Category: Travel Miscellany

Dine like a local on the Big Island

Dine like a local on the Big Island

The Big Island of Hawaii has numerous of restaurants that provide an upscale experience. Once in a while, you want to just come in your slippas’ and dine where the locals hang. A little more relaxed, a bit more local flavor and no shortage of interesting personalities. Umekes Fishmarket Bar & Grill is reputed to […]

5 great reasons to visit Phu Quoc, Vietnam

5 great reasons to visit Phu Quoc, Vietnam

The pristine Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc (pronounced Foo–Kwok) lies off the Cambodian coast in the Gulf of Thailand. Long one of the country’s best kept secrets, recently tourism has begun to boom here. Still quieter than most island paradises in Southeast Asia, the time to discover Phu Quoc is now. Here are five great […]

5 luxury experiences not to miss in Santorini

5 luxury experiences not to miss in Santorini

The stunning island of Santorini sits in a water filled caldera of a volcano, surrounded by dazzling Aegean waters. The small island has long charmed visitors with its sugar cube houses, sunny climate and out of this world sunsets. Its volcanic past has shaped its history and even inspired rumours that the island is the […]

Top 5 reasons to visit Tynemouth, UK

Top 5 reasons to visit Tynemouth, UK

Located just eight miles from Newcastle city centre is the historical coastal village of Tynemouth. Comparable to Whitby, Tynemouth offers Blue Flag beaches, independent stores, and a bar scene to rival the city. With so much on offer in this hidden gem, we’re taking a look at the 5 top reasons to visit this slice […]

Top 5 villas for practising wellness

Top 5 villas for practising wellness

For most people, every day life can be stressful. A holiday should be about relaxing and reconnecting with yourself. Wellness holidays are on the rise, but what better way to unwind than in your own private villa with no one to interrupt you? Sungai Bali’s Villa Sungai is a five star traditional village escape, and […]

Perugia main square

Top 5 ways to experience the true heart of Perugia, Italy

Located in the central Italian region of Umbria, the small city of Perugia remains somewhat under the radar for many international travelers to Italy. We frequently send Italy Beyond the Obvious travelers to Perugia for history and culture, and because its a perfect city to explore on foot. Spend a day or so in Perugia […]

Top 5 luxury family friendly foodie holidays

Top 5 luxury family friendly foodie holidays

Food glorious food – never such a true statement written. I find food so important in life, but especially on holiday. So many times I’ve arrived in paradise, but one mouthful of the so-called hotel’s or restaurant’s delicacies have been such a disappointment and really tainted my holiday experience. Like for so many this is […]

6 diverse and unmissable activities on fascinating Phuket

6 diverse and unmissable activities on fascinating Phuket

Think of Phuket and no doubt you think of beautiful beaches and, perhaps, the lively nightlife of Patong.  But Phuket has so much more to offer than just lazy days with the sand between your toes.  It’s a fascinating island and the perfect place to mix up your holiday with a combination of incredible luxury […]

17 reasons every traveller should visit Lord's

17 reasons every traveller should visit Lord’s

Forget a trip to Harrods, a stroll around Hyde Park, or a riverboat ride down the Thames – if you want to indulge in the quintessential English experience this summer, get yourself to Lord’s for a game of Test cricket. Here are 10 reasons every traveller should visit the “Home of Cricket” in St John’s […]

Hakone, Japan

Japan’s best otherworldly landscapes

It is no exaggeration to describe Japan as an otherworldly place; getting lost in translation in its eclectic culture or submerging yourself in its myth-rich hinterlands is part of Japan’s draw for the curious traveller. Add to that rare culinary delights and out-of-this-world hotels, and that draw becomes irresistible. Here we’ve picked our favourite places […]

Top 6 things to do in Taipei

Top 6 things to do in Taipei

Taipei surprised me as a very interesting and entertaining city. Taipei was not in the popular destination category for tourism. They have just started showing up their beauty and culture around the world. With their street food, organised city and lovely nature, more and more tourists are being attracted to this city. They have Chinese […]

The 6 best brunch options in Denver

The 6 best brunch options in Denver

Denver International Airport is a gateway hub and destination airport as it is now the 7th busiest airport in the U.S. With that increase in business comes the explosion of dining options. Maybe it traces back to the cowpoke days, but breakfast and an early start are pretty synonymous with the region. And if you […]

Top tips for visiting Sri Lanka

Top tips for visiting Sri Lanka

Did you know that Marco Polo once wrote that Sri Lanka was the finest island he had ever seen? Ever since the 12th century until present day, Sri Lanka has remained a popular exotic island country which is descended upon by travellers each year, especially during the peak holiday seasons. Visiting Asia’s tropical paradise is […]

8 vegan luxury experiences in Porto and the Douro Valley

8 vegan luxury experiences in Porto and the Douro Valley

In a region that is known across the globe for fine wines, Port and creative cuisine, but not perhaps for plant based and vegan friendly luxury, we were excited and intrigued to head for Portugal and research our 8 vegan luxury experiences in Porto and the Douro Valley. The Yeatman The Yeatman is the first […]

5 reasons to stay in a ryokan (traditional Japanese inn)

5 reasons to stay in a ryokan (traditional Japanese inn)

What is a ryokan? Perhaps you’ve heard the term ryokan bandied around when planning a trip to Japan, but what exactly are they? In ancient times ryokans provided lodging for passing travellers, so the closest comparison would be an old fashioned inn. These days they provide so much more than a bed for the night […]

The 8 best seaside dining options on Hawaii

The 8 best seaside dining options on Hawaii

The Kohala coast seems to stretch almost endlessly on the Big Island of Hawaii. And nothing might be more memorable than seaside dining at sunset. The restaurants along this coast have maximized their seating and arrangements for the best viewing. While almost all feature local seafood, you will be surprised at the variety of options, […]

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