Category: Western Europe

Top 10 Alpine foodie treats and tipples

Top 10 Alpine foodie treats and tipples

One highly enjoyable aspect of a luxury ski holiday is the outstanding food and drink on offer across the Alps. From local sweet delicacies to fiery shots designed to warm your bones at the end of the day, there’s something for every taste. Starting with a trilogy of cheesy delights, here’s our top ten alpine […]

Flashpacking in Ireland - 8 days of luxury adventure

Flashpacking in Ireland – 8 days of luxury adventure

Have you heard of “flashpacking”? Well we just did.  In your 20’s you backpacked on tight budgets for months on end in exotic places. Now you travel for 7 nights, with three stops, luxury hotel stays and some adventure thrown in. You will be glad to know there is now a travel term for you…. […]

Celebrate gastronomy with pre-summer sun in Andalusia

Celebrate gastronomy with pre-summer sun in Andalusia

Andalusia is already enjoying temperatures upwards of 30ºC this Easter weekend, which bodes well for those seeking some spring sunshine ahead of summer. The season from April through June is undoubtedly the best time to visit the region, when the hillsides are positively bursting with spring wild flowers and greenery, and the temperatures are simply […]

5 reasons to visit the birthplace of the violin

5 reasons to visit the birthplace of the violin

Cremona is a small city in northern Italy and is famous as the number one center of violin makers in the world. This art has been handed down through the centuries and lives on to this day. Built on the banks of Italy’s most important river, it’s relevance in trade and commerce led to it’s […]

View across the main tent Zermmat unplugged

Zermatt Unplugged – the best festival in the Alps

There are some awesome places on this beautiful planet that lend themselves perfectly to music events, the Montreux Jazz Festival is a case in point, stretched out on the shore of Lac Leman, the setting greatly enhances the music on offer. Cafe Del Mar, in Ibiza is another venue that springs to mind. Not strictly […]

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Top 10 museums on the French Riviera

The French Riviera is one of Europe’s best destinations for cultural heritage, art and design with several world-class museums and historic sites with beautiful collections. From museums filled with artistic curiosities to important exhibits of maritime heritage, enjoy our definitive guide to ten of the best French Riviera museums. Musée International de la Parfumerie Located […]

Drink your way around Provence… 6 of the best Provençal wines

Drink your way around Provence… 6 of the best Provençal wines

Making wine, particularly rosé, has been Provence’s specialty for a long time. The grapes and soil throughout the region vary a lot, but the hot, sunny and dry climate is ideal for the local wines. The red grape varieties are used because they cope well with strong sun exposure and poor soils: Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, […]

9 of the best croissants in Paris

9 of the best croissants in Paris

You might be wondering what is the ultimate child-friendly, round-the-clock snack? It could only be the Parisians favorite pastry… that’s right, croissants. Moist, light, caramel-colored, they are the perfect breakfast for the whole family.  Croissants truly are the ultimate snack because they are portable, delicious, and quick. After a long morning of sightseeing, or touring […]

9 of the best volcanoes to visit

9 of the best volcanoes to visit

What more says adventure and jaw dropping experience than the sight of an erupting volcano. The sheer splendour of watching the natural vibrant glow of molten rock seep or explode out of the earth’s crust is incredible and quite simply never gets boring! Across the globe we have many accessible volcanoes in near and far […]

10 great reasons to visit the Arctic

10 great reasons to visit the Arctic

The Arctic is starting to pop up more and more on luxury travellers’ must-visit lists. Part of its appeal is that for a very long time Arctic cruises were so exotic that they were almost the thing of fantasy, meshed in with tales of explorers risking life and limb to find the elusive Northwest Passage. […]

5 of the best art and architecture stops in Bath, England

5 of the best art and architecture stops in Bath, England

In the rural county of Somerset lies the charming city of Bath, offering one of the best-preserved sets of Roman baths, as well as some of the finest examples of English architecture – all in the city’s golden-coloured ‘Bath Stone’. For centuries, Bath has been a centre for British culture, boasting the Pride and Prejudice […]

A day trip to stunning Cadaqués

A day trip to stunning Cadaqués

Whether you’ve had your fill of Gaudí in Barcelona or are simply looking for a break from the bustling city life, a day trip to peaceful Cadaqués, a small coastal town in Costa Brava, might just be the thing for you. Explore the stunning beaches and coves, take a stroll down one of the town’s breathtaking walking […]

Top 5 spa retreats in the English Lake District

Top 5 spa retreats in the English Lake District

The English Lake District is home to some of the purest water sources in the world. In 2017 millions of pounds are being spent in the region capturing this liquid gold in the form of world-class spa experiences. Let’s take a closer look. The 2,362 km² mountain region splits into 13 glacial valleys, cradling 16 […]

A family trip to the Paul Ricard Circuit in Provence

A family trip to the Paul Ricard Circuit in Provence

The adrenaline pumped Paul Ricard Circuit at Le Castellet offers so much for a family outing during a holiday in glorious Provence; with plenty of activities and sights, the whole family will love spending time here. The Paul Ricard Circuit has one of the longest straight lines in Europe, the ‘Mistral Straight’ which is 1.8 […]

8 top picks for a scuba diving adventure of a lifetime

8 top picks for a scuba diving adventure of a lifetime

Most of us are satisfied with exploring new countries or destinations, but are you fascinated by marine life and the underwater world? Do you love to snorkel, or is Scuba Diving more your thing? There are hundreds of great places you can go and learn or just simply try Scuba Diving for the first time, […]

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5 of the most luxurious airport hotels in the world

We spoke to our friends at JustFly, a platform with more than 400 different airline partnerships in order to provide you the best deals on flights, to find out where some of the most luxurious hotels in the world are located. Enjoy a refreshing swim in an impressively landscaped pool, embraced by rainforest-style gardens, followed by a delicious cocktail […]

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