Airbnb in Malta

Airbnb in Malta

It’s not big, but it’s darn enthralling – that’s the mantra down in Malta, a diminutive archipelago nation that’s washed by the warm waters of the southern Mediterranean right on the fringes of Europe. History in these parts talks of Turkish sieges and zealous Knights Hospitaller fighters. The cities – mainly Valletta, the capital – … Read more

Airbnb in Prague

Airbnb in Prague

As the Vltava River snakes its way through the heart of Prague, it passes the great Gothic rises of one of Europe’s largest castles, countless church spires, and the haunting saintly statues of Charles Bridge. And that’s just the beginning. This bucket-list city conceals beer taverns that slosh with Czech brews and bagel joints and … Read more

Airbnb in Athens

Airbnb in Athens

Athens isn’t just about the Acropolis, you know. Yes, that mighty landmark is a must for first-time visitors. It shoulders its way above the metropolis with its 2,500-year-old temples and mighty Parthenon, heralding tales of the world’s first democracies and great wars that forged the map of Europe. But in the districts below – the … Read more

Airbnb in Mallorca

Airbnb in Mallorca

Mallorca sits like a pearl in the tiara of islands that is the Spanish Balearics. Rolling down from the craggy tops of the Serra de Tramantura, it drops to gorgeous bays of white pebbles and rugged headlands topped by stone pines. The waters are famously blue and clear. The beach towns are every inch the … Read more

Airbnb in Hamburg

Airbnb in Hamburg

Big, boisterous and bold, Hamburg is the largest port city in Germany, and boy does it show! This is a metropolis with plenty of attitude, not to mention history, up its sleeve. Once the epicentre of the powerful Hanseatic League, its trading tendrils swallowed up the whole of the Baltic basin, and then Europe, and … Read more

Airbnb in Malaga

Airbnb in Malaga

The gateway to the sun-splashed Costa del Sol is a fascinating city of Moorish spires and majestic Christian churches, hugging a wide bay and harbour that are threaded by energetic fishing ports and glinting beaches alike. This is not your usual sand and sea Spanish destination. It might be surrounded by good-time resorts, but Malaga … Read more

Airbnb in Tenerife

Airbnb in Tenerife

Millions upon millions of travelers are drawn to Tenerife each year. Some come simply for the guaranteed winter sun in December and January. Others are allured by the gorgeous, glinting, gold-sand beaches that string around Costa Adeje in the south. Then you get the partiers and the cocktail drinkers, who infuse Los Cristianos with all-night … Read more

Airbnb in Stockholm

Airbnb in Stockholm

Hopping from island to island in the city centre of Stockolm is one of the most enthralling urban experiences in Europe. You’ll be drawn first to the fairy-tale lanes and cobbled squares of the Gamla Stan, where crooked merchant’s houses jumble down wonky streets before the great palaces of the Swedish royals. Next could be … Read more

Airbnb in Dublin

Airbnb in Dublin

Jigging to Irish ditties and swaying with foot-stomping folk pubs, alive with roaring rugby stadiums and the hearty taverns of Temple Bar, adorned with Georgian-era houses and medieval castles that date back to the times of the Normans, Dublin is one downright enthralling city. It’s a major weekend break destination for Brits and Europeans, thanks … Read more

Airbnb in Valencia

Airbnb in Valencia

Valencia is a feast for both the eyes and the belly. Gargoyle-topped churches and filigreed Art Nouveau architecture grace the cityscape, rolling through the maze of the Ciutat Vella to bohemian barrios like Ruzafa. Everywhere you go, the scents of cinnamon and spice and seafood rise and twist between the alcoves and the orange trees, … Read more

Airbnb in Edinburgh

Airbnb in Edinburgh

Crowned by one of the greatest castles in Scotland, bejewelled by a brilliant Old Town, awash with taverns dipped in drams of whisky, and flaunting fantastic Gothic and Baronial buildings by the bucket load, Edinburgh is a dreamy destination for a few days’ break. Delve in to wander the Royal Mile and witness the grandeur … Read more

Airbnb in Venice

Airbnb in Venice

With its twisting canals and bobbing gondolas, its Renaissance church domes and coffee-clinking piazzas by the Adriatic, Venice reigns as one of the most iconic cityscapes on the planet. It’s amazing, but not just because it’s built on water! A onetime trading empire that spread to China and India found its epicentre here, which explains … Read more

Airbnb in Florence

Airbnb in Florence

The powerhouse of the Renaissance and one of the world’s most artistic cities, Florence rarely fails to impress. Set in a wide valley over the uber-romantic Arno River in the northern reaches of Tuscany, it’s a handsome conglomeration of domes and terracotta spires and one particularly majestic Duomo. Most will come to seek out the … Read more

Airbnb in Turin

Airbnb in Turin

Turin sits in the shadow of the Aosta Alps in the north-western corner of Italy. And if that sounds like a pretty position, just wait until you see the gorgeous boulevards and stately Art Nouveau architecture of the city itself. Famed across the planet as the home of the revered Shroud of Turin (a holy … Read more