Category: Western Europe

How Thessaloniki will steal your heart

How Thessaloniki will steal your heart

Thessaloniki is a city unlike no other, with welcoming, hospitable residents and a unique charm, as it is a crossroad of civilizations where cultures and religions are blended in the most harmonious manner. It is the second largest city in Greece and known as “The Bride of the North”, embracing its long history and bringing an […]

Travel video of the week: The world's shortest commercial flight (just 80 seconds!)

Travel video of the week: The world’s shortest commercial flight (just 80 seconds!)

Got a tight 80 seconds to spare? It’s all the time you need to fly commercial across the Orkney Islands. The word’s shortest nonstop flight is a tiny hop between the islands of Westray and Papa Westray in the United Kingdom, a mere 1.7 miles (2.7 km) apart. For the past 50 years, Scottish airline […]

7 adventures to go on in Puglia

7 adventures to go on in Puglia

Puglia is such a wonderful region of Italy; far enough off the beaten track for it to feel like a real Italian adventure, but yet established enough for it to cater wonderfully for the tourists who do make it there. Located in the south of Italy, you’ll find beautiful weather for most of the year […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

5 of the world's most luxurious ski chalets

5 of the world’s most luxurious ski chalets

When it comes to luxury group ski holidays, you can’t beat an Alpine chalet. You have all the privacy and freedom you desire, coupled with the attentiveness of a private staff. However, not all chalets are created equal. The following five go above and beyond to create extraordinary and unique experiences. Chalet Bighorn, Revelstoke, Canada […]

Casa Vienes Barcelona

Where to listen to jazz in Barcelona

There is no doubt that Barcelona is one of Europe’s best cosmopolitan cities in terms of providing an endless plethora of evening entertainment, and the city’s live music scene is something it can most definitely boast about. In particular, Jazz music. Jazz music in Spain dates back to the 1920s when the country first became […]

5 of the world's best destinations for a digital detox

5 of the world’s best destinations for a digital detox

Having mini computers in our pockets is one of the amazing things about the age in which we live. Information about anything is literally at our fingertips, and it’s never been easier to connect with friends and family. Not to mention, you can plan your travel adventures from wherever you are! But in this fast-paced […]

Travel video of the week: Vienna from an eagle eye's view

Travel video of the week: Vienna from an eagle eye’s view

Watch the spectacular 360-degree video of Vienna from the perspective of an eagle, a product of Red Bull Media House for the Vienna Tourist Board. A world premiere – equipped with a 360-degree camera, the eagles flew over Vienna to capture impressive moving images of the city. Vienna’s beauty can only be seen to its […]

Short stay: Another Place, Ullswater, Lake District, UK

Short stay: Another Place, Ullswater, Lake District, UK

Formerly the Rampsbeck Hotel, Another Place is a 40-bedroom luxury hotel occupying a sublime position on Ullswater, the English Lake District’s second largest lake, and set in 18 acres of grounds that extend all the way to the lake shore. This is a secluded spot where you can enjoy the fresh air whilst keeping watching […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

Top 5 Greek off-the-grid wedding destinations

Top 5 Greek off-the-grid wedding destinations

Greece is among the world’s best wedding destinations offering the perfect setting for romantic sunsets, pure blue seas and amazing golden sandy beaches. The scenery and the landscape offer the ideal environment to say, “I do”, while the picturesque crimson sunsets and the white cubic houses with narrow alleys, offer a variety of choices. With […]

A Jewish heritage tour of Andalusia

A Jewish heritage tour of Andalusia

As a bridge between Europe and Africa, Andalusia has a rich and diverse history, though the cultures and religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam have undeniably left the most important and lasting marks. They coexisted in relative harmony, and even supported one another in various ways for centuries; however, following the gradual and brutal Christian […]

Le Marche: top 10 reasons to visit Italy's hidden gem

Le Marche: top 10 reasons to visit Italy’s hidden gem

Le Marche is actually one of the smallest regions in Italy and, arguably, one of the least well known. However, there is no doubting that it really is the hidden gem of this beautiful country with a size that is deceptive given the incredible wealth of sights to see and attractions to visit. No matter […]

Enjoying the luxury of the unknown, with travel and adventure at the core

Enjoying the luxury of the unknown, with travel and adventure at the core

Remember our past articles (here and here) about Competitours, the company that redefines your notion of luxury travel with the focus not on well-known creature comforts but instead on the intriguing idea of the luxury of the unknown? Competitours is a 7 day/10 team travel competition that is best described as ‘The Amazing Race for […]

10 things to see and do during the Winter in Provence!

10 things to see and do during the Winter in Provence!

The south of France can be a truly wonderful destination to enjoy during the winter. Although Provence is more typically associated with the summer months, those in the know make a point of ensuring they take a trip or two during the Autumn and Winter. With the crowds largely gone, you’ll be able to enjoy […]

Top 5 luxury villas in Mallorca

Top 5 luxury villas in Mallorca

After nearly a decade of scouring the Alps for ultra luxurious ski chalets I thought I’d seen it all in terms of architectural ambition and flair. I’ve been wowed by some truly amazing interiors, smitten by furnishing and art works, fascinated by the invention of the designers in terms of finishes and treatments and materials. […]