Category: Europe

Currently on our way back from Crete

We are currently on our way back from a relaxing stay on the beautiful island of áCrete, the largest of the Greek islands. á Come back over the next week for special features on the blog, detailing some of áthe wonderful places we’ve stayed.

Park Hyatt Zurich introduces YogaAway

Ideally located in the heart of Zurich, across from the Congress Centre and steps from the Lake, Park Hyatt Zurich áis introducing áYogaAway for those who want to start off their morning invigorated or for those who need to recuperate at the end of a long day. YogaAway’s approach is unique – designed to offer […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Take a flight of fancy with Eastern Safaris The rustic-chic yoga resort of Amansala The finest chateau hotel in France? á Check out Bagnols! Find more… in Singapore

Hotel Capri Caesar Augustus

A nicely-put-together video of the five star áHotel Capri Caesar Augustus.

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Journey back in time on the Royal Scotsman Five star luxury at its best, from Graycliff Marvel at Emperor penguins with Polar Cruises Discover thousands of years of civilization courtesy of Arts in Europe

Tourist attractions in Norway and Spain

At work we’ve recently completed two new European travel ásites, providing tourist information for Norway and Spain (sites for other countries in Europe are being worked upon as I type). A Norway Attraction and A Spain Atraction have information on over 1600 and á2500 tourist attractions respectively and, we think, are the biggest resources of […]

Jumeirah Glasgow Hotel

Jumeirah, the Dubai-based luxury hotel group and operator of the world famous Burj Al Arab, has unveiled plans to operate a five-star super deluxe hotel in Glasgow, Scotland. Conveniently situated in Glasgow’s International Financial Services District, with close proximity to the high-end shopping district, Jumeirah Glasgow Hotel will be a á25-storey development, designed by Ian […]

Luxury accommodation overlooking Kolymbari Bay, Crete

Luxury accommodation overlooking Kolymbari Bay, Crete

The old farmhouse of Elia Ano Vouves in Kolymbari, Crete was renovated by George Digridakis, a plastic surgeon by trade. The property has 9 comfortable rooms and the resort has been equipped with a sauna, hammam, Jacuzzi and glass-walled therapy room. Here you can indulge in a wide range of treatments – everything from an […]

London Marriott West India Quay

The perfect location to experience a new London… the London Marriott West India Quay.

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Beyond your expectations: Mexico Exquisite sojourns along the Adriatic from TerraNautika Personal shopping service from áLuxury Edinburgh Feel the difference at Vila Bicuda

Hire a private Louvre guide

Hire a private Louvre guide

As anyone who’s been to Paris’ La Louvre will testify, you could easily spend a whole day there. á So why not call on the services of a guide to help you through the maze? á Paris Muse offers such a service, with tours led by native English-speaking art historians. á You can choose from […]

Club of the Rising Sun

Club of the Rising Sun

East travels West at Shoko Madrid, a lounge club in the fashionable La Latina region of Madrid. The party starts at midnight, Thursday to Saturday, when the in-crowd dances the night away to House tunes. Watch out also for the Med-Japanese fusion restaurant.

Today I shall be running a half marathon, not the blog

Today I shall be running a half marathon, not the blog

In an hour or so, I’ll be heading into Newcastle-upon-Tyne to participate in the Great North Run, the biggest half marathon in the world, with approximately 49,999 other runners. á The route covers 13.1 miles from Newcastle to South Shields. This will be my 10th GNR on the trot and, given my lack of training, […]

The wonders of Halkidiki

Beatiful beaches within reach of Thessaloniki… welcome to Hakidiki!

Christmas comes early to Northumberland!

Christmas comes early to Northumberland!

This weekend áthe winter events season begins at Belsay Hall, áCastle & Gardens with a festive food and gift fair. Shoppers can beat the Christmas rush and pick up a variety of regional produce and handmade gifts.

When a luxury hotel is not a luxury hotel…

The Belfast Telegraph has today run with a headline “From derelict Belfast ruin to luxury hotel“. á Naturally, this caught my eye; however, on reading the article, it becomes evident that this so-called ‘luxury hotel’ in the Cathedral Quarter of the city, is a Premier Inn. á For those that don’t know, Premier Inn is […]

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