Category: Going Out

A leisurely afternoon in Chinatown, Manchester, UK

A leisurely afternoon in Chinatown, Manchester, UK

With the wet weather continuing unabated here in the UK, this afternoon we decided to head for Chinatown in Manchester, have a late lunch and a bit of a look around. This is the second biggest Chinatown in the UK (after London) and one of the biggest in Europe. We’ve been many times before but [...]

Recipe of the week: Rock oysters with a Champagne sauce

Recipe of the week: Rock oysters with a Champagne sauce

Rock oysters from Carlingford in Lough, Ireland are recommended for this dish as they are creamy and rich with a distinct metallic zing, which contrasts well with the sweetness of the Champagne sauce. This recipe combines the indulgence and richness of traditional French cuisine, with light, clean flavours favoured in Asian cooking to cut through [...]

Top 10 tips for your first trip to Toronto

Top 10 tips for your first trip to Toronto

If you are planning a trip to Toronto, you will be spoilt for choice in this exciting, and vibrant city where there is so much to do, and so much to see. Although not the capital, Toronto is Canada’s largest city – make the most of your time there with our top 10 tips: 1. [...]

A short stay in Vilnius

A short stay in Vilnius

Lithuania is an up and coming destination for travel within Europe, with more and more luxurious hotels cropping around the country. Mainly focusing around the capital and largest city, Vilnius, a thriving tourism market is developing and you can really pack a lot of great sights and activities into a short break in the city, [...]

India: the best of the fairs and festivals

India: the best of the fairs and festivals

India is a feast for the senses at any time of the year. However, time your visit to coincide with one of India’s unique fairs and festivals – some traditional, some recent arrivals – and you’ll be rewarded with an intensity of colour, music, rituals, costumes and an overall sense of India at its most [...]

Photograph of the week: Angkor Wat

Photograph of the week: Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat is a famous and the most visited Buddhist temple in Cambodia and the biggest religious monument in the world. The temple is well known for its unique architecture based on the influences from Kalinga architecture of Odisha and Chola of Tamil Nadu in India. Not only perfect for visitors who are looking to [...]

The ultimate bucket list – part 3

The ultimate bucket list – part 3

Continuing from our previous instalment of the ultimate bucket list (see part 1 here and part 2 here), we are scouring the Earth trying to find the most adventurous and memorable things to do before kicking the proverbial bucket… Swim in the Devil’s Swimming Pool Live life on the edge – quite literally – in [...]

11 ideas for Valentine’s Day in London

11 ideas for Valentine’s Day in London

Following the hustle and bustle of the Festive season, Valentine’s Day offers the perfect excuse to unwind and relax in luxury with that special someone in your life. London hosts some of the world’s most romantic hotels and restaurants that can help to create the perfect break for just the two of you. This great [...]

3 alternative things to do in Hong Kong

3 alternative things to do in Hong Kong

In a city that is only 1,000 square kilometres, how much can there realistically be to do? Most visitors to Hong Kong scour the city from the Peak, shop till their hearts drop and eat well (click here to read our Top 10 European Restaurants in Hong Kong), but after your stomachs are full and [...]

The top 3 Philippe Starck interiors not to miss in Paris

The top 3 Philippe Starck interiors not to miss in Paris

Philippe Starck, the famous French designer and architect captured our hearts with his designs long ago. As someone who designs things from something as small as a shoe to some of the hottest hotels and office buildings in the world it seems there is nothing that Starck can’t put his stamp on. His heart and [...]

Top 10 dining experiences in Barbados

Top 10 dining experiences in Barbados

Think of Barbados and the first things that probably spring to mind are sun, sea and sand, but Barbados is also home to some fantastic gourmet restaurants and upscale dining experiences for those on luxury holidays. The prices in Barbados are on the expensive side, but the quality of the food is excellent and there [...]

Top 10 things to do in Barbados for couples

Top 10 things to do in Barbados for couples

Barbados is one of the best destinations in the Caribbean to escape with your significant other. If you’re travelling to this exotic island, you’ll find isolated beaches, stunning subterranean caves, and hundreds of other unique and interesting places to see with your partner. From the best places to catch the Caribbean sunset to the island’s best [...]

The top 4 mountain restaurants in Meribel

The top 4 mountain restaurants in Meribel

When you are enjoying a fabulous day on the slopes of Meribel, there is no need to drop back into the resort when you start to get peckish at lunchtime. There are a variety of mountain restaurants for you to enjoy before carrying on with your day’s skiing. Here are our top four: The Nuvoself [...]

The 10 most exotic scuba diving destinations in the world

The 10 most exotic scuba diving destinations in the world

There’s nothing quite like the scuba dive – you glide downward into what just might as well be another world, and in many ways is. You see things that are impossible anywhere else. It’s a passion that has to be lived to be fully understood. Here’s a look at 10 of the top places in [...]

Belize, Bonaire and Bulgaria: the 3 hottest travel spots

Belize, Bonaire and Bulgaria: the 3 hottest travel spots

Beautiful, blissful and beguiling describe the three hottest vacationing spots that are climbing the charts quickly this year. From diving in Belize, exploring Bulgaria’s quaint villages or even snorkling in Bonaire, we promise your holiday will be one to remember. Be brave in Belize A must for every traveler’s tick list, the Great Blue Hole [...]

Love and luxury: your guide to the best Valentine’s Day cocktails

Love and luxury: your guide to the best Valentine’s Day cocktails

Whether you’re travelling this Valentine’s Day or you’re just looking to bring a little holiday spirit into an evening at home with a loved one, there’s always room for a cocktail. To help you add some loved-up glamour to your evening, we’ve teamed up with Oriole Ruiz, bartender at Dubai’s Salero Tapas & Bodega in [...]

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