Category: Regions

5 can't miss Toronto experiences

5 can’t miss Toronto experiences

Toronto, Canada’s largest city, is perfect for a city break over a long weekend, whether you’re a couple seeking a romantic getaway or a family wanting a nice balance between nature activities for the kids on the Toronto Islands and great culture and food options. Here are my tips for a first visit to Toronto: […]

Calella de Palafrugell views from sea

Secrets of Spain: Calella de Palafrugell – Catalonia’s prettiest resort?

Considered to be Spain’s prettiest resort by some British travel journalists, Calella de Palafrugell is an idyllic, ancient fishing village, with crystalline water that laps up against the sandy shores, where fishing boats lie on the sand, just as they have done for centuries. Whitewashed and pastel coloured buildings watch over the Mediterranean, silhouetted by […]

Where should you spend this Christmas?

Where should you spend this Christmas?

That time of year is fast approaching! That’s right, Christmas is just around the corner and already shops are gearing up for the festive season. Wherever you look, reindeers and snowmen are looking right back at you. Perhaps you’re thinking about spending this Christmas somewhere other than home. Great! We have some great suggestions for […]

The best unknown climb in France for cyclists!

The best unknown climb in France for cyclists!

Unless you are a local cyclist, you have probably never heard of Mont Colombis (1734m)…! Not many people have, but  for those in the ‘know ‘ and the connoisseurs of the French cycling world, it has earned the reputation of being one of the toughest road climbs in France, if not ‘THE’ toughest. It is a pretty mountain […]

7 of the finest chocolate experiences in Turin

7 of the finest chocolate experiences in Turin

Known for its native Lavazza coffee and Barolo wines, located in the Piedmont region of northwest, in the shadow of the Alps, sits Turin. Often overlooked in favour of nearby Milan, the less crowded Turin has long been renowned by discerning chocolate lovers for its delectable cocoa creations. First granted licence to produce chocolate in […]

Bahamian bliss in the Berry Islands

Bahamian bliss in the Berry Islands

The Bahamas has no shortage of busy resorts and gaudy hotels. The capital Nassau’s Atlantis Paradise Island offers perhaps the most globally recognised example. What is harder to find is a quieter corner of these paradise Caribbean islands, where the pace is a couple of steps slower and the slot machines and water flumes have […]

Taking a closer look at the Indian Ocean

Taking a closer look at the Indian Ocean

Luxury travel provider Kuoni has released a series of fascinating microscopic images that have captured the fine details within grains of sand from the Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, La Réunion and Sri Lanka. Kuoni’s initiative behind the project is to show travellers the differences between the Indian Ocean islands. Popular photos of the Indian Ocean islands […]

Tanzania's top 9 Indian Ocean getaways

Tanzania’s top 9 Indian Ocean getaways

East Africa’s coast is lined with turquoise waters, powder-soft beaches and some of the planet’s most beautiful tropical islands. Nowhere is this more in evidence than in Tanzania’s Zanzibar archipelago. Here are our top 9 beach properties off Tanzania’s coast for the most perfect idyllic getaway. Mnemba Island No list of top Zanzibar properties would […]

Top 5 beachfront hotels in Central America

Top 5 beachfront hotels in Central America

Attentive staff, fine dining, or pristine spas – what puts a luxury resort over the top? Experienced travelers will tell you that in the end, the most exceptional hotel is only as memorable as its surroundings. And where better than the beach? The following beachfront hotels make it possible for you to roll out of […]

4 alternatives to Marrakech in Morocco

4 alternatives to Marrakech in Morocco

Don’t get us wrong, we love the winding alleyways and bustling souks of Marrakech, but we also know that there is so much more to Morocco than this one city. Whether you’re looking for ancient walkways, a secluded wilderness or a bit of beach relaxation, this country really does tick all the boxes. Whilst the majority […]

Special feature: Stone Lodge, Combermere Abbey, Shropshire, UK

Special feature: Stone Lodge, Combermere Abbey, Shropshire, UK

The October half-term is often a time when we look to go away in search of warmer climes but every now and then, we choose to stay in the UK and we are invariably always delighted when we do. There’s no hassle with parking, no waiting in airports, no need for passports, no lengthy security […]

7 things to look out for on the first wellness focused ship in  Antarctica

7 things to look out for on the first wellness focused ship in Antarctica

Climb aboard the first wellness focused ship in Antarctica, where you can enjoy a premium Polar adventure, with an expansive array of health and wellness offerings. The Ocean Endeavour is an expertly engineered small expedition ship, newly refurbished, with a choice of 13 cabin categories and contemporary interiors. The 199-passenger vessel boasts a contemporary aesthetic […]

5 extraordinary places in Australia you have to view from above

5 extraordinary places in Australia you have to view from above

Australia is one of the most popular places for travel and tourism. A lot of towns and cities in Australia run completely on tourism. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world and has a lot to offer with The Great Barrier Reef being the biggest tourism attraction. Being able to visit […]

5 of the best UNESCO World Heritage Site tours

5 of the best UNESCO World Heritage Site tours

There are literally hundreds of UNESCO World Heritage Sites spread across all five continents with more being designated ever year. Each site offers a unique and fascinating experience to discover more about our history, culture and biodiversity. Every traveller has different interests, Battered Suitcase specialises in personalised itineraries, tailoring tours and holidays to suit the […]

6 luxury experiences to enjoy in Edinburgh this November

6 luxury experiences to enjoy in Edinburgh this November

Edinburgh, the historic inspiring capital of Scotland, takes on a relaxed persona in the month of November. The city says farewell to thousands of high season visitors who partook in the world renowned summer festivals, and visitors can wander the streets in relative tranquillity as the trees show their beautiful remaining Autumn colours. Edinburgh has […]

6 ingredients for a great gourmet weekend in Brussels, Belgium

6 ingredients for a great gourmet weekend in Brussels, Belgium

Belgium is a one-of-a-kind country in the heart of the old world. It’s a place where different cultures and influences meet, a true European crossroad where a cosmopolitan cultural background contrasts starkly with the beautiful countryside and small-town settings that dominate the landscape. The country’s capital, Brussels, is considered an important social and political haven, […]

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