Category: Western Europe

10 perfect Palma rooftops

10 perfect Palma rooftops

Just a short hop Palma couldn’t be more accessible for a break from most European cities and is also increasing in popularity with American visitors since the recent award winning showing of BBC’s The Night Manager and now the The Mallorca Files being aired on US TV. The city is compact and easy to negotiate […]

6 wild destinations to counter cabin fever

6 wild destinations to counter cabin fever

What better antidote for being cooped up inside – or indeed the drudgery, din and dusty air of the city – than the great outdoors? Nature affords us the perfect contrast to crowded urban living. In small doses, such as a few stolen moments in a back garden brimming with flowers, it’s a blessed (if […]

Top 5 country house hotels in Scotland

Top 5 country house hotels in Scotland

In these post-Covid times everyone is looking for wide open spaces where people can move around freely. Social distancing means physical distancing at least for those who are not family members, relatives or close friends. For many nature, countryside and outdoor activities will be on top of the list in the weeks and months to […]

Finding our mojo in The Great Outdoors

Finding our mojo in The Great Outdoors

Slowly, ever so slowly, the world is waking up from a year of lockdown. Our strange hiatus in our homes has left us with two overriding emotions. First, we feel penned in and cannot wait to get out into the world again. Second, there is a hint of hesitancy, even fear maybe, of going to […]

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7 great places to discover in Lincolnshire

The rich, lush, varied countryside of Lincolnshire is often overlooked when we think about holidays in England, but this ancient and diverse landscape is making a comeback with those who love the quiet and serenity of the outdoors and discovering magnificent English countryside like no other. Sitting above the royal county of Norfolk, Lincolnshire is […]

Discover 5 wonderlands of Switzerland

Discover 5 wonderlands of Switzerland

Whether you are visiting Switzerland for the first time or not, you will always want to return to this wonderland to discover the hidden gems of this vibrant country. Switzerland is a vivid juxtaposition between fairy-like nature, impressive rail technology, towering mountain peaks, and historical cities that boast ancient museums, medieval and modern architecture. Explore […]

Bucket-list dolphin spotting across the Great British Isles

Bucket-list dolphin spotting across the Great British Isles

Whilst swimming with dolphins usually conjures visions of Caribbean waters, opulent, far-flung resorts and price tags to match, those opting to staycation this year may be pleasantly surprised to know that there is a wealth of magical wildlife that inhabits the Great British coastlines, year-round. From the wild shores of the Scottish islands to the […]

Top 5 recommendations for the Nordics

Top 5 recommendations for the Nordics

For the ones that are not sure which countries “The Nordics” actually means, do not worry there has been much debate about it. Most commonly recognized as the Nordics are the five countries of Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Iceland. There are many reasons for travel depending on an individual’s own interest and desires of […]

The most exclusive neighbourhoods in Barcelona

The most exclusive neighbourhoods in Barcelona

Known as a cosmopolitan city with a rich cultural heritage, Barcelona is a city that attracts people from all over the world to come and live. The cultural diversity stems from the many foreigners that move to the city, whether as students or professionals, looking to experience life in Barcelona. Thanks to its world-famous landmarks, […]

Top 5 ski resorts for Michelin-starred restaurants

Top 5 ski resorts for Michelin-starred restaurants

Like a moth to a flame, restauranteurs are inclined to go where the money is. It makes sound business sense. There’s no point opening a swish establishment and employing a top rated chef if the clientele isn’t there to support the venture. It’s no surprise then that most of the Michelin starred restaurants happened to […]

The Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon & Diamond Beach

The Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon & Diamond Beach

Similar to last month’s post, I want to hand out another love letter to one place in particular in Iceland that never fails to impress – the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. And by extension, the Diamond Beach. This is a location in the south east of Iceland that changes every time I see it. I don’t […]

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Mallorca’s 9 Michelin stars

Over the last two decades Mallorca has accomplished a culinary transformation. A complete overhaul from the tourist fare of old to one of the world’s most appetising destinations and not just for its World Heritage landscapes, pristine beaches, local culture and world class luxury hotels but also for it’s outstanding food scene. A wave has […]

Pontneddfechan Little Canyon for Wild Swimming in Brecon, Wales

5 places to go wild swimming in Wales

Wild swimming is a release, the likes of which are unrivalled. Such is the nature of wild swimming, it can be done in many different places, be it sea, lake, river or ocean. Wild swimming offers you a unique experience, to feel more alive and to give you time and space in a natural environment […]

Elba Estepona Hotel Costa del Sol

Our favourite luxury hotel rooms in the Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol on the south coast of mainland Spain, has always been a favourite destination for the sun-seeker. There are wonderful sandy beaches, and a wide variety of resorts to choose from. From the relaxing atmosphere of the smaller villages such as pretty Frigliana, to the exclusive resorts of Puerto Banus and Marbella, […]

How to spend 48 inspiring hours in the Yorkshire Dales’ Swale Valley

How to spend 48 inspiring hours in the Yorkshire Dales’ Swale Valley

Whilst some may overlook the ‘mini-break’ as lacking the appeal of a traditional week-long stay, sometimes nothing feels more indulgent than spontaneously packing your bags and heading off for a ‘long-weekend’ somewhere wonderful. With the staycation trend set to mould travel plans across Great Britain throughout 2021, why not take advantage of the beauty ‘on […]

A definitive guide to Florence’s best-kept secrets 

A definitive guide to Florence’s best-kept secrets 

Nestled in the gently rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, Florence exudes a unique elegance and offers endless possibilities for those who love art, history, wine, food, and artisan traditions. In essence, Florence has it all! Considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence has an artistic heritage that is difficult to beat, bursting with artworks […]