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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 […]

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 […]

Our top 5 Italian film sets

Our top 5 Italian film sets

Italy is often used as the setting for famous films precisely because it offers the most beautiful backdrop. Here’s our favourite five film locations in Italy and the best films to watch if you fancy escaping to Italy from the comforts of your armchair. If you’re planning a trip to Italy, then these viewing tips […]

Top 5 attractions in Bolzano

Top 5 attractions in Bolzano

Bolzano is one of the most beautiful cities in Northern Italy as well as being the gateway to the magical world of the Unesco Dolomites and perfectly portrays the fusion between Mediterranean and Central European culture and traditions. The Ice Man One of Bolzano’s most famous attractions is a 5300 year old man. He was […]

Caribbean Cruises

Top 5 cruise routes for first timers

There are many advantages to taking a cruise from the fact that they’re an easy way to get a taste of a destination in a day or two to the many on shore excursions you can take part in as well as on board activities. However the best thing about a cruise is that you […]

5 of the most seductive stays on Mallorca

5 of the most seductive stays on Mallorca

Mallorca’s effortless sophistication and seductive Mediterranean charms have been enchanting travelers for decades, and continue to entice even the most seasoned traveler with a swoon worthy lullaby of sun, sea and serenity. From luxury stays with soul and hilltop villages that glow golden in the sun to hidden coves of shimmering aquamarine and a symphony […]

Top 5 Greek island destinations in 2018

Top 5 Greek island destinations in 2018

From heart-stopping adventures to the perfect Mediterranean dish, Greece has a variety of destinations to discover. In 2018, we handpicked five island destinations which already enjoy some of the limelight and will attract some international discerning travelers looking for crystal clear waters, authentic cuisine and the well-known Greek philoxenia (φιλοξενία). Paros Island Located close to […]

5 of the most transformative travel experiences

5 of the most transformative travel experiences

Travel is more than just checking off a bucket list or standing in front of famous sites. It’s about interacting with other cultures, learning about diverse ways of life and beliefs, and having opportunities you can’t get many other places. If not for those things, why would you ever leave your house? But there are […]

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