Category: Western Europe

Short stay: Hotel Kriunes, Near Reykjavik, Iceland

Short stay: Hotel Kriunes, Near Reykjavik, Iceland

Hotel Kriunes is a unique luxury hotel that is often overlooked by visitors heading directly for Reykjavik, yet it offers a lovely alternative on the capital's outskirts.
Exploring Iceland's Fagradalsfjall volcano site

Exploring Iceland's Fagradalsfjall volcano site

Instead of driving straight to our hotel after collecting our bags at the airport, we instead headed for Grindavik so that we could explore the Fagradalsfjall volcano site.
Driving in Iceland - what you need to know

Driving in Iceland - what you need to know

If your travel plans involve the land of Fire and Ice, I'm sure you can't wait to explore the many glaciers, geysers and waterfalls, as well as Iceland's many other natural wonders.
Blackwell Arts and Crafts House, Bowness

The Lake District's historic houses

After this month's Heritage Open Days, we thought we'd stick with the cultural and heritage theme and put together our top ten list of historic houses in Cumbria.
The pros and cons of taking tours versus renting a car in Iceland

The pros and cons of taking tours versus renting a car in Iceland

One of the first things you will need to consider when planning your Iceland itinerary is whether to rent a car or whether to take tours.
Car rental in Iceland - what you need to know

Car rental in Iceland - what you need to know

There are many things to be aware of when renting a car in Iceland. This guide covers a number of issues you'll want to consider.
Short stay: Edgar House, Chester, UK

Short stay: Edgar House, Chester, UK

Formerly a boutique hotel, Chester's white-painted Edgar House is one of the city's most iconic residences.
6 ways to get active in Munster Vales

6 ways to get active in Munster Vales

Summer might be over but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to plan a trip to Munster Vales, located in the beautiful south of Ireland.
A taste of Barcelona: The most famous dishes from Barcelona

A taste of Barcelona: The most famous dishes from Barcelona

The one thing you must make sure not to miss out in Barcelona, is their mouth-watering gastronomy.
Short stay: Dittisham Hideaway, Dittisham, Devon, UK

Short stay: Dittisham Hideaway, Dittisham, Devon, UK

Dittisham Hideaway, the latest venture from hotelier and entrepreneur, Peter de Savary and his wife Lana, consists of a luxury collection of treenhouses, shepherds huts and a 1950s American Airsteam.
Short stay: Cary Arms and Spa, Babbacombe, Devon, UK

Short stay: Cary Arms and Spa, Babbacombe, Devon, UK

The upscale Cary Arms and Spa is nestled among rocks that are perched over Babbacombe Bay in south-east Devon, an area twice visited by Queen Victoria when she was in her late twenties and early thirties.
Windermere in a day - there's so much to do!

Windermere in a day - there's so much to do!

There is so much to see and do in and around Windermere, so condensing it into one day is more than a little tricky. Here’s an idea of what to do.
5 great Mykonos beach clubs

5 great Mykonos beach clubs

If your favourite thing to do on holiday is take to the beach, lay on the golden sand and listen to the ebb and flow of the turquoise sea as it caresses the beach, why not take it to the next level and spend a day at a beach club.
Myths and magic on a Greece luxury yacht charter

Myths and magic on a Greece luxury yacht charter

Ask anyone what Greece is most well known for, and this Eastern Mediterranean country conjures up images of the Olympian Gods, heroic feats and myriad islands from myths and legends.
The Best Places to Brunch in Barcelona

The best places to brunch in Barcelona

Whether you’re looking for a boozy breakfast, the perfect eggs benedict, or the biggest stack of chocolate pancakes you can find, you will be overwhelmed by your choice in Barcelona.
Walk this way in Munster Vales

Walk this way in Munster Vales

If you’re looking for a break away to rejuvenate the mind and body, then exploring Munster Vales, located in the beautiful south of Ireland, could be just what you need.