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5 of London's best Bloody Marys

5 of London’s best Bloody Marys

There’s just something about a Bloody Mary. A classic British pick-me-up, done well this fiery tonic is the perfect remedy for a rejuvenating Saturday brunch, lazy Sunday luncheon or just whenever you feel like something with a bit of a kick. But striking that fine balance of flavour is a tricky business – there’s a […]

Win a new Sigma lens for your DSLR camera!

Win a new Sigma lens for your DSLR camera!

If you have an interest in photography, you’ll be familiar with the name Sigma.  Although the company lends it name to a range of camera models, it is best known as a manufacturer of quality lenses. Some of you may recall that earlier this year I road-tested the Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro | Contemporary lens on […]

Arrabassada Beach Tarragona

Secrets of Spain: tantalising Tarragona

The tantalising coastal city of Tarragona is only one hour down the road from Barcelona. It tends to get overlooked by many tourists, as it seems to pale into insignificance when compared to the buzzing city of Barcelona. However my advice to you is – Don’t Believe The Hype! Barcelona is a fabulous city, but […]

Secret escapes - 3 epic powder resorts in Japan not to be missed

Secret escapes – 3 epic powder resorts in Japan not to be missed

A cucumber is almost all water. Take away the pesky four percent or so of its, er, cucumber-ness and you could brush your teeth with the liquid remains (if that’s your sort of thing). In essence, the world is surprisingly water-logged, and where you least expect it. So it used to baffle me, early in […]

5 best places to see Berlin as the City of Spies

5 best places to see Berlin as the City of Spies

Shadowy spies with dark secrets stalked the streets of Berlin for so many years that they coloured the character of the place. Cold War tensions between East and West were never clearer than at the Berlin Wall, whose towering blocks of concrete and giant scrolls of barbed wire divided the city in two. On both […]

Istanbul in the footsteps of John Malkovich

Istanbul in the footsteps of John Malkovich

Palaces line the shores of the Bosphorus Strait. Mosques and minarets mingle with European colonial buildings, which are punctuated from time to time with skyscrapers. In between there are bazaars and an abundance of luxury brands. I’m visiting one of the world’s most vibrant cities – inspirational Istanbul; former Constantinople and originally Byzantium. I’m on […]

One hidden secret to getting cheaper business class flights to Europe

One hidden secret to getting cheaper business class flights to Europe

With the U.S. dollar surging against the euro, international business class travel is now more affordable for Americans than it has been in years. This year, the euro fell below 1.10 against the dollar for the first time since 2003. Although a U.S. flight out might carry a hefty fee, there is a trick to […]

Classic entertainment in Barcelona

Classic entertainment in Barcelona

Everyone loves a good classic, whether it’s an old black and white movie, a throw-back tune from ‘back in the day’ or the joy of a good, old-fashioned Broadway show. Barcelona is home to so much classical entertainment, you just need to know where to look. Here are some of our favourite suggestions: Opera at […]

Introducing Indonesia's new 5-star beach club and villa resort

Introducing Indonesia’s new 5-star beach club and villa resort

With the introduction of BASK Resort, a new luxe beach club and villa resort development debuting in early 2016, the unspoiled island of Gili Meno is soon to become the go-to destination to visit in Indonesia for in-the-know jetsetters. A welcome alternative to the now overdeveloped island of neighbouring Bali, Gili Meno’s natural beauty is […]

Lima's top luxury restaurants

Lima’s top luxury restaurants

Lima is swiftly becoming one of the most elite restaurant destinations in the world. This is a short list of some of the most acclaimed restaurants in Lima. With the exception of Chez Wong, all of these restaurants are located in the trendy Miraflores district. All of these restaurants strive to showcase unique Peruvian ingredients. […]

3 dream destinations for a luxury surf break in Asia

3 dream destinations for a luxury surf break in Asia

Imagine soft sand pressing under your feet, a sea that’s impossibly blue, and all the opulence you can dream of; imagine that with open waves crashing beneath your surfboard. Great surf and prolific luxury can co-exist. In fact, it does exist and here are 3 dream surfing destinations in Asia to prove it. Kuda Huraa, […]

4 reasons to hire a personal concierge for your next trip

4 reasons to hire a personal concierge for your next trip

As more and more people forego the luxury of possessions for the luxury of unique experiences, the personal concierge business is booming. Few travelers have the time, contacts, or knowledge and insight necessary to arrange those truly unforgettable experiences in any location around the world. Of course, the rich and famous themselves have a team […]

Recipe of the week: Shan khao-swe (Shan noodles soup with chicken)

Recipe of the week: Shan khao-swe (Shan noodles soup with chicken)

Shan noodles are one of the famous foods in Burma. They are derived from Shan State which is in the eastern part of the country, and they can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or as a snack between meals. Here is a recipe for Shan khao-swe which is a very popular dish, with […]

Top 3 luxury hotel suites in Lincoln, UK

Top 3 luxury hotel suites in Lincoln, UK

As Lincoln counts down to the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the city is fast becoming one of the top travel destinations of choice for this Summer. Several events are taking place to mark the occasion such as The Great Magna Carta Weekend on 13th-14th June which will see a carnival parade taking place through the streets […]

5 reasons why you should go to Portugal right now

5 reasons why you should go to Portugal right now

Something’s up in Portugal. Despite a stellar history and a heritage that saw the nation become the great seafaring pioneers of the Age of Discovery in the 1500s, this small country on the geographic (and, dare we say, metaphorical) margins of Western Europe has of late been happier flying under the radar. But that might […]

3 ways to take luxurious holidays that do not 'cost the Earth'

3 ways to take luxurious holidays that do not ‘cost the Earth’

There is no doubt that the belief in sustainable practices are growing at home and abroad. Discerning consumers are increasingly choosing to spend their money with brands and companies who have a social conscience and give back to Mother Nature or their local communities. “According to a study by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), […]

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