Category: Western Europe

5 things to know about Amalfi Coast beaches

5 things to know about Amalfi Coast beaches

Italy’s Amalfi Coast is one of the country’s most picture-perfect spots, but also gets extremely busy during high season. The iconic towns of Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and Ravello attract many thousands of visitors between the months of April and October, when the weather is warm and sunny. Visitors might therefore assume that there are many fantastic
Delicious drives in Germany: Dortmund to Heringsdorf, via Loddin

Delicious drives in Germany: Dortmund to Heringsdorf, via Loddin

A road trip is a unique kind of adventure I was lucky enough to experience recently in association with Hertz, the world’s largest car hire company for their First with Hertz campaign. The aim of the trip was to drive around Germany’s Baltic Sea, its islands of Usedom and Rügen, and the Hanseatic city of
Spain Michelin Star Triangle Les Moles Jeroni

Delicious drives in Spain: The Michelin Star Triangle and a special gem

I was delighted to team up with Hertz recently to introduce you to some wonderful Delicious Drives in this relatively undiscovered part of Spain. Our first route covered Belle Epoque by the beach and the spectacular Desierto de las Palmas. The second route included a fun boat trip, meeting the Mussel Professor, and areas of
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The secrets of how to order coffee in Italy

You may or may not be aware of the importance of coffee in Italian culture. The locals embrace every cup of coffee – drinking it is an enjoyable and relaxing moment to enjoy the flavour and smell of the coffee, with friends or family or during a quick coffee break (‘una pausa‘). But do you
Delicious drives in Spain: Morella to Peñsicola, via Vilafamés

Delicious drives in Spain: Morella to Peñsicola, via Vilafamés

Recently I teamed up with Hertz to explore some of Spain’s most beautiful towns, as part of the Delicious Drives series. This remarkable route includes a town where Game of Thrones was filmed, which also used to be a Papal Residence, an inland town with stunning views that was re-constructed by artists and an incredibly
Edinburgh's best child-friendly restaurants and cafes

Edinburgh's best child-friendly restaurants and cafes

Dining out with children, especially when on holiday and in a foreign city, is not always easy and is can be stressful wondering if your whole family will find a welcome. But don’t worry, we are here to give you Edinburgh’s best child-friendly restaurants and cafes. And we guarantee not one will be a touristy
Cisco the Mussel Professor Musclarium Delta de l'Ebre

Delicious drives in Spain: The Delta de l'Ebre to Els Ports Natural Park

After our first Delicious Drive with Hertz, we continued north, heading into the south of Catalonia, to discover the magical landscape of the Delta de l’Ebre Natural Park. The setting has attracted film crews, including Sahara and U2 for Vertigo. Catalonia’s second largest wetlands has been a protected space since 1983. Driving down its narrow
Food at Chevre d'Or, Eze, France

6 top restaurants of the French Riviera

One of the highlights of a French Riviera luxury vacation is travelling slowly down the coast from Menton to Saint Tropez, revelling in the astonishing cuisine of the region and dining in some of the world’s finest restaurants. A luxury yacht charter along the glittering Cote d’Azur is the ultimate foodie experience, as you dine
Desierto de las Palmas views and food

Delicious drives in Spain: Valencia to Desierto de las Palmas, via Benicassim

I teamed up with Hertz recently to explore some stunning routes that are off the typical tourist trail here in Spain. These special experiences capture the essence of the gastronomy of the areas featured, all embraced by spectacular surroundings. Breathtaking views, fun adventures and delicious foodie offerings were thoroughly enjoyed on this road trip. Our
Delicious drives in the UK: The Lake District to Lancaster, via Ullswater

Delicious drives in the UK: The Lake District to Lancaster, via Ullswater

On the third and final day of my road trip around Cumbria, it was time to return my rental car to Hertz, but not before I’d done a little more exploring first. Having driven over Wrynose Pass the previous day, my plan was to take the vehicle over another of the Lake District’s famous routes – the Kirkstone
Delicious drives in the UK: Cartmel Peninsula to the Lake District, via Furness

Delicious drives in the UK: Cartmel Peninsula to the Lake District, via Furness

On the second day of my ‘delicious drive’ with Hertz, I drove further along the A590 to the market town of Ulverston – the birthplace of Stan Laurel of Laurel & Hardy fame and home to a Laurel & Hardy Museum – before before bearing left and following the coast road in the direction of
Delicious drives in the UK: Lancaster to the Cartmel Peninsula, via Kendal

Delicious drives in the UK: Lancaster to the Cartmel Peninsula, via Kendal

Cumbria isn’t one of the easiest counties to get around if you don’t have your own transport. Not only is it the third largest county in England, but it is also the second most sparsely populated, meaning that most things tend to be a drive away. The county is far easier than many people realise
Elegant evenings in Vienna: Fete Imperiale

5 of the most elegant evenings in Vienna

If you can’t spruce yourself up in Vienna, where else could you? While Austria’s capital boasts tons of old-world-glamour, the idea of true elegance often stops at the individual. Consequently, a few less savvy visitors stick out in elegant evening wear among a crowd of casual locals attending a concert or opera. Here are five occasions your
Chamonix in full summer bloom

Tour de France 2017 - the best place to stay in the Alps

Here’s my idea of heaven, two weeks in Chamonix, in the summer, with my bike and with the Tour de France for company. This year’s edition of the Tour de France pays two visits to the Alps, July 8th & 9th, after which the race then departs for the Dordogne, to return on the 19th
5 of the best boutique hotels in Salento, Italy

5 of the best boutique hotels in Salento, Italy

Dont travel to Salento searching for Four Seasons or Mandarin Oriental Hotels, as you wont find them. Salento is all about boutique hotels, family run businesses and authentic experiences far from the madding crowd. It is all about simplicity and slow-living. I have traveled through white-washed villages and extensive olive groves to find 5 of
6 of the world's most spectacular sunsets

6 of the world's most spectacular sunsets

There are few things in life as simultaneously relaxing, exhilarating and life-affirming as watching a magnificent sunset. That small period of time when day turns into night provides so many special travelling moments. But these sunsets rise above the rest. They’re bona fide bucket-list material. How many have you been to? Would you recommend any