Discover the Allure of Lyon in Three Hours or Less 

Lyon, the Capital of Lights, so named because of its annual festival of illuminations, is so much more than the gastronomic reputation that precedes it. While you certainly shouldn’t leave without sampling the food, there are plenty of other attractions to sink your teeth into. Here are some of the best spots to check out… Read more

City Trip on the Quick: Budapest in Three Hours or Less

Budapest is an intriguing mix of old and new. The name might conjure thoughts of steamy thermal baths and classical music, but this city has a uniquely youthful atmosphere, bolstered by its huge student population and eclectic nightlife. Whether you’re waiting for a connection at the Franz Liszt International Airport, attending a conference or making… Read more

Discover the Best Spots for a Weekend Tour of the East Midlands

With its quaint stone villages and historic country estates, you could easily spend an entire weekend exploring the rural expanses of the East Midlands. However, there’s plenty to take in throughout the region’s urban areas too. Bustling cities like Nottingham are jam-packed full of contemporary art events and renowned eateries – you just need to… Read more

Party Like It’s 1735: Inside Vienna’s Grandest Summer Ball

Every year, ball season descends on Vienna in a flurry of white floor-length gowns and horse-drawn carriages. Cavernous dancing and dining halls at prestigious venues like the Imperial Palace and Vienna State Opera are transformed for one evening only into glittering fairy-tale scenes, complete with hoards of debutantes, sparkling champagne and silver-service courtesies. While Austria’s… Read more

The Independent Shopping Guide to Edinburgh

If you’re anything like me, one of the first things you’ll do when you get to a new city is figuring out where the best shopping options are. It’s nice to bring back a gift for a loved one, take home a souvenir or just browse a few shops to see what exciting things are… Read more