Category: Western Europe

An active family holiday in Scotland: Day 3

An active family holiday in Scotland: Day 3

In the morning, we let the dog stretch his legs and took him for a short stroll just out of the campsite. Turning left out of the site, we by chance stumbled upon the Glentrool Kindness Path where the local villagers had taken it upon themselves to decoarate stones along a 200m or so stretch […]

Once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences from around the world

Once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences from around the world

Red, Amber, Green. The travel traffic light system is now firmly etched into the minds of would-be travellers. Whilst the confusion continues, tour operator Trafalgar has issued The Gold List – a curation of worldly travel experiences that you never knew existed. USA: Meet a member of Johnny Cash’s family during New Orleans Jazz Festival […]

An active family holiday in Scotland: Day 2

An active family holiday in Scotland: Day 2

After a good night’s sleep, we took the opportunity to go for a quick dip in the sea (brrr!!) whilst the boys went paddleboarding. Once the initial shock had passed, it was actually surprisingly pleasant. In recent years the water quality hadn’t been rated so highly in parts of southern Scotland but, thanks to efforts […]

An active family holiday in Scotland: Day 1

An active family holiday in Scotland: Day 1

With the pandemic still dragging on, our Summer holiday plans were never looking likely to go beyond our own shores. Not that we minded at all – we actually love exploring the UK! And having upgraded our modest campervan to a slightly more spacious (but equally modest) motorhome the previous year, it made sense to […]

UNESCO World Heritage Site hosts over 1,000 supercars and hypercars

UNESCO World Heritage Site hosts over 1,000 supercars and hypercars

Blenheim Palace will throw open its gates this week to give car enthusiasts a rare chance to marvel at more than 1,000 super and hypercars. And Sunday promises fun for all the family when the lawns of the UNESCO World Heritage Site play host to an astonishing collection of vehicles for Salon Privé Classic & […]

Top 10 things to do in the Canary Islands this Autumn

Top 10 things to do in the Canary Islands this Autumn

The Canary Islands are known for being the sunshine centre of Europe, offering mild temperatures of 22 degrees centigrade, nine to ten hours of daily sunshine and a variety of stunning natural attractions. If you are planning a trip to the Canary Islands, take a look at the target destinations and top 10 recommended things […]

Davos Mountains

The 5 best ski resorts in Switzerland

Switzerland is an Alpine nation prized for its incredible scenery, majestic powdery slopes, and best ski resorts where you can encounter glorious snow and wintery charm. The Swiss Alps form up more than half of the nation’s region, with hundreds of ski resorts dotting the remote areas. We’ve picked only the Swiss ski resorts that […]

Top 5 culinary delights in Scotland

Top 5 culinary delights in Scotland

Good food is part and parcel of any holiday experience. Some people enjoy local produce such as herbs and ingredients which give a dish this distinctive taste different from the cuisine in one’s own home country. Others are intrigued by novel ways of food preparation and might try something new like unfamiliar side dishes or […]

Gran Hotel Son Net, Mallorca

Grand first impressions at luxury hotels in Mallorca

They say that first impressions are lasting impressions.  The drive (or walk) up to the hotel or into the main entrance gives an expectation of what guests can anticipate to experience when exploring the hotel further after checking in. Here are some of our favourite ‘first impressions’ at luxury hotels on the Spanish Balearic Island […]

The best 8 breakfasts to have in Rome

The best 8 breakfasts to have in Rome

Discovering the capital is like leafing through a history book, there is arguably more to see in Rome than in any other city in the world. Rome is also the perfect spot for indulging in delectable cuisine, enjoying café culture and people-watching. There is something satisfying all tastes in Roma, from avant-garde restaurants to unmissable […]

Top 10 countries in the world to go skinny dipping

Top 10 countries in the world to go skinny dipping

Though swimming naked is still taboo in some countries, it is perfectly acceptable in many parts of the world to bare it all and enjoy a swim without fear of judgment. But where are the best countries for skinny dipping? New research from Outforia has revealed the world’s top 10 skinny dipping countries and France […]

7 Canary Islands, 7 volcanic landscapes

7 Canary Islands, 7 volcanic landscapes

Millions of years have passed to make the Canary Islands as they are today. The seven main volcanic islands once slowly emerged from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, to later become one of the most biodiverse places in the world. Boasting imposing volcanoes, dramatic cliffs, lush forests and beautiful beaches, the volcanic origin of […]

Luxury yacht charters around the incredible Balearic Islands

Luxury yacht charters around the incredible Balearic Islands

Spain has an enviable reputation when it comes to art and architecture, and the added natural beauty of the Balearic Islands has made it attractive to celebrities, culture seekers and party-goers who want to have it all – and can- on a luxury yacht charter. Far from being limited to a couple of destinations accessible […]

The best beaches near to Barcelona

The best beaches near to Barcelona

There is no shortage of excellent beaches in and around the Catalan capital. Most visitors to Barcelona will be aware of the city beaches, such as Barceloneta, that are just a stone’s throw from the centre. While these beaches that neighbour the city are great for a last- minute decision to have a beach day, […]

5 must-visit hotels from around the world

5 must-visit hotels from around the world

We all travel for different reasons. Some are looking for those unique locations, others want to travel back in time. And then there’s those who travel for a particular hotel, just because it’s unique or iconic….or possibly even both. Below is my favourite top 5 when it comes to hotels which I like to categorise […]

7 reasons to visit Liverpool

7 reasons to visit Liverpool

Looking out across the Irish Sea and to the world beyond, Liverpool has its own take on life. In its heyday, in the early decades of the twentieth century, Liverpool was the gateway to the world. The warm and welcoming locals, the Scousers, with that unique singing accent, usually see the funny side of life. […]