Category: Western Europe

Top 8 unusual luxury retreats

Top 8 unusual luxury retreats

There are countless beautiful hotels these days, with luxurious interiors and perfect locations making them pretty hard to beat. But we’ve been seeking something a little more extraordinary. From incredible tree houses you’ve always dreamed about to hidden underwater boltholes, we’ve uncovered the best places for a unique yet luxurious get away. A night in an igloo? […]

Top 6 places to visit while cruising on the Canal du Midi in the South of France

Top 6 places to visit while cruising on the Canal du Midi in the South of France

The 330-year-old Canal du Midi Skirts the sun-drenched shore of the Mediterranean before meandering inland through the fabled ‘Cathar Country’. For those seeking an alternative destination in France, the historic, UNESCO World Heritage status Canal du Midi is perfect, with it’s with its fortified hilltop villages, walled cities, ever present towpath and little canal side […]

The Mediterranean’s top 3 surreal underwater destinations

The Mediterranean’s top 3 surreal underwater destinations

The Earth’s oceans and seas cover more than 70% of the planet’s surface and still 95% of this realm remains unexplored by human life. Life in the oceans is unrivalled in its beauty and yet we have better maps of Mars than we do of the ocean floor. Considering that there are more artefacts and […]

Top 10 rooftop terraces in London

Top 10 rooftop terraces in London

As we all know, the weather in the capital can be a little unpredictable. During the winter months we become accustomed to taking shelter from the driving rain in dingy basement bars, whilst trying to keep our core temperature above zero. So when the sun finally does come out, it is justifiably a major cause […]

5 ways to make your birthday in Paris unique!

5 ways to make your birthday in Paris unique!

There are hundreds of great ways to enjoy your birthday in the French capital. Indeed, the diverse and beautiful city of lights has an activity to suit anyone, from lovers to the outdoors as well as bon vivants! If you are travelling to Paris for your birthday, try one of the ideas listed below for […]

Top 10 activities to enjoy in the French Alps this Summer

Top 10 activities to enjoy in the French Alps this Summer

Everyone associates the Alps with winter; crisp winter mornings where your breath freezes in the air in front of a back drop of imposing mountains covered with snow, curling up in front of a crackling fire whilst icicles drop from the windows or shooting down steep slopes on two planks of wood. To many people, […]

 Top 4 places to view the Northern Lights

Top 4 places to view the Northern Lights

Considered to be one of the world’s most magical natural resources, the Aurora Borealis is a breathtaking wonder that colours the sky in a multitude of ethereal hues. Best seen between November and March, their spectacular appearance is created by solar particles drawn towards the Pole then crashing into the Earth’s atmosphere. Here is my […]

Top 5 lavish London brunches

Top 5 lavish London brunches

There’s a breakfast revolution going on in London. Once a realm of fry-ups and greasy spoons, now brunch is fast replacing the Sunday roast as Britain’s most hallowed weekend meal – and for good reason. There are now a dizzying array of gourmet options on offer making a lingering weekend brunch the calendar highlight for fashionable […]

4 of the 'coolest' cities to explore in Europe this Summer

4 of the ‘coolest’ cities to explore in Europe this Summer

Many of Europe’s cities can be far too hot for comfort during the height of Summer, especially if you are planning to take a long shopping list of must-see sights and attractions. But for those who would still like a distinctly urban experience, perhaps with children in tow during the school holidays, we would recommend […]

Top 10 restaurants for fine dining in Barcelona

Top 10 restaurants for fine dining in Barcelona

Forget London, Paris and New York, the new queen of cuisine is gastro-hub Barcelona. The range of restaurants boasted by the Catalan capital is simply incredible, with something to suit everyone. Looking for a special place to dine? Somewhere with style, class and a menu to die for? Check out a few of our favourite […]

5 of the best Paris restaurants and eateries for lunch or dinner

5 of the best Paris restaurants and eateries for lunch or dinner

Like many of its European counterparts, the ‘city of love’ is known for its food. Take a stroll down any given street or avenue and you will easily find an authentic brasserie serving up delicious French classics or stumble across a quaint café baking fresh croissants and mouth-watering patisseries. But for those of you who […]

A luxury stroll through Knightsbridge, London

A luxury stroll through Knightsbridge, London

Knightsbridge is one of the most prestigious shopping neighbourhoods in London, one of the world’s greatest cities. As one would expect, a vast array of luxury businesses call this area of the city their home and offer only the highest standards of products and services. Make sure you explore the exclusive location of Knightsbridge to […]

10 iconic World Heritage Sites and the places to stay when visiting

10 iconic World Heritage Sites and the places to stay when visiting

There are currently 981 World Heritage Sites worldwide. To be considered one it has to have ‘outstanding universal value’ and falls into the following sites: cultural, natural and mixed. A World Heritage Site could range from being a building, a mountain, a lake to a desert, monument, forest and even a city. Here are just […]

Photograph of the week: Poppies in Provence

Photograph of the week: Poppies in Provence

Poppies are everywhere in Provence this time of year, and these rolling hills outside of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie are blanketed with poppies as far as the eye can see, like a scene out of The Wizard of Oz. Moustiers-Sainte-Marie is one of the “Most beautiful villages of France”, and neighbours the scenic Gorges du Verdon. Thank you […]

The 7 wonders of the 7th arrondissement of Paris

The 7 wonders of the 7th arrondissement of Paris

A first trip to Paris can be fairly daunting. Down every street and around every corner, there’s something special to see and do so to help you out here’s a guide to visiting the seven wonders of the the 7th arrondissement. Many of Paris’ most beautiful landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Ecole Militaire […]

Short stay: InterContinental Athenaeum Hotel, Athens

Short stay: InterContinental Athenaeum Hotel, Athens

On a recent visit to Athens to attend Travel Trade Athens 2014, I stayed at the Intercontinental Athenaeum Hotel. You’ll find some of the things I encountered outside of the trade show here, whilst this post gives an insight into where I stayed. In fairness, I didn’t get to spend much time at the hotel, but […]

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