Category: Europe

7 reasons to visit Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

7 reasons to visit Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

Often called “The Jewel of the North”, Harrogate attracts visitors for its urban charms, stunning gardens and its position as a Gateway to the Dales. It is close to Nidderdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as the UNESCO world heritage site of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden. Within easy travelling […]

8 fun things for families to do when visiting Gstaad

8 fun things for families to do when visiting Gstaad

We all know that Alpine resorts can be a huge draw for visitors during the winter months, attracting skiers and snowboarders, but did you know that in Switzerland – unlike in France where the tendency is to choose the mountains in Winter and the coast in Summer – the Alps continue to lure tourists? The […]

Luxury travel news of the week

Luxury travel news of the week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

Short stay: The Alpina Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland

Short stay: The Alpina Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland

On completion of its construction in 2012, The Alpina Gstaad was the first five star hotel to be opened in Gstaad for over a century. Set in five acres in the Bernese Oberland, the hotel blends traditional Swiss architecture with contemporary flair – both inside and out. This 56-room luxury hotel is co-owned by Jean […]

7 fun things for families to do when visiting Lausanne

7 fun things for families to do when visiting Lausanne

With its rich and diverse tourism offering, its privileged position within the heart of Europe and its incredible location on the northern shore of Lake Geneva, the Olympic capital of Lausanne is not just a famous sporting city but also a cultural one that springs to life during the Summer months. The Summer is also […]

5 unique, once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experiences

5 unique, once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experiences

It’s true; the plains of Africa, and the rainforests of Asia and South America, offer some of the most thrilling wildlife experiences on the planet. However, along with traditional safari wildlife encounters, there’s a whole host of unbelievable destinations and wildlife encounters you might never have thought about. From Alaskan grizzlies to the birds of […]

Short stay: Lausanne Palace, Lausanne, Switzerland

Short stay: Lausanne Palace, Lausanne, Switzerland

Built over a century ago, in 1915, the historic 140-room Lausanne Palace is a 5-star hotel in the Olympic city of Lausanne. A member of Swiss Deluxe Hotels and Leading Hotels of the World, this Belle Epoque hotel faces out towards the city at the front and enjoys Alpine vistas across Lake Geneva (which goes […]

5 reasons to visit the Algarve this Autumn

5 reasons to visit the Algarve this Autumn

Autumn is a lovely time to visit the Algarve with temperatures typically 20-25 degrees Centigrade throughout September and October, with bright sunshine. Here, Algarve Tourism share with us a number of events going on this during this period to make your visit memorable. Algarve Nature Festival The annual Algarve Nature Fest will take place on […]

5 amazing corporate event yacht charter destinations in the Western Mediterranean

5 amazing corporate event yacht charter destinations in the Western Mediterranean

Luxury yacht charters are becoming more accessible the world over, catering to anything from a single guest to 150 at dockside functions; and it is for this reason that corporate event charters in the Mediterranean – the first and most popular yacht charter grounds – are an integral way to make your company stand out […]

The 5 museums in Greece that must be visited

The 5 museums in Greece that must be visited

While planning a trip to Greece, it is impossible not to stubble upon a number of museums and archaeological sites that will catch your eye and will soon be a part of your itinerary. No matter if you’re about to hop from one Cycladic island to another, or if you’re going on a road trip […]

Top 5 most haunted cities in Europe to visit by private jet

Top 5 most haunted cities in Europe to visit by private jet

Halloween is a haunting tradition celebrated by people all over the world. Every year on the 31st October revellers participate in lots of fun activities and events. These include guising (also known as trick or treating), watching horror movies and carving pumpkins. The tradition is believed to have originated in Ireland, where the Celtics celebrated […]

Top 5 St. Tropez beach clubs

Top 5 St. Tropez beach clubs

My blog post last month was about beach clubs in Ibiza and it sparked a healthy debate, here and elsewhere, about Tripadvisor. The take away for me was suck it and see, for yourself. It’s like reading reviews of a film you’d like to see, the reviews universally panning said film and then you walking […]

5 fabulous hiking trails to trek in Greece

5 fabulous hiking trails to trek in Greece

More than 50,000 foreign hikers, coming from France, Germany, UK, Netherlands and Scandinavian countries, have walked on Greece’s famous footpaths. Rediscovering the destination through the mapped and signposted paths is a wonderful way to tour the lands. The growing popularity of trails is not only due to the Instagrammable breathtaking views that everyone wants to […]

Sunshine in September: where to travel to

Sunshine in September: where to travel to

Depending on where you are in the world, September may mean the summer has come and gone. For many places, the warm calm breeze will gradually turn into a bitter October wind, or calm blue skies may eventually bring dull rainy days. September is one of those ‘odd’ months making halal travel a little bit […]

6 things to do in Rome this Winter

6 things to do in Rome this Winter

When Starbucks introduces their seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte, it usually means cooler weather is inevitably on its way.  Summer is almost behind us, but that doesn’t mean your travels should halt until warmer weather prevails. Visiting Rome in the winter is an experience you shouldn’t miss. Regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Rome […]

Top 5 hotels for a luxury stay in St. Andrews

Top 5 hotels for a luxury stay in St. Andrews

Playing at the Home of Golf is a bucket list item for most golfers. The Old Course at St. Andrews is a club with a storied past, and crossing the Swilcan Bridge is a dream for any player. But knowing where to stay while you’re visiting the Scottish town of St. Andrews can take a […]