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Cracking Kefalonia – 5 luxury highlights

The beautiful island of Kefalonia certainly makes for a cracking holiday, and it’s got something for everyone. Adorned with sandy coves and beautiful limestone cliffs, beaches blessed with warm, shallow water for swimming in, and quaint little harbours for picture perfect moments, this Ionian island is great for every type of traveller. Whether you’re planning […]

The Louvre or Musée d’Orsay: which Parisian museum should you visit?

The Louvre or Musée d’Orsay: which Parisian museum should you visit?

You are about to visit Paris with your children. After a bit of research, something tells you that there are 2 must-do museums in the French capital: the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay. Two great museums, but only time for one. Knowing that you don’t want to spend too much time in museums with the little […]

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Portugal – 3 windows on medieval history

Portugal attracts millions of tourists every year. Bordering on Spain in the east, Portugal stands guard over the vast North Atlantic Ocean, at the western end of the European continent. It provides tourists with enthralling opportunities to discover and with many hours of laid-back relaxation. Sunshine and sea, architecture and agriculture, history and nature, food […]

Top 8 things to do in Malta for luxury travellers

Top 8 things to do in Malta for luxury travellers

Malta can best be described as a hidden paradise tucked in the heart of the Mediterranean. This amazing island is blessed with amazing views of the surrounding waters, the impressive yachts and temples from yesteryears. The island lays claim to a rich history and this is evident in the 17th century buildings that adorn the […]

7 top tips for a weekend trip to Rome

7 top tips for a weekend trip to Rome

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and it can’t be seen in one either. Many tourists find it frustrating only having a day or two at their disposal, but if that’s all you’ve got, here’s how to make the most of your time during a quick trip to Rome. Stay centrally You could choose to […]

Happiness is a hiking trip through Tuscany

Happiness is a hiking trip through Tuscany

When travelers talk about Tuscany their eyes often glaze over as they reminisce about its unforgettable beauty-undulating green hills covered with twisted grape vines and silvery olive trees, atmospheric hilltop towns perfect for whiling away an afternoon, medieval monasteries and hidden castles just begging to be explored, and (here their voices often drop in great […]

Short stay: The Landmark, Marylebone, London, UK

Short stay: The Landmark, Marylebone, London, UK

The Landmark London is one of London’s most popular 5-star hotels. It occupies an excellent, central location with easy access to the Underground network – a one minute walk from Marylebone station (literally just across the road at the rear of the hotel) and just 5 minutes’ walk from Baker Street. For leisure stays, you […]

Lights... camera... action! 10 film locations you must visit

Lights… camera… action! 10 film locations you must visit

“Lights, camera, action…!” And you should definitely have your camera ready for these amazing breath taking film locations. So many times I have watched some fabulous films and been inspired by the backdrop, wishing I could be transported there or indeed know where they are in order to get my itinerary arranged and tickets booked […]

Eating fresh and local in Rome: the city's 5 best slow food restaurants

Eating fresh and local in Rome: the city’s 5 best slow food restaurants

Perhaps no other aspect of Italian culture has been exported throughout the world more than its culinary traditions. Italian cooking, and eating for that matter, embodies a simple elegance and restaurants in the country’s capital are packed with diners exuberantly taking in and projecting that spirit. Even in a city such as Rome with the […]

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3 of the best Winter snow experiences in Norway

Experience awe-inspiring moments surrounded by breathtaking scenery, and feel the magic of Mother Nature when you witness the spellbinding astral show of the Northern Lights. Explore some of the world’s most beautiful and dramatic islands, lying just north of the Arctic Circle, where a spray spouting up from the sea is the first signal that […]

4 unique things to do at night in Edinburgh this Winter

4 unique things to do at night in Edinburgh this Winter

It is tempting to escape the weather and stay warm inside during the winter months in Scotland, but in Edinburgh as the sun goes down, the city hots up. From the dazzling brilliance of the Big Wheel to the twinkling display at the Dome, a stroll through the Christmas city at night is enough to […]

Top 5 reasons to visit Meribel this Winter

Top 5 reasons to visit Meribel this Winter

The Three Valleys in Meribel France is the largest connected ski area in the world. As such the expansive mountain range that is the Alps, arguably has some of the very best in skiing and snowboarding runs in Europe. The Meribel Valley is the central valley and attracts visitors of all ages due to the […]

Top 5 shock city secrets!

Top 5 shock city secrets!

You can never know a truly great city, as the world’s finest metropolises are ever-morphing, ever-changing enigmas, unable to be captured in one moment in time. That is exactly what makes them great – they’re unexpected, unpredictable, and entirely fascinating. Here are 5 secret tips that will help you uncover the best of your favourite […]

Silky snow fields in the Alps

Snow – your luxury ski holiday depends on it

Where would we be without snow, all togged up and nowhere to ski, empty resorts in the winter and without the white stuff we can add another species to the ever growing list of extinctions, the snowman. Too sad. That scenario isn’t going to happen this year it seems. As the ski resorts around Europe gear […]

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6 of the best country retreats in the British Isles

The renowned British countryside draws discerning travellers from around the world, for a taste of its lush, idyllic rolling hills. But a stay in the countryside doesn’t necessarily mean camping in a muddy field, one needn’t sacrifice luxury. Indulgence, country-chic and the ‘real outdoors’ can be found in some of the best luxury hotels deep […]

6 of the best art stops in Oxford, UK

6 of the best art stops in Oxford, UK

Although renowned for its prestigious university, it is almost impossible to visit Oxford without stumbling upon the city’s thriving art scene. Dubbed ‘the city of dreaming spires’ by poet Matthew Arnold, Oxford’s art can be found on every cobbled corner – from its breath-taking architecture to its collection of charming antiques shops. Here’s our list […]

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