The heart of Aveiro is nicknamed the "Venice of Portugal" for its maze of canals overflowing with decorated gondola-like boats and humped bridges. If your jaw drops at this sight, then once you see the iconic candy striped houses lined up in a row a huge smile will break out on your face.
We’ve been reading article after article recommending little-known coastal boltholes, the best beach resorts and the must-visit European destinations this summer. Once you’ve finished reading this month’s round-up, you'll be on a flight to Europe to soak up the sunshine and swim in the Med.
The Azores may not be the obvious summer holiday destination; the beaches are mostly black rock and the restaurant scene is more local than flashy. However, if you’re looking to get off the beaten track and discover some of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe, this is where you need to head.
If you’re looking to escape the crowds, here are five European beach destinations that are, as yet, untouched by mass tourism.
Everyone has a to do list when they go travelling, there wouldn't be any fun without one. The "not to do list" is the one below; as you don't want to hand over your valuable travel fund to a foreign authority for dropping a sandwich crumb in front of a pigeon in Venice, or spend your leisure days reclining in a jail because you happened to kiss a friend goodbye in Dubai.
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