Category: Western Europe

The 25 best beaches in the world

The 25 best beaches in the world

Ever wondered what are considered to be the best beaches on the planet?  According to online reviewers on Tripadvisor, the best beach in the world – where even the sharks are supposedly friendly – is in Brazil. Baia do Sancho lies on the fantasy archipelago of Fernando de Noronha, Brazil, just a short flight from Sao […]

Top 6 cities to enjoy in mainland Europe

Top 6 cities to enjoy in mainland Europe

Spring is coming and Europe is ready for visitors to enjoy the milder climate, beautiful blooms and longer days. It’s the perfect time to head to the continent, whether it’s for an expansive Grand Tour or just a shorter stopover. Let’s have a look at some of the top six most gorgeous – and often […]

Top 8 places to enjoy Spring in London

Top 8 places to enjoy Spring in London

Spring is a fantastic time to visit London. The days are longer and brighter and there’s often plenty of sunshine, despite the longstanding references to ‘April showers’. There’s a great atmosphere as residents come out from hibernation and start looking forward to Summer. Take a look at our top eight destinations for springtime London. 1. […]

Photograph of the week: Sunset in Paris

Photograph of the week: Sunset in Paris

From the Westin Vendôme, along Rue de Rivoli, the sun sets just behind the Eiffel Tower, beyond the Ferris Wheel of the Tuileries Garden. On nights with light cloud cover, it produces a beautiful palette of bright oranges, yellows, purples, and blues. It is a mesmerizing yet appropriate way to end a Parisian day. Thank […]

Interview with Magali Déchelette, Founder and CEO of Family Twist

Interview with Magali Déchelette, Founder and CEO of Family Twist

Magali started her career as a management consultant, which gave her the opportunity to work abroad, especially in London and China. In both countries, she became aware through talking to various people about how difficult it is for families to travel to Paris, her home city. This gave her the idea to found Family Twist, […]

Top 10 tips for your first trip to Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Top 10 tips for your first trip to Newcastle-upon-Tyne

If you have ever seen an episode of Geordie Shore, or a documentary about hen and stag weekends, you may well have been left with completely the wrong impression of Newcastle. There is a seriously sophisticated side to this city. Whether you are here on business trip, to see a sporting event, concert, or just […]

Dog-lovers: top tips for your luxury British getaway

Dog-lovers: top tips for your luxury British getaway

There is nothing like enjoying the splendour of the English countryside with your four-legged companion by your side. However, sometimes it can be difficult for dog-lovers to know where to find luxury that both pet and owner can enjoy. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of our top must-have travel accessories and favourite dog-friendly boltholes […]

The top 5 places for football fans to visit in Europe

The top 5 places for football fans to visit in Europe

There are those who see luxury as those little moments that make us feel unique. So for those who live and breathe football, to enjoy the exclusivity offered by the great temples of the sport can certainly be one of those special moments. If some matches are genuine spectacles best viewed from the stand, then […]

5 must-see places in the Balearics

5 must-see places in the Balearics

For many, the Balearic Islands of Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza are sources of quick and easy holidays in the sun. Many visiting these locations are happy to do nothing more than soak up the sun on the beach, but there is more to the Balearics than may first meet the eye… Palma Cathedral Though this might not […]

The first ever hot tub among the stars

The first ever hot tub among the stars

“All aboard starship hot tub” is a phrase you’re not likely to hear when stepping into any Jacuzzi anywhere in the world. Hot tubs are heavy items and containing upwards of 2,000 litres of water, not to mention eight adults, the weight is somewhere in the region of half an elephant; a fully grown African […]

15 gift ideas for Mother's Day in London

15 gift ideas for Mother’s Day in London

Mother’s Day is a day where mothers as well as those in maternal positions such stepmothers, grandmothers and mothers-in-law are honoured for their eternal love and care. Here are some of the best luxury gifts in London to treat those special mother figures in each of our lives and show them how much we appreciate […]

How to make a cruise ship 30 metres longer

How to make a cruise ship 30 metres longer

Ever wondered how you make a cruise ship longer? This time-lapse video shows a cruise ship (the Norwegian Crown) being cut in half and extended by nearly 30 metres. The new ship is known as Balmoral and owned and operated by Fred Olsen Cruise Lines. The work – which took just under two months – […]

An interesting time to visit Cartmel Priory in the English Lake District

An interesting time to visit Cartmel Priory in the English Lake District

Cartmel Priory on the southern fringe of the English Lake District and the northern shore of the notoriously treacherous sands of Morecambe Bay is currently undergoing some of the greatest restoration work since its foundation in 1188, making it a fascinating time to go and visit. In order to preserve this magnificent national treasure for future […]

The 10 most expensive cities in the world

The 10 most expensive cities in the world

If you thought the likes of London were expensive, then think again. The English capital doesn’t even make the top 10 in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2014 Worldwide Cost of living survey. It looked at over 130 cities and based its findings on more than 400 different price indicators, only to find that Singapore deserved […]

The most astoundingly beautiful luxury hotel in Florence, Italy

The most astoundingly beautiful luxury hotel in Florence, Italy

Visitors to Florence don’t usually see its true architectural legacy as they wander the cobbled streets. That’s because so much of the city’s artistry and opulence remain discreet; tucked-away like long-held secrets behind unadorned walls of stucco and stone. Even a treasure like the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze blends so faultlessly with adjacent structures that […]

The most decadent dining in Italy

The most decadent dining in Italy

Although good meals in Italy aren’t exactly hard to find, there are a few choice places that really kick things up a gear. Whether you’re celebrating something specific or just want to end your holiday in style, take the time to venture away from your Italian villa rental and find these fine dining establishments – […]

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