The appeal of the cuisine, landscapes and heritage of rural France and the Balearic islands is universally acknowledged. Many happy couples have also been initiated into the secret that with the right luxury destination property, they are perfect wedding locales. Three exceptional properties in particular represent the very best on offer in these regions. Villa la Tosca enjoys picture postcard beach front surroundings in Lanton, Aquitaine. The villa, ecological pool and gardens combine to create a storybook quality. The pretty little Gallic bridge, fountains, ancient walls and vistas are ideal

Tuscany is one of our favourite destinations for 2015, and what is possibly the best thing about Tuscany? Its wine! Italy is one of the most renowned producers of top quality red and white wine, and Tuscany is home to countless vineyards – it’s the spirit of wine country! Chianti and Montepulciano are just some of the fine creations which are made in the picturesque region. A wine tasting experience at a Tuscan vineyard is an intriguing and indulgent experience – you won’t just be given a sip of wine

There are a growing number of wine connoisseurs who wish to combine a bucolic holiday setting with a high quality wine tasting experience, as well as an education in new or unusual vintages in the site that is producing them. Italy has some of the most alluring villas for wine lovers in Europe. Villa Altaserra Wine Resort in Tuscany is one of the most exceptional. A five bedroom, centuries old stone Tuscan farmhouse estate once owned by the Medici family, it has 22 hectares of vineyards producing two very different

You’ve planned your trip abroad and got the best deals available on flights and hotels. But one question remains – how to save money on airport parking? Though parking can be both stressful and costly to arrange, it doesn’t have to be that way! The following tips will help you save money and reduce stress so that your trip will go as smoothly as possible.     1. Book in Advance If you book in advance you could end up paying up to 60% less than you would at the

Anyone enjoying a winter sports break in Europe will be familiar with the pleasurable experience of après ski after a long day of skiing or snowboarding. Whilst there is a plethora of options to suit every taste and budget, there are also a few truly unusual and unexpected places to explore. The Zillertal Valley houses some après ski surprises as well as some of Austria’s best slopes. Harakiri has to be the most colourful and unexpected of the drinking options. A landmark structure kitted out with striking lighting and décor,

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