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A luxurious five star family getaway to Scotland

A luxurious five star family getaway to Scotland

It was with some trepidation that I booked a four day break at Gleneagles. Gleneagles is a world famous, 5 star luxury hotel. It is without doubt a beautiful and magical place. The hotel website describes it as “a palace in the glens”.  It has Scotland’s only restaurant awarded two Michelin stars. So why might […]

Interview with Dave Thompson, Founder of Dave's Travel Corner

Interview with Dave Thompson, Founder of Dave’s Travel Corner

Dave is a travel writer who founded Dave’s Travel Corner, an international travel community, in 1996. California born and raised, he co-founded a collegiate solar racing team which designed and built a solar car from scratch. He runs a website promoting currently undefeated WBA World Super Middleweight boxing champion, Andre Ward, is a member of the Traveler’s Century Club and is a partner […]

Flair and indigenous style unveiled in Brazil

Flair and indigenous style unveiled in Brazil

In Campos do Jordao, Brazil – midway between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro – a fresh, new luxury retreat has made its debut. The Botanique Hotel & Spa is a visionary project developed by a group of entrepreneurs that has set the benchmark in Brazil for design, services and above all, authenticity. Conceptualised by Ricardo and Fernanda […]

Interview with Michael Frye, Founder of British Heritage Chauffeur Tours

Interview with Michael Frye, Founder of British Heritage Chauffeur Tours

Michael Frye, founder of British Heritage Chauffeur Tours, is one of those lucky people who has been able to enjoy two vastly different professions. For twenty years he was one of the principals of the London Symphony Orchestra, where he had the honour of meeting Stravinsky, and performing with musicians as diverse as Herbert Von […]

Special feature: Palm Beach Hotel & Bungalows, Larnaca, Cyprus

Special feature: Palm Beach Hotel & Bungalows, Larnaca, Cyprus

Arriving on a late flight into Larnaca, we stayed at the Livadhiotis Hotel in the town centre. Not only was this ideal for a late arrival, being just a few minutes from the airport, but it also put us well placed right in the heart of the town centre. Larnaca is a harbour town with a […]

The top 10 things to do on a luxury trip to Indonesia

The top 10 things to do on a luxury trip to Indonesia

Indonesia, an archipelago comprised of more than seventeen thousand islands, is known for its richness in culture, exotic cuisine, and an extensive variety of ethnicities and cultures. Described by Lonely Planet as ‘the last greatest adventure on Earth’, Indonesia is a country that will appeal to any traveler. Whether you want to discover the ‘Ring […]

5 top tips for delicious cuisine in Rome

5 top tips for delicious cuisine in Rome

Rome is a beautiful city with a history that spans more than more than 2,500 years with so many fascinating things to see and do – so much so that the wonderful culinary experiences you can have there sometimes get overlooked.  Here are my top five tips for tracking down the best  food and drink […]

5 of the best fine dining experiences in Brighton, UK

5 of the best fine dining experiences in Brighton, UK

Brighton is host to one of the World’s best rated food festivals which is held twice a year turning the city in to a foodie haven. With its unique charm, fresh local produce and Brighton’s ’boutique’ style, it’s no great surprise that Brighton & Hove has a wealth fine dining and full service restaurants offering […]

5 steps to the ultimate romantic London getaway

5 steps to the ultimate romantic London getaway

Ah a romantic break in London… what better way could there be to enjoy some valuable time with your loved one? Many of us dream of such a getaway, and it isn’t as hard to arrange as you might think. In fact, if you follow a few essential steps you can thrill your special someone […]

Interview with Richard Szkiler, Founder and Videographer of The View South

Interview with Richard Szkiler, Founder and Videographer of The View South

Richard Szkiler is the Founder of The View South which produces, stocks and distributes videos specifically for the travel and leisure industry. Prior to establishing the business in Buenos Aires, Richard filmed and directed for various charities, companies and philanthropic organisations in Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom. Following this, Richard traveled to Argentina where he […]

Special feature: Hotel Castell, Zuoz, Switzerland

Special feature: Hotel Castell, Zuoz, Switzerland

Earlier this year we spent some time at Hotel Castell which occupies a commanding vantage point high above the village of Zuoz, just a short drive from St. Moritz.  The hotel is enjoying its centenary currently, having been built back in 1912/1913 and, whilst it might not be in the league of some of the […]

Special feature: The Feversham Arms Hotel and Verbena Spa, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, UK

Special feature: The Feversham Arms Hotel and Verbena Spa, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, UK

Helmsley was a part of North Yorkshire we weren’t familiar with prior to our recent stay at The Feversham Arms Hotel and Verbena Spa, but it is a pretty market town in the heart of the North York Moors National Park, with an eclectic mix of interesting shops, galleries, pubs and cafés. The hotel lies […]

Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem inspires luxury London hotel

Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem inspires luxury London hotel

Against the backdrop of the leafy ‘village’ of Ealing in West London and adjacent to the famous Ealing Film Studios, the area’s first boutique hotel opens this month.  Hotel Xanadu is a rural retreat on the doorstep of London’s West End and the inspiration of entrepreneur and interior designer Jalal Al-Yawer. Overlooking Ealing Green, Hotel […]

London’s top 3 quirky luxury restaurants

London’s top 3 quirky luxury restaurants

When it comes to having a family break, the temptation always seems to be to ‘get away from it all’ and go somewhere quiet and relaxing. However there are plenty of great reasons for heading into the city instead of away from it.

Interview with Jake Grieves-Cook, Founder of Porini Safari Camps

Interview with Jake Grieves-Cook, Founder of Porini Safari Camps

Jake Grieves Cook has been involved in the Kenyan tourism industry for more than 35 years. He founded Porini Safari Camps back in 1989, is a former Chairman of the Kenya Tourist Board and is a passionate advocate of sustainable and responsible tourism. These camps operate under a unique community conservancy concept to allow the Maasai […]

Interview with John-Christian Moquette, Partner at IAVRA

Interview with John-Christian Moquette, Partner at IAVRA

John-Christian Moquette was born in Toronto, Canada to a Greek mother and a Dutch-Canadian father. Geneva, Switzerland was home from a young age and provided the perfect base for jetting around the world. He studied Law in the UK but his passion for travel quickly led him to the travel sector. He began his career […]

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