Category: Europe

Top 5 Royal events for a glamorous British Summer

Top 5 Royal events for a glamorous British Summer

Top hats and tailcoats may not be the first items you’d pack on a summer holiday but if you’re looking to rub shoulders with British royalty then you better come prepared. The British ‘Summer season’ is awash with luxurious events that, come rain or shine, guarantee royal appearances and an A-list crowd paired with plenty […]

Suite of the week: Romantic Honeymoon Suite, Villa Fiorentino Positano, Campania, Italy

Suite of the week: Romantic Honeymoon Suite, Villa Fiorentino Positano, Campania, Italy

Suite name: Romantic Honeymoon Suite Location: Villa Fiorentino Positano, Amalfi Coast, Campania, Italy Size of accommodation: 120 sq m internal, 100 sq m external Cost per night: From €650 Who’s stayed here: Gilberto Gil What makes it special: It’s one of the best suites for a romantic honeymoon on the Amalfi Coast and is the top of the range apartment at […]

5 not-to-be-missed UNESCO sites in Italy

5 not-to-be-missed UNESCO sites in Italy

UNESCO’s World Heritage status designates places of “outstanding universal value to humanity” by inscribing them on the World Heritage List so that they will be protected for future generations to appreciate and enjoy. Italy is the country with the highest number of heritage sites inscribed on the UNESCO list with a total of 50 located […]

3 of the best overnight Alpine adventures to try ‘en famille’

3 of the best overnight Alpine adventures to try ‘en famille’

Quality time with our children is a priceless luxury that we would all like more of. However, the reality of trying to juggle a full time job, house and family means that those precious moments are often sacrificed for work and other daily distractions. The family activity holiday is a great opportunity to indulge in […]

A Taste of Austria: an amazing timelapse video that'll inspire you to visit soon

A Taste of Austria: an amazing timelapse video that’ll inspire you to visit soon

Prepare yourself for a quick insight into Austria’s amazing natural beauty. If you love travelling around Europe, you’ll want to know more about Austria, famed for its gorgeous mountain scenery, its architecture and its music. The following video made by Vienna-based FilmSpektakel offers a brief but fantastic insight into all three. The company spent two […]

150 years of travel and tourism in St Moritz

150 years of travel and tourism in St Moritz

150 years seems to be a significant number for 2015; Zermatt sees the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn and St Moritz celebrates 150 years of travel and tourism. 2015 has never been more of a prominent year to visit Switzerland. In 1864 a Swiss bet a Brit that he would discover […]

6 hot destinations on the trend-o-meter

6 hot destinations on the trend-o-meter

‘Darling, didn’t you know, fuchsia is the new black.’ And so someone in the fashion industry might deliver the ultimate put down – that you are…. wait for it…. off-trend. Well fear not, when talking travel it’s possible to avoid the same fate because here are some oh-so hot destinations that are most definitely the […]

4 gems of stylish Shoreditch, London

4 gems of stylish Shoreditch, London

Located in the East End of London to the north of the City of London, this inner city district draws thousands of people from all parts of the world. Anyone can fall short of words when it comes to describing the spirit of Shoreditch - from artsy people and the party animals to influential people from […]

Planning a short break in Bordeaux?  6 not-to-be-missed experiences

Planning a short break in Bordeaux? 6 not-to-be-missed experiences

Recently nominated as the Best European Destination 2015, this vibrant and elegant city is often neglected by tourists who, if they haven’t been to France before, will opt for the larger and more easily accessible city of Paris. However, since becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007, Bordeaux is becoming one of the main […]

3 lesser known Greek Islands worthy of a closer look

3 lesser known Greek Islands worthy of a closer look

Greece is a popular and well known destination which needs no further introduction. There are at least 6000 islands and islets and some have gained a worldwide reputation while others are still to be discovered not only by incoming guests but also from the Greeks themselves. We highlight 3 such destinations worthy of a pin in the […]

5 must-sees in Ayrshire and Arran, Scotland

5 must-sees in Ayrshire and Arran, Scotland

Often tourists, on their trip around Scotland, by-pass Ayrshire, in the south-west of the country, but they are missing a veritable feast of historic places, stunning scenery and enough golf to satisfy the enthusiast. The rich green farmland rolls down to the Firth of Clyde where the coastal towns of Ayr, Troon, Prestwick and Saltcoats […]

Photograph of the week: Polar bear in Svalbard

Photograph of the week: Polar bear in Svalbard

Polar bears, unlike their brown bear cousins, are active year-round, though they will often fast through the Summer months when restricted to land by the melting ice shelf. During the height of their feeding season an adult male bear can weigh up to 700kgs and measure up to 3 metres in length, making them the […]

7 must-see highlights in Brussels

7 must-see highlights in Brussels

You might think of Brussels and think of the following: mussels, the EU, statues of small boys taking a tinkle and long, boozy weekends that start off decorously enough then become somewhat raucous at around the 3pm mark. Well, you’d be right – and as Belgium’s capital is only a few hours away from London […]

5 of the best wine lists in Spain

5 of the best wine lists in Spain

An impeccable wine list is an essential component of any well-respected and reputable restaurant. Some of the best restaurants in Spain hit the nail right on the head. The wisdom and good taste of the sommelier is evident and appreciated by those that know about wine. And for those who truly take their wine seriously, […]

The world’s most luxurious skiing resorts

The world’s most luxurious skiing resorts

There’s a skiing break, and then there are the kinds of skiing breaks that you never forget. The snow is lush, deep and plentiful. Your bed is the best you’ve ever slept in, and the food – well, you’ll never eat like that again. The whole holiday is a sensory delight from start to finish, […]

Suite of the week: Villa Giardini del Principe, Sicily, Italy

Suite of the week: Villa Giardini del Principe, Sicily, Italy

Suite name: Villa Giardini del Principe Location: Between Palermo and Cefalu, Sicily, Italy Size of accommodation: 450 sq m immersed in 10,000 sq m of mature landscaped gardens Cost per night: From €645 per night for the main villa Who’s stayed here: High-profile businessmen, American entrepreneurs, highly distinguished doctors What makes it special: A rare sea-front villa in Sicily, this magnificent […]

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