Category: Going Out

Shaken or stirred: 6 of London's best Martini bars

Shaken or stirred: 6 of London’s best Martini bars

Suave, sophisticated, legendary Ė the Martini is a drink that needs no introduction. Itís been the cocktail of choice for some of Britainís most enigmatic leading roles and counts film stars, Prime Ministers and of course, secret agents, in its following. A Martini is a cocktail that means serious business, synonymous with style, glamour and […]

5 can't miss Toronto experiences

5 can’t miss Toronto experiences

Toronto, Canada’s largest city, is perfect for a city break over a long weekend, whether you’re a couple seeking a romantic getaway or a family wanting a nice balance between nature activities for the kids on the Toronto Islands and great culture and food options. Here are my tips for a first visit to Toronto: […]

Calella de Palafrugell views from sea

Secrets of Spain: Calella de Palafrugell – Catalonia’s prettiest resort?

Considered to be Spain’s prettiest resort by some British travel journalists, Calella de Palafrugell is an idyllic, ancient fishing village, with crystalline water that laps up against the sandy shores, where fishing boats lie on the sand, just as they have done for centuries. Whitewashed and pastel coloured buildings watch over the Mediterranean, silhouetted by […]

Special feature: Stone Lodge, Combermere Abbey, Shropshire, UK

Special feature: Stone Lodge, Combermere Abbey, Shropshire, UK

The October half-term is often a time when we look to go away in search of warmer climes but every now and then, we choose to stay in the UK and we are invariably always delighted when we do. There’s no hassle with parking, no waiting in airports, no need for passports, no lengthy security […]

5 extraordinary places in Australia you have to view from above

5 extraordinary places in Australia you have to view from above

Australia is one of the most popular places for travel and tourism. A lot of towns and cities in Australia run completely on tourism. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world and has a lot to offer with The Great Barrier Reef being the biggest tourism attraction. Being able to visit […]

5 of the best UNESCO World Heritage Site tours

5 of the best UNESCO World Heritage Site tours

There are literally hundreds of UNESCO World Heritage Sites spread across all five continents with more being designated ever year. Each site offers a unique and fascinating experience to discover more about our history, culture and biodiversity. Every traveller has different interests, Battered Suitcase specialises in personalised itineraries, tailoring tours and holidays to suit the […]

6 luxury experiences to enjoy in Edinburgh this November

6 luxury experiences to enjoy in Edinburgh this November

Edinburgh, the historic inspiring capital of Scotland, takes on a relaxed persona in the month of November. The city says farewell to thousands of high season visitors who partook in the world renowned summer festivals, and visitors can wander the streets in relative tranquillity as the trees show their beautiful remaining Autumn colours. Edinburgh has […]

6 ingredients for a great gourmet weekend in Brussels, Belgium

6 ingredients for a great gourmet weekend in Brussels, Belgium

Belgium is a one-of-a-kind country in the heart of the old world. Itís a place where different cultures and influences meet, a true European crossroad where a cosmopolitan cultural background contrasts starkly with the beautiful countryside and small-town settings that dominate the landscape. The countryís capital, Brussels, is considered an important social and political haven, […]

Top 5 things to do in Yangon

Top 5 things to do in Yangon

If youíre heading to Burma, the chances are that youíll be beginning your trip in Yangon: Burmaís former capital city and former stronghold of the British Raj. Though it is by far the largest city in Burma, Yangon remains much quieter and less developed than most Southeast Asian capitals. It has only 5 million residents […]

Six architectural highlights of Rotterdam

Six architectural highlights of Rotterdam

This advertorial is in association with American Expressģ I recently had the opportunity to sample 24 hours in life of a Platinumģ Cardmember when I visited the world-renowned port of Rotterdam with American Expressģ. Following a relaxing start to my trip using the Priority Pass that I got as a Cardmember for the day to […]

Ice Q, Solden, Austria

Where to see the 5 most glamorous locations in Spectre

Glamorous locations pepper the new James Bond movie, Spectre, like bullets from 007ís Walther PPK. But these breathtaking places arenít guarded secrets and you donít have to be licensed to kill to visit them. Thereís no need to worry, either, that in travelling like Bond you will be plagued by evil villains – you will […]

4 luxury resorts in Vietnam where you can experience vegan luxury

4 luxury resorts in Vietnam where you can experience vegan luxury

Vietnam, one of South East Asia’s premier travel destinations has something for everyone; pristine beaches, beautiful temples, culture, history, vibrant cities and breathtaking rural landscapes, not to mention a cuisine that holds it’s own on the world stage. What you may not know is that it’s also a haven for vegans and vegetarians. Every month, […]

5 famous bridges in Paris

5 famous bridges in Paris

The Seine and its bridges have always been central to life in Paris. For proof, we need look no further than the stirring works that some of our finest artists have created to pay tribute to them; Apollinaire, Barbara, Montand, Piaf, Verlaine and a whole host of others have immortalized those great witnesses of the […]

4 ways to avoid human gridlock in Paris

4 ways to avoid human gridlock in Paris

Audrey Hepburn said, “Paris is always a good idea.”Ě From the hordes of tourists taking selfies and family portraits in front of famous works of art, it seems most of the world agrees with Hepburn. Surely, the city’s most famous attractions are worth some elbow-knocking and selfie-stick bruises, but sometimes one wants to enjoy Paris […]

Top 5 things to do in Lake Bled, Slovenia

Top 5 things to do in Lake Bled, Slovenia

Hugged by mountains and favoured by the rich and famous, Lake Bled manages to remain a sanctuary for all. Perfect for blissful weeks spent in the Slovenian countryside, and definitely one to recommend for romantic weekends away, it has a charming list of activities. Whether youíre interested in planning a spa break or walking holiday, […]

Photograph of the week: Sydney Opera House during during the Vivid Sydney Festival of Light

Photograph of the week: Sydney Opera House during during the Vivid Sydney Festival of Light

The Sydney Opera House is considered one of the milestones of 20th century architecture. Its multi-performance venues are the stages of more than a thousand spectacles each year, and its exteriors are also the ‘canvas’ of contemporary artists and performers, as seen here during the Vivid Sydney Festival of Light. Thank you to Paolo Evangelista […]

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