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This year's cutest travel ad?

This year’s cutest travel ad?

Step aside cats, it’s time for bunnies to get some internet love. Named by Adweek as the cutest ad of the year, Ibis Hotel’s Snuggling Bunnies features over 30 of the fluffiest and snuggliest bunnies you will see. The video was filmed over two days in the Ibis London Blackfriars hotel, where the bunnies were allowed […]

Enjoy the best of Scotland’s views from your own castle

Enjoy the best of Scotland’s views from your own castle

Don’t mess around when you come to Scotland for your next round of golf. Go straight to the top and rent a castle and the good news is, whilst living the life of 16th Century ‘laird’ you can now do it in comfort. Gone are the lumpy beds, drafty corridors and cold bathrooms and now there are […]

The 5 most highly-rated hotels in London

The 5 most highly-rated hotels in London

When it comes to London hotels, it seems good things really do come in small packages. When I checked TripAdvisor this morning to advise a friend who asked me to suggest “the best” London hotel, I discovered that each of the UK capital’s five top hotels on TripAdvisor is a small boutique establishment. Numbers one and […]

10 of the best places in the world for travel photography

10 of the best places in the world for travel photography

National Geographic’s Jim Richardson – a photojournalist whose work first appeared in the National Geographic almost 30 years ago – was recently asked to compile a bucket list of his 10 most iconic places in the world for photographers. Apparently, it didn’t take long. Here are the 10 places he chose: Antarctica Venice, Italy Machu Picchu, […]

Top 10 European travel destinations for 2013

Top 10 European travel destinations for 2013

So where would you think are the top places to be in Europe this year? Paris for the end of the 100th Tour de France perhaps? Russia for the World Athletics Championships? Croatia, the latest addition to the European Union? According to an article just published by Lonely Planet, the top 10 European travel destinations […]

Pre-theatre dining in Soho, London

Pre-theatre dining in Soho, London

Shaftesbury Avenue has been at the centre of London’s Theatreland for over a century. The gilded architectural flourishes, the bespoke pavements the enticing billboards have long been the iconic façade of London’s entertainment industry, whilst up dark side alleys, past stage doors and strip joints, Soho has enjoyed a totally different relationship with London’s visitors. […]

Top 10 luxury London freebies

Top 10 luxury London freebies

Finding luxury without paying full whack is a bit of an art in an expensive city like London.  This list should help, whether it’s views, booze or loos you wish to luxuriate in. It helps to have a hardy constitution and be willing to blag a little (or at least to dress up and look […]

The London hotel scene hots up for Summer

The London hotel scene hots up for Summer

Even if the weather is not, the London hotel scene appears to be hotting up this summer, preparing itself for a number of high profile launches and revamps. The London EDITION, which is seen as hotelier Ian Schrager’s big return to the London scene (he launched Sanderson and St Martin’s Lane Hotel), is a collaboration with […]

Luxury hotel rooms by the hour, but not as you might imagine

Luxury hotel rooms by the hour, but not as you might imagine

A growing trend in the travel industry in recent years has been the offering of hotel rooms by the hour.  Whilst traditionally this might give rise to raised eyebrows, all might not be quite as it seems so don’t be too quick to judge.  Dayuse Hotels has negotiated special rates at luxury hotels around the world, […]

5 eco-friendly stays you won't want to miss

5 eco-friendly stays you won’t want to miss

In the last five years the travel industry has picked up its act when it comes to offering sustainable experiences. Not only have more agencies, accommodations and destinations embraced the eco agenda, but many have done so without making the holiday goer sacrifice an ounce of luxury. Good news for those seeking a richer and […]

Interview with Paola Fiocchi Van den Brande, Founder and Director of Passepartout Homes

Interview with Paola Fiocchi Van den Brande, Founder and Director of Passepartout Homes

Paola Fiocchi Van den Brande, originally from Italy, moved to London in 2000, after working in Belgium and Germany. After 13 years as Direct Marketing Manager for international publishing and news companies, most recently for Bloomberg LP, Paola decided to launch Passepartout Homes in 2011. This is her first experience as an entrepreneur. Paola graduated from the Catholic University […]

5 of the best places in London to enjoy a fine beer

5 of the best places in London to enjoy a fine beer

Beer, or real ale, is inextricably tied up with English history. While many these days prefer to stick to continental lagers, there is still a huge contingent which is serious about their beers. In fact, the 13th to 17th August 2013 sees the Great British Beer Festival land at London’s Olympia exhibition hall. If you’ll […]

Re-discovering my Cornish roots and 8 top tips for a Cornwall trip of your own

Re-discovering my Cornish roots and 8 top tips for a Cornwall trip of your own

Being half Cornish it would be fair to say I spent a fair amount of my childhood holidays in Cornwall, but only in the past few days have I really discovered it.  My parents have said it was clearly a waste of time to take a young child to all the beautiful places that I’ve visited […]

Recipe of the week: Wild sea bass with baby fennel, capers and lemon

Recipe of the week: Wild sea bass with baby fennel, capers and lemon

Wild sea bass is recommended for this dish. It is more expensive than from the farm but it is worthwhile going that extra mile. The sea bass that are found in the English Channel are the best in the chef’s opinion – they are very tasty, flaky and have an amazing texture. This is a […]

10 of the most popular travel videos of all time

10 of the most popular travel videos of all time

Here we’ve compiled a round-up of 10 of the most popular official tourist board videos to be found on YouTube.  We won’t claim to have identified them all, but hopefully we’ve picked out most of them. If you know of others, please let us know in the comments and perhaps we can do a follow-up […]

5 of the world's top sports experiences

5 of the world’s top sports experiences

Are you a sports enthusiast? Here we’ve compiled 5 of the ultimate sports experiences to be enjoyed from across the globe. In the multi-billion dollar sports industry, these sporting events are the world’s greatest. Imagine the envy of your friends when you tell them you’re experiencing these sports events from the stands… The Master’s PGA […]

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