Category: Europe

4 of the coolest neighbourhoods in Rome

4 of the coolest neighbourhoods in Rome

Of course you want to see the sights – the Colosseum, the Vatican, the Trevi Fountain – but it’s only when you explore the neighbourhoods that you really get to know Rome. These are four of the most vibrant, all located in or near the city centre. Monti The tangle of streets stretching across the […]

5 of the world's most unique, romantic luxury hotels

5 of the world’s most unique, romantic luxury hotels

Be the new romantic. No more do you need to check into a luxury hotel with a view of the Eiffel Tower or travel to Agra to prove your love, Venice and Hawaii are gorgeous, but there are destinations that are beyond. Romance like an A lister, leading tech influencer or… ex President and allow […]

Top 5 secret (and best!) experiences in Rome

Top 5 secret (and best!) experiences in Rome

Taking a scenic stroll to the Pope’s Summer residence, viewing Rome from the Colosseum’s upper rings, visiting Vatican Museum’s many secret rooms, preparing seasonal dishes from a Roman farm house…Even in Rome, one of the world’s oldest touristic cities, there are still genuine experiences known to only a few. Many foreign tourists ask me the […]

Get me to the church in time, Santa Catherina del Sasso, Italy

Get me to the church(es) on time!

Churches, abbeys, monasteries – whatever you call them – played a very important part in people’s lives through the ages. Whether used for a wedding, a funeral, a religious ceremony, meditation or even as a refuge in times of war, it stood out as a place of consolation and comfort. Up to this day people […]

6 'Siriusly' bewitching ways to experience the magic of Harry Potter in Edinburgh

6 ‘Siriusly’ bewitching ways to experience the magic of Harry Potter in Edinburgh

Although not an Edinburgh native, JK Rowling has spent many years in Edinburgh so it is no surprise that the magical world of Harry Potter has a great deal of resemblance to Scotland’s capital. With cobbled streets, winding alleyways and Gothic architecture, the city is ‘riddled’ with the essence of Harry Potter. Where the magic […]

The best beach clubs for a French Riviera yacht charter

The best beach clubs for a French Riviera yacht charter

Glamorous, decadent, and dripping in celebrity history, the beach clubs of the Cote d’Azur have long been synonymous with the superyacht set. Yet of the hundred or so beach clubs along this stretch of storied coastline, which ones should you visit on your superyacht charter? The best beach clubs have a seductive magic about them, […]

Discover your next romantic destination, Lake Bled

Discover your next romantic destination, Lake Bled

Travel forty-five minutes North West of Ljubljana towards the age-old spa town of Bled and a magical world begins to unfold before you. A mesmerising emerald-green lake framed by the towering Karavanke Mountains dwarf the medieval castle cradled upon its slopes. Come the winter and early spring and you are likely to see this landscape […]

Travelling in Ireland: essential tips

Travelling in Ireland: essential tips

So you’re planning a vacation in Ireland? For many, visiting the Emerald Isle is a lifelong dream that is finally being realised; it may be a chance to visit your ancestral home for the very first time and might even be an opportunity to meet distant relatives. For others it’s a whimsical notion that takes […]

Vienna Neighbourhood: Otto Wagner House Koestlergasse

5 Vienna neighbourhoods with rare gems

Most Vienna travellers don’t afford the luxury of going beyond its main attractions: Inner city, Ringstrasse, Schonbrunn Palace, and key museums and coffeehouses. They will never know the neighbourhood gems hiding in the ‘world’s most livable city’ (Mercer Consulting Quality of Living Rankings). If you go on a Vienna neighbourhoods walk  you can find charming places few travellers […]

Barcelona Barceloneta sunrise Club1Hotels

5 of the world’s most exclusive hotels with up to 70% off

As you can imagine I have stayed at some absolutely amazing hotels and resorts, which is definitely one of the perks of my job. Whether I am visiting an iconic city or one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in the world, I always like to get the best out of my trip, by matching […]

5 of the best art stops in Rome, Italy

5 of the best art stops in Rome, Italy

Over 2,000 years ago, the Roman poet Ovid spoke of his city as the ‘Urbs Aeterna’ (‘The Eternal City’), foreseeing an unprecedented urban culture that would indeed survive the ages. Today, Rome’s nickname is a fitting tribute to almost 3,000 years of art and architecture, ranging from the idealised sculptures of the ancient Romans to […]

Win a 5-star holiday at The Peninsula, Paris with The Luxury Holiday Company

Win a 5-star holiday at The Peninsula, Paris with The Luxury Holiday Company

Win a 5-star holiday in the spectacular Peninsula, Paris – a hotel that is the epitome of Parisian style, glamour and luxury, situated mere steps away from the Arc de Triomphe. Travel to Paris stylishly with Eurostar Business Premier , enjoying Michelin-designed gastronomy as you make your way to Paris. A stylish journey to Paris […]

Recipe of the week: Steamed tentacles with vegetables and organic lemon juice

Recipe of the week: Steamed tentacles with vegetables and organic lemon juice

This is a simple Mediterranean recipe for a light, fresh and delicious dish. It’s great as a Summer meal but can also serve as an entrée in the colder months: simply make sure to always use your local seasonal vegetables. Ingredients Octopus tentacles Rosemary Garlic Pepper grains Seasonal vegetables (such as asparagus, zucchini, carrots and […]

Like 'The Amazing Race'?  Then you'll love Competitours!

Like ‘The Amazing Race’? Then you’ll love Competitours!

If you’ve been living under a rock, or you’re not a US citizen, you can probably be excused if you’ve not heard of The Amazing Race. For those who aren’t familiar, it’s a multi-award-winning reality TV series with travel and adventure at its core. Contestants are pitted against one another with a series of travel-based […]

4 stunning national parks in Italy

4 stunning national parks in Italy

Italy has virtually every type of scenery one can imagine, from bucolic countrysides with rolling hills to majestic mountains to spectacular coastlines. The country preserves much of this beauty in its 25 national parks, which receive many millions of visitors every year. The stunning national parks featured below are Italy’s Top Four in terms of […]

Spain's Stonehenge - the heart and soul of Andalusia in ancient Antequera

Spain’s Stonehenge – the heart and soul of Andalusia in ancient Antequera

Little known outside of Andalusia until recently, the ancient city of Antequera in Malaga province has gained a lot of international recognition of late. Much of this renewed attention comes thanks to the Antequera Dolmens Site being awarded a UNESCO World Heritage designation in July of 2016; however, the town has held strategic importance for […]

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