Category: Western Europe

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A cheese lover’s guide to Barcelona

As a country, many consider Spain a relatively lesser-known nation of cheese compared to its European brothers and sisters, and although it may not host as many dairy delights as its French neighbours, Spain does offer its very own unique variety of tasty cheeses. Cheese trading in Spain dates all the way back to the […]

Iceland versus Norway

Iceland versus Norway

These two Nordic countries share some characteristics including dramatic landscapes, Viking history, and beautiful trails. But once you scratch the surface, each is distinctively unique. Iceland is wildly popular (for good reason), while Norway—still a bit under the radar—is more recently becoming the regional darling. Can’t decide which trip is for you? Maybe you’re intrigued […]

Light Festival, Lucerne: 7 reasons to put LILU in your 2020 diary

Light Festival, Lucerne: 7 reasons to put LILU in your 2020 diary

Lucerne is celebrating its first and highly successful Light Festival. From 10th to 20th January 2019, soft-lights shimmered across Lake Lucerne and this Swiss city’s beautiful architecture was highlighted by the installations. Throughout this historic city, in the centre of Switzerland, national and international artists created 18 beautiful and thought-provoking installations. In cold and dark […]

Take a peek behind Athens’ best stages

Take a peek behind Athens’ best stages

From the Ancient times until the present day, Greece is known for birthing the concept of the theater. Not Greece entirely, but Athens specifically. For the Ancient Athenians, live performances were a part of their everyday culture, bringing to life plays and poetry but it also had a broader sense. Theatrical performances included politics and […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

Short stay: Grosvenor House Suites by Jumeirah Living, Park Lane, London, UK

Short stay: Grosvenor House Suites by Jumeirah Living, Park Lane, London, UK

Situated on London’s exclusive Park Lane, overlooking iconic Hyde Park, Grosvenor House Suites by Jumeirah Living offers contemporary luxury residences just moments from all the best that London has to offer. With a level of sophistication and elegance that is not overly-stuffy, this special place perfectly combines the refined beauty of a historic London building […]

Short stay: Victory House London MGallery by Sofitel, Leicester Square, London, UK

Short stay: Victory House London MGallery by Sofitel, Leicester Square, London, UK

MGallery by Sofitel is a collection of boutique hotels that combine luxury with a focus on literature and culture. Among this select group of hotels is Victory House London MGallery by Sofitel – the perfect launch-pad for all that London has to offer. The property has a fascinating and industrious history that mirrors the industrial […]

Short stay: The Cavendish, Mayfair, London, UK

Short stay: The Cavendish, Mayfair, London, UK

Those of you with good memories may recall that I reviewed The Cavendish on a previous visit back in 2016. Located in the heart of prestigious Mayfair and Piccadilly, the hotel was just as good as I remembered: an inviting place to stay in the capital, and suitable for both business and leisure travellers alike. Shoppers […]

5 fine dining experiences in Amsterdam

5 fine dining experiences in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a city where culinary opportunities are rising faster than just about any city in Europe. The multi-cultural nature of the residents plus the fact visitors come from all over the world has resulted in Michelin star chefs painting culinary creations with a unique approach. And the product is meals and creations that expand […]

5 ways to find a new-found love for Paris

5 ways to find a new-found love for Paris

I’ll admit, I grew a bit bored of Paris after visiting a few times for fun over the years and a couple of times for work in my past career. However, recently I gained a renewed passion for the city after having some fresh, unique endeavors. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned Paris […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

A Spring family holiday in Provence

A Spring family holiday in Provence

With the Christmas holidays finished and the children back to school you might be breathing a sigh of relief and looking forward to a little bit of downtime! Not for long however… the school holidays keep on coming with February half term just around the corner, quickly followed by Easter and then May half term! […]

Top 5 hot tubs in the Alps

Top 5 hot tubs in the Alps

Man’s relationship with the health giving properties of water is as old as the hills. Many towns and cities in Europe have risen to prominence because of the natural springs and spas they developed around. The Romans built bath houses in many of these town’s and cities to facilitate the use of the healing properties […]

Antonio Banderas elevates the fine arts credentials of his native Malaga

Antonio Banderas elevates the fine arts credentials of his native Malaga

For more than two decades now, the Andalusian city of Malaga has invested heavily in visual and fine arts development, beautification projects and a general effort to elevate the cultural attractiveness of the popular Mediterranean port city. It has paid off. The city now has more than 30 distinct and respected museums, its very own […]

Unmissable events taking place in Athens

Unmissable events taking place in Athens

Athens is a European capital that warm-heartedly invites and welcomes people from all over the world to be a part of its cultural scene. As many events take place in this vibrant city, it is worth mentioning a few that stand out for various reasons and possibly appealing to different crowds. That is also the […]

A new take on the January blues

A new take on the January blues

We’ve got a new take on the January blues… here we highlight some of the most beautiful blue places around the world to visit, from exploring the brightly-coloured alleyways of Chefchaouen in Morocco to sailing around the turquoise waters and tropical islands of Raja Ampat in Indonesia on a traditional phinisi yacht. Chefchaouen, Morocco Chefchaouen […]