Category: Going Out

The top 5 South East Asian destinations for the culturally-minded traveller

The top 5 South East Asian destinations for the culturally-minded traveller

It has been a long time belief of mine that the most fulfilling travel destinations around the world are ones that are a true cultural opposite of the city you call home. Amazing architecture and natural wonders are incredibly popular with travellers, though it never quite satisfies those of us who enjoy a side of […]

5 must-sees in Ayrshire and Arran, Scotland

5 must-sees in Ayrshire and Arran, Scotland

Often tourists, on their trip around Scotland, by-pass Ayrshire, in the south-west of the country, but they are missing a veritable feast of historic places, stunning scenery and enough golf to satisfy the enthusiast. The rich green farmland rolls down to the Firth of Clyde where the coastal towns of Ayr, Troon, Prestwick and Saltcoats […]

7 must-see highlights in Brussels

7 must-see highlights in Brussels

You might think of Brussels and think of the following: mussels, the EU, statues of small boys taking a tinkle and long, boozy weekends that start off decorously enough then become somewhat raucous at around the 3pm mark. Well, you’d be right – and as Belgium’s capital is only a few hours away from London […]

4 gourmet vegan experiences in Thailand

4 gourmet vegan experiences in Thailand

Thailand is known as ‘The Land of Smiles’, and for good reason if you are a vegan who loves luxury and fine dining. You’ll certainly be smiling if you visit any one of the 4 locations listed below who all deliver superb gourmet vegan experiences. These are places where choosing a vegan diet does not prevent […]

5 of the best wine lists in Spain

5 of the best wine lists in Spain

An impeccable wine list is an essential component of any well-respected and reputable restaurant. Some of the best restaurants in Spain hit the nail right on the head. The wisdom and good taste of the sommelier is evident and appreciated by those that know about wine. And for those who truly take their wine seriously, […]

4 of America's strangest restaurants

4 of America’s strangest restaurants

America is notorious for doing everything bigger and better than anywhere else in the world, but sometimes they also do things stranger. From restaurants which are buried underground to others that require a password to dine in, there are a variety of wonderful and whacky culinary offerings for you to feast on. Whether you are […]

7 things to do in Calgary, Alberta

7 things to do in Calgary, Alberta

Founded in 1875 as a Mountie outpost, Calgary is the largest city in Alberta, Canada. Following construction of a railway and the discovery of oil, Calgary soon became a business and agricultural nerve center in the southern region of the Canadian province. Located in the middle of a prairie, Calgary boasts one of the sunniest […]

Special feature: The Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments, London, UK

Special feature: The Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments, London, UK

Anyone who has ever played the famous Monopoly boardgame will already be familiar with the whereabouts of one of our latest stays. The Athenaeum is located in Mayfair, among some of London’s prime real estate, so to have the pleasure of an entire apartment there – rather than just a hotel room – was a […]

Singapore in style… and an introduction to eating fish sperm!

Singapore in style… and an introduction to eating fish sperm!

“This is coconut soup with fish sperm, matsutake mushroom and abalone,” said the waitress. She’d uttered it without so much as batting an eyelid. It took me a while to process what had just been said. Did I really hear that correctly? I checked – and, sure enough, I had. It was my first night […]

The 8 most beautiful parks and gardens of Paris

The 8 most beautiful parks and gardens of Paris

Taking a leisurely stroll through one of the many parks in Paris is a wonderful affair, with so much attention to detail and history, there’s always something new to discover. After a long day exploring the sights and museums, what could be better than grabbing a baguette, some wine and relaxing in some of the […]

Short stay: Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, Japan

Short stay: Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, Japan

Located in the heart of the city’s Nihonbashi business district and consistently rated one of the finest hotels in Asia, the Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo can be found a short walk from the ‘Bridge of Japan’ from which Nihonbashi takes its name. Situated on the upper floors of the Cesar Pelli-designed Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower, where there […]

Short stay: Aman Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Short stay: Aman Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

I’d been tipped off on how to get to the new Aman Tokyo on landing at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport: I was to take the monorail from the airport to Hamamatucho and to then take a taxi from there. The first part proved seamless, but the latter not so, with the first three taxi drivers all […]

Central America’s secret seven

Central America’s secret seven

From beautiful colonial cities and ancient Mayan sites to volcanoes, vast lakes and tropical beaches, Central America has it all. Whilst Mexico and Cuba might be more well known to tourists, there are plenty of hidden gems that can easily be discovered. Here is a selection of seven stunning sites among the region’s many rich […]

Top 10 reasons to winter in the Yukon...  for real!

Top 10 reasons to winter in the Yukon… for real!

I’m the first to admit that as a luxury travel writer I may be just a tad spoiled when it comes to amenities. It’s remarkably easy to get used to lavish designer suites, private infinity pools, Michelin-caliber meals and having a personal butler at your beck and call.  This was one of the main reasons […]

The 5 coolest places you've probably never heard of

The 5 coolest places you’ve probably never heard of

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected and international travel all the more common, it can be hard to find new destinations that aren’t totally packed with tourists. If you’re a seasoned traveler, visiting mainstream destinations can be dull and unsatisfying. Big crowds, jaded locals, and overpriced hotels are what you often find in a country’s […]

4 must-visit stops on an Andalucian road trip

4 must-visit stops on an Andalucian road trip

There is something always more exciting and adventurous about exploring unknown grounds by car rather than trains or buses. Itineraries can be created at your own pace and comfort. Andalucía is definitely one of those areas which are best explored on your own in a car. There is plenty to do and see in the […]

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