent stops in Vienna, I became increasingly curious about visiting the awfully close border towns of Hungary like Kőszeg and Sopron. While both are perfectly manageable day trips from Vienna, I simply never got around tot hem while I was...   view more

Capturing the Devastating Beauty of Subotica, Serbia

Capturing the Devastating Beauty of Subotica, Serbia

Subotica, Serbia

Secluded in the far north of Serbia lies the small city of Subotica. Nestled by the Hungarian border, this quiet city is home to its fair share of beautiful sights. From its ornate architecture to its relaxed, verdant streets, Subotica is the perfect kind of destination to simply stroll...   view more

9 Helpful Tips and Local Advice for Visiting Brussels

9 Helpful Tips and Local Advice for Visiting Brussels

Brussels, Belgium

My time in Brussels earlier in the year was divided between my own independent sightseeing around its major attractions and then being shown a more local side to the city from friends who live there. It was fascinating to see how often these two approaches overlapped, but also where they...   view more

Elsewhere: Vibrant Southern City of Szeged, Hungary

Elsewhere: Vibrant Southern City of Szeged, Hungary

Szeged, Hungary

Home to cheerful architecture and a lively student atmosphere, the southern city of Szeged is one of Hungary’s most endearing destinations. Wedged by the borders of both Serbia and Romania, Szeged is the third largest city in Hungary and not one to disappoint...   view more

Nazaré, Central Portugal’s Alternative to the Algarve

Nazaré, Central Portugal’s Alternative to the Algarve

Nazare, Portugal

Like many of the Algarve towns, Nazaré began as a humble fishing village. However, it hasn’t had decades of European tourists descend on it every summer. The town’s popularity has soared in recent years thank to the local surf culture, but it still clings strongly to its...   view more

8 Easy Things to Do in Novi Sad, Serbia

8 Easy Things to Do in Novi Sad, Serbia

Novi Sad, Serbia

The city of Novi Sad in Serbia’s north can be a tricky one to unpack. Lying on the banks of the Danube River, the city manages to somehow juggle a bunch of opposing characteristics. Novi Sad is Serbia’s second biggest city and yet seems mostly overlooked by...   view more

17 Essential Sights to See in Ghent, Belgium

17 Essential Sights to See in Ghent, Belgium

Ghent, Belgium

With a growing reputation as a fun and memorable tourist destination, the city of Ghent in Belgium is really starting to make a name for itself. A major city in the western half of Flanders, Ghent combines a youthful student atmosphere with some staggeringly beautiful...   view more

Boost Your Visit With These Special Porto Tips

Boost Your Visit With These Special Porto Tips

Porto, Portugal

Portugal has seen a huge boom in tourism the last few years and that’s partly thanks to the city of Porto. The northern city has fast become a beloved city break destination in Europe, due to its bohemian culture, scenic cityscape and famous port...   view more

Venturing off the Beaten Path in Vrsac, Serbia

Venturing off the Beaten Path in Vrsac, Serbia

Vrsac, Serbia

Situated in the far east of Serbia by the Romanian border sits the petite city of Vrsac. As part of my endeavours to see more of Serbia, I chose to venture out to see what the city was...   view more

7 Unexpected and Unusual Ghent Sights to Find

7 Unexpected and Unusual Ghent Sights to Find

Ghent, Belgium

Like any other city popular with tourists, Ghent has its fair share of major attractions. As one of the largest cities in the Flanders region of Belgium, you’ll find plenty of sights to see on a typical city...   view more

Peace and Quiet in the Capital City of Rabat, Morocco

Peace and Quiet in the Capital City of Rabat, Morocco

Rabat, Morocco

Capital cities seem to fall into two categories. They’re either these big rockstar destinations, a main attraction of their country, or something much more shy. Rabat, the capital city of Morocco really seems to belong to the...   view more

Falling for the University City of Coimbra, Portugal

Falling for the University City of Coimbra, Portugal

Coimbra, Portugal

There are few places in Portugal as steeped in living history as Coimbra. This city in central Portugal is a natural stopping point for those travelling across the country between Porto and...   view more

How to Make the Most of a Day Trip to Utrecht

How to Make the Most of a Day Trip to Utrecht

Utrecht, Netherlands

Although considerably smaller than Amsterdam, Utrecht is still the fourth largest city in the Netherlands. With strong historic ties to the Church in the Netherlands and the country’s largest university, there’s no doubt of its...   view more

6 Simple Reasons to Visit Belgrade, Serbia

6 Simple Reasons to Visit Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade, Serbia

A visit to Belgrade is not so much about visiting a list of star attractions than it is about experiencing the city’s feel and atmosphere. If you’re looking to experience the Balkans, picking the largest city in the region is a good way to...   view more

The Quintessentially Belgian City of Mechelen

The Quintessentially Belgian City of Mechelen

Mechelen, Belgium

Mechelen is almost perfectly located for visitors to Belgium.It sits neatly in between two of the country’s most popular destinations, Brussels and Antwerp.With such grand, important neighbours it’s easy to imagine the city being overshadowed, but this wasn’t always the...   view more

The Scenic City of Trebinje, Bosnia Herzegovina

The Scenic City of Trebinje, Bosnia Herzegovina

Trebinje, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Found right down in the very south of the country, Trebinje is considered the main city for this corner of Bosnia Herzegovina. With only 30,000 people though, it is by no means a large...   view more

9 Brilliant Things to Do in Taichung, Taiwan

9 Brilliant Things to Do in Taichung, Taiwan

Taichung, Taiwan

To be honest, the city of Taichung in northwestern Taiwan was a mystery to me. Although I only really had 24 hours, I managed to quickly delve into what Taichung had to...   view more

11 Sights to See With a Day in Nimes, France

11 Sights to See With a Day in Nimes, France

Nimes, France

Nimes is a moderate-sized city, with a rich history but even then you can hope to see most of its major landmarks in 24 hours. Would I recommend staying only one night? No, but if that’s your only choice, here are the sights in Nimes that should be your...   view more

Unravelling the Layers of Medieval Obidos, Portugal

Unravelling the Layers of Medieval Obidos, Portugal

Obidos, Portugal

Exploring Obidos quickly leads you down random alleys, into small gardens and before you know it, you’re standing upon its walls looking out over the town. If you’re thinking of visiting Obidos, this is what you have to look forward...   view more

A Day Out Discovering Cijin Island, Taiwan

A Day Out Discovering Cijin Island, Taiwan

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Taiwan is often thought of as a destination of metropolises. Visit Taichung or Kaohsiung in the south, and you’d find that hard to...   view more

10 Terrific Things to Do in The Hague, Netherlands

10 Terrific Things to Do in The Hague, Netherlands

Hague, Netherlands

It’s interesting when you only know a place due to one very specific context. For me, The Hague was always associated with the International Court of Justice and stories regarding war...   view more

A Humble Slice of Life in Leiria, Portugal

A Humble Slice of Life in Leiria, Portugal

Leiria, Portugal

There’s no shortage of interesting and enlightening destinations in Portugal, especially in the country’s central region. While there may be better known and more popular spots like Coimbra and Aveiro, the town of Leiria is an intriguing place...   view more

Reckoning with the Ancient Roman City of Tongeren

Reckoning with the Ancient Roman City of Tongeren

Tongeren, Belgium

Most of Belgium’s main tourist destinations happen to be the country’s main cities, like Brussels, Ghent and Antwerp. But among the list there is one outlier, a small city that also happens to predate all of its...   view more

How to Make the Most of a Day Trip to Lille, France

How to Make the Most of a Day Trip to Lille, France

Lille, France

A modern city with a historical core, there’s no shortage of things to see in Lille. The fifth largest urban area in France, Lille is not a ‘lil destination. In fact, while a day trip is a good choice if you’re short on time, there’s certainly enough to do to justify several days in the...   view more

Photo Series: Life by the Canals of Delft, Netherlands

Photo Series: Life by the Canals of Delft, Netherlands

Delft, Netherlands

More and more I’m finding that it’s the smaller cities in Europe that leave me wanting more. Delft is further proof that the Netherlands is home to a whole slew of destinations beyond the capital...   view more

The Vibrant, Revolutionary Spirit of Timisoara, Romania

The Vibrant, Revolutionary Spirit of Timisoara, Romania

Timisoara, Romania

Still not fully appreciated by international tourists, Romania is a far bigger country than people realise. Visitors tend to focus on the gothic mystique of Transylvania and the nation’s capital Bucharest, but the country has plenty more to...   view more