Category: Western Europe

Short stay: The Roseate Reading, Berkshire, UK

Short stay: The Roseate Reading, Berkshire, UK

It has been some journey. Shire Hall for the County of Berkshire, completed in 1911, has become Reading’s only five star hotel, recently described as “the UK’s sexiest townhouse”. Boldly built in Queen Anne symmetrical style, facing onto Forbury Gardens and its bandstand, with a central three bay portico framed by Doric order columns, today […]

Top 5 golf hotels in Scotland

Top 5 golf hotels in Scotland

With the arrival of spring, it is time to go outdoors, enjoy nature and do it responsibly, leaving no trace behind! Paths are there to be explored on leisurely walks, long-distance trails want to be hiked and discovered. Cycling routes can be enjoyed, maybe while pedalling along on a new bicycle or even with the […]

The best kept secrets of Zürich, Switzerland

The best kept secrets of Zürich, Switzerland

Zürich, the biggest city in Switzerland, offers a plethora of jaw-dropping attractions and things to experience. If you’re looking to go beyond the well-known Zürich attractions, then follow the recommendations below and add these fantastic secret wonders to your Zürich bucket list. Open air baths With its incredible lakes and the beautiful river Limmat, Zürich […]

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Living legends: Europe’s top 10 palaces

Ancient architecture, lush gardens, and timeless legends: Europe’s stunningly-preserved palaces have the power to transport you back to times of opulence, intrigue and adventure – from Germany’s famed fairytale castle to a lustrous Roman palace in Croatia and a storied aristocratic mansion beside Corfu’s sparkling sea. Explore a diverse array of vibrant cultures and fascinating […]

PCR tests and flying from the UK: what you need to know

PCR tests and flying from the UK: what you need to know

Now that the UK has begun to ease travel restrictions, you could be forgiven for being confused by the current COVID-19 PCR testing requirements for UK citizens looking to travel overseas this year. We caught up with the experts at Project Screen, a Prenetics-owned company and UK government-approved test provider, that offers private PCR testing, […]

The 5 best luxury hotels in Scotland

The 5 best luxury hotels in Scotland

Scotland is one of the four countries that comprise the United Kingdom and the most northerly of the Union. It is a land famous for its beautiful highlands, castles, rivers, and lochs. Moreover, this is the ancestral home of golf with splendid courses as famous as Scottish whisky that was first distilled here in the […]

5 hidden gems for an in-depth European getaway

5 hidden gems for an in-depth European getaway

To truly get to know a place, you need to spend quality time with it, getting away from the crowds and immersing yourself in the local surroundings. It’s often when we venture beyond a destination’s ‘greatest hits’ to discover our own hidden gems, that we make our most treasured memories. Here we explore five exclusive […]

Ibiza - beyond the crowds

Ibiza – beyond the crowds

The opportunity to experience authentic Ibiza is something that relatively few take the time to do. A yacht charter discovering this island’s hidden treasures is the ultimate way to travel whilst affording a chance to create unique and unforgettable memories. Explore isolated coves, spot wild orchids in almond groves and stroll through whitewashed hamlets exuding […]

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Where can Americans travel this Summer?

Are you traveling yet? Have you been vaccinated? This Summer is looking set to be a much-needed boon for destinations reliant on tourism. Our hearts ache for what is happening in India, but fortunately, there are other parts of the world where you can travel to safely. You can travel to the following countries without […]

Gastronomic news from around Spain

Gastronomic news from around Spain

Like many countries throughout Europe, Spain is eager to welcome foodies from around the world back for a post-COVID culinary extravaganza. As Spain braces itself for an influx of visitors, here are just some of the gastronomic stories that has been happening behind-the-scenes since the pandemic struck. New digital map to explore slow food of […]

Getting out and about in England during National Walking Month

Getting out and about in England during National Walking Month

The month of May has been declared as National Walking Month in Britain and, to mark the occasion, Visit England has rounded up some walking holidays, day-trip ideas and themed walking tours from across the country to get you inspired for your next walking adventure. Read on to learn more but remember to always check […]

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8 top tips for first-time visitors to the Algarve

The Algarve in southern Portugal is a favourite summer holiday destination for Brits and the Irish. Many head there for its fabulous beaches and legendary golf courses. With so much more to explore, Algarve Tourism has compiled a list of ‘must do’ experiences for first timers visiting the region. It offers a mixture of favourite […]

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8 most charming villages in Switzerland

Switzerland is a land of awe-inspiring scenery and epic natural elegance. Home to some of the most attractive villages and towns in Europe, Swiss towns are the very definition of picture-perfect. It is a true bucket-list destination, from snow-capped mountains and pristine lakes to fairytale castles and flower meadows. Here are the eight most charming […]

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11 amazing things to do in Devon

Flanked by striking, rugged shorelines to the north and south and dotted with hills, vales, and moors, Devon is one of the UK’s most popular holiday counties with a rich and ancient past. This vast and versatile landscape has been occupied by humans for around 30,000 years, but its Areas of Outstanding Natural beauty is […]

The best 5 luxury resorts in the Algarve

The best 5 luxury resorts in the Algarve

The Algarve is an area on the southernmost tip of Portugal, blessed with a warm and sunny climate, fine white sandy beaches, and glorious scenery. A redeveloped area, the Algarve retains the charm of quaint fishing villages. It also boasts a coastline lined with fine restaurants, bars, and villas. The Algarve is famous for its […]

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5 of Ceredigion’s must-visit gems

Wales is famous amongst avid travellers and adventure-seeking families for a multitude of reasons, from the breathtaking coastline along with Pembrokeshire, the rolling hills in the Brecon Beacons to the rocky mountains of Snowdonia National Park that attracts thousands to hike up its rough terrain for the opportunity to look out over unspoiled landscapes. However, […]