1. If you’ve never been to Greece, now is the time. This country has justifiably been one of Europe’s most popular visited countries due to its exceptional food, Mediterranean climate and astounding beauty & paradoxical nature where azure seas meet arid landscapes. Crete is fast becoming a foodie destination, in particular, Chania, so if you love to eat, here is your spot. Lemon artichoke pizzas are made in ancient pizza ovens, while freshly caught fish and squid come from hook to plate in mere minutes. Try to find a stay at the Waterfront, in historic Halepa, you won’t regret it.


  1. Mallorca in Spain is reinventing itself as the destination of choice for the organic nation, vegans, eco conscious and sustainability stalwarts. Chefs are flocking here to rediscover ancient gastronomy techniques such as only using local ingredients like Carob pods to create ranges of gluten free syrups, infusions and syrups. There are also designers, artists and creatives flocking to the once called ‘Paradise Island’ to recapture a back to the land lifestyle while high end hotels are focusing on a zero waste policy and organic produce. Mallorca is also famous for its rare indigenous grape varieties so this is definitely the place to sample rare wines under a Pergola overlooking the sea.


  1. Italy is the country that visitors flock to time and time again. The food, culture and countryside have a hypnotic draw on every type of traveller from the high end hotel visitors to students to foodies to the budding viticulturists. It offers something for everyone and maybe if you’re newly in love, it’s time to rent that old Fiat and travel the Tuscan countryside. Gladiator and The English Patient were filmed in Val D’Orcia and the landscapes in real life don’t disappoint. They are as spectacular as expected. Florence is obviously the city that must be visited from its ancient monasteries and churches to its genuinely delicious local trattorias. Truffle hunting could be fun, only at certain times of year and wine tasting in places such as St Gimignano will stay with you forever. The ancient architecture and little town on a hill is like something out of a fairy tale.


  1. Summer in the UK is about celebration. Any spot of sun means that the parks are packed with pale skins desperate to get some much needed Vitamin D. England and Pub are synonymous and in summer, pub gardens are a jovial and happy atmosphere for locals, tourists, families and friends. They often have quizzes and lively bands on weekends and pub food has transformed from limp chips and overcooked vegetables to gastro pub standards where fish, chips and mushy peas can proudly be called deliciously British. Pimms cocktails and Homegrown Ciders are our pick for country pubs this summer. For turquoise seas and fresh air, Cornwall is the most scenic seaside county that would be remiss to leave out.


  1. Swedes are the epitome of cool and sophisticated and the Capital City exudes understated chic and aloofness. But despite these intimidating facades, the Swedes are extraordinarily friendly and their American sounding English is exceptional, making Stockholm an easy city to visit. You’ll also find more H&M and Ikea’s here than many other cities in the world so if you’re a high street shopper fan, this city is paradise for clothes. The ancient harbour echoes of ancient Viking travails and the crisp weather invites one to enjoy local delicacies from the Baltic sea from Pickled Herring to Meatballs with mashed potatoes and lingonberry sauce. If you’re a furniture design aficionado, Sweden’s many boutique hotels showcase minimalist design and sleek features, a dream for interior designers. Spend some time at the Stockholm waterfront, where commerce, history and entertainment merge to create an iconic landmark.