The Canary Islands, a Spanish archipelago of volcanic islands 130 miles off the west coast of Africa, are the southern most point of Europe. As such, they have beautiful weather year round, but much more to offer than spring temperatures year round. Witness El Teide, an active volcano which is the highest point in Spain. Scuba dive in Europe’s clearest waters. And explore the dozens of beaches pristine beaches. It’s a land full of fiery mountains and golden sands. One which caters for outdoorsy types of all varieties. A playground for the cyclists, hikers, rock climbers and surfers among us. And we haven’t even started on the food! We’ll be living on the 2nd largest island, Gran Canaria.
Lisbon is the vibrant epicentre of Portugal, full of colour, culture and charisma. Turn any corner and you’ll discover more and more about the coastal town. Known as the ‘City of Seven Hills’, get your walking shoes ready for a hilly but picturesque wander through the city. A popular weekend destination for many Europeans wanting to soak up its year-long sunshine and for a growing number of digital nomads gravitating towards its thriving entrepreneurial and creative scene, you’ll never be bored in Lisbon.
There are many cities in Eastern Europe which fulfill the criteria that most travellers are looking for. Most notably, Prague, Belgrade, Dubrovnik, Ljubljana, and Krakow. They all have a colourful history, medieval and magnificent architecture, a unique culture, and insanely cheap beer! When considering all of these together, Budapest just about tops the list and is well recognised as the most livable of the lot. It’s a city that really has it all, and maybe more importantly, is a short and cheap hop away from all the other aforementioned cities. Whether you’re ticking off your cultural hotspot bucket list or trying to get a little off the grid, there’s plenty to do and see in Budapest.