Author Archive for William Forshaw

The village so beautiful they built it twice

The village so beautiful they built it twice

There are few destinations in the world considered worthy of a full-sized replica being built in another country, but the Austrian village of Hallstatt is one of them. Last year, a full-scale copy of this charming Alpine village was unveiled in the Guangdong province of China. Hallstatt residents – of which there are less than 1,000 (not […]

The art of travelling light

The art of travelling light

Whether you are jetting off to a far-flung destination or looking forward to a luxury weekend getaway closer to home, the stress of packing can really take the edge off your sense of anticipation. Packing for a holiday really doesn’t have to be a stress-inducing experience though, particularly not for those planning to stay in […]

6 of Edinburgh's hidden (and not-so-hidden!) gems

6 of Edinburgh’s hidden (and not-so-hidden!) gems

Perhaps the most continental city in the UK, Edinburgh is a popular destination for luxury travellers all year round, and it is a beautiful city to visit in the spring. Visitors to the Scottish capital will never be short of things to do, but you’ll be kicking yourself if you miss out on any of […]

A coffee and cake connoisseur’s guide to Kaffee und Kuchen in Vienna

A coffee and cake connoisseur’s guide to Kaffee und Kuchen in Vienna

Vienna has a great deal to offer the luxury traveller and the Austrian capital comes into its own in January and February. The New Year marks the start of the magical ball season for which the city is famous and, as a further antidote to the January blues, the square in front of the neo-Gothic […]

Top 10 tips for a luxury weekend in York

Top 10 tips for a luxury weekend in York

The city of York has long been considered one of the most desirable tourist destinations in the UK, and it’s not difficult to see why. Dubbed ‘the capital of the north’, York boasts a stunning Gothic minster as well as the longest intact city walls in the country. The city’s accessibility adds to its appeal: […]