Category: Western Europe

Austrian mountains’ Summer paradise: cut price luxury and adrenaline adventures

Austrian mountains’ Summer paradise: cut price luxury and adrenaline adventures

Ultimate luxury at bargain prices. Temperatures breaking 30 Centigrade. Dare-devil thrills for adrenaline junkies. Hundreds of miles of biking and hiking trails. So, why do the herds head for the Med in summer? No queues at the ski-lifts, no jostling crowds at the bar, no battling for restaurant tables with a view. Civilised airports, lower […]

Our favourite towns in Puglia

Our favourite towns in Puglia

Puglia has become THE place to visit in Italy in 2018. But it remains relatively undiscovered and visitors aren’t familiar with the region’s towns and cities. And yet many of them feature in the country’s list of ‘Borghi i piu belli d’Italia’ – Italy’s guide to it’s most beautiful villages. So where would we recommend […]

Top 7 Winter sun destinations for 2018

Top 7 Winter sun destinations for 2018

Swap the cold, wintry nights for sun-kissed coves and a spot of sightseeing in the sunshine with these seven Winter sun destinations. Explore the underwater worlds below in the Maldives, capture breathtaking viewpoints in Southeast Asia and discover a rich cultural heritage in Malta. The Maldives Picture a coastal paradise of turquoise water and deserted […]

Stranded in Paradise

Stranded in Paradise

It was late November and I was starting to get a little anxious about the lack of snow in the Alps. My livelihood depends on the white stuff, no snow, clients don’t show, simples! I shouldn’t have worried. Since mid December the Alps have experienced record breaking levels of snow fall. So much so that […]

Top 5 yacht charter honeymoon destinations

Top 5 yacht charter honeymoon destinations

For those looking for an unrivaled honeymoon experience, a yacht charter offers it all. With a dedicated Captain, crew and chef, all of your requirements will be catered for down to the most intricate of details and you can enjoy cruising in some of the world’s most stunning locations. Whether you are looking to dine […]

5 things to do in Italy in the Winter

5 things to do in Italy in the Winter

It’s all too easy to fall into the trap of thinking winter in Italy equals skiing — after all, there are more than 300 ski areas to choose from. But look beyond the Alps and you’ll discover a plethora of activities away from the slopes; head further south and you’ll find a mild climate and […]

8 of the best towns to visit on the French Riviera (and the things to do there)

8 of the best towns to visit on the French Riviera (and the things to do there)

The French Riviera is a blissful place where palm trees sway in the warm breeze and the sea is more blue than you’ve ever seen; where you can still spot the influence of European royalty from long ago; and where A-listers have called “home” for years. Set in the south-east of France, the French Riviera […]

The games suite at Grand Kameha

24 hours of luxury in Zurich

Zurich, Switzerland is consistently rated as a city with one of the highest qualities of living in the world. It’s no wonder, then, that it has become a popular destination for luxury breaks, with quaint architecture, abundant shopping and picturesque natural scenery. Here’s our guide for what do for 24 hours of luxury in Zurich. […]

Andalusian insights: Nerja

Andalusian insights: Nerja

Andalusian capitals such as Seville, Granada, Cadiz, Cordoba and Malaga all have a certain mystique about them, well known and well loved. But one of the most endearing things about Andalusia, inspiring that wonderful sense of wanderlust in adventurous travelers, is the proliferation of lesser known towns and villages across the region. The buzzy little […]

Top 5 luxury resorts for a romantic honeymoon in Switzerland

Top 5 luxury resorts for a romantic honeymoon in Switzerland

While tropical locales have long been the conventional honeymoon choice for newlyweds looking to celebrate, there’s something to be said about eschewing tradition and jet-setting to a mountainous terrain instead. A backdrop of snow-capped peaks and ski lifts offers the ideal place to snuggle up and begin a new life together. Arguably nowhere is this […]

Scenic train journeys in the Lake District

Scenic train journeys in the Lake District

There are several scenic train journeys that take you an alternative tour of the Lake District. Pass through England’s highest mountain range and some of the oldest landscapes in Britain aboard a miniature narrow-gauge Steam Train. Wind your way between Ye Olde hamlets, where white-washed cottages with pretty gardens are clustered around merry traditional pubs. […]

Aix en Provence

A Valentine’s mini break in Provence

Another year, another Valentine’s Day! So, if you want to do something really special for the one you love, consider a weekend in Provence, one of the most beautiful regions in that most romantic of countries, France. Provence is not just for Summer. In fact, February, a month offering daily temperatures of around 13-15 degrees […]

St Malo: rock around the rocks

St Malo: rock around the rocks

St Malo is France in an oyster-shell. A Francophile’s dream – art galleries, beaches, café society, casino, crepes, haute couture, macaroons, patisserie, shellfish and wine.  Stylish Bretons treat it as a Parisian cat-walk in front of a dramatic Gothic backdrop. French gastronomy with an invigorating sea breeze.  St Malo is the very essence of France. […]

Dance opportunities in Vienna: Ball at Hofburg Palace

Top classical and retro dance places in Vienna

With carnival in full swing Vienna is all singing all dancing. While Austria’s capital is famous for its elegant winter balls, classical and retro dance events take place throughout the year. Here are the top five opportunities for ballroom and modern dancers in Wien: Classical balls Since the Congress of Vienna in 1815 elegant ballroom […]

Top 10 activities to enjoy with children in Florence

Top 10 activities to enjoy with children in Florence

Florence is an absolutely stunning city. However, it’s not always apparent how family friendly it can be. Take a look at our top 10 list of things to do in Florence with children to ensure that all members of the family can equally enjoy their city break! Museo dei Ragazzi (Children’s Museum) This is a […]

Start 2018 in style and win 2,018 CHF towards a dream holiday in Geneva!

Start 2018 in style and win 2,018 CHF towards a dream holiday in Geneva!

Banish the January blues with the help of Geneva Tourism! Europe’s leading city break destination is kicking off 2018 in style, and has unveiled a competition to win a 2,018 CHF voucher to spend on a once in a lifetime Geneva break next year. The voucher can be used towards anything in the city; from […]