Category: Western Europe

Short stay: Bette Davis Suite, Hotel Maria Cristina, San Sebastian, Spain

Short stay: Bette Davis Suite, Hotel Maria Cristina, San Sebastian, Spain

The elegant Hotel Maria Cristina is a member of the Luxury Collection, has 136 rooms and was designed by Charles Mewès – a French architect who was also behind the Ritz hotels in both Paris and Madrid. Since its opening in 1912 it has been a firm favourite with celebrities and international high society and, […]

A very Andalusian UNESCO tour

A very Andalusian UNESCO tour

With an undeniably rich history and cultural legacy, Spain holds more UNESCO World Heritage designations that all but two countries in the world. Of the total 44 designations within Spain, the southernmost region of Andalusia is home to seven of these, second only to the largest region in Spain, Castile y Leon. While Andalusia is […]

6 great mountain lakes to visit in the Dolomites

6 great mountain lakes to visit in the Dolomites

The Unesco Dolomites are dotted with bodies of water which reflect the majesty of the mountains which surround them. Bubbling streams and rivers lead to cold lakes which adapt their colours according the their depth. Combining water, forests, towering mountain peaks and green meadows, these landscapes cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Each […]

Funders of the michelin guide

Road to the table – why is it Michelin-starred?

On the face of it, they are strange bedfellows, tyres and exquisite fine dining. Granted, I’ve had my share of steaks that could have easily doubled as a tyre, such was the toughness and near impossible chew-ability but leaving that aside I reckon there must be quite a few millennials who are unaware of the […]

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Secrets of Spain: magical Miravet in Catalonia

A mystical mist enshrouds the magical Castle of Miravet, wafting over the little Catalan town that clambers its way up the hillside. Miravet overlooks the River Ebro, with narrow streets, that ooze character. Although it only has a population of around 770 inhabitants, it boasts a Renaissance Baroque Church, a Jewish quarter, and an interesting […]

The 5 best places for sweet treats in Barcelona

The 5 best places for sweet treats in Barcelona

Barcelona is home to its fair share of eateries, offering everything from tapas and traditional Catalan cuisine to some of the best paella you’ll ever taste. But if you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, there are plenty of amazing spots just for desserts that will make your mouth water way more than a plate […]

4 of the best Ireland food experiences

4 of the best Ireland food experiences

Planning your vacation in Ireland? You’re probably dreaming of the rolling green fields, clean Atlantic air and pristine, rugged coastlines. You’ve most likely been told about the mild, sometimes rainy weather that’s neither too hot nor too cold and to expect up to 16 hours of daylight in the summer months – perfect conditions to […]

7 luxury experiences in Florence

7 luxury experiences in Florence

Florence is perfect for a luxurious city break. Being surrounded by so much beauty is a luxury in itself, as you’ll discover when you take a stroll across the ancient Ponte Vecchio or enjoy a private tour of the Uffizi. Here are some ideas to make your trip even more indulgent. Book a room at […]

Rock Arch of Comino, Malta

Hop, skip and jump to 3 Mediterranean islands

Travel mate, let’s play! Where to this autumn? Let me recommend one Mediterranean destination, three sunny sister islands under a blue sky and surrounded by azure waters. Interested? Read on, and let me convince you… Grand Maltese masterpiece Positioned at the crossroads of Europe, Africa and the Middle East, lies the seven-island Maltese archipelago. We […]

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16 great things to do in London with kids

London is a great place for a family holiday as there are so many great things to see and do. But would you know which of these “things” are family-friendly? With so many activities and experiences on offer, it can be tricky to determine which ones are truly suitable and fun for children. This is a […]

Top 5 Four Seasons hotels

Top 5 Four Seasons hotels

Four Seasons Hotels are known as being some of the most luxurious hotels in the World. The company itself owns 104 luxurious hotels that are spread across the continents of the World. In this article I am going to outline the 5 best and most lavish resorts this group has to offer. 1. Four Seasons […]

5 reasons to visit Provence in September

5 reasons to visit Provence in September

Some regard September as the most pleasant month to visit Provence. The majority of tourists, both foreign & French, have gone home, the school holidays have ended, the weather is still glorious and warm and the roads and attractions empty. One can also discover events and celebrations aimed at the locals once the holiday season […]

 9 great reasons to visit Luxembourg City

9 great reasons to visit Luxembourg City

I had arrived in Luxembourg City, the capital of one of the smallest countries, also confusingly called Luxembourg. This tiny country is one of the world’s most well-kept secrets and is little known to tourists despite its rich history and heritage. Luxembourg, situated in the heart of Europe and surrounded by Germany, France and Belgium […]

6 key terms to know when booking airport parking

6 key terms to know when booking airport parking

When booking airport parking it can become difficult to understand what you’re really getting for your money. Some of the questions we face every day are along the lines of ‘Do I keep my keys or hand them in?’ ‘Where do I drop my car off?’ and even ‘Who’s that guy who was just drove […]

9 great reasons to visit Sliema in Malta

9 great reasons to visit Sliema in Malta

Malta, one of the smallest countries in the world, is a real paradise, as implied in its name derived from the original Phoenician word, “Maleth,” which means “a heaven”. The Greeks also used to call it “Melite” which means “honey-sweet” due to the production of a unique type of honey on the Island. Malta’s mild […]

Hidden Edinburgh - 6 secret places in the city

Hidden Edinburgh – 6 secret places in the city

Overflowing with the hustle and bustle of tourists and busy locals, like every capital city should be, many will be surprised to learn that Edinburgh is also peppered with secret gems hidden away from the usual crowds. Morningside Wild West Blink and you will miss this secret location offering a taste of the Wild West […]

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