Category: Spain

Where's warm for a holiday in March?

Where’s warm for a holiday in March?

Working in the travel industry, January and February is our busiest time of the year, and generally speaking we avoid taking our holidays in these months. As I’ve missed out on a holiday this year, I’ve been doing some research as to where I can head to in March for the best weather. Long haul is […]

The 5 most luxurious castle hotels (Paradores) in Spain

The 5 most luxurious castle hotels (Paradores) in Spain

While in English we say “castle-hotel” meaning one of the most luxurious types of dwelling Spanish-speaking countries have the word “Parador” to denote this phenomenon. As you already understand, “paradores” are usually located in historic buildings such as a castle or monastery. “Paradores” serve to maintain the historical spirit of the country as well as […]

12 of the most stunning winter sun locations in the world

12 of the most stunning winter sun locations in the world

Following one of the wettest summers on record, Britons are in much need of some rest and recuperation in a dry, warm and sunny climate. But where can you go for almost guaranteed winter sunshine? What are the best beaches to eat your Christmas dinner on? Where are the perfect spots of winter paradise? Don’t fret, we’ve thrown […]

The world's top 10 islands to visit

The world’s top 10 islands to visit

National Geographic has come up with a top 10 islands to visit. Now you might expect to see the islands of the Maldives or maybe one or two of the Greek islands, but no… this list is quite different. There’s no Fiji, no Seychelles, and it seems that even the Galapagos don’t make the grade […]

Luxury for less this Autumn

Luxury for less this Autumn

Looking for a little luxury this Autumn? This can be a magical time of year – a time when the tourist trail is less hammered, yet the scenery and countryside is as beautiful as ever. Here’s a handful of great ideas if you’re looking for luxury on a budget, whether you’re happy to stay at […]

Private Andalucian hideaway becomes leading 'gastro villa'

Private Andalucian hideaway becomes leading ‘gastro villa’

Since welcoming singer George Michael as the first guest in 2009, private rental estate Cortijo El Carligto has steadily expanded its in-house service offerings and A-list appeal to emerge as the premiere “gastro-villa” in Andalucia. Recognition by Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List for 2012, pitting them against huge and wealthy five-star corporate resorts, has leant […]

The top 5 activities on a luxurious stag party in Barcelona

The top 5 activities on a luxurious stag party in Barcelona

Your best mate’s stag party should be a time of extravagance and luxury. Treat him to one last weekend of freedom by planning a getaway to one of Europe’s most majestic cities. Where other than Barcelona can you find so many glamorous clubs and gorgeous women? Your gang will be tempted from all directions with […]

Las Vegas takes gold as top holiday destination for Team GB athletes

Las Vegas takes gold as top holiday destination for Team GB athletes

Official London 2012 airline partner British Airways has asked a number of Team GB and Paralympics GB athletes about their holiday plans post September 2012. Far from having a relaxing break, the results showed that many of the athletes will be seeking sun and fun, following weeks and months of gruelling schedules. Nearly a third […]

5 of Europe's best waterparks

5 of Europe’s best waterparks

If, like me, you have young boys, you’ll know that a family day out at a top waterpark is hard to beat.  Whilst many of the world’s best waterparks are in the United States, there are still a number of gems to be found on the other side of the Atlantic.  Here we share with […]

The Andalucian harvest: sherry, sweet wine and a very good time

The Andalucian harvest: sherry, sweet wine and a very good time

So you’ve done the tour of French vineyards and you’re looking for something new, or perhaps you’ve been to and done the Tuscan wineries and you want a different take on the grape scene.  Andalucia makes for a surprisingly sophisticated harvest experience; and let’s face it, la fiesta is in the Spanish blood so it’s […]

The life of luxury in Marbella

The life of luxury in Marbella

When someone says “Costa del Sol” the mind flashes to crowded beaches, of hundreds and hundreds of tourists flocking from sun-starved countries just to clamour for a few square-inches of beach. Since the massive tourism boom in the area, many a coastal town in Andalusia has swelled in size and great concrete colossi have grown, […]

Top 5 party getaways for those seeking serious Summer fun

Top 5 party getaways for those seeking serious Summer fun

While traversing the continent this summer, I find that intercontinental travel in Europe (and especially in the Eurozone) is relatively cheap and easy even at the level of luxury at which you’re accustomed. Between Eurail passes and relatively inexpensive airfare, you can cover the whole of Europe during the course of an extended vacation. When […]

Top tips for luxury east of Malaga: the Andalusian anti-glitz alternative

Top tips for luxury east of Malaga: the Andalusian anti-glitz alternative

With the best climate in Europe and hundreds of miles of Mediterranean coastline, it’s little wonder that the Costa del Sol became such a popular destination for European sun-seekers. Some will lament the nature-spoiling megalopolis of tourist towns that grew together along the coast, though Marbella and Puerto Banus continue to attract the economic elite. […]

Luxury Ibiza - from party to pamper

Luxury Ibiza – from party to pamper

Ibiza is one of the most popular summer party spots on the planet, and also one of the most luxurious. If you want to enjoy a tailor-made holiday on the island this year, why not get an expert concierge service on board to plan things for you? These kinds of services go hand-in-hand with luxury […]

Fine dining in Gran Canaria

Fine dining in Gran Canaria

When going on holiday on Gran Canaria you’re going to expect the best of the best. The super red status of the resort all year around means that you have the most glorious weather and the premier beaches which were imported especially – yes you read that right, sand from the Sahara and Coral from […]

Spain's next top 3 hotels

Spain’s next top 3 hotels

The world has long been aware of the bountiful delights on offer across Spain, be it those glorious beaches, the world renowned Spanish cuisine or the overwhelmingly diverse choice of holiday activities. One part of the Spanish holiday experience that is often undersold, however, is the choice of accommodation, with all-inclusive resorts remaining a firm favourite amongst budget-conscious […]

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