Category: Food and Drink

Special feature: Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel, Elounda, Crete

Special feature: Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel, Elounda, Crete

I have visited both the islands of Greece and the mainland on many occasions over the years, but this latest trip was in fact my first time on Crete, the largest of the Greek islands. I was also delighted to be travelling with my family (my wife, my son aged 9 and my daughter aged […]

Top 5 destinations for the wine connoisseur

Top 5 destinations for the wine connoisseur

After the excesses of Christmas, it’s usually time to hide away the chocolates, refrain from that double helping of Beef Wellington and avert your eyes when a glass of wine is offered. It’s all too tempting…but I like the idea of spending this time thinking where we can retox! As you get over your ‘dry’ January […]

Lima, Peru: a culinary journey with 10 delectable stops

Lima, Peru: a culinary journey with 10 delectable stops

Many people call Lima Peru the “Culinary Capital of Latin America,” and there are plenty of reasons for such a title. In this Andean city, one finds a celebration of ancient techniques and avant-garde practices that seamlessly merge inside the local kitchens of Lima’s highly diverse restaurants and bars. Successive migrations (African, Chinese, Italian, Japanese […]

Genoa

Top 7 ways to experience the true heart of Genoa, Italy

Located in Italy’s northwest corner, the small city of Genoa is a fantastic under-the-radar destination. Italy Beyond the Obvious travelers frequently tell us after a visit that Genoa is an undiscovered gem! Below, our seven top recommendations for the visitor who wants to connect with local culture. Explore the small streets and beautiful squares of […]

5 reasons you'll fall in love with Istria on foot

5 reasons you’ll fall in love with Istria on foot

Istria, dangling like a heart-shaped pendant from the north corner of Croatia’s coastline, is a contrasting peninsula swathed in Italian influences. Sometimes known as ‘Croatia’s Tuscany’, it was in fact Italian until 1945 and the flavour can be found in every corner, not just in the highly-acclaimed food. Whether you prefer the sun and sea […]

5 great reasons to visit Provence in the Spring

5 great reasons to visit Provence in the Spring

Spring in Provence is all about ‘waking up’, there is the sensation of new life and new light, this spectacular swathe of France is shaking off the sleepy hibernation of winter and enjoying the delights of warmer weather, sunshine for longer and the welcome blossoming of wild flowers and fruit trees. The villages are becoming […]

An affair with Canada

An affair with Canada

2017 is the year to move on from conventional, well-trodden holiday ground. As the world appears to shrink, it’s time to chase new horizons. And the horizons couldn’t get any wider than the impressive open spaces of Canada! However, it’s not just sheer size that makes this country awe-inspiring; it is also the variety within. […]

Barcelona's hidden gem: Carrer d'Avinyó

Barcelona’s hidden gem: Carrer d’Avinyó

Tired of the tourist packed streets, shops, and restaurants? Looking for a more authentic, local experience? Take a stroll through the winding streets of the Gothic Quarter, but be sure to keep your eye out for Carrer d’Avinyó, a hidden gem among the popular souvenir shops and paella restaurants. Whether you’re looking for or happen […]

The 7 best Cali-Baja experiences in San Diego

The 7 best Cali-Baja experiences in San Diego

San Diego is “Cali-Baja” culture, a blend of Mexico and California. From experiences to restaurants, San Diego gives you a chance to try this historical mix in a region rich with both old and new cultural direction. Yes, San Diego is water, whales, golf and history. Under it all is this different cultural melt that […]

Pierre, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong

5 amazing luxury dining experiences

Some meals aren’t easily forgotten. They might raise the standards in terms of the food quality and inventiveness, the restaurant’s outstanding location or the high levels of service. These dining experiences make us feel that little bit more special, even if just for an evening. We’ve selected five stand-out dining experiences to enjoy on your […]

Where to get the best hot chocolate in Rome

Where to get the best hot chocolate in Rome

When traveling to Rome with children, there is nothing better for them than to stop in a local caffè and drink a delicious hot chocolate. The great thing is: Rome has got some of the best hot chocolate in the world. The chocolate powder you use to make your own hot chocolate has nothing to […]

La Yeti Restaurant

Top 5 bars and restaurants in Meribel

Meribel and the Three Valleys spoil you for choice when it comes to eating and drinking. Whether you are a frequent visitor or it’s your first time you are sure to find something perfect for you. Here is a run down of some of our absolute faves. in our top five Bar’s and Restaurants in Meribel. 1. […]

5 luxury Winter experiences in Victoria, BC

5 luxury Winter experiences in Victoria, BC

British Columbia is the perfect destination for a winter weekend getaway. It’s small enough to manage in a short time period, but offers enough activities and delicacies that you end up having more choices than time. It’s one of those destinations that wins your heart and warrants multiple visits. Here are five things to do […]

Special feature: Aman-i-Khas, Ranthambore, Rajasthan, India

Special feature: Aman-i-Khas, Ranthambore, Rajasthan, India

Once we had cleared the sprawling madness of the city of Gurgaon, which took an hour and a half, the remainder of the six-hour drive from our hotel to southern Rajasthan was surprisingly pleasant, albeit long, crossing through open expanses of agriculture and the rolling hills of the Aravali Range, along with the occasional quaint […]

Recipe of the week: Pan-seared aubergine, blood orange and fennel salad

Recipe of the week: Pan-seared aubergine, blood orange and fennel salad

Now that we are in the Winter months, citrus fruits are in season. A wonderful Winter favourite are blood oranges, used here beautifully with caramelised aubergine and fennel in a wonderfully flavourful and healthy salad. The following is adapted from a recipe prepared and written by Keri Moss, winner of Masterchef 2012 The Professionals Ingredients […]

5 great reasons to visit Cyprus in 2017

5 great reasons to visit Cyprus in 2017

Cyprus had been a popular tourist destination for many years. Yet, it still holds many secrets for you to discover. The New York Times voted Cyprus as a destination to visit in 2017. If that is not reason enough for you to book your getaway to this eclectic island, here are five more… Beaches Lets […]

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