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The best Sherry house in Spain?

The best Sherry house in Spain?

Considering that the Jerez D.O. (denominacion de origen) title was the very first designated in Spain, and that even before then Sherry was already internationally popular for centuries, you might expect that by now there would be some very fine bottles of the stuff in production. The process of making this fortified wine has indeed [...]

Top 10 private island holidays for private jet travellers

Top 10 private island holidays for private jet travellers

Whilst the super wealthy have always dabbled in private island ownership, most travellers are more than happy to simply spend their holidays visiting and enjoying a luxurious private paradise. Indeed, the trend of visiting remote, secluded locations is on the rise as decades of tourism take their toll on the more popular tourist spots and [...]

Photograph of the week: Yangshuo sunset

Photograph of the week: Yangshuo sunset

This mesmerising picture was taken in a remote corner of China, a half hour drive from the mountainous town of Yangshuo in Guangxi, a place that is truly far away from the beaten-track. The locals of Yangshuo are welcoming and infectiously cheerful, which is perhaps no surprise given the incredible scenery they wake up, work [...]

6 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

6 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

My last trip was an expedition with Land Rover, travelling across Nepal and into India in the new Range Rover Hybrid that is due out next year. All that has already been documented on this blog, but it also served as an opportunity to try out a number of products that I hadn’t previously tested, [...]

5 activities you never thought to try in Paris

5 activities you never thought to try in Paris

When filling out your itinerary for your trip to Paris, the major sights and museums will inevitably end up on your list. But why not do something out of the box, something that will have your friends saying “you can do THAT in Paris?!” Here are five ways to make your friends jealous and your [...]

The ultimate island guide

The ultimate island guide

Think island-living and do you imagine being shipwrecked on a deserted island, Robinson Crusoe style, but perhaps a little less rustic and a little more luxurious living? This can either be your idea of complete paradise or confined torture. But lucky for some there can be more to island living than lying on a perfect [...]

4 Jamaican treasures for your perfect Winter holiday

4 Jamaican treasures for your perfect Winter holiday

If brisk chills and winter flurries don’t tickle your fancy, then warmth and sunshine in Jamaica may be perfect for you and your loved ones this winter season. But with an island filled with endless entertainment, where do you even begin? From musicians’ homes to river safaris and natural watering holes, here are 4 of [...]

5 great places to stay, close to UNESCO World Heritage sites

5 great places to stay, close to UNESCO World Heritage sites

Stay at some of the finest hotels in the world and visit captivating places, recognised by the World Heritage Organization for their natural or cultural importance. Explore the wilderness, uncover historic ruins and discover glorious buildings with captivating architecture – all sources of life and inspiration and all irreplaceable. Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, Saint [...]

Recipe of the week: Crispy ham hock with pea and mint mousse

Recipe of the week: Crispy ham hock with pea and mint mousse

They say that every cloud has a silver lining, and one of the few positive things to come out of these straitened economic times is a rediscovery of many of the cheap but tasty cuts of meat. Such meat often requires a little more effort – which costs nothing, of course – but rewards you [...]

4 new walking tours in Macau

4 new walking tours in Macau

The Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) has unveiled four new fascinating walking tours designed to take visitors off the beaten tourist trail and help them discover lesser known communities, savour local cuisines and discover the city’s culture like never before. Available for free download from the website or from tourist information centres, the four walking [...]

5 tips to using TripAdvisor to find a restaurant in Italy

5 tips to using TripAdvisor to find a restaurant in Italy

You are on vacation in Italy, and want to find a great restaurant in which to enjoy a great meal. You turn to TripAdvisor to help you locate a place, but are faced with wading through dozens of options. How do you find the perfect place without spending hours on line doing research? I use TripAdvisor, [...]

Top 5 artistic excursions in Florida

Top 5 artistic excursions in Florida

Visiting Florida doesn’t have to be all about Disney. In fact, if you’re travelling without children then chances are you want to enjoy another side of the famous state. Although it isn’t a hugely known fact across the world, art lovers will not be disappointed by a trip to Florida. It’s an area which doesn’t [...]

Top 5 haunted stays this Halloween

Top 5 haunted stays this Halloween

Like a bit of ghoul with your glamour? Or perhaps you prefer your comfort with a side of creepy? Then you’ll love a stay in one of these reputedly haunted properties this Halloween season; luxurious by day, chilling by night… for some potentially spooky surprises, here are our top five suggestions. Angleterre Hotel, St Petersburg, [...]

Holiday like royalty in Europe

Holiday like royalty in Europe

Location is everything. So if you want to enjoy the royal lifestyle why not start by choosing the right spot. We don’t think it gets any better than staying in a palace formerly owned by a prince.  Perched high on a rocky promontory overlooking the Cote d’Azur is the very regal Château Eza. Now transformed into a [...]

Photograph of the week: Lebua at State Tower

Photograph of the week: Lebua at State Tower

lebua at State Tower is known for its golden dome with its fantastic view, fine dine cuisine and luxury accommodation. It became especially famous after the launch of the well known film “The Hangover Part II”  and now is a ‘must see, must stop’ destination when visiting Bangkok, Thailand. The image below was taken during Jon Raho’s first [...]

Cliff jumping in Hawaii

Cliff jumping in Hawaii

Ever been tempted by cliff jumping?  Check out this video for some rather extreme cliff jumping and diving in Hawaii. Not content with the natural heights of the cliffs in some instances, there’s also some rather insane trampoline jumps thrown in for good measure. And one or two nasty belly-flops, too! Don’t try this at home is [...]

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