Category: Europe

The best cities in the world to visit with kids

The best cities in the world to visit with kids

If you’re looking for the perfect family vacation destination with plenty of things to do, places to eat and affordable accommodation, where should you head to? The Family Vacation Guide has revealed its 2021 ranking of The World’s Best Cities To Visit With Kids, with Rome, London and Paris taking the top three spots. With […]

Top 5 sustainable hospitality businesses in Scotland

Top 5 sustainable hospitality businesses in Scotland

Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland, will host COP26 from 31st October to 12th November 2021. The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties takes place at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC). The COP26 summit will bring together delegates from all over the world to discuss how best to speed up worldwide action towards […]

The growing trend of football tourism in the UK

The growing trend of football tourism in the UK

New research from national tourism agency VisitBritain demonstrates the increasing importance of football in driving inbound tourism to the UK and in boosting visitor spending. Its recently-published ‘Football Tourism in the UK’ report shows that overseas visitors who went to a football match spent £1.4 billion across the UK in total during their trip in […]

Top tipples of the Canary Islands

Top tipples of the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are not just renowned for their perennial sunshine, endless beaches and dramatically volcanic landscape, it is also famed for its sumptuous cocktails and wines. To savour the full essence of The Canary Islands, sampling some of the finest cocktails and wines is a must! So, why not leave the beer at home […]

The 10 most spectacular gardens and parks in Italy

The 10 most spectacular gardens and parks in Italy

For all lovers of greenery shaped by Italian creativity, here you will find a list of the 10 most spectacular gardens and parks in Italy worth a visit. There is a close connection between Italy and art, artistic culture is also magnificently embedded in the splendid gardens located across the best regions of the country. […]

Short stay: Burleigh Court, near Minchinhampton, Cotswolds, UK

Short stay: Burleigh Court, near Minchinhampton, Cotswolds, UK

Virginia creeper branches, as thick and sinewed as a farm worker’s thigh, grow across the weathered Cotswold stone of Burleigh Court.  This is a hidden gem, a charming country hotel with a superb restaurant, where old world charm marries with contemporary comfort. Featuring 18 rooms, this boutique hotel, looks out across Gloucestershire’s Golden Valley: named […]

The 5 best hotels in St Tropez for next Summer

The 5 best hotels in St Tropez for next Summer

St Tropez is a fashionable southeastern coastal town on the French Riviera in the Cote d’Azur, Provence region. Once a quaint industrious fishing village that attracted artists and writers, it became a magnet for global celebrities in the 1960s. Today it is world-renowned for luxury resorts. Yachts of the glitterati have mostly replaced fishing boats, […]

Unique meetings and events in Dubrovnik

Unique meetings and events in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik… a city steeped in history, culture, and timeless beauty… and recently, one of the five best little towns in the world according to the Conde Nast Traveller. With several attractive locations and renowned venues, it is no surprise that it is one of the top places in the Mediterranean for meetings and events, not […]

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How to spend Halloween in Barcelona: History and traditions

Halloween in Barcelona is known as “Dia de los muertos”, in English; ‘Day of the Dead’, or ‘All Souls Day’. Instead of just a single- night celebration, here it is spread over three days! Although the kids in Spain do go out ‘trick or treating’, known as “truco o trato”, and the people still dress […]

World’s largest cruise ship to debut in the U.S. and Europe

World’s largest cruise ship to debut in the U.S. and Europe

Paving the way for the biggest adventure yet, Royal Caribbean International has announced the world’s largest cruise ship, Wonder of the Seas, will debut in the U.S. and Europe. The highly anticipated ship is set to sail from its home in Fort Lauderdale to the Caribbean on March 4, 2022, before making its way to Barcelona […]

Why Sitges is the perfect Spain holiday destination

Why Sitges is the perfect Spain holiday destination

Sitges, just 30 minutes from Barcelona, is a beautiful seaside town and a top-rated tourist destination for a good reason. It is located between the shimmering Mediterranean Sea, a vast national park, and the vineyards, which means there is something for everyone. It is known as the Spanish St. Tropez for its yachting and sailing […]

Top 5 places to visit in quintessential France

Top 5 places to visit in quintessential France

Home to globally influential cuisine, art, and architecture, France is awash with iconic cultural treasures and natural wonders. With an abundance of hidden gems dotted around the country, this ultimate romantic destination is guaranteed to leave you enamoured. Join in on an enchanting journey through the top five places to discover quintessential France. 1. Explore […]

Short stay: SO/ Sotogrande, Sotogrande, Andalucia, Spain

Short stay: SO/ Sotogrande, Sotogrande, Andalucia, Spain

SO/ Sotogrande is the tenth and newest addition to Accor’s SO/ hotel brand, with fifteen more scheduled to open. Set in an exclusive gated community in Sotogrande, this is a luxury brand but with a distinctly rebellious twist – each SO/ hotel has its own unique identity and flair, whilst still acknowledging its roots. In […]

The sophistication of Sotogrande: the very best of Andalusian style

The sophistication of Sotogrande: the very best of Andalusian style

Hidden away in eight square miles of Andalucia is arguably the most exclusive resort in the whole of Spain – Sotogrande. This upscale destination on the Costa del Sol is a haven for the rich and famous and ten times the size of Monaco. Development of the resort began in the 1960s when Filipino-American entrepreneur […]

Taking a Le Boat cruiser on the Caledonian Canal, Scotland

Taking a Le Boat cruiser on the Caledonian Canal, Scotland

Some afternoons and evenings a bagpipe lament lingers over Laggan Locks. It is not a tourism stunt. Dressed in a tartan kilt, a resident hones his musical skills. It is an appropriate soundtrack for Le Boat’s base at Laggan Locks, on the waterway that runs from Fort William on the east coast to Inverness on […]

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La Mercè Festival, Barcelona: History and tradition

La Mercè is an annual festival that takes place in Barcelona, Spain. It has been an official city holiday since 1871, when the local government first organised a program of special activities to observe the Roman Catholic feast day of Our Lady of Mercy, or La Mare de Déu de la Mercè in Catalan. The […]