Category: Europe

6 unknown Wonders of the World

6 unknown Wonders of the World

The world is full of amazing places and hidden wonders, some so beautiful, you’d be forgiven for thinking they actually don’t exist. The more familiar ‘wonders of the world’ dominate the mainstream articles, but there are a few gems slip under the radar, untouched by mass tourism, making them even more special. Here’s 6 unknown […]

4 seasons under the Matterhorn

4 seasons under the Matterhorn

150 years ago this summer, on 14 July 1865, 37 year old French mountaineer, Michel Croz, attached his blouse to a tent pole. Holding the pole aloft, with his shirt snapping and crackling in the wind, the world below bore witness to a remarkable feat: the Matterhorn had finally been conquered. But triumph soon turned […]

Backstage Hotel Zermatt Spa

Top 3 luxury hotels in Zermatt

A lot of people who come to Zermatt for the exceptional skiing and the stunning scenery will choose to stay in a chalet. There’s a lot to be said for staying in a chalet – your own private space, the freedom to choose, come and go when you please, especially if you self-cater. But sometimes […]

There’s so much to do in Puglia!

There’s so much to do in Puglia!

Italy’s southern heel may be considered one of the country’s most resplendent hidden gems – however when it comes to activities, attractions and experiences, the region is overflowing with options. Whatever the interest, there really is something for everyone! Want to know more? Read on for our insider’s guide to some of our absolute favourites. […]

17 places you'll be glad to know about as a Brit in Paris

17 places you’ll be glad to know about as a Brit in Paris

In the eyes of many, the British and the French are arch-enemies who differ in everything: food, history, climate, lifestyle aspirations… yet, crowds of British tourists flock to the French capital all year round and just as many French people have made London their second home! Here is a short list of useful addresses of […]

Peterhof Palace gardens

72 hours in St Petersburg

Russia’s second city has been known as St Petersburg, Petrograd, Leningrad and finally became St Petersburg again when it was renamed in 1991. It is the most northern city in the world and whilst winters are long and cold, the short summer is warm and with almost 24 hours of daylight. Both times of year […]

Zermatt Unplugged

Top Summer events in the Alps 2015

With my life being centred around the cycle of the ski season, reciting peak week dates and perfecting the snow dance way before the temperature drops in the Alps, it is a big adjustment for me to see through the whiteouts to the beauty of the Alps in the summer. You can’t beat a blue […]

Unspoiled Andalucia: 5 reasons to visit La Axarquia this season

Unspoiled Andalucia: 5 reasons to visit La Axarquia this season

Few people outside of the region itself know La Axarquia by name. Though technically still part of the well known and well tread Costa del Sol, La Axarquia is in many ways the antithesis of what the Costa del Sol has come to be associated with, having preserved its natural beauty and historic culture, having […]

Inside Montserrat Monastery

A Barcelona day trip: discovering magical Montserrat

Barcelona is one of Europe’s top tourist destinations, and the Catalan capital has it all. Its architecture is varied and stunning, from the Gothic Cathedral to Gaudí’s Modernist constructions such as the Sagrada Família, Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, and the most cutting edge hotels and buildings in its up and coming neighbourhoods. One of the best things about Barcelona, however, […]

Cultural highlights in Lincoln not to be missed

Cultural highlights in Lincoln not to be missed

Celebrations for Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary in 2015 continue through the summer – especially in Lincoln. The city is home to one of only four surviving copies of the document which lies in a state-of-the-art, subterranean vault in Lincoln Castle. The vault is the only place in the world where the 1215 Magna Carta can […]

5 British sparkling wines to toast the Summer

5 British sparkling wines to toast the Summer

There’s never been a better time for British fizz. Since the first vines were planted in the 1960s, the UK’s young wine industry has been steadily maturing and over the past few years it’s been British bottles that have been beating the favourites, old and new, in blind tastings and scooping the top wine awards. […]

Reus Plaza de Prim

Secrets of Spain: resplendent Reus

Reus is best known as the home town of Gaudí, but apart from this, the city centre is throbbing with remarkable architecture, sublime shopping and oodles of great food, culture and history. Located around 6 miles inland from the golden coast of the Costa Dorada, the beautiful city of Reus is frequently ignored by the […]

The natural highlights of Arcachon Bay

The natural highlights of Arcachon Bay

Mention of the South of France conjures up numerous images, many featuring yachts, casinos and fast cars. Whilst these are undoubtedly hallmarks of the landscape, what often goes unmentioned are the many spectacular and world class natural resources and landmarks that can be experienced, the majority an easy day trip from the popular seaside resort […]

4 hotspots for foodies in Paris

4 hotspots for foodies in Paris

France is definitely one of the world’s most celebrated culinary meccas. It is home to one of the most influential food cultures in the western world—a culture that laid the foundations of many of the staples of European/Western cooking and is still loved and celebrated the world over for its unique outlook on ingredients, techniques […]

Spanish food explained - my top 5 tapa recommendations

Spanish food explained – my top 5 tapa recommendations

Spain has become famous for its avant-garde, molecular gastronomy. Yes it is amazing but honestly, I often find it overwhelming and strange. Many times, I want something simple and comforting. This is why I personally love Spanish food-Spaniards have spent centuries crafting the perfect snack. Officially known as tapas, here is a quick guide to […]

Top tips for a memorable weekend in Lincoln, UK

Top tips for a memorable weekend in Lincoln, UK

800 years ago, pilgrims travelling to Lincoln would have been able to see the distant tower of the cathedral long before they reached their destination. And today that splendid building can still be seen from afar. Visitors arriving by car will quickly find themselves down by the River Witham where there are modern developments and […]

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