Category: Eastern Europe

12 luxury hotel openings to be excited about this year

12 luxury hotel openings to be excited about this year

Every year sees a great many new hotels open and 2014 is no different. The major hotel brands are reacting to the market and diversifying as it is no longer enough to offer one brand and one product. Hilton, Marriott and Starwood amongst many others have different brands to suit different market needs. Whether it […]

Photograph of the week: Stars over the Adriatic

Photograph of the week: Stars over the Adriatic

This image was taken around midnight from Star Clippers’ ‘Royal Clipper’, looking straight up at the stars above the Adriatic while sailing from Venice to Rovinj in Croatia. Royal Clipper has five masts and 42 sails and is the largest commercial passenger vessel of its kind. The photographer used a 60 second exposure with the […]

6 of the most extravagant cocktails in the world

6 of the most extravagant cocktails in the world

How much would you usually pay for a cocktail? If you thought that £40.00 was a bit steep then you’re about to be amazed. The current world record for most expensive cocktail stands at $50,000. It was created in Moscow to commemorate the opening of the Reka Moscow restaurant and was only served once (so […]

Photograph of the week: The cliffs of Dugi Otok, Croatia

Photograph of the week: The cliffs of Dugi Otok, Croatia

Croatia has one of the most dramatic coastlines in Europe. With over 1,100 islands, it is a true dream for anyone who likes sailing or yachting. The cliffs of Dugi Otok, are one of the most dramatic landscapes of the Adriatic with two fascinating bays at each end, as well as some of Croatia’s most […]

 Top 4 places to view the Northern Lights

Top 4 places to view the Northern Lights

Considered to be one of the world’s most magical natural resources, the Aurora Borealis is a breathtaking wonder that colours the sky in a multitude of ethereal hues. Best seen between November and March, their spectacular appearance is created by solar particles drawn towards the Pole then crashing into the Earth’s atmosphere. Here is my […]

The top 3 coastal cities in Croatia

The top 3 coastal cities in Croatia

Croatia is a culturally rich and historically marked country in Eastern Europe, and home to some of the most lovely beaches and coastal areas in the world.  An exploration of the coast will take you through mainland and island coasts, as Croatia is home to over a thousand islands along with the mainland area.  Exploring […]

The world's best rail journeys

The world’s best rail journeys

Train journeys offer a more relaxed pace of travel and often evoke a feeling of a bygone era, with elaborately decorated carriages and the opportunity to mingle with likeminded people. There are countless rail journeys across the world all of which offer something different, but for me there are a few that really stand out. […]

Top 5 Sochi Summer activities

Top 5 Sochi Summer activities

Now that the Winter Olympics are over, you may be wondering what else Sochi has to offer. Funnily enough, Sochi in the past hasn’t been particularly famous for its winter sports scene, but rather as one of the most beautiful summer beach resorts in Russia, with a huge number of people travelling from within Russia and elsewhere […]

Recipe of the week: Brittany sea bass fillet, shaved Parma ham and lime pesto

Recipe of the week: Brittany sea bass fillet, shaved Parma ham and lime pesto

This dish unveils perfectly the natural taste of the sea bass. The extremely fresh fish is cooked in its own juice, without thick sauces, to keep it pure and delicate. The components like tomatoes and rosemary perfectly refresh the flavour of the dish and ham and potato make the taste a bit more replete. Ingredients […]

15 of the world's best beach bars

15 of the world’s best beach bars

Relaxing, cocktail in hand, toes in the sand, watching the sun set over the ocean is quite possibly one of the most indulgent experiences one could imagine. From laid back and rustic beach bars to contemporary architectural beach clubs we’ve compiled at list of 15 of the best beach bars in the world. Theros Wave […]

Top 10 getaways in Europe to visit this Easter

Top 10 getaways in Europe to visit this Easter

With the Easter weekend fast approaching you’ll no doubt be weighing up your travel options for this year’s holiday treat. The hours of research needed to find the perfect destination and the right accommodation can be more than a little overwhelming. Hardly seems worth it for yet another tourist trap experience. What if you could […]

5 must-see sights on a short stay in Tallinn, Estonia

5 must-see sights on a short stay in Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn is the capital of Estonia, the northernmost and smallest of the Baltic countries (comprising Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia).  However the city, which was awarded the European Capital Culture award in 2011, more than makes up for its small size in cultural impact with a great many museums, galleries and other attractions for discerning tourists […]

Yachting in Europe without breaking the bank

Yachting in Europe without breaking the bank

When was the last time you had really good fun? If you like travelling around the world, there’s always an original way to rediscover your favourite destinations. Have you ever considered a yacht charter? With a yacht charter, you can enjoy your vacation from a completely different point of view – the sea. With the […]

The stylish and spirited beauty of Barcelona, Prague and  New York

The stylish and spirited beauty of Barcelona, Prague and New York

Spring, Summer, and Fall. Each is beautiful in its own right, and all seem to be a time when a longing for traveling abroad emerges, wanderlust is rekindled, and a yearning grows to awaken in those places that have been but a dream. To sate your desire to roam, StyleHotels recommends three of the world’s most stylish and […]

Photograph of the week: Storm in Pula, Croatia

Photograph of the week: Storm in Pula, Croatia

Due to the humid and hot weather in Croatia, this storm stunned many with its noise. The brightness of this lightning illuminated the night sky, showing an amazing radiant blue. The photographer was lucky enough to capture this image whilst on holiday in Pula – this kind of event does not happen all that often […]

Top 6 cities to enjoy in mainland Europe

Top 6 cities to enjoy in mainland Europe

Spring is coming and Europe is ready for visitors to enjoy the milder climate, beautiful blooms and longer days. It’s the perfect time to head to the continent, whether it’s for an expansive Grand Tour or just a shorter stopover. Let’s have a look at some of the top six most gorgeous – and often […]

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