Category: Western Europe

Luxurious experiences in Tenerife

Luxurious experiences in Tenerife

For most, when thinking of Tenerife – luxury is not the first word that springs to mind. However a closer look at Tenerife proves that it really does know how to treat visitors to a bit of indulgence and well-being, you just need to know where to look. The first luxurious element of Tenerife is […]

The knack of the craic in Dublin

When most English people decide to go on holiday, they expect to end up in a destination that’s at least a few degrees latitude closer to the equator than their drizzly island, especially those who call the hectic hustle and bustle of London ‘home’.  What was I doing, therefore, booking a flight to Dublin, a […]

Special feature: Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire, UK (and Legoland Windsor!)

Special feature: Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire, UK (and Legoland Windsor!)

Last week we stayed at the thousand year old Stoke Park estate in Buckinghamshire. The estate has an illustrious history with prestigious owners that have included Elizabeth I in the late 16th Century and the Penn family in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Thomas Penn, son of William Penn (who founded Pennsylvania) purchased […]

The world's best pools

The world’s best pools

In the highly competitive tourism industry, pools have become a focal point in most of the world’s finest resorts and hotels. They are not only a place to unwind, swim a few laps or work on your tan; many are architectural wonders. For the family oriented market, indoor and outdoor water parks are all the […]

10 reasons to visit Ireland this year

Ireland claims to have the best bars, friendly people, stunning scenery and 365 days of festivals.  In case you are still making plans, Discover Ireland has put together 10 reasons why you should visit Ireland this year.

Courchevel 1850: still the ultimate ski resort in the French Alps

Courchevel 1850: still the ultimate ski resort in the French Alps

Courchevel 1850 has long been the St Tropez of the French Alps; this high altitude resort ensures a long snow sure season and is the most famous of all the resorts within the vast Three Valleys ski area. However it isn’t just the skiing which has turned this into a world renowned resort – the […]

Luxury in Greece

Have you been to Greece?  If not, sit back and listen to visitors from all over the world as they tell you what it is like to travel to Greece courtesy of a series of ‘You in Greece’ testimonials. For more information, see www.visitgreece.gr

Olympic fever: 8 things to do on a luxury Summer break in London

Olympic fever: 8 things to do on a luxury Summer break in London

With the Olympics coming to London next year there will be thousands more visitors than usual in an already busy city throughout the Summer. As well as the sports fans, competitors and accompanying family and friends, there will also be dignitaries, government officials, leaders of industry and a host of VIPs who will want to […]

Busting the post-holiday blues with Your Holiday Wash

Busting the post-holiday blues with Your Holiday Wash

While the annual holiday is for most of us the highlight of the year, the return home can be a daunting prospect. Not only are we hit with the reality of returning to work but there’s also a host of mundane tasks that need to be tackled. In addition to adjusting our body-clock, processing the holiday […]

Discover a real life Gold Award-winning garden

Discover a real life Gold Award-winning garden

This week London has been abuzz as green fingered enthusiasts and professional landscapers from all over the globe descend upon the capital to take part, celebrate and commemorate one of the world’s most famous horticultural events which for almost one hundred years has called on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea its home. Over […]

Special feature: Rutland Apartment, Rutland Hotel, Edinburgh, UK

Special feature: Rutland Apartment, Rutland Hotel, Edinburgh, UK

Last weekend we stayed at the Rutland Hotel in the heart of Edinburgh but not in one of their rooms; instead, we were just a short way down the road from the hotel in the beautiful Rutland Apartment which offers so much more than a hotel room.  We were warmly welcomed by Liz who made […]

Chic and boutique: there's more to Rhodes than resort hotels

Chic and boutique: there’s more to Rhodes than resort hotels

If you thought that Rhodes is just about package holidays and big all-inclusive hotels then think again… The last few years the island has seen a number of independent properties springing up, all with a small number of suites, individually designed and decorated. Whether you decide to stay within the original walls surrounding the Old Town […]

4 luxury food addresses in Paris that you really shouldn't miss

4 luxury food addresses in Paris that you really shouldn’t miss

Paris, famous for its architecture, monuments and museums is also renowned for its luxury food; caviar, foie gras, oysters, champagne and of course, truffles. For many travellers, luxury food is the raison d’être to visit the City of Light. To get the biggest bite of French luxury food it’s imperative to plan your trip in advance. You won’t want […]

The 10 most romantic restaurants in the world

The 10 most romantic restaurants in the world

Looking for somewhere really special to take your partner out for dinner? Tripadvisor have announced their 10 most romantic restaurants and for once there’s a good geographic spread with not one country represented more than once. Here’s the list they came up with, but please tell us your favourites that didn’t make the list but […]

26.2 miles through Edinburgh

26.2 miles through Edinburgh

This Sunday I shall be running in the Edinburgh Marathon to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation.  If I’ve helped you in some way with A Luxury Travel Blog, or if you’re just feeling mighty generous, I really would appreciate it if you could sponsor me.  I have set up a JustGiving page at […]

Paris – très chic

Paris – très chic

Sometimes a regular city break lacks a little ‘je ne sais quoi?’ When you are looking to impress or in need of pampering, a luxurious break to Paris could be a revitalising experience. Personally, I am happy at both ends of the travel spectrum, from shared hostel dorms in Krakow to 5* luxury in the […]

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