Meet Australian Travel Blogger, Carolyn Schonafinger is the face behind


Who Are We at Holidays to Europe?

A former travel consultant, Carolyn first visited Europe on a Contiki tour and it was love at first sight!


In the years since, Carolyn has enjoyed more than a dozen extended visits to Europe, firstly with her family in tow and more recently with her number 1 travel companion, her husband.


Carolyn and her husband have experienced Europe by car, train, cruise ship and onboard coach tours.  They prefer to travel independently and love getting off the regular tourist trail to explore small rural villages and immerse themselves in the local way of life.


Although she has an unquenchable love for Switzerland and Austria, Carolyn has visited more than 20 European countries and has plans to visit them all.  In 2018 she will add Iceland and Croatia to her list of visited destinations in Europe.



What Do We Do?


Since launching Holidays to Europe in 2007, Carolyn has written over 500 articles in which she shares her European travel tips and offers destination inspiration to her readers.

With a passion for travelling in Europe and extensive knowledge on the subject, Carolyn’s writing resonates both with regular visitors to Europe and those planning their first trip.


Carolyn’s in-depth articles offer suggestions and recommendations based on her first-hand experiences of travelling in Europe.



Who We Have Worked With


  • Switzerland Tourism
  • Rothenburg Tourism
  • Travelmarvel
  • Viking River Cruises
  • Tempo Holidays
  • Allianz Travel Insurance



Partnership Opportunities


Holidays to Europe offers a range of opportunities to promote your company to our readers.  These include sponsored posts, direct marketing, website sponsorship, sponsored accommodation and travel, and more.


Our Audience


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Why Work With Us?


Holidays to Europe is the perfect platform to showcase your company to an engaged audience who are planning a European holiday.  We work with companies that we know offer a service that will appeal to our readers.


Here’s what our readers say:


“I just wanted to say I have found your blog articles very helpful. My husband and I traveled to Europe for the first time last year and we have another trip planned for this year.

Your in depth articles have been helpful and I have saved lots of information as well as following you on Pinterest. I look forward to following you.”

Clare Morgan, Melbourne, January 2018.



Awards / Achievements


Carolyn Schonafinger has received the following awards/qualifications:


  • Switzerland Tourism accredited Switzerland Specialist
  • Tourism Ireland accredited Shamrock Agent


In 2012 Carolyn published her first book “Europe with Kids – How to travel Europe the easy way” to help families with the often overwhelming process of planning a family holiday to Europe.  The book can be found in libraries around Australia and is also available as an ebook (2nd edition 2016).


Carolyn has also contributed articles on Europe to French Provincial Magazine and to numerous websites including the Eurail blog, and



Get in touch


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