Category: Western Europe

Spanish food explained - my top 5 tapa recommendations

Spanish food explained – my top 5 tapa recommendations

Spain has become famous for its avant-garde, molecular gastronomy. Yes it is amazing but honestly, I often find it overwhelming and strange. Many times, I want something simple and comforting. This is why I personally love Spanish food-Spaniards have spent centuries crafting the perfect snack. Officially known as tapas, here is a quick guide to […]

Top tips for a memorable weekend in Lincoln, UK

Top tips for a memorable weekend in Lincoln, UK

800 years ago, pilgrims travelling to Lincoln would have been able to see the distant tower of the cathedral long before they reached their destination. And today that splendid building can still be seen from afar. Visitors arriving by car will quickly find themselves down by the River Witham where there are modern developments and […]

Changing perceptions of the Great British holiday

Changing perceptions of the Great British holiday

When you say the words “UK family holidays” it is quite likely you will instantly think of a cheap and cheerful caravan park close to the beach. Well it’s about time we changed that perception! The truth is that there’s an array of stunning locations in the UK, which are ideal for families or individuals […]

The top golf courses in Puglia

The top golf courses in Puglia

With fabulous food, fascinating culture, friendly locals and fantastic attractions, Italy has it all. That’s what makes it one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations. Even golf lovers are in their element, with a myriad of world class courses peppered across the country. And here are some of the best tee-offs the Puglia region […]

3 very different things to do in Guernsey this Summer

3 very different things to do in Guernsey this Summer

The Channel Island of Guernsey is just a 30 minute flight from Gatwick making it ideal for a short break over the summer. Whether for the whole family, couples or groups or friends there are plenty of festivals and events to keep everyone occupied. Here are three unique things you could be doing this August: […]

Dublin's top 3 iconic landmarks

Dublin’s top 3 iconic landmarks

The earliest settlements in Ireland’s capital can be traced as far back as 140 AD. Not much remains of Dublin’s history prior to 1204. After that time, however, much of the city’s rich medieval traditions and heritage can still be found in their remarkably well-preserved architectural landmarks. Here are three that shouldn’t be missed. 1. […]

The world's best olive oils and mills: a tour of Andalusia

The world’s best olive oils and mills: a tour of Andalusia

Many a cultured traveler will have seen their fare share of wineries, tasted some of the finest vintages and built a good knowledge base around grapes and wines; but how many of these same people can name more than a few varieties of olive (there are in fact hundreds) or describe the difference in taste […]

Aspri Limni

6 Mediterranean beaches you just have to lounge on

The beaches of the Med are undeniably beautiful. Imagine bright blue waters, golden beaches and breath-taking nature, brought together by the sophistication of Europe, the exotic landscapes of Africa and the Eastern charm of Asia. If you’re looking for a little piece of paradise with all the glamour and culture that the Med can offer, […]

Batemans Beer

Luxury foodie breaks in Lincoln fit for a king

With Magna Carta celebrations in full swing in Lincoln, all eyes are on the historic city which possesses the world’s best preserved version of the document. Lying in a brand new state-of-the art vault at Lincoln Castle, the city is the only place where Magna Carta can be seen next to the 1217 Charter of […]

Delta de l-Ebre Catalonia Magical Landscape

Secrets of Spain: the delightful Delta de l’Ebre

Mother Nature has blessed the world with numerous beautiful places. Only she can choose the most perfect colours and ingredients to design environments that can affect us deeply. In my early days of living in Spain, I discovered the Delta de l’Ebre, which I fell in love with immediately. This is a place for anyone […]

3 of the best places to eat after a day in the mountains of the southern French Alps

3 of the best places to eat after a day in the mountains of the southern French Alps

Everybody knows you don’t need 3 Michelin stars to produce delicious unforgettable food. One of the joys of a trip off the beaten track is the discovery of these hidden jewels of gastronomy in unexpected places. After spending a day exploring the valleys and summits of the mountains on a sun-soaked summer activity trip, or after an […]

5 of Britain’s finest lesser known galleries

5 of Britain’s finest lesser known galleries

The Tate, Victoria and Albert, the Design Museum – it’s a fact that Britain is home to some of the world’s greatest museums and galleries. But whilst cultural heavyweights such as these dominate most visitor itineraries (and rightly so), there are a number of lesser known art and design havens that shouldn’t be overlooked. From […]

3 of the best luxury boutique hotels in Greece

3 of the best luxury boutique hotels in Greece

The Greek mainland and its surrounding islands have long been regarded as one of the leading holiday destinations. The country attracts several million tourists each year and continues to appeal to global audiences with its unique mix of beautiful coastlines, timeless culture and charming people. Greece offers so many attractions; from stunning nature and overwhelming […]

Barcelona From The Sea

10 top tips for fabulous fun in Barcelona this Summer

Barcelona is undoubtedly one of the most exciting cities to visit during the summer months. Blue skies and long sandy beaches, sipping cocktails overlooking the crystal clear Mediterranean – what could be better? Whether you’re looking for total relaxation or are ready to party like there’s no tomorrow at one of the many Summer festivals, […]

Recipe of the week: Tarta de queso

Recipe of the week: Tarta de queso

Pintxos – the Basque version of tapas – are popular across the region but the bars of San Sebastian are where you’ll find the best. Try a couple in each bar and then move on to the next. But save room for a piece of traditional Basque cheesecake, which has the consistency of a thick […]

4 things to do in Nuremberg's Old Town

4 things to do in Nuremberg’s Old Town

Germany’s medieval Bavarian town of Nuremberg is home to the world famous Christkindlemarkt, Renaissance genius Albrect Dürer, and one of the most important medieval castles in Euorope — all of which can be found in Old Town. Surrounded by its original medieval wall, Old Town is one of the most historic places in Germany. The […]

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