Category: Western Europe

Åre: Alpine skiing, Sweden style

Åre: Alpine skiing, Sweden style

Sweden and skiing: two words that are not often placed side by side. Sure, Sweden has got many of the pre-requisites for a top quality ski scene, such as a healthy dose of snow, plummeting temperatures in winter and a populace who know how to look good on the après ski terraces. However, most of […]

4 special ideas for a luxury Valentine’s Day in Paris

4 special ideas for a luxury Valentine’s Day in Paris

Trust me, a romantic getaway in Paris for Valentine’s Day is far from being just another cheesy cliché… The City of Love has way more to offer than the obvious, traditional things, like romantic strolls at sundown along the banks of the Seine, or candlelit dinners by the Eiffel Tower (although these are certainly boxes […]

The top 5 luxury golf resorts in Ireland

The top 5 luxury golf resorts in Ireland

Ireland is renowned for having some of the best golf courses in the world, designed by the famous names of the past and the present. Golfers flock to the links courses that dazzle the coastline and the parklands that cover a landscape boasting 40 shades of green. Luxury golf is not difficult to find here, but […]

The top 10 wine destinations to visit in 2013

The top 10 wine destinations to visit in 2013

France is not going to be happy. Remember our ‘5 best wine destinations’ post a few months back?  Well, France – often regarded as one of the best wine producers in the world – was excluded from that TripAdvisor list.  And now they’ve been snubbed again, this time by Wine Enthusiast, who have declared the […]

The top things to see in Paris, not on the usual top 10 lists

The top things to see in Paris, not on the usual top 10 lists

Time to explore Paris is the ultimate luxury.  But deciding how to spend that precious time is always the challenge.   You can visit the iconic monuments,  Mona Lisa at the Louvre,  Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame, wade through the crowds and click them off your list.  Or you can take a slightly different road map and […]

3 luxury inspirational painting holidays

3 luxury inspirational painting holidays

As the artist Pablo Picasso said: “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Have you ever had that feeling? The feeling of how you would love to paint, perhaps just for your own enjoyment, perhaps to develop a talent or just for the fun of […]

The best luxury nightclubs in the world

The best luxury nightclubs in the world

Those who like music, movement and emotions! Those who enjoy being energetic and feeling the taste of luxury! Those who prefer the hottest atmosphere, we have prepared a list of the world’s top luxury nightclubs for your partying pleasure. Have a great escape from daily life! Read on for more… 1. Pacha – Ibiza, Spain Ibizais […]

Enjoy a little luxury as the Tour de France visits the island of beauty this Summer

Enjoy a little luxury as the Tour de France visits the island of beauty this Summer

This year the Tour de France celebrates its 100th birthday. The first three stages will take place in Corsica at the end of June and will cover 500 kilometres of some of the most beautiful and dramatic landscapes you will find anywhere. This is the first time the famous cycling race has visited Corsica sparking […]

The top 5 places for a holiday home in 2013

The top 5 places for a holiday home in 2013

Sometimes going away for two weeks just isn’t enough. Sometimes we find that perfect luxury holiday destination that makes us want to live there. This selection of 5 great places to buy a holiday home contains something for everyone, whether you are looking for a beach villa on a white sand beach, a relaxing place […]

Luxury in Lisbon: the Altis Prime Hotel

Luxury in Lisbon: the Altis Prime Hotel

Lisbon is coming of age. Its former malaise has been dispelled by the vibrant post-Salazar generation, and the Altis Prime, Lisbon’s newest boutique aparthotel, is seeking to capitalize on the new brand of modernity emanating from Portugal’s charismatic capital. Resplendent with 78 suites (ranging from studios to the exclusive penthouse), this sizzling hot hotel, dazzles […]

5 travel recommendations for the Amalfi coast

5 travel recommendations for the Amalfi coast

When it comes to glitz and glamour no one does it quite with the finesse of the Italians and Italy’s Amalfi Coast is no exception. From winding roads, perfect for a James Bond style driving adventure, to stunning views out to Capri and designer shopping in Positano, a visit to Italy’s amazing Amalfi Coast should […]

5 places not to miss on a family break in Germany's Rhineland

5 places not to miss on a family break in Germany’s Rhineland

If you’re a family who likes a city break, then why not try a whirlwind tour of the Rhineland? Starting in Mainz and finishing up in Düsseldorf, with a day out in the countryside thrown into the mix, here are five good reasons for a family to visit this part of Germany… 1. Mainz This Rhineland city […]

5 new luxury hotels opening in the UK in 2013

5 new luxury hotels opening in the UK in 2013

It’s the start of the year, which means we’ll be thinking about planning our holidays for the year ahead. Here’s a guide to new luxury hotels that will be opening in the UK during 2013, which will be worth checking out. Café Royal, London Café Royal opened its doors on 3rd December 2012, but its […]

The top 5 things to do at Tschuggen Bergoase Spa, Arosa, Switzerland

The top 5 things to do at Tschuggen Bergoase Spa, Arosa, Switzerland

Tschuggen Bergoase Spa is located in a picturesque mountain setting 1,800m above sea level in Arosa, in the German-speaking Graubünden region of Switzerland.  The spa, which cost 35 million Swiss Francs to build in 2006, is linked to the five-star Tschuggen Grand Hotel by a glass walkway.  So, what are the ‘top five’ things to […]

3 lakes not to be missed when visiting the Italian Lakes

3 lakes not to be missed when visiting the Italian Lakes

The Italian Lakes region known as Lombardy is a destination unlike no other in Italy. Steeped in history and culture, this region was named after the northern Lombards who conquered it from the Romans centuries ago. A commercial junction in Europe, Lombardy is famous for being the destination where emperors were crowned, but lately more […]

3 great sporting events not to miss in Europe in 2013

3 great sporting events not to miss in Europe in 2013

2012 saw some great sporting events in Europe – most notably the UEFA Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine, and – of course – the London 2012 Olympics. And 2013 will also be a great year for catching some unique sporting events across the continent. The Six Nations Championship is looming, and the Rugby League […]