Category: Travel Miscellany

5 Paris restaurants for 5 different styles

5 Paris restaurants for 5 different styles

Lately on this blog I talked to you about the top 4 brasseries in Paris. Today I would like to introduce five more restaurants I really do appreciate. The five of them have five different cooking styles. Therefore, if you are a veggie, if you prefer meat, if you are looking for luxury gastronomy or […]

3 new trendy spots on Mykonos Island

3 new trendy spots on Mykonos Island

Summer 2015 is just around the corner and the preparations on the island of Mykonos are well under way. The pavements are painted white; the restaurants brush off the winter signs; new brands arrive and promise to spice up the cosmopolitan aura and nightlife of the island. We pencil in three openings which will attract […]

Becoming an Italian food and wine expert in one luxurious week

Becoming an Italian food and wine expert in one luxurious week

I can hardly believe that the road will lead anywhere. It is steep, rutted, and folds back on itself over and over again. My ears pop and the greenery around me transitions from pale green Tuscan river valley to soft pines that cast stippled shadows. But the road does end. It levels out and my […]

Recipe of the week: "Homard Grille" with fennel and sweetcorn

Recipe of the week: “Homard Grille” with fennel and sweetcorn

This dish is a take on a classic lobster bisque using the freshest Scottish lobster. The addition of the lightly soused fennel and the anise flavour of the tarragon help to freshen the dish up, making it an ideal spring/summer starter. The sweet claw meat also adds an extra dimension to the finished bisque. Ingredients […]

A 2015 guide to Ibiza

A 2015 guide to Ibiza

Summer is coming and Ibiza is gearing up for a new season. Anticipation is in the air, but where are the places to go and be seen? Sweaty, busy residences where people stands on your Choos are out the window and Ibiza, a place to party 24 hours, is showing a new light. Now, the […]

Special feature: Yellow Cottage, Trebarwith Strand, Cornwall, UK

Special feature: Yellow Cottage, Trebarwith Strand, Cornwall, UK

Occupying the most idyllic North Cornwall location, overlooking Trebarwith Strand beach, Yellow Cottage is one of a very select group of holiday homes available through Perfect Stays. It sleeps 9 with two king size rooms, a twin-bedded room and a bedroom with three single beds, making it perfect for a large gathering or extended family, […]

Interview with George Gorrow, Creative Director of BASK Gili Meno

Interview with George Gorrow, Creative Director of BASK Gili Meno

George Gorrow was born in Australia and raised on the Northern Beaches. He’s one of four brothers and a loving creative and entrepreneur. He was heavily into the surf and skate scene from a young age, so followed that path for a while. His best friend was the number one surfer in the world at […]

Recipe of the week: Potato-wrapped salmon with ham hock broth, cipollini onions, dried cherries and lovage

Recipe of the week: Potato-wrapped salmon with ham hock broth, cipollini onions, dried cherries and lovage

Salmon, wrapped in thin slices of potato and caramelized in a hot saute pan, is a visually stunning presentation. For complexity and depth of flavor, I serve it with a smoky ham hock broth, thickened to a light sauce consistency. Then I rest it simply on a bed of Brussels sprouts with Cipollini onions and […]

Doing things the local way in Zanzibar

Doing things the local way in Zanzibar

The tropical paradise of Zanzibar has a lot more to tempt visitors with than just temperate waters and its reputation as a honeymoon haven, since its history and culture are fascinating enough to fire the imagination of all ages. A luxury beach holiday doesn’t only need to consist of sunbathing on sandy beaches as you […]

Recipe of the week: Linguine alla Nerano

Recipe of the week: Linguine alla Nerano

This simple courgette pasta dish was named after the fishing town of Nerano on the Amalfi Coast where it was created and has become a symbol of the village’s cuisine. Basic ingredients can be turned into a masterpiece that offers an authentic taste of the Sorrentine Peninsula. Source the highest quality of produce to get […]

Top 6 luxury experiences in St Vincent and the Grenadines

Top 6 luxury experiences in St Vincent and the Grenadines

No less than thirty two stunning azure islands belong to the collection of St Vincent and the Grenadines making them a treasure trove of exploration on a charter. Whether you are skimming the surface snorkeling at the rich Tobago Cays, stretching out on the perfect sands of sleepy Bequia or splashing the cash in the […]

10+ incredible experiences in newly-cool Jerusalem

10+ incredible experiences in newly-cool Jerusalem

My last trip to Jerusalem was over ten years ago and while it was an eye-opening experience from a religious and historical perspective, it was not a place that I would describe as particularly fun or edgy. But with a slew of recent innovations which can be seen in the city’s dynamic food scene, counter-culture […]

Girlfriend getaway guide to Tel Aviv

Girlfriend getaway guide to Tel Aviv

If you and a gal pal are trying to decide where to go for a fun getaway, Tel Aviv might not immediately spring to mind, but it should! This city is red-hot now, but no worries because you can easily cool off at one of the many gorgeous white-sand beaches. Tel Aviv is often referred […]

Top 5 most family-friendly spots to visit in Central and South America

Top 5 most family-friendly spots to visit in Central and South America

With fragments of the Mexican drug cartels burrowing deeper into Central and Southern America, travelers may worry that their days of exploring Central America are over once they have a family. Contrary to popular myth, however, the crime rates throughout Central America are consistently decreasing. One need only look as far as Instagram for plenty […]

5 great Chicago places to not take the kids

5 great Chicago places to not take the kids

From sports to shopping, culture to clubbing, Chicago has attractions for every age and interest. For parents in the Chicago area, visits to the Field Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium, and Lincoln Park Zoo are practically mandatory. These are popular sites for school field […]

Recipe of the week: Black Sheep liver

Recipe of the week: Black Sheep liver

Mixing Yorkshire ale with locally sourced liver, the Black Sheep variation offers a distinctive taste, unlike most liver-based dishes. Complete with crispy streaked bacon or pancetta, together with a couple of dashes of Worcestershire sauce, the dish has an added kick to it, which is balanced by mashed potatoes and homemade gravy. Serves 4. Ingredients […]

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