Category: Western Europe

Royal Caribbean Utopia of the Seas

Royal Caribbean Utopia of the Seas

Construction on Utopia of the Seas, the sixth ship in Royal Caribbean International’s revolutionary Oasis Class, is underway,
5 car-free Swiss ski resorts

5 car-free Swiss ski resorts

Here are five Swiss villages that might just make you consider a car-free ski trip.
The view from Brant Fell

Our favourite Lake District walks with the children

Here are just a few of our favourite Lake District walks which we’ve enjoyed with our children. So why not kit yours out with some sturdy walking boots and take them exploring?
Short stay: Magnolia Hotel, Quinta do Lago, The Algarve, Portugal

Short stay: Magnolia Hotel, Quinta do Lago, The Algarve, Portugal

Step back into 1950s Miami glamour at the Magnolia Hotel. Where it is easy to imagine Audrey Hepburn and Rock Hudson skipping through the neon time-warp of pastel pinks and turquoise hues. Tall palms vie with the Magnolia’s neon sign of an elegant swim-capped diver. Miami comes to the Algarve on the fringe of Quinta
Short stay: M.Ou.Co Hotel, Porto, Portugal

Short stay: M.Ou.Co Hotel, Porto, Portugal

The coolest place to stay in Porto. Here the hotel is reinvented as a place to “Stay. Listen. Play.” Throughout the ample public areas music plays.
6 must-visit wonders of the Amalfi coast

6 must-visit wonders of the Amalfi coast

Thanks to its panoramic views, picturesque landscapes, unspoiled nature and ancient palaces and gardens, the Amalfi coast ranks at the top of the most popular destinations in Italy by both Italian and international tourists.
Luxury car rental Barcelona

Where to rent luxury cars in Barcelona

For those who love a bit of class and luxury, what's more luxurious than driving a supercar down around Catalonia? From Ferraris to Maseratis, for hours or days, there's plenty available.
Travel to Spain just got easier - the latest on the SpTH Health Check Form

Travel to Spain just got easier - the latest on the SpTH Health Check Form

There's good news for travellers to Spain! From today, the SpTH Health Check Form is no longer needed to enter Spain for all passengers, regardless of their country of departure, who have an EU Digital COVID Certificate.
Short stay: The Bristol Hotel, Bristol, UK

Short stay: The Bristol Hotel, Bristol, UK

In prime position on the waterfront, The Bristol Hotel makes a bold eponymous claim to be the place to stay in Bristol. First opening in the 1960s, the Royal Institute of British architects now recognise the hotel as a prime example of the Modern Architecture movement.
Celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in Jersey

Celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in Jersey

Jersey is the crown jewel in the English Channel and the sunniest spot in the British Isles, so where better to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee this June bank holiday weekend? June in Jersey is all about feeling the sand between your toes and embracing Jersey's curiously Brit…(ish) culture.
Top 13 design wineries in Tuscany: A fusion of art and taste

Top 13 design wineries in Tuscany: A fusion of art and taste

In Tuscany, the wine route is also an architectural trail thanks to the contribution of starchitects who have signed countless projects since the 90s, creating a real phenomenon. Stunning buildings, perfectly integrated with the surrounding landscape, designed and built with state-of-the-art technologies. These are real wine temples that have opened their doors to visits and
Sailing the Cyclades

Sailing the Cyclades

The beauty of chartering a yacht in Greece is the liberty to island-hop wherever the mood takes you. In the Cyclades, warm, calm waters and ribbons of sandy beaches are a big draw, alongside the cool coastal vibe found in the relaxed towns. This group of islands scattered across the central Aegean Sea is within
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Michelin star restaurants in the Lake District

Did you know that Cumbria now has the highest number of Michelin starred restaurants outside London and Berkshire? And while much of the news following the release of Michelin’s prestigious guide for 2022 has focused on L’Enclume in Cartmel – and rightly so having been awarded three Michelin stars – the county now boasts eight
Top 5 afternoon teas in Scotland

Top 5 afternoon teas in Scotland

Top of the list of truly outstanding experiences in Scotland has to be a traditional afternoon tea. Taken in a bright drawing room or on a sunny outdoor terrace, it should include an entirely home-made selection of delicious finger sandwiches, delicate pastries, soft scones and sumptuous cakes. Additional highlights like views over elegant hotel grounds,
Short stay: Birkdale House, Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District, UK

Short stay: Birkdale House, Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District, UK

Birkdale House is a large Victorian house set on the 470-acre Matson Ground Estate close to Bowness-on-Windermere in the southern part of the Lake District National Park. Home to a number of holiday cottages, this is very much the estate’s ‘flagship’ luxury property – as you will soon see – which opened in 2020 and
Top 15 things to pack for Iceland: An evergreen list

Top 15 things to pack for Iceland: An evergreen list

Aside from, when is the best time to visit Iceland, the biggest follow-up question I tend to get is: What should I pack when coming to Iceland? Well firstly, you would assume (rightly and wrongly) that travelling to Iceland in winter is going to require a very different suitcase than if you are travelling in