Category: Western Europe

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 […]

The best food and drink experiences in the French Riviera

The best food and drink experiences in the French Riviera

Among the many extravagant things the French Riviera has to offer is fantastic cuisine, followed by energetic, vibrant nightlife. You can make your way through each town by sampling rich coffee and pastries at traditional bakeries; dining in Michelin-starred restaurants for lunch or dinner; and staying up late into the night at the area’s many […]

5 luxury road trips to enjoy in Spain

5 luxury road trips to enjoy in Spain

Despite the sole use of the words “road trip” playing against the word luxury, there is a certainty that this connotation will diminish after viewing the following proposals made here. These 5 road trips start from Madrid and all three include 5-star luxury accommodation. They also share the inclusion of top Michelin-star restaurants and local […]

Urban Athens meets vegetarian restaurants: the top 5

Urban Athens meets vegetarian restaurants: the top 5

The challenges vegetarian, let alone vegan, travelers face are real, making lunch or dinner an absolute struggle. This post aims to kill any hesitations our vegetarian and vegan friends may have to visit Athens. The vegetarian culture and lifestyle has arrived in Athens and it’s about time the world becomes aware of these five Athenian vegetarian […]

Florence and Rome: 5 hotel gems from the Lungarno Collection

Florence and Rome: 5 hotel gems from the Lungarno Collection

Italy is one of the world’s most romantic destinations, and home to some of the world’s best luxury hotels. Among them is the Lungarno Collection which belongs to the family of high-fashion Italian shoemaker, Salvatore Ferragamo. The collection’s unique series of palazzo hotels can be found at strategic locations in Rome and Florence so, next […]

14 of the best cities to visit this April

14 of the best cities to visit this April

April can be a fantastic time of year to get away and enjoy a city break. For many of our readers, it’s a time when temperatures are just starting to pick up a little, when destinations are beginning to open their doors more to tourists, and yet it isn’t a peak time to travel… meaning […]

Top hotels in the world’s most underrated cities

Top hotels in the world’s most underrated cities

They don’t get the high level of attention as much as their neighbouring capitals, but these lesser-known cities are starting to come out from their rival’s shadows and emerge as some of our favourite destinations. We’ve hand-picked a few of the most exclusive hotels which not only elude notes of luxury and elegance, but are […]

7 luxurious things to do on the French Riviera

7 luxurious things to do on the French Riviera

From the chic beaches in Cannes to the glamorous jet-set fishing village of Saint Tropez, the French Riviera is home to some of the most popular holiday resorts in the world. With a particularly magical ambiance that cannot be matched anywhere else in the world, 11 million visitors flock to the Côte d’Azur each year. […]

Top 5 family trips and holidays

Top 5 family trips and holidays

Getting away with the kids is never a chore when you have the whole world as your playground. Choose from one of our top five family escapes and jet off for an adventure of a lifetime. Make some noise in Thailand The sizzle of stir-fries, the lap of turquoise waves, the chirruping of the jungle, […]

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Best brunch spots in Barcelona

Barcelona’s brunch scene is growing more and more each day, and you can find places that serve the much loved breakfast and lunch combination all over the city, meaning it can sometimes get difficult to choose where to eat. These are just a few of our favourite brunch spots in Barcelona! Can Dendê Named after […]

Europe's 5 best gourmet restaurants for après-ski dining

Europe’s 5 best gourmet restaurants for après-ski dining

Après-ski is no longer simply about sipping cocktails and glasses of well-chilled Grüner Veltliner on sun-soaked chalet terraces. Today, it can also include some of the world’s finest dining experiences. Even Michelin starred chef Heston Blumenthal has noted his appreciation for Alpine restaurants, particularly in Courmayeur. While most of Europe’s resorts have a tantalising selection […]

5 international sporting events to look out for in the Dolomites

5 international sporting events to look out for in the Dolomites

The UNESCO Dolomites are the ideal setting for a variety of sporting events – a meeting point for sports professionals and fans. This amazing and unique scenery is the backdrop for many international races. Here are just some to look out for Tour of the Alps The Dolomites have always been an important feature in […]

Provence in April and May: things not to miss

Provence in April and May: things not to miss

With Spring sprung and the warm weather returning, this is a gorgeous time of year to explore Provence as the region wakes up after Winter. One of the many delights about this region is the sheer variety of things to do and see. To help you plan your Spring in Provence I have listed a […]

Top 5 reasons to book a luxury ski chalet

Top 5 reasons to book a luxury ski chalet

For some, booking a hotel when they go on vacation is the only option that crosses their minds. Force of habit often means that some do what they’ve always done when they’ve gone away. So, The Hotel Splendide it is. Don’t get me wrong, staying in 5 star hotels is an indulgence and often a […]

Andalusian insights: the luxury of silence

Andalusian insights: the luxury of silence

“Let us have the luxury of silence,” Jane Austen, “Mansfield Park” With constantly beeping phones, demands from offspring, the rhythmic ping of notifications and constant hum of home technology, it can sometimes feel like we are being constantly attacked by the gnat-like pecking of noise. Our lives are faster and fuller than ever before and, […]

The world’s best retreats to help beat anxiety and depression

The world’s best retreats to help beat anxiety and depression

It can be hard to clear your head at home, even when you take time out from work. Sometimes you need to get away from reality for a few days to completely escape your worries, and embarking on a luxurious retreat is a great way to alleviate stress. Here you can discover our pick of […]