Category: Regions

Bologna Vista from Asinelli Tower

5 foodie stops to try in Italy this Summer

With the heat soaring across Europe, many ‘foodies’ turn to the best ice cream parlours or a beach side haunt for a deliciously refreshing cocktail and the freshest of seafood. Italy is one of my favourite places all-year round, but throughout the summer months, the vineyards of Tuscany offer fantastic tours and picnics under sheltered […]

The most luxurious hotel in the Alps

The most luxurious hotel in the Alps

It’s perhaps no surprise that what I consider to be the most luxurious hotel in the Alps is located in Courchevel 1850. In arguably the world’s most affluent ski resort, a resort crammed with some truly outstanding properties, the bar has been set very high. Any newcomer to the resort has to match the existing […]

Photograph of the week: Temple of the Three Windows, Machu Picchu

Photograph of the week: Temple of the Three Windows, Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu in Peru is one of the most amazing archeological discoveries of all time. This picture, taken at the Temple of the Three Windows, required quick reflexes as the clouds suddenly opened up to full sun in the blink of a eye. The spectacular 4,000 metre (13,000 foot) mountains surrounding Machu Picchu only add […]

Baby mountain gorilla

Bwindi: luxury for less

Mountain gorilla trekking is, for most people, a once-in-a-lifetime experience that offers an opportunity to spend one thrilling hour with extraordinary primates.  Just three countries house these amazing, and threatened, creatures: DR Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. Rwanda’s and Uganda’s tourism infrastructure is significantly more developed than that of DR Congo and, as a result, they […]

3 ‘only-in-Japan’ experiences not to be missed

3 ‘only-in-Japan’ experiences not to be missed

I don’t know where I was when I first heard there was a new taste: umami. Surely you can’t discover a taste, can you? It’s like saying scientists have just designed a new emotion or announced a thicker type of gravity. To be fair, it is no surprise somebody from Japan discovered this ‘fifth’ savoury taste. […]

4 reasons you need to go to South Tyrol

4 reasons you need to go to South Tyrol

South Tyrol is fast becoming one of Europe’s most interesting and luxurious destinations. Home to incredible cuisine, stunning landscapes, a unique fusion of cultures and an impressive wine scene, we’re wondering why everyone hasn’t been already. Just to ensure it stays at the forefront of your mind this summer, here are four reasons why you […]

4 luxury resorts where your friends and family can come too

4 luxury resorts where your friends and family can come too

Luxury travel isn’t always about heading to a remote island with your soulmate and strolling hand in hand along the beach as the sun goes down, before you dine at your romantic ‘table for two’ under the stars, staring into each other’s eyes, oblivious to the world around you. Oh no, lovely as this might […]

Suite of the week: Two bedroom suite, BASK Gili Meno

Suite of the week: Two bedroom suite, BASK Gili Meno

Suite name: Two bedroom suite, BASK Gili Meno Location: Gili Meno, Indonesia Size of accommodation: 59.8 sq m – 356.9 sq m Who’s stayed here: The resort will not be completed until June 2016 although David Hasselhoff is in the process of acquiring a 3-bed villa. What makes it special: BASK Gili Meno is the new standard for luxury island […]

5 Central and South American waterfalls that'll leave you speechless

5 Central and South American waterfalls that’ll leave you speechless

Waterfalls steal the show when you’re hiking through Central and South America. When you arrive at the waterfalls on this list, you’ll have made your way through some of the most lushly diverse environments in the world. These environments are also some of the most humid, so you’re likely to find a splash in the […]

Recipe of the week: Lamb faggots

Recipe of the week: Lamb faggots

Lamb faggots are a classic Welsh dish that is a favourite across the country. They make for a great family supper dish for all times of the year and offer great value for your money. This is my take on what has got to be one of Wales’ finest contributions to world cuisine. The recipe […]

Special feature: Elounda Gulf Villas, Elounda, Crete

Special feature: Elounda Gulf Villas, Elounda, Crete

Regular visitors to Crete are probably aware that the small fishing town of Elounda is one of the island’s most desirable resorts. I’ve had the pleasure of staying in a number of the town’s best luxury hotels over the years, but none as small or intimate as my most recent stay at Elounda Gulf Villas […]

The 5 best boutique hotels in Skiathos

The 5 best boutique hotels in Skiathos

A small but perfectly-formed Greek island with over 50 beaches and lush, clear seas that border on Caribbean blue, Skiathos is a great choice for those seeking a peaceful Greek retreat. It’s especially popular with honeymooners who want to take life easy after the thrills and spills of planning a wedding and older couples who […]

3 ideas for a unique dining experience in Madrid

3 ideas for a unique dining experience in Madrid

Good food (and wine to go with it) is certainly not difficult to find in Madrid. However, the meals that we remember are the ones that are not only satisfying to our palate, but that combine great food with a unique and memorable atmosphere. If you are looking for a combination of gastronomy and an […]

Photograph of the week: The Milky Way over Delicate Arch, Utah

Photograph of the week: The Milky Way over Delicate Arch, Utah

The Milky Way rises over Delicate Arch, an 80-feet tall, free-standing sandstone arch in Arches National Park, Utah. The most widely recognised of the park’s 2,000 arches, Delicate Arch has become the unofficial symbol of Utah, appearing on the state’s license plates and reproduced in countless publications. Unfortunately, such an iconic landmark is bound to […]

4 amazing castles in France

4 amazing castles in France

If you’re looking for the ultimate luxury holiday, you simply can’t beat a trip to France. And to push the envelope even further, book some accommodation in a genuine castle. Living like royalty for a weekend will be an experience you will never forget. Awe inspiring castles around the world are favourites among photographers and […]

5 fabulous seaside resorts in Phuket

5 fabulous seaside resorts in Phuket

With sea, sun and Champagne, Thailand’s largest island has evolved into a destination travellers return to again and again, with European trends and local hospitality converging to produce what has been called “Riviera spirit”. The wonderful beaches, friendly people and local attractions such as the Old Town still attract a wide range of visitors, but […]

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