Category: Western Europe

5 top tips to finding value in Venice

5 top tips to finding value in Venice

Venice might not be a place that immediately springs to mind as a value destination but, if you fancy an affordable luxury break in the City of Bridges, then read on. We spoke to our friends at Cosmos Holidays and came up with a few ideas that will help you save money without compromising you […]

A guide to Christmas in Chamonix

A guide to Christmas in Chamonix

Christmas in Chamonix is a magical time of year – officially declared when the lights are turned on at the beginning of December. The opening night is a traditional one, complete with vin chaud, hot chocolate and live music, and marks the beginning of a season filled with festivity and fun. One of Chamonix’s greatest […]

10 top tips for getting tickets to see Real Madrid

10 top tips for getting tickets to see Real Madrid

If you’ve ever fancied watching the skills of the world’s most expensive player, Gareth Bale, or the highest paid player in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo, then Madrid is the place to go. Real Madrid is littered with stars and the Bernabéu stadium is the second largest stadium in Spain, capable of holding more than 85,000 […]

Juggling your way around Iceland

Juggling your way around Iceland

28-year-old Californian Chris Smith has combined his hobby of juggling with the making of an inspiring travel video for Iceland. What set out to be a fun way to show his trip to family and friends turned into an internet sensation, attracting around 1,000,000 views on YouTube. Chris has been juggling for 16 years and […]

10 of the most luxurious spas on the planet

10 of the most luxurious spas on the planet

In an effort to tempt even the world’s most discerning customers, spas these days are introducing cutting-edge technologies, and treatments with influences from far-flung corners of the globe. Gone are the days where just a hot oil massage will do; now we’re expecting unique touches that make a visit to the spa that little bit […]

Top 5 must-stay hotels for a luxury city break

Top 5 must-stay hotels for a luxury city break

Take a break from your daily routine and soak up some culture, indulge in fine dining or enjoy some last minute Christmas shopping in New York, Boston or Chicago. Rekindle the romance in Paris and Rome or immerse yourself in the colourful souks of Marrakech with our top 5 must-stay hotels for a luxury city […]

Foodie finds in Dublin

Foodie finds in Dublin

A city of canals, castles and cream tea, Dublin is full of stony charm and literary allure. Yet in recent years it’s an array of rather spectacular foodie haunts that have been drawing crowds to the capital of the Emerald Isle. Here is our pick of Dublin’s best (or should that be most characterful) restaurants. […]

The definition of a luxury ski chalet - don’t accept any less

The definition of a luxury ski chalet – don’t accept any less

In today’s digital day and age, one couldn’t dream of defining ‘luxury’ without referring to the great Wikipedia in the cloud. According to the online encyclopedia, ‘luxury’ is defined as: very wealthy and comfortable surroundings something desirable but expensive something very pleasant but not really needed in life A luxury ski chalet not really needed? […]

10 top tips for a day out at Parque de Atracciones de Madrid

10 top tips for a day out at Parque de Atracciones de Madrid

Thrill-seekers heading to Madrid will not want to miss Parque de Atracciones which is located in Casa de Campo – once one of the hunting grounds of the Spanish monarchy – just minutes from the city centre. Divided into five main themes – Maquinismo (Machines), Gran Avenida (Main Avenue), Naturaleza (Nature), Tranquilidad (Tranquillity) and Infantile (Kids) […]

4 top Michelin star restaurants in London

4 top Michelin star restaurants in London

London is considered by many to be the best place worldwide for cuisine. Just ask Joël Robuchon, a French chef decorated with more Michelin stars than anyone else alive, who considers London to be the gastronomic capital of the world. With over 50 Michelin-starred restaurants currently in the capital alone, there’s no surprise that London is […]

5 reasons to ski the Sierra Nevada this Winter

5 reasons to ski the Sierra Nevada this Winter

A ski holiday is not the first thing people usually think of when considering a visit to Andalucia; however, the Sierra Nevada ski resort is for many reasons a terrific alternative to the Alps and other European ski destinations. With world class slopes and facilities, this site overlooking the Mediterranean sea and the culture rich […]

London: a decidedly different honeymoon destination

London: a decidedly different honeymoon destination

Sounds odd doesn’t it? No sunshine, no beaches, no tropical rainforests? What can London offer a honeymooning couple looking for the most romantic two weeks of their lives? Well quite simply, London can offer everything. It is one of the world’s great cities and has more than enough charm, history, beauty and ‘wow factor’ for it […]

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 […]

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