Category: Travel Miscellany

Cacao craze: 5 of the best British bean-to-bar chocolate choices

Cacao craze: 5 of the best British bean-to-bar chocolate choices

Coffee is no longer the trendiest bean in town. From chocolate ‘clubs’ to raw devotees, the homemade to the ethically produced, Britain it seems has become a nation of cacao purists with chocolatiers and makers getting seriously obsessed about the single-origin bean. So this Easter, join us in waving cheerio to Cadbury and bye-bye to […]

Begur Costa Brava Sa Tuna

Beautiful Begur: Spain’s secret jewels

Beautiful Begur is where you will find some of the best beaches and coves that the Costa Brava has to offer. Imagine crystalline waters, embraced by verdant green pines, that dig their roots into the cliff face. Their aroma is seductive, as you explore the spectacular surroundings of this chichi Catalan town. Cast your eyes […]

5 top tips for proposing on holiday

5 top tips for proposing on holiday

Finding the right moment to pop the question to your other half is a daunting enough task as it is, but location is key. So it comes as no surprise to hear that the vast majority of people prefer to propose where the sun is brighter, the weather warmer and the setting is picture perfect. […]

Top 5 things to do for a foodie weekend in Budapest

Top 5 things to do for a foodie weekend in Budapest

Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is definitely one of Europe’s rising stars when it comes to quality destinations with a luxury feel. The city is one of the most beautiful capitals in Eastern Europe, featuring hundreds of thermal sources, includings the famous Gellerts Baths. The architecture of the city is also stunning, rich and diverse, […]

Top 3 in Singapore

Top 3 in Singapore

As the cultural melting pot of Southeast Asia, Singapore inevitably combines some of the very best the region has to offer. From the spicy smells and vibrant flavours to be found in street-food hawkers and world-class restaurants alike, to the eclectic range of both traditional and innovative arts performances on offer in venues across the […]

How is Airplane! NOT one of the top 50 travel movies of all time?

How is Airplane! NOT one of the top 50 travel movies of all time?

The journey your mind can take you on can be more amazing than any plane, train or automobile. I recently saw a pair of twenty-somethings smoking cigarettes outside at New York’s LaGuardia airport. First, I realized that nearly three decades have passed since smoking was banned on U.S. flights. Then I was reminded of the […]

Diamond Delxue Hotel Kos Peruzzi a la carte restaurant

Where to find exquisite Greek island adult-only 5-star luxury

Escape to an exquisite, glamorous, idyllic 5-star hideaway, where the sea is so close that you can hear the sound of the waves. This gorgeous Greek island, adult-only luxury resort blends inspired architecture harmoniously with the natural environment. Wake up in the morning to see the endless blue of the crystalline Aegean Sea, in a […]

Mountain dining with views at Le Signal

Top 6 mountain restaurants in the Alps

One of the joys of a day’s skiing is a well deserved lunch at a restaurant on the mountain. Usually you’ve built up a good appetite and are ready for a re-fuelling stop. I’ve very rarely been disappointed but obviously some establishments are better than others. Here are six of my favourites. Le Signal, Val d’Isere, […]

The best ways to beat the crowds at The Vatican

The best ways to beat the crowds at The Vatican

Due to the “rock star” popularity of Pope Francis, the Vatican is becoming increasingly popular for tourists and pilgrims alike. Vatican City is expecting 50 million visitors over the course of the year in honor of the Jubilee which started in December 2015.  Here are my insider tips to avoid the crowds and queues and […]

Top 5 reasons to discover South Tyrol

Top 5 reasons to discover South Tyrol

Where is this place you may ask? And not an easy question to answer! On the map we are in Italy but to the locals we are in Tyrol which is an Austrian region. The official language is German but a dialect is the most spoken. So, we are international? Or maybe lost in this […]

My latest challenge: running at least 10K every day throughout 2016

My latest challenge: running at least 10K every day throughout 2016

I have never been a particularly good runner but it’s something I enjoy doing and I’ve run a handful of marathons over the years (nothing particularly fast so don’t be too impressed!). This year, though, is a little different. I have set myself a running challenge that will really test me: to run at least […]

Fort Worth 4 ways

Fort Worth 4 ways

Few places offer a more animated or colourful glimpse of years gone by than Texas’s Fort Worth. The Old Chisholm Trail marked this city on the map as the cowboys’ last brush with civilization before they embarked on the long drive up north to Kansas. A sense of the vibrancy and romance of the cowboy […]

The best culinary tour agents to satisfy your appetite for Andalusia

The best culinary tour agents to satisfy your appetite for Andalusia

There has been much buzz in the culinary world of late about the emergence of the fine food scene in Andalusia, particularly in Malaga. With eight Michelin stars awarded to restaurants in Malaga province and a total of fifteen across Andalusia, the region is challenging the long standing prominence of the Basque Country and Catalonia. […]

Why Edinburgh is the home of Scottish food and drink

Why Edinburgh is the home of Scottish food and drink

Scotland is blessed with a fantastic larder of some of the best natural produce in the world and is synonymous the world over with quality produce.  Soft fruit and vegetables are locally grown in many parts of Scotland and with the country famous for good quality meat and excellent seafood, you do not have to […]

Culture and fiestas - Springtime in Costa Rica

Culture and fiestas – Springtime in Costa Rica

The months of February, March and April are pretty full with Costa Rican events and fiestas. Such events give a taste into the history of the different areas of the country from cowboys showing off their horse skills in the ‘tope parade’ in Puntarenas to the best local music in Monteverde. It is a time […]

Perfect Winter road tripping through Western Montana's Glacier Country

Perfect Winter road tripping through Western Montana’s Glacier Country

Montana really does winter right. Marvel over the expansive rugged terrain, crystalline lakes, majestic snow-covered mountains shimmering in the abundant sunshine, legendary Glacier National Park, and small-town charms ( such as real cowboys!) as you explore Western Montana’s Glacier Country. Winter play choices are seemingly endless with unparalleled downhill skiing (think 300+ inches of powdery […]

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