Category: Regions

English Harbour, Antigua

4 of the best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in 2016

It’s nearly that time of the year again, the time when we must decide and begin our preparations for New Year’s Eve before it’s too late. But rather than spend it in the familiar surroundings of yours or someone else’s home, this year, start the countdown and bring in the New Year abroad. (Don’t worry; […]

Thailand's most luxurious ethical elephant experience

Thailand’s most luxurious ethical elephant experience

Hiding in the lush, mist-shrouded bamboo jungle of the Golden Triangle is the exclusive Four Seasons Tented Camp. With only 15 exceptional ‘tents’ and one two bedroom lodge, the Camp offers a truly unique luxury experience. Guests have the opportunity to explore the culture and history of the area where Thailand, Burma and Laos meet, […]

Planes, trains and luxury safari transportation

Planes, trains and luxury safari transportation

For many people, an African safari brings to mind a series of bumpy drives, racing through the dusty bush in a safari vehicle. While it is true that a large part of many safaris involves game driving, these days there are a number of more comfortable and/or adventurous alternatives for spotting the Big 5 in […]

Short stay: The Cavendish, Mayfair, London, UK

Short stay: The Cavendish, Mayfair, London, UK

I recently had the pleasure of staying at The Cavendish, a four-star hotel in London which can be found on Mayfair’s Jermyn Street which runs parallel to Piccadilly, and is close to West End shopping and theatres. Built as a hotel in the 1830s, it has served as a hotel for most of the last 200 years and was […]

 24 hours of fabulous food in Florence!

24 hours of fabulous food in Florence!

Florence, the capital of Tuscany and the cradle of the Renaissance, is renown for its remarkable art, culture, and architecture, but I was really there for the food! While others queued up to see Michelangelo’s statue of David, the Duomo, and the Uffizi Gallery, my mission was to search out the finest gelato, lampredetto, pizza, […]

4 sublime vegan meals in Hong Kong

4 sublime vegan meals in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a foodies’ paradise, there’s no doubt about it. Every twist and turn through this densely populated international travel and business hub unveils a new place to eat, whether it’s street food or Michelin starred dining. It seems that every cuisine is represented here too with Italian, Mexican, Indian, American, and Japanese restaurants […]

Short stay: Macdonald Ansty Hall, Ansty, near Coventry, UK

Short stay: Macdonald Ansty Hall, Ansty, near Coventry, UK

Ansty Hall lies in the village of Ansty, which despite being just 300 feet above sea level, is one of the highest points in Warwickshire. It was built in the 17th Century for Richard Taylor, a supporter of Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War, and passed to the Adams family in the late 18th […]

Osa Peninsula

Top 6 wildlife experiences in Central America

Costa Rica has a well-deserved reputation as a dream wildlife-watching destination. A quarter of the country is protected land (national park or reserve) and these wildernesses shelter many endangered or threatened animal and bird species, including the rare resplendent quetzal. It’s not the only country in Central America for wildlife encounters. Whale enthusiasts should head […]

Val Thorens: the ultimate corporate ski trip venue

Val Thorens: the ultimate corporate ski trip venue

I’m often asked where I’d recommend for the ultimate corporate ski trip. This is a tough one to answer as there are so many resorts and so many different activities on offer. Courchevel is a resort close to my heart, having lived there myself for many seasons. Another favourite is St Anton in Austria: the […]

The World's 10 Best Airport Lounges

The world’s 10 best airport lounges

Air travel these days can be very stressful and often time-consuming. How often have you heard anybody claim that they were looking forward to being in an airport lounge? There are, however, some lounges that are a veritable haven of peace and tranquillity. These are some the most luxurious airport lounges on the planet. The […]

5 surprising things to see in Venice

5 surprising things to see in Venice

This trip to Venice was meant to be a search for the unexpected and secret gardens of Venice. It turned out to be a difficult search as most of these gardens are private and cannot be seen. One might be able to get a glimpse of greenery hidden behind a wall, behind a palace or […]

5 great restaurants in Lilongwe, Malawi

5 great restaurants in Lilongwe, Malawi

Not exactly known as being a bustling or a beautiful city, the spirit of luxury Malawi lies in the thriving and incredibly fun ex-pat community. Regular events are organized: beer festivals, pub quiz nights, 5 and 10K races and even polo matches. People who call the capital home are friendly and likely to share their […]

 5 photographs that are guaranteed to make you visit India's magical Far North

5 photographs that are guaranteed to make you visit India’s magical Far North

Having returned recently from the Far North of India, we are reminded of its incredible beauty and all the reasons why its worth making the journey to this more remote part of India. With clear blue skies, snow-capped mountain peaks and beautiful countryside – India’s Far North is a photographer’s paradise. Already loved by trekkers […]

5 great hiking destinations in Burma

5 great hiking destinations in Burma

Shut off from the world for decades and untouched by mass tourism, Burma is one of the most unspoilt and wild of all the countries in continental Asia. Though the country has been open to tourism now for several years, there are so many regions that are yet to be explored – so many new […]

The 10 best pizzerias in Rome

The 10 best pizzerias in Rome

When you think of Italy, and especially Italian food, there is a good chance the word “pizza” will be the first thing that pops to mind. Why wouldn’t it? It’s delicious and you can get it anywhere from New York City to Tokyo. If you are traveling to Rome and want to get a local […]

5 of the most beautiful, underrated towns in Tuscany

5 of the most beautiful, underrated towns in Tuscany

There’s so much more to Tuscany than Florence and Siena – stunning cities which are often, unfortunately, swamped with tourists. For your next trip to Italy, why not explore some of Tuscany’s “hidden gems”? Lucca Lucca is refreshingly – and surprisingly – untouristy. For many visitors it’s seen as a second choice after Siena, but […]

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