Category: Europe

Photograph of the week: Lightning bolt over Bellagio

Photograph of the week: Lightning bolt over Bellagio

Bellagio forms part of the golden triangle on Lake Como, comprising Menaggio, Varenna and Bellagio. This small and beautiful town with luxurious hotels and villas is extremely popular with overseas visitor and has been crafted by the Romans and the last few thousand years of mixed governance. Bellagio has seen many storms in its history […]

7 of the best quirky things to do in Dublin

7 of the best quirky things to do in Dublin

Am I proud to be Irish? The answer is that I most definitely am. As a nation we’re known to be one of the friendliest in the world, and most of us have a great sense of humour. We also love to embrace characters and experiences that are a bit different and quirky. I recently […]

Re-live your Summer villa holiday with these enticing cookbooks

Re-live your Summer villa holiday with these enticing cookbooks

One way to continue the memories of summer is to indulge in one of these relatively new cookbooks, all of which, with tempting recipes and lavish photographs, evoke the atmosphere of warm and relaxing Mediterranean days. The Amalfi Coast: A Collection of Italian Recipes by Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi Just thinking of the Amalfi Coast conjures up images of […]

Tignes – the new wave of luxury

Tignes – the new wave of luxury

Tignes was once the underdog, too far out of town to be considered luxurious. Now it is leaping ahead with its new wave of excitement. Perfect for the cool kids in town wanting the new experience to deliver home to colleagues or for families, wanting luxurious surroundings, great service and the peace and quiet of […]

5 luxury winery getaways

5 luxury winery getaways

There is nothing better than enjoying a great glass of wine while you relax on holiday somewhere luxurious. So why not plan your next trip to one of the world’s top wineries and wine-making regions? We’ve put together a wishlist of the places every wine-lover needs to visit. Each location is rich in flavour and […]

7 luxury travel experiences worth every penny

7 luxury travel experiences worth every penny

If you had to spend the earth for the ultimate experience, would you? Where do you draw the line on luxury and extravagance? The perfect holiday is a fusion between accommodation, food, relaxation and attractions. From all the things we take away from our holidays only one really lasts: the experience we had. Over time […]

6 reasons to explore Santorini on a superyacht charter

6 reasons to explore Santorini on a superyacht charter

The prize winning pearl of the Aegean Sea has to be the ancient and incredibly beautiful Santorini. As soon as you sail through the gemstone waters on your luxury superyacht charter you can witness the white washed homes perched on the cliffs topped with teal blue domes and flanked by ebony rolling volcanic rocks. Santorini […]

The luxury ski traveller’s diary – why it pays to book ahead

The luxury ski traveller’s diary – why it pays to book ahead

You make a fantastic plan to get all the family together from all corners of the globe for an extra special ski trip to celebrate your 60th birthday. Diaries are swopped. Emails are flying and before long, it’s patently clear that your options boil down to school holidays and half terms. Leave it too late […]

8 of the world's 'ultra luxe' bathrooms

8 of the world’s ‘ultra luxe’ bathrooms

We spend a lot of time in the bathroom. A good bathroom is a necessity, a beautiful bathroom is a luxury, but the following bathrooms, are just out of this world. I like to put them in the ‘Ultra Luxe’ box. A section of the ‘marketing mix’ which has been thoroughly thought about and is […]

Top 10 reasons why now is the perfect time to visit Tallinn, Estonia

Top 10 reasons why now is the perfect time to visit Tallinn, Estonia

The first time I visited Tallinn was approximately 10 years after Estonia regained its independence in 1991. My impressions were that although it had excellent Slavic cheekbones it was still on the verge of becoming a major tourist destination. After last month’s visit, I’m here to report it has finally “verged” with flying colors. Below […]

Private jets - the epitome of travel

Private jets – the epitome of travel

For those who seek privacy, spectacular service and bespoke travel at its best, the world of private jet vacations is paving the way for a new age of adventure. Luxury travel is changing and with boutique bliss, undiscovered territory and sublime air travel from Presidential Private Jet Vacations now is the time to be whisked […]

Celebrating the call of the road: our top 5 road trips

Celebrating the call of the road: our top 5 road trips

The open road has always been synonymous with incredible travel experiences. Mix iconic landscapes, a classic automobile, with a sense of adventure and you’ve got an winning combination for a luxurious and intrepid exploration. This summer I got a taste for the open roads of the USA’s South West and was hooked from the first […]

5 recommended superyacht honeymoon destinations

5 recommended superyacht honeymoon destinations

Set sail with the one you love and experience memories that will last forever on board your own luxury superyacht charter. Imagine watching the sun rise and fall over the glittering ocean, sipping chilled Champagne on the sun deck, indulging in a personal massage and dining beneath the stars, feeling the sway of the tide […]

Extreme mountain biking on the Isle of Skye

Extreme mountain biking on the Isle of Skye

Many of you very kindly followed our family mountain bike adventures in the Scottish Isles this Summer in which we eventually made our way on to the Isle of Skye where we did a little exploring of our own. Well, our efforts will look rather meagre once you watch this! #TheRidge is the brand new […]

Recipe of the week: Parsnip and maple syrup cake, and clotted cream ice cream

Recipe of the week: Parsnip and maple syrup cake, and clotted cream ice cream

Inspired by the humble vegetable, this luxurious dessert is full in flavour yet surprisingly light. Served with clotted cream ice cream, the cake is laced with citrus flavours from the grated apples, orange juice and zest without losing the spicy sweetness of the parsnip. The maple syrup helps blend the eclectic mix of flavours to […]

Photograph of the week: The painted village of Zalipie, Poland

Photograph of the week: The painted village of Zalipie, Poland

Zalipie is located in northern Małopolska, about 68 km (42 miles) east of the regional capital Kraków. The village has a long lasting tradition of painted cottages. The paintings are made on the outer walls of buildings, wells and fences and in the interiors of the houses. Currently in Zalipie, there are about 20 painted […]

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