Category: Travel Miscellany

Cycling in Hampshire - watering and feeding stops

Cycling in Hampshire – watering and feeding stops

We’re lucky in that we live in spitting distance of the New Forest – which is superb for either road or off road cycling.  It is easy to get to as well – either on the train, the Hythe ferry, or by hitching the bikes up to the tow-bar and driving to one of a […]

Enjoy a taste of Brazil at home this summer!

Enjoy a taste of Brazil at home this summer!

When you think of Brazilian drinks, one in particular will always spring to mind – the famous and much loved caipirinha! But believe it or not, there is a limit of how many you can drink in a summer before you start craving something sweeter and softer! Here in Brazil, fresh lemonade is a sure fire […]

Foodies find fresh figs and a fun festival in Croatia

Foodies find fresh figs and a fun festival in Croatia

Love figs? Head to Zadar, Croatia, to end your Dalmatian Summer in style by feasting on the sweetest fig based food and drinks in the city that is better known for its unique art installations, such as the Greeting to the Sun and the Sea Organ. There will also be a cooking demonstration, a children’s workshop […]

Windsor Arms: Toronto's full-service luxury boutique hotel

Windsor Arms: Toronto’s full-service luxury boutique hotel

Imagine the benefits of a luxury boutique hotel – intimate size, gorgeous design, and impeccable service – with the amenities of a larger, name-brand hotel.  From an afternoon tea service that would impress the most fastidious Brit, to a salt water pool and spa/wellness center perfect for relaxing after a long day of shopping and […]

Recipe of the week: Lobster and prawn with arabiatta linguine

Recipe of the week: Lobster and prawn with arabiatta linguine

Lobster from Scotland in particular has a wonderfully sweet and fresh flavour. Try this luxurious and surprisingly quick dish – one of the very best ways to eat lobster. Linguine is perfect for this dish as its flat shape means it retains the sauce and flavours well, making it even tastier – enjoy with a […]

Top 5 Autumn experiences in Andalucia

Top 5 Autumn experiences in Andalucia

While most visitors to Andalucia will be sure to include a visit to one of the popular historic sites such as the Alhambra in Granada, the Mezquita in Cordoba or the Cathedral of Seville, countless experiences await the traveler who looks just a little further beneath the surface of this beautiful and culturally rich region […]

No kids allowed - holidaying in Europe after the school holidays

No kids allowed – holidaying in Europe after the school holidays

We come to the end of yet another peak holiday season and, as school term-time starts again, it’s finally time for the adults to plan their own great escape. But, with so many options to choose from, where should you go? Follow our top tips for some utterly blissful holiday escapes – without the children. […]

5 international festivals to enjoy in the cooler seasons

5 international festivals to enjoy in the cooler seasons

After months of Summer loving, the brisk shivers of Autumn and Winter greet us harshly. The warm sun slips away and the once lively leaves fall to the ground. But whip out your gloves and puffer jackets because the fun has yet to cease. Here are 5 fantastic festivals from around the world that make […]

5 reasons to visit Bassano del Grappa, Italy

5 reasons to visit Bassano del Grappa, Italy

Bassano del Grappa is a beautiful, but little known Italian town with wonderful Palladian architecture, a special place in the local history, and unique foods and wines. Located in the province of Vicenza in the Veneto region, the city lies at the foothills of the Prealps, where Brenta river emerges from the southern end of […]

The Slavonia Music Festival in Požega, Croatia

The Slavonia Music Festival in Požega, Croatia

For four days every year in the city of Požega, the Slavonia Music Festival is held to celebrate the harvest of the region’s grapes among winegrowers and winemakers. Located in the region of Slavonia in eastern Croatia, the festival takes place in the town’s central square of Trg Svetog Trojstva (The Holy Trinity Square) and […]

Miss Saigon returns to London

Miss Saigon returns to London

Rumours of a return to London for Miss Saigon have been around for several years now and so it is fitting that the 25th anniversary of its world Premier in London should be marked by a new production and a return to London’s West End and the Prince Edward Theatre in Soho. Film rights were released […]

The most expensive spirits in the world

The most expensive spirits in the world

Ever wondered how much a really good bottle of spirits might set you back? A few thousand dollars perhaps? Think again. Although these aren’t direct comparisons as we are not comparing like with like (in terms of volume, etc.), here are 10 of the most expensive spirits to be found in the world. Although rare […]

The most expensive wines in the world

The most expensive wines in the world

Wine-searcher.com has sifted through a database of more than 42,910 prices lists, totalling almost 6 million wine offers, to come up with a list of the most expensive wines in the world based on the average price of a standard bottle (750ml). The top 10 is heavily dominated by wines from Burgundy, France, which represented […]

Would you travel on a glass-bottomed plane?

Would you travel on a glass-bottomed plane?

We’ve known about glass-bottomed boats for a long time, but what about glass-bottomed planes? In April of this year Richard Branson announced on the Virgin Atlantic blog that he was going to be adding a new Airbus A320 to its fleet with a clear strip down the middle made from aviation-standard glass, instead of the […]

New private jet service launched by Emirates

New private jet service launched by Emirates

The Dubai-based airline Emirates is the latest to launch an exclusive luxury private jet service, having recently announced that it will be flying the new Airbus 319 jet – a private charter service that can accommodate up to 19 passengers in ultimate comfort. These Emirates Executive planes promise “unsurpassed luxury” and have been decked out with […]

Recipe of the week: Roast grouse with blackberries and port jus

Recipe of the week: Roast grouse with blackberries and port jus

The grouse season in the UK opened on the 12th August and right now you can find some of the best grouse in the market because the birds are still young enough to offer a deliciously tender meat. The breast of grouse is the most tender part; it is rich and is scented with the […]

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