European Holidays

Is This the Sportiest Resort in the Alps?

William Gray | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Gray

Anyone familiar with Wii Sports Resort will instantly feel at home in Tignes. The French alpine resort could almost have been the inspiration for the video game where just about every sport and leisure activity is available in one purpose-built, picture-perfect resort.

A Summer Holiday in Elounda

Sarah Kwong | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kwong

Elounda might be just 23 miles from party-tastic Malia, but it feels like it's worlds away. Peaceful, beautiful, and apparently very windy, Elounda is a small fishing town on the Northern coast of Crete. Frequently visited by the likes of Lady Gaga and Leo DiCaprio, Elounda does private and quiet very well - much better than luxe favourites, Santorini and Mykonos.

French Ski Schools Kick British Tour Guides Off the Piste

David J. Cox | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David J. Cox

I am going away to Mayrhofen in the Ziller Valley in Austria next week with a group of around 10 friends. I lived and ski guided there for a winter (and then summer) season. If this were a French resort, would I not be allowed to show my friends around? Would I have to shell out for a guide to show me around an area I already know and want to show my friends?

A Weekend in Bruges

Gareth Johnson | Posted 14.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gareth Johnson

Bruges is undoubtedly a pretty town - ticking all the boxes that non-Europeans envisage all cities in Europe to embody: Cobbled streets; stone houses; canals and waterways; historic churches; and years of history so old that most of it is forgotten.