Category: Portugal

5 things to do on a luxury stay in Madeira

5 things to do on a luxury stay in Madeira

Madeira is a really beautiful island and apart from its beautiful sights, a fascinating thing about it is the contrast in the weather. The northern and southern parts are different, with the north being more humid and it is also possible to travel from the sunny coast to mountain peaks donned in snow in the […]

10 of the best places to stay in Europe this Spring

10 of the best places to stay in Europe this Spring

Why wait until Summer to get away this year? The Spring can be the perfect time to get away – often that little bit quieter outside of the main season, but sometimes more enjoyable for exactly that reason. Go on… treat yourself with a stay at one of our top 10 places to stay in […]

5 leftfield luxury honeymoon destinations

5 leftfield luxury honeymoon destinations

If there’s one holiday that you really, really want to get right it’s the all-important honeymoon. That’s one of the main reasons newly-weds tend to play it safe and follow a well-worn path to a handful of classic romantic destinations such as the Maldives, Italy or Tanzania. Don’t get me wrong – these destinations are […]

7 new hotels opening in 2016 that you won't want to miss

7 new hotels opening in 2016 that you won’t want to miss

Throughout 2016 they’ll be a diverse array of new and noteworthy hotels opening around the world. From eco-minded mountain hideaways to family-friendly fun next-the-sea, here’s our roundup of seven soon-to-open resorts to keep an eye on… Ozen by Atmosphere Maldives – opening July 2016 Following multi-million dollar development, the Ozen resort at Maadhoo is set to take […]

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 3 romantic destinations for 2016

Top 3 romantic destinations for 2016

So the mayhem of Valentine’s Day is over but why does romance only have to take place one month a year? Surely romance should happen all year round, especially as travelling can be one of the greatest joys to experience together. Eclectic cities like Paris and Rome are synonymous with love and romance and the […]

Top 6 things to do for a perfect  weekend in Lisbon

Top 6 things to do for a perfect weekend in Lisbon

The city of Lisbon, Portugal, has always been somewhat of an underdog. Even though this European capital is undeniably charming, it managed to fall under the mainstream radar for quite some time, failing to attract big tourist crowds. This was in direct contrast to more popular destinations such as Paris or Barcelona. The capital of […]

Great deals to be found in Corinthia Hotels' Annual Sale

Great deals to be found in Corinthia Hotels’ Annual Sale

Corinthia Hotels’ Annual Sale goes live this week, giving you the opportunity to enjoy a luxury five-star stay at just half the usual rate. 50% discounts on the Best Available Rates can be enjoyed at the group’s hotels in Malta, Budapest, Lisbon, Prague and St Petersburg. And at the flagship Corinthia Hotel London, you can […]

15 of my favourite photos from my travels in 2015

15 of my favourite photos from my travels in 2015

2015 was another year filled with interesting opportunities and visits to far-flung places around the world, including trips to Japan, Singapore, UAE and the Maldives, as well as many much closer to home, including several trips around the UK. My photography continues to need some fine tuning (I will be going on a course in […]

To Infiniti and beyond: living the luxury lifestyle in Lisbon

To Infiniti and beyond: living the luxury lifestyle in Lisbon

As one of the best city destinations in Europe for combining a city and beach experience, Lisbon enjoys an excellent, almost year-round climate with warm winds continuing to blow across from the Sahara until well into November. And it was during this month that I was invited to a luxury weekend with Infiniti, to test […]

5 unique, lesser-known destinations

5 unique, lesser-known destinations

The worst part of being a tourist visiting the worlds most popular attractions is all the other tourists. Long lines, crowded spaces, having to stand on a friend or relative to prevent people from obscuring your photographs. The solution then, is to go somewhere quiet and less travelled, but of course you still want to see […]

5 reasons why you should go to Portugal right now

5 reasons why you should go to Portugal right now

Something’s up in Portugal. Despite a stellar history and a heritage that saw the nation become the great seafaring pioneers of the Age of Discovery in the 1500s, this small country on the geographic (and, dare we say, metaphorical) margins of Western Europe has of late been happier flying under the radar. But that might […]

5 of the most female-friendly luxury travel destinations

5 of the most female-friendly luxury travel destinations

As a man who has travelled the world, I can only base my opinions of luxury destinations on my observations – which admittedly, is much different that a woman’s point of view. So I asked some well-travelled female friends: “What are some of the most female-friendly luxury destinations?” Great shopping and availability and variety of […]

Top 10 places in the world for whale watching

Top 10 places in the world for whale watching

The mysterious behaviours and complex curiosity of whales have intrigued humans for centuries, with their lamenting song coupled with an elegant dance. The migration pattern of whales brings seasonal opportunities across the world to spot whales dancing in their natural habitat - the long journey taken by the Pacific Gray whale from Siberia and Alaska down to […]

5 of the best luxury wine hotels in Europe

5 of the best luxury wine hotels in Europe

Sleeping in a winery is a great experience. You discover yourself opening a window and enjoying a landscape of vineyards on the horizon… a good awakening for the senses! Many years ago, many wineries decided to build small hotels. The main reason, in most cases, was to be able to accommodate special guests of the […]

Re-live your Summer villa holiday with these enticing cookbooks

Re-live your Summer villa holiday with these enticing cookbooks

One way to continue the memories of summer is to indulge in one of these relatively new cookbooks, all of which, with tempting recipes and lavish photographs, evoke the atmosphere of warm and relaxing Mediterranean days. The Amalfi Coast: A Collection of Italian Recipes by Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi Just thinking of the Amalfi Coast conjures up images of […]

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