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Delicious drives in the Netherlands: Willemstad to Middelburg, via Domburg

Delicious drives in the Netherlands: Willemstad to Middelburg, via Domburg

On my second day of exploration with Hertz, it was time to explore Zeeland. It’s a place that is practically impossible to explore with public transport, which meant my car rental came in handy. Today’s mission? Scoring true Zeeuwse Mussels, and walking on the beach of Zeeland for some true holiday vibes. Willemstad After staying […]

Delicious drives in the Netherlands: Den Bosch to Breda, via Berkel Enschot

Delicious drives in the Netherlands: Den Bosch to Breda, via Berkel Enschot

If you know me, you’ll know I never miss a chance to escape abroad. But in spring and summer my own home country, The Netherlands, is actually a lovely place to be. During three beautifully sunny days Hertz challenged me to explore The Netherlands during a Delicious Drive, in search of lesser known bites & […]

Summer in the Three Valleys: our 5 favourites

Summer in the Three Valleys: our 5 favourites

Meribel and the Three Valleys are world famous ski and snowboard destinations, there is no doubt about that. However, when the snow retreats from the Three Valleys there are a number of things you can do with the wide open spaces and mountain passes that hikers, thrill seekers and music lovers can enjoy at a […]

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Top 5 things to do in Dubrovnik’s Old Town

Towering medieval buildings meet warm Adriatic waters, it’s no surprise Dubrovnik has become increasingly popular for luxury travel. For those looking to plan a trip to The Pearl of the Adriatic, the evocative old town is by far the most attractive draw of this beautiful city. Narrow cobbled streets and impressive medieval buildings are enclosed […]

Delicious drives in Germany: Kurhaus Binz to Stralsund, via Middelhagen

Delicious drives in Germany: Kurhaus Binz to Stralsund, via Middelhagen

Rested and energised, I prepared for my third and final day with Hertz by the Baltic Sea. After breakfast at the hotel I headed off in my Ford Mustang hire car to the Villa mit Sonnenhof. On my way there, I discovered a small wood shop called Holzkunst nach Wunsch, and decided to stop for […]

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The world’s most expensive macaron, along with your own private butler

Temptation comes in all shapes and sizes, doesn’t it? St. Regis Hotels are especially talented at creating quirky, luxurious temptations. In Istanbul, St. Regis has a special Champagne Sabering Ceremony one evening each week, that kicks off with the manager opening Champagne with a saber. It’s flamboyant, fun and of course a top of the […]

7 great reasons to visit central Europe

7 great reasons to visit central Europe

Central Europe might not conjure images of luxury when you’re planning the perfect holiday, but that’s an outdated perception that means only those in-the-know are taking advantage of this vibrant region’s best options. From admiring opulent architecture to pampering yourself at mountainside spas, Central Europe offers more than enough options for luxury travel. Here are […]

A wine lover's guide to Malaga

A wine lover’s guide to Malaga

The history of wine in the Andalusian province of Malaga tells a story of the Moscatel de Alejandria grape variety, the oldest unadulterated strain in existence today. Cultivation of this grape for sweet wine began in Malaga some 3,000 years ago, brought to the region by the Phoenicians from Alexandria, Egypt. The Phoenicians, Romans and even […]

Delicious drives in Germany: Heringsdorf to Kurhaus Binz, via Mellenthin

Delicious drives in Germany: Heringsdorf to Kurhaus Binz, via Mellenthin

The second day of my Delicious Drive road trip with Hertz started off with breakfast at the Strandhotel Heringsdorf. On offer was a lavish breakfast buffet with tasty homemade jams – the perfect refreshment to kick-start a new day by the Baltic Sea. I had a full schedule for the day, starting with a visit […]

5 things to know about Amalfi Coast beaches

5 things to know about Amalfi Coast beaches

Italy’s Amalfi Coast is one of the country’s most picture-perfect spots, but also gets extremely busy during high season. The iconic towns of Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and Ravello attract many thousands of visitors between the months of April and October, when the weather is warm and sunny. Visitors might therefore assume that there are many fantastic […]

Delicious drives in Germany: Dortmund to Heringsdorf, via Loddin

Delicious drives in Germany: Dortmund to Heringsdorf, via Loddin

A road trip is a unique kind of adventure I was lucky enough to experience recently in association with Hertz, the world’s largest car hire company for their First with Hertz campaign. The aim of the trip was to drive around Germany’s Baltic Sea, its islands of Usedom and Rügen, and the Hanseatic city of […]

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7 alternative safaris to take you off the beaten track

To come face-to-face with the incredible wildlife that walk this planet is surely one of the greatest adventures. But there’s more than one way to enjoy a safari these days than just sitting on a jeep. If you’re looking for a real heat-thumping wild encounter that gets you closer and takes you off the beaten […]

10 reasons why Bali is TripAdvisor's top destination in the world  for 2017

10 reasons why Bali is TripAdvisor’s top destination in the world for 2017

To those well-acquainted with Bali, this award has been a long time coming. In 2016, TripAdvisor named Bali as the 5th Best Island Destination in the World. Then last month Bali was bestowed the title of Top Holiday Destination in the World for 2017. To put this in perspective, London is 2nd, Paris 3rd, Rome […]

Spain Michelin Star Triangle Les Moles Jeroni

Delicious drives in Spain: The Michelin Star Triangle and a special gem

I was delighted to team up with Hertz recently to introduce you to some wonderful Delicious Drives in this relatively undiscovered part of Spain. Our first route covered Belle Epoque by the beach and the spectacular Desierto de las Palmas. The second route included a fun boat trip, meeting the Mussel Professor, and areas of […]

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The secrets of how to order coffee in Italy

You may or may not be aware of the importance of coffee in Italian culture. The locals embrace every cup of coffee – drinking it is an enjoyable and relaxing moment to enjoy the flavour and smell of the coffee, with friends or family or during a quick coffee break (‘una pausa‘). But do you […]

Delicious drives in Spain: Morella to Peñsicola, via Vilafamés

Delicious drives in Spain: Morella to Peñsicola, via Vilafamés

Recently I teamed up with Hertz to explore some of Spain’s most beautiful towns, as part of the Delicious Drives series. This remarkable route includes a town where Game of Thrones was filmed, which also used to be a Papal Residence, an inland town with stunning views that was re-constructed by artists and an incredibly […]

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