Category: Western Europe

Top 10 places to visit in Burgundy, France

Top 10 places to visit in Burgundy, France

Burgundy, in the heart of rural France, is famous for its elegant chateaux, celebrated wine and delicious food. The landscape is one of rolling hills covered in forests of oak, maple and pine and where spring, summer and autumn each leave a unique signature. Medieval towns are surrounded by unspoilt countryside and the wonderful markets […]

Essential travel tips for the lottery winner

Essential travel tips for the lottery winner

For the traveling enthusiasts among us – winning the lottery promises us luxury travel nirvana. Our luxury travel dreams encompass the whole experience and not just the glorious end-destination. So naturally, the first thing to be ditched would be travelling commercial airlines (fondly described as ‘cattle class’). No more sitting like a sardine packed into […]

The Al-Andalus tourist train: "a palace on wheels"

The Al-Andalus tourist train: “a palace on wheels”

Anyone who has crossed Europe on sleeper trains will know that they’re not always so comfortable. However, the Spanish Al-Andalus tourist train is possibly the most spacious and luxurious train of its kind in all the world. So much so that it is billed as “a palace on wheels”. The cars containing the sleeper suites […]

8 awesome reasons to go to Madeira

8 awesome reasons to go to Madeira

Looking for somewhere a bit different to holiday this year?  With gorgeous landscapes and plenty of originality, Madeira is a beautiful island, perfect for either a short break or a longer holiday. Beautifully positioned in the North Atlantic, here are just a few attractions that this wonderful island has to offer… The wildlife Madeira is rich […]

Your personal guide to a luxury vacation in Barcelona

Your personal guide to a luxury vacation in Barcelona

When you book a luxury break, you are really just looking to do one thing: relax. Nothing adds stress to a holiday like rushing around, missing reservations and running out of cash at critical times. The key to a truly relaxing holiday is planning. Barcelona has something for everyone, and it is easy to become […]

6 things to know about Bath

6 things to know about Bath

Behind the stoned buildings of Georgian Bath is a city that has plenty to see and do; a host of great eateries to visit and a vast array of accommodation to suit all budgets. Here are six things that you need to know about Bath to make sure that you make the most of your […]

Solitude and seclusion in southern Spain

Solitude and seclusion in southern Spain

If you love the Spanish climate and are looking to truly get away from it all – away from screaming children and away from the hustle and bustle of much of the Costa del Sol – then take a look at the total privacy and relaxation offered by DDG Retreat. Perfect for honeymooners or couples […]

10 'can’t miss' rooftop bars around the world

10 ‘can’t miss’ rooftop bars around the world

There is nothing that compares to the feeling and excitement that overwhelms you when you arrive in a new city. The excitement and anticipation to try new foods, interact with new people and new ways of life, and experience things that you never knew existed. So, to start planning all of these great things you’re […]

5 ways to fall for Arles

5 ways to fall for Arles

A trip to Arles, in the south of France, will leave you very much in love with wine, art, history, food and the finer things in life. This charming destination is brimming with craft shops, sartorially savvy locals, cosy wine bars, shuttered houses, Roman ruins, inviting restaurants and galleries aplenty. So, while the town may have […]

Luxury real estate in Mallorca: increasing sales figures

Luxury real estate in Mallorca: increasing sales figures

For decades, the Spanish island of Mallorca has attracted tourists and ex-patriate residents seeking sunshine, hospitality and beautiful surroundings. From the bustling streets and elegant Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca, to the peaceful beaches around Cala Ratjada, the island is incredibly diverse, and has enchanted millions of visitors. This diversity is reflected in the island’s […]

Interview with Richard Zaher, CEO of Paramount Business Jets

Interview with Richard Zaher, CEO of Paramount Business Jets

Richard Zaher grew up in Virginia and attended Herndon High School. Shortly after graduation he attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical University to become a commercial pilot. Throughout the years of flying and studying at ERAU he began to realize that he was more interested in the business aspects of private aviation. He ended up graduating with […]

The best up-and-coming regions in France

The best up-and-coming regions in France

Most travellers who have ticked Europe off their bucket list have roamed the palace of Versailles, inhaled the fragrant lavender fields of Provence and sipped their way through Bordeaux. For 20 years Discover France has been taking travellers off the beaten path for authentic experiences in the country’s lesser-known regions. Here are the outfitters favourite […]

Recipe of the week: Gressingham duck with potato pancake, cider and apple sauce

Recipe of the week: Gressingham duck with potato pancake, cider and apple sauce

To achieve a crisp, well-done duck you have to roast the whole bird. It is best to use whole ducks, as the carcass is used for the sauce and the legs and fat can be used to make confit. If well-done is the desired result, crisp duck confit is ideal. We hope you enjoy this […]

Top 3 luxury wellness escapes

Top 3 luxury wellness escapes

Discerning spa aficionados are increasingly looking for more complete retreats offering an all-encompassing wellness escape. Here are three of my favourite resorts, each with something unique to offer – whether that be working with specialist practitioners, training en famille on a beautiful white sand beach or getting back to nature in tropical island jungle surroundings. […]

7 of the world's best high-end shopping streets

7 of the world’s best high-end shopping streets

For those of you traveling fashion victims out there, stepping foot on a high-end shopping street is similar to a child walking in a candy store. Let’s face it: while shopping malls are convenient, keeping you warm and dry during colder seasons, they get depressing as well, considering you won’t see the light of day […]

15 of the world's best beach bars

15 of the world’s best beach bars

Relaxing, cocktail in hand, toes in the sand, watching the sun set over the ocean is quite possibly one of the most indulgent experiences one could imagine. From laid back and rustic beach bars to contemporary architectural beach clubs we’ve compiled at list of 15 of the best beach bars in the world. Theros Wave […]

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