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The world’s most luxurious skiing resorts

The world’s most luxurious skiing resorts

There’s a skiing break, and then there are the kinds of skiing breaks that you never forget. The snow is lush, deep and plentiful. Your bed is the best you’ve ever slept in, and the food – well, you’ll never eat like that again. The whole holiday is a sensory delight from start to finish, […]

4 of America's strangest restaurants

4 of America’s strangest restaurants

America is notorious for doing everything bigger and better than anywhere else in the world, but sometimes they also do things stranger. From restaurants which are buried underground to others that require a password to dine in, there are a variety of wonderful and whacky culinary offerings for you to feast on. Whether you are […]

7 things to do in Calgary, Alberta

7 things to do in Calgary, Alberta

Founded in 1875 as a Mountie outpost, Calgary is the largest city in Alberta, Canada. Following construction of a railway and the discovery of oil, Calgary soon became a business and agricultural nerve center in the southern region of the Canadian province. Located in the middle of a prairie, Calgary boasts one of the sunniest […]

Suite of the week: Villa Giardini del Principe, Sicily, Italy

Suite of the week: Villa Giardini del Principe, Sicily, Italy

Suite name: Villa Giardini del Principe Location: Between Palermo and Cefalu, Sicily, Italy Size of accommodation: 450 sq m immersed in 10,000 sq m of mature landscaped gardens Cost per night: From €645 per night for the main villa Who’s stayed here: High-profile businessmen, American entrepreneurs, highly distinguished doctors What makes it special: A rare sea-front villa in Sicily, this magnificent […]

The easy way to check on your duty free purchase allowance

The easy way to check on your duty free purchase allowance

It’s well known that when entering a country you must declare goods that you have purchased overseas, but keeping a detailed record of each and every item can be hassle when all you want to be doing is enjoying the trip. Actually, though, it needn’t be… thanks to today’s technology, the task of recording all […]

Special feature: The Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments, London, UK

Special feature: The Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments, London, UK

Anyone who has ever played the famous Monopoly boardgame will already be familiar with the whereabouts of one of our latest stays. The Athenaeum is located in Mayfair, among some of London’s prime real estate, so to have the pleasure of an entire apartment there – rather than just a hotel room – was a […]

The best underrated ski resorts in Europe

The best underrated ski resorts in Europe

Skiing in Europe’s top resorts is one of greatest thrills a person can experience, the wind on your face, the fresh snow biting at your skis, it really doesn’t get much better than that. But with so many top resorts in Europe, sometimes the lesser known ones can fly under the radar. Here are some […]

Top golfing breaks in Africa

Top golfing breaks in Africa

Sun-drenched days, exotic cuisines, majestic wildlife, and beautiful scenery are likely to spring to mind when you think of Africa. For those in the know however, it’s the range of world-class championship golf courses that take centre stage. Africa is still a relatively well-kept secret on the golfing circuit, but with destination golfing holidays swinging […]

Photograph of the week: Sunrise at Haleakala crater

Photograph of the week: Sunrise at Haleakala crater

Everyone who ever traveled to Maui must have heard about the breathtakingly beautiful sunrises observed from atop the Haleakala crater. And everyone who ever attempted this trip can attest to its difficulty: driving up the winding mountain roads for a couple of hours in the dark and then enduring the unbearably cold temperature just to […]

The smart new luggage that syncs with your smartphone

The smart new luggage that syncs with your smartphone

Wouldn’t it be good if your luggage could weigh itself? Or if it could lock and unlock itself depending on how close you are to it? Or if it could charge your phone or other devices? Or if could send you a reminder if you accidentally left it somewhere? Or how about if you could […]

Singapore in style… and an introduction to eating fish sperm!

Singapore in style… and an introduction to eating fish sperm!

“This is coconut soup with fish sperm, matsutake mushroom and abalone,” said the waitress. She’d uttered it without so much as batting an eyelid. It took me a while to process what had just been said. Did I really hear that correctly? I checked – and, sure enough, I had. It was my first night […]

The 8 most beautiful parks and gardens of Paris

The 8 most beautiful parks and gardens of Paris

Taking a leisurely stroll through one of the many parks in Paris is a wonderful affair, with so much attention to detail and history, there’s always something new to discover. After a long day exploring the sights and museums, what could be better than grabbing a baguette, some wine and relaxing in some of the […]

Suite of the week: Deluxe Suite, La Villa de Mazamet, Tarn, France

Suite of the week: Deluxe Suite, La Villa de Mazamet, Tarn, France

Suite name: Deluxe Suite, La Villa de Mazamet Location: Tarn, France Size of accommodation: 52 sq m Cost per night: €190 per night, with a 15% discount from the third night onwards What makes it special: The Deluxe Suite provides the ultimate comfort at La Villa de Mazamet with space to relax and unwind with the most commanding views of […]

Short stay: Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, Japan

Short stay: Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, Japan

Located in the heart of the city’s Nihonbashi business district and consistently rated one of the finest hotels in Asia, the Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo can be found a short walk from the ‘Bridge of Japan’ from which Nihonbashi takes its name. Situated on the upper floors of the Cesar Pelli-designed Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower, where there […]

Short stay: Aman Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Short stay: Aman Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

I’d been tipped off on how to get to the new Aman Tokyo on landing at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport: I was to take the monorail from the airport to Hamamatucho and to then take a taxi from there. The first part proved seamless, but the latter not so, with the first three taxi drivers all […]

Top 10 luxury safari spots to see zebra

Top 10 luxury safari spots to see zebra

Now we know these amazing animals are perhaps a little undervalued compared to their big cat competition, but they are wonderful to watch and see when you are on safari – and you probably wouldn’t feel like you’d been to Africa without having seen a zebra. They have fascinating family connections and relationships, and wonderful […]

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