You Are Here: Home » Lifestyle » Travel

Places to visit during Vienna Ball season

Summer is upon us, but if you're already thinking about next year's mini break. Vienna is the host to dozens of magnificent events during Ball Season; each January and February more than 450 balls take place throughout the city. Attended mostly by locals, they are an extravagant affair for all to enjoy. Tourists are quickly cottoning on though: here’s some top tips for visiting Vienna during Ball Season.   ...

Read more

Britain’s most beautiful villages

From pretty villages nestled within rolling countryside to tiny, sea-swept fishing harbours, why not get out and about and explore the great British countryside on your doorstep this summer? Here’s Britain’s most beautiful villages.  Polperro, Cornwall This village and fishing harbour on the southern Cornish coast is considered to be one of the prettiest in Cornwall. Tucked into a valley, this village is a ...

Read more

10 top luxury destinations on the planet

We've picked our top 10 luxury destinations on the planet: 1. Dubai, United Arab Emirates Why? It’s the fastest growing city in the world, and also the playground of the Middle East. Lose yourself in its glitzy shopping malls, catch some rays on the beaches or marvel at the incredible buildings. Some say Dubai is soul-less, but you can’t help falling in love with the glamour. How to get there Fly with Emira ...

Read more

Top 5 French culinary experiences

France is famed for its fine wine and cuisine and there are a whole variety of ways you can sample its regional delicacies – from cooking classes to wine tasting. Here’s a guide to some truly memorable, delicious and authentic French culinary experiences.    Cider and Calvados Tasting, Normandy Normandy is known for its cider and calvados (apple brandy). Visit a local producer such as Calvados Pierre Huet, ...

Read more

Small Group Touring: Getting off the tourist trail

Whilst a convenient way to see the UK, Europe and beyond, conventional large group coach tours - with jam-packed itineraries, endless hours on motorways, bland chain hotels and unappetising meal plans - can leave you uninspired and tired. Small group tours, with a maximum of 18 passengers, can offer a more leisurely and flexible alternative, where the journey is just as enjoyable as the destination and you’ ...

Read more

A guide to Europe’s top 5 best boutique hotels

Small, intimate and unique, boutique hotels should reflect the character and charm of the destination you are staying in. From Scottish castles to French Chateaux, Italian Villas to Spanish Monasteries, here are some of the most memorable places to stay in Europe. Comlongon Castle, Scottish Borders, Scotland Comlongon is a restored 15th century, medieval Scottish castle and its stronghold is regarded as one ...

Read more

All aboard the Rocky Mountaineer!

A holiday to Canada wouldn’t be complete without a trip on the Rocky Mountaineer train. With journeys on three scenic routes through the Canadian Rockies taking you to areas of outstanding natural beauty and rich in history in British Columbia and Alberta, it’s no wonder that the Rocky Mountaineer is famous worldwide. The landscape that you travel through on a Rocky Mountaineer journey is breathtaking, unve ...

Read more

Discover Italy’s hidden gems

Italy has been seducing travellers since, well, the birth of tourism; with its diverse natural beauty, cultural, historical and architectural treasures and, of course, world-famous cuisine, it’s not hard to see why. From The Colosseum to The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Venice to Florence and The Amalfi Coast to Sicily, its landmarks, cities and regions are undeniably iconic. And yet, there are still corners of t ...

Read more

Cruises: The latest holiday trend?

The cruising industry saw a record number of cruise holidays taken last year – a trend which is set to increase (hopefully!) through the introduction of new itineraries, on board activities and exciting new shore excursions. There are too many stereotypes surrounding the world of cruising and the only complaint that many first-time cruisers have is that they should not have waited so long to try it! With st ...

Read more

Discover Chichester

It is little wonder that Chichester and the surrounding villages have been called ‘home’ by writers and artists throughout the ages.  The rolling countryside of the South Downs is enough to compel even those with little or no natural artistic bent to pick up a pen or paintbrush.     History As well as being a beautiful part of the country, Chichester and the surrounding villages of West Sussex hav ...

Read more
Scroll to top