Category: Western Europe

5 photos to get you excited for Spring in the UK

5 photos to get you excited for Spring in the UK

Spring is almost here, and we couldn’t be more excited for lighter evenings, the promise of warmth on our skin and memorable days spent exploring. It may just be our favourite time of year! We’ve put together a list of five photos to get you in the spirit for Spring in the UK… Animals Spring […]

Yacht charter in the Lofoten Islands

Yacht charter in the Lofoten Islands

Atmospheric and spectacular, the Lofoten Islands in Norway are interconnected by winding roads and jaw-dropping fjords on the Norwegian Sea. Renowned for the welcoming locals and traditional fishing villages that dot the landscape in shades of red and yellow, this is a magical destination for a yacht charter amongst some incredible scenery. During summer, experience […]

Iceland: the world's most peaceful country 

Iceland: the world’s most peaceful country 

Iceland remains the most peaceful country in the world, a position it has held since 2008 – Global Peace Index According to the Global Peace Index, Iceland is the most peaceful country in the world… 12 years running. Followed by New Zealand, Austria, Portugal and Denmark. Other countries like Bhutan have risen impressively over the […]

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 […]

Short stay: Kilkea Castle Estate & Golf Club, Kildare, Ireland

Short stay: Kilkea Castle Estate & Golf Club, Kildare, Ireland

Located just an hour’s drive from Dublin, Kilkea Castle is the oldest inhabited castle in Ireland. Originally built in 1180 by Hugh de Lacy, the Earl of Ulster and chief governor of Ireland, for Sir Walter de Riddlesford, a Norman knight, the castle was the seat of the Fitzgeralds, the Earls of Kildare, for almost […]

7 days to fall in love with Auvergne - secret France for soul searchers

7 days to fall in love with Auvergne – secret France for soul searchers

Who has not visited and loved at least part of the home-country of Victor Hugo? You may have travelled Paris or driven through the blue lavender fields of Provence… maybe got excited opening the doors of the Loire Chateaux while (re)discovering the historic time of the great Kings. You may also have descended the slopes […]

Top 10 island getaways

Top 10 island getaways

In today’s fast paced world, our lives are super busy with constant ties to technology that always leave us feeling ‘on”. I remember back to a time between graduating from university and starting out in the work world when there was a feeling of being able just to go and explore, without boundaries. In recent […]

Short stay: Highbullen Hotel, North Devon, UK

Short stay: Highbullen Hotel, North Devon, UK

Highbullen Hotel sits high on a ridge in North Devon with views across 127 acres of beautiful country towards Exmoor. Built in Victorian Gothic style in 1879, the interior of the house with its tiled floors, elegant carved staircase and grandiose fireplaces plays tribute to the skills of the late-Victorian Arts and Craft movement. The […]

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Barcelona culture: history of Sant Jordi

On Thursday 23rd April 2020, the city of Barcelona and the Autonomous Community of Catalonia will celebrate Sant Jordi. Otherwise known as Saint George, the Patron Saint of Catalonia has represented Barcelona and the surrounding area for hundreds of years. This dates back to when Catalonia was under the crown of Aragon, this unity led […]

ITB Berlin 2020 cancelled, but A Luxury Travel Blog appointments still go on!

ITB Berlin 2020 cancelled, but A Luxury Travel Blog appointments still go on!

Every year, for the past 54 years, ITB Berlin (Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin) – a major event in the travel industry calendar – takes place at exhibition grounds in the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district of Berlin, at a venue called Messe Berlin. The event has grown to be the biggest travel fair in the world, with around 10,000 […]

5 must-see monuments and 5 luxury hotels to stay in

5 must-see monuments and 5 luxury hotels to stay in

In the ancient world, the Greeks had made a list of seven places any sight-seeing tourists in the Hellenic world should make the effort to see. Since the days of the Greeks and the Romans, the only monument in this list that still stands is the Great Pyramid at Giza. Our world offers more unique […]

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Budget friendly but brilliant staycations

Reducing our carbon footprint and impact on the environment has never been more important. Aviation alone accounts for at least 2% of global carbon emissions. Although ruling out flying altogether may be inconceivable, you can reduce your air miles and carbon footprint in 2020 by opting for a luxury staycation. Not only can staycation by […]

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 museums you might not know in Athens

5 museums you might not know in Athens

Every traveler who visits Athens usually has one main goal: to see the Acropolis. Climbing up this Athenian hill to view the majestic Parthenon in person is almost every visitor’s first stop, followed by a trip to the splendid Acropolis Museum. While the sprawling Acropolis Museum shares deep insights into the history and daily life […]

April to September in Provence

April to September in Provence

The mere mention of Provence conjures idyllic images of lavender fields bathed in evocative inspiring light. Whether you imagine the enchanting countryside clasping precarious hillside villages, or consider the cooler climes of medieval caves, Provence will not fail to delight. Here we offer ideas on things to do and places to visit in Provence from […]

Luxury skiing in Switzerland - 5 reasons to visit (and invest in!) Saas Fee

Luxury skiing in Switzerland – 5 reasons to visit (and invest in!) Saas Fee

If you have a serious passion for skiing, you may decide the odd holiday is not enough to quell your adrenaline urge.  Investing in any property is a huge emotional and often financial upheaval, however the returns can be tempting and if you’re happy to let your property it can in some cases even pay […]