Category: Western Europe

The world's most popular ski resort

The world’s most popular ski resort

Morzine has been named this year’s most popular ski resort destination by the hotel search website Trivago, which has also found France to be the most popular destination for a ski holiday overall. Austria is also popular, boasting six of the top 25 resorts, including St Anton. From a luxury perspective Morzine is on the rise – […]

Top 5 child-friendly 'eco' resorts in Europe

Top 5 child-friendly ‘eco’ resorts in Europe

With children in tow, there are many extra things to consider when planning a trip abroad. Additional luggage allowance for the inevitable entourage of teddies and sterilisers; timing flights so that you’re not travelling with sleep-deprived toddlers; ensuring that you book somewhere that will be sunny enough for the adults but not hot enough to […]

Top 5 design wineries in Spain

Top 5 design wineries in Spain

Wine making is a craft that date back thousands of years and in Spain wine makers not only strive to create the best wine possible they design spectacular facilities in which to do so, making a destination in itself. There are thousands of vineyards all across Spain, big and small producing some of the best […]

The Andalusian festival season is in full swing for Spring

The Andalusian festival season is in full swing for Spring

Andalusia is a region known as much for its colourful and culturally rich festivals as it is for the seemingly endless supply of warm sunshine over its Mediterranean coastlines and seas of shimmering olive groves. Happily, these festivals and fiestas run right throughout the year so there’s bound to be something interesting happening no matter […]

Cacao craze: 5 of the best British bean-to-bar chocolate choices

Cacao craze: 5 of the best British bean-to-bar chocolate choices

Coffee is no longer the trendiest bean in town. From chocolate ‘clubs’ to raw devotees, the homemade to the ethically produced, Britain it seems has become a nation of cacao purists with chocolatiers and makers getting seriously obsessed about the single-origin bean. So this Easter, join us in waving cheerio to Cadbury and bye-bye to […]

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The best way to see Barcelona… by boat!

As the weather warms up, and summer is well on its way, there’s no better way to explore the city, soak up the rays and relax, than by riding the waves of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. Forget traipsing around the city as the weather hits the 30 degree mark; it becomes nothing but an unpleasant […]

The secret gardens of Edinburgh

The secret gardens of Edinburgh

With its elegant Georgian streets and the ancient closes of the Old Town, many people are surprised to learn that Edinburgh is not just famous for its large spaces such as Princes Street Gardens or the Meadows, we are also a city of secret and private gardens. Dr Neil’s Garden Hidden behind the church in […]

Begur Costa Brava Sa Tuna

Beautiful Begur: Spain’s secret jewels

Beautiful Begur is where you will find some of the best beaches and coves that the Costa Brava has to offer. Imagine crystalline waters, embraced by verdant green pines, that dig their roots into the cliff face. Their aroma is seductive, as you explore the spectacular surroundings of this chichi Catalan town. Cast your eyes […]

10 lakeshore villas for an unforgettable Spring getaway

10 lakeshore villas for an unforgettable Spring getaway

Spring is round the corner and, as the days get longer and the temperatures warmer, it is the perfect time of the year to plan a vacation by the lake. From Lazio to Tuscany to the lake region in Lombardy, Italy has a lot to offer when it comes to historical lakeshore properties, all of […]

5 of the world's most romantic private islands available for hire

5 of the world’s most romantic private islands available for hire

Existing in isolation from the rest of the world, private islands are, by their very nature, romantic. Think white beaches, glittering turquoise seas, and total seclusion from the rest of the world. But there are some getaways which, through superior service or their truly exceptional location, offer the ultimate romantic break for two. So pour […]

A safe and undisturbed haven for the solo woman

A safe and undisturbed haven for the solo woman

The mountain town of San Candido is the perfect base camp for a solo woman to conquer the imposing UNESCO Dolomites or the soft green valleys that lie at their feet. What better way is there to savor the beauty, the silence and the fragrance of all that surrounds you? What time to leave, when […]

The 10 best day trips from Rome

The 10 best day trips from Rome

There’s so much to see in Rome that you could easily spend a week or two just wandering the streets and visiting countless churches, museums and ruins. But if you feel like getting out of the city – and if you’re there in the height of the summer, you will – you don’t need to […]

Style, adventure and Summer fun in Davos Klosters

Style, adventure and Summer fun in Davos Klosters

Davos and the World Economic Forum have become synonymous – when you mention Davos, the WEF comes to mind, and the other way round – to the benefit of both! But it is also limiting to both. WEF is (hopefully!) much more than skiing-in-Davos, and, Davos (definitely!) offers much more than the annual WEF Conference. […]

Diamond Delxue Hotel Kos Peruzzi a la carte restaurant

Where to find exquisite Greek island adult-only 5-star luxury

Escape to an exquisite, glamorous, idyllic 5-star hideaway, where the sea is so close that you can hear the sound of the waves. This gorgeous Greek island, adult-only luxury resort blends inspired architecture harmoniously with the natural environment. Wake up in the morning to see the endless blue of the crystalline Aegean Sea, in a […]

Mountain dining with views at Le Signal

Top 6 mountain restaurants in the Alps

One of the joys of a day’s skiing is a well deserved lunch at a restaurant on the mountain. Usually you’ve built up a good appetite and are ready for a re-fuelling stop. I’ve very rarely been disappointed but obviously some establishments are better than others. Here are six of my favourites. Le Signal, Val d’Isere, […]

The best ways to beat the crowds at The Vatican

The best ways to beat the crowds at The Vatican

Due to the “rock star” popularity of Pope Francis, the Vatican is becoming increasingly popular for tourists and pilgrims alike. Vatican City is expecting 50 million visitors over the course of the year in honor of the Jubilee which started in December 2015.  Here are my insider tips to avoid the crowds and queues and […]

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