Category: Travel Miscellany

Recipe of the week: Trio of lobster

Recipe of the week: Trio of lobster

Some people may be afraid to cook lobster, but this recipe demonstrates how to do it, and do it well. This luxurious dish uses three imaginative ways to showcase some of the best seafood that the British Isles has to offer; the trio of lobster includes lobster thermidor tail, lobster and prawn pie, and crispy […]

Dining at the top 3 restaurants in Spain by private jet

Dining at the top 3 restaurants in Spain by private jet

Connoisseurs of grand cuisine and timeless culture can taste the difference on Spanish shores with a private jet vacation to a land of flamenco and flavor. Spain can boast some of the planet’s most awarded restaurants and their laid-back midnight dining, old world and modern fusion, and pure passion for exceptional tapas plates, makes for […]

Recipe of the week: Back of sea bass, green asparagus, crispy vegetable marinade with virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar

Recipe of the week: Back of sea bass, green asparagus, crispy vegetable marinade with virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar

When in Morocco earlier this month, attending PURE Experiences, I had the honour of also participating in a cooking workshop with 2 Michelin star chef Philippe Jourdin who oversees the four restaurants at the beautiful Royal Palm Marrakech. Philippe is a winner of the much-coveted ‘Meilleur Ouvrier de France’ and in the workshop he demonstrated […]

10 ways to make the most of Germany’s Christmas markets

10 ways to make the most of Germany’s Christmas markets

There’s no question that the Christmas markets in Germany are a must-visit during the holiday season whether traveling with friends or children. They’re so beautiful and magical, especially at night. If Germany’s Christmas markets are in the works for you this year, take a look at 10 ways to make the most of your visits […]

5 top tips for a luxurious Christmas and New Year in Barcelona

5 top tips for a luxurious Christmas and New Year in Barcelona

Another year is rolling to a close. Are you going to let it slide away into the archive of forgotten memories, or might you seize the moment and treat yourself to a taste of luxury in Barcelona? It’s worth remembering that luxury isn’t necessarily about extravagance and over-spending, and that Christmas is a time when […]

3 luxury resorts in Krabi that will make you very happy (even as a vegan)

3 luxury resorts in Krabi that will make you very happy (even as a vegan)

Looking for a little more happiness in life? Check in to one of these 3 luxury resorts in Krabi that will make you very happy (even as a vegan) and you’ll be sure to enjoy amazing luxury accommodation, superb service and fabulous vegan food – a combination like that will surely make you happier? The […]

A more reliable way forward for travel review sites?

A more reliable way forward for travel review sites?

On travel review sites, anyone can write a review of a hotel, regardless of whether or not they’ve stayed there. According to a study by Market Metrix, as many as 40% of user reviews are fake. There are other problems with user reviews of hotels. Certain types of travellers are much more likely than others to […]

New York City in 10 exciting tours

New York City in 10 exciting tours

As the song made famous by Gerard Kenny goes – ‘New York, New York, so good they named it twice’, New York is truly a city that is unique in so many ways and there really is no other like it in the world! A city that has many a song written about it.  This […]

Special feature: Sani Beach Hotel, Sani Resort, Halkidiki, Greece

Special feature: Sani Beach Hotel, Sani Resort, Halkidiki, Greece

On our arrival at the Sani Resort, a family-owned ecological reserve covering some 1,000 acres and with stunning, golden beaches, we were warmly welcomed by the ever-helpful Angelina in Guest Relations, offered a glass of fizz and presented with a useful map of the resort, outlining the various accommodation offerings, the marina, the restaurants and […]

10 top tips for a dream honeymoon in Santorini

10 top tips for a dream honeymoon in Santorini

With the blue of the sky, the aquamarine of the sea, and the white of traditional stone buildings, Santorini really is a picture perfect island of the most sophisticated proportions. This classic Greek island sits in the southern Aegean Sea, and the largest of its archipelago, it bears the same name as the volcano which […]

How to spend a free day in Santiago, Chile

How to spend a free day in Santiago, Chile

Santiago is one of South America’s most enchanting destinations. Nestled beside the Andes mountains, the city features a striking blend of history and modern culture. Its streets hum with a youth-like energy, bustling at all hours against a backdrop of neoclassical architecture. The city’s perpetual motion testifies to its rapid evolution. Government investments have accelerated […]

Top 10 highlights in St. Petersburg, the captivating City of the Czars

Top 10 highlights in St. Petersburg, the captivating City of the Czars

St. Petersburg is a beautiful city filled with extravagant historical palaces, cathedrals and royal gardens. Long recognized as the intellectual and cultural center of Russia, this former capital has been spiffing things up with a growing number of luxury hotels and a vibrant restaurant scene truly befitting this City of the Czars. Below are my […]

Recipe of the week: Carinthian blueberry 'datschi' with vanilla-thyme foam

Recipe of the week: Carinthian blueberry ‘datschi’ with vanilla-thyme foam

Carinthian blueberry ‘datschi’ is inspired by local and seasonal ingredients of the Carinthian mountain and lake area with its flora and fauna. It uses blueberries, a seasonal fruit. Furthermore it contains thyme, a herb which grows in Carinthia. The dish combines the tradition of Austrian flour based pastries and the Mediterranean influence of Carinthia – […]

10 fun things to do in Santa Fe, New Mexico

10 fun things to do in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe is a city for art lovers.  They call it the “City Different” because it’s quirky and eclectic. It has a strong personality distinct from any other city. Outdoorsy people and foodies will love it too, but there is a strong emphasis on art with over 250 galleries and a ranking as the third […]

Delicious group meals in South Africa

Delicious group meals in South Africa

For many, an unforgettable holiday can be measured in good meals shared with good friends. After all, there’s nothing quite like feasting upon exotic game as the sun slowly sinks over the horizon, or enjoying dinner in an establishment where the waiters aren’t just serving food, they’re serving time. However you choose to whet your […]

Gin: the new trendy drink of choice

Gin: the new trendy drink of choice

From Bristol to Brisbane, and Manila to Madrid, gin has become one of the trendiest drinks at cocktail bars around the world. Long considered a drink for ‘mature drinkers’, while vodka was the trendy cocktail spirit of choice, gin has experienced a rebirth, going through a contemporary makeover and winning over young drinkers who are […]

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