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Julia Roberts Split Croatia

Julia Roberts in Split: the latest in a long list of celebrities who can’t get enough of Croatia

Croatia, officially the world’s best country of 2017, has been attracting a long list of celebrities, with the latest being Julia Roberts, accompanied by her cinematographer husband, Daniel Moder. The beautiful famous couple elected the incredible city of Split as their chosen Croatian destination. Meanwhile, Croatian luxury travel agency VIP Holiday Booker has experienced an […]

Video of the week: Drone fishing for tuna

Video of the week: Drone fishing for tuna

You have to take your hat off to Jaiden Maclean as he undertakes pioneering game fishing from the beach whilst using innovative techniques from above. Watch as he uses his DJI drone to successfully bring in a longtail tuna.

Kenya’s top 5 camps for active travellers

Kenya’s top 5 camps for active travellers

Kenya is the original birthplace of the safari holiday and home to the likes of the Maasai Mara, Amboseli and Samburu, which offer some of the best Big Five game viewing in the whole of Africa. However, Kenya is not solely about game viewing! It has some of the continent’s best and most striking scenery, […]

Short stay: The Rosebery Aparthotel, Clerkenwell, London, UK

Short stay: The Rosebery Aparthotel, Clerkenwell, London, UK

When attending the World Travel Market, I stayed in a studio apartment at The Rosebery from Supercity Aparthotels. Situated on Rosebery Avenue in Clerkenwell, the accommodation is within easy walking distance of two Underground stations – Farringdon (Circle, Hammersmith and City and Metropolitan lines) and Chancery Lane (Central line). This meant I could get to […]

4 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

4 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

On our latest trip, we spent a weekend in Warwickshire at the end of the half term holidays, staying at Chestnut Cottage, whilst our boys sailed in a competition. Whilst we were away, we got to try out a few new products which we detail below. Yoga Business Edition laptop from Lenovo A new laptop […]

Dubrovnik luxury villa in Croatia reasonable price

Top 6 destinations for an affordable luxury villa in Croatia

Did you know that on 2nd November 2017 Croatia was voted the best country in the world in the 2017 World Country Awards? It is also ranked in the Rough Guides’ top 20 beautiful countries in the world; although this is not surprising given its vast range of incredible sights, which include wonderful beaches, charming […]

Short stay: Chestnut Cottage, Arbor Holiday and Knightcote Farm Cottages, Warwickshire

Short stay: Chestnut Cottage, Arbor Holiday and Knightcote Farm Cottages, Warwickshire

Our latest stay was at Chestnut Cottage close to the wonderfully-named village of Bishops Itchington – a VisitEngland 5 Star Gold Award property located just a short distance from the M40 motorway in Warwickshire, and listed on the Premier Cottages website. Premier Cottages’ collection features almost 1,000 four and five-star self-catering cottages across the UK. […]

Lunch at Restaurant Le Pressoir, Vannes, Brittany, France

Lunch at Restaurant Le Pressoir, Vannes, Brittany, France

One of the gastronomic highlights of our trip to Brittany was lunch at Vincent David’s Le Pressoir, just north of Vannes. This restaurant has received many accolades and much recognition, including one Michelin star and three Gault et Millau toques. It is located in an attractive building on Rue de l’Hôpital, among residential properties in […]

10 great reasons to visit Vannes, Brittany, France

10 great reasons to visit Vannes, Brittany, France

On our recent trip to in France, after moving on from Carnac, we also spent some time in Vannes, exploring the quaint Medieval streets and magnificent buildings of this historic walled town. Situated in Morbihan, on the southern coast of Brittany, Vannes offers interesting contrasts of old and new. Built on the foundations of a […]

Short stay: Nestle Inn, Indianapolis, USA

Short stay: Nestle Inn, Indianapolis, USA

The Nestle Inn is a grand Victorian home off of the artsy shopping and dining hub, Massachusetts Avenue, in Downtown Indianapolis. It’s an iconic landmark in the area, and provides a truly customized stay different from mainstream hotels, while offering more conveniences than your average Inn or Bed and Breakfast. The welcome Lush landscaping and […]

A day trip on a traditional boat ("vieux grément") to Houat island

A day trip on a traditional boat (“vieux grément”) to Houat island

If you like the sound of an unforgettable day sailing to an island paradise, then this one is for you! Owner Jérôme Suillerot and boat captain Olivier will guide you across the Gulf of Morbihan aboard the 22-metre Krog E Barz, a traditional sailing ship with a white hull and distinctive green stripe – a […]

10 great reasons to visit Carnac, Brittany, France

10 great reasons to visit Carnac, Brittany, France

Having recently spent around 10 days in Carnac in southern Brittany, we thought it would be fitting to share 10 great reasons to visit this popular French seaside resort. Located in the heart of Quiberon Bay, and close to Brittany’s Gulf of Morbihan, Carnac enjoys a healthy influx of tourists, particularly in high season (July […]

South Africa's best kept safari secrets

South Africa’s best kept safari secrets

South Africa is renowned for its remarkable safari experiences, with people from all around the world travelling miles and miles to spend a night or two at one of the country’s superb game reserves. There are many firm favourites, names recognised across the globe for their incredible accommodation and service that have yet to disappoint […]

Special feature: Carnac Thalasso Spa Resort and Hotel, Carnac, Brittany, France

Special feature: Carnac Thalasso Spa Resort and Hotel, Carnac, Brittany, France

We recently visited Carnac in Brittany – a resort famous for its Neolithic standing stones – so that our two boys could compete in a sailing competition. Carnac itself is divided into two distinct areas – Carnac-Ville (the historic, main town) and Carnac-Plage (the beach area). With the event being out of Carnac Yacht Club, […]

Pula! 5 natural changes with the arrival of the rains in Botswana

Pula! 5 natural changes with the arrival of the rains in Botswana

The word ‘Pula’ must be the favourite word of the Batswana (the people of Botswana). It is so valued that it’s the name of their currency, the friendly expression used to convey ‘Cheers!’, and it translates literally as ‘rain’. In total, 80 per cent of the country is semi-arid Kalahari desert, and the start and […]

The world's most exciting city? A compelling debate

The world’s most exciting city? A compelling debate

In partnership with The Platinum Card® from American Express® You may recall that I was planning to attend an event hosted by 1843 Magazine and The Platinum Card from American Express recently – a debate in which five different cities, proposed by five different panellists, were put forward as contenders for the title of the […]

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