Category: Europe

The top 5 reasons to have a Bachelor night in Portugal

The top 5 reasons to have a Bachelor night in Portugal

Many people now worry about the idea of a bachelor night that involves a holiday. But there is an answer. Why not have a bachelor break in Portugal? There is so much to offer. Besides a Mediterranean climate with over 300 sunny days per year, your break can be as adventurous or as relaxing as […]

Falling in love with Lisbon: 5 reasons why you’ll be enthralled by Portugal’s cool capital this Autumn

Falling in love with Lisbon: 5 reasons why you’ll be enthralled by Portugal’s cool capital this Autumn

From the moment you arrive in this historic, maritime city one can’t help but be captivated. Autumn in Portugal’s capital is special; the vibrancy of the city remains, yet the crowds of high season have passed. It’s when one can all too easily fall in love with Lisbon. You’ve probably read that Lisbon is the […]

5 beautiful Croatian islands not to miss on a private yacht charter

5 beautiful Croatian islands not to miss on a private yacht charter

Croatia, is said to be the land of 1000 islands, but in reality? There are probably easily more than 1000 if someone ever were to go out and count every island and islet sitting in the enchanting Adriatic Sea off of the Croatian mainland. There are so many islands and islets and one could spend […]

Discover the Baltic cities

Discover the Baltic cities

From Viking raiders setting out across its frigid waters, to medieval traders carrying goods between Hanseatic ports and epic clashes between Russian, German and British fleets, the Baltic has long been at the centre of Europe’s changing fortunes. Sandwiched between their former master, Russia, and the often-icy waters of the Baltic Sea, the countries of […]

Exploring ice caves in an Icelandic winter

Exploring ice caves in an Icelandic winter

Exploring ice caves in an Icelandic winter. Stepping foot into your first crystal clear blue ice cave is a memory that will last a life time. If you haven’t explored an ice cave in an Icelandic winter for yourself it’s hard to describe the feeling. Standing inside this magnificent flowing structure of ice and looking […]

A tasteful education: 5 historic Portuguese wine estates

A tasteful education: 5 historic Portuguese wine estates

A recent river cruise took us up the Rio Douro, the River of Gold in Portugal, starting in Porto and ending in Regua. On this journey through the Douro Valley, we visited ancient and contemporary wine estates, sampling as we went. Here are five of the best, all touting different wine varieties, emerging from the […]

5 great reasons to holiday in the UK this Autumn

5 great reasons to holiday in the UK this Autumn

As we begin to say goodbye to Summer and hello to the first whisper of Autumn, you may think that the perfect time to set off on a UK adventure is fading into the distance, only to emerge again with the arrival of Spring next year. However, Autumn comes hand in hand with some of […]

From hot dogs to hoppers: around the world in food

From hot dogs to hoppers: around the world in food

From hot dogs in New York to egg hoppers in Sri Lanka, food plays a big part in any travel experience, and is one of the things that defines a country, its people and its culture – and often forms some of our favourite and most enduring holiday memories. We pick our top ten foodie […]

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The top 5 Fall destinations… to be transformed

Mid-September to mid-December can be tricky to get right in terms of travel destinations, mostly due to unsettled weather, rains and even hurricanes. But help is at hand! There are parts of the world where these months are ideal: the rainy season has finished and resplendent in greenery in India and Bhutan, the scorching heat […]

How water has shaped Norwegian culture

How water has shaped Norwegian culture

We all know that water sustains life. But for Norwegians, whose population is concentrated along the coasts where the famous fjords dramatically cut into the landscape, water has literally shaped their culture. It’s in their heritage—Vikings, after all, were incredibly successful seafarers. They colonized as far away as Greenland and the country of Georgia navigating […]

The world's top-rated ‘must visit’ Mediterranean restaurants of 2019

The world’s top-rated ‘must visit’ Mediterranean restaurants of 2019

There are few things in life better than a holiday in the Mediterranean, when you have myriad events to pack your stay, access to the best beaches, opportunities to get up close with the local wildlife and to immerse yourself in historic locations with history spanning thousands of years… or to just unwind in the […]

Combining golf with gourmet cuisine at Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire, UK

Combining golf with gourmet cuisine at Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire, UK

The last time I played golf at Stoke Park, I was only able to play four of the middle nine holes dues to a visiting party following behind us. On a recent visit I was therefore able to rectify this and played the full 1 to 18 holes. Stoke Park has 27 holes made up […]

Stoke Park adds padel to its award-winning facilities

Stoke Park adds padel to its award-winning facilities

Stoke Park – the wonderful luxury 5-star hotel in Buckinghamshire, UK – has recently introduced two padel courts to extend their leisure facilities. For the uninitiated like myself, padel is similar to a combination of tennis and squash played outdoors on astroturf. Although first introduced to the UK in 1992, padel has been played for […]

6 of the world's best lookouts

6 of the world’s best lookouts

Sometimes there are views where you just have to stop and look. These are the kind of sights where photos just don’t do it justice and need to be seen in real life to be believed. Whether it is atop the largest building in the world, a cityscape on a rooftop bar or snow-capped mountains, […]

Discover the authentic Iberia through UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Discover the authentic Iberia through UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Spain is part of an elite club; one of the top 3 countries on the planet with the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is a remarkable reflection of the country’s rich historical, cultural and natural landscape. Some of Spain’s World Heritage recognitions are world-famous, like Granada’s extraordinary Alhambra, its beautiful Generalife gardens, and the […]

Top 5 destinations for making (what’s left of) the Summer meaningful

Top 5 destinations for making (what’s left of) the Summer meaningful

We may be in the second half of summer, but there is still time to get out and make a difference with your family. Here are my top 5 recommendations for where to go make your Summer meaningful and bond closer with your kids, creating memories that will last a lifetime. 1. Zambia Zambia co-hosts […]