Category: Travel Miscellany

New York's best pancakes

New York’s best pancakes

Brunch in NYC is a favorite weekend meal for couples, families, friends and visitors. And while it’s possible to eat everything from Chinese dim sum to lobster eggs benedict or even carbonara pizza for brunch in NYC, a great plate of pancakes is one of our all time favorite brunch comfort foods. Here are our […]

European cheat sheet for wonderful, winey weekend in Napa, CA

European cheat sheet for wonderful, winey weekend in Napa, CA

If you’re planning a trip to San Francisco and you’d like to add on a couple of relaxing days to experience wine country but you’re in the throes of a dilemma trying to choose between the different regions, to say nothing of the hundreds of wineries, then the short answer is choose Napa. Napa is […]

5 of London's best Bloody Marys

5 of London’s best Bloody Marys

There’s just something about a Bloody Mary. A classic British pick-me-up, done well this fiery tonic is the perfect remedy for a rejuvenating Saturday brunch, lazy Sunday luncheon or just whenever you feel like something with a bit of a kick. But striking that fine balance of flavour is a tricky business – there’s a […]

Lima's top luxury restaurants

Lima’s top luxury restaurants

Lima is swiftly becoming one of the most elite restaurant destinations in the world. This is a short list of some of the most acclaimed restaurants in Lima. With the exception of Chez Wong, all of these restaurants are located in the trendy Miraflores district. All of these restaurants strive to showcase unique Peruvian ingredients. […]

4 reasons to hire a personal concierge for your next trip

4 reasons to hire a personal concierge for your next trip

As more and more people forego the luxury of possessions for the luxury of unique experiences, the personal concierge business is booming. Few travelers have the time, contacts, or knowledge and insight necessary to arrange those truly unforgettable experiences in any location around the world. Of course, the rich and famous themselves have a team […]

Recipe of the week: Shan khao-swe (Shan noodles soup with chicken)

Recipe of the week: Shan khao-swe (Shan noodles soup with chicken)

Shan noodles are one of the famous foods in Burma. They are derived from Shan State which is in the eastern part of the country, and they can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or as a snack between meals. Here is a recipe for Shan khao-swe which is a very popular dish, with […]

4 sustainable South Africa wines to look out for

4 sustainable South Africa wines to look out for

South Africa wines – they are not only popular among locals but equally appreciated by connoisseur international wine buyers and even collectors. South Africa is known for its Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, the unique South African Pinotage, Cape Riesling and several others. Many new vineyards focus on Pinot Noir. There has been a significant increase […]

Recipe of the week: Pear-celery cream soup

Recipe of the week: Pear-celery cream soup

This fairly simple recipe will impress your guests without too much work and without requiring many ingredients. The ingredients are a perfect mix between pears and a creamy soup, together with some traditional Austrian Drautaler cheese. The intention of this soup was to create something special with unusual combinations – some new, unconventional ideas mixed […]

4 of the best experiences in Jordan

4 of the best experiences in Jordan

No matter where your interests lie, or what your reasons are for travelling, Jordan has a habit of ticking all the boxes. Home to an expanse of desert that’s ideal for adventure seekers, cosmopolitan cities whose foodie haunts are temptation enough for any culinary aficionado and a history that culture hunters can happily immerse themselves […]

The top 5 festivals in Croatia in 2015

The top 5 festivals in Croatia in 2015

Croatia, one of my top summer destinations for 2015! I love the cobbled side streets, people watching on a sunny afternoon, the coffee culture. The wine. Cocktails. Sun. Architecture. The old churches and cathedrals, and counting the sailing boats bob up and down in the distance. But what is new to me are the highly […]

Top 5 restaurants in Rioja, Spain

Top 5 restaurants in Rioja, Spain

La Rioja is Spain´s second-smallest Autonomous Community (after the Canary Islands). Despite this, the tiny province located in northern Spain is recognized worldwide thanks to its incredible wines. It is important to know that the Rioja wine-producing region does not consist solely of the region of La Rioja. It spreads itself through Rioja as well […]

Recipe of the week: BBQ mackerel, roasted cucumber, soy and dill dressing

Recipe of the week: BBQ mackerel, roasted cucumber, soy and dill dressing

This is a delicious and light dish perfect for this time of year with Spring firmly in the air. The mackerel works really well with the cucumber because, by roasting it, it highlights the nice, smoky flavour. The soy sauce also brings out the umami, and brings an Oriental feel to the dish. Serves 4. […]

Tuscan connoisseurs wanted: your very own castle, world-class golf course and Michelin-starred chef

Tuscan connoisseurs wanted: your very own castle, world-class golf course and Michelin-starred chef

Halfway between the Tuscan jewels of Pisa and Florence, there is a smooth, wide valley framed by fields of silver wheat, rows of vineyard grapes and thick swatches of undisturbed forest. Perched at the high point of a ridge above the valley is a tall, stone castle. The castle is 800 years old. It sits […]

7 of the best restaurants in London

7 of the best restaurants in London

“First we eat, then we do everything else.”- M.F.K. Fisher From top-notch venues run by the likes of Heston Blumenthal  and Gordon Ramsay to innovative and upcoming eateries, London is the place to go if food is your thing. We bring to you a list of some of the best restaurants of the city. Book […]

5 luxury hotels for your visit to Festival of the Sun in Cuzco

5 luxury hotels for your visit to Festival of the Sun in Cuzco

With about 3,000 festivals annually in Peru, any time of the year is a good time to visit. For sun worshipers, try Festival of the Sun (or Inti Raymi). The days are a cozy 67 degrees, but bundle up at night for 36 degree temperatures. The host town of Cuzco has an impressive collection of […]

The top 5 mountain restaurants in Meribel

The top 5 mountain restaurants in Meribel

As Spring rolls in the conditions for alfresco dining in the Alps have never been so perfect. After a couple of hours on the piste the combination of exercise and the refreshing mountain air will find most skiers ready for a spot of lunch or maybe just a coffee on the terrace to recharge for […]

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