Category: Western Europe

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10 bars and restaurants in Monaco that locals love

The Principality of Monaco is famous for its mega-yachts, super cars, casinos, and star-studded parties. However, there is more to Monaco that meets the eye. Do you want to get under the skin of the Principality and discover the heart of Monaco? In our list, you will find the places where you can dine and […]

Delicious drives in Italy: Milan to Scanzorosciate

Delicious drives in Italy: Milan to Scanzorosciate

This is the first of a series of three posts showcasing five secret foodie locations in the Bergamo province – all easy to reach from Milan and Bergamo, provided you have a car! We’ve teamed up with Hertz for the Delicious Drives project and got a shiny new Fiat 500, the ideal car to drive […]

Finding five of the secret covered passages of Paris

Finding five of the secret covered passages of Paris

The covered passages or arcades of Paris were constructed at the end of the 18th century on the then wealthy right bank to allow residents of the area to shop in all weather, take a shortcut or relax in a restaurant or tea salon. What a delight to accidentally encounter one of these mysterious and […]

Delicious drives in Italy: along the SS 470 to Cespedosio

Delicious drives in Italy: along the SS 470 to Cespedosio

Welcome to the second installment of our Bergamo foodie road trip around the Bergamo province in collaboration with Hertz! So far we’ve driven our shiny Fiat 500 from Milan to the top of Val Brembana, tasting delicious food on the way. We’ve already told you all about Moscato di Scanzo, a unique ‘meditation wine’, and […]

Top dining pubs in the Lake District, UK

Top dining pubs in the Lake District, UK

In the Lake District you have  traditional 17th Century inns nestled at the foot of England’s tallest mountain or tucked along country lanes. Today, there’s also chic pubs on the shores of England’s largest lake.  Hand-crafted brewery’s display high-tech wizardry and there’s a new generation of gentrified watering holes, where gastro chefs are leading the way. Here we’ve […]

Delicious drives in Italy: Milan to Treviglio via San Pellegrino Terme and Val Brembana

Delicious drives in Italy: Milan to Treviglio via San Pellegrino Terme and Val Brembana

If you’ve followed us recently, you’ll know that we’ve partnered up with Hertz who provided the wheels (a compact and stylish Fiat 500) to discover the tastiest foodie secrets around the Bergamo province. We’ve told you all about Moscato di Scanzo, a delicious and very rare ‘meditation wine’, and about our delicious lunch with Piero […]

Delicious drives in the Netherlands: Arnhem to Utrecht, via the Veluwe

Delicious drives in the Netherlands: Arnhem to Utrecht, via the Veluwe

The last day of my Hertz adventure has arrived and that means it’s time to stay a little closer to home, so I can return the car before closing time. The weather is spectacular today (29 degrees and sun), so I decide to head east into the countryside, away from the hordes of tourists that […]

Delicious drives in the Netherlands: Willemstad to Middelburg, via Domburg

Delicious drives in the Netherlands: Willemstad to Middelburg, via Domburg

On my second day of exploration with Hertz, it was time to explore Zeeland. It’s a place that is practically impossible to explore with public transport, which meant my car rental came in handy. Today’s mission? Scoring true Zeeuwse Mussels, and walking on the beach of Zeeland for some true holiday vibes. Willemstad After staying […]

Delicious drives in the Netherlands: Den Bosch to Breda, via Berkel Enschot

Delicious drives in the Netherlands: Den Bosch to Breda, via Berkel Enschot

If you know me, you’ll know I never miss a chance to escape abroad. But in spring and summer my own home country, The Netherlands, is actually a lovely place to be. During three beautifully sunny days Hertz challenged me to explore The Netherlands during a Delicious Drive, in search of lesser known bites & […]

Summer in the Three Valleys: our 5 favourites

Summer in the Three Valleys: our 5 favourites

Meribel and the Three Valleys are world famous ski and snowboard destinations, there is no doubt about that. However, when the snow retreats from the Three Valleys there are a number of things you can do with the wide open spaces and mountain passes that hikers, thrill seekers and music lovers can enjoy at a […]

Delicious drives in Germany: Kurhaus Binz to Stralsund, via Middelhagen

Delicious drives in Germany: Kurhaus Binz to Stralsund, via Middelhagen

Rested and energised, I prepared for my third and final day with Hertz by the Baltic Sea. After breakfast at the hotel I headed off in my Ford Mustang hire car to the Villa mit Sonnenhof. On my way there, I discovered a small wood shop called Holzkunst nach Wunsch, and decided to stop for […]

7 great reasons to visit central Europe

7 great reasons to visit central Europe

Central Europe might not conjure images of luxury when you’re planning the perfect holiday, but that’s an outdated perception that means only those in-the-know are taking advantage of this vibrant region’s best options. From admiring opulent architecture to pampering yourself at mountainside spas, Central Europe offers more than enough options for luxury travel. Here are […]

A wine lover's guide to Malaga

A wine lover’s guide to Malaga

The history of wine in the Andalusian province of Malaga tells a story of the Moscatel de Alejandria grape variety, the oldest unadulterated strain in existence today. Cultivation of this grape for sweet wine began in Malaga some 3,000 years ago, brought to the region by the Phoenicians from Alexandria, Egypt. The Phoenicians, Romans and even […]

Delicious drives in Germany: Heringsdorf to Kurhaus Binz, via Mellenthin

Delicious drives in Germany: Heringsdorf to Kurhaus Binz, via Mellenthin

The second day of my Delicious Drive road trip with Hertz started off with breakfast at the Strandhotel Heringsdorf. On offer was a lavish breakfast buffet with tasty homemade jams – the perfect refreshment to kick-start a new day by the Baltic Sea. I had a full schedule for the day, starting with a visit […]

5 things to know about Amalfi Coast beaches

5 things to know about Amalfi Coast beaches

Italy’s Amalfi Coast is one of the country’s most picture-perfect spots, but also gets extremely busy during high season. The iconic towns of Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and Ravello attract many thousands of visitors between the months of April and October, when the weather is warm and sunny. Visitors might therefore assume that there are many fantastic […]

Delicious drives in Germany: Dortmund to Heringsdorf, via Loddin

Delicious drives in Germany: Dortmund to Heringsdorf, via Loddin

A road trip is a unique kind of adventure I was lucky enough to experience recently in association with Hertz, the world’s largest car hire company for their First with Hertz campaign. The aim of the trip was to drive around Germany’s Baltic Sea, its islands of Usedom and Rügen, and the Hanseatic city of […]

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