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Recipe of the week: Carinthian blueberry 'datschi' with vanilla-thyme foam

Recipe of the week: Carinthian blueberry ‘datschi’ with vanilla-thyme foam

Carinthian blueberry ‘datschi’ is inspired by local and seasonal ingredients of the Carinthian mountain and lake area with its flora and fauna. It uses blueberries, a seasonal fruit. Furthermore it contains thyme, a herb which grows in Carinthia. The dish combines the tradition of Austrian flour based pastries and the Mediterranean influence of Carinthia – […]

Photograph of the week: Stradun, Dubrovnik Old Town

Photograph of the week: Stradun, Dubrovnik Old Town

The wet limestone-paved Stradun, the main thoroughfare in Old Town Dubrovnik glistened under the street lights. First established around the 7th Century, the Old Town became an important sea power in the Mediterranean during the 13th Century. Dubrovnik is increasingly popular with cruise ships and tourists. However this walled city is quiet during the winter […]

10 fun things to do in Santa Fe, New Mexico

10 fun things to do in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe is a city for art lovers.  They call it the “City Different” because it’s quirky and eclectic. It has a strong personality distinct from any other city. Outdoorsy people and foodies will love it too, but there is a strong emphasis on art with over 250 galleries and a ranking as the third […]

Top 4 private guides in Africa

A good private guide is a person of many parts… spotter, tracker, host, storyteller, aide-de-camp, concierge and all of these elements can combine to create a simply unforgettable safari experience. Although hiring a private guide will add to the cost of an itinerary, the knowledge and experience that they bring with them is simply invaluable; […]

Luxury Botswana for families

Luxury Botswana for families

Botswana is one of my favourite safari destinations, for its glittering selection of wildlife and the equally glittering water world of the Okavango Delta. Elephant, giraffe and zebra roam the plains, and hippo and crocodile lounge in lagoons – there isn’t much wildlife you won’t encounter here. If you’ve the added consideration of a family […]

Delicious group meals in South Africa

Delicious group meals in South Africa

For many, an unforgettable holiday can be measured in good meals shared with good friends. After all, there’s nothing quite like feasting upon exotic game as the sun slowly sinks over the horizon, or enjoying dinner in an establishment where the waiters aren’t just serving food, they’re serving time. However you choose to whet your […]

Gin: the new trendy drink of choice

Gin: the new trendy drink of choice

From Bristol to Brisbane, and Manila to Madrid, gin has become one of the trendiest drinks at cocktail bars around the world. Long considered a drink for ‘mature drinkers’, while vodka was the trendy cocktail spirit of choice, gin has experienced a rebirth, going through a contemporary makeover and winning over young drinkers who are […]

The 5 most luxurious lodges in Kenya

The 5 most luxurious lodges in Kenya

Are you searching for a safari holiday that provides an African adventure complete with stays at accommodations visited by some of history’s greatest minds, intrepid explorers and royalty? Then the following luxury lodges in Kenya will make your wildest dreams come true! Read on for our five most luxurious lodges to be found in the […]

Overcoming geographic internet restrictions when travelling

Overcoming geographic internet restrictions when travelling

When I was in China this year, I found that – a little frustratingly – I was only intermittently able to access the likes of Facebook and Twitter from the hotel where I was staying. It was a flying visit but, had I been a little more prepared, the use of a Virtual Private Network […]

5 reasons to visit St Gervais

5 reasons to visit St Gervais

Let me introduce you to one of my favourite ski resorts for 2014/15. Over the past couple of years we have seen luxury chalets flood the French market in resorts outside of the mainstream ‘red carpet’ resorts of Val d’Isere, Courchevel, Megeve and Meribel. The smaller resorts which are often dominated are beginning to make a […]

5 of the best luxury stays, worth each and every one of their 5 stars

5 of the best luxury stays, worth each and every one of their 5 stars

True hotel luxury envelops you from first moment of contact – continuing in the myriad of subtle touches during your stay – all adding to a sum total worth every dollar. Many attempt to emulate. Certainly, bed linen thread count, furnishings and beautiful lobbies can be attained and in many instances equalled. However, getting the […]

The top 3 horse safaris in South Africa

The top 3 horse safaris in South Africa

There are few greater thrills than exploring the African bush on horseback. It’s a surreal way to experience the sights, sounds, and serenity of the bush, but more than that, you’ll be able to get very close to the wildlife that would otherwise avoid loud vehicles. Here are 3 recommended horseback safaris in South Africa: […]

10 of the most luxurious London experiences

10 of the most luxurious London experiences

Ah, London. One of the world’s most exciting, cosmopolitan, culture-rich and diverse cities. If you’ve never been, this sprawling mass of fun, fashion, food and high living should definitely be on your bucket list. But what to do when you arrive? Well, luckily for you, there are plenty of luxurious experiences to immerse yourself in. […]

Top 5 draws for art aficionados in Malaga, Spain

Top 5 draws for art aficionados in Malaga, Spain

The Andalusian city of Malaga is finally beginning to gain the respect it deserves after decades of investment in development of infrastructure, culture and the arts. Malaga is not so much of a well kept secret as a place that has seemingly struggled to overcome an underserved, tainted reputation thanks to the negative connotations attached […]

3 guaranteed ways to put a child-like grin on your face when visiting the French Alps this Winter

3 guaranteed ways to put a child-like grin on your face when visiting the French Alps this Winter

Skiing in the Alps year after year can get, well, a bit ‘samey’: same hotels; same restaurants; same slopes. Sometimes you need to shake things up a bit—remind yourself why you fell in love with the mountains in the first place. Below are three guaranteed ways to put a child-like grin on your face when […]

A taste of luxury: 6 tips for chocolate lovers in Barcelona

A taste of luxury: 6 tips for chocolate lovers in Barcelona

Chocolate is perhaps one of the oldest pleasures known to mankind, dating back to 1900BC. The Aztecs believed that cacao was the food of the Gods, and even today many would agree. If you’d like to truly savour some luxury in Barcelona, and not just see it in the windows of Passeig de Gràcia, we […]

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