Category: Western Europe

The top 3 trips to make before you turn 40

The top 3 trips to make before you turn 40

Nora Ephron once said, “Oh, how I regret not having worn a bikini for the entire year I was twenty-six. If anyone young is reading this, go, right this minute, put on a bikini, and don’t take it off until you’re thirty-four.” The bikini is a metaphor. The ultimate luxury is youth. All the gold […]

New luxury escape on Portugal's Estoril coast

New luxury escape on Portugal’s Estoril coast

The Forte is a unique and entirely private escape found at The Oitavos, a modern five-star luxury hotel located just 20 minutes west of Lisbon with far reaching views over the West Atlantic coastline. Built in the heart of the secluded The Oitavos Dunes golf course in the Sintra Cascais National Park, The Forte is […]

Fresh snow in the French Alps - top tips for skiing in poor visibility

Fresh snow in the French Alps – top tips for skiing in poor visibility

We are now well into this winter season and skiers and snowboarders alike have enjoyed exceptional snow conditions. We have experienced over 50cm of fresh snow across the French Alps in the last week, making the already fantastic piste conditions even better and off piste is a powder playground. It looks to continue snowing for […]

6 of Edinburgh's hidden (and not-so-hidden!) gems

6 of Edinburgh’s hidden (and not-so-hidden!) gems

Perhaps the most continental city in the UK, Edinburgh is a popular destination for luxury travellers all year round, and it is a beautiful city to visit in the spring. Visitors to the Scottish capital will never be short of things to do, but you’ll be kicking yourself if you miss out on any of […]

The top 3 highlights of heli-skiing in Livigno, Italy

The top 3 highlights of heli-skiing in Livigno, Italy

Heli-skiing is the ultimate mountain buzz and now Livigno – which won the World Snow Award 2012 for Best European Resort – has added choppers for a limited time until 3rd March 2013. Time is of the essence with just a few weeks to head over for a spot of heli-skiing. Heli-skiing is limited in Europe […]

Exploring inside an Icelandic volcano - now you can too!

Exploring inside an Icelandic volcano – now you can too!

Following on from last year’s success, Iceland is once again offering an exciting insight into its volcanic nature as the Inside the Volcano experience re-opens to visitors this summer. From 15th May to 10th September 2013, visitors will be able to step inside the magma chamber of Thrihnukagigur, an extinct volcano just 20 miles from […]

The top 5 exclusive tours in Italy

The top 5 exclusive tours in Italy

In 2013 it would appear that Italy continues to be an attractive destination for foreign tourists who are looking for luxury tours at historical venues. For this reason, I have chosen five very different places where you can enjoy a fulfilling tour experience that combines tradition, elegance and exclusiveness. Fashionionable Venice Venice is the town […]

Luxury travel closer to home: Dorset’s Jurassic Coast

Luxury travel closer to home: Dorset’s Jurassic Coast

Travel is relative. We all want to visit the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu, or go shipwreck spotting along Namibia’s desolate skeleton coast, but the truth is – unless you’re extremely lucky – your chances of doing these things every couple of months is slim to none. This is why committed travellers should not turn […]

Top 10 most extravagant private island resorts

Top 10 most extravagant private island resorts

Privacy and exclusivity often rank high on a luxury traveller’s list of priorities. For those looking for something truly indulgent, discrete and filled with luxury, we have compiled a list of the most extravagant private island resorts in the world. These islands offer the ultimate in privacy and exclusivity. Beginning at a paltry £100,000 and […]

6 adventures to enjoy in Norway this Summer

6 adventures to enjoy in Norway this Summer

Fancy a break in Norway where there is no need to go to bed as daylight shines continuously and the ever-changing scenery is mesmerising morning, noon and night? Hurtigruten has launched a new summer short break programme, tying in with the midnight sun and new flights from Gatwick to Tromso, launched by Norwegian. A selection […]

Exclusive Verona opera and cruise experience

Exclusive Verona opera and cruise experience

Love operas? Love cruising?  Then this one’s for you! Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced news of an exclusive ‘Verona Opera & Cruise’ experience this Summer. The highlight of the voyage will be a stunning operatic performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida at the world-famous Arena di Verona in Italy. As Verona’s internationally acclaimed Roman amphitheatre prepares […]

Suite of the week: El Aljibe, Lanzarote, Spain

Suite of the week: El Aljibe, Lanzarote, Spain

Suite name: El Aljibe Location: Lanzarote, Spain Size of accommodation: 125 square metres Cost per night: 160 euros Who’s stayed there: Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark What makes it special: A truly one-of-a-kind villa, built inside of a 200 year old water reservoir. The most spectacular part of Aljibe are its living room and bedroom. Located in the inside of […]

The luxury sport of ice golf

The luxury sport of ice golf

Statistics say that more than 60 million people in the world have tried to play golf. What do you think how many of them tried to play snow golf? That’s right, not too much. Snow golf is much more rare and unusual kind of sport. Here the green grass is white snow, the balls are […]

Win a fabulous week's stay in Corsica for up to 6 people! #WhereAmI

Win a fabulous week’s stay in Corsica for up to 6 people! #WhereAmI

We have paired up with Affair Travel to bring you a great competition you won’t want to miss. Affair Travel offers a wide range of beautiful villas and apartments across 4 current countries: France, Corsica, Croatia and Northern Portugal, with the properties ranging from luxury villas to authentic stone country cottages, most with private pools. […]

5 great cities, 5 incredible restaurants

5 great cities, 5 incredible restaurants

When you visit a city, where do you want to go – a good restaurant, or the best restaurant? The best of course, is going to be subject to opinion and taste, but often locals and travellers alike will reach consensus on a city’s best restaurant. I admit it’s risky, and maybe controversial, but I […]

Top tips to help you enjoy a luxury night out at the theatre in London

Top tips to help you enjoy a luxury night out at the theatre in London

Planning the perfect evening at the theatre need not make you stressed. Remember the emphasis on a theatre trip is on relaxation and enjoyment. Fortunately, adding the sparkle to a long leisurely evening at the theatre can be easily accomplished with an early start: an aperitif, a pre-theatre dinner (not three courses just two) at […]

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