A woman standing with her back to the camera, holding an umbrella on a rainy day in Bergen

11 fun things to do in Bergen when it rains (and 2 things to skip)

Explore the best things to do in Bergen when it rains… Dive into indoor attractions and hidden gems in this guide to the best rainy-day activities in Bergen. Don’t let the weather dampen your trip to Bergen!

Welcome to Helen on her Holidays

Hello, I’m Helen. I’m a travel blogger near Manchester, UK with a full-time job and a mission to make the most of my annual leave. 

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Hotel review: the Enotel Lido all inclusive hotel in Funchal, Madeira

Enotel Lido review: the best all-inclusive hotel in Madeira

All-inclusive hotels in Madeira aren’t too common, but if you’re looking for a relaxing holiday in Funchal, the Enotel Lido all-inclusive hotel is a great choice.
Aveiro Portugal, the "Venice of Portugal"

Aveiro Portugal: Things to do in the Venice of Portugal

Aveiro, the Venice of Portugal, is a wonderful and easy day trip from Porto. Here’s how to visit Aveiro Portugal and all the best things to see and do.
Day trips from Manchester
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11 fun day trips from Manchester

Manchester has tons of things to do. But whether you’re visiting Manchester or if you live here, don’t miss out on some of the fantastic places you can visit on day trips from Manchester.
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12 tips for visiting Pompeii (plus how to climb Vesuvius)

Pompeii is on a lot of people’s travel bucket lists but can seem daunting to visit. Here’s some of the advice I found most useful, along with some tips from my visit.

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Gardens in Italy: 19 of the most beautiful gardens to visit in Italy

Italy has some of the world’s most heavenly gardens. From centuries-old botanical gardens in the north to subtropical gardens in southern Italy, these are the best gardens to visit in Italy.
Tips for the Bernina Line
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Travelling the Bernina line from Switzerland to Italy – Bernina Express vs local train

Compare the Bernina Express vs regional trains on the Albula and Bernina rail line. Get useful tips to make the most of your trip between Switzerland and Italy.
Visiting Madeira: 13 top tips for your trip

Visiting Madeira: 13 top tips for your trip

Visiting Madeira for the first time? There are a few dos and don’ts that it’s good to know about before you go. Read on for 13 essential tips for your trip.

9 fun things to do in Ischia (plus 5 amazing day trips)

Ischia’s an idyllic island off the coast of southern Italy. It’s only around six miles wide, but manages to pack in an amazing number of attractions. Here are the very best things to do in Ischia,
Norway in a Nutshell tips and advice

Norway in a Nutshell: 23 essential tips for your trip

Planning a Norway in a Nutshell trip? Read on for the tips you’ll need to make this magical tour into the fjords and mountains from Bergen or Oslo the best day ever.

Birthday trip ideas: 53 inspiring places to celebrate your birthday

Birthday trips are a wonderful way to celebrate a milestone birthday. Read on for 53 fun, inspirational and adventurous birthday trip ideas that’ll make travelling on your special day the perfect celebration.