Looking for places to visit in Europe?

It's an exciting destination filled with so much diversity, history, culture, incredible cities, wonderful beaches, road trip opportunities, delicious food and wine and seasonal experiences.

I (Caroline) explored Western Europe for 10 weeks in a camper van with 5 girlfriends when I lived in London. We had a blast!

Craig and I lived in Dublin for a year and we have traveled the UK quite extensively.

This was way before travel blogging, so we don't have a lot of content written personally by us.

Once COIVD eases and international travel becomes more of a reality, we will start to explore Europe more as a family. We welcome any tips and suggestions on this blog and our social channels.

We do have some fantastic content on the best things to do in many of the countries of Europe including travel costs, itinerary ideas, road trips, city guides and more thanks to wonderful writers who have contributed their stories and recommendations.

Scroll through to the region you are interested in and be sure to join our free VIP email community so you don't miss any of our upcoming content.


Want to know how we've made a lifetime of travel for 22 years? This is how we make it work and have incredible memories to always share around the campfire.  Pop your name and email to join our community for insider tips and updates!


Here are our guides on two of our favorite cities, London and Dublin. They were written from the perspective of our time living there and some of the local secret's we discovered and things we loved about them!

London Highlights and Favorites from a 2 years working holiday

I love London. We have visited London many times on our travels. I, Caroline, lived there for two and a half years from 1997-99 on a UK Working Holiday Visa. I lived in the East […]

Local Tips on Things to Do in Dublin, Ireland

Craig and I lived in Dublin for a year in 2003. I was recently exchanging emails with a friend sharing my tips of things to do in Dublin when I thought this really deserves a […]

Arriving in London Alone and Without Any Money

My infected foot was not getting any better which seemed almost impossible to do in the dirty and humid air of Indonesia. Like a purple puff adder, it had swollen to double its size. Inflamed […]

Thank you so much for your inspiring, uplifting emails.  Because of the time difference, I get them early in the morning.  Reading them when I wake up helps me fill my day with hope and positivity.  Your family is full of love, and I'm so grateful that you share that joy with us.  Thank you so, so much.

Katharine - email subscriber


Greece Volos and Pelion region european destination on a budget

10 hidden secret destinations in Europe on a budget

Hidden secret destinations in Europe on a budget? Is that even possible anymore? Sometimes I feel like there are no parts left of the world to explore. With the popularity of blogs and social media, […]

Sharing tips on how to travel Europe on a Budget. Plus five European destinations on a budget for travelers.

5 Budget European destinations (+ saving tips for Europe

There are a lot of wonderful ways to experience Europe while staying on a budget. For most travelers, backpacking through Europe is at the top of their bucket list. With numerous things to do in […]

Why Book a 14 day Overland Adventure Around Europe by Coach?

Why would anyone want to travel more than 10,000 kilometres, visit 10 different countries and sit on their butt for long periods of time on a coach? Ahem, we did! We thought it was a […]

budapest hungary

Why you shouldn’t be afraid of Eastern Europe

This is a guest post by Ian from Eager Existence. For many years Europe has been popular among the travel crowd and backpacker circuit, but the assumption is always travel in the West. Is it […]

The village of Calella de Palafrugell (Costa Brava, Catalonia, Spain)

3 Secret Sun, Sea and Sand Destinations in Europe

If the idea of a summer spent basking in the sun on sandy beaches during the day and dining on seafood under the stars at night sounds great, but sharing it all with hordes of […]

Teaching english in Prague

Doing A Working Holiday In Central or Eastern Europe

This is a guest post by Roy from Cruise Surfingz If you’ve ever done a working holiday in an English-speaking country, you’ve probably had loads of fun and perhaps even met people from your home […]




FEATURED VIDEO: Adventures in Austria

Check out the extreme adventures Caz experienced on a short trip to Austria - mountain biking, Area 47 water sports and more. 


hidden secrets of Seville Spain

6 Hidden Secrets Not to Miss in Seville, Spain

By Craig Makepeace | April 26, 2011

Seville is located in the South of Spain, and according to a large majority (including me), it is the most beautiful city of the country. It is not surprising though that it receives more than 1.8 […]

Ios Greek Islands

7 Greek Islands you don’t want to miss

By Craig Makepeace | November 2, 2010

Trying to decide what Greek Islands to visit? Here are the personalities of 7 Greek Islands you don’t want to miss. Which is your favourite?

Cesky Krumlov Czech Republic

Three cities to Visit in the Czech Republic

By Craig Makepeace | October 26, 2010

Eastern Europe is becoming more and more popular for tourists to visit, and the Czech Republic is currently one of the most popular Eastern European destinations. So where should you go when you visit the […]

Brazen Head Pub Dublin

10 of the Best Dublin Pubs and Bars

By Caroline Makepeace | October 6, 2010

Ah, to be sure to be sure, Ireland would have to have one of the best pub scenes in the world. We had the pleasure of being a frequent visitor to many Irish pubs. I […]

Seville Spain

5 Reasons to Holiday in Spain

By Caroline Makepeace | September 22, 2010

Spain has been on my mind lately. I recently wrote a post about the San Fermin festival, and it seems as if everyone in the twitter/travel blogging world is talking about their recent holidays in […]

4 Powerful Ways to Travel More & Create Better Memories

Want to know how we've made a lifetime of travel for 22 years?

This is what gives us incredible memories to share around the campfire. Join our community for insider tips and updates!

Please enter your name.
Please enter a valid email address.
Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.
Scroll to Top