It’s summer and you’re heading to Spain but are unsure which Balearic island to visit: Ibiza or Mallorca. Both islands have turquoise waters, secret coves and stunning beaches. Both have incredible food: Iberico ham, Spanish cheeses, Padron peppers, suckling pig, heaps of paella and glorious wine. Both have gorgeous nature and a warm Mediterranean climate.
You’re excited to visit Portugal but can’t decide whether to visit the Azores or Madeira. Both are amazing islands off the coast of Portugal with a mild climate, lush green hills and fabulous Portuguese food. It’s possible to visit both the Azores and Madeira in one trip (there is a direct 2 hour flight from
The Azores are 9 volcanic islands located a thousand miles off the coast of Portugal with lush mountains, bubbling hot springs and rugged vistas. The islands are best known as Portugal’s eco-paradise and a haven for outdoors enthusiasts, but with the opening of several cool hotels, trendy restaurants and activities companies stepping up their game,
It’s summer and you’re figuring out whether to visit Corsica or Sardinia for your holiday. Both islands bask in the Mediterranean sun, have rugged interiors and plenty of gorgeous beaches. The 7 mile channel separating the two islands is crossed via a 50 minute ferry ride. If you’re not able to fit both islands into
These are Stephanie’s tips for her two week trip to Madrid and Barcelona with her husband and two boys, ages 8 and 10. The trip was focused on good food/wine, cultural activities (museums), and spending time outside.
Italy is amazing for so many reasons – vibrant culture, delicious food, stunning scenery and wonderful people. If you love Italy just as much as we do but have already seen the top sights, keep reading for our recommendations for the best off the beaten track Florence spots and Tuscany hidden gems.
These are Megan’s tips for her week and half long trip in the fall to Lucerne and Lugano in Switzerland then onto Menaggio and Santa Margherita in Lake Como and finishing in Tuscany. She and her husband are in their 30s and from Chicago. Their goals were to relax and eat good food.
These are Jennifer’s tips from her trip to Cuba where she spent 4 days in Havana and 2 days in Vinales. Jennifer visited Cube to experience the culture, see the top sites and eat good food. Jennifer travelled with a few friends, aged between 30 and 42 and it was the first Cuba visit for all.
These are Lucy’s tips from her trip to Cuba where she spent 2 days in Vinales, 2 days in Trinidad, 1 day in Cienfuegos and 3 days in Havana. Lucy’s visited with her husband to experience the culture, history, UNESCO sites, nature and enjoy the food and drinks. Each night at an AirB&B rental cost about
These are Rob’s tips for Turks & Caicos. Rob visited the islands for a destination wedding many years ago and have since been back 6 times! His most recent visit was with his wife and 3 kids (ages 5, 3 & 1).
Jenny’s tips for Madrid, Barcelona and along the southern coast from Cádiz to Valencia. She’s a freelance writer, solo traveller and eternal sun seeker. Her tips are best for a foodie, budget and culture seeking travellers who may not have been to Spain before.
Checkout Jo’s tips on hotels and where to eat and drink in Reykjavik and the South Coast of Iceland. She and her husband are from New York City and wanted to be active, eat good food, see as much as possible.
Lisbon or Porto, the southern capital city or it’s smaller neighbor to the north? If you have time, there is no “tiebreaker,” because both should be visited. This post is about comparing and contrasting, and if you unfortunately have to choose between the two, which to choose. The good news is you really cannot go wrong with either Lisbon or
These are Susan’s tips for where to eat and what to do in the Loire Valley. She splits her time between Boston and the Loire Valley, so she’s in the know!
These are Jake’s tips on where to eat from his frequent visits to Paris. He’s from Brooklyn, in his early 40s and travels with his girlfriend.
If you’re heading to Budapest, read this guide to know where to eat in Budapest! Get first-hand reviews of tasty restaurants, from low-key local favorites to affordable Michelin stars and tips on what to actually eat in Budapest!
Budapest is known for it’s nightlife and this guide is to the best bars in Budapest if you’re over 25 and don’t need to stay out until the sun comes up (not saying that you can’t though!).
This 5-day Madeira itinerary provides amazing tips on all the best places to visit in Madeira, like off-the-beaten-track hikes, spectacular viewpoints, and amazing meals.
Where do you live when you’re not traveling? Boston, DC, and Albany, NY Who went on the trip? A group of 5 girlfriends. What was the Trip? 5 nights in Havana with a couple day trips. What were your interests/goals on the trip? Experience the culture & people and learn more about its unique history. And
These are Ryan’s tips for 3 nights in Lagos in the Algarve. Get great tips on where to eat, go out and where to stay!
These are tips from Kelly’s luxury 8 night trip to Rome and Positano. You’ll get tips on great restaurants, hotels and tours.
These are Slava’s tips from his 5 day trip to Porto and Douro Valley in Portugal. Slava visited to relax, see the beautiful city and landscape. And of course, eat great food and drink great wine. Slava traveled to Portugal with his now fiance!
These are Amy’s tips from her trip to Portugal. Amy spent 2 nights in Lisbon and 6 nights on Sao Miguel island in the Azores. Amy visited Portugal to experience the culture, see the sights, go hiking, eat all the food and drink all the wine.
These are Sam’s tips from her trip to Rome, Italy. Sam visited Rome to relax, have some alone time, eat good food and learn some history. Sam spent $450-500 on her lodging. The hotel was fabulous and highly recommended. Sam also loved seeing the city on the back of a Vespa and learning about the Colosseum from PhDs.
These are Jessica’s tips from two of her trips to Rome, Italy with friends. Jessica visited Rome each time to experience the culture, sites and food! Jessica discusses here favorite places to eat and streets to wander around. Plus – details on the best neighborhood for nightlife.
These are Jessica’s tips from her trip to Palermo in Sicily, Italy. Jess visited Sicily to explore the culture, sites and food. The meal entrees ranged 6 to 14 euros.
These are Krista’s tips from her 6 day trip to Porto, Douro Valley and the Algarve in Portugal. Krista went with her other half to experience the culture in Porto and Douro Valley and to relax on the beach in the Algarve. The average price of the hotels was 225 euros and the average entree at the restaurants was 20 euros.
If you’re heading to Madeira, or considering a visit, read this guide to the Best Places to Stay in Madeira to know where to stay and get first-hand reviews of hotels.
These are Amy’s tips from her 6 nights on Sao Miguel island in the Azores. Amy’s from Boston and went with friends, they wanted to experience the culture, see the sights, go hiking, eat all the food and drink all the wine. The average price of the hotel was 175 Euros and the average entree at the restaurants we
These are Lindsay’s tips for her 4 day trip to Iceland in April. She’s in the food industry, so food was very important as well as taking advantage of Iceland’s outdoor activities. The restaurant price point was high and the lodging price point was mid to upper.
Alex’s tips for her trip to Iceland with two friends in October to Skaftafell, Lake Myvatn, Egilsstaðir and Seydisfjordur on the Ring Road in 6 days.
Amy’s tips for a 4 day trip to Iceland. Her goals were to be active, see beautiful scenery, be adventurous, then take a shower and have a nice meal after.
Catherine tips from her amazing 7-day trip to Sao Miguel island in the Azores in July with her husband. Our goal for the trip was relaxation, hiking, food and wine, and to get off the beaten path.
Heading to Italy and want to experience a fresh truffle (not the fake stuff you’re getting in the U.S.)? Learn where and when to find truffles in Italy from an expert!
Our friends at Murray’s Cheese agreed to chat with us about eating their way through Europe. Thank you Murray’s for your thoughts on tasty cheeses in France and Italy, savory meats in Spain and tips on local cheeses for times when you’re staying closer to home.
Croatia is a great alternative Mediterranean destination from Italy or Greece. But do you visit Split or Dubrovnik? Learn the pros and cons of each in this Travel Honey Tiebreaker.
You’re heading to Europe for one week and trying to decide whether to explore Italy or to travel through Croatia. Read these tips to decide whether to visit Italy or Croatia.
Reindeer, lingonberries, midsummer night festivals, fjords, cinnamon buns and minimalist furniture. Find out whether Oslo or Stockholm is a better fit for you in this Travel Honey Tiebreaker.
You’d like to go on a European city break to experience vibrant culture, eat amazing food and run around the beach. Barcelona and Lisbon are obvious choices; read on to see which city is a better fit for you in this Travel Honey Tiebreaker.
You’re deciding between Munich and Berlin or wondering if visiting both is worth the effort? Read on to learn which city is a better fit for you in this Travel Honey Tiebreaker.
Heading to the Alps and deciding between Verbier and Zermatt? We’ll help you decide which village to visit on your trip in this Travel Honey Tiebreaker.