Category: Western Europe

5 things to do when visiting Lake Como

5 things to do when visiting Lake Como

On my most recent trip to Italy, I found myself on the stunning shores of Lake Como. Often overshadowed by its large celebrity following (featured vacation getaway of George Clooney, Brad Pitt and more), Lake Como offers so much more than its high celebrity status. If you find yourself in this heavenly sanctuary, here are […]

5 luxurious children’s brands to check out in London

5 luxurious children’s brands to check out in London

London is one of the world’s top shopping havens for luxury children’s brands. As one of the world’s largest cities, there is a wide selection of luxury children’s boutiques to visit that will satisfy all tastes in childrenswear.  Five popular examples in the city are featured below so read on to discover some great gift […]

Top 5 literary locations

Top 5 literary locations

Art and travel have always had a special relationship, with one influencing the other for centuries. And now luxury travellers can truly ‘lose’ themselves in their favourite novel, film or play during their time away. Peter Jackson’s blockbuster The Hobbit focused the world’s eyes on New Zealand as a key destination and, consequently lit the […]

5 cool things about the latest hotel in Paris - Molitor

5 cool things about the latest hotel in Paris – Molitor

An avant-garde atmosphere, two pools, two restaurants, an art gallery and a hotel, this is Molitor, the latest opening among Paris hotels. Inaugurated in 1929 and closed in 1989, it was about to be destroyed by the city, had been tagged by the most famous and underground street artists before reopening in May 2014. With […]

5 stunning British beaches to explore this Summer

5 stunning British beaches to explore this Summer

2014 is set to be a scorcher here in Britain with wall-to-wall sunshine predicted throughout the Summer months so we thought we’d share with you our favourite spots for soaking up the sun. For the intrepid sun seeker, Britain might not be the first place that springs to mind, however there’s more sun worshipping to […]

Top 6 canals to cruise in France

Top 6 canals to cruise in France

There are over 2700 miles of inland waterways in France and an integral part of this system is a 750-mile network of canals linking up the main rivers. The perfect way to discover the country is on a canal cruise. France is at its best away from the main tourist trails, and canals like the […]

London's best bar for a daytime brew

London’s best bar for a daytime brew

There is certainly no shortage of coffee shops in London Town. But for some reason that doesn’t stop us from getting excited when another one pops up in our neighborhood or on our walk to the tube. Now sometimes our caffeine fix has to be satisfied by the substandard chain offering up soy chai mocha […]

8 things I saw on my trip to Athens

8 things I saw on my trip to Athens

I’ve been to Greece many times before, but always to the islands – Corfu, Rhodes, Kefalonia, Skiathos and, most often more latterly, Crete.  Whilst I love the Greek culture – and of course, the food – visiting the mainland was something that was new to me and I wondered how it might colour my impressions of […]

Win £1,000 off your next holiday with Just Resorts!

Win £1,000 off your next holiday with Just Resorts!

Are you looking longingly towards foreign shores and wondering whether you’re going to get away this year? Cheshire based luxury provider Just Resorts have the perfect solution. Simply sign up to a regular newsletter containing their best special offers and you will be entered into a prize draw to win £1000 off your next holiday! […]

Top 10 places to visit in Burgundy, France

Top 10 places to visit in Burgundy, France

Burgundy, in the heart of rural France, is famous for its elegant chateaux, celebrated wine and delicious food. The landscape is one of rolling hills covered in forests of oak, maple and pine and where spring, summer and autumn each leave a unique signature. Medieval towns are surrounded by unspoilt countryside and the wonderful markets […]

Essential travel tips for the lottery winner

Essential travel tips for the lottery winner

For the traveling enthusiasts among us – winning the lottery promises us luxury travel nirvana. Our luxury travel dreams encompass the whole experience and not just the glorious end-destination. So naturally, the first thing to be ditched would be travelling commercial airlines (fondly described as ‘cattle class’). No more sitting like a sardine packed into […]

The Al-Andalus tourist train: "a palace on wheels"

The Al-Andalus tourist train: “a palace on wheels”

Anyone who has crossed Europe on sleeper trains will know that they’re not always so comfortable. However, the Spanish Al-Andalus tourist train is possibly the most spacious and luxurious train of its kind in all the world. So much so that it is billed as “a palace on wheels”. The cars containing the sleeper suites […]

8 awesome reasons to go to Madeira

8 awesome reasons to go to Madeira

Looking for somewhere a bit different to holiday this year?  With gorgeous landscapes and plenty of originality, Madeira is a beautiful island, perfect for either a short break or a longer holiday. Beautifully positioned in the North Atlantic, here are just a few attractions that this wonderful island has to offer… The wildlife Madeira is rich […]

Your personal guide to a luxury vacation in Barcelona

Your personal guide to a luxury vacation in Barcelona

When you book a luxury break, you are really just looking to do one thing: relax. Nothing adds stress to a holiday like rushing around, missing reservations and running out of cash at critical times. The key to a truly relaxing holiday is planning. Barcelona has something for everyone, and it is easy to become […]

6 things to know about Bath

6 things to know about Bath

Behind the stoned buildings of Georgian Bath is a city that has plenty to see and do; a host of great eateries to visit and a vast array of accommodation to suit all budgets. Here are six things that you need to know about Bath to make sure that you make the most of your […]

Solitude and seclusion in southern Spain

Solitude and seclusion in southern Spain

If you love the Spanish climate and are looking to truly get away from it all – away from screaming children and away from the hustle and bustle of much of the Costa del Sol – then take a look at the total privacy and relaxation offered by DDG Retreat. Perfect for honeymooners or couples […]

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