Category: Europe

13 of the best national parks to visit in May

13 of the best national parks to visit in May

May is a wonderful time of year to get out and explore the countryside. The weather is getting sunnier (for much of the northern hemisphere, at least) and yet most places are not yet overrun by tourism. With many families staying at home (whilst school and university examinations are in full swing), it’s a great […]

Short stay: Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences, Westminster, London, UK

Short stay: Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences, Westminster, London, UK

Tucked away towards the rear of St. James’ Court, a Taj hotel, and only a short distance from Buckingham Palace, is the exclusive, five-star Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences. This luxurious, all-suite hotel was built at the turn of the 20th century and today consists of 86 luxury suites, ranging from one to […]

Paros Island is Greece’s new hot destination

Paros Island is Greece’s new hot destination

Paros Island is part of the Cyclades complex in the Aegean Sea, standing out for its long blonde sandy beaches, the local cuisine and the strong winds, which invite surfers from all over the world. The islandcites the heart of the Cycladic Islands, with serene landscapes, fertile valleys and rolling hills dotted with small churches […]

7 alternative experiences on 7 exclusive Greek islands

7 alternative experiences on 7 exclusive Greek islands

When vacationers think of Greece, the 3 “S’s” pop up in their heads: sea, sun and sand. Those are the top 3 reasons Greece is so appealing to all those who want to relax in the country where hospitality is a necessity and gastronomy is unbeatable. However, are those 3 “S’s” enough though? Can a […]

Summer in the Alps

Summer in the Alps

Summer is on the horizon. As we near the end of another cold winter, those longer days that renew your soul are just around the corner. As winter awakens into spring and summer, the Alps are transformed from a fairytale winter wonderland into a riot of colour and a myriad of wild flowers dancing in […]

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5 European escapes for Summer 2018

Summer 2018 is fast approaching and it’ll soon be time for us to jet-off to warmer climes across the globe for a week or two of sun-soaked relaxation. For some, the Caribbean is a major draw for its white-sandy beaches and crystal-clear coves whilst Bali appeals for its exotic culture. For those still seeking a […]

5 great reasons to visit Slovenia

5 great reasons to visit Slovenia

Slovenia is one of those countries that many people have heard of, but few can quickly point to on a map. That’s mostly because its neighbors (Italy, Austria, Hungary, and Croatia) are considerably more popular among travelers. Unfortunately, that means that Slovenia often flies under the radar and doesn’t get the exposure it deserves, but […]

8 reasons why you should visit Cordoba

8 reasons why you should visit Cordoba

One thousand years ago, Cordoba was Medieval Europe’s powerhouse, its cultural leader. And the tolerant Islamic caliphate was surprisingly modern: architects recycled Roman ruins for the Mezquita, liberal thinking Caliphs had both men and women in their harems. Whilst Western European peasants worried that their wattle-and-daub might not see out the winter the Cordoba folk were […]

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Top 5 places to visit in the Mediterranean

Beautiful beaches, historic port towns and a unique combination of cultures and cuisines are just a few of the reasons that the Mediterranean continues to be one of the most popular holiday and cruise destinations on the planet. From living “La Dolce Vita” in Italy’s floating city of Venice to exploring the cobbled streets of […]

Family fun on a Little Londoners package

Family fun on a Little Londoners package

London is a great city to visit with family as there is so much to do, whether you’re travelling with very little ones or teenagers, or both.  But what’s really important, I find, is to make sure you’re centrally located to make the most of all that the capital has to offer. The Trafalgar St. […]

Andalusian insights: the spirit of Malaga in five "pueblos"

Andalusian insights: the spirit of Malaga in five “pueblos”

The province of Malaga on Spain’s southern Mediterranean coast evolved from a rich and varied past. A story beginning with pre-historic cave dwellers and ancient, nomadic tribes, Phoenician settlers, and Roman, Visigoth and Moorish conquerors ahead of the Christian “re-conquest”. The city of Malaga was founded nearly 3,000 years ago, making it one of the […]

7 exquisite Amalfi coastal towns you need to explore

7 exquisite Amalfi coastal towns you need to explore

Summertime on the Amalfi Coast conjures memories of sunny seaside lunches of spaghetti allo scoglio by the plateful, sipping floral Falanghina al fresco, and taking refreshing afternoon dips in calm coves of turquoise. Winding along the ridiculously scenic serpentine of coastal road that is the SS 163 Amalfitana, is a pleasure that every traveler to […]

Provence for all the family

Provence for all the family

There is a whole lot more to Provence than just wine and romance.  Only a short flight from the UK, it is a perfect destination for a half-term taste of sunshine.  Or, if you are planning a summer break, Provence also offers plenty to keep the whole family happy for a longer holiday and, with […]

7 reasons to visit Geneva's free art party

7 reasons to visit Geneva’s free art party

It is one of the world’s great free arts events: a rare chance for artist and audience to meet face to face. Geneva’s Quartier des Bains, once mundanely named as its public baths were the most noteworthy feature, is now Switzerland’s stylish response to New York’s arty SoHo. Three times a year in March, May […]

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Barcelona in Spring: day trips in Catalonia

The beauty of Barcelona is that it’s a perfect city to visit, no matter the time of year. Spring is a particularly great time to visit the Catalan capital, due to the endless celebrations, events and of course, the warmer weather! However, when the city overwhelms and you want to escape the hustle and bustle […]

12 essential luxury experiences in Paris

12 essential luxury experiences in Paris

Paris’ classic landmarks are undoubtedly worth a visit, but there are a number of unique, luxurious and lesser-known experiences to have here, too. We’ve put together a mix of the traditional and the more uncommon must-dos that Paris has to offer, all with an added splash of luxury, of course. Eiffel Tower experiences No matter […]