Category: Western Europe

Short stay: The Belfry Hotel and Resort, near Birmingham, UK

Short stay: The Belfry Hotel and Resort, near Birmingham, UK

The Belfry Hotel and Resort is not just a haven for golfers. Some guests, having the time of their lives, wouldn’t know the difference, in golfing terms, between an eagle and an albatross. It is a resort for all the family, for friends meeting. Though a visit to The Belfry, set in lush Warwickshire countryside […]

Top 5 mountain restaurants in the Trois Vallee

Top 5 mountain restaurants in the Trois Vallee

One thing is certain, if you spend any amount of time on the slopes at altitude, you’re going to develop a healthy apetite. With that in mind, you’d want to find the perfect spot for lunch. If you’re skiing in the Trois Vallee area, here are five suggestions you might like to try. I’ve lunched […]

These luxury hotels will open in 2021

These luxury hotels will open in 2021

2021 is a year packed with transformation in the hospitality and tourism industry where landmarks become 5-star luxury hotels, and these luxury hotels are promoting destinations. The new luxury hotels to open this year target millennials and advocate advanced technological features. These 5-star hotels have a mission to maintain a holistic and futuristic take on […]

Top 5 high-end experiences in Scotland

Top 5 high-end experiences in Scotland

Scotland is much more than castles, whisky and tartan. It is also much more than just the Highlands. If visitors are looking for a unique and unforgettable experience, there is an abundance of opportunities. For luxurious accommodation the days of rigidly formal 5-star hotels and traditional castle accommodation have gone. The investors in luxury brands […]

5 reasons to explore Turkey and Greece by luxury yacht charter

5 reasons to explore Turkey and Greece by luxury yacht charter

Greece and Turkey are welcoming tourists back to the Eastern Mediterranean for a safe and spectacular summer, and a luxury charter yacht grants adventurous groups the opportunity to roam the crystalline Ionian and Aegean seas in style. There are five great reasons to choose a yacht for your next getaway break with family, friends or […]

Pen y Fan, South Wales' highest peak

9 things to see and do in the beautiful Brecon Beacons

The Brecon Beacons are one of Wales’ most famous mountain ranges, named after the Old Red Sandstone peaks that surge towards the skyline from the billowing ridges and valleys that make up the Brecon Beacons National Park.  This area is made up of incredible mountainous scenery, with market towns, waterfalls, quarries, and wildlife burrowed into […]

Top 5 golf resorts in Catalonia

Top 5 golf resorts in Catalonia

Catalonia is the perfect destination for a golf holiday. With good year-round weather and world-class courses, it is any golfer’s dream to be able to play in this north-eastern region of Spain. It is hard to imagine a more perfect location than one set among the beautiful Catalonian countryside. The variation in the landscape creates […]

Top 10 things to do in Oxfordshire, UK

Top 10 things to do in Oxfordshire, UK

Keen historians may note Oxfordshire for its wool trade, Morris Motors and a world famous university, but this predominantly agricultural county continues to be a key player in the tourism industry as we move into the third decade of the 21st century. Sandwiched between London to the south east and Cotswolds to the north west, […]

Short stay: Citadines, Barbican, London, UK

Short stay: Citadines, Barbican, London, UK

Citadines, Barbican is perfectly located for exploring London’s Culture Mile which includes the Barbican, Guild Hall School of Music & Drama, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Museum of London. Citadines offer a range of accommodation from classic rooms through to one bedroom apartments which can accommodate up to four people. As well as the […]

Short stay: Ettington Park Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, UK

Short stay: Ettington Park Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, UK

Ettington Park Hotel is a grand palatial house, dripping with history, built on an epic scale in 40 stately acres of rural Warwickshire on the banks of the River Stour. A long tree-lined drive gives guests arriving by car the opportunity to take in glimpses of the towers and turrets of a country house that is […]

Rothay Manor in the Lake District

Short stay: Rothay Manor, Ambleside, Lake District, UK

Rothay Manor is a wonderfully elegant Regency mansion which has become a boutique hotel at the heart of the Lake District. Privately owned by Jamie and Jenna Shails, the hotel is renowned for fine-dining going from strength to strength with Dan McGeorge creatively leading an impressive culinary team. Although the house remains true to its […]

Wild Lakeland venison

Short stay: The Black Bull, Sedbergh, Cumbria, UK

It is a journey that has brought a Japanese Thinking Bath, kokedama mossball rooted plants and potent wasabi vodka to small-town Cumbria. Nina Matsunaga, born of Japanese parents in Düsseldorf, and James Ratcliffe, born just down the dry-stone-wall-bordered road, have put Sedbergh on the foodies’ global map. Guests travel from afar for East / West […]

Discover the 10 best Apulian foods

Discover the 10 best Apulian foods

Italian cuisine is a true treasure to discover and each Italian region has different traditional recipes to offer. In today’s post we will introduce 10 typical dishes of Apulia you really cannot miss to try. Apulia, or as the Italians call it Puglia, is well renowned for its amazing nature and the pristine waters of […]

Best beaches for your dog in Tuscany

Best beaches for your dog in Tuscany

The time for that long-awaited holiday has finally come. For many travellers who have decided to spend their vacation in Italy, planning the trip involves making a hard choice: do I leave my faithful friend behind with relatives or boarded in kennels, or do I take him with me? When going to the Tuscan coast, […]

Enchanting Italy ready to welcome yacht charter guests this Summer

Enchanting Italy ready to welcome yacht charter guests this Summer

Italy is preparing to welcome tourists back for a sun-filled summer, and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi has indicated that from mid-May EU and non-EU residents will be able to visit without the need to quarantine, provided that they can prove immunity, vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test result. The European Union is currently preparing similar […]

7 top tips for a first-time visitor to Barcelona

7 top tips for a first-time visitor to Barcelona

Barcelona is a cosmopolitan city found along the Costa Dorada coastline of the Mediterranean Sea, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. It has the best of both worlds with the combination of laid-back beach life, excitingly paired with the fast-paced fun of a city. As the second largest city in Spain, […]