Category: Western Europe

The Glacier Express

The Glacier Express

As much as I like to travel by train, I’d more often than not want to get to my destination quickly, without delay. I’ll occasionally glance out of the window and watch the countryside go by but usually I take the opportunity to do work on my laptop or phone and use the train as […]

5 Greek islands you (probably) don’t know about

5 Greek islands you (probably) don’t know about

Greece remains one of Europe’s best loved summer destinations. A magical place whose waters, cuisines and experiences are, for many in the UK, more inviting than those of far-flung spots tucked away on the other side of the world. It’s an area that’ll never fall out of fashion, and whilst the emergence of trendy ‘new’ […]

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12 of the best hotel interiors

As travellers today are more frequently in search of the unique and insta-worthy, ever more ravishing interiors are fast replacing the cookie-cutter ‘hotel look’ around the world. There is nothing more exciting than staying in a hotel that far exceeds expectations, capturing the ‘wow factor’ from the very first sight, and the industry is brimming […]

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The best rooftop terrace bars in Barcelona

As you may already know, Barcelona is a city known for its many rooftop terraces and outstanding panoramic views. This can often make it difficult to choose where to go for a civilised drink in the evening, so we’ve collated a guide to some of the best rooftop terrace bars in the Catalan capital. From […]

Hollywood goes to Greece… but why?

Hollywood goes to Greece… but why?

Blockbuster hits aren’t created by accident. Hundreds of people work on and off set to make those movies come to life and for them to become big hits. One of the many important jobs of those who work behind the scenes is scouting for the ideal locations to film. The natural setting of any motion […]

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Portugal’s best kept secret

What are the two most popular spots in Portugal for foreign travelers? If you guessed Porto and Lisbon, you’re right! Traveling between them along the sparkling Iberian coast is certainly a delightful journey. But for those who are bit more adventurous and who want to explore beyond the tourist crowds, it’s best to venture further […]

5 reasons to be excited for the grand opening on Mykonos Island

5 reasons to be excited for the grand opening on Mykonos Island

The “island of the winds” has just opened its doors to greet its jet-setting guests once again. The newest and hottest places to be this Summer are welcoming their repeat guests with their well-known hospitality and are showing newcomers how to have the time of their lives! For over 50 years now, Mykonos has been […]

8 amazing retreats in Greece for all the yogis out there!

8 amazing retreats in Greece for all the yogis out there!

Greece has rightfully earned a spot on the world’s “yoga map”. This Mediterranean country has what it takes to exceed the already high expectations of the most demanding yogi. The serenity of the chosen locations proves to show that Greece is indeed the perfect destination for one to strike “asana” poses on a mat overlooking […]

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7 of the UK’s best sightseeing destinations

We’re edging ever closer to the Summer each day here in the UK. So, to make the most of the warmer weather and lighter nights, why not start exploring some of the UK’s top sights and attractions? From the natural beauty of the Scilly Isles to the magic of Loch Lomond, through to the fascinating […]

London's secret village: Seven Dials

London’s secret village: Seven Dials

Creating an elite village in the heart of London was Sir Thomas Neale’s ambition when King William lll gave him a generous plot of land, near Covent Garden, back in 1690. Only recently has Seven Dials justified this 17th century Property Developer’s confidence. Now it is a quirky mix of 95 premises: including independent cafes, eateries […]

5 reasons for a beach holiday in Malaga province

5 reasons for a beach holiday in Malaga province

With more than 8,000 km of coastline, Spain has long been a primary destination for European sun and surf seekers. In fact, Spain is set to overtake the United States this year as the second most visited country country in the world, thanks in no small part to its expansive beaches and virtually endless sunshine. […]

5 must-see places in Porto, Portugal

5 must-see places in Porto, Portugal

A symbol of Portugal’s illustrious wine making heritage and a captivating swirl of medieval, Baroque and 19th century grandeur, Porto makes her stately home at the end of the mighty Douro River. An ancient city birthed from a confluence of Celtic and Roman cultures, Porto abounds with alluring charms, from the historic Port lodges of […]

Provence – a food lover's Paradise

Provence – a food lover’s Paradise

There are many reasons to visit Provence not least the superb food and drink that is on offer. The wonderful Mediterranean climate produces a vast range of temptations… fabulous fruit and vegetables bursting with flavour, delectable wines, seafood from its shores and gorgeous local delicacies make this a veritable foodie heaven! Fruit and vegetables Markets […]

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Discover the neighbourhoods of Barcelona

Visiting a new city can sometimes be a daunting experience, especially when you don’t really know your way around. Although Barcelona is indeed a large city, once broken down into smaller neighbourhoods, finding your way around is in fact not such a difficult task. The beauty of Barcelona is that although the different neighbourhoods (or […]

A luxury travel guide to Provence

A luxury travel guide to Provence

Provence attracts the world’s elite, including Hollywood stars, fashionistas and the supremely wealthy. Painted by Paul Cézanne and written about by Albert Camus, Provence has natural beauty (towering cypress trees, sprawling vineyards, vibrant lavender fields), as well as charming villages and daily markets. For a truly luxurious trip, though, you have to go beyond the […]

Why the Italian Lakes should be your next holiday destination

Why the Italian Lakes should be your next holiday destination

We’ll be the first to admit that we’re a little bit biased when it comes to the Italian Lakes — after all, who wouldn’t want to enjoy morning coffee watching the boats sail past their villa? Exactly. The towns Lake Como is certainly picturesque, with smaller towns dotted around its shores. It affords a lovely […]