Category: Western Europe

Special feature: The Hayloft, Cumrew, Eden Valley, Cumbria, UK

Special feature: The Hayloft, Cumrew, Eden Valley, Cumbria, UK

Our latest trip was to the Eden Valley on the eastern side of Cumbria. Whilst many visitors to the county head for the Lake District, areas that are peripheral to the UK’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site are often overlooked. Those who venture further afield than the confines of the National Park are rewarded with
Greek destinations that still have availability but not for long

Greek destinations that still have availability but not for long

It’s almost mid-summer, and although Greece is packed with tourists, there are still some unique destinations off the radar offering great vacation options, especially for families travelling with children. For those not afraid to discover the lesser-known Greek destinations, here are a few great last minute options: Pilio – where the green landscape is mirrored in crystal clear waters The
The Greek gods' answer to luxury accommodation in Thessaloniki

The Greek gods' answer to luxury accommodation in Thessaloniki

Greece’s second largest city, Thessaloniki, is impossible not to fall in love with. Even the ancient Greek gods could watch over it tenderly from their home on Mount Olympus. Thessaloniki is the Balkans’ answer to Istanbul; a beautiful melting pot of different cultures, architectural genres, where ancient wonders blend seamlessly with outstanding modern architecture. Thessaloniki
Aarhus: 10 reasons to visit Denmark’s 'Capital of Cool'

Aarhus: 10 reasons to visit Denmark’s 'Capital of Cool'

In 2017, Denmark’s second city, grabbed our attention as a European Capital of Culture. Compact with a population of just 300,000, cultured and quirky Aarhus continues to pull in visitors. Aarhus is Denmark’s Oxford with students comprising 20% of the population, that gives the place a Bohemian twist but still structured with Scandinavian efficiency. Many
A UNESCO tour of Andalusia's three cultures

A UNESCO tour of Andalusia's three cultures

The rich history of Andalusia is in many respects the history of its three most influential cultures and their defining religions: Judaism, Islam and Christianity. Andalusia is a vast region of nearly 34 thousand square miles, with some cities established in excess of 3,000 years ago, some of the oldest in Europe. That’s a lot
6 ways to experience India in London

6 ways to experience India in London

One need not travel across the world to experience India’s exceptional treasures. London is bursting with some of the finest ancient sculptures, Mughal jewellery, gemstones, textiles, food, fashion and events. To showcase these wonderful Indian links in our capital, we have compiled our own guide of the best and most enticing places to eat, drink,
The Zermatt shuttle

The Zermatt shuttle

One of the great things about living in Zermatt is that it’s a car free town. You can own a car here but you can only drive to the car parks positioned on the periphery of town. The mode of transport in the town itself is electric taxi or electric bus. They are both very
A Provencal dinner party

A Provencal dinner party

Just one of the many delights of a Provencal summer are the long evenings which offer the perfect excuse to throw an informal al fresco dinner party. The heat of the day has given way to a comfortable heat, the air is deliciously scented and the air is filled with the song of the cicadas
The ultimate Greek guide: beach bars edition

The ultimate Greek guide: beach bars edition

July has arrived and it’s time to present perhaps the most vital summer Greek guide – the Beach Bar Edition. You may be packing as we speak to go and visit one of the beautiful Greek islands, so scroll below and have a first-hand peek at the beach bars you shouldn’t miss. So throw in
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Barcelona's best vegetarian and vegan restaurants

As more and more people decide to lead a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle, it comes as no surprise that these restaurants have become quite popular across the world, including Barcelona. Times have changed since vegans had limited options while eating out with friends. Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian or a curious omnivore, don’t miss out
Our favourite gourmet ski hotels

Our favourite gourmet ski hotels

If your holiday involves taking to the slopes in style, food and drink can add a luxurious finishing touch to your trip. After working up an appetite on your favourite runs, there’s nothing quite like descending the mountain knowing a 5-star meal awaits you. Here are a few of our favourite hotels for a dining
5 unusual adventures to go on in Umbria

5 unusual adventures to go on in Umbria

Umbria makes a fantastic choice for those wanting to explore a beautiful part of Italy but in an area which is somewhat quieter than the more popular regions such as Tuscany or Sicily. But away from the hilltop medieval towns, rolling vistas and vineyard, we take a look at some of the more unusual adventures
5 luxurious English country hotels

5 luxurious English country hotels

Baronial sweeping staircases, the scent of rose gardens, cucumber sandwiches, croquet lawns, stern portraits of 19th century gentry, gin-and-tonic on a terrace overlooking a lake: we all love a relaxing weekend at an English Country House. For a few short days we can play the aristocrat, luxuriating in four-poster beds and waking to the smell
6 luxurious self-catered accommodation options for your next ski trip

6 luxurious self-catered accommodation options for your next ski trip

For those who are used to all-inclusive, the freedom of self-catering can be a treat in itself – particularly when you have a luxury apartment to come back to after a day on the slopes. Without being tied to set meal times, you can do as you like. Dine at gourmet restaurants or bring home
5 of the most amazing al fresco dining experiences around the world

5 of the most amazing al fresco dining experiences around the world

When the weather is fine there’s nothing better than getting outside and enjoying your surroundings: the only added extra you need is some delicious local food. Here we’ve rounded up our favourite outdoor dining experiences on the planet. Asado de Cordero, Patagonia One of the highlights of visiting Las Torres del Paine National Park is
6 of the most romantic places to propose around the world

6 of the most romantic places to propose around the world

There’s no greater feeling than being in love. That oh so happy, feeling like you’re going to burst, heart soaring, all consuming love, and for many people, there’s no greater way to showcase that love then promising to spend your life with the person who means more to you than anyone else in the world.