Tom Barber

By Tom
On: 8th November, 2011

80 Senses: #6 - The concept of 'hygge' in Denmark

  • Denmark

Difficult enough to pronounce, let alone define, 'hygge' is best experienced on a mid-winter trip to Copenhagen, and ideally in the run up to Christmas. You may not be able to put your finger on it, but hygge will be all around, in romantic candle-lit restaurants; in snug subterranean bars…

By Tom
On: 25th October, 2011

Introducing 'Around the World in 80 Senses'

You know the moment on a holiday when you just think - 'THIS is what it's all about'. That moment when the stresses and strains of work and reality slip away and you truly feel you're away from it all?... We have chosen our favourite things from around the world.

By Tom
On: 10th October, 2011

Winter Ski Holidays

  • France
  • Italy
  • Norway

Four fab new trips for the winter of 2011-2012...The Indian Summer enjoyed by many in the UK of late is well and truly over, and we can now look forward to months of news bulletins featuring cars skidding around on icy roads and the BAA making up excuses for their usual shoddy…

Cliffs in the Algarve

By Tom
On: 21st September, 2011

Affordable Holidays to Europe

  • Croatia
  • Europe
  • France
  • Gozo
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Spain

Letting go of the summer is never easy. While we're still left guessing whether or not an Indian Summer will make an appearance, there's a sure-fire way to guarantee a few more outings for strappy sandals and bright maxi dresses: a luxury holiday in Europe.

The Northern Lights, Northern Norway

By Tom
On: 19th September, 2011

The Best Places to see the Northern Lights

  • Italy
  • Norway

Seeing the Northern Lights is, for many, the holiday of a lifetime. These are our favourite spots to witness them - expect the unexpected...

Children skiing

By Tom
On: 12th September, 2011

Skiing with Children: Help!

  • Switzerland

Ski resorts plus children under the age of two don't mix. You'd be forgiven for thinking that this is in fact law, given the multitude of mountain activities that bar children under the age of two. But avoid the main resorts and you'll find there's plenty to amuse both adults and infants...

Corvatsch, St Moritz

By Tom
On: 6th September, 2011

Riding the Cresta Run from Top

  • Switzerland

What exactly is the Cresta Run? An adrenaline-charged 80mph thrill, with your face just inches above the ice, explains OT founder and ski fanatic Nick. For a once in a lifetime holiday experience, head to Switzerland for the adventure to beat all adventures...

By Tom
On: 10th August, 2011

Holidays with a Difference

  • Madeira
  • Colombia
  • Canary Islands
  • USA

Some of our favourite places are tainted by misconceptions, but if you scratch beneath the surface you can discover some wonderful holidays with a difference. So here we're taking a slightly different approach to four places with stigmas attached, that don't seem fair, if only you know where to go.

Reykjavik landscape

By Tom
On: 29th July, 2011

Volcanoes, Glaciers and Whales During a Trip to Iceland

  • Iceland

Iceland is a fascinating country, albeit a little surreal...

By Tom
On: 22nd June, 2011

How to Haggle on Holiday

Haggling on holiday, a do or a do not?...