30 of the best places to go stargazing around the world

Across the globe, there are amazing places to gaze up at the stars. From deserts to mountain peaks, don’t miss this list of the best places to go stargazing.

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. 

Read more about me

Latest posts

A beach in Costa Adeje, Tenerife

Costa Adeje beaches: Ultimate guide to Costa Adeje’s best beaches

From Playa de Troya on the border with Playa de las Americas, to Playa La Caleta to the north of the resort, don’t miss this complete guide to the best beaches in Costa Adeje.
A waterfall in a forest in Madeira

The best hikes in Madeira

Madeira is a beautiful island with stunning landscapes that are perfect to explore on foot. Click through to discover 9 of the best walking routes in Madeira.
A path behind a sandy beach in Costa Adeje, with cactuses, palm trees and flowers

Things to do in Costa Adeje, Tenerife: 7 day itinerary

If you’re planning a holiday in Costa Adeje, Tenerife and you’re looking for the best things to do, don’t miss this Costa Adeje itinerary.
Hallow and Crux, a Harry Potter-themed hotel in Alnwick, Northumberland

Hallow and Crux, the Harry Potter hotel in Alnwick

If you’re visiting pretty Alnwick in Northumberland to visit its Harry Potter locations, then you’ll love Hallow and Crux, a magical Harry Potter hotel.

Travel advice

Visiting Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius
, ,

14 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.

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
, ,

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,
Visiting Thermae Bath Spa

Thermae Bath Spa: what to expect at the UK’s only naturally hot thermal bath

Are you planning a visit to the Thermae spa in Bath, the UK’s only naturally hot thermal bath? Here’s everything you need to know, with tips for your visit and what to expect.