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A short guide to Canggu in Bali

A short guide to Canggu in Bali

Bali has been popular holiday spot for decades, growing at enormous speed while it’s tourism industry continues to increase year on year. Travellers who happened to descend on Bali just 10-20 years ago would have seen a very different island to the one we now know, with the entire island made up of local villages […]

5 reasons for a beach holiday in Malaga province

5 reasons for a beach holiday in Malaga province

With more than 8,000 km of coastline, Spain has long been a primary destination for European sun and surf seekers. In fact, Spain is set to overtake the United States this year as the second most visited country country in the world, thanks in no small part to its expansive beaches and virtually endless sunshine. […]

Provence – a food lover's Paradise

Provence – a food lover’s Paradise

There are many reasons to visit Provence not least the superb food and drink that is on offer. The wonderful Mediterranean climate produces a vast range of temptations… fabulous fruit and vegetables bursting with flavour, delectable wines, seafood from its shores and gorgeous local delicacies make this a veritable foodie heaven! Fruit and vegetables Markets […]

Moscow's a cappella festival gala concert - part of Moscow Seasons

Moscow’s a cappella festival gala concert – part of Moscow Seasons

As you may have already read, I was in Moscow recently for the second ‘Moscow Spring A Cappella‘ festival, an event put on by the Government of Moscow as ‘Moscow Seasons‘ to celebrate some of the best a cappella singers from around the world. And the grand finale for this 12-day singing extravaganza was a […]

Choux shopping in Paris - 5 of the best addresses

Choux shopping in Paris – 5 of the best addresses

As in fashion, trends move fast in the food world. Sex and the City made cupcakes cool. But, like scrunchies, gladiator sandals and low-waisted jeans, they quickly went by the wayside. Cupcakes were replaced by macarons, which were replaced by whoopee pies, which were replaced by cake pops. Now it seems that artfully decorated éclairs […]

Move over Louvre - 4 lesser known Parisian museums

Move over Louvre – 4 lesser known Parisian museums

Been to Paris before? Emerged from the Louvre with a migraine and ten photographs of someone else taking a photo of the Mona Lisa? There?s a reason she?s smirking! Does this all sounds familiar? On your next Paris trip, take some time out to discover these four lesser-known Paris museums: Musee de L?Orangerie Show me […]

5 of the hottest speakeasies in Paris

5 of the hottest speakeasies in Paris

Perhaps it?s Boardwalk Empire, perhaps it?s the exclusivity, or perhaps it?s simply the eternal attraction of all that is clandestine ? either way, hidden bars haven?t been this in vogue since the time when they were actually a necessity. Here are 5 of the hottest speakeasies in Paris – where speaking is not often so […]

Moscow's open air a cappella festival - part of Moscow Seasons

Moscow’s open air a cappella festival – part of Moscow Seasons

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Moscow for the first time to attend the second ‘Moscow Spring A Cappella‘ festival, one of the largest a cappella events in the world, and part of a series of seasonal street events across the Russian capital known as ‘Moscow Seasons‘. Moscow Seasons is a comparatively new initiative […]

13 of the best national parks to visit in May

13 of the best national parks to visit in May

May is a wonderful time of year to get out and explore the countryside. The weather is getting sunnier (for much of the northern hemisphere, at least) and yet most places are not yet overrun by tourism. With many families staying at home (whilst school and university examinations are in full swing), it’s a great […]

Paros Island is Greece’s new hot destination

Paros Island is Greece’s new hot destination

Paros Island is part of the Cyclades complex in the Aegean Sea, standing out for its long blonde sandy beaches, the local cuisine and the strong winds, which invite surfers from all over the world. The islandcites the heart of the Cycladic Islands, with serene landscapes, fertile valleys and rolling hills dotted with small churches […]

California luxury: Santa Barbara bliss

California luxury: Santa Barbara bliss

I am sure we don’t need too much introduction to California, with it’s incredible diversity and 1200 odd miles coastline. It is a great state for a road trip, and a popular stop on any California Road Trip is Santa Barbara, situated on the sunny California Coast, about 100 miles north of LA. It is […]

Experiences you'll want to discover on the island of Corfu

Experiences you’ll want to discover on the island of Corfu

At the edge of the northwestern frontier of Greece, Corfu is probably the imperial jewel in the Ionian crown. Lush with greenery and olive trees and splashed by turquoise waters, it is the second largest of the Ionian Islands. Corfu’s Venetian, French and British past makes for a fascinating cultural, historical, even architectural trajectory, while […]

Bon Vivant

Bon Vivant is a new luxury concierge and lifestyle management service based in London, offering personal and corporate membership on an annual and monthly basis. The company specialises  in creating bespoke travel itineraries, recommending and booking restaurants and bars, arranging entry to private members’ clubs, securing a spot on the guestlist at exclusive nightclubs and […]

Panorama of Marseille, France

5 glittering reasons to charter a yacht on the French Riviera

A French Riviera yacht charter is like living inside a film set, as you drift along this most glamorous of coastlines on a superyacht. Whether docking beneath Monaco?s palace for a night at the Casino de Monte Carlo, swimming off the yacht in the tranquil Cannes Islands, or approaching Saint Tropez as the afternoon light […]

Condé Nast Traveller Gold List

Condé Nast Traveller Gold List

Condé Nast, the publishing company behind the up-market ‘Traveller’ magazine, has unveiled its ‘Gold List’ of the very best hotels for 2006. There are six categories – here’s a round-up: Best for Ambience/Design Devi Garh – Rajasthan, India (97.29%) Grand Hyatt Shanghai – Shanghai, China (97.15%) Singita Private Game Reserve – South Africa (96.49%) Huvafen […]

1. Dine at Bhairo restaurant; stay at Taj Lake Palace

10 magical North Indian experiences

India is an incredible country packed with diverse things to see and do. To accomplish everything in one trip is nigh on impossible, so you need to pick your battles and aim for the best bits first to ensure you don’t miss out. We all know about the Taj Mahal and beaches of Goa, but […]

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