Category: Western Europe

5 inspiring non-skier activities in Châtel

5 inspiring non-skier activities in Châtel

Perhaps you have grandparents staying or friends who haven’t caught the skiing bug, or maybe you just fancy a break from thrashing around on the slopes. The charming resort of Châtel offers a host of alternative diversions. Coffee shops, bars and restaurants line the main streets providing welcome opportunities for relaxation and people watching. Tempting […]

5 of the world's best serviced apartments for the business traveller

5 of the world’s best serviced apartments for the business traveller

Travel around the world on business a lot? If you do, you’ll no doubt appreciate the comfort of a good quality, long-term base when you travel – something that gives you more independence and privacy than a traditional hotel stay. We spoke to our friends at Vision Apartments to identify five luxury apartments that you […]

Special feature: Carnac Thalasso Spa Resort and Hotel, Carnac, Brittany, France

Special feature: Carnac Thalasso Spa Resort and Hotel, Carnac, Brittany, France

We recently visited Carnac in Brittany – a resort famous for its Neolithic standing stones – so that our two boys could compete in a sailing competition. Carnac itself is divided into two distinct areas – Carnac-Ville (the historic, main town) and Carnac-Plage (the beach area). With the event being out of Carnac Yacht Club, […]

Valdisere a firm favourite for early skiing

Top 5 high altitude resorts in the Alps for early skiing

I feel the same as you, it’s been a disappointing summer, and now your thoughts are turned to the white stuff, the mountains, the buzz, that magical feeling of just standing on a mountain and looking down, surrounded by the white stuff, snow… lots of lovely snow. You’re torn, you want to enjoy the view […]

Sun, surf and slopes: Winter in Andalusia

Sun, surf and slopes: Winter in Andalusia

Long famed for its sweeping beaches and seemingly endless summer sun, Andalusia is without a doubt a Mediterranean sun-seeker’s paradise. But what many people may not understand is that the intense summer rays are usually not the most comfortable of the year. Here in Spain’s southernmost region, the reputation for reliable sunshine is very well […]

Winter in Provence

Winter in Provence

When you think of Provence you might well think of warm, sunny days, lavender fields and cold glasses of Rose. With only a couple of weeks until November and the real onset of Winter here in Provence, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to dispel the myth that the only really good time to visit […]

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Top 10 ski schools in Meribel

I’ve spent countless winter months in the beautiful Meribel Valley and have got a fair bit of experience in the The Three Valleys. We hope our ten top ski schools in Meribel will give a good point to start your research. As one of the most popular resorts in the Alps, Meribel is part of […]

Edinburgh: a city that thrives in winter

Edinburgh: a city that thrives in winter

As records prove, Edinburgh is not a warm city. Not even the most ardent festival fanatic will claim that the weather, as well as the laughs, are incredible in August. So don’t deny or ignore the cold – embrace it. Because Edinburgh is built for it, Edinburgh thrives in winter: It’s built for short days […]

The world's most exciting city? A compelling debate

The world’s most exciting city? A compelling debate

In partnership with The Platinum Card® from American Express® You may recall that I was planning to attend an event hosted by 1843 Magazine and The Platinum Card from American Express recently – a debate in which five different cities, proposed by five different panellists, were put forward as contenders for the title of the […]

Spas and Wellness Centers Vienna: Sacher Spa

Top 5 spas and wellness centers in and around Vienna

Ever thought of restoring your health in cake paradise Vienna? While Austria’s capital is famous for adding a few extra calories few travellers are aware that Wien and surroundings host top health oases. Here are the best 5 spas and wellness centers to balance out the sweet life. Sacher Boutique Spa Vienna’s legendary hotel and […]

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5 of this season’s best ski destinations

Are you trying to figure out where to ski this winter? Perhaps you’re considering the wide, open skies of Canada or the Alpine slopes of France? Take a look at our pick of the hottest places to ski during the upcoming season to help you decide. Panorama, Canada To truly feel like you’re walking in […]

Top tips for a ladies-only trip to Berlin

Top tips for a ladies-only trip to Berlin

The city of Berlin is a melting pot of different cultures all blending to give it a vibrant yet serene atmosphere. It is a vast city, made up mainly of large parks and many waterways. Berlin is one of the most important historical cities of Europe and even though 60% of the city was destroyed […]

5 alternative reasons for visiting Ibiza

5 alternative reasons for visiting Ibiza

Ibiza is known across the world for its buzzing nightlife, but there’s much more to this Spanish island than partying. Whether you want to catch the last of this year’s sun or are already thinking about next summer, Ibiza is an island that caters to every taste, and if you’re looking for a restful break […]

Recipe of the week: The garden of the goose that laid the golden eggs

Recipe of the week: The garden of the goose that laid the golden eggs

Belonging to the world of dreams and fantasy, the story of The Hen that Laid the Golden Eggs (in Portugal it is the story of The Hen that Laid the Golden Eggs, and not The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs) “inspired” the whole world. Who never fantasized of such good fortune with that blessed […]

Top 6 midday menus to try in Barcelona

Top 6 midday menus to try in Barcelona

Whilst in Barcelona, you may notice three (very important) words written on chalkboards in restaurant doors dotted around the city – menú del día. Take heed – this is not something to ignore but something you should undoubtedly try during a trip to Barcelona and something you will definitely enjoy. Meaning ‘menu of the day’, […]

5 reasons to celebrate Christmas in Edinburgh

5 reasons to celebrate Christmas in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is at its most magical around the festive season, which is why it continues to draw visitors who are captivated by the variety of experiences the city has to offer. Here are just five reasons to celebrate Christmas in Scotland’s capital. Light up the town For the past two years Edinburgh’s street of light […]

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