What to pack for a Greek island holiday, in summer and autumn/fall

Greek island all round packing list

**For a free downloadable PDF version of this post, click here.** Many people head to the Greek islands in the height of summer, when temperatures...
An Insider's Guide to Greek Easter

A local’s guide to Greek Easter on the Greek Islands

Greek Easter is the biggest celebration in the Greek Orthodox faith, bigger than Christmas.  It's a time for hope, when Christ is risen and...

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Things to Do in Athens Greece by Life Beyond Borders

Fun Things to do in Athens Greece

When you're gathered with your friends, discussing your next European trip and possible city break,...
Old Town of Rhodes Greece - LifeBeyondBorders

Rhodes Old Town Greece

Much has been written about my love of Rhodes, it's been well documented on this...
The Best Places to spend Christmas in Europe. Have you been? Where would you suggest?

Best Places to spend Christmas in Europe

Where to spend Christmas in Europe Everyone celebrates Christmas differently; some people return home to exchange...
Filming location of the Crown - Burghely House and Rutland County UK - LifeBeyondBorders

Burghley House – The Crown Season 4 Filming Location

The Crown is one of Netflix's most popular TV shows - and Season 4 is particularly gripping [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiXEpminPms] With an all star cast - and...
A High Tea fit for Royalty at the Berkeley Hotel - Knightsbridge - London - LifeBeyondBorders

High Tea in London fit for Royalty – The Berkeley Hotel

Being from the UK, I've never thought of a High Tea London experience before. I get used to drinking cups of tea at home,...

Selections from Luxury

Where to stay in Porto Portugal - LifeBeyondBorders

Where to stay in Porto, Portugal

**Note: Despite any complimentary services received, all thoughts and opinions remain my own** My experience of Porto researching for Rough Guides, apart from the March weather...
Little Venice - a stay on a Boutique Barge - An alternative side to London

Little Venice – Living on a Canal boat with Boutique Barges

My hometown in the west country of the UK has barges along the canal - the Grand Western Canal.  It's incredibly picturesque and peaceful....

Selections from Reviews

Amphora Aromatics Travel Sized Products - LifeBeyondBorders

Travel sized toiletries – Amphora Aromatics

For someone who travels a lot, travel sized toiletries are a necessity but I find it’s vital for me to not necessarily rely on...
Little KooK Themed Cafe - Athens, Greece

Little KooK – most Instagrammable Themed Cafe in Athens – Greece

Greece is renowned for its mythology; the Gods, her ancient history and philosophers.  But fairytales?  Not so much. Hidden in the depths of Monastiraki...
Reviewing the Hynes Eagle 40L Backpack

Hynes Eagle 40L Review – The Best Carry-On Backpack to Avoid...

As a regular traveller and very frequent flyer, I really was on the lookout for a cabin bag I could comfortably take all my clothes in and my laptop yet be small enough to 'squash' (without creasing) into the overhead compartment, without being frowned at by a member of cabin crew
Turkish Baths in Athens - LifeBeyondBorders

Al Hammam Turkish Baths – Athens

Turkish Baths are not a new phenomena.  According to Wikipedia, Turkish Baths: ... a place of public bathing associated with the Islamic world With Greece's history,...