Category: Regions

Bon bini to Bonaire - my top 5 to dos

Bon bini to Bonaire – my top 5 to dos

Bonaire, which is part of the ABC islands, is an underwater paradise and an unblemished jewel. Though many might expect to find the country’s most valued treasures deep within the sea, explorers will be pleased to know that a wealth of bounty awaits them above water too. Prepare to journey with me  to a well-preserved […]

3 of the most unique hotels in the Caribbean

3 of the most unique hotels in the Caribbean

These three stunning hotels are truly unique.  Superb design makes the spectacular views of the Pitons from Jade Mountain on St Lucia even more special.  Guests can enjoy views coupled with rooms justifiably called sanctuaries, where they may choose to dine or even enjoy a sunset spa treatment. Nisbet Plantation Beach Club on Nevis is […]

4 Chicago attractions to enjoy now

4 Chicago attractions to enjoy now

The Windy City can hang on to a good thing for its residents and visitors, but some of its attractions are temporary. This spring is an ideal time to see two unique, temporary exhibits, experience a performance that has lasted two decades, and learn more (while eating well) about the oldest grand hotel that has […]

5 leftfield luxury honeymoon destinations

5 leftfield luxury honeymoon destinations

If there’s one holiday that you really, really want to get right it’s the all-important honeymoon. That’s one of the main reasons newly-weds tend to play it safe and follow a well-worn path to a handful of classic romantic destinations such as the Maldives, Italy or Tanzania. Don’t get me wrong – these destinations are […]

Delightful Dubrovnik: 5 tips for an indulgent visit

Delightful Dubrovnik: 5 tips for an indulgent visit

Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful cities in the Med, one that has become increasingly popular with travellers in recent years. What was once the Adriatic’s best kept secret, is now a thriving destination with tourism reaching an all-time high in 2014 with over 800,000 visitors. With its coastal views and distinctive Old Town, […]

Photograph of the week: Marina Bay in Singapore

Photograph of the week: Marina Bay in Singapore

Singapore boasts a number of ultra modern buildings with spectacular modern architecture. Often these are even more impressive when floodlit at night as other visual distractions fade away in the dark. The ‘Helix’ bridge in the foreground links Marina Bay to the Marina Centre. It is the worlds first curved bridge and enables visitors to […]

7 new hotels opening in 2016 that you won't want to miss

7 new hotels opening in 2016 that you won’t want to miss

Throughout 2016 they’ll be a diverse array of new and noteworthy hotels opening around the world. From eco-minded mountain hideaways to family-friendly fun next-the-sea, here’s our roundup of seven soon-to-open resorts to keep an eye on… Ozen by Atmosphere Maldives – opening July 2016 Following multi-million dollar development, the Ozen resort at Maadhoo is set to take […]

The US National Parks centenary year

The US National Parks centenary year

2016 sees the centenary of the establishment of the National Park Service by President Woodrow Wilson on 25 August 1916.  What a far sighted man he was! There were already 35 parks in existence; Yellowstone, the first National Park, having been established in 1872. The National Park System of the United States now includes more […]

5 of Rome's most romantic spots

5 of Rome’s most romantic spots

The city of Rome, with its scattered remains of ancient history, abounding sunshine, cobblestone streets and incandescent fountains, is the perfect setting for love. Whether you are in the mood for a sitting over a morning cappuccino, climbing to captivating city views, or lingering in a small secluded piazza, these places will most certainly elicit […]

The world's most popular ski resort

The world’s most popular ski resort

Morzine has been named this year’s most popular ski resort destination by the hotel search website Trivago, which has also found France to be the most popular destination for a ski holiday overall. Austria is also popular, boasting six of the top 25 resorts, including St Anton. From a luxury perspective Morzine is on the rise – […]

Top 5 child-friendly 'eco' resorts in Europe

Top 5 child-friendly ‘eco’ resorts in Europe

With children in tow, there are many extra things to consider when planning a trip abroad. Additional luggage allowance for the inevitable entourage of teddies and sterilisers; timing flights so that you’re not travelling with sleep-deprived toddlers; ensuring that you book somewhere that will be sunny enough for the adults but not hot enough to […]

Top 5 design wineries in Spain

Top 5 design wineries in Spain

Wine making is a craft that date back thousands of years and in Spain wine makers not only strive to create the best wine possible they design spectacular facilities in which to do so, making a destination in itself. There are thousands of vineyards all across Spain, big and small producing some of the best […]

5 of the most amazing train experiences in Ecuador

5 of the most amazing train experiences in Ecuador

Air travel is great – though you miss out on the countryside 30,000 feet below. Car trips in a foreign country are also fine – if you don’t mind spending hours cramped behind the wheel trying to figure your way through an unfamiliar environment. Crossing a country by train, though, is a way to get […]

The Andalusian festival season is in full swing for Spring

The Andalusian festival season is in full swing for Spring

Andalusia is a region known as much for its colourful and culturally rich festivals as it is for the seemingly endless supply of warm sunshine over its Mediterranean coastlines and seas of shimmering olive groves. Happily, these festivals and fiestas run right throughout the year so there’s bound to be something interesting happening no matter […]

4 ways to get your adrenaline-fuelled fix in Central America

4 ways to get your adrenaline-fuelled fix in Central America

Costa Rica is known for its glorious coastlines, romantic beauty spots, sloths and much more but it is also a fabulous place to visit for the adrenalin junkies out there who want non-stop, heart-racing adventure from a holiday, with a selfie to prove it. Here are some suggestions for living on the edge when coming […]

7 great reasons to visit northern Japan... now!

7 great reasons to visit northern Japan… now!

This month marks five years since the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the Tohoku region – the northernmost portion of Japan’s main island. Although the destruction along the coast was virtually total, most of Tohoku – a region filled with World Heritage temples, rugged national parks, and beautifully preserved samurai towns – was almost entirely […]

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