Category: Western Europe

Inside Montserrat Monastery

A Barcelona day trip: discovering magical Montserrat

Barcelona is one of Europe’s top tourist destinations, and the Catalan capital has it all. Its architecture is varied and stunning, from the Gothic Cathedral to Gaudí’s Modernist constructions such as the Sagrada Família, Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, and the most cutting edge hotels and buildings in its up and coming neighbourhoods. One of the best things about Barcelona, however, […]

Cultural highlights in Lincoln not to be missed

Cultural highlights in Lincoln not to be missed

Celebrations for Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary in 2015 continue through the summer – especially in Lincoln. The city is home to one of only four surviving copies of the document which lies in a state-of-the-art, subterranean vault in Lincoln Castle. The vault is the only place in the world where the 1215 Magna Carta can […]

5 British sparkling wines to toast the Summer

5 British sparkling wines to toast the Summer

There’s never been a better time for British fizz. Since the first vines were planted in the 1960s, the UK’s young wine industry has been steadily maturing and over the past few years it’s been British bottles that have been beating the favourites, old and new, in blind tastings and scooping the top wine awards. […]

Reus Plaza de Prim

Secrets of Spain: resplendent Reus

Reus is best known as the home town of Gaudí, but apart from this, the city centre is throbbing with remarkable architecture, sublime shopping and oodles of great food, culture and history. Located around 6 miles inland from the golden coast of the Costa Dorada, the beautiful city of Reus is frequently ignored by the […]

The natural highlights of Arcachon Bay

The natural highlights of Arcachon Bay

Mention of the South of France conjures up numerous images, many featuring yachts, casinos and fast cars. Whilst these are undoubtedly hallmarks of the landscape, what often goes unmentioned are the many spectacular and world class natural resources and landmarks that can be experienced, the majority an easy day trip from the popular seaside resort […]

4 hotspots for foodies in Paris

4 hotspots for foodies in Paris

France is definitely one of the world’s most celebrated culinary meccas. It is home to one of the most influential food cultures in the western world—a culture that laid the foundations of many of the staples of European/Western cooking and is still loved and celebrated the world over for its unique outlook on ingredients, techniques […]

Spanish food explained - my top 5 tapa recommendations

Spanish food explained – my top 5 tapa recommendations

Spain has become famous for its avant-garde, molecular gastronomy. Yes it is amazing but honestly, I often find it overwhelming and strange. Many times, I want something simple and comforting. This is why I personally love Spanish food-Spaniards have spent centuries crafting the perfect snack. Officially known as tapas, here is a quick guide to […]

Top tips for a memorable weekend in Lincoln, UK

Top tips for a memorable weekend in Lincoln, UK

800 years ago, pilgrims travelling to Lincoln would have been able to see the distant tower of the cathedral long before they reached their destination. And today that splendid building can still be seen from afar. Visitors arriving by car will quickly find themselves down by the River Witham where there are modern developments and […]

Changing perceptions of the Great British holiday

Changing perceptions of the Great British holiday

When you say the words “UK family holidays” it is quite likely you will instantly think of a cheap and cheerful caravan park close to the beach. Well it’s about time we changed that perception! The truth is that there’s an array of stunning locations in the UK, which are ideal for families or individuals […]

The top golf courses in Puglia

The top golf courses in Puglia

With fabulous food, fascinating culture, friendly locals and fantastic attractions, Italy has it all. That’s what makes it one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations. Even golf lovers are in their element, with a myriad of world class courses peppered across the country. And here are some of the best tee-offs the Puglia region […]

3 very different things to do in Guernsey this Summer

3 very different things to do in Guernsey this Summer

The Channel Island of Guernsey is just a 30 minute flight from Gatwick making it ideal for a short break over the summer. Whether for the whole family, couples or groups or friends there are plenty of festivals and events to keep everyone occupied. Here are three unique things you could be doing this August: […]

Dublin's top 3 iconic landmarks

Dublin’s top 3 iconic landmarks

The earliest settlements in Ireland’s capital can be traced as far back as 140 AD. Not much remains of Dublin’s history prior to 1204. After that time, however, much of the city’s rich medieval traditions and heritage can still be found in their remarkably well-preserved architectural landmarks. Here are three that shouldn’t be missed. 1. […]

The world's best olive oils and mills: a tour of Andalusia

The world’s best olive oils and mills: a tour of Andalusia

Many a cultured traveler will have seen their fare share of wineries, tasted some of the finest vintages and built a good knowledge base around grapes and wines; but how many of these same people can name more than a few varieties of olive (there are in fact hundreds) or describe the difference in taste […]

Aspri Limni

6 Mediterranean beaches you just have to lounge on

The beaches of the Med are undeniably beautiful. Imagine bright blue waters, golden beaches and breath-taking nature, brought together by the sophistication of Europe, the exotic landscapes of Africa and the Eastern charm of Asia. If you’re looking for a little piece of paradise with all the glamour and culture that the Med can offer, […]

Batemans Beer

Luxury foodie breaks in Lincoln fit for a king

With Magna Carta celebrations in full swing in Lincoln, all eyes are on the historic city which possesses the world’s best preserved version of the document. Lying in a brand new state-of-the art vault at Lincoln Castle, the city is the only place where Magna Carta can be seen next to the 1217 Charter of […]

Delta de l-Ebre Catalonia Magical Landscape

Secrets of Spain: the delightful Delta de l’Ebre

Mother Nature has blessed the world with numerous beautiful places. Only she can choose the most perfect colours and ingredients to design environments that can affect us deeply. In my early days of living in Spain, I discovered the Delta de l’Ebre, which I fell in love with immediately. This is a place for anyone […]

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