Category: Western Europe

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 […]

Step back in time and discover the world's best kept secret beaches

Step back in time and discover the world’s best kept secret beaches

There is nothing more satisfying than personally discovering hidden treasures of golden sand and crystal clear water. The simple pleasures of pristine beauty await those fortunate enough to research thoroughly enough, or travel far enough to find them. The thought of a day or more at the one of the best kept beaches rewards the […]

Recipe of the week: Oeuf coque au chorizo

Recipe of the week: Oeuf coque au chorizo

Create restaurant quality flavours at home with this inspired dish – oeuf coque au chorizo. Here’s a creative way to marry eggs, shallots and chorizo. The trick to this oeuf coque au chorizo is coaxing out the flavours and giving the dish a refined taste. A Summer salad makes for a fresh accompaniment. Enjoy! Ingredients […]

How to keep your teenagers happy on holiday in Paris

How to keep your teenagers happy on holiday in Paris

Grumpy, whining, fed up… keeping those complaining teenagers happy and enthusiastic on holiday is always a challenge. But that doesn’t have to be the way – with teens, it’s all about factoring in what they want from their summer if a family holiday is going to work. City breaks are a great plan with this […]

Top 5 rooftop terrace bars in Barcelona

Top 5 rooftop terrace bars in Barcelona

Barcelona is a city that really has it all, especially in the summer. From mountains and beaches to tapas and tours, there is something for every traveler to enjoy. But when the weather does start to warm up, there’s nothing better than a cool, refreshing drink at one of the city’s many fantastic rooftop terraces. […]

13 of Dublin's most romantic hotels

13 of Dublin’s most romantic hotels

Did you know that Dublin has outranked London in a 2014 poll of the top cities to live in Europe? Also its architecture, atmosphere, people, history, music, pubs and city’s hospitality have made Dublin one of the most romantic, popular travel destinations in Europe. It really doesn’t matter where you go in the world, and […]

5 reasons why the Pays Basque still tops the exclusive Summer destination list

5 reasons why the Pays Basque still tops the exclusive Summer destination list

Pays Basque and ‘exclusive’ aren’t staple bed fellows. But mention Biarritz and more exotic images creep in. There’s a reason for this: it’s a lesser known land filled with culture, language and character. To miss it is to deprive yourself of one of life’s ‘richest’ destinations. Read on for five reasons why the Pays Basque […]

Ibiza's best restaurants

Ibiza’s best restaurants

I have recently been exploring the island of Ibiza, and the foodie that I am, love to mix any opportunity to experience the new ‘it’ restaurant, chef or hang out. Ibiza, famous for its DJ’s, parties and VIP guest lists and now, home to the world’s most expensive restaurant. Welcome to the golden steps of […]

5 things to do when visiting Lake Como

5 things to do when visiting Lake Como

On my most recent trip to Italy, I found myself on the stunning shores of Lake Como. Often overshadowed by its large celebrity following (featured vacation getaway of George Clooney, Brad Pitt and more), Lake Como offers so much more than its high celebrity status. If you find yourself in this heavenly sanctuary, here are […]

5 luxurious children’s brands to check out in London

5 luxurious children’s brands to check out in London

London is one of the world’s top shopping havens for luxury children’s brands. As one of the world’s largest cities, there is a wide selection of luxury children’s boutiques to visit that will satisfy all tastes in childrenswear.  Five popular examples in the city are featured below so read on to discover some great gift […]

Top 5 literary locations

Top 5 literary locations

Art and travel have always had a special relationship, with one influencing the other for centuries. And now luxury travellers can truly ‘lose’ themselves in their favourite novel, film or play during their time away. Peter Jackson’s blockbuster The Hobbit focused the world’s eyes on New Zealand as a key destination and, consequently lit the […]

5 cool things about the latest hotel in Paris - Molitor

5 cool things about the latest hotel in Paris – Molitor

An avant-garde atmosphere, two pools, two restaurants, an art gallery and a hotel, this is Molitor, the latest opening among Paris hotels. Inaugurated in 1929 and closed in 1989, it was about to be destroyed by the city, had been tagged by the most famous and underground street artists before reopening in May 2014. With […]

5 stunning British beaches to explore this Summer

5 stunning British beaches to explore this Summer

2014 is set to be a scorcher here in Britain with wall-to-wall sunshine predicted throughout the Summer months so we thought we’d share with you our favourite spots for soaking up the sun. For the intrepid sun seeker, Britain might not be the first place that springs to mind, however there’s more sun worshipping to […]

Top 6 canals to cruise in France

Top 6 canals to cruise in France

There are over 2700 miles of inland waterways in France and an integral part of this system is a 750-mile network of canals linking up the main rivers. The perfect way to discover the country is on a canal cruise. France is at its best away from the main tourist trails, and canals like the […]

London's best bar for a daytime brew

London’s best bar for a daytime brew

There is certainly no shortage of coffee shops in London Town. But for some reason that doesn’t stop us from getting excited when another one pops up in our neighborhood or on our walk to the tube. Now sometimes our caffeine fix has to be satisfied by the substandard chain offering up soy chai mocha […]

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