Category: Europe

Say 'hello' to Spring – March in Provence

Say ‘hello’ to Spring – March in Provence

Winter in northern Europe can feel like it drags on and on. With the excitement of Christmas over, Spring can feel a long way off. And, with more clement weather only beginning to appear in places like the UK come early May, it’s understandable that you might want to book a week or two away […]

Top 5 ski resort for celebrities

Top 5 ski resort for celebrities

I guess one of the appeals of skiing for celebrities is that on the slopes they can be anonymous. They can don a helmet and a pair of goggles and easily blend in with the common folk in the chairlift queue and on the piste. It must be refreshing for the rich and famous to be able to go […]

ETIAS: the new visa waiver program for the Schengen Zone

ETIAS: the new visa waiver program for the Schengen Zone

Are you thinking of one day visiting one or more of the Schengen member states of Europe? Whether you’re drawn by the dramatic landscapes of Iceland, the sunshine and beaches of Spain or the relaxed pace of life in Greece, you need to be aware of some changes that are due to take place. From […]

Highlights of the 5 sparkling Greek Island chains best visited by yacht charter

Highlights of the 5 sparkling Greek Island chains best visited by yacht charter

With over 6,000 Greek islands sprinkled over the azure Aegean and Adriatic Seas, one is spoiled to choose exactly which islands to visit and in which island chain; either the Cycladic, Saronic, Ionian, Sporadic or Dodecanese Islands. Without a yacht, one is restricted to only the islands with airports, and then only one island, unless […]

What to expect in an Icelandic winter - the good, the bad and the stormy

What to expect in an Icelandic winter – the good, the bad and the stormy

“Memories are made from experiences, not from pictures.” This month’s post was started while cuddled up under a big blanket, stuck indoors during the first ever Red rated storm in Iceland’s history. However, this post was also completed two days later while chilling out in a cafe under perfectly blue skies and not a whisper […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this 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: Paschoe House, Devon, UK

Short stay: Paschoe House, Devon, UK

Michelin inspectors are keeping a close eye on Paschoe House’s stratospheric rise into foodie heaven. Since its opening in August 2017, Paschoe House has been on a soaring trajectory, awarded 5 stars by the AA for its discrete luxury and on the verge of a third AA rosette for its imaginative cuisine. It’s a phoenix […]

Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahia Real in Fuerteventura

Top 22 hotel pools in Fuerteventura

To some hotel guests, nothing beats a refreshing dip in a hotel’s swimming pool. With this in mind, we’ve looked at 5-star and 4-star hotels in Fuerteventura with welcoming, and attractive pool areas, where you can enjoy some relaxation. From hotels with beachside pools, to pools with spectacular views.  From activity pools for children, to […]

Photo of the week: Venice, Italy

Photograph of the week: Venice, Italy

The Floating City. City of Canals. La Serenissima. Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, goes by all these names. Built on 118 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea, with no roads to get around, only canals, Venice is unquestionably one of Italy’s most picturesque cities. Indeed, the world’s. With its […]

9 worldwide balloon rides to get you high

9 worldwide balloon rides to get you high

The silence of hot air balloon flight is almost indescribable. As you float at the whims of the breeze you meet with no resistance. The only occasional sounds which may wend their way on high is the barking of distant dogs – perhaps from some inbuilt and ancient defense mechanism. The earth takes on a […]

Celebrating 2019 - 'The Year of The Vegan' - in luxury and style...

Celebrating 2019 – ‘The Year of The Vegan’ – in luxury and style…

Since The Economist published a short article in late 2018 entitled ‘The Year of The Vegan’, predicting that “2019 will be the year veganism goes mainstream” many have coined this phrase, whilst many others have chosen the lifestyle. Writing “Where millennials lead, businesses will follow” they could not have been closer to the truth with […]

The luxury of Christmas in Spain

The luxury of Christmas in Spain

One of the great pleasures of my work is collaborating with so many people from different countries and cultures. Despite globalisation and commercialisation, at times like Christmas national identities shine through, as each community celebrates in very different ways. Spain is truly an all-year destination. With its rich, colourful and fun-loving culture, it’s a favourite […]

ladies-break-portugalholidays4u.com

5 perfect ladies breaks in Portugal 

Are you looking for a weekend break for you and your friends? Not sure where to go or what to do? Then Portugal may be the ideal location. With a wonderful Mediterranean climate, amazing food, glorious beaches and white washed villages to explore there is something to suit everybody. But if you are looking for […]

Canary Islands for foodies: luxury and sun all year round

Canary Islands for foodies: luxury and sun all year round

Nothing like venturing through the largest of the Canaries around the winter to know what is good: exclusive hotels, high-flying trips, dreamlike landscapes, incomparable cuisine, whale watching excursions and marine life, and a good beach club. The Canary Islands are not only a summer thing in Europe, but they also make their August in autumn […]

Short stay: Hartwell House Hotel and Spa, Aylesbury, UK

Short stay: Hartwell House Hotel and Spa, Aylesbury, UK

Hartwell House Hotel and Spa has some history. When Louis XVlll was exiled from France after the French Revolution, he rented this stately home, in 90 acres of Buckinghamshire parkland, at £500 a year, for his family and courtiers. Eventually, in the Hartwell House library, Louis signed the document for his restoration to the French […]

Adventure ideas for your next holiday in the UK

Adventure ideas for your next holiday in the UK

With the new year just around the corner, we’re starting to plan our 2020 adventures. With numerous opportunities for adventure and exploration in the UK, meaning you don’t have to travel to far to discover something new, we’ve put together a list of 2020 adventure ideas for your next holiday in the UK. Cornwall Cornwall […]