Category: Europe

The glamorous world of F1 & private aviation

The glamorous world of F1 & private aviation

When it comes to speed and glamour, the two worlds of private aviation and Formula One often go hand-in-hand. Those with a passion for motorsports and supercars are also fuelled by the luxury and adrenaline of the private jet experience. The Formula One season is already in full throttle, starting with the Australian Grand Prix in [...]

Parisian perfection: the top 10 luxury hotels in Paris

Parisian perfection: the top 10 luxury hotels in Paris

Perhaps the most magical of all cities, Paris is renowned for its iconic landmarks, unparalleled art, exquisite cuisine and legendary fashion. From the designer stores of the emblematic Champs-Elysées and exclusive boutiques on rue Saint-Honoré, to the famous macarons at Laudurée and historic art collections at the Louvre, the City of Light is brimming with [...]

Celebrating Scotland’s diverse nature at the Wild Lochaber Festival

Celebrating Scotland’s diverse nature at the Wild Lochaber Festival

As Scotland celebrates the Year of Natural Scotland 2013, the Lochaber region is getting set to host the second Wild Lochaber Festival. The week-long festival is a celebration of the diverse nature and stunning landscape of the Scottish region that is home to some of the most iconic images of the national landscape – Ben [...]

Extreme adventures in Montserrat, Spain

Extreme adventures in Montserrat, Spain

Montserrat – as well as being a Caribbean island – is the name given to a multi-peaked mountain close to Barcelona. The name literally means “saw mountain”, alluding to its jagged peaks. It is best known for being the site of the Benedictine abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat, but also serves as a playground for [...]

The world’s most dangerous road bridge?

The world’s most dangerous road bridge?

Some of you may remember last year’s post titled “The world’s most dangerous bridge?” It showed a foot bridge in Northern Pakistan that required nerves of steel if you were to cross it. Today, completely by chance, I came across an equally dramatic road bridge in Siberia which looks to be quite a novel experience, [...]

5 of the best luxury cocktail bars in Moscow

5 of the best luxury cocktail bars in Moscow

With a national drink like vodka, Russia is certainly well-known for its alcohol, however it is often overlooked as a chic going-out destination. Moscow has hundreds of bars throughout the city – some stylish, some not. We have put together this list to introduce you to just a handful of establishments on the luxurious end [...]

Fiestas de la Cruz, Los Realejos

Fiestas de la Cruz, Los Realejos

Every May, the town of Los Realejos, in the north of the island, hosts one of Tenerife’s most important celebrations: the Fiestas de la Cruz. This festivity sees the town virtually covered by over 300 crosses decorated with stunning flowers, a tradition that has three centuries of history attached to it. The spring-like scenery gets [...]

Looking for family-friendly luxury in London this summer?

Looking for family-friendly luxury in London this summer?

London is a great place for a luxury family break, whatever the time of year, whether it be seeing a great show in the West End or indulging in strawberries and cream at Wimbledon. Here are five ideas of things happening in the capital between June and September 2013 that will prove popular with both [...]

Boutique style in Manchester

Boutique style in Manchester

The vibrant city of Manchester offers all the show-stopping theatre performances, shopping experiences, fascinating history and buzzing nightlife a visitor needs for a memorable weekend break, and the Macdonald Townhouse Hotel was the ideal spot for our recent family city break in which we also visited the Palace Theatre to see The Lion King. Those [...]

A Venetian giro d’ombra and the top 5 bacari (wine bars)

A Venetian giro d’ombra and the top 5 bacari (wine bars)

On any trip to Venice, food lovers must treat themselves to a visit of Venice’s famed Rialto market. Cross the famous bridge, and enter first into the multitude of fresh produce stands, displaying a stunning variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Right next to the vegetable stands are the butcher and cheese shops, in permanent [...]

The village so beautiful they built it twice

The village so beautiful they built it twice

There are few destinations in the world considered worthy of a full-sized replica being built in another country, but the Austrian village of Hallstatt is one of them. Last year, a full-scale copy of this charming Alpine village was unveiled in the Guangdong province of China. Hallstatt residents – of which there are less than 1,000 (not [...]

The Alps are not just for Winter…

The Alps are not just for Winter…

We are now approaching the end of the Winter ski season with only the high altitude resorts of Val d’Isere and Val Thorens still open. Many people assume that the Alps are only good for skiing and that everything is closed up until next December, however there are some ski resorts open their doors for [...]

New bars to visit in London

New bars to visit in London

If you’re heading to London this Spring, here are my tips on where to visit for a drink – whether you want a rooftop bar near Trafalgar Square with sublime views or a decadent Champagne bar in the form of the historic The Grill Room or a hidden bar with a detectives’ agency as a [...]

Free entry to Sandringham with Congham Hall, to mark 60th anniversary of Queen’s coronation

Free entry to Sandringham with Congham Hall, to mark 60th anniversary of Queen’s coronation

Congham Hall Hotel is offering guests free entry to the nearby Sandringham Estate, the Queen’s Norfolk retreat, to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s coronation on 2nd June 2013. The hotel, which we visited last month and which sits on the edge of the Queen’s 20,000-acre property, will give guests who book one room [...]

Ideas for exploring Crete

Ideas for exploring Crete

Steeped in legends and myths, boasting spectacular mountain ranges, mile upon mile of Mediterranean beaches and a plethora of ancient sites, it’s unsurprising that visitors flock to Crete. It can become a bit of a hot and crowded affair when the visitor numbers swell during the summer months, but if you choose to go outside [...]

Interview with Paul Joseph, Co-Founder of Health and Fitness Travel

Interview with Paul Joseph, Co-Founder of Health and Fitness Travel

Paul Joseph is Co-founder of Health and Fitness Travel, experts in tailor-made healthy holidays worldwide. He searches for the rare and hidden gems around the world and puts together exclusive and trend-setting holidays for those who would like to improve or maintain their health and fitness whilst on holiday. As well as a love of [...]

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