TRAVEL/SPORTS & LIFESTYLE CHANNEL

This channel is just the ticket for European lifestyle fans, travel addicts and sports junkies – globetrotters: check out this section for unique experiences, unusual travel destinations and selected sports events in Europe! Whether you’re into fast cars or a classic motor, foodie experiences, unusual destinations to visit or fancy renting your own island for the week – read on to get inspired! Or why not check on that society-do or red carpet event you couldn’t make it to…and if you’re into sports and follow your favourite athlete or team to events (F1, football, tennis, golf, polo, cycling, triathlons or water sports anyone?), we’ve got some great event suggestions for you, as well new ideas to try out as well!

Geneva International Motorshow 2020 is cancelled due to Coronavirus – watch last year’s highlights now

Barcelona – Font Mágica Water Fountain Ballet

Barcelona is magic at night, so join the sheer excitement and wonder of this incredible performance of colour and water to Freddy Mercury & Monsterrat Caballé’s Barcelona! (barcelona.cat)

Annie B’s ‘Ultimate Gourmet Tour of Cádiz’

Andalusia is a land rich in wonderful produce: the seas bear plenty, they’re passionate about flamenco and the culture is ancient! All this is reflected in their food and wine, and of course: it’s the home of Sherry. Into foodie experiences? Then click to watch it now (anniebspain.com)

2020 Goodwood Revival from 11-13 September

We love going back in time: motors, fashion and all! You’ve gotta experience this ‘blast from the past’ at least once in your lifetime, so watch the video now for the best 5 battles on the tarmac.

Dolphin & Whale Watching in the Strait of Gibraltar

It’s a privilege watching these incredible animals in the wild – their sheer life-force is infectious! We saw a variety of dolphins, including the bottle nose dolphin, playing and jumping in the air, thoroughly enjoying life! The whales were less active but all the more gracious. The pilot whales were super lazy until we caught them surfing the waves (very cool) and the sperm whales were just spectacular. Watch the video now to appreciate these incredible creatures in their natural habitat

Red Carpet Event: Global Gift Gala Marbella

When superstar actress Eva Longoria & Friends hit Marbella, it’s party time – for charity! Meet her and friends up close and personal on the red carpet

Opium Beach Club Marbella Summer Opening

When this latino superstar comes to town, he has Marbella at his feet! Watch the video of him opening the infamous Opium Beach Club now

Mille Miglia – Classic Car Race, Brescia/ Italy, from 13 – 16 May 2020

The most fascinating car race for classic cars built between 1927 – 1957! (1000miglia.it)

Sotogrande Grand Prix – Classic Car Rally & Concours D’Elégance

And what a weekend it was: vintage cars, exciting races, glorious stop overs, and international crowd & summer sun! Couldn’t make it? Watch it now

Wine Festival ‘Natur Pur’ in Germany’s Rheingau Area

Sampling the latest crop of Hattenheim’s wine growers, who opened up their vineyards for a day, was brilliant fun.

Exclusive recipe & cooking demo by Austria’s youngest Masterchef

Tannheimer Rabbit with Chanterelle Mushrooms and Peaches is on the menu.

Swedish Lapland – Tree House Hotel in Harads

This incredible ‘hotel’ has 7 uniquely designed luxury accommodations, allowing you to experience nature as a high-flyer, literally!

Husky Sledding in Iceland

Gawd, it was freezing: -12ºC, yet everybody was completely hyper with excitement, including the dogs! This is an adventure of a lifetime: a Husky ride in the snow.

Vogue Williams & Spencer Matthews shout-out

Just in case you’ve forgotten, which channel you’re watching 😉

Costa Stories – magazine style show from the Costa del Sol & Gibraltar

Escape to the sun and have a good time, watch Costa Stories to join in the fun

Lanzarote: Under Water Sculpture Park

Sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor is famous for his underwater installations.
underwatermuseumlanzarote.com

 

Paragliding in the Swiss Alps

Enjoying spectacular views of the Swiss & French Alps,  this is s total bucket list experience! Click the start button now to join in on the adventure.

Scotland – The Macallan Distillery

An incredible building in an incredible landscape, and they make Whiskey there – it can’t get any better.
themacallan.com

Carnival Street Parade – Wiesbaden/Germany

February is carnival season and Germany loves a good parade and Mickey-taking. We caught up with the madness in the city of Wiesbaden

Style - Living

Bella Freud on the interior design of her flagship store

A fashion designer, for whom authenticity is massive, Bella Freud talks interior design & getting the look just right for her Chiltern St shop in London!

WATCH IT NOW!

TRAVEL - DESTINATIONS

Marrakech – Yves Saint Laurent Museum

Yves Saint Laurent loved it there, you should go and visit too.
museumyslmarrakech.com

International Hot-air Balloon Festival Tannheimer Tal in Austria from 11 – 25 January

This hot-air balloon festival in the snow offers to-die-for views of the Alps (tannheimertal.com)

Eisriesenwelt – World of Ice Giants in Austria

It is too jurassic for words! Visit the largest ice cave in the world.
eisriesenwelt.at

Caminito del Rey in Málaga

It’s the world’s most dangerous hiking experience, offering the most breath-taking views at the same time.
reservas.caminitodelrey.info

Hot-Air Balloon Ride – Marrakesh/ Morocco

A short drive outside Marrakesh is where our hot-air balloon took us to 1000m height to watch the sunrise over the Atlas Mountains #videooutsoon

Sponsored Post! Marrakesh – Riad El Mezouar

A most beautiful oasis of calm in the busy Medina quarter, Marrakesh’s old town. It’s very private, fabulously decorated, with delicious, authentic cuisine on the menu! riadelmezouar.com

Mercato Metropolitano – Christmas at London’s int’l street food market

South London’s legendary street food market is famous indeed – and always worth a visit, particularly during Christmas time.

Lisbon – Mercado da Ribeira

Portugal’s capital is hosting one of the most exciting street food markets in Europe – GO!

Bordeaux – Cité du Vin
This new-gen museum, where wine comes to life, literally! A must-visit for any wine lover (laciteduvin.fr)
Hotel Marques de Riscal in Álava/ Spain

Situated in the Basque country, it combines design, art & gastronomy with wine…being is believing! (marquesriscal.grandluxuryhotels.com)

Northern Ireland – Finn Lough Estate

It’s a fabulous place for you to experience nature by day, but also night – bubble dome luxury at it’s best (finnlough.com)

Vitra Museum in Weil am Rhein/ Germany

The museum has been designed by Frank Gehry and Weil am Rhein is ever so pretty – must visit! (design-museum.de)

Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi/ Sweden

Open 365 days a year, this place offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience. (icehotel.com)

Lapland – Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort/ Finnland

Situated 350km above the Artic Circle, it’s a trip of a lifetime: nordic lights, sleigh rides and unbeatable beauty in winter included (kakslauttanen.fi)

Sports - Events

Estrella Damm Andalucía Masters 2020 from 29 April to 03 May is postponed!

One of the toughest golf courses in Spain and one of the favourite courses of the players on the European Tour.

Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters 2019 at Valderrama Golf Club

Watch the winning shot, catapulting C. Bezuidenhout into to golfing limelight

FIS Alpine Ski World Cup 2019/20 until 26 April

Alpine, Freestyle & Freeski, Nordic Combined, Ski Jumping, Snowboard & Cross-Country – this IS the mammoth World Cup in winter sports (fis-ski.com)

Sponsored Post! Chamonix – Running the Alps

Fell running is a fantastic sport and not for the faint hearted! runthealps.com

2020 IIHF World Championship from 8 – 24 May

Shout-out to all ice hockey fans: make your way to Zurich or Lausanne in May to go crazy for your country (iihf.com)

Roland Garros French Open 2020 from 24 May – 07 June

We refuse to believe that this tennis classic could also fall victim to the Coronavirus cancellations of sports events! So fingers crossed…(rolandgarros.com)

World Exclusive: Wildforce Training Programme Demo

This new work-out concept is based on wildlife behaviour – wicked!

Ladies European Tour: Open de España

The Ladies Tour arrives in Marbella to play La Quinta in Marbella, and it was tight all the way until the end! Who won? Click to find out.

Rugby Union: Guiness Six Nations from 01 Feb – 14 March 2020

England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France & Italy – European rugby at its best! (sixnationsrugby.com)

Montblanc Marathon on 28 June 2020

90km of solid hard trail running, starting in Chamonix! Go to get all pumped up and then sign up for next year

F1 Racing 2020 – Europe
1 – 3 May: Zandvoort/ NL
8 – 10 May: Barcelona/ ES
21 -24 May: Monaco/ MC
(formula1.com)
UEFA European Championship 2020

24 teams compete in 12 cities in 12 countries from the 12 June to 12 July – bring it on, is what we say! (uefa.com)

Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote on 3 October 2020

Registration is now open for the Club La Santa Ironman 70.3 challenge on this stunning island, amongst the most incredible scenery (ironman.com)

9th Vendée Globe starts 8 November 2020

Sail around the world non-stop, without assistance, and more women than ever have signed up for this year’s race! It’s going to be choppy (vendeeglobe.org)

Women in Polo – meet Clara Cassino (ARG)

Exclusive interview with an upcoming star on the women’s polo scene.

45th Int’l Polo Tournament at Santa Maria Polo Club High Goal Gold Cup Final

This is polo the Spanish way, with a spectacular tournament at Spain’s premier lifestyle destination Sotogrande.

Costa Stories: exclusive interview with polo player Malcolm Borwick (GB)

He’s one of the UK’s most charismatic players around – meet Malcolm Borwick in this exclusive interview.

Costa Stories: exclusive interview with polo player Adolfo Cambiaso (ARG)

He’s been ranked at No.1 for over a decade, so how much does winning mean to the best polo player in the world?