Brooke Addis, Author at Travelfoot

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

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 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 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 Porto

Airbnb in Porto

Porto is a pretty picture of tile-fronted homes and red-tiled roofs, dropping like a waterfall down to meet the winding Douro River. The second-largest city in Portugal, it’s proudly different to the capital in Lisbon. Here, in the lush green lands of the north, the city flaunts fortified wines and comes hemmed in by surf-washed … Read more

Airbnb in Nice

Airbnb in Nice

Nice is one of the jewels in the sparkling tiara of the Cote d’Azur; a town of beautiful people and beautiful places that strings along the glinting pebbles of the Med-washed French shoreline. Stylish and chic, yet also historic to its core, this gorgeous town attracts sun seekers, A-listers, and anyone else in search of … Read more

Airbnb in Istanbul

Airbnb in Istanbul

Istanbul is an overload for the senses. One moment you’re dodging dangling copper lamps and silk saris in the Grand Bazaar. The next you’re gazing at the great domes of the Hagia Sophia. Then you’re lost in the historic court rooms of the Topkapi Palace, following in the footsteps of the Ottoman sultans. Then you’re … Read more

Airbnb in Copenhagen

Airbnb in Copenhagen

Cool Copenhagen is one of northern Europe’s most enticing capitals. The birthplace of New Nordic cooking and a hub for Scandinavian fashion design and furniture craft, it’s a dream-come-true for creatives. Meanwhile, the legacy of Hans Christian Andersen – Denmark’s own – oozes from the charming old town area, where the cobbled lanes and crooked … Read more

How to go from Paris to Milan

Paris and Milan have a lot in common. They are both fashion hubs, with a reputation for haute couture and beautiful people. They both sport grand architecture and buildings, whether that means the Gothic spires of Notre-Dame or the handsome turrets of the magnificent Milano Duomo. Each has its own unique cuisine, including saffron-scented risottos … Read more

How to go from Madrid to Valencia

The journey from Madrid to Valencia takes you straight across the heartlands of western Spain. Between dusty sierras and the lands where one Don Quixote used to roam, it could be a 300-kilometre, multi-day odyssey filled with flamenco dances and tastes of Manchego cheese. Or, you could smash it in less than 1.5 hours, which … Read more

How to go from Milan to Florence

Milan to Florence – it’s a trip that’s sure to whet the wanderlust. First, you’ll hop churches that have paintings by Leonardo da Vinci and devour saffron risottos in vintage Italiano cafes. Then, you’ll head south to the fabled capital of Tuscany. There, masterworks of Renaissance architecture meet priceless relics in the Uffizi Gallery, while … Read more

How to go from Zurich to Geneva

So, you’re looking to get to Geneva from Zurich? It’s easy to see why. Glistening lake waters, the outline of the Alps and even Mont Blanc, the amazing exhibits of CERN, and a charming old town all await in this bustling city of western Switzerland. Thankfully, the journey in from the banking hub of Zurich … Read more

How to go from Rome to Venice

No Italian odyssey could possibly be complete without exploring both Rome and Venice. In the famed capital, you’ll wander under the soaring arches of the Colosseum and glimpse the babbling Trevi Fountain. Further north, the Grand Canal beckons as it snakes by the stunning dome of Saint Mark’s Basilica in a haze of gondolas and … Read more

How to go from Paris to Nice

Paris to Nice is a journey from buzzing metropolis to chic riviera. One has the spires of the Eiffel Tower and the romantic cafes of Montmartre. The other is about sunning yourself on the Cote d’Azur, between pebble beaches and pine-topped hills. No wonder, then, that so many travelers try to do the trip each … Read more