The summer months are officially the quietest time for tourism in the village with many thinking only thinking of the Alps as a snowy winter sports playground and not much else. More fool them. Those in the know swap their skies for hiking boots…Posted on: August 19th in Europe, UK by Becky Padmore.
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Last month I was invited to experience a stay at the five star Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay located in Bodrum, an Aegean coastal resort which has become increasingly popular with the rich and beautiful. Apparently even Cristiano Ronaldo and Catherine Zeta-Jones are fans….Posted on: August 14th in Europe, Our Trips by Becky Padmore.
When you think of the Czech Republic most people think of Prague, the country’s picturesque capital famous for both its cheap beer and perfectly preserved historic buildings. Although there’s much more to this beautiful country…Posted on: August 11th in Europe by Emma Clair Kelly.
The mountain village resort Saalbach-Hinterglemm occupies a particularly pretty corner of Austria. With meandering streams trickling through deeply carved valleys, rolling green pastures dotted with grazing bell-adorned cows and postcard pretty chalets….Posted on: August 4th in Europe, Our Trips by Becky Padmore.
The wealthy, efficiently run city with a reputation for being more of a business hub than a sightseeing city is often unfairly overlooked as a travel destination. Although it’s a city slowly coming out of its shell and the attractive, culturally vibrant Swiss city is now emerging as one of Europe’s hippest destinations…..Posted on: July 23rd in Europe by Graham Padmore.
Beautiful France has long been a popular holiday destination to all manner of people, from families looking for a fun, educational adventure, to couples looking for a romantic trip away. Visitors come here to immerse themselves in French culture….Posted on: July 16th in Europe by Graham Padmore.
The easy on the eye eastern Mediterranean island is most famous for its rich archaeological sites, its sun drenched beaches, mosaic-adorned villas and for being the birthplace of Aphrodite – the ancient Greek goddess of beauty. Separated into a Greek south and Turkish north, its an intriguingly beautiful place….Posted on: July 6th in Beautiful Places, Europe by Becky Padmore.
In 2011, Sony pictures scoured the globe for the perfect setting of its new Smurf movie. The company landed on a sleepy Andalucian village called Juzcar, not far from the Malaga coastline. This historical village, featuring traditional white houses or pueblo blanco…Posted on: June 26th in Europe, Travel by Graham Padmore.
Amsterdam is a fun city all year round but the day when the capital turns into one big party is King’s Day – one of the biggest events in the Dutch calendar. On the 27th April the whole of Amsterdam (and beyond) turns a brilliant shade of orange to celebrate the birthday of their king….Posted on: May 26th in Europe, Travel by Graham Padmore.
So you’ve climbed the hill to jostle with the crowds at Park Guell and graced the sand on all the city’s beaches and now Las Ramblas is beginning to grate. To get a real feel of Spain’s coolest city, here’s our travel snobs guide to Barcelona…Posted on: May 15th in Europe, Travel Snobs by Graham Padmore.