Category: Western Europe

London's 5 best afternoon teas

London’s 5 best afternoon teas

Afternoon tea is a British institution. It is the perfect opportunity for a friendly catch up, a family outing or a pit stop between shopping and theatre. Here is our selection of London’s best offerings – from edible art pieces, to bottomless “gin teas” – perfect for those who want to experience tradition with a […]

7 luxury destinations best reached by private jet

7 luxury destinations best reached by private jet

More and more people are being attracted to the idea of flying by private jet and all of the unique benefits it brings. It’s perfect if you’re someone who dislikes the massive queues and constant delays at major airports, enjoys having more time to spend in your favoured location or just wants to arrive in […]

Swimming Pool at Marco Polo chalet

Top 5 European ski chalets with private pools

They say love and marriage goes together like a horse and carriage; by the same token so do the mountains along with luxurious accommodation. A hotel is fine for many but there’s something extra special about being spoiled rotten in your home from home. Luxury chalets have certainly come a long way in terms of […]

3 of the world's best luxury treehouse hotels

3 of the world’s best luxury treehouse hotels

Remember the sheer joy of hiding out in a treehouse as a child, surrounded by leafy branches and sky? You can share that wonderful feeling with your significant other or your family, yet with the convenience of creature comforts and even a jacuzzi or pool, at these luxury hotels with treehouses. Since these are unique […]

Blue Ice - Palmer Johnson yacht in St Tropez

A weekend on a superyacht in St Tropez

Sunshine, superyachts, and Saint Tropez: can there be a more wonderful combination? But for many, the dream of a Saint Tropez yacht charter hovers just out of reach. Until now. We know that not everyone has the time or funds for a leisurely week-long superyacht charter along the French Riviera. But that certainly doesn’t mean […]

Special feature: Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel, Elounda, Crete

Special feature: Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel, Elounda, Crete

I have visited both the islands of Greece and the mainland on many occasions over the years, but this latest trip was in fact my first time on Crete, the largest of the Greek islands. I was also delighted to be travelling with my family (my wife, my son aged 9 and my daughter aged […]

Top 5 destinations for the wine connoisseur

Top 5 destinations for the wine connoisseur

After the excesses of Christmas, it’s usually time to hide away the chocolates, refrain from that double helping of Beef Wellington and avert your eyes when a glass of wine is offered. It’s all too tempting…but I like the idea of spending this time thinking where we can retox! As you get over your ‘dry’ January […]

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6 luxury villas and chalets in France for the ultimate private getaway

Whether you’re seeking the ultimate private getaway or you wish to combine an exciting event with the utmost luxury, these exceptionally luxurious chalets and villas from One Authentic Properties in France are truly exquisite. Located in Paris, Côte d’Azur and Courchevel 1850, these exclusive, stunning properties and their staff have welcomed guests such as Naomi […]

Norway - Fisherman's Hut

A journey of 10,000 miles begins with a single step

Breathtaking photography of exotic, authentic places captures our imaginations. Beautifully crafted editorial pulls us into a fellow-traveller’s journey, almost as if we had arrived and experienced the magic for ourselves. We are inspired by talented travel writers, bloggers and photographers. Each of us have desires to experience the beauty of this world, ideally as deeply […]

5 Things to Do in Cordoba, Spain

5 Things to Do in Cordoba, Spain

For those looking to plan a city break holiday to Spain, Cordoba comes highly recommended. Situated in an idyllic riverfront location in the popular Andalusian region of Spain, Cordoba is decidedly picturesque and unassuming. Once the Spanish capital of a mighty Islamic caliphate, Cordoba today seamlessly blends its past lives to create a city in […]

6 Sicilian villas to fall in love with

6 Sicilian villas to fall in love with

Unique, diverse and unforgettable, Sicily is a great holiday destination for many different reasons. Rich in history and culture, gifted with nature beauty, and always entertaining, the island is a land full of colors, sounds and scents. No matter what you are looking for: Sicily has a lot to offer to everyone, whether you are […]

4 London apartments for your every need

4 London apartments for your every need

Knowing where to stay in London can be rather daunting for the infrequent or first-time visitor. In order to help with your deliberations, we spoke to the team at London Connection to get some top tips about some of the best places to stay, depending on your particular needs. Whether you’re in the capital for a […]

Celebrate Spring in Andalusia

Celebrate Spring in Andalusia

Winter never seems to linger long in Andalusia. With more than 300 days of sunshine each year, Andalusia claims the sunniest spot in Europe and it often feels like Spring is the longest season of all. The warm weather contributes to the virtually endless string of festivals throughout the year, which always kicks off with […]

Genoa

Top 7 ways to experience the true heart of Genoa, Italy

Located in Italy’s northwest corner, the small city of Genoa is a fantastic under-the-radar destination. Italy Beyond the Obvious travelers frequently tell us after a visit that Genoa is an undiscovered gem! Below, our seven top recommendations for the visitor who wants to connect with local culture. Explore the small streets and beautiful squares of […]

5 great reasons to visit Provence in the Spring

5 great reasons to visit Provence in the Spring

Spring in Provence is all about ‘waking up’, there is the sensation of new life and new light, this spectacular swathe of France is shaking off the sleepy hibernation of winter and enjoying the delights of warmer weather, sunshine for longer and the welcome blossoming of wild flowers and fruit trees. The villages are becoming […]

Barcelona's hidden gem: Carrer d'Avinyó

Barcelona’s hidden gem: Carrer d’Avinyó

Tired of the tourist packed streets, shops, and restaurants? Looking for a more authentic, local experience? Take a stroll through the winding streets of the Gothic Quarter, but be sure to keep your eye out for Carrer d’Avinyó, a hidden gem among the popular souvenir shops and paella restaurants. Whether you’re looking for or happen […]