Category: Travel Miscellany

Top 5 bars in Edinburgh

Top 5 bars in Edinburgh

A city like Edinburgh is made for exploring, but it can be thirsty work. Fortunately, there are plenty of tucked away bars and convivial pubs that provide comfort from the vagaries of seasonal weather or just a chance to catch up with friends. It’s easy to enjoy the expanding choice of cocktails, spirits and ales […]

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11 places to see street art around the world

The term ‘street art’ was coined during the 1980s, when graffiti began to transcend spray-can tags, becoming a specialised craft. Much of the artwork is unsanctioned, but communities around the world have begun to see the value in these visual bursts of life. We’ve compiled some of our best recent street-art discoveries across the globe, […]

9 of the best tea rooms in Paris

9 of the best tea rooms in Paris

While Paris is world renowned for its café culture, it is the salons de thé which have drawn aristocrats and royalty for over a century. Fortunately, many of those luxurious tea rooms remain today while modern proprietors have begun to introduce new ideas in the world of Parisian tea rooms. This being potentially the most […]

The 12 best chocolate shops in Paris

The 12 best chocolate shops in Paris

Chocolate is something most travelers of all ages love. It’s not difficult to find in Paris. In fact, it’s the opposite—there are so many chocolate shops and patisseries that it can be hard to choose! Luckily, I’ve asked French chocolate expert Lauranie to tell me her 12 favorite chocolatiers in Paris. And after trying quite […]

London's 5 best afternoon teas

London’s 5 best afternoon teas

Afternoon tea is a British institution. It is the perfect opportunity for a friendly catch up, a family outing or a pit stop between shopping and theatre. Here is our selection of London’s best offerings – from edible art pieces, to bottomless “gin teas” – perfect for those who want to experience tradition with a […]

The Palm Beaches 4 ways

The Palm Beaches 4 ways

Blessed with year-round sunshine, brimming with wildlife, teeming with art-galleries and packed with restaurants; it’s no wonder Palm Beach County is no longer just a playground for the wealthy, but a glistening getaway for all adrenaline junkies, nature enthusiasts, food fanatics and art aficionados alike. Here’s how to do The Palm Beaches, four ways… For the […]

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 […]

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A journey of 10,000 miles begins with a single step

Breathtaking photography of exotic, authentic places captures our imaginations. Beautifully crafted editorial pulls us into a fellow-traveller’s journey, almost as if we had arrived and experienced the magic for ourselves. We are inspired by talented travel writers, bloggers and photographers. Each of us have desires to experience the beauty of this world, ideally as deeply […]

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 […]

Celebrate Spring in Andalusia

Celebrate Spring in Andalusia

Winter never seems to linger long in Andalusia. With more than 300 days of sunshine each year, Andalusia claims the sunniest spot in Europe and it often feels like Spring is the longest season of all. The warm weather contributes to the virtually endless string of festivals throughout the year, which always kicks off with […]

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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 […]

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When and where to see cherry blossom in Japan

There are some rightly renowned and beautiful cherry blossom spots in the world – Kew Gardens in London and the approach to the Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C. spring to mind – but none are more well-known than the Japanese blooms which open in late March on southern Kyushu Island and can be seen as […]

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. […]

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