Category: Attractions

Why Westchester is the new New York City

Why Westchester is the new New York City

When you hear the name ‘New York City’ you immediately think of the skyscrapers of Midtown Manhattan, the busy streets, gourmet restaurants, elegant boutiques and yellow cabs, right? Did you know there was a destination just steps away from Manhattan offering all of the above but in a much more relaxed and personalized setting? A [...]

Top 7 beaches in Mexico

Top 7 beaches in Mexico

Why do so many people flock to Mexico year after year? Well, besides the nation’s hospitality and exotic cuisine, Mexico is renowned for its plethora of stunning beaches. Whether you are the type of traveller who loves spending all day sunbathing or exploring the coral reefs that lurk beneath crystal clear waters, Mexico has a [...]

5 things to do in Lisbon, Portugal

5 things to do in Lisbon, Portugal

A city of trams, tiles and iron funiculars, Lisbon remains a glorious European gem. It is one of the world’s oldest (and coincidentally friendliest) cities and has the honour of being the oldest capital in Western Europe. And this sense of history is ever-present. Positively buzzing and regularly drenched in sunlight, there is much to [...]

3 European cities in 5 fabulous days

3 European cities in 5 fabulous days

The sun hadn’t even come up when I realized it was going to be one of those days. During the hour drive from home to the airport, my flight had gone from being 20 minutes late, to delayed many hours, to no seat but a supposed ticket on another airline. In the end, it all [...]

Top 5 Italian wineries that include delicious food pairings

Top 5 Italian wineries that include delicious food pairings

The only thing better than a tasting of good, complex wines, is paring it with perfectly matched, delectable cuisine. Add in a scenic backdrop of rolling vineyards, blue skies, and charming hilltop villages and you have one incredibly enjoyable day on your hands. It’s no wonder why I love to include tasting lunches on several [...]

7 highlights you can’t miss in Phuket

7 highlights you can’t miss in Phuket

Seducing travelers for years, Phuket, known as the Pearl of the Andaman Sea, is an alluring tropical destination. Appealing to all, from the dreamers and drifters to the hedonists and adrenaline junkies, Phuket has an intoxicating spirit bound to captivate even the most seasoned traveler. Offering the perfect combination of relaxation and indulgence, the island promises [...]

4 top luxury film sets for your next visit to the UK

4 top luxury film sets for your next visit to the UK

Ancient forests, sparkling lakes and haunted castles – it should come as no surprise that filmmakers flock to Britain. As well as breathtaking landscapes, Britain is peppered with fabulous historic architecture – from castles to stately homes – whose fabled walls have provided the backdrop for many a classic film or cult TV drama. With [...]

Top 5 reasons why the Basque country is an ideal destination

Top 5 reasons why the Basque country is an ideal destination

France is always going to be one of my top Winter and Summer destinations, the Alps a seasonal haven and the South of France – well, there is nothing better than being close to a harbour or hearing the waves lap at the shore. This year, one of my favourite destinations has to be Biarritz [...]

5 reasons Greece should be back on your hit list

5 reasons Greece should be back on your hit list

Let’s be honest, Greece never really lost its hold as one of Europe’s most popular summer getaways. But with the economic instability across the country over the last few years, it may have been overlooked in favor of its Mediterranean neighbors. The tide is starting to change though with Summer bookings looking to reach record [...]

6 of the best Central American journeys

6 of the best Central American journeys

For those considering Central America for the first time, we offer a handy guide to six of the best Central American journeys. Discover the rainforest canopies of Costa Rica, snow-white beaches of Belize, old colonial towns of Guatemala and much more. Guatemala A breathtakingly beautiful country that is fast becoming one of the most sought-after destinations [...]

5 must-see sights on a short stay in Tallinn, Estonia

5 must-see sights on a short stay in Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn is the capital of Estonia, the northernmost and smallest of the Baltic countries (comprising Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia).  However the city, which was awarded the European Capital Culture award in 2011, more than makes up for its small size in cultural impact with a great many museums, galleries and other attractions for discerning tourists [...]

10 must-see natural wonders of Latin America

10 must-see natural wonders of Latin America

Latin America has achieved a reputation for being rich in natural beauty and grandiose wonders. While the continent boasts multitudes of natural wonders, here are my top picks to get a healthy dose of nature on your next adventure in Latin America. 1. Amazon rainforest Of course, the Amazon rainforest is my number one pick, [...]

6 luxury activities for a girls’ getaway in Queenstown

6 luxury activities for a girls’ getaway in Queenstown

From the moment I land in Queenstown, I’m hit with an overwhelming sense of excitement. Soaring white-capped mountains greet me as I step out of the plane. There is a majestic ambience blanketing Queenstown, it’s easy to see I’m going to have a good time here. While it’s not my first time in Queenstown, this [...]

5 ways to attend the Grand National in style

5 ways to attend the Grand National in style

The Grand National needs little introduction. One of the biggest single betting events in sport, it is also one of the most famous horse races in the world – a handicap steeplechase that’s been running since 1839. Held at Aintree, Liverpool, UK, this year the highlight of the National Hunt calendar has a new sponsor, [...]

Photograph of the week: Mount Cook, New Zealand

Photograph of the week: Mount Cook, New Zealand

Although it’s been shrinking over the past 20 years, Mount Cook, otherwise known as Aoraki, is still New Zealand’s highest mountain. Surrounded by rugged lanscapes, lakes and even glaciers, it attracts walkers and climbers from all over the world. The weather conditions are extremely interchangeable in Mount Cook National Park, but that doesn’t stop people [...]

A waterslide so vast, you can see it from space

A waterslide so vast, you can see it from space

The Chinese government has this morning announced sensational plans to transform a short stretch of the Great Wall of China into a waterslide.  In a massive project that is estimated to cost upwards of 160 million Chinese yuan, the length of wall that spans from 愚人节 to 戏说 will undergo a programme of re-enforcement before being divided [...]

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