Our hotels may be old, but we’re always keeping tabs on travel trends. From Ireland to Italy, Sweden to Switzerland, our blog is packed with insider tips for smart stays, foodie haunts and picture-perfect holidays.
Lift the lid on Europe’s most under-radar spots, find the best boltholes to curl up with a good book, and discover the continent’s most authentic eats – there’s something to feed the most culturally curious of minds on our blog.
There is such a thing as too much information, so here’s the world whittled down into 7 blissfully breezy articles that you – our readers – have enjoyed the most. Need a reason to reach for your passport? We have plenty.
Five most Instagrammable locations in Greece
It’s small wonder how so many mythical gods and giants stem from Greek lands. Waters range from deep cobalt to glittering turquoise, speckled with white-sand islands like strings of pearls in the big blue. Naturally, the country has no shortage of postcard-worthy views that are begging to be turned into photographic memories on Instagram. Here are a few of them… READ MORE
5 fairytale castles in Germany you can actually stay in
The way we travel may be evolving, but the sheer grandeur of ancient castles cannot be replicated in swanky tech-laden apartments. Full of flair and free of stuffiness, castle hotels are dotted around Germany’s countrysides with uninterrupted views, storied stays and layers of history – spending the night in one should definitely be on your itinerary. From beach-based gems to the original Sleeping Beauty castle… READ MORE
6 contemporary art galleries in Europe you may have missed
For a taste of Europe’s truly eclectic heart, visit a contemporary art gallery. But if you’ve done and redone the most famous of the bunch, it’s time to head off the beaten path for some overlooked gems. Striking the ideal balance between emerging artists and established creators, these dynamic spaces are big players in the quieter corners of the continent….. READ MORE
6 cooling European retreats under the summer sun
Mediterranean climates are a persuasive draw for those who love the sun, but not whopping heatwaves. Whether you prefer laps across rugged Swiss lakes or stargazing lazily in a Norwegian farm, we’ve got your cool summer break sorted….. READ MORE
The 3 most romantic road trips in Europe
The godly locations of Europe have forever inspired lovers to take to the road. With castles, legends, historic magic, magnificent architecture, indulgent cuisine and epic natural treasures, the continent is a world of romantic mystique. Savour endless alone time among some of the continent’s most enchanting scenery by revving up the engine in these dramatic destinations…. READ MORE
The Noma effect: A foodie’s guide to Scandinavia
Ever since Copenhagen’s Noma elbowed aside Spain’s El Bulli and England’s The Fat Duck to be named restaurant of the year in 2010, foodies of the world have been looking northwards.
But the famous restaurant didn’t just put Denmark on the world’s gastronomic map; it’s shown that Scandinavian cuisine throughout the region definitely deserves a closer look.
We took a look beyond Denmark – to Norway and Sweden – and hand-picked our favourites for an authentic Scandi food experience. Even better, you’re able to round off the night by staying in a luxurious historic hotel… READ MORE
4 must-try outdoor sports in Europe & where to do them
As well as being one of the world’s most fascinating destinations for history, culture and gastronomy, Europe is also an adventurer’s playground. From the heights of the Alps to sparkling French coasts, the abundance of natural beauty provides countless opportunities for outdoor sport lovers… READ MORE