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6 of the best bars in Bali

6 of the best bars in Bali

Synonymous with tropical luxury, Bali is an urban travelers island dream. As a tourist mecca it seems cutting edge bars and restaurants are invading Bali’s heady streets and lining the beaches at an undeniably fast past. Visitors could literally spend weeks in Bali eating out morning, noon and night and still not touch the sides […]

5 of the best open-air clubs in Barcelona

5 of the best open-air clubs in Barcelona

Barcelona is renowned for its lively nightlife scene all year round, but in the summer the city really comes into a league of its own. Summer in Barcelona is all about having as much fun as possible, and if that fun can be had in the open air then so much the better! Some of […]

Top 10 tips for your first visit to Cambridge, UK

Top 10 tips for your first visit to Cambridge, UK

Whether taking your offspring to experience the world of a Cambridge undergraduate, or escaping with your significant other to the one of Europe’s most culturally rich cities, our top 10 tips should help you make the most out of your visit. Here are our suggestions if you’re a first time visitor to this University city. […]

Special feature: Andara Resort & Villas, Phuket, Thailand

Special feature: Andara Resort & Villas, Phuket, Thailand

Commonly referred to as ‘Millionaire’s Mile’ in Phuket, Thailand, the Kamala headland that juts out westward comprising the areas of Surin and Kamala is justifiably nicknamed such for the slew of luxurious resorts and private villas that dot the coast. Andara Resort & Villas epitomises the best of upscale Kamala and Phuket, with a series […]

A family mountain biking trip in the Lake District, UK

A family mountain biking trip in the Lake District, UK

We’ll soon be going on an adventure, exploring some isalnds on the west coast of Scotland, with mountain bikes and the occasional luxury stay thrown in. It promises to be a great experience – if the weather holds, at least – and amazingly we’ve always tended to be rather lucky in that regard with our previous trips […]

Powerboat racing on Windermere, Lake District, UK

Powerboat racing on Windermere, Lake District, UK

A bylaw came into force on England’s longest lake in the year 2000 setting a speed limit on the lake of 10 knots (12 mph), despite much controversy. Proponents argued a speed ban was required on environmental and safety grounds whilst opponents pointed out that this was the last remaining lake in the Lake District where […]

6 of the most extravagant cocktails in the world

6 of the most extravagant cocktails in the world

How much would you usually pay for a cocktail? If you thought that £40.00 was a bit steep then you’re about to be amazed. The current world record for most expensive cocktail stands at $50,000. It was created in Moscow to commemorate the opening of the Reka Moscow restaurant and was only served once (so […]

Recipe of the week: Bea’s cheesecake

Recipe of the week: Bea’s cheesecake

Nothing beats a good cheesecake and this tried and tested recipe creates a decadent and smooth dessert that is pretty much the perfect end to any meal. With a crumbly crust, vanilla filling and a wonderfully creamy topping, serve a slice of this with some fresh fruit for a delicious sweet spring treat. Serves 12. […]

Thailand’s top new trends – golfing and nature safaris

Thailand’s top new trends – golfing and nature safaris

Think Thailand and images of golden buddhas, temples, paradise beaches and green curries spring to mind. All of these attractions are available to savour in Southern Thailand, but the region is enjoying a renaissance in less stereotypical Thai experiences too, from world class golfing to pink dolphin spotting. The golf scene in Phuket is buzzing, […]

Top 10 tips for visiting Newfoundland - the edge of the world

Top 10 tips for visiting Newfoundland – the edge of the world

When people find out I’m a travel writer, they invariably ask me what my favorite place is. I usually reply, “That depends on what I’m in the mood for.  My favorite exotic place would be Papua New Guinea. Favorite country is Turkey. Favorite city is Buenos Aires. But Kauai, which had been holding firm as […]

Madagascar’s most idyllic and luxurious lodges

Madagascar’s most idyllic and luxurious lodges

Madagascar’s tourism industry may well be the smallest of the Indian Ocean islands, but in this we find exclusiveness like no where else in the Indian Ocean. With is location off the southeast coast of Africa, there is a distinct ocean and Africa mix that speaks of a magical place. The good news is that, […]

Short stay: St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London, UK

Short stay: St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London, UK

My stay at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel was all too brief, arriving at around midnight and leaving the next morning in order to catch a flight to Shanghai from Heathrow. That said, it still gave me enough time to get a brief insight into why this beautiful George Gilbert Scott designed building has become […]

7 ideas to help you make the most of 3 days in Singapore

7 ideas to help you make the most of 3 days in Singapore

Described by some as the ‘gateway to Asia’ Singapore is a small country with a lot to offer. It’s the busiest convention city in Asia and ideally located for transit stops on long haul flights between Europe, the Middle East and Australasia. It doesn’t boast the beautiful islands of Thailand or the adventures of Malaysia […]

7 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

7 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

On a trip a short while ago (not written about on this blog), we went on a short, not-so-luxurious camping trip on the excellent National Trust campsite in the Langdales in the heart of the English Lake District. Unfortunately it was cut short with a visit to hospital (I’ll spare you the details!), but I did at […]

19 facts you may not know about Champagne

19 facts you may not know about Champagne

The idea of Champagne conjures up feelings of good living, elegance, sociability, and somehow that only the best in life is good enough. It’s funny when you think about it, Champagne is probably the only alcoholic beverage that you can drink in the morning and not be considered a raving alcoholic! Here are 19 fun […]

Photograph of the week: A secret spot near Corrubedo, Galicia

Photograph of the week: A secret spot near Corrubedo, Galicia

Galicia might be a region out of the well-known touristy Spanish circuits and, in some sense, it might be good to leave it like that. It has a rugged nature awaiting to be explored that, sometimes, delights us with stunning captures like this long-exposure one. This picture was taken at a “secret” spot near Corrubedo, […]

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