Category: Western Europe

5 luxury boltholes where you might not expect

5 luxury boltholes where you might not expect

What do you think of when you think of luxury?  A grand hotel and butler service? Yes, indeed – but such luxury has a time and a place.  At other times getting away from the textbook description and finding a place others haven’t or stumbling across a gem where you least expect is as good if not […]

4 prestigious music venues in Barcelona

4 prestigious music venues in Barcelona

Barcelona is a creative city, and the performing arts are widely celebrated here. There are some excellent music venues in Barcelona – some modern, whilst others are more historic. If you’re a music fan, check out these four top venues in Barcelona and find out what’s on during your upcoming stay. A Modernist masterpiece: Palau de la Mùsica […]

3 unexpected honeymoon destinations

3 unexpected honeymoon destinations

When it comes to luxurious honeymoons, there are the tried and true standards: destinations like Maui, St. Barts and Santorini that will never go out of style. But what if you’re looking for something a little off the beaten track? Here are three surprisingly romantic destinations you may not have considered. Wine and dine in […]

A guide to the wine side of Paris

A guide to the wine side of Paris

French wine is unquestionably some of the best and most refined in the world. With so much variety and classics on offer, it can be somewhat overwhelming when confronted with a mouth-watering selection of France’s finest. With so many opportunities and outlets on offer, Paris is the perfect spot for wine experts and novices alike […]

Get lost! 5 Andalucian pueblos to lose yourself in

Get lost! 5 Andalucian pueblos to lose yourself in

Renowned for its pretty white-washed pueblos and characterful cities, Andalucía offers a virtually endless scenic route for cultural and historical explorations. It’s no wonder that many of these villages have maze-like clusters of narrow, irregular streets, given that they were founded thousands of years ago. However, much of this can be attributed to the Moors […]

Top 10 experiences for food lovers

Top 10 experiences for food lovers

Food and travel are the two loves of our lives, and there’s nothing quite like the appetite to ignite that spark of wanderlust, from the incredible street food in Mexico’s bustling capital to uncovering the hidden local hotspots in Vietnam. So we’ve scoured the globe searching for our favourite culinary experiences, from truffle hunting in […]

Special feature: Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK

Special feature: Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK

Just before Christmas we decided to have a short getaway in North Yorkshire, staying at the Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, a small country hotel just a few miles out of Scarborough. Not only was this my first time in this part of the country – despite it being only about 3 hours’ drive from home […]

Sicily:  a tantalising combination of food, wine, history and culture

Sicily: a tantalising combination of food, wine, history and culture

It is hard to think of anywhere that food, wine, ancient history and culture can be found in such abundance as in Sicily, from its cities right down to the smallest villages. Every season offers chances to participate in ‘sagre’ local festivals, to taste local delicacies, enjoy cultural events in ancient Greek amphitheatres, admire colourful […]

5 luxurious activities in Barcelona

5 luxurious activities in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most attractive cities in Europe for travelers. Its Mediterranean character and gastronomy, the spectacular architecture of Gaudi, the sea and its beaches or the famous soccer team FC Barcelona makes Barcelona more than just a lovely town. Barcelona changed (a lot and for the good!) with the opportunity of the Olympic […]

Top tips to finding quality mountaineering off the beaten track           

Top tips to finding quality mountaineering off the beaten track           

The dream of climbing to the top of a mountain, exerting your physical capabilities to the max and indulging in the privileged view you have earned, is a dream shared by many. There are many mountains in the Alps but for some reason there are only a few that ever get on the bucket list […]

Experiences worth bragging rights!

Experiences worth bragging rights!

It’s all about the experience. That’s what we are told. With reports coming from BCG and American Express, consumers are spending their money on luxury experiences instead of premium goods. The UK has recently looked into Britain’s ‘Super Rich’ where Jacques Peretti investigates how the super-rich are transforming Britain and where they spend their money. […]

Suite of the week: The Royal Penthouse, Corinthia Hotel London, UK

Suite of the week: The Royal Penthouse, Corinthia Hotel London, UK

Suite name: The Royal Penthouse, Corinthia Hotel London Location: London, UK Size of accommodation: 395 sq m Cost per night: £18,000 + VAT per night What makes it special: The panoramic view of London and the walk-in wine cellar. Standing on the roof terrace, taking in the unique 180-degree panoramic view of London, residents may believe they are monarchs of […]

5 reasons to choose Marseille for photography tourism

5 reasons to choose Marseille for photography tourism

Marseille, a little rough round the edges but ebbing with charm – this cultural melting pot has long been the centre of controversy with its crumbling facades, hints of danger and throngs of people from every corner of the globe. Yet these factors also bring beauty, color and style to the sprawling city. Perched on […]

 Secrets of Spain: postcard pretty Peñiscola

Secrets of Spain: postcard pretty Peñiscola

There’s so much more to Spain than the Costa Del Sol, the Costa Blanca, Barcelona, Ibiza, Majorca, Seville and Madrid. In fact if you wander a little off the beaten track, away from Spain’s notorious tourist destinations, you’ll find a wealth of aesthetic delights, cultural wonders and culinary pleasures. The country is dripping in tempting […]

Top 4 museums you might not know in Paris

Top 4 museums you might not know in Paris

Every tourist has heard of le Louvre, le Musée d’Orsay or le centre Georges Pompidou. Though they are among the top world museums, you might wish during your stay in Paris to discover less famous and less crowded places. Here is our selection of four of the best museums in Paris that you might not know […]

A 5 star sheep's barn

A 5 star sheep’s barn

There are plenty of beautiful luxury ski chalets to choose from in the Alps; in fact, you’re pretty much spoiled for choice and if you want to go one better and you have a healthy budget you could spend a couple of weeks living like royalty; but if it’s something a little different you’re looking […]

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