Travel essentials Why go now? While the nearby Alps are still providing excellent skiing conditions, the Bavarian capital is moving into spring. The clocks go forward tomorrow, bringing bright evenings on café terraces and in beer gardens. And next month's Spring Festival (15 April-1 May) provides a gentler version of Oktoberfest. Touch down
The Independent touches down in for 48 Hours and offers tips on where to go and what to see. According to Simon Calder, "Andalucia's city on the Med is easy to reach, with art, great food and beaches to enjoy". We're right on board!
Travel essentials Why go now? The Dutch capital may be small, with just a tenth of the population of London, but it packs a powerful cultural punch. Amsterdam is emerging from deep midwinter with a fresh, creative boost in the shape of new hotels and attractions and two ambitious new exhibitions at the Rijksmuseum (1). Touch down
On our way to Italy, we had a 6 hour layover in Amsterdam and after reading a series of reviews, realized that we could easily head into the city instead of camping out at the airport for all that time. We were there after all, so we might as well see it! HOW TO GET OUT OF THE AIRPORT :: Thankfully, Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport has an incredible train service that goes straight from the airport to Centraal Station. The trip itself takes about 20min and takes you directly to the…