Category: Western Europe

High heels and extreme sports: luxury sports breaks in the French Alps

High heels and extreme sports: luxury sports breaks in the French Alps

Sophisticated ladies be advised; hiking boots are obligatory when visiting Samoëns, a deceptively sweet French village that hosts a range of Alpine adrenalin sports.  Winter or summer, Samoëns is bustling with activity yet this authentic, friendly French village remains relatively undiscovered.  A charming mix of rustic French farmhouse and chic modern hotel, Ferme du Ciel offers a […]

New suites unveiled at Sani Resort in Halkidiki

New suites unveiled at Sani Resort in Halkidiki

The much loved Sani Resort in Halkidiki, Greece has unveiled five new luxurious Family Suites at Sani Asterias Suites and ten stunning new Marina Junior Suites at Porto Sani Village. The new Family Suites at Sani Asterias Suites are ideal for those travelling with children, featuring two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a separate and spacious […]

Luxury castle holidays in the UK

Luxury castle holidays in the UK

Mentioning to friends that you’ve booked a luxury break almost always invokes images of clean white beaches, clear blue seas and being waited on hand and foot as you sit in a sun lounger sipping a cocktail and letting the world pass you by. While this is seen by many as the peak of indulgence and the pinnacle […]

Special feature: Bix Manor, Oxfordshire, England, UK

Special feature: Bix Manor, Oxfordshire, England, UK

Last week we stayed at the beautiful Bix Manor for a family celebration – my 40th birthday to be precise. Situated in the Thames Valley, and just 2 miles from Henley-on-Thames, this 17th Century manor house proved to be the ideal getaway for a large family get-together and can sleep up to 12 people. With […]

Interview with Helen Howitt, Co-Founder of Sheepskin

Interview with Helen Howitt, Co-Founder of Sheepskin

Helen Howitt is co-founder, with her partner Adam, of Sheepskin, a small collection of unique holiday properties located in inspiring landscapes throughout the UK. Prior to forming Sheepskin, they both worked in international product development. They left corporate life to pursue a love of travel and a passion for discovering beautiful and unusual places. Some […]

St Tropez - top 10 'to do' list

St Tropez – top 10 ‘to do’ list

1. Club 55 – the classic place to sip Champagne and enjoy a long lunch. 2. Brigitte Bardot exhibition – visit from 23rd June to 31st October 2011. 3. Nikki Beach – perfect to people watch and lounge in the sun. 4. & 5. Wine tours – visit Chateau Minuty vineyard in the harbour for […]

Bordeaux – enjoy wine, arts and fine dining

Bordeaux – enjoy wine, arts and fine dining

Nothing can match the joy of going on a trip to France. The options you have here for dining, drinking and sight-seeing are simply magnificent.  One French destination where you can be sure of having a great holiday is Bordeaux, one of the most beautiful cities in the country. Here are some activities to engage in […]

Treading in the footsteps of Sherlock Holmes

Treading in the footsteps of Sherlock Holmes

I was sent down to London recently on a two day conference and tasked with finding a reasonably priced hotel close to where I was working and also finding somewhere to eat at night that wouldn’t break the bank. After several fruitless online searches I reserved a room at a small B&B by the name […]

Special feature: Jura Lodge on the Isle of Jura, Scotland, UK

Special feature: Jura Lodge on the Isle of Jura, Scotland, UK

We have just returned from an utterly unique and memorable stay on the remote Scottish island of Jura.  Our first glimpse of the island and its three Paps was just before touching down on our flight from Glasgow to Islay. From there, it was a short drive and a ferry crossing before reaching Jura. We […]

5 of the most wonderful sites for bungee jumping

5 of the most wonderful sites for bungee jumping

Most people go on holiday for rest. However, there is a group of tourists who do not seek rest, but thrills on their holiday. This type of person seeks a large injection of adrenalin, of which bungee jumping provides probably the biggest dosage of any sporting activity. Bungee jumping is the kind of activity that […]

Lisbon to Porto – a luxurious drive through history

Lisbon to Porto – a luxurious drive through history

Portugal has established itself in recent years as a luxury destination for travellers, with a wealth of luxury hotels, golf courses and exclusive beach resorts. Combined with quaint villages, wine estates, historical monuments, castles and palaces, you have the perfect destination for a luxury driving tour.

Interview with George Tyshchenko, Head of Sales & Marketing at Gill’s Cruise Centre

Interview with George Tyshchenko, Head of Sales & Marketing at Gill’s Cruise Centre

George Tyshchenko is Head of Sales & Marketing at national cruise specialist Gill’s Cruise Centre, which is head-quartered in Cardiff and has offices in London. George has always had links with the sea, having been brought up in the port of Cardiff, and he spent his early working life with the Merchant Navy as an officer […]

Rose petals in the toilet? Just some of the unusual rider requests made at one London hotel

Rose petals in the toilet? Just some of the unusual rider requests made at one London hotel

Whilst for many Glastonbury may be a distant memory, festival season is still upon us with numerous dates in July and August seeing a wealth of artists taking to the stage and with them some rather unusual rider requests, as Kensington’s five red star Royal Garden Hotel can attest to. Frequently the hotel of choice […]

Mauritian style in under 5 hours

Mauritian style in under 5 hours

The Canary Islands are rarely if ever referred to as your typical luxury holiday destination.  However, it seems that you really don’t need to get on a plane for 9 hours to experience top class service, gourmet cuisine and the most attractive of resort surroundings as I discovered when visiting Abama in the district of […]

Top 10 places every food lover should visit

Top 10 places every food lover should visit

This might not seem the most obvious list going but here – according to Tripadvisor – are the top 10 places every food lover should visit.  Interestingly, neither New York nor London get a mention. Click on the comments and tell us where you think they’ve missed. 1. Lyon, France 2. Bologna, Italy 3. San […]

Win a trip to Scandinavia!

Win a trip to Scandinavia!

A new campaign offers a chance to win a trip to Scandinavia, or an iPad2, through a website devoted to bringing local passion for the Nordic region to US tourists. The website showcases the personal travel stories of well-known Nordic celebrities, as well as Scandinavian locals, with the hope of inspiring U.S. travelers to plan […]

Page 100 of 180« First...102030...9899100101102...110120130...Last »