Category: Europe

4 Loire Valley chateaux that are perfect for kids

4 Loire Valley chateaux that are perfect for kids

The Loire valley is world renowned for its magnificent chateaux and fine wine. At first glance, however, the region does not seem particularly appropriate for kids. With all the chateaux nestled along the River Loire, it is important to pick the right ones, because there is no escaping that some are a bit on the […]

The best baguettes in Paris

The best baguettes in Paris

Walking towards the metro with the promise of sunshine teasing me from behind a few grey  clouds, I  noticed  not one, not two but several Parisians enjoying a petite dejeuner,  a fresh baguette right out of the bag!  That vision drove me to find the perfect baguette in the City of Light, and I think […]

Florence the Magnificent

Florence the Magnificent

I was once told by an Italian friend, “the world is divided into two: The Tuscans and the Jealous.” Standing outside the Palazzo Vecchio I was forced to agree. There, beneath the imposing presence of Michelangelo’s David (a copy – the original was moved indoors away from the pigeons about 140 years ago ) I […]

Top 10 islands in the world

Top 10 islands in the world

Popular travel review site TripAdvisor has come out with the results of its annual Travellers’ Choice® awards. Among them are the awards for the best islands in the world. Wonder which ones made the top 10, according to the opionions of TripAdvisor readers? Then read on… 1. Ambergris Caye, Belize Cayes For the second year […]

Andorra hosts Cirque du Soleil events

Andorra hosts Cirque du Soleil events

Cirque du Soleil is bringing a new, free, open-air event to the Principality of Andorra in summer 2014 that is created especially for the country. Inspired by Andorra’s colours and contrasts, ‘Scalada’ is an exclusive show combining spectacular acrobatics, costumes, lighting and scenery to tell the story of one of Europe’s smallest countries. The world’s […]

Top 3 vintage flying experiences in Britain

Top 3 vintage flying experiences in Britain

Britain has always had a proud aviation heritage brimming with heroic war stories but when it comes to great British aviation, there are three landmark vintage airplanes that are still the pride of Britain’s skies. We’ve picked out our favourite luxury flying experiences to give you a taste of the thrill and the history behind […]

Top 5 luxury ski chalets for families

Top 5 luxury ski chalets for families

It’s no accident that half term is one of the busiest periods for the ski industry. It’s an opportunity for parents to take their children for a weeks skiing and a lot of parents do just that, creating a mini boom, mid-season. One thing guaranteed to make that week a success is a family friendly […]

7 amazing picnic spots

7 amazing picnic spots

I’ve found that in life, efficiency and health are keys to a happy (not to mention productive) existence. This plays perfectly into my role as a cyclist and CEO. Between meetings, deadlines, training rides and other traveling obligations, sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day. This is why I’m a huge advocate for […]

Recipe of the week: Spanish torrijas

Recipe of the week: Spanish torrijas

Torrijas, one of the South of Spain’s most undiscovered and underappreciated sweets, is a typical treat during Holy Week, celebrated each April. Big slices of day-old bread are drenched in milk that has been spiked with hints of lemon, orange and cinnamon. Then after a quick bath in beaten eggs, the bread is fried in […]

A luxury stroll through Mayfair, London

A luxury stroll through Mayfair, London

Are you visiting London in the near future? Read on for an exclusive guide to some of the best places to visit in Mayfair, the heart of the capital of the United Kingdom. Whether you are looking to undertake some luxury shopping, enjoy refreshments or to pamper yourself, Central London has all of the best […]

The most expensive ski resorts in Europe

The most expensive ski resorts in Europe

A recent survey from TravelMag.com compared all important ski resorts in Europe based on the cost of their lodging. Boasting nine out of the ten most expensive resorts on the continent, Austria and France dominate the rankings. The most expensive of all European resorts is the Ischgl resort, located in the Austrian state of Tyrol. […]

The best places in the world for afternoon tea

The best places in the world for afternoon tea

Afternoon tea is a regal and delectable way to while away the afternoon, where you will be waited on hand and foot and treated to some delicious cuisine. Once reserved for society’s elite, afternoon tea is now a treat to be enjoyed by all. Although synonymous with England, afternoon tea is a concept now adopted […]

5 of the best Suffolk stays

5 of the best Suffolk stays

Escape to the rolling countryside, vast sands and historic market towns of Suffolk for a bracing, wintry weekend break. If you like the thought of getting cosy in the county’s finest accommodation, then read on. Here are five of the best luxury Suffolk stays: The Salthouse Harbour Hotel, Ipswich Rising above the shining sails of […]

5 excellent alternatives to skiing in Val d'Isere this Spring

5 excellent alternatives to skiing in Val d’Isere this Spring

You may be surprised to hear that ski resorts aren’t all about skiing. I don’t mean in the summer months when there isn’t any snow to be had. I mean in the core months, when the snow is at its best and sunnier days prevail. Val d’Isere for example has five alternative events that make the […]

Photograph of the week: Fisher’s Valley, St. Helena

Photograph of the week: Fisher’s Valley, St. Helena

The remote island of St Helena is situated 1,200 miles off the nearest landmass, off the west coast of Africa, and is currently only accessible by sea. Tourism on the island is still relatively untapped, receiving less than 1,500 tourists a year. However this is all set to change as the destination prepares to welcome […]

Amazing Race-style team travel competition

Amazing Race-style team travel competition

There’s a travel company that is seeking to redefine luxury travel by de-emphasizing the well-known creature comforts and instead focus on the intriguing idea of the luxury of the unknown. If you have ever watched the popular travel reality TV show ‘Amazing Race’; and muttered to yourself “I could do that”… well, here’s an intriguing […]

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