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Avoid Tourist Crowds in Vienna: Kunsthistorisches Museum

5 ways to outsmart the tourist crowds in Vienna

With more and more tourists succumbing to Vienna’s old world lure there are five effective ways to stay off the tourist crowds. When visiting this top cultural capital have your cake and eat it, but do it the smart way. Accommodation: boutique and neighbourhood While large palace hotels undoubtedly have their charms, so do exquisite […]

Recipe of the week: Tortilla con boletus

Recipe of the week: Tortilla con boletus

When taking over the family business, Chef Juanjo López realised he had to stay loyal to the authenticity and intensity of traditional flavours. Among the worldwide known Spanish dishes is tortilla. Some like it with onion, some without. Some crave it runny, some like it set. Chef Juanjo López likes his without onion and on […]

Dubrovnik luxury villa in Croatia reasonable price

Top 6 destinations for an affordable luxury villa in Croatia

Did you know that on 2nd November 2017 Croatia was voted the best country in the world in the 2017 World Country Awards? It is also ranked in the Rough Guides’ top 20 beautiful countries in the world; although this is not surprising given its vast range of incredible sights, which include wonderful beaches, charming […]

5 mountain dishes that are perfect for skiers

5 mountain dishes that are perfect for skiers

Skiing involves gallons of fresh air, exercise and adrenaline. So, your body needs regular fuel to make the most of that precious week on the piste. And what can be more welcome than to stomp the snow off your boots and walk into the warm steamy atmosphere of a restaurant in the mountains. Different regions […]

Video of the week: The Loch Ness watchman

Video of the week: The Loch Ness watchman

The Loch Ness Monster is one of our most enduring myths. People have sought to uncover ol’ Nessie’s secrets for 1,500 years. But only one man has devoted his life to learning the truth… and living alone in a van by the loch to do so. Meet Steve Feltham, Nessie’s full-time watchman since 1991.

The world's longest and highest zip line

The world’s longest and highest zip line

The world’s longest and highest zip line will officially open on the UAE’s highest peak, Jebel Jais, next month. With the exact length of the zip line remaining a closely-guarded secret until the multi-million dollar adventure tourism product’s opening, the zip line will propel the UAE’s most northern emirate of Ras Al Khaimah into the […]

5 great reasons to visit Dublin

5 great reasons to visit Dublin

It may be a small, but there’s a reason why Dublin has such a big reputation. From cobbled streets to traditional pubs and more literary greats than you can shake a stick at, history and culture simply pervade this city. Dublin offers visitors the best of both worlds; a famously compact capital, you can be out […]

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Special feature: Amansara, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap in Cambodia draws in more than four million tourists a year, which is four times more than a decade ago. And tourists and travelers alike are all there to see one thing: Angkor Wat. The ancient temples and complex of Angkor, set on the outskirts of Siem Reap, are by far the country’s […]

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7 secret ways to visit St. Mark’s Square, Venice (while avoiding the crowds and staying cool)

Everyone that visits Venice will go to St. Mark’s Square, period. And you must as well. But how can you do it differently than the millions of selfie-taking tourists while garnering food for your brain and staying cool to boot? Most consider St. Mark’s Square to consist of the Basilica, the Doges’ Palace, and the […]

Short stay: Chestnut Cottage, Arbor Holiday and Knightcote Farm Cottages, Warwickshire

Short stay: Chestnut Cottage, Arbor Holiday and Knightcote Farm Cottages, Warwickshire

Our latest stay was at Chestnut Cottage close to the wonderfully-named village of Bishops Itchington – a VisitEngland 5 Star Gold Award property located just a short distance from the M40 motorway in Warwickshire, and listed on the Premier Cottages website. Premier Cottages’ collection features almost 1,000 four and five-star self-catering cottages across the UK. […]

Asia's 10 most beautiful train journeys

Asia’s 10 most beautiful train journeys

An atmospheric train ride is second to none. The perfect way to get to know a country’s landscapes and customs, train trips transform perfunctory journey time into an experience in itself. There are myriad fantastic routes across Asia to choose from, ranging from the more upscale first-class carriages to those which are more basic, but […]

Video of the week: Mexico

Video of the week: Mexico

Don’t make an effort to find an obvious narrative in this short film, because Oliver Astrologo simply captured whatever passed his eyes without any other consideration. He has not captured the typical places, but rather just lived and absorbed a unique blend of native and Spanish cultures: the blend that makes Mexico a country of […]

5 Big Island food festivals to look out for 2018

5 Big Island food festivals to look out for 2018

One of the best places for food and cultural festivals is the Big Island of Hawaii. The reasons are simple – the festivals really get the community behind them so it’s a big production, and after the festival or before, the Big Island has almost endless exploring and relaxing options. And, as Hawaii is trying […]

Lunch at Restaurant Le Pressoir, Vannes, Brittany, France

Lunch at Restaurant Le Pressoir, Vannes, Brittany, France

One of the gastronomic highlights of our trip to Brittany was lunch at Vincent David’s Le Pressoir, just north of Vannes. This restaurant has received many accolades and much recognition, including one Michelin star and three Gault et Millau toques. It is located in an attractive building on Rue de l’Hôpital, among residential properties in […]

5 wonderful family-friendly luxury safari lodges in South Africa

5 wonderful family-friendly luxury safari lodges in South Africa

There are few experiences more exhilarating than driving through the African bush on an open Landrover, under the gaze of the setting sun – as you observe wild animals in their natural habitat. And there are few experiences more gratifying than watching a child experience this for the first time. Their wide-eyed wonder at seeing […]

10 great reasons to visit Vannes, Brittany, France

10 great reasons to visit Vannes, Brittany, France

On our recent trip to in France, after moving on from Carnac, we also spent some time in Vannes, exploring the quaint Medieval streets and magnificent buildings of this historic walled town. Situated in Morbihan, on the southern coast of Brittany, Vannes offers interesting contrasts of old and new. Built on the foundations of a […]

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