Category: Europe

Short stay: Lantern & Larks glamping at Exton Park, Rutland, UK

Short stay: Lantern & Larks glamping at Exton Park, Rutland, UK

On a large country estate in England’s smallest county lies a wonderfully secluded Lantern & Larks glamping site. On arrival, we were warmly greeted by June who showed us to our ‘tent’ located in a peaceful walled garden on the Exton Park estate. There’s no electricity, no WiFi and no mobile signal. To some this […]

5 of the best art stops in Mahón, Menorca

5 of the best art stops in Mahón, Menorca

The Balearic Islands have been a firm favourite amongst sun-seeking tourists for decades, offering the best of Spanish culture combined with the unique traditions of each island. Menorca – whose name derives from the Latin word ‘Minorica’, meaning smaller island – is known for its more tranquil atmosphere in comparison to the party islands of […]

Top 10 mountain restaurants in the Three Valleys

Top 10 mountain restaurants in the Three Valleys

Skiing and eating go hand in hand and no ski trip is complete without at least one great lunch or dinner. What makes the Three Valleys special is that you can have fabulous, creative food whilst on the slopes, as well as when in resort and it’s the mountain restaurants that I want to tell […]

Is September the best kept secret in Provence?

Is September the best kept secret in Provence?

Ahhhh… Provence in September… is there a better month to be had in this stunning region of Southern France? I am probably the tiniest bit biased but there are so many reasons why I look forward to this time of year. Reliable sunshine is just one factor that makes Provence such a great destination. Even […]

5 great reasons to visit Little Venice

5 great reasons to visit Little Venice

The Italian Adriatic coast stretches along 90 kilometers of shoreline which lie on the Adriatic Sea. Mostly made up of very busy seaside towns like Rimini, we will explore the lesser touristy side of this beautiful and historical area of Italy. Little Venice The small town of Comacchio lies 3 kilometers from the coast on […]

5 of the best luxury experiences in Gstaad, Switzerland

5 of the best luxury experiences in Gstaad, Switzerland

A peaceful haven for the rich and famous in the Swiss Alps, Gstaad was once described by actress Julie Andrews as ‘the last paradise in a crazy world’. The region is famous for its high net worth visitors, cultural festivals and stunning views of the mountainous countryside. We’ve discovered five of Gstaad’s best experiences to […]

5 top girls' days out in Edinburgh

5 top girls’ days out in Edinburgh

When the girls get together they need more than just fun.  No girls’ day out is complete without the essential pampering, retail therapy, and catch-up over fizz or cocktails. Edinburgh hosts a playground of luxury experiences and indulgent places for any lady who wants to tick the days out boxes. Shopping at Multrees Walk or […]

Templo del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús

The best scenic walks around Barcelona

Barcelona is a breathtaking city to visit at any time of year, and whilst it’s incredible during the summer months, you might find yourself wanting a break from the crowds. We’ve prepared a selection of our favourite walks for you to try during your stay in Barcelona, so you can ‘get away from it all’ […]

When things heat up in Edinburgh, where are the cool people?

When things heat up in Edinburgh, where are the cool people?

When temperatures first flutter upwards around May, the optimists of Edinburgh fondly anticipate a Summer where finding somewhere to escape the heat will be part of any jaunt. The venues below are worth a visit no matter the weather, but if you need to cool off from the beating Scottish sun they will do just […]

5 luxury experiences not to miss in Santorini

5 luxury experiences not to miss in Santorini

The stunning island of Santorini sits in a water filled caldera of a volcano, surrounded by dazzling Aegean waters. The small island has long charmed visitors with its sugar cube houses, sunny climate and out of this world sunsets. Its volcanic past has shaped its history and even inspired rumours that the island is the […]

Top 5 reasons to visit Tynemouth, UK

Top 5 reasons to visit Tynemouth, UK

Located just eight miles from Newcastle city centre is the historical coastal village of Tynemouth. Comparable to Whitby, Tynemouth offers Blue Flag beaches, independent stores, and a bar scene to rival the city. With so much on offer in this hidden gem, we’re taking a look at the 5 top reasons to visit this slice […]

Top 5 villas for practising wellness

Top 5 villas for practising wellness

For most people, every day life can be stressful. A holiday should be about relaxing and reconnecting with yourself. Wellness holidays are on the rise, but what better way to unwind than in your own private villa with no one to interrupt you? Sungai Bali’s Villa Sungai is a five star traditional village escape, and […]

An iconic swiss mountain hut near verbier

Top 5 mountain refuge huts (with a touch of luxury)

I’ll confess right off the bat that the above is a pretty misleading headline. I’ve not stayed in too many refuges and none at all outside of the Alps. Maybe the the title should be ‘5 places I’ve been very grateful for when I’ve been walking all day and in need of some sustenance and […]

Coworth Park, Berkshire

6 of the best family friendly hotels in the UK

The British Isles have been having the most glorious summer weather this year, and more and more people are choosing to escape to the green countryside with their clan, rather than going abroad. The British Isles are perfect for family holidays, whether you are looking for a short weekend break or long school holiday, there […]

Perugia main square

Top 5 ways to experience the true heart of Perugia, Italy

Located in the central Italian region of Umbria, the small city of Perugia remains somewhat under the radar for many international travelers to Italy. We frequently send Italy Beyond the Obvious travelers to Perugia for history and culture, and because its a perfect city to explore on foot. Spend a day or so in Perugia […]

Top 5 luxury family friendly foodie holidays

Top 5 luxury family friendly foodie holidays

Food glorious food – never such a true statement written. I find food so important in life, but especially on holiday. So many times I’ve arrived in paradise, but one mouthful of the so-called hotel’s or restaurant’s delicacies have been such a disappointment and really tainted my holiday experience. Like for so many this is […]

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