Category: Travel Miscellany

7 of the best wineries in South Africa

7 of the best wineries in South Africa

South Africa is renowned for its verdant Winelands, where a host of wineries produce some of the world’s greatest produce. If you are planning a trip to South Africa, visiting a quintessential winery should definitely be on your to-do list. But where are the best wineries, and which are worth seeing? We’ve compiled a list […]

The latest luxury travel craze of glouchsurfing - staying in the homes of the rich and famous for free!

The latest luxury travel craze of glouchsurfing – staying in the homes of the rich and famous for free!

You’ve probably already heard of the term ‘glamping’, used to refer to camping in relative luxury – a merging of the terms ‘glamorous’ and ‘camping’. But have you heard about glouchsurfing? Probably not. This is the new craze that’s been taking the luxury travel industry by storm – and with good reason. Now, in case […]

Top 6 Spring events in Barcelona in 2015

Top 6 Spring events in Barcelona in 2015

Spring is one of the best times to visit Barcelona with various events taking place to go along with the perfect weather, allowing you to spend your days outdoors enjoying the city to the full. From awesome football matches at the famous Camp Nou stadium to plenty of music and traditional festivals, Barcelona has no […]

Top 5 fantastic festival weekends in Lincoln in 2015

Top 5 fantastic festival weekends in Lincoln in 2015

London may have staged the Olympics in 2012 and all eyes were on Yorkshire in 2014 for the Tour de France. But, 2015 is definitely Lincoln’s year. It marks exactly 800 years since King John sealed Magna Carta, the very first attempt to codify English law. Only four versions of the 1215 document survive today […]

7 perfect places to enjoy Athens in luxury

7 perfect places to enjoy Athens in luxury

Athens is a changing city; since the 2004 Olympics, the capital has been changing shape through gentrification and urban renewal. Despite the financial crisis, the city continues to transform into a chic and cosmopolitan destination, whilst still maintaining its historical magnificence. Overlooked by the unbelievable Acropolis and Parthenon temple, Athens has become a city for […]

Planning a trip to Southern California?

Planning a trip to Southern California?

What’s new in Southern California? Lots! If you’re planning a first timer’s trip to Southern California in the next few months (when the weather is sheer perfection) you probably already know that you want to spend a day at the beach and perhaps even do a little surfing. And of course, you’ll want to see […]

Europe's 3 most exclusive ski resorts

Europe’s 3 most exclusive ski resorts

You don’t have to be a millionaire to ski, you can search out a bargain, have a great week in the snow, it can be done, but in some resorts you’d definitely feel like the kid at the sweetshop window, looking in to a world way beyond your means. If you’re not in the wealthy […]

6 of the best things to do in Rome

6 of the best things to do in Rome

The capital of Italy is one of the most famous cities in the world. Its roots echo throughout history, as remnants and relics of distant eras blend in with Rome’s modern-day cosmopolitan nature. These unique characteristics allow the city to stand as an attractive destination opportunity for different typologies of visitors: whether you are looking […]

The 5 most indulgent activities in Madrid

The 5 most indulgent activities in Madrid

Madrid is one of the biggest small towns I know. It has all the benefits of a major cosmopolitan capital with a great diversity of food, nightlife, art and culture while contained in a central location thats easily walkable. Most importantly a diversity of people, in Madrid you encounter people from all parts of Spain […]

The solar eclipse over Europe (and where to see the next total solar eclipse)

The solar eclipse over Europe (and where to see the next total solar eclipse)

Cloud cover meant that a number of people – myself included – missed the recent solar eclipse over Europe whilst others who were more fortunate with the weather were treated to an amazing display. In case you missed it, here is footage from various places across the continent for you to watch at your leisure. […]

Recipe of the week: Crab and mango salad with wasabi yoghurt

Recipe of the week: Crab and mango salad with wasabi yoghurt

This is a simple little starter. It is really fresh and clean. The sweetness of the mango helps to bring out the natural sweetness of the crab. Use extra large locally caught cock (male) crabs which have huge claws which give a high yield of delicious white meat. If you don’t want to serve this […]

Top 5 Royal events for a glamorous British Summer

Top 5 Royal events for a glamorous British Summer

Top hats and tailcoats may not be the first items you’d pack on a summer holiday but if you’re looking to rub shoulders with British royalty then you better come prepared. The British ‘Summer season’ is awash with luxurious events that, come rain or shine, guarantee royal appearances and an A-list crowd paired with plenty […]

Taking better travel photographs: 9 great composition tips

Taking better travel photographs: 9 great composition tips

Photography is an art that few of us will every truly master. In the words of photographer Martin Parr, “Photography is the simplest thing in the world, but it is incredibly complicated to make it really work.” That said, we can always aspire to better things and these 9 top tips to achieve better composition […]

Short stay: Raffles Singapore, Singapore

Short stay: Raffles Singapore, Singapore

Raffles is an iconic, colonial style all suite hotel – with 103 suites in total – and was declared a national monument in 1987; in 1989 it was restored to how it looked in 1915 – renovations that took two and a half years to complete. Re-opened on 16th September 1991, today this historic hotel […]

Short stay: Fairmont Singapore, Singapore

Short stay: Fairmont Singapore, Singapore

Designed by I.M. Pei and opened in 1986 between Marina Bay and the downtown core of Singapore, Fairmont Singapore stands at the crossroads of this colourful, complex nation. Conveniently situated for business, world-class shopping and entertainment, it is just 20 minutes’ drive from Singapore Changi Airport. The welcome I am not sure how they did […]

Recipe of the week: Pasta Straccio Seafood

Recipe of the week: Pasta Straccio Seafood

Pasta Straccio Seafood is a creative, unique dish that puts a spin on the classic lasagne with seafood in place of mince. The clams, mussels, squid and shrimp are a light alternative to meat, with the punchiness of the basil pesto and the creaminess of the béchamel source balancing it perfectly, and the edges giving […]

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