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Top 10 places in the world for whale watching

Top 10 places in the world for whale watching

The mysterious behaviours and complex curiosity of whales have intrigued humans for centuries, with their lamenting song coupled with an elegant dance. The migration pattern of whales brings seasonal opportunities across the world to spot whales dancing in their natural habitat - the long journey taken by the Pacific Gray whale from Siberia and Alaska down to […]

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 […]

A stargazing adventure with a difference

A stargazing adventure with a difference

There’s a long distance walk in the UK that runs from the longest natural lake in England – Windermere – to the largest manmade lake in northern Europe - Kielder Water. Overshadowed by Wainwright’s Coast to Coast walk, interest in the route never really appears to have gathered momentum since it was established in 1999. Any […]

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 […]

Top 4 safari experiences in Tanzania

Top 4 safari experiences in Tanzania

Poor old Kenya has had a rough ride of late, but one country’s misfortune can be another destination’s opportunity. So take a bow Tanzania, East Africa’s other classic ‘bush and beach’ destination. In this blog we’re going to concentrate on the ‘bush’ element, rather than the ‘beach’, so while Zanzibar, the Spice Islands and the […]

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 […]

4 of the best luxury resorts for families in the Maldives

4 of the best luxury resorts for families in the Maldives

The Maldives is known as a world class destination for honeymooners and scuba divers, but what about families? Fortunately, just because you’re traveling with kids doesn’t mean you’re excluded from the very best luxury resorts in the Maldives. In fact, the savvier properties have recognized that many of their especially well-heeled guests if anything splurge […]

5 London airports, 5 luxury stays

5 London airports, 5 luxury stays

It’s time to banish those drives down the motorway at the crack of dawn to catch that early morning flight. Here at the Epicurean, we know that you work hard for your holidays and deserve to maximise on every second of that luxury and relaxation. So, why not start your getaway just that little bit […]

5 unmissable Tanzanian experiences for 2015

5 unmissable Tanzanian experiences for 2015

Misinformed fears about the threat of Ebola and the spike in terrorism in neighbouring Kenya have both taken their toll on Tanzania’s tourism so far this year, with tourist arrivals in 2015 down considerably from 2014. But with Ebola closer to London than it is to Tanzania, and with little chance of Kenya’s problems trickling […]

5 new reasons to visit Malaga, Spain

5 new reasons to visit Malaga, Spain

In the past ten years the city of Malaga has spent €100 million on the development of the arts, with additional spending on tourism infrastructure. With more than 30 museums, the city is rising in prominence as a world class destination for cultural enthusiasts of all sorts. It is only fitting that Malaga, the birthplace […]

Vietnam undercover

Vietnam undercover

One of the hottest holiday destinations to hit travel wish lists in recent years is Vietnam, where natural beauty, a turbulent history and mouth-watering cuisine conspire to create an experience to suit 21st century travellers in search of holidays that go beyond the bucket and spade variety. It is forty years since the fall of […]

6 reasons photography tourism is for you

6 reasons photography tourism is for you

Throw away the guidebooks and bask in the beauty of the world, spend time understanding the locals and capture fleeting moments of sheer spontaneity with photography tourism. Artisans of their craft or those who want to perfectly hone their skills, to open up a book of new images and to step away from the beaten […]

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 […]

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