Category: Travel Miscellany

4 things to do in Nuremberg's Old Town

4 things to do in Nuremberg’s Old Town

Germany’s medieval Bavarian town of Nuremberg is home to the world famous Christkindlemarkt, Renaissance genius Albrect Dürer, and one of the most important medieval castles in Euorope — all of which can be found in Old Town. Surrounded by its original medieval wall, Old Town is one of the most historic places in Germany. The […]

Bologna Vista from Asinelli Tower

5 foodie stops to try in Italy this Summer

With the heat soaring across Europe, many ‘foodies’ turn to the best ice cream parlours or a beach side haunt for a deliciously refreshing cocktail and the freshest of seafood. Italy is one of my favourite places all-year round, but throughout the summer months, the vineyards of Tuscany offer fantastic tours and picnics under sheltered […]

3 ‘only-in-Japan’ experiences not to be missed

3 ‘only-in-Japan’ experiences not to be missed

I don’t know where I was when I first heard there was a new taste: umami. Surely you can’t discover a taste, can you? It’s like saying scientists have just designed a new emotion or announced a thicker type of gravity. To be fair, it is no surprise somebody from Japan discovered this ‘fifth’ savoury taste. […]

4 reasons you need to go to South Tyrol

4 reasons you need to go to South Tyrol

South Tyrol is fast becoming one of Europe’s most interesting and luxurious destinations. Home to incredible cuisine, stunning landscapes, a unique fusion of cultures and an impressive wine scene, we’re wondering why everyone hasn’t been already. Just to ensure it stays at the forefront of your mind this summer, here are four reasons why you […]

Recipe of the week: Lamb faggots

Recipe of the week: Lamb faggots

Lamb faggots are a classic Welsh dish that is a favourite across the country. They make for a great family supper dish for all times of the year and offer great value for your money. This is my take on what has got to be one of Wales’ finest contributions to world cuisine. The recipe […]

Special feature: Elounda Gulf Villas, Elounda, Crete

Special feature: Elounda Gulf Villas, Elounda, Crete

Regular visitors to Crete are probably aware that the small fishing town of Elounda is one of the island’s most desirable resorts. I’ve had the pleasure of staying in a number of the town’s best luxury hotels over the years, but none as small or intimate as my most recent stay at Elounda Gulf Villas […]

3 ideas for a unique dining experience in Madrid

3 ideas for a unique dining experience in Madrid

Good food (and wine to go with it) is certainly not difficult to find in Madrid. However, the meals that we remember are the ones that are not only satisfying to our palate, but that combine great food with a unique and memorable atmosphere. If you are looking for a combination of gastronomy and an […]

5 fabulous seaside resorts in Phuket

5 fabulous seaside resorts in Phuket

With sea, sun and Champagne, Thailand’s largest island has evolved into a destination travellers return to again and again, with European trends and local hospitality converging to produce what has been called “Riviera spirit”. The wonderful beaches, friendly people and local attractions such as the Old Town still attract a wide range of visitors, but […]

5 exciting dining experiences for you to try in Reykjavik, Iceland

5 exciting dining experiences for you to try in Reykjavik, Iceland

Not too many years ago, Iceland faced an economic recession that threatened to put restaurants out of business due to the inability to obtain expensive imported ingredients. Out of necessity, chefs turned to locally-grown and raised ingredients and the resulting culinary innovation has turned up the heat on fine dining in the capital city of […]

5 ways to enjoy Verbier in the Summer

5 ways to enjoy Verbier in the Summer

You would be mistaken to think that Verbier is just a winter ski resort. The small Swiss village located in the south west of Switzerland in the Cantons Valais is a summer resort that could rival the best!  It’s not all about phenomenal skiing and apres ski in Verbier, nor does the resort close as […]

3 Greek eco resorts to farm for

3 Greek eco resorts to farm for

Over the last few decades, we have seen some rising trends in the global travel industry and a noticeable shift towards ecotourism and sustainability. In Greece such trends have received a warm welcome, primarily due to the fact that agriculture is at the heart of its economic life and culture. With thousands of villages, hundreds of […]

5 unusual facts you probably didn’t know about Carmel-by-the-Sea

5 unusual facts you probably didn’t know about Carmel-by-the-Sea

Visitors to this sleepy California coastal town come for the fresh sea air, charming English-style architecture, white sand beach, cozy inns and great food. Situated on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean with towering pine and cypress trees, Carmel by the Sea has a distinctive natural beauty all its own. Lurking just below the surface, […]

6 of the most authentic restaurants in London

6 of the most authentic restaurants in London

As one of the most vibrant and eclectic cities in the world, London treats its visitors and inhabitants to a staggeringly diverse and tantalising range of dining options. Because of its cosmopolitan nature, London truly transcends the usual high dining standards of a capital and can easily compete with gastronomic giants such as New York […]

5 of the best luxury experiences in Zurich, Switzerland

5 of the best luxury experiences in Zurich, Switzerland

Known as one of the top cities in the world with the best quality of life, Zurich is located in central Europe, in the heart of Switzerland. An excellent public transportation system that will get you from the airport to downtown in ten minutes makes it easy to enjoy an extended layover.  If you are […]

5 luxury vegan experiences in Siem Reap

5 luxury vegan experiences in Siem Reap

Siem Reap in Cambodia is home to the ruins of the ancient Khmer city of Angkor which include famous sights such as Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm (the magical ruins overgrown by giant trees where Tomb Raider was filmed). It’s hot, dusty and busy; yet it’s an amazing travel destination that will leave […]

Bruges: Belgium’s capital of fine dining

Bruges: Belgium’s capital of fine dining

The small Belgian town of Bruges is an enchanting place of medieval buildings, narrow cobblestone streets and romantic canals. It also has an exceptional culinary scene, with many outstanding restaurants run by some of the world’s top chefs and a total of eight Michelin-starred restaurants. Of the three restaurants in Belgium which have received the […]

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