Category: Travel Miscellany

2 luxury resorts in the Maldives that have perfected vegan luxury

2 luxury resorts in the Maldives that have perfected vegan luxury

The Maldives is well known as a top luxury destination, famous for diving, blissful tropical islands, romantic honeymoons and picture postcard beaches where the clear turquoise waters lap gently against the white sand. It has all the makings of paradise, unless you’re a vegan or vegetarian, as the thought of travelling to a remote island […]

Recipe of the week: Rice pudding with salted caramel and caramelised nuts

Recipe of the week: Rice pudding with salted caramel and caramelised nuts

This recipe for rice pudding is based around ingredients that you can find pretty much anywhere in the world and is therefore a universal crowd-pleaser, with the salty-sweet equilibrium of the salt and the caramel, and contrasting textures working together in perfect harmony. It serves 4 to 6 people. Ingredients 75g jasmine rice 100g sugar […]

Top 3 restaurants in Chania, Crete, with owners’ best-kept secrets!

Top 3 restaurants in Chania, Crete, with owners’ best-kept secrets!

Crete’s natural beauty is equaled only by the richness of its history. This unique nature, a fruitful blend of sun, sea and the mountain terrain inspired Cretan people to develop their own culinary scene which was also the foundation of the Mediterranean diet. The cuisine has a real personality and undeniable local style sourced by […]

7 of the best restaurants in Athens

7 of the best restaurants in Athens

Beyond the classical Athens, guests are now spoiled with a variety of culinary experiences as the new gastronomy scene offers more than just top chefs and trendy restaurants. Architecture meets food creativity and styling, the new restaurant concepts are worth exploring and among my favorites are the below: Funky Gourmet Funky Gourmet is located in […]

9 of London's most iconic views at night

9 of London’s most iconic views at night

SPONSORED FEATURE IN ASSOCIATION WITH AMERICAN EXPRESS London is a city that has seen considerable change in the last 20 years. Of course, many of the capital’s most notable buildings such as St. Paul’s and the Palace of Westminster have been around for centuries, but two decades ago there was no London Eye (completed in […]

5 experiences not to miss in North Carolina’s Asheville

5 experiences not to miss in North Carolina’s Asheville

Asheville, North Carolina. Could this be the perfect city to vacation in? Come on – iconic music venues, famous craft breweries, heavenly restaurants, a thriving art scene? There’s even a book exchange Champagne bar! And we didn’t even mention the Blue Ridge Mountains. This is most certainly a hip, musical city, with restaurants and art […]

The eleven stars of Andalusian cuisine

The eleven stars of Andalusian cuisine

The constellation of Andalusia’s Michelin stars just got a little brighter. In a seemingly symbolic nod to the rising eminence of Andalusian gastronomy, the gala event to announce the 2015 Michelin Guide for Spain was held in the Andalusian port city of Marbella this year. While no new restaurants were added to the elite list of […]

2 luxury resorts in Southern Thailand where life is good (even for vegans)

2 luxury resorts in Southern Thailand where life is good (even for vegans)

Southern Thailand has long been a premier destination for luxury travellers with beaches, diving, tropical landscapes and sunny weather drawing people from far and wide to check into one of the many luxury resorts on offer in the area. The people are friendly, the cuisine is legendary (who doesn’t rave about a spicy fresh Thai curry?) […]

10 of the best Christmas menus in London

10 of the best Christmas menus in London

SPONSORED FEATURE IN ASSOCIATION WITH AMERICAN EXPRESS Fed up with turkey and all the trimmings? Christmas is very much upon us but if you’re in London and looking for something a little bit different to the usual festive fayre, then read on for 10 of the best Christmas menus in the capital. This post was […]

7 places to eat in Cyprus for an authentic experience

7 places to eat in Cyprus for an authentic experience

Anyone with a discerning palate who travels to Cyprus will probably appreciate restaurants and cafés serving the authentic and delicious cuisine of the island.  The Cypriot cuisine is closely related to both Greek and Turkish food and along with various other influences, makes for an interesting mix indeed. You can normally tell the most authentic […]

3 places for a foodie's dream trip to India

3 places for a foodie’s dream trip to India

For those longing for exotic and tasty dishes, India offers a wide range of culinary experiences to thrill even the most discerning foodie palate. A huge and diverse country, the cuisine differs depending on the local culture, seasonal availability of the fresh produce used, geographical location and the economics of the particular area. To get the […]

7 private dining rooms for a decadent New Year’s Eve in London

7 private dining rooms for a decadent New Year’s Eve in London

The biggest party of the year deserves something special and nothing feels more exclusive than wining and dining the night away with your nearest and dearest in one of London’s lavish private dining rooms. With a number of top chefs and hip restaurants under its wing, British cuisine has really come to the forefront and […]

5 ways to ring in the New Year in Cape Town

5 ways to ring in the New Year in Cape Town

Paris, Rio de Janeiro and Sydney are often hailed as some of the most beautiful cities in the world, with tourists descending on their captivating skylines to ring in the New Year. But Cape Town is also blessed with a magical location and is fast becoming a favourite destination to celebrate the year just passed […]

4 experiential gift giving ideas for the festive period

4 experiential gift giving ideas for the festive period

Some people are just not easy to buy gifts for at Christmas. When faced with the dilemma of buying a gift for someone who already seems to have everything, the easiest thing to do is to buy a gift that can be treasured for years to come - and by that I mean a memory rather than a physical […]

5 top attractions that make London a luxury winter travel destination

London. The bustling metropolis may be less exotic than a warm sandy beach in the Caribbean, but it certainly comes into its own during the bleak winter months. Transformed by rows of glistening lights and decorations, the streets of London are abuzz with excitement in December. Department stores are adorned in extravagant decorations, Christmas markets […]

10 of the best discounted getaways from Small Luxury Hotels of the World

10 of the best discounted getaways from Small Luxury Hotels of the World

With the holidays upon us once more, it’s never been a better time to book with Small Luxury Hotels of the World. That’s because right now, SLH are offering discounts of up to 40% on certain hotels when you book and pay at the same time. What’s more, they’re also offering a special Club Member […]

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