City Break Travel Ideas

City break travel ideas from around the world, from cultural European destinations to exciting Australian cities, find inspiration for your next city break and travel the world more!

Revolution in Havana Cuba
City Break Travel Ideas, Cuba, Film & Literary Travel Ideas, Unesco World Heritage Sites

Wandering in search of Greene’s Our Man in Havana, Cuba

‘Our Man in Havana’, Graham Greene’s classic “entertainment” poking fun at the British secret service abroad was published just before the Revolution changed Cuba forever. When I visited the Havana I was fascinated to find a city that lives up to its nostalgic reputation but demands to be engaged with […]

Lyon restaurants France
City Break Travel Ideas, Food & Drink Travel Ideas, France, Rhone-Alpes

A walking tour of Vieux Lyon, France

A walking tour of Vieux Lyon is a glimpse of a medieval town that was not given the 19th-century makeover the French capital received (essentially to enhance authorities’ ability to control crowds and impose anti-revolutionary measures). Make a walking tour a priority when planning things to do in Lyon! In […]

From the Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic
City Break Travel Ideas, Czech Republic

Planning your seasonal break to Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, locally known as Praha, boasts some of the most picturesque architectural landmarks in Europe. The Czech capital is also famous for its abundance of tasty beers, pubs, cosy cafés, great restaurants, and shady parks.I visited Prague a few weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised with this charming city full […]

Traditional Myanmar puppets in Bagan
Austria, Belgium, City Break Travel Ideas, Czech Republic, Family Travel Ideas, Film & Literary Travel Ideas, Indonesia, Italy, Myanmar, United Kingdom, Vietnam

Top 10 traditional Puppet Theatres around the world

The puppetry arts are an ancient creative form, with archaeological evidence from early civilisations, and although some people may think it ‘old hat’, in parts of the world special artists and craftspeople strive to keep the magic of traditional puppet theatre alive. Puppet theatres nurture a truly unique artistic language […]

The Grampians Victoria Australia
Australia, City Break Travel Ideas, Family Travel Ideas, Food & Drink Travel Ideas, Hiking Travel Ideas, Victoria, Wine Tasting Travel Ideas

Top day and weekend trips from Melbourne, Australia

Having lived in Melbourne for two years I can shout from the roof tops about the fabulous bars, incredible restaurants, culture, street art and nightlife of my favourite Australian city. But one of the best things was exploring the beautiful state of Victoria in day or weekend trips from Melbourne. […]

View of Verona Italy
City Break Travel Ideas, Film & Literary Travel Ideas, Italy, Unesco World Heritage Sites, Veneto

Wandering in romantic Verona, Italy

Is Verona the most romantic city in the world? The romantic appeal of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has always seemed a bit dubious. Young lovers and doomed love; destroyed by fate or unlucky chance. Why would you want to model a relationship on that? Or is it Juliet’s challenge to […]

Rangitoto Island from Auckland beach New Zealand
Adventure Travel Ideas, City Break Travel Ideas, Family Travel Ideas, Hiking Travel Ideas, New Zealand, North Island

New Zealand: A day trip to Rangitoto Island, Auckland

It’s hard to miss Rangitoto Island when you visit Auckland. It forms part of almost every view you’ll see, its broad, volcanic shape draped gracefully along the horizon of the Hauraki Gulf. Usually with a few yachts decorating the foreground. Taking the half-hour ferry trip from the central Auckland waterfront […]