Category: Western Europe

Intercontinental Hotels 3rd night free promotion 2021

Intercontinental Hotels 3rd night free promotion 2021

Great news! The free night promotion of Intercontinental Hotels from early 2021 to June of this year has been extended until the end of December 2021. Guests who book for 3 nights’ stay during this time will only pay for 2 nights. The extended offer now means that guests can enjoy a long weekend at […]

Top 5 exclusive use properties in Scotland

Top 5 exclusive use properties in Scotland

Some people are happy with just a room in a B&B or a hotel for their holidays. Others, however, require something more private and intimate, such as a cottage or an apartment. But the ultimate, bespoke holiday accommodation is a luxury property which can be hired on an exclusive use basis. This guarantees the often […]

6 of the best ways to experience the Cultural Heart of Germany

6 of the best ways to experience the Cultural Heart of Germany

As normality slowly returns to our lives, and more and more people are vaccinated, our ability to travel also gradually improves. Should you happen to find yourself in the regions of Saxony and Thuringia, known as the Cultural Heart of Germany, here’s  a selection of top experiences, including magical bridges and trails in gloriously unspoilt […]

The first Rosewood Hotels & Resorts property to open in Spain

The first Rosewood Hotels & Resorts property to open in Spain

The most iconic hotel on Madrid’s Paseo de la Castellana boulevard – Hotel Villa Magna – is to become the first hotel in Spain to operate under Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. Situated in the heart of Madrid, Rosewood Villa Magna is located among renowned and architecturally impressive restaurants, shops and attractions. With a refreshed contemporary […]

A yachting getaway in the Aeolian Islands

A yachting getaway in the Aeolian Islands

Peppering the Tyrrhenian Sea just off Sicily’s northeast coast, the Aeolians are a group of seven picturesque islands with volcanic origins, providing stunning cruising grounds for a scenic and relaxed yacht charter. The area is protected by UNESCO and the landscape, as well as the atmosphere, varies significantly from island to island. Exploring by yacht […]

The Norfolk wetlands

7 things you shouldn’t miss when visiting Norfolk

The East of England county of Norfolk’s charms is as broad as its famous Broads. Far from being the flatlands of the East, Norfolk is a county full of pleasant surprises, the first being that it’s the most temperate and sunny county in the UK.  Known as being the place that the British aristocracy call […]

Lavertezzo Village

The most beautiful villages in Ticino, Switzerland

From the summits of its mountains to the shores of its lakes, the Canton of Ticino is dotted with a vast number of towns and villages, each with its fascinating past and unique personality. However, there are six that glow with even more splendor and that make tourists who visit them immediately fall in love, […]

5 things to do in Palma de Mallorca

5 things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Since the advent of mass tourism in the 1950s, Palma has been transformed into a tourist destination. This has contributed to a huge change in the city’s traditions, its language, and its economic power. The boom in tourism has caused Palma to grow significantly. In 1960, Mallorca received 500,000 visitors, in 1997 it received more […]

The 3 places in the world to be stripped of their UNESCO World Heritage status

The 3 places in the world to be stripped of their UNESCO World Heritage status

The announcement today that Liverpool is being stripped of its World Heritage status will come as a huge disappointment to people throughout Merseyside and beyond. But did you know that this is not the first time the UN has used its powers to strip a site of its World Heritage status? Since UNESCO World Heritage […]

The 10 best beaches of northern Sardinia

The 10 best beaches of northern Sardinia

The marvellous island of Sardinia boasts a special charm and some of the most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean: from the rich northern coast to the western wild beaches and the eastern cliffs overlooking the sea. The most beautiful beaches of northern Sardinia offer fine white sand, pristine waters, and stunning coves. They are often […]

The 5 best UK cities to be an Airbnb host

The 5 best UK cities to be an Airbnb host

Analysis reveals that Bradford offers the best combination of low house prices and high Airbnb revenue. According to research by international payment experts RationalFX, it would take nine years of Airbnb income to pay off a property purchase in Bradford compared to 42 years in Luton. The study of just 27 major British cities analysed […]

The best cocktail bars in Barcelona

The best cocktail bars in Barcelona

No one has ever gone thirsty in the city where vermuterías (vermouth bars) and cervecerías (breweries) can be found on every corner. Sometimes, however, the night calls for something a little different. From classy interiors adorned in vintage velvet, to modern, hidden haunts that require some in-the-know to discover, Barcelona has countless cocktail bars to […]

UK green list countries for Summer yacht charters in 2021

UK green list countries for Summer yacht charters in 2021

As of 4am on the 30th of June, the UK extended its green list of countries safe for vaccinated and COVID-negative travellers, increases the options for Britons to holiday away from home this Summer. These popular destinations include*: The Balearic Islands, Malta and the Madeira Islands in Europe Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, the British […]

The best beaches in the Canary Islands

The best beaches in the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are known as “las afortunadas”, meaning “the lucky ones” in Spanish, and it’s easy to see why. Boasting thousands of kilometres of coastline and year-round good weather, the archipelago is home to hundreds of incredible beaches that attract tourists from all corners of the world. Playa de El Golfo, Lanzarote Located on […]

Davos

Why should you visit Switzerland?

Switzerland may appear comparatively small to other European countries and frequently overlooked when deciding where to travel to, but it doesn’t fall low on its offerings. Whether it’s the magnificent mountain landscape, the heart-thrilling activities, or the food that will leave you awe-struck, you’ve got to encounter it at least once. Here are some reasons […]

Es Fum Restaurant, Mallorca

Restaurants in luxury Mallorca hotels featured in the Michelin Guide

Sometimes, it’s not just simply about getting away from it all, appreciating guaranteed sunshine, and feeling the sand between our toes.  It’s also about the opportunity to enjoy some wonderful food, and sampling local produce and perhaps some freshly caught seafood. One of the names associated with good food and restaurants is, of course, Michelin. […]