Every Journey Counts Blog - Europe

On the Road to Mykonos with Myconian Collection

In Mykonos, Senior Leisure Advisor Debra Eustice uncovered the charm of the Myconian Collection, a family-owned group of nine leading luxury hotels on Mykonos, including three Relais & Châteaux, two Leading Hotels of the World, two Design Hotels and two Preferred Hotels & Resorts. Q: Who founded the family-owned Myconian Collection? The Myconian Collection was… Read more »

A new vision dawning in the Land of the Midnight Sun

This is the scene that greeted me after my first night camping.  Ever.   Even the idea of camping pushes me out of my comfort zone but that’s the point of ‘Pure Pursuits’ – an invitation only, highly immersive, travel industry event.   There is a choice of destinations when you have been invited to… Read more »

On the Road to Majorca, Barcelona, Cote d’Azur & Provence

Senior Corporate & Leisure Travel Advisor Sandra Reig jetted off to Spain and the South of France for a quick taste of Majorca, Barcelona, Cote d’Azur and Provence.    Q: Your journey began in Majorca at the Sant Francesc Hotel Singular, recently awarded the #1 hotel on Conde Nast’s Reader’s Choice Awards for Spain.  What… Read more »

Virtuoso Symposium – Crystal River Cruise

2018 Virtuoso Symposium was a historic event held in the Netherlands combining the efforts of six Virtuoso hotels, seven luxury river cruise vessels and two Dutch on-the-ground partners to create an unprecedented experience. As Co-Founder of Executive Edge Travel and Head of Leisure, I’ve attended several Virtuoso Symposiums over the years and each seems to… Read more »

Danube Reflections – Tauck European River Cruise

For those who have travelled the world quite extensively and are looking for a more laid back approach to travel, Tauck river cruising may be just the ticket. What better way to visit and experience multiple countries whilst only unpacking once? You’ll find that river cruising is similar to ocean cruising yet on a more… Read more »

Buon giorno from Pragelato & Bonjour from Val Thorens

I have arrived at Club Med Pragelato Vialattea after a 3 hour scenic drive from Milan airport. It was a sunny day and so we enjoyed our first meal sitting outside the Italian “La Trattoria” restaurant dining on a wide array of authentic Italian deli products including antipasti, fresh olives, cheeses, meats and bread before… Read more »

On the Road to Dublin & London

Executive Edge’s Debra Chalmers hit Dublin and London in The Doyle Collection style. Q: What struck you the most about the city of Dublin? The city of Dublin, so much fun. The people are so friendly and it’s got this amazing vibe about it with lots of street performers, great pubs on every corner and… Read more »

On the Road to Portugal & Spain

Edge’s Rhonda Smith has just embarked upon an eight night Leading Hotels of the World Spain and Portugal whirlwind. Check it out on Instragram! #UNCOMMONTRAVEL #LHWTRAVELLER Q: Your introduction to Spain began fittingly in the heart of Barcelona along the Passeig de Gracia at the neoclassical Majestic Hotel & Spa. The Majestic is fabulously located… Read more »

Old Familiar Tuscany

Some of the people who know me best often tease me for reading the same books over and over again. I have my old favorites next to my bed that are like a pair of comfy slippers. I can lose myself in the experience and know with perfect clarity that the journey is going to… Read more »

Beam me up, Scotty to Cinque Terre

I have fond childhood memories of excitedly receiving postcards from my grandmother as she’d journey to exotic locations around the globe in a seeming attempt to use up my parent’s inheritance as fast as she could. At night, before bed, I would stare at the cards and in a ‘Star Trek’ moment and try and… Read more »