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The best ski resorts for families

Going on a family ski holiday this year? The first thing to do is make sure your chosen resort is family-friendly, in a convenient location, with lessons for all abilities, plenty of activities for the kids, and a range of accommodation options if there’s a big group of you. To help make organising this year’s […]

Visiting France with Brittany Ferries

Visiting France with Brittany Ferries

Last year we travelled to Spain with Brittany Ferries and you may recall it was a rather eventful experience to say the least! This time we were looking to a somewhat more leisurely build-up to our crossing to France. Travelling out of Plymouth, we broke our journey up with a very relaxing stay at Whatley Manor […]

Autumn city breaks: Europe's greatest capitals

Autumn city breaks: Europe’s greatest capitals

It’s that time of year again: uncertainty over whether to pack the umbrella (do it), doubt over whether to cycle in the rain (don’t do it), and the annual household argument over central heating (it’s definitely cold enough). Yep, Autumn is here. The onset of our third season also means that we can start deliberating […]

Stunning scenery in Sicily

10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites to visit on a Mediterranean yacht charter

A luxury yacht charter is the ultimate way to visit the great UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Mediterranean. Disembark by day to wander the villages of Amalfi, hike Sicily’s volcanoes, or walk the walls of Dubrovnik, before returning to your yacht, chatting excitedly about the wonders you’ve seen, dining on deck as the yacht […]

The villages, towns and cities of Provence

The villages, towns and cities of Provence

The French are lucky! They live in a country which is blessed with an endless variety of places to visit and things to do. Combined with a superb climate in the south, many choose to holiday at home… but rather than head out during July and August they wait until October which is regarded by […]

5 of the best art and architecture stops in Nîmes, France

5 of the best art and architecture stops in Nîmes, France

Located some 50 kilometres from the Mediterranean coast, the city of Nîmes has been a point of interest in France for over 8 millennia. During the 2nd century BC, the Roman state took control of the area, stamping its cultural footprint on the city; today, many fine examples of Roman architecture still shape the landscape […]

Châtel: a wonderful resort for family skiing

Châtel: a wonderful resort for family skiing

Families wanting to ski together face the annual dilemma of choosing a resort to please everyone. Châtel has long been the sleepy sister to nearby Morzine and Les Gets but with recent investments in the town and on the pistes this beautiful alpine village should be high on your list. The village is wonderfully French […]

Top 10 mountain restaurants in the Three Valleys

Top 10 mountain restaurants in the Three Valleys

Skiing and eating go hand in hand and no ski trip is complete without at least one great lunch or dinner. What makes the Three Valleys special is that you can have fabulous, creative food whilst on the slopes, as well as when in resort and it’s the mountain restaurants that I want to tell […]

Is September the best kept secret in Provence?

Is September the best kept secret in Provence?

Ahhhh… Provence in September… is there a better month to be had in this stunning region of Southern France? I am probably the tiniest bit biased but there are so many reasons why I look forward to this time of year. Reliable sunshine is just one factor that makes Provence such a great destination. Even […]

An iconic swiss mountain hut near verbier

Top 5 mountain refuge huts (with a touch of luxury)

I’ll confess right off the bat that the above is a pretty misleading headline. I’ve not stayed in too many refuges and none at all outside of the Alps. Maybe the the title should be ‘5 places I’ve been very grateful for when I’ve been walking all day and in need of some sustenance and […]

The 5 best Paris luxury hotels with a pool

The 5 best Paris luxury hotels with a pool

Paris is a favorite destination for couples celebrating a honeymoon or anniversary, as well as families seeking a cultural city break.And from its legendary museums, such as the Louvre, Musee d’Orsay, and Musee Rodin to its lovely gardens, such as the Jardin du Luxembourg to its excellent Michelin star restaurants and farmers markets, there’s so […]

5 of the world's best luxury ski hotels

5 of the world’s best luxury ski hotels

It’s the finer details that make an experience truly luxury and when it comes to your time away it’s even more important to make sure that every need is taken care of from start to finish. Luxury ski hotels offer indulgence and impeccable service in the most stunning of settings, with unrivalled access to the […]

Spare Wine Selection

Top tips for drinking great wine in Meribel

You’ve raced down the last red run into the village and your thighs are telling you it really is time to stop for the day. Your head wants to go back up again and just do one last run, but your thirst is great and that first beer awaits just across the road. It’s a […]

10 Provencal activities not to be missed!

10 Provencal activities not to be missed!

Holidays are about relaxing, but that doesn’t mean sitting around sunbathing all day long. Provence is such an incredibly varied region and we are spoilt for choice when it comes to the range of activities available. From cooking to mountain biking, there is something for everyone in this most glorious area of France. Cookery classes […]

5 of the most scenic ziplines around the world

5 of the most scenic ziplines around the world

Zip lining is a thrilling experience, offering spectacular views of unique destinations. When deciding where to take your next super speed experience, consider a location with an unusually fantastic view through unexpected terrain. Vast gorges, mountain tops and turquoise water add a secondary depth to an already exhilarating adventure. Dragon’s Breath in Labadee, Haiti Only […]

Brittany coast

Top 10 walking hotspots in France

Whether you’d prefer gentle walking along the shores of Brittany’s Emerald Coast, meandering winding routes past fairytale châteaux in the Loire, or leisurely strolling through the lush Provençal countryside, travelling on foot in France is one of the best ways to get about. But which is your favourite region out of the 10 below? Brittany The […]

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