Category: Western Europe

3 of the best places to eat after a day in the mountains of the southern French Alps

3 of the best places to eat after a day in the mountains of the southern French Alps

Everybody knows you don’t need 3 Michelin stars to produce delicious unforgettable food. One of the joys of a trip off the beaten track is the discovery of these hidden jewels of gastronomy in unexpected places. After spending a day exploring the valleys and summits of the mountains on a sun-soaked summer activity trip, or after an […]

5 of Britain’s finest lesser known galleries

5 of Britain’s finest lesser known galleries

The Tate, Victoria and Albert, the Design Museum – it’s a fact that Britain is home to some of the world’s greatest museums and galleries. But whilst cultural heavyweights such as these dominate most visitor itineraries (and rightly so), there are a number of lesser known art and design havens that shouldn’t be overlooked. From […]

3 of the best luxury boutique hotels in Greece

3 of the best luxury boutique hotels in Greece

The Greek mainland and its surrounding islands have long been regarded as one of the leading holiday destinations. The country attracts several million tourists each year and continues to appeal to global audiences with its unique mix of beautiful coastlines, timeless culture and charming people. Greece offers so many attractions; from stunning nature and overwhelming […]

Barcelona From The Sea

10 top tips for fabulous fun in Barcelona this Summer

Barcelona is undoubtedly one of the most exciting cities to visit during the summer months. Blue skies and long sandy beaches, sipping cocktails overlooking the crystal clear Mediterranean – what could be better? Whether you’re looking for total relaxation or are ready to party like there’s no tomorrow at one of the many Summer festivals, […]

Recipe of the week: Tarta de queso

Recipe of the week: Tarta de queso

Pintxos – the Basque version of tapas – are popular across the region but the bars of San Sebastian are where you’ll find the best. Try a couple in each bar and then move on to the next. But save room for a piece of traditional Basque cheesecake, which has the consistency of a thick […]

4 things to do in Nuremberg's Old Town

4 things to do in Nuremberg’s Old Town

Germany’s medieval Bavarian town of Nuremberg is home to the world famous Christkindlemarkt, Renaissance genius Albrect Dürer, and one of the most important medieval castles in Euorope — all of which can be found in Old Town. Surrounded by its original medieval wall, Old Town is one of the most historic places in Germany. The […]

Bologna Vista from Asinelli Tower

5 foodie stops to try in Italy this Summer

With the heat soaring across Europe, many ‘foodies’ turn to the best ice cream parlours or a beach side haunt for a deliciously refreshing cocktail and the freshest of seafood. Italy is one of my favourite places all-year round, but throughout the summer months, the vineyards of Tuscany offer fantastic tours and picnics under sheltered […]

The most luxurious hotel in the Alps

The most luxurious hotel in the Alps

It’s perhaps no surprise that what I consider to be the most luxurious hotel in the Alps is located in Courchevel 1850. In arguably the world’s most affluent ski resort, a resort crammed with some truly outstanding properties, the bar has been set very high. Any newcomer to the resort has to match the existing […]

4 reasons you need to go to South Tyrol

4 reasons you need to go to South Tyrol

South Tyrol is fast becoming one of Europe’s most interesting and luxurious destinations. Home to incredible cuisine, stunning landscapes, a unique fusion of cultures and an impressive wine scene, we’re wondering why everyone hasn’t been already. Just to ensure it stays at the forefront of your mind this summer, here are four reasons why you […]

Recipe of the week: Lamb faggots

Recipe of the week: Lamb faggots

Lamb faggots are a classic Welsh dish that is a favourite across the country. They make for a great family supper dish for all times of the year and offer great value for your money. This is my take on what has got to be one of Wales’ finest contributions to world cuisine. The recipe […]

Special feature: Elounda Gulf Villas, Elounda, Crete

Special feature: Elounda Gulf Villas, Elounda, Crete

Regular visitors to Crete are probably aware that the small fishing town of Elounda is one of the island’s most desirable resorts. I’ve had the pleasure of staying in a number of the town’s best luxury hotels over the years, but none as small or intimate as my most recent stay at Elounda Gulf Villas […]

The 5 best boutique hotels in Skiathos

The 5 best boutique hotels in Skiathos

A small but perfectly-formed Greek island with over 50 beaches and lush, clear seas that border on Caribbean blue, Skiathos is a great choice for those seeking a peaceful Greek retreat. It’s especially popular with honeymooners who want to take life easy after the thrills and spills of planning a wedding and older couples who […]

3 ideas for a unique dining experience in Madrid

3 ideas for a unique dining experience in Madrid

Good food (and wine to go with it) is certainly not difficult to find in Madrid. However, the meals that we remember are the ones that are not only satisfying to our palate, but that combine great food with a unique and memorable atmosphere. If you are looking for a combination of gastronomy and an […]

4 amazing castles in France

4 amazing castles in France

If you’re looking for the ultimate luxury holiday, you simply can’t beat a trip to France. And to push the envelope even further, book some accommodation in a genuine castle. Living like royalty for a weekend will be an experience you will never forget. Awe inspiring castles around the world are favourites among photographers and […]

5 exciting dining experiences for you to try in Reykjavik, Iceland

5 exciting dining experiences for you to try in Reykjavik, Iceland

Not too many years ago, Iceland faced an economic recession that threatened to put restaurants out of business due to the inability to obtain expensive imported ingredients. Out of necessity, chefs turned to locally-grown and raised ingredients and the resulting culinary innovation has turned up the heat on fine dining in the capital city of […]

New luxury villas project unveiled in Tuscany

New luxury villas project unveiled in Tuscany

Argentario Golf Resort & Spa, a 5-star design resort located on Tuscany’s Silver Coast, has announced the launch of an all-new luxury residential project called Argentario Golf Residences. Up to 20 new villas will be built on the panoramic hills overlooking the eco-friendly Argentario golf course and Orbetello Lagoon, a WWF protected reserve. This peaceful […]

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