Category: Europe

Glorious grouse: where to taste the first game of the season in Britain

Glorious grouse: where to taste the first game of the season in Britain

For British foodies, the 12th Augusth – or the Glorious Twelfth as it is known – is one of the culinary events of the British calendar. It marks the opening of the new shooting season, starting with one of our favourite native game birds: grouse. Since the first grouse of the season are renowned for being […]

Valencia City of Arts and Sciences

Secrets of Spain – vibrant, 5 Michelin starred Valencia

It is hard to imagine a city that contrasts beautiful historical architecture so brilliantly with avant-garde modern architecture, as well as Valencia does. It’s hard not to fall in love with the sweet smell of oranges that emanates from the trees, which line so many of the city centre’s avenues. The weather is often good […]

6 can't miss experiences in Florence

6 can’t miss experiences in Florence

Florence (or Firenze, its Italian name) is a magical place to spend a romantic getaway, or even a family holiday. As the birthplace of the Renaissance, magnificent architecture and history confront you at every turn, and as the gateway to Tuscany, the cuisine is no less impressive. Whether it’s a first visit or a return […]

5 unique, lesser-known destinations

5 unique, lesser-known destinations

The worst part of being a tourist visiting the worlds most popular attractions is all the other tourists. Long lines, crowded spaces, having to stand on a friend or relative to prevent people from obscuring your photographs. The solution then, is to go somewhere quiet and less travelled, but of course you still want to see […]

6 secret beaches from around the world

6 secret beaches from around the world

If you ever wanted to spend time on stunning beaches away from the usual tourist hotspots, and experience a Robinson Crusoe beach setting, then take a look at some of the world’s beaches which currently remain under the radar. Here’s our list of six little-known beaches from around the world. Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam A […]

Glacier Express - Exhilirating-train-ride

Europe’s most breathtaking train ride

Switzerland’s, if not Europe’s, most spectacular train ride, the Glacier Express departs the chic and wealthy resort of St Moritz and around seven hours later arrives in Zermatt, perhaps the world’s most complete ski resort. And what a day out it is too. It is a day trip through virgin mountain landscapes, deep gorges, beautiful […]

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Magical Mykonos – 7 luxury secrets (shhhhh!)

Mykonos is best known for throwing the party that never stops. It’s a glamorous island where anything goes; friendly people, incredible bars, a stylish crowd and a non-stop party atmosphere that lasts long into the sunset. But just because it’s a party paradise doesn’t mean you’ll be sacrificing luxury for fun. Here are 7 luxury […]

A visit to Frankfurt's best new restaurant

A visit to Frankfurt’s best new restaurant

The highlight of our recent stay in Frankfurt – other than the private flight with Jetfly to get there – was dinner at the newly-opened, pan-Asian restaurant, Breeze by lebua at the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof hotel – already an esteemed culinary destination and home to the Michelin-starred restaurant Francais. But, before all that, we called at […]

The best places for lake kayaking in the Southern French Alps

The best places for lake kayaking in the Southern French Alps

Paddling across a beautiful clear blue lake surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery with the sun on your back has to be one of the best feelings in the world. When you get too hot, you just jump into the cool water and then jump back in and continue your journey exploring the coves and admiring […]

What's it like to fly privately with Jetfly?

What’s it like to fly privately with Jetfly?

It was a Thursday morning and I walked the short distance from my hotel to Denham airfield in Buckinghamshire. Opposite the appropriately named Biggles cafe is the Jetfly lounge where I met my fellow co-passengers just before 8am for a private flight to Frankfurt. By 8.20am we were up in the air, looking down on the […]

5 things to do for the perfect romantic stay in Paris

5 things to do for the perfect romantic stay in Paris

Paris is known as the ‘City of Love’ and it is not just because many movies and novels portray it as the most romantic city in the world. The city has such a rich cultural heritage that anyone who visits is bound to fall in love with it. With so many amazing attractions and a […]

Top 5 luxury vacation spots in Greece

Top 5 luxury vacation spots in Greece

Luxury hotels, gourmet restaurants, sailing boats, together with crystal clear waters, sandy beaches and natural beauty? These 5 vacations spots in Greece have the whole package! Santorini, Mykonos, Crete, along with the lesser known Paxos island and the up and coming Athens Riviera, are both beautiful and luxurious, making them favorite destinations among Greek and […]

5 reasons to visit Santorini this year

5 reasons to visit Santorini this year

If you’ve ever had a friend come back from a Greek holiday with a stunning golden tan, a hugely positive mental attitude and a sudden craving for salads drenched in olive oil, olives and feta, you can bet they’ve been to Santorini. They’ll try to explain how blue the sea is, how white the buildings […]

The best ways to experience the white water of the Southern French Alps

The best ways to experience the white water of the Southern French Alps

The Southern French Alps have the best play spots in the Alps for experienced white water kayakers with big water, technical descents and roller coaster rapids on famous rivers like the Durance and the Ubaye. However, unless you have already spent several years learning and perfecting your white water kayaking skills, this will be out […]

Visit Vitoria-Gasteiz, Queen of the Basque Country

Visit Vitoria-Gasteiz, Queen of the Basque Country

Like Rodney Dangerfield, Vitoria-Gasteiz, founded in 1181, still hasn’t received the level of respect it so richly deserves. Admittedly, it doesn’t have famous museums to rival Bilbao’s Guggie (but really, who does?) and it will never replace San Sebastian as a chic getaway for the moneyed, beautiful people who can’t wait to drop umpteen pounds […]

5 top Michelin star restaurants in the North of Spain

5 top Michelin star restaurants in the North of Spain

With its incredible landscapes and unique cultures, the north of Spain is probably best known for its gastronomy. Very talented chefs know just how to blend innovative techniques with the simplicity and traditions of their roots. From the fresh seafood of Galicia, the fabada of Asturias, and the culinary innovation of Basque country, if you […]

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