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3 Greek cycling destinations

3 Greek cycling destinations

Cycling can without a doubt be a great pleasure and has generated an entire travel culture of its own. In Greece there are some 80 or so clubs around the country involved in road biking and track racing, as well as BMX dirt bikes and mountain biking. We picked three ideal destinations for different levels […]

Secrets of Spain: the charming city of Castellon

Secrets of Spain: the charming city of Castellon

Spain has a plethora of beautiful cities, wonderful towns and gorgeous, charming villages. There are still villages here, where people leave their front door wide open, and Spain has so many beautiful cities, that it’s a struggle to whittle them down to a top 10 list! One that came into the news recently is the […]

5 enchanting treehouses in South Africa

5 enchanting treehouses in South Africa

High above the savannah plains, amidst the leaves of an indigenous forest, and surrounded by native bird calls – there’s no doubt that staying in a treehouse is one of the best ways to absorb the raw beauty of South Africa. Here are 5 strategically placed treehouses for enjoying glorious African sunsets and views of […]

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. […]

Transforming your luxury travel memories into a stylish photo book

Transforming your luxury travel memories into a stylish photo book

There are many photo book printing services out there. Competition is quite fierce and buyers are often led by price. But don’t forget the old adage of ‘you get what you pay for’ and you’ll quickly avoid the cheapest, with the realisation that, to cut costs, there must be some compromise on quality. Step aside […]

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 […]

Photograph of the week: Full moon in Death Valley

Photograph of the week: Full moon in Death Valley

A full moon rises over the Badwater Basin salt flats in Death Valley National Park, California. At 282 feet below sea level, Badwater is the lowest point in North America. The vast, surreal crust of hexagonal shapes change constantly as salt crystals form, expand and then become eroded with wind blown dust and passing rain […]

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 […]

Suite of the week: Romantic Honeymoon Suite, Villa Fiorentino Positano, Campania, Italy

Suite of the week: Romantic Honeymoon Suite, Villa Fiorentino Positano, Campania, Italy

Suite name: Romantic Honeymoon Suite Location: Villa Fiorentino Positano, Amalfi Coast, Campania, Italy Size of accommodation: 120 sq m internal, 100 sq m external Cost per night: From €650 Who’s stayed here: Gilberto Gil What makes it special: It’s one of the best suites for a romantic honeymoon on the Amalfi Coast and is the top of the range apartment at […]

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 […]

5 not-to-be-missed UNESCO sites in Italy

5 not-to-be-missed UNESCO sites in Italy

UNESCO’s World Heritage status designates places of “outstanding universal value to humanity” by inscribing them on the World Heritage List so that they will be protected for future generations to appreciate and enjoy. Italy is the country with the highest number of heritage sites inscribed on the UNESCO list with a total of 50 located […]

3 of the best overnight Alpine adventures to try ‘en famille’

3 of the best overnight Alpine adventures to try ‘en famille’

Quality time with our children is a priceless luxury that we would all like more of. However, the reality of trying to juggle a full time job, house and family means that those precious moments are often sacrificed for work and other daily distractions. The family activity holiday is a great opportunity to indulge in […]

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