Category: Western Europe

6 of the best views of Paris

6 of the best views of Paris

The Eiffel Tower is often the first thing that comes to mind when people think of the best views of Paris. If you are looking for something different and unusual without the touristy crowds, we’ve got you covered! Here are five of the best views of Paris away from much of the hustle and bustle […]

The 3 best luxury hotels in Madrid, according to Tripadvisor

The 3 best luxury hotels in Madrid, according to Tripadvisor

Love it or hate it, Tripadvisor has become a dominant force in online travel. Whilst its Facebook integration has seemingly made it even stronger, there are one or two older features that remain useful to the luxury traveller. One in particular is the ability to look at traveller ratings from only luxury offerings for a […]

Top 5 restaurants in Saint-Tropez

Top 5 restaurants in Saint-Tropez

There are few European towns which say luxury as clearly and loudly at St. Tropez. The heart of the French Riviera it offers something special and unique for visitors to France. Choosing to holiday in St. Tropez suggests you like the finer things in life and to get the most out of your St. Tropez […]

5 favourite London cocktail bars

5 favourite London cocktail bars

Even if you are staying in the most luxurious of London hotels, it is still a thrill to go out and explore what the the city has to offer after dark. There are of course hundreds of traditional pubs to choose from, but if you are looking for something different, perhaps you might like to […]

Ski season starts early

Ski season starts early

Snow is falling all over the Alps. Almost half a metre has fallen in the last few days, and it hasn’t stopped yet. Some resorts are opening early, and others are coming under pressure to follow suit. Your Christmas or New Year ski trip might only be a few weeks away, but it seems a shame […]

Mallorca’s five Michelin stars for 2014

Mallorca’s five Michelin stars for 2014

The Michelin Guide for Spain and Portugal 2014 was launched this month at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, with 171 restaurants across the Iberian Peninsula and Spanish islands awarded one or more stars in the new edition. The restaurants on Mallorca with starred cuisine are the same as in the 2013 Michelin Guide, and each has one […]

The 10 best 5 star hotels in London

The 10 best 5 star hotels in London

The United Kingdom is home to a wide variety of luxury 5 star hotels with most located in its world famous capital, London. These businesses are crucial to tourism as many of the world’s wealthiest demand the highest standards for their visits to this region. Luckily, London boasts a generous selection of luxury hotels for […]

7 of the best places in the world to drink wine

7 of the best places in the world to drink wine

When travelling, it is always important to never forget to stop and smell the flowers. Or as I prefer – taste the wine! An incredible benefit of my job is that I am able to travel the world, experience different cultures, taste delicious foods, and savor some of the world’s finest wine. If you’re a […]

7 ways to warm to the festive season early in London

7 ways to warm to the festive season early in London

Christmas is coming, and the UK capital is a fantastic place to experience the broadest range of festive experiences. Thanks to its rich multicultural society, there are plenty of different traditions to take part in as part of this seasonal Christian festival. Here’s a guide to the top seven festive events going on around London […]

7 cafés with style in Palma de Mallorca

7 cafés with style in Palma de Mallorca

There are cafés galore in Palma de Mallorca, the cosmopolitan capital of the largest of the Balearic Islands. But which do you choose for your cup of Joe, when it’s time for a break from the city’s excellent shopping or sightseeing? For good barista-made coffee (and perhaps something tasty to go with it) in a-cut-above setting, these […]

Reflections on my trip to Helsinki, Finland

Reflections on my trip to Helsinki, Finland

Throughout my time in Helsinki, I’ve been on a mission with American Express to track down great customer service experiences and there has been no shortage of examples to call upon. I managed to pack a huge amount into my short time there, taking a ferry trip to (and a guided tour at) the UNESCO […]

An award-winning, hidden treasure in Kilkenny, Ireland

An award-winning, hidden treasure in Kilkenny, Ireland

We may not always get the weather, but we do have an abundance of genuinely friendly people, delicious, locally sourced food and luxury accommodation in country estates and castles. Us Irish are waiting to give you a really warm welcome, after all Ireland is the land of “a céad míle fáilte” – a hundred thousand […]

Service with a smile at GLO Hotel Kluuvi, Helsinki

Service with a smile at GLO Hotel Kluuvi, Helsinki

In my final example of great customer service on my latest trip to Finland with American Express, I’d like to highlight the service I received at GLO Hotel Kluuvi in the heart of Helsinki. I stayed at the hotel for three nights and must surely have tested the patience of the receptionists with my many […]

Chasing the sunset around the world

Chasing the sunset around the world

As I travel around the world, I continue to be in awe at the beauty of this planet; especially during that magical time of day as the sun sets, turning day into night.  I have made an effort to capture the moments that have left me speechless. Here are 10 fantastic sunsets captured from around […]

Top 5 pistes in the Trois Vallees

Top 5 pistes in the Trois Vallees

The three valleys ski area is undoubtedly the most extensive and well connected in France, if not the world. Providing access to 8 different ski areas;  Courchevel, La Tania, Brides-les-Bains, Meribel, Les Menuires, St Martin de Belleville, Val Thorens and Orelle. There are over 600km of pistes which are serviced by 183 lifts giving you […]

Top travel tips for visiting Berlin

Top travel tips for visiting Berlin

Whenever you’re planning a trip to a new destination, it’s useful to have a few tips on local culture and the practical basics of getting around. And while Berlin is not exactly the back of beyond, it’s still useful to have some information up your sleeve to make your preparation and arrival a little smoother. […]

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