Looking for somewhere to visit in Europe? From renaissance architecture in Paris to tapas in Barcelona or the adrenaline pumping activities in Croatia. Europe is a continent of diverse culture, cuisine and experiences. If you are stuck for somewhere new to visit, take a look at our top 10 European picks and the must see activities to enjoy whilst you are there.
When I first started EditsOfJo, I wrote quite a few book-related posts along with a number of book reviews (have a little read of Reasons to Stay Alive and Moondance). With an ever growing TBR (to-be-read) pile, I thought it would be a good time to restart the Book Edit, kicking off with my favourite reads of the year so far.
Packing for a holiday whether that be a weekend trip, a city break or a week or two away in the sunshine, is one of my favourite things to do. The holiday shop (unless it involves shopping for a bikini or shorts) is one of the best shops of the year. Going into your local store and stocking up on your first-aid kit, buying a ridiculous amount of lotions and mini-travel sized bits and pieces brings me a whole new level of joy. I think it’s a combination of buying a few new things for your wardrobe and the build up of excitement to the actual (and sometimes long-awaited) holiday.
Just over a year ago, my family spent a weekend away in the hugely picturesque Warwick. We took a long weekend off and slowly meandered our way up to Warwick from London via the Cotswolds. If you are thinking of taking a mini road trip to the Midlands, I would highly recommend these two places, particularly the Cotswolds if you are looking to explore quaint, typically English, villages.
Looking back on past posts, the last Month On Film series I did was back in April. Where has the time gone?! The last few months have passed by in an absolute whirlwind and the summer is already looking like it will be a fairly busy one. There are so many exciting things coming up, including the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe and a holiday to one of the Scottish isles.
There are so many places I would love to travel to, many of which are on the other side of the world (Australia, New Zealand and Fiji I’m looking at you) but there are actually some really lovely get-aways right on the doorstep. Last year, I visited the Lake District for the first time and was completely blown away by the views, walks and places to explore.
Just over an hour south of Edinburgh, across the border is the sleepy, coastal town of Alnmouth. With its own train station, it’s highly accessible from both London King’s Cross and Edinburgh Waverley and is just a stone’s throw away from other beautiful towns such an Alnwick and Warkworth.