Category: Bed & Breakfasts

Short stay: Canowindra B&B, Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK

Short stay: Canowindra B&B, Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK

Run by Rick and Georgie de Boer (son-in-law and daughter to the owners of Peinmore House next door), Canowindra B&B lies on the outskirts of Portree on the Isle of Skye. This luxury bed and breakfast is overlooked by Ben Tianavaig with stunning views of the Cuillin mountain range to the south and the Old […]

Short stay: Lochsie, Peinmore House, Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK

Short stay: Lochsie, Peinmore House, Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK

Owned and very ably run by Don and Margaret Greer since 2007, Peinmore House is a beautifully kept B&B that can be found by following a signpost to the Braes on the outskirts of Portree. From this peaceful location, you can enjoy panoramic views of the Cuillins to the south and the distinctive Old Man […]

Short stay: Arisaig House, Invernessshire, Scotland, UK

Short stay: Arisaig House, Invernessshire, Scotland, UK

Arisaig House is very much a family operation (led by Peter and Sarah Winnington-Ingham), perfectly situated for exploring the West Highlands. From here, you can also easily reach the islands of Rum, Eigg, Muck and Canna, explore Knoydart, or venture north towards Skye. The house dates back to 1864 but was transformed in the 1930s. […]

Short stay: Three Glens, Moniaive, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, UK

Short stay: Three Glens, Moniaive, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, UK

At the start of our mountain bike / island hop adventure in Scotland, we stayed at the Three Glens – an eco-getaway in unspoiled Dumfriesshire, overlooking the village of Moniaive and with beautiful 360-degree views of rolling green hills. This luxury eco house benefits from ground source and solar thermal heating, with an air heat […]

5 reasons to do Downtown Napa

5 reasons to do Downtown Napa

So much wine, so little time. The Napa Valley is synonymous with wine – good wine. You can’t taste it all, but you can taste smart. So break the wine country mold, ditch the need for a designated driver and and do Downtown Napa. In case you needed them, here are five good reasons to […]

New Zealand's #1 ski town and #1 bed and breakfast

New Zealand’s #1 ski town and #1 bed and breakfast

Skiing and snowboarding in New Zealand takes place mainly during the winter months of July, August and September, with later September conditions more spring like. The most popular region to ski in New Zealand is the Southern Lakes district, which is home to the beautiful, picturesque, tranquil town of Wanaka. Wanaka is a cosy small […]

3 trips to take with your girlfriends in Southern California

3 trips to take with your girlfriends in Southern California

With spring comes the inevitable appetite for renewal–for new life, new wonders and new experiences. Take this changing of seasons as the perfect reason to round up your closest gal pals and explore sunny Southern California. Head for places where you can enjoy the outdoors and let the Golden State’s natural elements work their wonders […]

10 foodie getaways in South Africa

10 foodie getaways in South Africa

There is an endless list of things to do in South Africa, but sometimes, when you’re after a laid back holiday, sightseeing is just something to do between meals. South Africa is fast becoming one of the world’s most sought after foodie destinations, offering fantastic quality, innovation, and diversity to travellers. Here are 10 of […]

Dog-lovers: top tips for your luxury British getaway

Dog-lovers: top tips for your luxury British getaway

There is nothing like enjoying the splendour of the English countryside with your four-legged companion by your side. However, sometimes it can be difficult for dog-lovers to know where to find luxury that both pet and owner can enjoy. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of our top must-have travel accessories and favourite dog-friendly boltholes […]

5 artistic stays in Cape Town – World Design Capital 2014

5 artistic stays in Cape Town – World Design Capital 2014

As World Design Capital 2014, Cape Town is a destination highlight for art- and design-lovers around the world. Throughout the year, Cape Town will be showcasing a programme of over 450 projects to delight every sense and artistic taste. If you’re planning a trip to Cape Town in 2014, we recommend staying at one of […]

6 spectacular places to stay in Scotland

6 spectacular places to stay in Scotland

Scotland’s immense beauty is reason alone to visit, never mind extras like whisky trails, world-class golfing, the fairy pools of Skye, or actual castles in the sky.  Luxury accommodations are as varied as the country’s landscape, with properties to match your preference whether you lean toward urban hotels, rural hunting lodges, tiny inns, or private […]

Melbourne - a smug little city

Melbourne – a smug little city

Melbourne is a suave and chic destination. It is also smug. Renowned for its food, bars, appreciation of art and culture, you can fully expect a memorable experience. There has been a long standing rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne, and many claim that is why Canberra, Australia’s capital city, was placed in the middle. Melbourne […]

The best places to stay in Nozawa Onsen, Japan

The best places to stay in Nozawa Onsen, Japan

As a typical Japanese village, you will find high end accommodation, but perhaps not as you would expect in the United States or Europe. What you will find are superlative Japanese experiences.  Traditional ryokans, or inns, tend to have belonged to the one family for generations, and originated in the Edo period. It is here […]

5 of Finland's finest manor houses

5 of Finland’s finest manor houses

If the words ‘manor house’ conjure up visions of quintessentially English properties of a bygone era then think again. Finland’s manor houses are being restored and converted and attracting tourists. Be it noble families or industrial magnates, Finland’s wealthy have left a legacy of impressive estates in bucolic locations that are now open to all. […]

Interview with Alina Pinelli, Founder of countryslowliving.com

Interview with Alina Pinelli, Founder of countryslowliving.com

Alina Pinelli, together with her family Lucia and Giovanni, are the founders of countryslowliving.com  (Il Fontanaro Farm, Villas & Co) – a resort where travellers come from all over the world to learn about the Italian heritage in organic wines, olive oils, saffron and honey, to discover the culture of the Tuscan and Umbrian lands. With […]

Looking beyond star ratings for excellent, quality accommodation

Looking beyond star ratings for excellent, quality accommodation

“Stars are not a secure way to find the perfect hotel.” After reading this sentence in an American novel, uttered by a famous globetrotter, a smart travel agent would realise that the success of a good trip is the experience you have, and that stars are no longer a secure system to sleep in a […]

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