Category: Travel Miscellany

5 things to do during Oktoberfest 2014

5 things to do during Oktoberfest 2014

Oktoberfest is a 16 day festival held every year in Munich and they say it’s the world’s largest funfair. As over six million people attended last year, they’re probably right. There are certainly many fun attractions and plenty of Bavaria’s finest food available, but Oktoberfest is synonymous with beer – strong beer at that and […]

5 of the best artisan British gins to try right now

5 of the best artisan British gins to try right now

The story of Britain’s love affair with gin has certainly had its ups and downs (see William Hogarth’s infamous Gin Lane) however despite its rocky past, gin has been making a comeback on the British drinking scene – this time in the hands of new independent craft distilleries. Following in the footsteps of the craft […]

New York’s best bakeries

New York’s best bakeries

New York is a city made famous by its food. Home to a diverse mix of cultures, the Big Apple is filled with all manner of culinary delights, from macaroni cheese to matzo ball soup. However, it’s the baked goods which really get the taste buds tingling. After all, what could beat a freshly baked […]

My top 5 wineries in Europe

My top 5 wineries in Europe

It is nearly impossible to choose my favorite wineries. It’s difficult enough for me to choose my favorite bikes, food, hotels… my travels have brought me to countless vineyards across the beautiful stretches of Europe, and all have impressed me. Now, with harvest season upon us, it feels like the proper moment to pick out […]

A visit to Richard Branson's Kasbah Tamadot

A visit to Richard Branson’s Kasbah Tamadot

A lunch at Richard Branson’s retreat, a mere 45 minutes drive from Marrrakech can be a good excuse to escape Marrakech and the hustle and bustle of its Medina and crowded souks. Most make it part of a day trip from Marrakech into the surrounding Atlas Mountains. Some also want to get a taste of the […]

Special feature: Airstream, The Quiet Site, Ullswater, Lake District, UK

Special feature: Airstream, The Quiet Site, Ullswater, Lake District, UK

Camping or caravanning might not be everyone’s idea of luxury but, if you’re going to do it, one way to do so with a little comfort, significantly more style than those white caravans that you see, and without any of the hassle of pitching a tent, is with an Airstream; and so we stayed in this iconic vehicle on a […]

Top 10 restaurants in London

Top 10 restaurants in London

Besides the world-famous tourist attractions, acclaimed nightlife, renowned hotels and the West End, the exquisite food on offer in London is another reason to visit the capital. With such a vast number of restaurants to choose from, with too many Michelin stars between them to count, it can all get a bit overwhelming deciding where […]

5 of the most romantic Argentine wine hotels

5 of the most romantic Argentine wine hotels

If you and your significant other are yearning for a romantic getaway in which you can indulge in the finer things in life, I strongly recommend considering an escape to Argentina’s northwestern wine country. This region is internationally known to produce some of the finest wines in the world in the midst of a truly […]

Victoria Falls dining - for those in the know

Victoria Falls dining – for those in the know

Are you looking for exciting dining options at the Victoria Falls which will offer you nothing but the real deal, perhaps with a touch of luxury added in? The spectacular grandeur of the Zambezi rushing over the Earth’s edge attracts huge crowds on both the Zimbabwean and Zambian sides, many in search of adventure or a once-in-a-lifetime […]

Summer fun in Lake Tahoe

Summer fun in Lake Tahoe

It was the 1960 Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley that introduced the world to Lake Tahoe. Snow is big here. The more of it the better. From skiing to snowboarding to tubing; if it requires snow, there’s a stretch of mountainside here where you can do it on. But as winter comes and goes, so […]

The 9 best bacon festivals across the US

The 9 best bacon festivals across the US

Pure bacon madness. Bacon Sundaes, Miso Bacon Steamed Buns, Chicken Bacon Apple Sausage Sliders and Thai Style Curried Coconut and Bacon Paella all washed down with a Maple Bacon Old Fashion. That’s just the tip of the bacon iceberg when you attend bacon festivals like the first festival on our list, the annual Bacon & […]

Every traveller's nightmare: losing all your photographs

Every traveller’s nightmare: losing all your photographs

In the old days of photography, if a precious picture (and by that I mean a print) was destroyed for some reason, you had the negatives that you could fall back on. So long as they were still intact, you could get a re-print. The advent of digital photography has changed all that. People often […]

The top 5 seafood restaurants in Boston

The top 5 seafood restaurants in Boston

Having lived in Boston for a few years, I came to appreciate what fresh seafood really can taste like.  Being on the coast has major advantages, like fish caught the same morning, lots of availability, and a sustainable mindset.  When looking for where to dine on seafood in Boston, there are many places to choose […]

For the best food, festivals and fun, head to Montreal, Canada

For the best food, festivals and fun, head to Montreal, Canada

Just like the United States postal service’s motto, “Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail” shall prevent Montrealers from throwing a fabulous festival. Be it musical, comedy, fashion, dance, circus, film or food & wine based, they’ve got it covered, and leave it to those crazy/generous Canadians to throw many a bash for free-particularly […]

Interview with Kat Judge, Owner and Head Chef of AliKats Mountain Holidays

Interview with Kat Judge, Owner and Head Chef of AliKats Mountain Holidays

Kat Judge, along with her husband Al, runs the chalet company AliKats Mountain Holidays based in Morzine, France. They offer truly exceptional catered Alpine chalet holidays to their guests. Ever since Al and Kat met at a fancy dress party in Stoke Newington in 2006, they talked about moving from London to the Alps to […]

Recipe of the week: Filet Oscar

Recipe of the week: Filet Oscar

The Filet Oscar is a classic recipe that blends two true heroes in ‘surf and turf’ with an authentic American steakhouse twist. “Oscar Style” literally means topping one of the finest steaks, the filet, with the fresh taste of asparagus, generous servings of lump crab meat and a creamy Béarnaise sauce. The result is a […]

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