Category: Western Europe

Elegant evenings in Vienna: Fete Imperiale

5 of the most elegant evenings in Vienna

If you can’t spruce yourself up in Vienna, where else could you? While Austria’s capital boasts tons of old-world-glamour, the idea of true elegance often stops at the individual. Consequently, a few less savvy visitors stick out in elegant evening wear among a crowd of casual locals attending a concert or opera. Here are five occasions your […]

Chamonix in full summer bloom

Tour de France 2017 – the best place to stay in the Alps

Here’s my idea of heaven, two weeks in Chamonix, in the summer, with my bike and with the Tour de France for company. This year’s edition of the Tour de France pays two visits to the Alps, July 8th & 9th, after which the race then departs for the Dordogne, to return on the 19th […]

5 of the best boutique hotels in Salento, Italy

5 of the best boutique hotels in Salento, Italy

Don’t travel to Salento searching for Four Seasons or Mandarin Oriental Hotels, as you won’t find them. Salento is all about boutique hotels, family run businesses and authentic experiences far from the madding crowd. It is all about simplicity and slow-living. I have traveled through white-washed villages and extensive olive groves to find 5 of […]

6 of the world's most spectacular sunsets

6 of the world’s most spectacular sunsets

There are few things in life as simultaneously relaxing, exhilarating and life-affirming as watching a magnificent sunset. That small period of time when day turns into night provides so many special travelling moments. But these sunsets rise above the rest. They’re bona fide bucket-list material. How many have you been to? Would you recommend any […]

The 6 most relaxing spa retreats in the Alps

The 6 most relaxing spa retreats in the Alps

In today’s fast and ever-changing world, finding some time to relax is key. If you are looking to recharge your batteries and regain inner peace, the next step is figuring out the best place to go. For myself, I can’t imagine something more relaxing than enjoying the features of a high-class spa. In this article, […]

Some of the best beaches in Provence

Some of the best beaches in Provence

One of the many reasons I love Provence (and there are lots!) is the easy accessibility of some of the most beautiful beaches in France. With so many to choose from a brief rundown of some of the best seemed to be in order. If I’ve missed any of your favourites do let me know […]

9 top tips for seeing a different side of Barcelona

9 top tips for seeing a different side of Barcelona

Barcelona. Everyone thinks they know everything about you, but you have so much more to offer, besides all the typical attractions. Here you can see some of the best non-touristy secrets of Barcelona and get some insider tips to get a more ‘local’ feel for Barcelona. 1. Palau Robert Gardens These beautiful gardens are just […]

Win a trip with Teletext Holidays worth up to £1,000!

Win a trip with Teletext Holidays worth up to £1,000!

Cheapflights UK – in partnership with Teletext Holidays – are celebrating the very best in UK travel, and they’re looking for your help. The first ever Cheapflights awards took place in South Africa last year and they have now taken that concept and introduced it to the UK, giving their users and the wider public […]

Lake Maggiore, St Catherina

Magical moments at Lake Maggiore in Italy

Enthralling, fascinating, charming, alluring, captivating – perhaps these words are still not adequate to describe Lake Maggiore. All I can say, is that nothing could prepare me for that first glance at this breath taking scene unwrapping before me. Cobalt blue water, crisp fresh air, beautiful end of the 19th century villas bathing in the […]

Rome better kept secret Residece Palazzo al Velabro-1

Don’t miss this better kept secret in Rome – as seen in The Guardian

Rome is the perfect city to enjoy the incredible romance of Renaissance palazzos, drink in the beautiful Baroque fountains and surround yourself with incredible Roman classical ruins. Wander out in the evening in that special pulsating energy that permeates the air in Rome, discover the perfect places to enjoy the buzzing aperitivo scene and continue […]

6 must-see historical sights to visit in Rome

6 must-see historical sights to visit in Rome

Rome is one of those destinations that everyone must visit at least once in their life but with a city brimming with iconic historic structures and countless things to do deciding on where to visit can become an unwelcomed responsibility. To ease the burden, we have selected 6 must see historical sights to visit in […]

5 ways to experience luxury in Berlin

5 ways to experience luxury in Berlin

Berlin, the capital city of Germany and a city that was so marked by numerous unfortunate events during its history, managed to rise and impress the world through its power and desire to be the best. It managed to exceed all the hardships that tried to destroy it in the past and is now today […]

5 of the best restaurants in Salento

5 of the best restaurants in Salento

Best known as the “Tuscany of the South”, Salento is a region in Puglia steeped in history, surrounded by baroque art, pristine white sandy beaches and crystal clear sea. The warm welcome of its inhabitants, the sunny weather and the abundance of fresh organic food and wine are a recipe for a memorable vacation. The […]

Special feature: Fiat Ducato Auto-Roller 707 motorhome

Special feature: Fiat Ducato Auto-Roller 707 motorhome

Normally my special features are reserved for hotels and vacation rental accommodation, but last weekend we did something a little different. We’ve been travelling up and down the UK to attend our sons’ sailing events for a couple of years now, and have often contemplated what it would be like travelling in a campervan or […]

Wedding worthy villas around the Med

Wedding worthy villas around the Med

Destination weddings are wonderful both for the bride and groom to be and for their guests, who get to travel to an interesting and beautiful place. As the summer wedding season approaches, here are some ideas to discover some of the most beautiful estates to choose for a wedding in Europe. Louiza Estate, mainland Greece […]

Top 5 breakfast spots in Edinburgh

Top 5 breakfast spots in Edinburgh

Classed as the most important meal of the day, you can’t beat a delicious breakfast to kick things off. And with Edinburgh’s wealth of excellent eateries, there are plenty of places to set you up for a day exploring the city. Edinburgh Larder Since its launch in 2009, The Edinburgh Larder Cafe has built a […]

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