The best alternative European beach destinations

There’s more to European beaches than the Costa del Sol.

A window into the past: the best historical sights in Alentejo

From crumbling castles to preserved palaces, this region offers an extraordinary insight into Portugal’s rich past.

A taste of Portugal: the best food and drink in the Alentejo

Find out what not to miss on a food tour of this oft-overlooked Portuguese region

Getting active in the Azores

With so many different things to see and do, the Azores are an outdoor lover’s paradise.

The Azores: remotest of the remote

Want to get even more off-grid? Author Murray Stewart shares some of his favourite hidden locations in the Azores.

Living the wildlife: Europe’s summer wildlife highlights

From wolverine to walrus & Europe has plenty to offer those searching for a wildlife-filled summer getaway.

A wine-taster’s guide to Alentejo

Take a tour around Alentejo and discover the best places to try fine wine in the region.

Europe’s autumn wildlife highlights

Autumn is an intense experience for wildlife-watching in Europe

Family-friendly wildlife weekends

Europe abounds in family-friendly wildlife-watching opportunities. Here’s James Lowen’s pick of the best. 

14 European national parks that you’ve probably never heard of

There are many national parks in Europe that remain fairly unknown. Here you can discover 14 of the best. Why miss out on visiting somewhere spectacular?