Category: Europe

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 […]

5 secret Cycladic islands to visit by private yacht charter

5 secret Cycladic islands to visit by private yacht charter

The names Mykonos and Santorini resonate with everyone when hearing the words “Greek Cycladic Islands”; however, these are only two of many islands in the lovely Cyclades Islands. On private yacht charter, you decide where to cruise, and each and every island to visit, so ask your crew to steer towards these 5 secret Cycladic […]

The best seafront hotels in Malta

The best seafront hotels in Malta

The Republic of Malta is one of the jewels of the Mediterranean Sea. Located just fifty miles off the southern coast of Italy, Malta is known throughout Europe for its year-round temperate climate, red-hot summers, and beautiful 155 miles of coastline that is home to some of the most picturesque beaches in the world. For […]

5 halal-friendly city breaks in Europe

5 halal-friendly city breaks in Europe

Looking to visit halal-friendly Europe sometime soon? These bustling European cities are ready to provide you with the ultimate city break. Whether it’s history, architecture, famous landmarks, nature, the countryside, or the halal food that you’re looking to explore, we’re sure our selected 5 City Breaks in Europe will give you something to look forward […]

Getting to play the Old Course at St. Andrews

Getting to play the Old Course at St. Andrews

The Old Course at St. Andrews is arguably the most popular bucket-list course on any golfer’s list of must-play links. This is not only because of its famed difficulty, or the long list of incredible players and stars who have crossed the Swilcan Bridge, or the list of important tournaments that have crossed its greens. […]

The top 5 coastal activities in Portugal

The top 5 coastal activities in Portugal

With over 1200 kilometres of coastline and 300 days of sunshine each year, it is hardly surprising that Portugal has some of the best coastal activities you could hope for on a holiday. Whether you are on mainland Portugal or one of the archipelagos (the Azores and Madeira) there will be something to suit all […]

Chilling in the Provence heat!

Chilling in the Provence heat!

Wow, what a Summer we’ve been having in Provence! With soaring temperatures, it really has been amazing for those of us who love to make the most of the heat of the summer. Still, there are times when even the most ardent heat lovers want to cool down for a bit. Luckily, there are plenty […]

Fun facts to know about Venice

Fun facts to know about Venice

Like most cities in Italy, the birth of Venice has a history of myths and tales. The inhabitants of Aquileia laid the foundations for this unique city in the 5th century A.D.. Its storied origins and unique location makes Venice an intriguing city to visit. Here are 7 interesting facts you need to know before […]