Category: Western Europe

10 amazing villas with private access to the sea

10 amazing villas with private access to the sea

Arriving at your holiday destination from the sea can be an amazing experience, as slowly approaching the coast gives you the chance to really savor the moment of arrival. These ten amazing properties around the world, from the Caribbean Sea to the Med and the Indian Ocean, offer the possibility of docking private yachts right […]

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral

Seductive Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Santiago is seductive. Once referred to as “an ideal city, which is overflowing with history and timeless as well” in a UNESCO-ICOMOS report, Santiago de Compostela is one of Northern Spain’s jewels. Many consider it to be Northern Spain’s most important tourist destination. Its old quarter is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the city […]

Child drinking hot chocolate

3 of the most family friendly luxury ski hotels

If you’re planning to take the kids with you the next time you take a ski vacation, it pays to make sure that you choose accommodation that caters for children. As any parent knows, a bored child is a recipe for disaster if you’re wanting to relax and enjoy yourself. Here are three hotels that […]

3 hip new boutique UK hotels to escape to in 2016

3 hip new boutique UK hotels to escape to in 2016

The trend for smaller, quirkier hotels in the UK doesn’t seem to be slowing down and while there are plenty of new openings setting up camp in the big towns and cities, we often find ourselves craving some peace and quiet in the country. Combining all the traditional hotel comforts with glorious views, romantic country […]

3 new Michelin stars herald Malaga's world class cuisine

3 new Michelin stars herald Malaga’s world class cuisine

Many would rightly credit the global prominence of Spanish cuisine to such pioneering restaurants as El Bulli, Arzak and Mugaritz that first made their mark more than a decade ago, and El Celler de Can Roca near Barcelona tops the list today as the world’s best restaurant. While the Spanish Basque country and Catalonia continue as […]

Top 7 luxury city breaks in Europe for 2016

Top 7 luxury city breaks in Europe for 2016

What’s on the travel horizon for you for 2016? Here are some of the most elegant and luxurious city breaks that Europe has to offer. It might just be time to plan your next getaway… 1. Dubrovnik, Croatia Surrounded by ancient city walls and azure water, the Old Town of this Croatian city holds an […]

Photograph of the week: The exotic beach of Balos lagoon in Chania, Crete

Photograph of the week: The exotic beach of Balos lagoon in Chania, Crete

The famous lagoon of Balos is located approximately 56km northwest of Chania. It is one of the mostly photographed beaches in Crete due to its turquoise waters and the wonderful exotic scenery it offers. During the summer, Balos is visited by thousands of people who arrive on the island to experience the wild and natural […]

Top tips on how to enjoy your ski holiday when there is no snow

Top tips on how to enjoy your ski holiday when there is no snow

The unseasonably high temperatures and lack of snow in European resorts this Christmas holiday created a serious challenge for ski resorts. The snow canons were running on full throttle (when temperatures were cool enough) and every valuable snowflake nurtured and dammed into as many skiable pistes as possible. One resort even helicoptered in tons of […]

Top 6 things to do for a perfect  weekend in Lisbon

Top 6 things to do for a perfect weekend in Lisbon

The city of Lisbon, Portugal, has always been somewhat of an underdog. Even though this European capital is undeniably charming, it managed to fall under the mainstream radar for quite some time, failing to attract big tourist crowds. This was in direct contrast to more popular destinations such as Paris or Barcelona. The capital of […]

6 of Rome's most romantic restaurants

6 of Rome’s most romantic restaurants

In many cases, the best restaurants in Rome are so concerned with their food, that they lack atmosphere. Since the entire city of Rome can be a stage for romance, it is important to find restaurants that not only serve great food, but also maintain and enhance the romantic mood of the city. Here are […]

7 reasons to visit Pompeii this year

7 reasons to visit Pompeii this year

Just a few years ago, the Italian government declared a “state of emergency” at Pompeii. The House of Gladiators collapsed, and the rest of the neglected ruins were also in danger. In 2016, however, the situation couldn’t be more different. This fascinating city has been rescued and undergone a €105 million transformation. After the Colosseum, […]

Great deals to be found in Corinthia Hotels' Annual Sale

Great deals to be found in Corinthia Hotels’ Annual Sale

Corinthia Hotels’ Annual Sale goes live this week, giving you the opportunity to enjoy a luxury five-star stay at just half the usual rate. 50% discounts on the Best Available Rates can be enjoyed at the group’s hotels in Malta, Budapest, Lisbon, Prague and St Petersburg. And at the flagship Corinthia Hotel London, you can […]

Interview with Marie Nadal-Sharma, Founder of Them You and Me

Interview with Marie Nadal-Sharma, Founder of Them You and Me

Marie Nadal-Sharma is the Founder and Director of Them You and Me Ltd., and is constantly looking for travel inspirations and for new destinations, while offering the best luxury travel experiences and hidden treasures to her clients. What is it that you do exactly? There are two sides to the business. My team and I […]

Surprises along the River Rhone in France

Surprises along the River Rhone in France

The 505-mile Rhone River was used by Greek and Roman traders, so today river cruisers can experience antiquity, artistry, history, and some of the best food and wine in Europe. Beginning in Beaune and ending in Avignon, I decided to experience the region by boat and discover both the known and lesser-known charms of a […]

6 travel trend predictions for 2016

6 travel trend predictions for 2016

Explore, the adventure travel specialist, has predicted the key travel trends for the coming year and there is lots to look forward to with more than 90 new trips added to Explore’s portfolio as well as plenty of old favourites. Ashley Toft, Managing Director of Explore commented, “2016 is set to be another exciting year […]

15 of my favourite photos from my travels in 2015

15 of my favourite photos from my travels in 2015

2015 was another year filled with interesting opportunities and visits to far-flung places around the world, including trips to Japan, Singapore, UAE and the Maldives, as well as many much closer to home, including several trips around the UK. My photography continues to need some fine tuning (I will be going on a course in […]

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