Category: Western Europe

A Breath of Fresh Air

A breath of fresh air in the Balearics

With the return of travel tantalizingly close for many of us, it is very clear that fresh air and ventilation is an important factor when it comes to reducing the risk of Covid-19 transmission.  With this in mind, we understand that travellers will be seeking luxury hotels with attractive outdoor spaces to enjoy.  Hopefully, we’ve […]

Top 5 spa and wellness hotels in Scotland

Top 5 spa and wellness hotels in Scotland

In this post-Covid era most people are ready for a change of scenery after having spent so much time at home working, video conferencing, home-schooling the children, cooking, online networking and streaming. Travelling abroad or even within one’s own country has become something special. Being served again in a restaurant, beer garden, café or bar […]

The ultimate eco-friendly places you can visit during the COVID pandemic

The ultimate eco-friendly places you can visit during the COVID pandemic

Sustainability and responsible travel have become one of the most important words in the tourism industry as guests are increasingly interested in eco-friendly ways and places to stay, and as a result want to limit their footprint while travelling all across the globe. Offsetting your carbon emissions with an airline has become a norm for […]

Provence in Bloom

Provence in Bloom

While lavender blooms all over France’s southern region, two hours north of Bandol are field upon field of the iconic herb. You have until early July to visit the fields in Provence. From mid-July, you can see the harvest in the Valensole plateau. However, if you what to see the most delicate lavender in bloom […]

The 8 best beaches of Sicily

The 8 best beaches of Sicily

First of all, arm yourself with a hat and sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30! Once protected from the sun, which feels more African than Italian, you will be free to discover fine sand, wild rocks, deserted and hidden coves in the southernmost region of Italy, Sicily, the second-largest island of the country. […]

Ancient history: 5 archaeological hot spots to visit around the world

Ancient history: 5 archaeological hot spots to visit around the world

It is said that ‘the story of our present is told within the treasures of our past’ – and what a tale the following destinations have to tell. Each one is brimming with archaeological wonders that, with the aid of inspiring guides, will allow you to gain insight into lives and cultures as they were […]

5 best ways to spend spring in Spain

5 best ways to spend spring in Spain

With its rugged coastlines, soulful towns, mouthwatering cuisine, and vibrant local culture, Spain is every traveller’s paradise. Take a holiday in spring for almost guaranteed sunshine – and far fewer crowds. From Aitona’s breathtaking peach blossom trees in early March to the week-long Horse Fair in Jerez de la Frontera in May, the vibrant personality […]

The magical Ionian Islands of Greece

The magical Ionian Islands of Greece

The Ionian Islands are an idyllic destination to experience the delights of a yacht charter in Greece. A line of stepping-stones across the sea, the mix of islands trail the western coast of mainland Greece. Ribbons of sand frame the undulating shoreline backed by dense woodland on soaring hills. Blessed with deep anchorages, sheltered coves […]

Springtime in Barcelona: cultural activities

Springtime in Barcelona: cultural activities

Barcelona is the perfect place to visit all year round thanks to its warm Mediterranean climate. Springtime is particularly good to visit when the weather is pleasant and warm, but without the busyness and high temperatures of the Summer. Enjoy the warm weather with a step out into nature of one of Barcelona’s many famous […]

5 stunning Mallorcan villas with a pool

5 stunning Mallorcan villas with a pool

You may not know it but Mallorca has 262 beaches, so in theory you could book a luxury villa anywhere on the island and be within a short distance of a beach and the shimmering azure waters of the Mediterranean. But get real for a minute, why would you not want a pool with your […]

5 English hotels to visit soon

5 English hotels to visit soon

Soon England’s hotels will be opening their doors again to welcome guests desperate for a weekend break or a holiday to explore city, coast or country. Here are five stars of England’s great hotel collection: from east to west and from north to south to help you start thinking where you will head once the […]

When travel to the Austrian Alps resumes, Kitzbühel is waiting with a warm Tirolean welcome

When travel to the Austrian Alps resumes, Kitzbühel is waiting with a warm Tirolean welcome

2020 was a year we will never forget, and for many that also meant no holiday at all. Strict travel restrictions are still in place across much of Europe, but as vaccine programmes roll out, we can look ahead to better times, and that means planning that first big trip, reconnecting with loved ones, and […]

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Where can Americans travel to in May?

Travel is back! ‘Flights’ is one of the most searched for terms on Google, and especially if you have been vaccinated, you may want to start turning those pent-up travel dreams into reality. The following destinations will let you in without testing if you are fully vaccinated: Belize Croatia Ecuador Georgia Iceland Seychelles In further […]

7 suite spots - inside the best luxury hotels in Mallorca

7 suite spots – inside the best luxury hotels in Mallorca

Some occasions call for style and grandeur. Nowhere is this truer than with luxury hotel suites where the space, balconies, terraces and decor will define your next opulent stay. On Mallorca, they come in all shapes and sizes, often as a result of the age and heritage of the building and the uniqueness of the […]

8 romantic things to do in south-east Sicily

8 romantic things to do in south-east Sicily

Today we will take you to South-eastern Sicily. Thanks to its flavors and colors, the region lends itself to wonderful love stories and legends over time. Here we recommend some romantic spots – and pots – in south-eastern Sicily for you to discover with your loved ones. Sicilian love stories… in a pot! Sicilian art […]

A new slow food map for Formentera

A new slow food map for Formentera

To help post-COVID visitors savour the best of Formentera, the island’s tourism board has launched mapa-slow-food-2020, highlighting its traditional cuisine, local products and distinct flavours. The smallest of the Balearic Islands, Formentera, has long been recognised for its slow and laid-back way of life. Thanks to a great variety of fresh seafood, organic produce and […]