The Rioja Wine Region – An Autumn Weekend …

According to those who know it best, the people who live and work there, autumn is by far one of the best times to visit the Rioja wine region of Spain. And here’s how to squeeze a whole heap of joy out of two wine-soaked days there.

Europe’s Best Value City Breaks

Need you budget to stretch further on a short hop to Europe? Here’s a selection of the very best value cities to visit on a weekend that are great value for money.

A Surf and Yoga Weekend in Portugal

Underneath the monastic minimalism of the Tipi Valley surf and yoga retreat, there lies a rich seam of goodness that quietly unpacks your modern baggage, one home comfort at a time. “Oh boy, this is going to take a bit…

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24 Hours in Dubrovnik, Croatia’s charm capital

If you have limited time to spend in Croatia’s white-stone charm capital, Dubrovnik, then this itinerary takes in the main sites of the city in just one day. It is ideal for those passing through, or those visiting Dubrovnik on…

Win a weekend to Portugal, Lake Geneva, …

With all this summer weather about – aka: rain – you may be ready for some heat, like me. So let’s pair you up with the perfect weekend freebie and see if we can get you some! Portugal, Lake Geneva or…

An Alternative Valentine’s Weekend in Paris

PARIS, France – The City of Light. The most romantic city on earth and just the place to go for a Valentine’s weekend. Unless, that is, you’d prefer a Valentine’s weekend in Paris that’s not a cliche. Then what do you…

The Weekend Alternative To Amsterdam: Utrecht

Whilst Amsterdam had its back turned, the city of Utrecht was busy putting itself on the map. In 2015, the Tour de France gave the Dutch city its tourism training wheels when almost a million visitors descended to watch the…

Stayokay Utrecht-Centrum: Exclusive first review

Hip new hostels open up a world of affordable city breaks for savvy weekenders – if you’re prepared to put your hostel preconceptions aside, that is. Smile there’s cake’ – the orange neon letters announced optimistically as I checked myself…