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About

Hi & Welcome to Delve into Europe – the insider’s guide to discovering the best of Europe. Expert advice & jaw dropping photography.

We are a travel website dedicated to helping you plan extraordinary trips to Europe including Italy, Greece, Portugal, England, Wales & the Czech Republic.
On this site you will find articles full of practical information including easy to follow itineraries, detailed city, regional & country guides, accommodation recommendations and lots of insider tips to help you decide what to see and do.

We have a special interest in responsible tourism, cultural immersion, history and cultural heritage, handmade and local crafts, off the beaten path destinations and beautiful landscapes.

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The aim of Delve into Europe is to help fellow Europeans and international travellers plan their holidays with practical advice and insider tips.

  • Encourage slow travel stay longer, see more, move less
  • Seasonal travel show that Europe is a fantastic place to visit in all seasons and encourage people to travel outside just the peak times.
  • Delve deeper explore off the beaten path destinations
  • Recommendations showing you truly special places to stay, places with authenticity, warmth and character, places that you will remember.
  • Suggestions for local products and services you can purchase to support locally owned businesses, community tour operators, and artisans this means that you’ll have a one-of-a-kind experience, and your money will go directly to the community.
  • Articles about local food, shopping in local markets, attending local music, theatre and dance performances
  • Local celebrations festivals, fairs, festivities
  • We recommend local cultural experiences to help keep local traditions alive
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Who Are We

DAVID ANGEL

DAVID ANGEL

Founder, Photographer & Writer

 
David Angel is a Welsh writer, photographer and historian who has been travelling and photographing Europe for over 25 years. He is responsible for most of the imagery and written content on this site.

David has worked as a professional photographer for almost twenty years, including 14 years as art director for Visit Wales. He has had thousands of images and many travel features published worldwide, for the likes of The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent, The Times, BBC, Visit Britain and Condé Nast Traveller.

He became passionate about travel from early age after organising his local youth club trips to France during his teens, he visited the old USSR and Inter Railed around eastern Europe for a month before university.

After graduating (History, Manchester) and moonlighting as a music journalist for a while, he then undertook three solo backpacking trips around the Middle East and Caucasus, taking in Iran, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Georgia and Pakistan. It was as a result of these trips that he took up photography for the first time, teaching himself through trial and error on media format film cameras.

He then began contributing freelance travel features for some of the UK national newspapers. Soon afterwards he began commissioned work for Wales Tourist Board and Visit Britain, settling in as commissioning editor and art director for the former, which eventually became Visit Wales. He spent every available spare moment exploring and photographing Wales, UK, Europe and his wife’s home country, Australia.

He loves to spend long days hiking in mountains, along coastline or exploring new cities and towns. He’s always loved and sought out art wherever he’s travelled, and particularly admires Bosch, Goya, Monet, Seurat and Anish Kapoor. He loves Mediterranean and Caribbean food. And while working late into the night he loves listening to ‘70s dub reggae, with the occasional dash of Can and Kraftwerk. When he was 14 a friend jokingly put a ‘lonely hearts’ ad in the NME (a British music weekly) on his behalf saying he was ‘into Joy Division and French Gothic cathedrals’. Not much has changed!

Spoken Languages: English (Native); Welsh, French (Fluent); Italian, German, Czech (Conversational); Portuguese, Spanish, Polish, Turkish (Basic)

If you would like to work with us, please email me at david@delveintoeurope.com or see our work with us page