Category: Travel Miscellany

Recipe of the week: Steamed tentacles with vegetables and organic lemon juice

Recipe of the week: Steamed tentacles with vegetables and organic lemon juice

This is a simple Mediterranean recipe for a light, fresh and delicious dish. It’s great as a Summer meal but can also serve as an entrée in the colder months: simply make sure to always use your local seasonal vegetables. Ingredients Octopus tentacles Rosemary Garlic Pepper grains Seasonal vegetables (such as asparagus, zucchini, carrots and […]

Spain's Stonehenge - the heart and soul of Andalusia in ancient Antequera

Spain’s Stonehenge – the heart and soul of Andalusia in ancient Antequera

Little known outside of Andalusia until recently, the ancient city of Antequera in Malaga province has gained a lot of international recognition of late. Much of this renewed attention comes thanks to the Antequera Dolmens Site being awarded a UNESCO World Heritage designation in July of 2016; however, the town has held strategic importance for […]

Dubai's best business lunches in DIFC

Dubai’s best business lunches in DIFC

Dubai is certainly gaining traction on the global foodie scene, with numerous choices of cuisine to dine out for every meal. With award-winning fine dining establishments to street food (and almost everything in between), it’s difficult to ensure the best choice. Fortunately, there are bargains to be had at some of the top venues, all […]

7 unsuspected gems in Key West

7 unsuspected gems in Key West

Several places in Key West, Florida have a lot of hype built up around them, like Blue Heaven and Sloppy Joe’s Bar. There are places and things to do that aren’t in every travel blogger’s posts. If you ever wander to the United State’s southernmost city, you’ll find the following to be hidden treasures. Ibis Bay Resort Once booming […]

4 organic and healthy holiday moments in Provence

4 organic and healthy holiday moments in Provence

When we are looking at a holiday destination we often picture beautiful views, long lazy meals, dipping one’s feet in a refreshing pool, delicious food at every turn and time spent with those nearest and dearest to us. But there are some moments when you might like to strike the harmonious balance between a fantastic […]

Sri Lanka's culinary delights

Sri Lanka’s culinary delights

Sri Lankan food is some of the freshest and tastiest cuisine I have ever come across. Often described as a mix between Thai and Indian, the cuisine is influenced by the island nation’s abundant fresh produce, exotic spices and rich cultural history of regal heritage, subsistence farmers, and colonisation. With diverse recipes from the North […]

5 reasons to use your miles and points for first class and business class flights

5 reasons to use your miles and points for first class and business class flights

If you’re sitting on hundreds of thousands of frequent flyer miles and points, don’t cash them out for gift cards, a toaster, or use the Pay with Points option if you want to maximize their value. Instead, consider planning your trips well in advance (we plan ours about a year in advance) in order to […]

4 of Europe's most exclusive wine experiences

4 of Europe’s most exclusive wine experiences

From the world-renowned Bordeaux region of France to the banks of the Rhine river, Europe is home to hundreds of wineries whose cellar doors are kept hospitably ajar, welcoming curious wine pilgrims inside to sample the spectrum of vintages on offer. But which offers the most exclusive and unforgettable experience for connoisseurs of the grape? […]

Top 5 mountain ski restaurants in the Alps

Top 5 mountain ski restaurants in the Alps

One of the joys of skiing is the pit stop for lunch. You perhaps caught the first lifts, have already put in a few hours and you’ve worked up a raging appetite. Your thoughts are starting to turn towards a good feed  and a chance to refuel for the afternoon session on the slopes. Mountain […]

5 superb experiences in Skofja Loka - environment

5 superb experiences in Skofja Loka, Slovenia

From Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, many different excursions await the tourist. Our first choice for a trip down Slovenia’s memory lane was Skofja Loka, the 1000 year old town that lies snugly in the confluence of two rivers. Considered one of the most beautifully preserved medieval towns in Slovenia, Skofja Loka provided many superb […]

Corinthia Hotels offering 50% off annual sale!

Corinthia Hotels offering 50% off annual sale!

Yes, you read that right. Corinthia Hotels is back with their superb annual sale so if you’re looking to book your next European getaway, look no further. If there’s one collection of European hotels that never fails to deliver a sense of luxury and wonder to its guests, it has to be Corinthia Hotels. Located […]

Top 5 brunch spots in Johannesburg

Top 5 brunch spots in Johannesburg

The brunch business is booming in Johannesburg. Hipsters and foodies are taking over, and the bar for brunch has been set high. Whether you’re stopping in Joburg for a short while before connecting on to elsewhere, or spending your whole time here, take look at the following list to see where’s hot for brunch in […]

Running 10K every day for a year - 10 top tips

Running 10K every day for a year – 10 top tips

Last year I set myself the challenge of running at least 10K a day for a whole year in aid of St. Mary’s Hospice in South Cumbria. (I’ve raised around £5,000 so far but am still welcoming donations… PLEASE… you can donate via JustGiving here – thank you!). I had read about the challenge a […]

5 inspirational ideas for a girls' trip to the South of France

5 inspirational ideas for a girls’ trip to the South of France

It is a rare but incredibly important occasion throughout all women’s lives when you can find the time to get together with your best friends; sharing new experiences, stories, wine, laughter and good food. This can happen at one of the friends’ houses, in a restaurant, outside in a park or even further afield… on […]

6 fun things for foodies to do in Brussels

6 fun things for foodies to do in Brussels

Brussels is a stunning city from all points of view. If you want to see a part of Europe that you are not going to forget, you need to come to Brussels. Even if the city is packed with historic and cultural vestiges, there is something else that will make you stay here pleasant, especially […]

2 luxury resorts in the Maldives that love vegan guests

2 luxury resorts in the Maldives that love vegan guests

There’s nothing better than finding luxury resorts that welcome you as a vegan traveller, especially if you find these resorts in the Maldives, one of the world’s most luxurious travel destinations. The Maldives is one of those timeless locations, home to some amazing luxury resorts and now there is more choice than ever before. Luckily, this means […]

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