Category: Western Europe

5 top tips to beat the heat in Rome

5 top tips to beat the heat in Rome

Romans traditionally take their holidays during the entire month of August, escaping the city’s heat and heading for the mountains or seaside. While it may seem that many local shops and restaurants are closed and the tourist sites are oppressively hot, Rome never ceases to provide its patrons with things to do. Here are our […]

4 of the best Olympic cities

4 of the best Olympic cities

As the Olympics gather pace in Rio (c’mon Team GB!), one of the most vibrant and photogenic cities on the planet, I decided to take a look back at some of the other great cities that have hosted the world’s biggest sporting event. Impossible as it was to pick just a handful, here are a […]

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How to do Halkidiki in style

Known for its three peninsulas, Halkidiki is a glamorous beach paradise with striking sandy shores and crystal clear waters. This northern region is so beautiful in fact that it makes an alternative to the famous Greek Islands and some of its hotspots are just as popular with tourists. If you’re not looking to island hop, […]

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The 9 most exquisite ice cream parlors in Paris

Spending your summer holidays in Paris with your children is a great idea. There are so many beautiful places to see and child-friendly things to do that everyone is sure to have a good time. But during summer, the weather can get hot… really hot! And after visiting an iconic monument such as the Eiffel […]

Top 5 family attractions in Kent, UK

Top 5 family attractions in Kent, UK

Proudly bearing the title of ‘Lonely Planet’s Best European Holiday Destination for Families’, the green English county of Kent has much to offer. Known as ‘The Garden of England’, visitors will fall in love with its rolling hills and scenic views. Lush countryside gives way to spectacular coastline, and the area has many fantastic child […]

5 of the best ski resorts for a luxury ski weekend

5 of the best ski resorts for a luxury ski weekend

If you’re like me, a week’s skiing is great, but it’s simply not enough. A luxury ski weekend is a great way to add a few more days on the mountain into your ski season. Whether you’re looking for a location to impress your clients or simply a chance to escape the City and enjoy […]

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5 reasons to visit Andorra at any time of the year

Don’t let Andorra’s size fool you; this tiny principality between France and Spain may be one of the smallest in Europe but it’s definitely worth a visit. Nestled in the Pyrenees mountains and boasting beautiful landscapes further than the eye can see, every season in Andorra offers new activities and adventures. What’s more, it’s only […]

8 of the most beautiful secret places in Rome

8 of the most beautiful secret places in Rome

Rome’s beauty is hardly a secret. A walk through the city takes you past gardens of orange trees and umbrella pines, monumental Roman ruins, ornate churches, faded frescoes, Renaissance palazzi, Baroque fountains, marble statues of saints and angels, and so much more. But some of the most beautiful parts of the city are also some […]

Photograph of the week: Neue Wache

Photograph of the week: Neue Wache

The Neue Wache lies on the famous Unter den Linden street in Berlin. It looks like a classical building but only dates back to 1815, when it was built as a guardhouse for the soldiers of the crown prince of Prussia. In 1931, Neue Wache was transformed into a memorial for German victims of World […]

6 things to do on vacation in Hamburg

6 things to do on vacation in Hamburg

The city of Hamburg is located in the northern part of Germany just on the Elbe River. It’s easily the country’s largest port and commercial centre, and one of the busiest and largest in Europe and the ninth largest in the world. Hamburg is the next highest populated city after Berlin. The people of Hamburg […]

Recipe of the week: Icelandic mushroom soup

Recipe of the week: Icelandic mushroom soup

When you think about Icelandic cuisine you may struggle a little at first to think of what a classic regional dish might comprise of. However, modern Icelandic menus are, in fact, breaking boundaries and many talented chefs are taking traditional ingredients and reinterpreting these into more refined contemporary dishes. This Wild Mushroom Soup recipe demonstrates […]

Photograph of the week: Stunning Cinque Terre

Photograph of the week: Stunning Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre consists of five small fishing villages that were built on a steep landscape right up to the cliffs on the coast. The villages terraces are now a very famous tourist attraction on the west coast of northern Italy. The villages are a part of the National Park Cinque Terre which is under the […]

The definitive guide for UK drivers travelling in Europe this Summer

The definitive guide for UK drivers travelling in Europe this Summer

We are heading to Spain shortly with our car and a boat trailer, taking the ferry crossing from Portsmouth to Santander with Brittany Ferries. Our sons are competing in a sailing World Championships for their class of boat so it’s set to be an exciting trip! It’s a trip that’s also required a lot of planning, though, […]

4 superb London luxury boutique hotels

4 superb London luxury boutique hotels

London is a favorite city to visit, both as the main destination and as part of an extended European trip. And for Europeans, it’s a great long weekend break (or even a staycation, for Londoners). Tastes often diverge when it comes to where to stay, even in the luxury hotel market, but fortunately London offers superb […]

The top 5 Italian city breaks

The top 5 Italian city breaks

Surrounded by the clear blue seas of the Mediterranean with a spine of mountainous terrain, there is no magical landscape that Italy cannot provide. We’re not talking your average sandy beach with sea views – we’re talking the Amalfi Coast, with its larger-than-life coastline featuring historic sea-facing villages nestled in the rocky crevices. It’s not […]

5 unique things to do around the Amalfi Coast

5 unique things to do around the Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast needs no introduction. The cliffs, the lemon trees, the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the blue grotto, and the islands of Capri and Ischia have been subjects of countless books and melodies. It is an area of southern Italy that has been luring visitors for thousands of years in search of history, […]

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