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7 of the most romantic boltholes in the UK and Ireland

With it being the week of Valentine’s Day, love is in the air. From Highland castles reached by Rolls Royce, to Dartmoor thatched pavilions; here are some of the most seductive boltholes around the UK and Ireland for a surprise getaway with your loved one. Thyme Hotel, Gloucestershire Easily reachable from London but a world
Unwind like a Greek

Unwind like a Greek

When envisioning a holiday trip to anywhere in the world, people first tend to think about what to pack, the essentials that are necessary for that specific trip depending on the location and season. Once all that is figured out, people then tend to visualize how they will be passing their time, which towns and
The romantic side of Greece

The romantic side of Greece

The dull routine of our everyday lives can really creep up on us without us even knowing it and when it does it is quite hard to become unstuck. The perfect solution to break free from a situation that is becoming intolerable is by removing yourself, physically and mentally from it. If you want too
Your own UK luxury holiday home on a stunning, private estate

Your own UK luxury holiday home on a stunning, private estate

Luxury bespoke homes on a private Somerset estate form a new development which offers the perfect lifestyle and getaway among an ancient landscape. Set around an idyllic mineral lake with man-made beaches, you’d be forgiven for thinking this quiet, woodland setting was miles from anywhere. Yet Cookswood is only 90 minutes from London Heathrow and
Taking a helicopter ride over Gran Canaria

Taking a helicopter ride over Gran Canaria

As you will know from my earlier ‘Climbing a via ferrata in Gran Canaria‘ post, I’ve just come back from an adventurous few days in Gran Canaria where we’ve also had the opportunity to drive the rather sleek and stylish Hyundai i30 Fastback N. The previous post showed the vehicle in Engine Red, but here it
In celebration of romance: beautiful pink places around the world

In celebration of romance: beautiful pink places around the world

In celebration of Valentine’s Day and the month of romance, we highlight our favourite pink places and natural phenomena around the world, from taking in the sunsets over the iconic romantic city of Venice to witnessing the glorious cherry blossom season in Japan – and we recommend the most luxurious, romantic and special hotels to
12 baby friendly honeymoon ideas

12 baby friendly honeymoon ideas

Travelling on honeymoon with a baby needn’t be daunting. With a little preparation and a few helpful extras, it can be stress-free, and a wonderfully memorable holiday. There’s nothing quite like seeing your little ones’ face light up as you dip their toes in the swimming pool. Or when you take them for their first
The Vast Arlberg

The world's largest connected ski areas

When it comes to ski resorts, for some people, size isn’t everything. Many skiers are happy cruising around smaller areas coated with trees and idyllic villages without getting bored of skiing the same slopes repetitively. That said, for some skiers and boarders, not having a vast wealth of ski area so that you can see
Climbing a via ferrata in Gran Canaria

Climbing a via ferrata in Gran Canaria

Recently I visited the Spanish island of Gran Canaria off north-west Africa whilst working alongside car manufacturer Hyundai. Not only was it an opportunity to experience some highlights of the island, but it also served as a great excuse to test drive the all-new Hyundai i30 Fastback N (pictured here outside our hotel) – part of the i30
5 unique luxury hotels in Amsterdam

5 unique luxury hotels in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a cultural and business gateway, it is only natural there are many unique, luxury hotels across the city. In most cases, hotels are unique blends of old and new that transcend the usual definitions of hotels. They are neighborhood and historical combinations that give the traveler a unique lodging experience that combines luxury
Colmado Múrria

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