Category: Travel Miscellany

4 things to know about one of the world's oldest parades in Sri Lanka

4 things to know about one of the world’s oldest parades in Sri Lanka

The Kandy Esala Perahera is an ancient parade, still alive to this day, with traditional dance, music, and elephants adorned lavishly. The parade lasts for more than a week and attracts thousands of people, both local and visitors alike, where the focal point is the sacred tooth of the Buddha which is usually housed in […]

5 reasons to visit Provence in September

5 reasons to visit Provence in September

Some regard September as the most pleasant month to visit Provence. The majority of tourists, both foreign & French, have gone home, the school holidays have ended, the weather is still glorious and warm and the roads and attractions empty. One can also discover events and celebrations aimed at the locals once the holiday season […]

 4 scrumptious restaurants in India worth travelling for

4 scrumptious restaurants in India worth travelling for

Most of us have had some experience with Indian food – butter chicken, tandoori bread, dal and rice – to name a few of the better known dishes. And most of us tend to have preconceived ideas about what Indian food is. But if you are about to travel to India, especially to its major […]

Inside tips for exploring Galveston Island, TX, 'the playground of the South'

Inside tips for exploring Galveston Island, TX, ‘the playground of the South’

Recently named a “Destination on the Rise” by TripAdvisor, Galveston Island, Texas, with its 32-mile-long coast, is finally getting the recognition it so richly deserves. Granted, locals have always appreciated this year-round coastal spot, a stone’s throw from the Gulf of Mexico, particularly since they added seven miles of brand new beaches in 2016. After […]

Shanti Maurice, Mauritius

8 beach hotels with incredible dining experiences

On a relaxing beach break, aside from a little exploring, the main focus of the day tends to be dining. Some of the best luxury resorts have moved away from the standard buffet restaurant, creating innovative culinary experiences. Audley specialists have suggested their top beach hotels which offer something different at meal times, from breakfast […]

Why Canada will wow you this Winter

Why Canada will wow you this Winter

Canada is one of the best places for an awesome winter experience. From adventures like dog sledding, snowmobile tours and ice fishing, to relaxing in a Nordic spa and eating deliciously hot comfort food, Canada is great in the wintry season. Picture yourself in the mountains surrounded by crisp white snow and elegant pines as […]

 12 great reasons to visit Ostrava in the Czech Republic

12 great reasons to visit Ostrava in the Czech Republic

When I arrived in the outskirts of the Czech Republic industrial city of Ostrava, I thought I would see a rough town in a flat area, but I was amazed to find myself in a bright and radiant city like a solitaire in a circle, as I was at the crossing of four rivers: the […]

10 great reasons to visit Santona, Cantabria, Spain

10 great reasons to visit Santona, Cantabria, Spain

Nestled approximately midway between Santander and Bilbao in the province of Cantabria, the town of Santoña is a fishing port that has an interesting history but is perhaps best known today as a holiday destination in the Summer months and for its year-round fishing trade. Here are 10 great reasons why you should visit. 1. […]

Top Andalucian harvest festivals this Autumn

Top Andalucian harvest festivals this Autumn

In the southern-most Spanish region of Andalucia, local festivals and celebrations seem nearly as abundant as the summer sun. There’s virtually no end to them across all seasons and the residents of Andalucia are particularly known for their flamboyant displays, warm openness, and a knack for partying all through the night. Some festivals, such as the […]

Undiscovered New York: top 5 hidden gems in the Big Apple

Undiscovered New York: top 5 hidden gems in the Big Apple

A truly great city offers visitors an ongoing evolution of experiences, surprising even its avid fans with new and exciting things to do just when you think you’ve seen it all. These world-class cities are hard to come by, and no other fits this description like New York City. This is a place where the […]

Short stay: Hotel Juan de la Cosa, Santona, Cantabria, Spain

Short stay: Hotel Juan de la Cosa, Santona, Cantabria, Spain

Hotel Juan de la Cosa is an upscale hotel situated on the unspoiled, mile-long Playa de Berria on the outskirts of Santoña in Northern Spain’s Cantabria region. Set in its own gardens, the hotel is situated roughly midway between Santander and Bilbao. The welcome We arrived in the late afternoon, having attended a sailing event […]

5 of the best destinations for vegan luxury in Asia

5 of the best destinations for vegan luxury in Asia

Asia is hands down our favourite place for luxury travel and we can’t get enough of the different cultures, the natural beauty, the history and the food (the vegan food that is). Contrary to popular belief, our vegan lifestyle isn’t restrictive and so we’ve made it our mission to find the very best in vegan […]

An inside look at the Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro

An inside look at the Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro

The Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro is without doubt the most famous and iconic hotel in South America. Directly opposite Copacabana beach, the tall white building is a pretty spot, oozing glamour and style. Over the decades the hotel has welcomed film stars, musicians, politicians and royalty and the staff are expertly trained to […]

Thank you for the invitation to your event but...

Thank you for the invitation to your event but…

Every day I get invited to some travel-related event or other. Just today, for example, I’ve been asked to afternoon tea to hear about a resort in Antigua, had the pleasure of my company requested for a VIP event for a members-only luxury airline, received an invitation for a drinks evening for a luxury apartment […]

From chaos to calm: how our latest trip nearly didn't happen

From chaos to calm: how our latest trip nearly didn’t happen

It started with a bang. A very loud bang. And it didn’t take us long to realise what had happened. The boat trailer that we were towing had become detached from our car and one of the boats on it had come straight through our rear windscreen. Panic set in. We were due to catch […]

Beijing

A gastronomic tour of China

China is awash with tantalising, taste-bud-tickling cuisine, each region, and often each city, owning its own unique sumptuous flavour. For serious wow factor, prepare your taste buds for a fresh adventure on this gastronomic tour of China… Beijing Racing towards the future, yet inextricably linked to it’s past, China’s capital is a unique combination of […]

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