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Happiness is a hiking trip through Tuscany

Happiness is a hiking trip through Tuscany

When travelers talk about Tuscany their eyes often glaze over as they reminisce about its unforgettable beauty-undulating green hills covered with twisted grape vines and silvery olive trees, atmospheric hilltop towns perfect for whiling away an afternoon, medieval monasteries and hidden castles just begging to be explored, and (here their voices often drop in great […]

Eating fresh and local in Rome: the city's 5 best slow food restaurants

Eating fresh and local in Rome: the city’s 5 best slow food restaurants

Perhaps no other aspect of Italian culture has been exported throughout the world more than its culinary traditions. Italian cooking, and eating for that matter, embodies a simple elegance and restaurants in the country’s capital are packed with diners exuberantly taking in and projecting that spirit. Even in a city such as Rome with the […]

Top 16 travel oldies

Top 16 travel oldies

Travel and music goes hand in hand. Music has the power to motivate us to pack up our bags and catch a plane and keeps us company as our boat sets sail for new cultures, experiences and adventures. Whether you’re looking for a road trip playlist for the car or some familiar tunes to keep […]

4 unique things to do at night in Edinburgh this Winter

4 unique things to do at night in Edinburgh this Winter

It is tempting to escape the weather and stay warm inside during the winter months in Scotland, but in Edinburgh as the sun goes down, the city hots up. From the dazzling brilliance of the Big Wheel to the twinkling display at the Dome, a stroll through the Christmas city at night is enough to […]

6 top tips for a perfect weekend in Washington, DC

6 top tips for a perfect weekend in Washington, DC

Washington, DC may be best known to international visitors as the capital of the U.S. and home of the White House, which will soon have a new occupant, but its many museums and memorials make it a popular destination for U.S. residents as well. Since the city is often hot and humid during the summer […]

Get ready for Holi Festival 2017

Get ready for Holi Festival 2017

In 2017 the Holi Festival will be celebrated on Monday 13th March. Otherwise known as the Festival of Colours, Holi is fast becoming one of the most sought after experiences for foreign visitors, especially photographers. In this article we look at the essential elements to plan your own trip. Destination The first step in planning […]

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6 of the best country retreats in the British Isles

The renowned British countryside draws discerning travellers from around the world, for a taste of its lush, idyllic rolling hills. But a stay in the countryside doesn’t necessarily mean camping in a muddy field, one needn’t sacrifice luxury. Indulgence, country-chic and the ‘real outdoors’ can be found in some of the best luxury hotels deep […]

10 spectacular treasures of Peru

10 spectacular treasures of Peru

Peru has long been a backpacker’s paradise; however, this “Empire of Hidden Treasures” has now entered into the limelight as a must-see travel destination for upscale travelers as well. From riverboat expeditions deep in its exotic rainforest, to journeys along its vast coastal desert – traveling via the breathtaking peaks of the Andes in between […]

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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; […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kayaking combined with a little luxury in the Lake District

Kayaking combined with a little luxury in the Lake District

We recently tested two Sevylor kayaks on a luxury stay in the English Lake District, arriving at one of Cumbria’s finest lakeside hotels in style… by kayak! Before we get started, the first thing to mention about Sevylor kayaks is how portable they are.  Despite being quite large and robust vessels, once they’re fully inflated, […]

The best things to do in Paris during Christmas

The best things to do in Paris during Christmas

Every year during Christmas, Paris welcomes visitors from all around the world: tourists, families, businesses and Parisians themselves exalt in admiration of the city’s beauty and wonders. The city of romance is transformed into a fairytale town, and takes you to magical places that you would never dream of… its traditional and popular Christmas markets, […]

15 unique things to do in Japan

15 unique things to do in Japan

Japan is a versatile country that holds on to its heritage while advancing in architecture and technology. This unusual combination means a broad range of adventure is at your disposal, whether you are on the mainland or one of the tropical islands. Its hospitable citizens, immaculate facilities and diverse landscapes make it an ideal destination to add […]

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