Travel Reviews

Sshh! Five Secret Paris Tips from Locals
From secret gardens to budget cocktails, we’ve caught up with five locals to share their recommendations for some of Paris’ best kept secrets – you won’t find these in any guidebook!
A Local's Guide to Copenhagen with Rebecca Thandi Norman
US-born Rebecca Thandi Norman first moved to Copenhagen in 2008 as a student and now lives there permanently with her Danish husband. Who better to show us around the city?
Weekend Escape With The Kids: Efteling Theme Park, The Netherlands
Stepping into Efteling, the Netherlands’ largest theme park, is like entering into a fairytale.
A Local’s Guide to Amsterdam with Bart Van Poll
Bart van Poll is one of the founders of Spotted by Locals – a network of blogs and apps that offer up-to-date tips by locals in over 60 cities. But for him, there’s no place like home...
Date Night: Luxembourg City
It’s your anniversary, your husband’s birthday, the celebration of her new job, or just any other reason to say I love you. What do you do?
A Local’s Guide to Eindhoven
What I like most about Eindhoven is the diversity of its locals, the tech and design influences, the vibrant atmosphere, the variety of good restaurants and coffee-bars, as well as the festivals here.
Where to Eat in Paris When You’re Vegetarian
If you politely remind that French person that you do not, in fact, eat meat…they will stare vacantly at you then probably feed you fish.
A Local’s Guide to Gdansk with Justyna Malinowska
Gdansk blogger Justyna Malinowska runs Blog z Miasta, a website about cycling in Gdansk and the places she discovers on her travels.
Ryanair Stories: Road Tripping Romania and Bulgaria
As the UK prepares to leave the European Union, I travelled to Romania and Bulgaria– two of the EU's newest states on a road trip adventure...
A Local’s Guide to Athens with Alex Kavdas
Alex Kavdas has the inside track on the Greek capital’s best spots for food, music, art, culture and nightlife. Check out his guide and get ready to explore Athens like a local…
A Local's Guide to Manchester with Sophia Barrese
Manchester-born Sophia Barrese is a fashion blogger (and kind of a big deal on Instagram, where she’s attracted tens of thousands of followers). We caught up with her to get her top Manchester tips
Ryanair Stories: Mission to Madrid
Fun, sun, and lots of places to play, Madrid offers tonnes of things to do for families. We should know – we’re a family of five who love to travel...
Ryanair Stories: Your Travel Videos
You’ve been sending us your Ryanair Stories; and we’ve loved seeing your super travel videos from all around Europe. Here’s the first compilation of your entries...
A Local’s Guide to Verona with Giovanna Tamassia
When it comes to tips for a city break in Verona, what does life-long local Giovanna Tamassia recommend visitors do in her hometown? Let’s find out…
A Local’s Guide to Lisbon with Nelson Carvalheiro
As author of “The Portuguese Travel Cookbook“, Lisbon local Nelson Carvalheiro knows a thing or two about the best places to eat, drink and make the most of a stay in the capital of Portugal.
A Local's Guide to Bologna with Silvia Donati
We recently caught up with Silvia Donati from Bologna Uncovered to find out what she recommends in terms of must -see sights, food and free attractions…
A Local's Guide to Palermo with Marco Romeo
Palermo local Marco Romeo has been running street food tours in his city since 2013. If anyone knows where to find Palermo's hidden gems, it's Marco...
A Local's Guide to Middlesbrough
I’m Carli and I’m a proper Northerner. I was brought up by the sea and spent my life as a ‘grown up’ in Middlesbrough and I couldn’t be prouder to be a Teessider...
A Local’s Guide To Bratislava With Mirka Germanov
Planning a trip to Bratislava? Check out these tips from local insider Mirka Germanova.
Family Road Trip: Fez, Morocco
Having already spent one incredible week splashing through the waves of the Mediterranean and hunting down secret waterfalls amongst the mountaintops of the Atlas, it was time for our 15-day road trip