Category: Europe

Photograph of the week: Canary Wharf above the clouds

Photograph of the week: Canary Wharf above the clouds

Amongst the typically gloomy low clouds of London emerges the iconic Canary Wharf business district. The tallest of the towers, One Canada Square, held the title of Britain’s tallest building for nineteen years, only to be surpassed in 2010 by The Shard. This photo was taken from an Airbus A321 whilst the plane dipped its […]

5 reasons why a luxury river cruise in Europe might be perfect for you

5 reasons why a luxury river cruise in Europe might be perfect for you

I recently had the chance to experience a 5 star European river cruise for the first time and I certainly wasn’t disappointed. Stepping aboard the ‘Space-Ship’ like boat that was docked in Amsterdam, I was about to glide through Amsterdam’s remarkable network of canals, in river cruising luxury – if you want to explore European […]

5 of the best art museums in Barcelona

5 of the best art museums in Barcelona

Barcelona is home to some world-class art museums which should definitely be included in your sightseeing itinerary. Madrid may have El Prado, but if you’re looking for a Barcelona art fix then check out these excellent spaces. Impressive permanent collections and carefully selected temporary exhibitions explore each museum’s themes. 1. Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) Catalonia’s […]

Top 6 unspoiled places in Italy

Top 6 unspoiled places in Italy

Whether you’re an Italian veteran on the search for something a little different or a first time visitor wanting an utterly unique experience, an Italian holiday doesn’t have to be limited to old time favourites such as Rome, Venice and Florence. On the contrary, Italy’s 301,338 km˛ footprint is brimming with ‘off the beaten track’ […]

The best times of year to travel to the French Alps

The best times of year to travel to the French Alps

Whether you are planning on visiting the Alps for a winter snow holiday, a walking holiday to photograph Alpine flowers or a family summer activity holiday, the weather and local conditions can make or break your trip. Here are a few tips to make the most of the different seasons in the Alps. Spring The […]

8 top tips for a successful weekend in London

8 top tips for a successful weekend in London

London is a large, exciting, multi-cultural and cosmopolitan city where everything is possible. Seizing the spirit and experiencing all that it has to offer in a single weekend might seem like quite a challenge, but we came up with a selection of the best things to do while in London. From great restaurants to museums, […]

Top 5 airports in the world... for plane spotters

Top 5 airports in the world… for plane spotters

For some of us, the airport is only part of the travel experience because we’re forced to go through it. Aching to get on with your dream holiday, nothing can be worse than standing in a queue with thousands of other passengers to get your passport stamped. For others, an airport is an amazing example of […]

Top 10 cities in the world for marriage proposals

Top 10 cities in the world for marriage proposals

Getting engaged is the most exciting, nerve wracking, and potentially important day of your life. For years to come (hopefully!), your story about the planning, thought process, and personal touches behind how and, perhaps more importantly, where you ‘popped the question’ will be told and retold on countless occasions. The pressure for a memorable and […]

5 of the best places to dine out in Berlin

5 of the best places to dine out in Berlin

A decade ago, Berlin’s mayor Klaus Wowereit tried to attract  hip young things and tourists to the city by declaring ‘Berlin ist arm, aber sexy’ – basically, ‘Berlin is poor but sexy’. However, what he failed to mention is that it also has some of the best restaurants in the world. ‘Berlin is poor, sexy […]

Madrid: the rooftops with the best views

Madrid: the rooftops with the best views

There is a popular phrase in Spanish that says “de Madrid al cielo” meaning “from Madrid to heaven”. It may come as a surprise to those who are not familiar with this splendid city, but one of the best qualities that Madrid has to offer is its sky. Madrid has more hours of daylight than […]

Off-the-grid, remote travel destinations

Off-the-grid, remote travel destinations

What could be more luxurious than chartering a jet to the world’s most untainted stretches of land, only accessible once you’ve touched down at the nearest airfield or airport? Once you’ve touched down, you might need some guidance – a boat ride or some other form of overland transport to arrive at your predetermined destination. […]

Photograph of the week: Brooding Borrowdale

Photograph of the week: Brooding Borrowdale

This photograph taken from the top of High Rigg in the English Lake District shows the raw, dramatic beauty of the area in all its glory. The Lakes is one of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations and it receives the attention of travellers worldwide. The rugged landscape of fells carved by dry stone walls […]

Top 6 Spring events in Barcelona in 2015

Top 6 Spring events in Barcelona in 2015

Spring is one of the best times to visit Barcelona with various events taking place to go along with the perfect weather, allowing you to spend your days outdoors enjoying the city to the full. From awesome football matches at the famous Camp Nou stadium to plenty of music and traditional festivals, Barcelona has no […]

Top 5 fantastic festival weekends in Lincoln in 2015

Top 5 fantastic festival weekends in Lincoln in 2015

London may have staged the Olympics in 2012 and all eyes were on Yorkshire in 2014 for the Tour de France. But, 2015 is definitely Lincoln’s year. It marks exactly 800 years since King John sealed Magna Carta, the very first attempt to codify English law. Only four versions of the 1215 document survive today […]

7 perfect places to enjoy Athens in luxury

7 perfect places to enjoy Athens in luxury

Athens is a changing city; since the 2004 Olympics, the capital has been changing shape through gentrification and urban renewal. Despite the financial crisis, the city continues to transform into a chic and cosmopolitan destination, whilst still maintaining its historical magnificence. Overlooked by the unbelievable Acropolis and Parthenon temple, Athens has become a city for […]

One of the most luxurious Yoga experiences in Europe

One of the most luxurious Yoga experiences in Europe

The new Chirawan Yoga Retreat, located in Marbella, Spain, now offers one of the most luxurious Yoga experiences in Europe. Set within beautifully landscaped tropical gardens complete with breath-taking panoramic views of the Andalusian Mountains, this luxurious yoga retreat promises to be an experience that you will never forget. Places on the next Chirawan Yoga […]

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