Budapest in November: reasons to visit and full guide for 2023

View of Budapest cityscape

Are you planning a trip to Budapest in November? Trees bearing autumnal colours, cool but not too cold temperatures, and a city that’s preparing for the festive season – there are plenty of reasons to visit Budapest in November! Whether you want to sip on Hungarian wine and enjoy hearty food, warm up in the […]

Winter sun in Europe: 32 best places + tips (2023/4 guide)

Historical Amalfi Old town on mediterranean Amalfi coast, Sorrento peninsula, Naples, Italy

Are you looking for winter sun in Europe? Just because you’re visiting Europe in the cooler months, it doesn’t mean you’ll be shovelling snow! In fact, head to Southern Europe, and you’ll find an array of coastal towns and cities with milder weather. The general rule is to go as far south as you can […]

Does it snow in Spain? Full winter weather guide!

Pradollano, Sierra Nevada, Spain

Does it snow in Spain?  The Southern European country of Spain is somewhere you’re more likely to associated with sunny weather rather than freezing winter weather.  But while most of the country has milder winters than elsewhere in Europe, that doesn’t mean that lots of snow is an impossibility! In fact, parts of Spain, largely […]

Does it snow in Madrid, Spain? Winter weather guide!

people enjoying the streets of snow, in the city of Madrid, covered by the storm philomena, january 05, 2021 in Madrid

Does it snow in Madrid? Can you expect a snowy trip in winter? The capital city of Spain is much more renowned for its scorching summer temperatures – but you might be surprised to know that snow can happen here! Madrid’s slight altitude and the fact that it’s inland mean that winter temperatures are chillier, […]

Does it snow in London? Full winter weather guide!

london tower bridge by river thames in snowlondon tower bridge by river thames in snow

Does it snow in London? Yes… and no.  Thanks to London’s maritime climate, its typical temperature is fairly mild throughout the winter.  This means that snow is rare, but certainly not unheard of.  The capital typically has a few snowfall days per year.  I grew up in London, and while I remember fairly chilly temperatures […]

Does it snow in France? Guide to where and when!

Church in Chamonix, France, French Alps in winter, street view and snow mountains

Are you wondering “Does it snow in France?”.  Whether you’re searching for snow-kissed French villages, perhaps with a festive market in the main square, or imagining yourself gliding down the slopes of the French Alps, where the snow crunches beneath your skis, it’s worth researching whether you can expect the white stuff before your trip.  […]

25 best places to visit in Europe in December (2023 guide)

Classic postcard view of famous Hallstatt lakeside town in the Alps with traditional passenger ship on a beautiful cold sunny day with blue sky and clouds in winter, Salzkammergut region, Austria

There’s no better place than Europe in December.  Sure, the days might be short and the weather a little on the chilly side (although it’s warmer in the south!), but festive celebrations are in full swing.  Whether you want to embrace the cold weather in Lapland or enjoy both sunny weather and Christmas traditions in […]

Full guide to spending Christmas in Europe (for 2023)

Vienna, Austria - December 03, 2019: Wooden kiosk with traditional homemade sweets and cookies on annual Christmas market held in different parts of the Vienna, Austria.

Is there anything more magical than spending Christmas in Europe? Christmas markets, lit with thousands of fairy lights, spring up in cities around the continent.  The air seems to be permanently scented with mulled wine. Whether you’re in the mountains or the medieval villages, Christmas envelops the atmosphere. It doesn’t matter if you’re Christian or […]