The Freebird Club Travel Guides

Inspiring travel ideas for Freebird Club members

Getting ready for Christmas German style!

It's hard to find a place that does Christmas markets better than Germany, so grab your coat and hat and let's explore some of the best ones for Freebird travelers.

Yuletide in the US - Christmas West of the Mississippi

Hi Freebirds, This week we want to highlight some of the beautiful places across ‘the pond’. In particular we invite you to explore the idea of travelling to these wonderful places with wonderful hosts waiting to welcome you.

Flying North for Christmas

Hi Freebirds, Here's a taste of other great North American cities which positively sparkle in this, the holiday season. Come and explore some of our great Freebird Host locations in the northern U.S. and Canada.

The Great British Christmas

Hi Freebirds, In researching European Christmas markets, I found out that England has some wonderful ones, and didn't want to miss a chance to share some of them with you.

Being a Festive Freebird in Europe's Great Christmas Cities!

Hi Freebirds, This week we want to share a few of the wonderful Freebird Host locations around Europe; any one of which would warm the heart with festive spirit.

Czech out the Christmas Markets!

Hi Freebirds, Well, it's November and we can't help but think about the Christmas markets in Central Europe. Having visited Prague at Christmas, we can assure you that it's truly magical.

Nissa la bella

Nice, une des villes les plus belles de France!

Bonjour, je m’appelle Alexandre et je suis un membre du Freebird Club. Je vais vous parler de ma ville natale qui est Nice. (Travel Guide in French)

Adventure into the Southwest of France

Several decades ago I came to France ostensibly for two years … and over time the “hexagon”, as the French often call their country, has kept me enthralled. You just never get to the end of it!  Always something new to discover, taste and experience.

La Dolce Vita

With Venice ever more crowded, visitors are discovering the delights of Treviso writes John Stanley. ​

This could be the gentle introduction you need to nudge you onto the higher peaks and the Alte Vie on a return visit if you find the Dolomiti weaving their spell.

LA á la GoGoDermo!

Inspirational Freebird Club member Dermot Higgins (aka GoGoDermo) is currently mid-way through his epic journey to become both the oldest and fastest man over 50 to cycle around the world.

A journey through the South of England

The counties of southern England are recognised as a mouth-watering combination of rural tranquillity, coastal cliffs, nestled coves, forests full of intrigue, national parks, and desolate moorland – all complemented by a rich historical and cultural heritage.

Summer boasts Switzerland's nicest weather

Arrived at Zurich Airport yesterday and followed my host, Luisa's, very clear instructions: Take train S2 on Gleis (platform) 1, destination, Zieglebrucke. Go to the last stop. Sit upstairs on the left and you will get a view of Lake Zurich as you travel along.

Looking Eastwards

Well, things are certainly happening to the West of here, but my thoughts are decidedly towards the East. It is probably not the first place you will think of, but, Kazakhstan sounds like a fascinating destination.

Flying South with the Freebird Club

Hi Freebirds, I'm feeling the winter chill here in Ireland and dreaming of warmer horizons. With that in mind, I'm flying south to Australia and New Zealand and exploring the cities of some wonderful Freebird Hosts.

A Midland State of mind

Hi Freebirds, I am here, in Italy and thinking of where to go next. I am in a decidedly Midlands state of mind. First, I want to tell you about Dervla's house in Ballinamuck, Co Longford, Ireland.

Appreciating Ireland

I’ve decided to head north up to County Cavan and visit Ann in Virginia, home to Virginia Pumpkin Festival leading up to Hallowe’en. Cavan is the lake county of Ireland with myriad water pursuits available, boat hire, or if you have your own vessel, there is a marina.

Kerry, the Kingdom

Kerry is a gem, famous for culture, the Ring of Kerry, rugged coastline and spectacular scenery and football! Kerry is also home to the highest mountain range in Ireland; the Mcgillicuddy Reeks. Even the name is romantic.

A Taste of Wicklow, Wexford and Kilkenny

It's a gorgeous morning here after the first frost and I thought I'd head for a drive and explore south of Dublin. First stop for me down the coast just on the boarder of Dublin and Wicklow is Bray, in county Wicklow.

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