Category: Events

3 great sporting events not to miss in Europe in 2013

3 great sporting events not to miss in Europe in 2013

2012 saw some great sporting events in Europe – most notably the UEFA Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine, and – of course – the London 2012 Olympics. And 2013 will also be a great year for catching some unique sporting events across the continent. The Six Nations Championship is looming, and the Rugby League […]

3 sophisticated European locations to celebrate the New Year in style

3 sophisticated European locations to celebrate the New Year in style

There are many different ways in which you can choose to celebrate your New Year – these ideas will let you customise your own celebrations, enjoy the luxury and savour many of the benefits of a top class hotel in the intimacy of your own accommodation. Three ideas that promise to provide a New Year’s […]

5 great reasons to visit Munich

5 great reasons to visit Munich

Munich in Germany is a great place to visit with many fun and unique things to do. I have compiled a list of 5 reasons why you should visit Munich; this should paint you a picture of the city and demonstrate why it is such a wonderful place to visit, regardless of your likes and dislikes. Oktoberfest […]

The longest bar in the world... at Christmas

The longest bar in the world… at Christmas

Düsseldorf’s Altstadt (Old Town) is known as ‘the longest bar in the world’ with more than 260 bars, pubs, and restaurants in under a square mile. When more than 200 Christmas-themed huts line the streets of the Altstadt for a whole month, adding candy, crafts, mulled wine and much more, the splendour multiplies and it […]

5 great off-season activities in Tuscany

5 great off-season activities in Tuscany

Tuscany is a fabulous and picturesque part of Italy, understandably popular with visitors who enjoy the great cities, art and architecture and wonderful food and wine. Throughout the summer months the main cities, Florence, Pisa and Siena can be unbearably hot and while the hills and mountains are generally cooler, accommodation there is expensive and […]

4 magical ways to celebrate a French Christmas in style

4 magical ways to celebrate a French Christmas in style

It’s that time of year again and preparations are underway for the season’s biggest festivity, Christmas. As well as being a time of great merriment, in France it’s also a time for festivals, fireworks and Father Christmas. Here we round up 4 places where you can enjoy a piece of the festive action. Vaux-le-Vicomte Château, […]

4 top tips for luxury in London this November

4 top tips for luxury in London this November

November is just before the big run-up to the festive season, but that’s not to say that there isn’t absolutely loads going on in the capital as the temperatures begin to drop. As always there’s plenty to please those who like to lean towards the luxury side of life. Here are our top picks for […]

Take a bite of rustic France at the annual Mourjou Chestnut Festival

Take a bite of rustic France at the annual Mourjou Chestnut Festival

Every year in October, more than 20,000 visitors come to take a bite of rustic France at the annual Mourjou Chestnut Festival. In the heart of the Lot Valley, between the Lot and the Aveyron, go and discover Mourjou (Cantal) and the chestnut that nourished people of the area for ages. Symbol of the Châtaigneraie cantalienne […]

Top tips for the ultimate luxury theatre break in London

Top tips for the ultimate luxury theatre break in London

Few cities in the world are as renowned for their theatre as much as London is. With beautiful hotels, world-class restaurants and sightseeing galore, there are also few places that are as exciting a destination for a luxury theatre break. Here are our tips for planning the perfect theatre break in London. Choose your style […]

The best Christmas markets in Europe

The best Christmas markets in Europe

With the weather getting cooler there seems little to look forward to in the winter months. However, heading to a Christmas market can dilute the frosty chill your mood might have taken and replace it with festive cheer and an exciting experience. Treat yourself to a weekend away in one of these excellent destinations and […]

Discovering Bulgarian cuisine in Bansko

Discovering Bulgarian cuisine in Bansko

It seems that this year in Bansko, Bulgaria, a new tradition is coming – a culinary and gourmet festival is “cooking” and is going to uncover the secrets of Bulgarian gourmet cuisine. Since Bulgaria lies in the heart of the Balkan area, its cuisine and food culture has been influenced by all the neighbouring countries. […]

5 great reasons to visit Nice in the Autumn

5 great reasons to visit Nice in the Autumn

When one thinks of Nice, the first thing that pops to mind is summer. With its beaches, palm trees and festivals, it is natural to associate the French Riviera’s capital with summer holidays. But if you ask locals, they will tell you that the best season to enjoy the city is in the Autumn. There […]

Special feature: Badrutt's Palace, St. Moritz, Switzerland

Special feature: Badrutt’s Palace, St. Moritz, Switzerland

From the moment you arrive at Badrutt’s Palace, you know you have come to somewhere special. After flying into Zurich last March and taking the train into ever more mountainous and snowy terrain, we were personally met at the station in St. Moritz – the birthplace of winter tourism in the Alps – and transferred […]

Love ice cream?  You'll love this ice cream festival...

Love ice cream? You’ll love this ice cream festival…

Get ready ice cream fans! From 6th to 9th September 2012, Cefalù – 75 kilometres east of Palermo – will celebrate its own ice cream festival (Sherberth Festival – Festival Internazionale del Gelato a Cefalù). Along the main street it will be possible to taste ice cream made by 30 different ice cream shops in Sicily, […]

My top 5 reasons to visit the Italian town of Ferrara this Summer

My top 5 reasons to visit the Italian town of Ferrara this Summer

Last month two earthquakes rocked the villages and towns of northern Italy including the late medieval and Renaissance town of Ferrara. Established by the powerful Este dynasty this UNESCO World Heritage site is a town of bicycles, black magic and imposing architecture suspended in time. Although there was some damage to the magnificent buildings in […]

A beauty contest where losers get the hump

A beauty contest where losers get the hump

Now then camels, form an orderly queue… and no sniggering at the back! Being hot for 365 days of the year can take its toll, which is perhaps partly why every so often you’ll find some light hearted entertainment purely for the amusement of the locals. Or at least that’s what you might think. But […]