Category: Attractions

4 must-see art galleries in Rio de Janeiro

4 must-see art galleries in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is probably best known for its beautiful sandy beaches and friendly locals. But beneath the parties and the cocktails, a rich art history runs deep within the city.  Here are four must-see art galleries to be found in Brazil’s second largest city and host of the next 2016 Olympics. Museu de Arte […]

Photograph of the week: Monument Rocks, Kansas

Photograph of the week: Monument Rocks, Kansas

In the middle a field in a remote area of Kansas, a series of large chalk formations rise from the ground. Surrounded by miles of flat farmland, Monument Rocks provide a striking contrast. On a hot summer day, the air lies still and heavy over the rocks. Low lying wildflowers provide occasional bursts of colour and […]

Japan's cherry blossoms captured on Google Street View

Japan’s cherry blossoms captured on Google Street View

Japan’s Springtime cherry blossom season, or Sakura as it is known, is world famous.  And it’s just become even more famous thanks to Google Street View. In Japan, the cherry blossom has arrived early this year, but Google were still quick off the mark and have covered 50 of these iconic cherry blossom landscapes,  including the […]

4 of the best places to visit on the Amalfi Coast

4 of the best places to visit on the Amalfi Coast

Visiting the Amalfi Coast is decadence itself. It is the place to visit if you like swimming in sparkling bays, strolling around romantic fishing villages, eating incredible food and soaking up stunning scenery. Having spent the majority of the last 20 years on the Italian coast I feel ready to share my knowledge about the […]

Enjoy a luxury break in ‘England’s playground’

Enjoy a luxury break in ‘England’s playground’

Goodwood House, on the edge of the South Downs National Park, is one of England’s finest stately homes and the focal point of an amazing combination of unique sporting events set in the most stunning of locations. The estate, affectionately known as ‘England’s playground’, offers world renowned horse racing at its racecourse perched on top […]

The top 5 things to do when in Sydney

The top 5 things to do when in Sydney

Sydney is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, located on the south east coast of the Tasman Sea. The state capital of New South Wales offers some of the world’s best beaches, excellent shopping and exquisite dining experiences from around the world. Here are some of my favorite activities. Bondi Beach  Just twenty minutes from Sydney’s […]

Luxury bed and breakfast at a Washington winery

Luxury bed and breakfast at a Washington winery

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of Seattle, WA. Surrounded by water and hundreds of points of interests, you may get lost in the simplicity of just being a tourist. In which case, you would be missing out on one of the most simplistic yet luxurious bed and breakfasts you’ve ever visited. Located […]

5 great ways to enjoy Madrid

5 great ways to enjoy Madrid

Madrid is a contrast of magnificence versus idyllic relaxation and freedom. Almost everything you could want can be found here, from flamenco to tapas, architecture to art, bullfighting to chocolate con churros, and a history that may prove as unexpected as it is beautiful. A walk along the Gran Via, the capital’s famous, central street, […]

Terracotta warriors in Switzerland

Terracotta warriors in Switzerland

The terracotta warriors are making their entry to Switzerland. And what could be more appropriate for the Imperial Army than to be hosted by the capital city of Bern. For the first time the entire group of terracotta figures will be shown at Bern’s Historical Museum and is guaranteed to be a sell-out event and […]

Taking in Turin: a look at the city's contemporary art

Taking in Turin: a look at the city’s contemporary art

When most people think of Turin, first thoughts immediately go to one of three things – The Shroud of Turin, Juventus Football Club, or the conveniently close location of the airport to the ski slopes. But that is by no means all this hidden gem of Italy has to offer. Usually overlooked by tourists for […]

3 great ideas for a luxury break in Paris

3 great ideas for a luxury break in Paris

Located a few steps away from the world famous landmarks of the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées Avenue is the luxury five star Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe Hotel. This state-of-the-art hotel was designed by Christian de Portzamparc. The ultra-luxurious hotel has an amazing architectural design which will surely leave you spell-bound. It comprises […]

5 great reasons to visit Norfolk, UK

5 great reasons to visit Norfolk, UK

“I am a Norfolk man and glory in being so” declared naval hero Horatio Nelson, and quite rightly so. The historic, flat-as-a-pancake land boasts beautifully big skies, miles and miles of untouched golden coastline, charming, quaint seaside villages, rich culture, delicious cuisine, humble abodes and chic hotels. Below is a summary of Norfolk’s ‘best bits’ […]

6 of Edinburgh's hidden (and not-so-hidden!) gems

6 of Edinburgh’s hidden (and not-so-hidden!) gems

Perhaps the most continental city in the UK, Edinburgh is a popular destination for luxury travellers all year round, and it is a beautiful city to visit in the spring. Visitors to the Scottish capital will never be short of things to do, but you’ll be kicking yourself if you miss out on any of […]

Exploring inside an Icelandic volcano - now you can too!

Exploring inside an Icelandic volcano – now you can too!

Following on from last year’s success, Iceland is once again offering an exciting insight into its volcanic nature as the Inside the Volcano experience re-opens to visitors this summer. From 15th May to 10th September 2013, visitors will be able to step inside the magma chamber of Thrihnukagigur, an extinct volcano just 20 miles from […]

The top 5 exclusive tours in Italy

The top 5 exclusive tours in Italy

In 2013 it would appear that Italy continues to be an attractive destination for foreign tourists who are looking for luxury tours at historical venues. For this reason, I have chosen five very different places where you can enjoy a fulfilling tour experience that combines tradition, elegance and exclusiveness. Fashionionable Venice Venice is the town […]

Luxury travel closer to home: Dorset’s Jurassic Coast

Luxury travel closer to home: Dorset’s Jurassic Coast

Travel is relative. We all want to visit the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu, or go shipwreck spotting along Namibia’s desolate skeleton coast, but the truth is – unless you’re extremely lucky – your chances of doing these things every couple of months is slim to none. This is why committed travellers should not turn […]

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