Category: Regions

4 of the most luxurious hot springs in Costa Rica

4 of the most luxurious hot springs in Costa Rica

There is something truly exquisite about a hot spring: luxuriating in water heated by a volcano feels as primal as it does magical. Nowhere is this experience more transcendent than in the hot springs of Costa Rica. From rustic, rocky pools to high-end spas, the hot springs of Costa Rica have the healing powers and […]

Top 3 Summer hikes in the Alps

Top 3 Summer hikes in the Alps

The snow is melting, most resorts are now closed for skiing, only a few resorts can sustain the activity all year round. What am I going to do now that I’ve packed my ski’s away? Well, to be honest there’s a lot to do and see and the Alps provide a superb playground for summer […]

5 of the best things to see and do in Paraty, Brazil

5 of the best things to see and do in Paraty, Brazil

The hectic pace of life in Rio can leave visitors in need of a little rest and relaxation, and thankfully there are ample opportunities to recharge the batteries within just a few hours’ drive of the city. Rio de Janeiro state is packed with beautiful beaches, quiet fishing towns and well-preserved rainforest, and one of […]

Top 5 safari hides

Top 5 safari hides

The safari hide has become very popular as the skills of the amateur photographers who travel to Africa are becoming better and better. This breeds a desire to get as close to the wildlife as possible, without disturbing it. A safari hide is of course the best way of doing this and there are some […]

Confessions of a Viking River Cruises addict

Confessions of a Viking River Cruises addict

I have a confession to make. I’m a Viking River Cruises junkie. I thought I had my addiction under control. It all started last year when Viking invited me to join them on their Portraits of Southern France-Avignon to Chalon river cruise. I was so not a cruiser (having had much less than wonderful experiences […]

5 luxury vegan experiences in Siem Reap

5 luxury vegan experiences in Siem Reap

Siem Reap in Cambodia is home to the ruins of the ancient Khmer city of Angkor which include famous sights such as Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm (the magical ruins overgrown by giant trees where Tomb Raider was filmed). It’s hot, dusty and busy; yet it’s an amazing travel destination that will leave […]

6 must-see French Riviera beauties

6 must-see French Riviera beauties

The sweetest summer playground and home for many rich and famous, the French Riviera with its chic and sultry beaches, prestigious party events and gastronomic affairs seems to attract the rich and the famous with the turn of every calendar. From the couture shops and cinematic appeal of Cannes to the fast pace of the […]

Bruges: Belgium’s capital of fine dining

Bruges: Belgium’s capital of fine dining

The small Belgian town of Bruges is an enchanting place of medieval buildings, narrow cobblestone streets and romantic canals. It also has an exceptional culinary scene, with many outstanding restaurants run by some of the world’s top chefs and a total of eight Michelin-starred restaurants. Of the three restaurants in Belgium which have received the […]

7 epic activities you can do in the Rockies

7 epic activities you can do in the Rockies

Exploring the Rocky Mountains is one of the most exhilarating adventures you’ll ever have; there’s nothing quite like being completely surrounded by beautiful mountains, dazzling lakes and picturesque mountain towns. And if nature isn’t enough for you, there are some truly epic outdoor activities to get stuck into, such as zip-lining, sky-diving and walking 918 […]

Photograph of the week: The foothills of India's Himalayas

Photograph of the week: The foothills of India’s Himalayas

The stunning scenery at the foothills of India’s Himalayas is a photographer’s dream, though the journey to get there, only possible by road, is long and gruelling. This shot looking over the apple orchards at Seetalvan, Himachal Pradesh, takes full advantage of the magnificent light and somehow made it all worth it. Thank you to […]

New York's best pancakes

New York’s best pancakes

Brunch in NYC is a favorite weekend meal for couples, families, friends and visitors. And while it’s possible to eat everything from Chinese dim sum to lobster eggs benedict or even carbonara pizza for brunch in NYC, a great plate of pancakes is one of our all time favorite brunch comfort foods. Here are our […]

European cheat sheet for wonderful, winey weekend in Napa, CA

European cheat sheet for wonderful, winey weekend in Napa, CA

If you’re planning a trip to San Francisco and you’d like to add on a couple of relaxing days to experience wine country but you’re in the throes of a dilemma trying to choose between the different regions, to say nothing of the hundreds of wineries, then the short answer is choose Napa. Napa is […]

5 of London's best Bloody Marys

5 of London’s best Bloody Marys

There’s just something about a Bloody Mary. A classic British pick-me-up, done well this fiery tonic is the perfect remedy for a rejuvenating Saturday brunch, lazy Sunday luncheon or just whenever you feel like something with a bit of a kick. But striking that fine balance of flavour is a tricky business – there’s a […]

Arrabassada Beach Tarragona

Secrets of Spain: tantalising Tarragona

The tantalising coastal city of Tarragona is only one hour down the road from Barcelona. It tends to get overlooked by many tourists, as it seems to pale into insignificance when compared to the buzzing city of Barcelona. However my advice to you is – Don’t Believe The Hype! Barcelona is a fabulous city, but […]

Secret escapes - 3 epic powder resorts in Japan not to be missed

Secret escapes – 3 epic powder resorts in Japan not to be missed

A cucumber is almost all water. Take away the pesky four percent or so of its, er, cucumber-ness and you could brush your teeth with the liquid remains (if that’s your sort of thing). In essence, the world is surprisingly water-logged, and where you least expect it. So it used to baffle me, early in […]

5 best places to see Berlin as the City of Spies

5 best places to see Berlin as the City of Spies

Shadowy spies with dark secrets stalked the streets of Berlin for so many years that they coloured the character of the place. Cold War tensions between East and West were never clearer than at the Berlin Wall, whose towering blocks of concrete and giant scrolls of barbed wire divided the city in two. On both […]

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