Category: Travel Miscellany

Special feature: Sani Beach Hotel, Sani Resort, Halkidiki, Greece

Special feature: Sani Beach Hotel, Sani Resort, Halkidiki, Greece

On our arrival at the Sani Resort, a family-owned ecological reserve covering some 1,000 acres and with stunning, golden beaches, we were warmly welcomed by the ever-helpful Angelina in Guest Relations, offered a glass of fizz and presented with a useful map of the resort, outlining the various accommodation offerings, the marina, the restaurants and […]

10 top tips for a dream honeymoon in Santorini

10 top tips for a dream honeymoon in Santorini

With the blue of the sky, the aquamarine of the sea, and the white of traditional stone buildings, Santorini really is a picture perfect island of the most sophisticated proportions. This classic Greek island sits in the southern Aegean Sea, and the largest of its archipelago, it bears the same name as the volcano which […]

How to spend a free day in Santiago, Chile

How to spend a free day in Santiago, Chile

Santiago is one of South America’s most enchanting destinations. Nestled beside the Andes mountains, the city features a striking blend of history and modern culture. Its streets hum with a youth-like energy, bustling at all hours against a backdrop of neoclassical architecture. The city’s perpetual motion testifies to its rapid evolution. Government investments have accelerated […]

Top 10 highlights in St. Petersburg, the captivating City of the Czars

Top 10 highlights in St. Petersburg, the captivating City of the Czars

St. Petersburg is a beautiful city filled with extravagant historical palaces, cathedrals and royal gardens. Long recognized as the intellectual and cultural center of Russia, this former capital has been spiffing things up with a growing number of luxury hotels and a vibrant restaurant scene truly befitting this City of the Czars. Below are my […]

Recipe of the week: Carinthian blueberry 'datschi' with vanilla-thyme foam

Recipe of the week: Carinthian blueberry ‘datschi’ with vanilla-thyme foam

Carinthian blueberry ‘datschi’ is inspired by local and seasonal ingredients of the Carinthian mountain and lake area with its flora and fauna. It uses blueberries, a seasonal fruit. Furthermore it contains thyme, a herb which grows in Carinthia. The dish combines the tradition of Austrian flour based pastries and the Mediterranean influence of Carinthia – […]

10 fun things to do in Santa Fe, New Mexico

10 fun things to do in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe is a city for art lovers.  They call it the “City Different” because it’s quirky and eclectic. It has a strong personality distinct from any other city. Outdoorsy people and foodies will love it too, but there is a strong emphasis on art with over 250 galleries and a ranking as the third […]

Delicious group meals in South Africa

Delicious group meals in South Africa

For many, an unforgettable holiday can be measured in good meals shared with good friends. After all, there’s nothing quite like feasting upon exotic game as the sun slowly sinks over the horizon, or enjoying dinner in an establishment where the waiters aren’t just serving food, they’re serving time. However you choose to whet your […]

Gin: the new trendy drink of choice

Gin: the new trendy drink of choice

From Bristol to Brisbane, and Manila to Madrid, gin has become one of the trendiest drinks at cocktail bars around the world. Long considered a drink for ‘mature drinkers’, while vodka was the trendy cocktail spirit of choice, gin has experienced a rebirth, going through a contemporary makeover and winning over young drinkers who are […]

Overcoming geographic internet restrictions when travelling

Overcoming geographic internet restrictions when travelling

When I was in China this year, I found that – a little frustratingly – I was only intermittently able to access the likes of Facebook and Twitter from the hotel where I was staying. It was a flying visit but, had I been a little more prepared, the use of a Virtual Private Network […]

10 of the most luxurious London experiences

10 of the most luxurious London experiences

Ah, London. One of the world’s most exciting, cosmopolitan, culture-rich and diverse cities. If you’ve never been, this sprawling mass of fun, fashion, food and high living should definitely be on your bucket list. But what to do when you arrive? Well, luckily for you, there are plenty of luxurious experiences to immerse yourself in. […]

A taste of luxury: 6 tips for chocolate lovers in Barcelona

A taste of luxury: 6 tips for chocolate lovers in Barcelona

Chocolate is perhaps one of the oldest pleasures known to mankind, dating back to 1900BC. The Aztecs believed that cacao was the food of the Gods, and even today many would agree. If you’d like to truly savour some luxury in Barcelona, and not just see it in the windows of Passeig de Gràcia, we […]

5 tips on getting through security easily and as quickly as possible

5 tips on getting through security easily and as quickly as possible

Traveling has become a way of life and so has the use of planes which inevitably means – airports.  As convenient as flying has become, airport security has increasingly turned out to be more stringent and time consuming with heightened security and safety concerns. As a busy traveler, time is money and no one wants […]

The top 5 places to eat game in Britain

The top 5 places to eat game in Britain

Britain has always boasted a rich hunting heritage – one filled with tales of Kings chasing stags through swathes of ancient forests and across brooding heather moors – and each year the game season is eagerly awaited by British gastronomes who hunger after the sublime earthy flavours of partridge and grouse or rich succulent venison. […]

A first-timer's guide to Southern Australia

A first-timer’s guide to Southern Australia

Even with a month to play with, seeing the many marvels of Oz would be almost impossible. Fear not, our bite-sized southern Australia itinerary is designed to give you a big taste of Down Under in just two weeks. Such is the size of Australia, trying to join up the countless highlights can be exhausting. […]

6 top tips for traveling in large groups

6 top tips for traveling in large groups

The idea of going away with a large group of friends or family sounds like a great idea in theory, until you realize that more people often means more opinions and more problems. If approached incorrectly, simple decision making can become tedious and time consuming. On the flip side if planned correctly, group travel can […]

7 of the best quirky things to do in Dublin

7 of the best quirky things to do in Dublin

Am I proud to be Irish? The answer is that I most definitely am. As a nation we’re known to be one of the friendliest in the world, and most of us have a great sense of humour. We also love to embrace characters and experiences that are a bit different and quirky. I recently […]

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