Europe

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Athens International Airport Greece - LifeBeyondBorders

Athens International Airport – Greece. Why it’s a pleasure to fly from/to

Having travelled a fair bit, I've seen my fair share of the inside of airports.  Back in the 1990's, I even worked for about half a decade (that makes me sound old) at one...
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 can hit up to 33 C (91 F) or, in...
Things to do and tips on visiting Kastellorizo Greece - LifeBeyondBorders

Kastellorizo Greece

Kastellorizo - Greece: Where is it? Kastellorizo is one of those incredibly remote Greek islands that people tend to visit for a completely real Greek island experience.  Its distance from other islands and the mainland,...
Luxury on Kos island, Greece: Grecotel Imperial Thalasso

Grecotel Kos Imperial Thalasso

Having travelled a fair bit around the Greek islands (and further afield), when having the opportunity to stay in luxury, I'd primarily stayed in small boutique hotels such as Kokkini Porta Rossa in Rhodes...
Begpacking Comes to Europe - Life Beyond Borders

Begpacking in Europe. Trying to reserve judgement, but…

Picture this scenario: A sunny day in Athens at the start of spring 2017...I come across a controversial and, to me, distressing sight: two lads 'begging' for money to fund their onward travels.  They...
Best Alternative European Cities with Great Nightlife - have you been to any of them or have any recommendations of your own? Photo of Prague © Wanderlusting K

Best cities in Europe for nightlife

We all know London and Paris offer an eclectic mix of entertainment for anyone looking to make the most of their evenings, but what about some of those overlooked gems across the rest of...
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Paris Food Tour – an alternative way to experience the city

Paris, France is always a good idea, right? It's one of the most visited cities in Europe and oh la la! People fall in love with its joie de vivre, not to mention the...
Do's and Don't when travelling in Greece, from an Athens Resident - LifeBeyondBorders

Do’s and Don’ts in Greece – Greek Customs and Etiquette from an Athens resident

As a resident in Athens, LifeBeyondBorders presents to you a post about some Etiquette in Greece - a useful read to prepare yourself for your vacation to this beautiful Mediterranean country.
Mount Parnitha's Tatoi Royal Estate - a Day Trip from Athens

Mount Parnitha and the abandoned Royal Estate – Athens

Athens, Greece is a city blessed with it all; an ancient capital with enviable famous sites, yet also some hidden spots, see my Insiders Guide to Visiting Athens for more.  Within half an hour...
A Short Trip to Berlin

A short trip to Berlin, Germany – the Berlin Welcome Card

I've never been to Germany before, even though it's effectively on my doorstep.  I had reason to when I attended the ITB Berlin Travel Conference, dubbed as the: World's Leading Travel Trade Show. I only had...
Come and explore the Greek islands by sailing around them

Sailing the Greek islands

In total there are roughly 6000 islands scattered across the Aegean and Ionian seas around the Mediterranean in Greece, and yet only 227 of them are inhabited!
Tips for Travelling in Greece

Tips for travelling in Greece

I wrote a post a while back about Do's and Don'ts in Greece - guiding you all about some Greek customs and etiquette from an Athens resident, aka me. It's proven to be one of...
Peneda Gerês National Park - Header. A perfect day trip from Porto Portugal

Peneda Gerês National Park – Portugal. A perfect day trip from Porto

**My trip was arranged for me by Oporto Tours, specialists in this region, in order for me to research for Rough Guides.  Despite any complimentary services received, all thoughts and opinions remain my own** Originally...
Why you should visit Naxos Greece

Naxos, Greece – Things to Do

Being based in Greece, I am blessed with a choice of islands. And so I decided one summer night I would go to Piraeus, where most of the ferries depart from to the islands, and see...
Where to enjoy Slovenia nature in Europe - Krajinski Park Lahinja

Where to discover Slovenia nature – Krajinski Park Lahinja

During my first trip to the Balkan country of Slovenia, where I stayed at the luxury landscape resort of Big Berry, I was afforded the opportunity to explore my surroundings a little more. This was...
Come and see what it's like to stay in a luxury glampsite in Slovenia - LifeBeyondBorders

Glamping at Big Berry, Slovenia

In my time of travelling, I've never been to the Balkans.  I'd never visited Yugoslavia when it was a country and now divided into seven independent countries; Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro,...
Day Trip to Lake Bled and Ljubljana - LifeBeyondBorders

Things to do: Lake Bled and Ljubljana, Slovenia

Followers of my site will know that in September of 2016, I travelled to Slovenia for the first time where I stayed at Big Berry Luxury Landscape Resort and explored the Lahinja Krajinski Park....
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 presents with their families and wear tacky jumpers, others jet off on a festive holiday.  Whatever your plans for...
Picture Perfect Rhodes Old Town Greece

Rhodes Old Town Greece

Much has been written about my love of Rhodes, it's been well documented on this blog. It’s one of my favourite Greek islands, not least due to the famous Old Town. Complete with cobbled...
Cape Sounio Luxury Hotel, Grecotel © Grecotel Hotels. Situated about 50 miles outside of Athens, right by the Temple of Poseidon. Luxury at its best

Grecotel Cape Sounio – your luxury outside Athens

I'd stayed at a Grecotel hotel before, the Grecotel Kos Imperial Thalasso hotel on the Greek island of Kos.  Here I was introduced to the Grecotel concept: the fact it's a Greek hotel chain,...