Category: Going Out

5 things to do in Cordoba

5 things to do in Cordoba

For those looking to plan a city break holiday to Spain, Cordoba comes highly recommended. Situated in an idyllic riverfront location in the popular Andalusian region of Spain, Cordoba is decidedly picturesque and unassuming. Once the Spanish capital of a mighty Islamic caliphate, Cordoba today seamlessly blends its past lives to create a city in […]

Top 8 hot springs in Japan

Top 8 hot springs in Japan

In Japan, hot-spring bathing isn’t just a favourite pastime – it’s a national obsession. Straddling two bucking tectonic plates on the Pacific’s infamous ‘Ring of Fire’, Japan is extremely volcanically active – and this proliferation of geological activity has one very fortunate side-effect: hot springs. There are thousands of hot springs (onsen) in Japan, and […]

Lima, Peru: a culinary journey with 10 delectable stops

Lima, Peru: a culinary journey with 10 delectable stops

Many people call Lima Peru the “Culinary Capital of Latin America,” and there are plenty of reasons for such a title. In this Andean city, one finds a celebration of ancient techniques and avant-garde practices that seamlessly merge inside the local kitchens of Lima’s highly diverse restaurants and bars. Successive migrations (African, Chinese, Italian, Japanese […]

Genoa

Top 7 ways to experience the true heart of Genoa, Italy

Located in Italy’s northwest corner, the small city of Genoa is a fantastic under-the-radar destination. Italy Beyond the Obvious travelers frequently tell us after a visit that Genoa is an undiscovered gem! Below, our seven top recommendations for the visitor who wants to connect with local culture. Explore the small streets and beautiful squares of […]

5 reasons you'll fall in love with Istria on foot

5 reasons you’ll fall in love with Istria on foot

Istria, dangling like a heart-shaped pendant from the north corner of Croatia’s coastline, is a contrasting peninsula swathed in Italian influences. Sometimes known as ‘Croatia’s Tuscany’, it was in fact Italian until 1945 and the flavour can be found in every corner, not just in the highly-acclaimed food. Whether you prefer the sun and sea […]

5 great reasons to visit Provence in the Spring

5 great reasons to visit Provence in the Spring

Spring in Provence is all about ‘waking up’, there is the sensation of new life and new light, this spectacular swathe of France is shaking off the sleepy hibernation of winter and enjoying the delights of warmer weather, sunshine for longer and the welcome blossoming of wild flowers and fruit trees. The villages are becoming […]

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Israel’s 6 best family friendly activities

If you want to avoid the generic all-inclusive package deal holiday this year then a family holiday to Israel could be the answer. With an unbeatable combination of history, religion, culture, fun activities and beaches this will be both an educational and exciting holiday for the whole family. 1. Take a helicopter tour The best […]

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When and where to see cherry blossom in Japan

There are some rightly renowned and beautiful cherry blossom spots in the world – Kew Gardens in London and the approach to the Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C. spring to mind – but none are more well-known than the Japanese blooms which open in late March on southern Kyushu Island and can be seen as […]

An affair with Canada

An affair with Canada

2017 is the year to move on from conventional, well-trodden holiday ground. As the world appears to shrink, it’s time to chase new horizons. And the horizons couldn’t get any wider than the impressive open spaces of Canada! However, it’s not just sheer size that makes this country awe-inspiring; it is also the variety within. […]

Barcelona's hidden gem: Carrer d'Avinyó

Barcelona’s hidden gem: Carrer d’Avinyó

Tired of the tourist packed streets, shops, and restaurants? Looking for a more authentic, local experience? Take a stroll through the winding streets of the Gothic Quarter, but be sure to keep your eye out for Carrer d’Avinyó, a hidden gem among the popular souvenir shops and paella restaurants. Whether you’re looking for or happen […]

Top 5 venues in Vienna for classical music connoisseurs

Top 5 venues in Vienna for classical music connoisseurs

Every day, Austria’s capital Vienna stages one to three dozen classical music events. Many of them take place in luxurious spots but not all of them offer a luxury experience. Here are Wien’s top five classical venues for music connoisseurs. Wiener Musikverein The home of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is the epicenter of classical music. […]

Top 5 luxury activities to inspire you in Ireland

Top 5 luxury activities to inspire you in Ireland

Are you looking for something a little different while in Ireland? We have all enjoyed the obvious luxury getaways. Indulgent buffet breakfasts in a massive 5-star  hotel followed by some shopping, cocktails and a fantastic dinner. While this will never get old, our adventurous side needs to be entertained also. Ireland is topping the polls […]

The 7 best Cali-Baja experiences in San Diego

The 7 best Cali-Baja experiences in San Diego

San Diego is “Cali-Baja” culture, a blend of Mexico and California. From experiences to restaurants, San Diego gives you a chance to try this historical mix in a region rich with both old and new cultural direction. Yes, San Diego is water, whales, golf and history. Under it all is this different cultural melt that […]

5 historical features you shouldn't miss in Ferrara

5 historical features you shouldn’t miss in Ferrara

Ferrara is one of Italy’s lesser known but very significant cities. A city which historically was as important as Florence and Venice, recognized by Unesco as The City of the Renaissance. A visit to Ferrara is a Journey of discovery into the world of medieval and renaissance architecture and art. The Estense Castle The Castello […]

5 islands you should visit on the 'West Coast' of Kenya

5 islands you should visit on the ‘West Coast’ of Kenya

Kenya is well known for its “out of Africa” experiences, particularly the bush and beach safaris. Its sandy white beaches rank as some of the best in Africa, particularly those in the North and South Coast of Mombasa. Other well-known beaches can be found further north in Watamu, Malindi and Lamu. Little is known of […]

Pierre, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong

5 amazing luxury dining experiences

Some meals aren’t easily forgotten. They might raise the standards in terms of the food quality and inventiveness, the restaurant’s outstanding location or the high levels of service. These dining experiences make us feel that little bit more special, even if just for an evening. We’ve selected five stand-out dining experiences to enjoy on your […]

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