Category: Europe

Photograph of the week: Dusk storm over Paris

Photograph of the week: Dusk storm over Paris

It’s winter in the City of Love. A storm blows in over Paris, making the city stark against a dusky sky. The dome silhouetted in this photo is Les Invalides, the grand golden-domed monument where Napoleon Bonaparte is buried. The light is always changing in Paris, and seeing scenes such as this one, it is […]

The toughest slopes on the Alps

The toughest slopes on the Alps

Ever wondered wha the toughest slopes on the Alps are? This infographic created in association with SkiBoutique highlights ten different routes, showing the ability level required to take on each challenge, along with descriptions of the routes, altitude and maximum gradient… a really useful resource for anyone heading for the slopes this winter!

5 artist houses (and gardens) to visit around Paris

5 artist houses (and gardens) to visit around Paris

When you visit Paris, why not venture a little further outside the crowded downtown’s museums and explore authentic artists’ headquarters? Here’s a selection of five houses that witnessed the lives and art of famous painters, writers, architects and collectors. Intense creative stories still live behind these walls – discover the spirit of these talents and […]

Top 10 tips for first-timers visiting Paris

Top 10 tips for first-timers visiting Paris

I was going on a Viking River Cruise to Southern France with my best friend, Joan, who mentioned that she had never been to Paris. Mon dieu! I immediately set out to rectify this grave error, and rebooked our flights so we could at least spend the weekend in Paris before heading down to Avignon […]

6 ways to taste your way around London as a tourist over the festive season

6 ways to taste your way around London as a tourist over the festive season

If you are a visitor or a local, with a keen interest in food, London is a melting pot of international cuisine just waiting to be savoured. Here are some ways of exploring London, while enjoying some delicious food and wine experiences, during the cold winter months. 1. BB Bakery bus tour The BB Bakery, the […]

5 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

5 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

On our latest family trip, we visited Sani Resort in Greece, just a short drive from Thessaloniki and one of only a handful of resorts in the area that remains open through to the end of October – perfect for those of us seeking a little winter sun in the October half term week! On […]

3 good reasons why you should try snowshoeing in the Alps

3 good reasons why you should try snowshoeing in the Alps

Snowshoeing is the ultimate in winter walking, giving access to the most privileged of experiences off the beaten track. Snowshoes distribute your weight evenly over a greater surface area so you don’t sink in (as much!!). This simple application of science makes the snowy wildernesses of the Alps accessible to walkers and the technique is easy […]

Top 4 unusual ski experiences

Top 4 unusual ski experiences

As soon as one winter season is over, talk quickly turns to the next for eager snow lovers. From world class après ski to skiing across untouched powder in remote fjords, feast your eyes over these incredible destinations, from Norway to Japan. They’re perfect for a more unusual ski experience. Fjord skiing in Lofoten, Norway For those skiers wanting […]

5 of the best luxury ski hotels in Europe

5 of the best luxury ski hotels in Europe

Skiers visiting the Alps by and large usually prefer the independence and freedom that a luxury ski chalet provides, however one mans meat is another mans poison, some prefer the hotel experience. For those that do prefer to stay in a hotel there are a wide range of options, from the cosy and intimate small […]

Dining at the top 3 restaurants in Spain by private jet

Dining at the top 3 restaurants in Spain by private jet

Connoisseurs of grand cuisine and timeless culture can taste the difference on Spanish shores with a private jet vacation to a land of flamenco and flavor. Spain can boast some of the planet’s most awarded restaurants and their laid-back midnight dining, old world and modern fusion, and pure passion for exceptional tapas plates, makes for […]

24 hours in Courchevel

24 hours in Courchevel

As a child I spent every weekend at our family apartment in Courchevel 1850, and now I spend most of my adult life selling the resort. It is my favoured French ski resort, it is quaint and has a magical air to it. Yes, it is glitzy and ‘expensive’ but, for a week’s ski holiday, […]

10 ways to make the most of Germany's Christmas markets

10 ways to make the most of Germany’s Christmas markets

There’s no question that the Christmas markets in Germany are a must-visit during the holiday season whether traveling with friends or children. They’re so beautiful and magical, especially at night. If Germany’s Christmas markets are in the works for you this year, take a look at 10 ways to make the most of your visits […]

5 top tips for a luxurious Christmas and New Year in Barcelona

5 top tips for a luxurious Christmas and New Year in Barcelona

Another year is rolling to a close. Are you going to let it slide away into the archive of forgotten memories, or might you seize the moment and treat yourself to a taste of luxury in Barcelona? It’s worth remembering that luxury isn’t necessarily about extravagance and over-spending, and that Christmas is a time when […]

Top 5 fall cycling rides

Top 5 fall cycling rides

The fall season welcomed me with a myriad of opportunities to travel, and with that came an expansive list of cycling destinations. This year’s expeditions were some of my favorite to date, yielding countless memories and great opportunities. I never turn down an opportunity to get some good riding in, especially when the weather calls […]

3 ideas to guarantee some adventure on your annual ski holiday

3 ideas to guarantee some adventure on your annual ski holiday

We all love skiing but the Alps in winter have so much more to offer. Skiing is just the gateway to a paradise of great winter adventures. Adding a couple of extra winter activities to your ski holiday will turn an ordinary ski trip into an extraordinary adventure. Read on for three ideas to guarantee […]

6 of Britain's most stunning Winter views

6 of Britain’s most stunning Winter views

Cosy pubs and hearty Sunday roasts are probably what first comes to mind when you think of winter in Britain, however there’s far more to see during the country’s colder climes. When the snowflakes start to fall they transform Britain’s landscapes into an array of incredible wintery scenes, each with their own charm. From striking […]

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