Category: Europe

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 [...]

Italian aperitivo: a 5 star interpretation

Italian aperitivo: a 5 star interpretation

While aperitivo has been a longstanding tradition in Italy, it is relatively new in London and other major cities.  A number of bars have opened in the UK capital to reinforce this trend including Il Tempo near Charing Cross and Banca in Mayfair. But you know aperitivo has really arrived now that an establishment like the [...]

Top 10 romantic hotels in Europe

Top 10 romantic hotels in Europe

Are you filled with starry-eyed sentiment and looking for the perfect destination for an amorous adventure? Join us as we explore Europe’s most sumptuous suites and luxurious lodgings to provide the ideal backdrop for your dream romance. Here’s a shortlist of my top 10 romantic hotels to be found in Europe. 1. Sun Rocks Hotel, [...]

Top 10 places in the world to pop the question

Top 10 places in the world to pop the question

Congratulations! You’ve decided you want to spend the rest of your life with your partner. But before the rigorous wedding planning can begin, you first need to figure out how you’re going to pop the question. On top of a mountain? Under the sea? Or in a romantic restaurant, with violin music playing in the background? To help [...]

3 luxury Greek itineraries you really should try

3 luxury Greek itineraries you really should try

Greece is one of the most popular destinations to enjoy the sea, the sun and the unique Summer light. For the rising connoisseur travelers looking for more pure experiences and authentic luxury we recommend the following designed itineraries in some of the popular islands: A private tour of Delos and Rhenia in Mykonos In a [...]

3 of the best luxury hotels in Rome

3 of the best luxury hotels in Rome

We wanted to find 3 top luxury hotels for our fellow luxury travellers to enjoy in Rome and here is the shortlist. This beautiful city has a lot of choice to offer tourists but we picked la crème de la crème for you. The most central location for luxury is Spanish Steps (Piazza de Spagna) and [...]

Bolshoi Ballet at London’s Royal Opera House this Summer

Bolshoi Ballet at London’s Royal Opera House this Summer

The Bolshoi Ballet returns to London and the Royal Opera House this Summer, with four full-length productions and three one-act ballets running (or should that be courant) between 29th July and 17th August 2013 to celebrate its 50th anniversary of its first Covent Garden performance. Their annual visit is always an event to be cherished and [...]

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