Category: Europe

5 stylish reasons to visit Portugal

5 stylish reasons to visit Portugal

The past few years A-listers (think David Beckham, Ronan Keating, Pamela Anderson…) have been flying to this tiny country to go under the radar and it is all very hush-hush. So until now, the 300 days of sunshine a year are reserved exclusively for those in the know. Portugal, unbeknownst to most is a glamorous […]

5 gorgeous photo locations in the Tuscan countryside

5 gorgeous photo locations in the Tuscan countryside

The beautiful countryside of Tuscany, Italy is a popular subject for glossy travel magazines, wall calendars, and coffee table photography books. When we start working with travelers at Italy Beyond the Obvious, we always ask how Italy won the jackpot for their dream trip. Quite often, the answer includes a desire to see the iconic […]

5 of the best restaurants in the Lake District

5 of the best restaurants in the Lake District

Spring in the Lake District is a time of transition and awakening. And it’s a particularly good time of year to enjoy its world-class cuisine. Yes! Cumbria has become quite the foodie mecca and is now home to 4 Michelin-starred restaurants and a vast array of award-winning, artisan foodie products. Recently nominated for World Heritage […]

10 unmissable things to do in Provence

10 unmissable things to do in Provence

On a trip to Provence there are certain activities, sights and foods that should not be missed out on, some might say that you would not have seen the ‘real’ Provence should you miss them. We have composed a top ten guide for a few of the wonders this glorious part of France has to […]

15 ways to celebrate Saint Patrick's day

15 ways to celebrate Saint Patrick’s day

Friday the 17th March is Ireland’s Saint Patrick’s Day. Global monuments go green in cities all over the world to nod to our small country. Pubs and clubs fill with revelers enjoying the excuse to indulge, dressed head to foot in green and sing along to the latest singer songwriter that Ireland has produced. In […]

5 of the world's most extravagant luxury vacations

5 of the world’s most extravagant luxury vacations

Are your luxury travel experiences just not luxurious enough? For those where money is absolutely no object, there are some truly exceptional – not to mention eye-wateringly expensive – options to consider. We spoke to our friends at FlightHub.com to find out the most extravagant luxury trips in the world. Here are five of the […]

Top 5 bars in Edinburgh

Top 5 bars in Edinburgh

A city like Edinburgh is made for exploring, but it can be thirsty work. Fortunately, there are plenty of tucked away bars and convivial pubs that provide comfort from the vagaries of seasonal weather or just a chance to catch up with friends. It’s easy to enjoy the expanding choice of cocktails, spirits and ales […]

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11 places to see street art around the world

The term ‘street art’ was coined during the 1980s, when graffiti began to transcend spray-can tags, becoming a specialised craft. Much of the artwork is unsanctioned, but communities around the world have begun to see the value in these visual bursts of life. We’ve compiled some of our best recent street-art discoveries across the globe, […]

6 things to do in Brussels for fashion and design lovers

6 things to do in Brussels for fashion and design lovers

Brussels is an incredible city to visit if you are a fashion enthusiast. The city is filled with so many young and highly talented designers, which create everything from luxury clothing, to shoes, accessories, leather products, frames for glasses and so on. If you care for exceptional quality and desire to wear items that respect […]

9 of the best tea rooms in Paris

9 of the best tea rooms in Paris

While Paris is world renowned for its café culture, it is the salons de thé which have drawn aristocrats and royalty for over a century. Fortunately, many of those luxurious tea rooms remain today while modern proprietors have begun to introduce new ideas in the world of Parisian tea rooms. This being potentially the most […]

The 12 best chocolate shops in Paris

The 12 best chocolate shops in Paris

Chocolate is something most travelers of all ages love. It’s not difficult to find in Paris. In fact, it’s the opposite—there are so many chocolate shops and patisseries that it can be hard to choose! Luckily, I’ve asked French chocolate expert Lauranie to tell me her 12 favorite chocolatiers in Paris. And after trying quite […]

London's 5 best afternoon teas

London’s 5 best afternoon teas

Afternoon tea is a British institution. It is the perfect opportunity for a friendly catch up, a family outing or a pit stop between shopping and theatre. Here is our selection of London’s best offerings – from edible art pieces, to bottomless “gin teas” – perfect for those who want to experience tradition with a […]

7 luxury destinations best reached by private jet

7 luxury destinations best reached by private jet

More and more people are being attracted to the idea of flying by private jet and all of the unique benefits it brings. It’s perfect if you’re someone who dislikes the massive queues and constant delays at major airports, enjoys having more time to spend in your favoured location or just wants to arrive in […]

Swimming Pool at Marco Polo chalet

Top 5 European ski chalets with private pools

They say love and marriage goes together like a horse and carriage; by the same token so do the mountains along with luxurious accommodation. A hotel is fine for many but there’s something extra special about being spoiled rotten in your home from home. Luxury chalets have certainly come a long way in terms of […]

3 of the world's best luxury treehouse hotels

3 of the world’s best luxury treehouse hotels

Remember the sheer joy of hiding out in a treehouse as a child, surrounded by leafy branches and sky? You can share that wonderful feeling with your significant other or your family, yet with the convenience of creature comforts and even a jacuzzi or pool, at these luxury hotels with treehouses. Since these are unique […]

Blue Ice - Palmer Johnson yacht in St Tropez

A weekend on a superyacht in St Tropez

Sunshine, superyachts, and Saint Tropez: can there be a more wonderful combination? But for many, the dream of a Saint Tropez yacht charter hovers just out of reach. Until now. We know that not everyone has the time or funds for a leisurely week-long superyacht charter along the French Riviera. But that certainly doesn’t mean […]