Category: Travel Miscellany

Recipe of the week: Gressingham duck with potato pancake, cider and apple sauce

Recipe of the week: Gressingham duck with potato pancake, cider and apple sauce

To achieve a crisp, well-done duck you have to roast the whole bird. It is best to use whole ducks, as the carcass is used for the sauce and the legs and fat can be used to make confit. If well-done is the desired result, crisp duck confit is ideal. We hope you enjoy this […]

5 ways to spend Mother's Day in Victoria, BC

5 ways to spend Mother’s Day in Victoria, BC

British Columbia’s charming capitol, Victoria, is the perfect place to spend Mother’s Day and offers plenty of decadent things to do to celebrate the occasion. From a picnicking in peacock friendly Beacon Hill Park to enjoying a pint in an English pub, there’s something for everyone. But the thing that really makes Victoria shine for […]

Top 10 luxury restaurants in Singapore

Top 10 luxury restaurants in Singapore

Forget the Merlion, the city parks, the cleanliness and the world-class retail locations, the main reason the rich and famous continually flock to Singapore is the city’s magnificent multitude of fine dining establishments. So here’s a list of 10 of the most luxurious and prestigious ones to be found in the fine city. 1. Waku […]

5 top tips for the luxury business traveler visiting Seattle

5 top tips for the luxury business traveler visiting Seattle

Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood is the tech start-up district and home to Amazon, Microsoft, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It’s a hotspot for business. This former industrial area now bustling with fresh energy is right in the middle of Seattle, making it a convenient home base for exploring the city when you’re […]

4 reasons why there’s no place like home when you’re staying at Sri Panwa, Phuket

4 reasons why there’s no place like home when you’re staying at Sri Panwa, Phuket

The minute I stepped out on my private deck it became crystal clear how Sri Panwa scored Hotel with the Best View in the World in The Best Beach Property Awards 2011 by Beach Tomato. If you’ve always dreamed of a secluded island retreat but unlike Richard Branson you can’t afford to buy a private […]

Top 10 tips for your first trip to London

Top 10 tips for your first trip to London

Planning your first trip to London can be a daunting prospect. With so many things to see and do, it is sometimes difficult to know where to start, especially if you are only in town for a few days. They say that when you are tired of London, you are tired of life. Well let […]

8 of the best luxury experiences on the Gold Coast

8 of the best luxury experiences on the Gold Coast

Glitz and glamour reign supreme on the Gold Coast, Australia. Large-scale developments tower over the sparkling waters, creating a striking contrast and a visual spectacle. The Gold Coast is a hedonistic mix of high-rise buildings, exhilarating theme parks and glamorous bars. Heaving with tourists the area has become synonymous with fun and frivalry. The never-ending […]

8 of Dublin's best pubs to drink Guinness

8 of Dublin’s best pubs to drink Guinness

You can’t possibly visit Dublin without sampling at least one pint of Guinness. Apart from the embarrassment of having to admit this to family and friends back home, you know it’s good for you – at least that’s what I was told when I was growing up in Dublin! It was normal to understand from […]

The best way to spend Mother's Day in Paris

The best way to spend Mother’s Day in Paris

Last Mother’s Day, my mom and I decided to take a much-deserved weeklong trip to our favorite city of light, Paris. After settling into our apartment, we packed the day with some of our favorite activities, and kicked it off with none other than… shopping! We started with a visit to one of our favorite […]

4 must-see May festivals in Andalucia

4 must-see May festivals in Andalucia

Famed for its colourful cultural and gastronomic celebrations, Andalucia hosts a seemingly endless stream of festivals for every occasion across the year. In many ways the month of May really kicks off the festive season after the solemnity of the weeklong Semana Santa spectacle leading up to Easter. The temperatures creep up, the days lengthen, […]

Special feature: Flying Butler apartments by Deep Blue, Kingston-upon-Thames, UK

Special feature: Flying Butler apartments by Deep Blue, Kingston-upon-Thames, UK

Less than an hour west of London lies Kingston-upon-Thames – a thriving suburb of the capital, with a relaxed but vibrant feel to it. There we enjoyed a leisurely stay in one of the brand new Flying Butler apartments by Deep Blue, close to Kingston Bridge and overlooking the River Thames. Once we located the apartment […]

Experience Lisbon in 7 easy steps

Experience Lisbon in 7 easy steps

Lisbon is one of the oldest and grandest cities in the world. Facing the sea, visitors can travel on the iconic yellow trams climbing up the seven hills to get a better view of the Atlantic Ocean, or wander among the historic narrow backstreets and listen to Fado in quaint bars over an espresso and […]

Top 10 fine dining establishments in Norfolk

Top 10 fine dining establishments in Norfolk

Norfolk is fast emerging as a go-to destination for fine dining. The culinary perception of the region has traditionally been based on hearty gastropubs and quaint cafes serving seasonal, locally sourced produce. But in recent years the county has quietly been building a strong reputation for top-end cooking – earning Michelin stars, AA rosettes and […]

4 ways to find luxury for less

4 ways to find luxury for less

If you’re not lucky enough to have your own superyacht and your travel splurges tend to overstretch your budget more than you would like, maybe you need to re-think your whole approach to luxury travel. Even on modest budgets, it’s still possible to travel in considerable comfort. You just need to know how, so here […]

Today is World Malaria Day

Today is World Malaria Day

Did you know that today – 25th April – is World Malaria Day?  According to the World Health Organization, malaria is responsible for around 660,000 human deaths every year, and around 3.3 billion people – that’s about half of the world’s population – are at risk. It’s fitting therefore that we should know more about […]

5 of the best luxury bars in Bangkok

5 of the best luxury bars in Bangkok

Thai people are known for their hospitality and attention to small details in their catering establishments. The thriving capital city of Bangkok has become famous for its busy and exciting nightlife, that offers truly unique night outs out on the town, and according to Murray Head’s song , One Night in Bangkok, ‘the bars are […]

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