Festival of La Mercé 2016

Join the biggest party of the year in Barcelona this September – there will be human towers, fireworks, street dancing and fire runs! La Mercè is the biggest street party in Barcelona and one of the most colourful festivals in the Catalan calendar. With four days of street parties and fireworks taking place, there’ll be more than 600 events […]

Go see the Regata Storica in Venice

Gondolas will parade down Rialto Bridge for the Regata Storica – a historic tradition which celebrates barges racing down the Grand Canal Regata Storica is one of Venice’s most beautiful traditions. If you’re going on holiday to Italy this year, then make sure you see the Regatta Storica on the first Sunday of September. Venice will be reviving […]

Bastille Day, Paris – Free things to see and do

Paris’s summer national holiday commemorates the storming of the Bastille in 1789. This year, Bastille Day, is on Thursday July 14th 2016. Visitors will experience the Champs-Elysées military parade, a fireman’s ball and spectacular firework display at the Champ de Mars. Check out our list of free things to do below – and budget friendly accommodation in Paris city centre. When? […]

Barcelona Gay Pride 2016 – What’s on for travellers

Barcelona Gay Pride 2016 is the largest event in the Mediterranean to celebrate LGBT+ culture. With an estimated 250, 000 people expected to attend, there’s going to be a spectacular party in Catalonia. Pride Barcelona has changed in recent years and can now rival London, Berlin and Madrid as an entertainment spectacle. It’s become a major international event […]

Anti-Valentine’s Day: How to enjoy being single on holiday

Anti-Valentine’s parties are fast becoming a modern tradition for solo travellers. Forget about red wine and chocolates, the best way to find love in a hopeless place is on holiday! You can expect wild drinking and awesome music at Anti-Valentine’s parties this year, and they are taking place all over Europe. For the benefit of […]