Category Archives: Southern Europe

Tenerife in December: reasons to visit & guide for 2023

Are you thinking about visiting Tenerife in December? Read on, as I explain why that’s a great idea! Tenerife is a stunning island in the Canary Islands archipelago of Spain, situated just off the west coast of Africa.  What does this mean?  Much milder winters than elsewhere in Europe! I’ve visited this island a few […]

Lisbon in November: 6 best reasons to visit & guide for 2023

Rua Nova Do Carvalho - Lisbon Pink Street with bars. The Heart Of Lisbon's Night Life in the daytime with no people, Portugal, Europe

Are you intrigued about visiting Lisbon in November? Here’s why you should add it to your list! Lisbon will forever be one of my favourite cities.  The cobbled streets lead the way up its many hills that lead to epic viewpoints over the River Tagus.  There are ample cafes serving delicious food, which offer al […]

Seville in November: 9 top reasons to visit in 2023!

Plaza de Espana in Seville, Andalusia, Spain

I absolutely loved my trip to Seville in November.  This Andalucian city, sitting in the south of Spain, can be sweltering and heaving with tourists in the summer months.  Come November, it’s still warm, but the crowds have totally dispersed.  What does this mean? Much more space to actually enjoy the city, see the sights […]

Madeira in November: Things to do & full guide for 2023

Madeira island, Portugal. Beautiful view of the lookout point by the coast. Island of Spring with beautiful nature, laurel forests and levades.

Are you planning on visiting Portugal’s Madeira in November? Here are all of my best tips! As autumn leaves blanket much of Europe and winter begins to creep in, Madeira is an alternative getaway! Known as the “Pearl of the Atlantic,” this Portuguese archipelago stays lush and warm throughout the year, making it an epic […]

Ibiza in November: reasons to visit & things to do (2023 guide)

Aerial view of Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza islands, Spain

Are you planning a trip to Ibiza in November? The sun-soaked Balearic Island of Ibiza is potentially THE world’s most famous summer party destination.  But what’s it like in November?  Ibiza closing parties take place in September, and while the weather’s cooled down somewhat two months down the line, you can still expect lots of […]

Spain in November: Things to do and full travel guide (2023)

Marbella, Spain - December 21 2014: View of Plaza Altamirano, a pedestrian zone with bars and restaurants in the heart of the old town. The tower of the historic Greater Church of the Encarnacion is in the background.

Are you planning a trip to Spain in November?  While it might not quite be beach holiday weather, Spain in November has plenty of charm.  On the edge of the winter months, November incorporates deserted but beautiful beaches, less of the oppressive heat of the cities, beautiful fall foliage and even one of the world’s […]

Marbella in December: 7 top reasons to visit in 2023

Panoramic aerial view of Casablanca and Puente Romano beach Marbella, Famous destination with luxury proprieties and restaurants. View of wood bridge Puente Romano and mountain La Concha.

Marbella in December? It’s a fantastic idea!  While most people associate this southern city in Spain with fancy beach clubs and scorching summer temperatures, there is so much more to Marbella. In December, the holiday spirit encapsulates the city the city entirely – but you can still enjoy the winter sun and get some Vitamin […]

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 […]