Author Archive for Claire Powell

5 of the most amazing al fresco dining experiences around the world

5 of the most amazing al fresco dining experiences around the world

When the weather is fine there’s nothing better than getting outside and enjoying your surroundings: the only added extra you need is some delicious local food. Here we’ve rounded up our favourite outdoor dining experiences on the planet. Asado de Cordero, Patagonia One of the highlights of visiting Las Torres del Paine National Park is […]

Top 5 wildlife watching holidays

Top 5 wildlife watching holidays

There is something very special about seeing animals in their natural habitat. Beautiful albeit sometimes heart-breaking, a spectacular wildlife event will afford memories that last forever. From the great migration of East Africa to spotting nature’s giants in the Indian Ocean, here’s our pick of wildlife experiences which will blow you away Wildebeest migration in […]

Top 5 cities that merge the old with the new

Top 5 cities that merge the old with the new

We love places where history thumps through the streets like a heartbeat, but some of the world’s greatest cities are even greater thanks to contemporary influences. Here’s our collection of our favourites that manage to perfectly marry the very old and the very, very new. Brooklyn & Manhattan, New York In the city that never […]

Top 5 wilderness and splendid isolation holidays

Top 5 wilderness and splendid isolation holidays

It’s not that you’re not sociable, you just want to get away from it all. Us too. For those off-the-grid moments that we all crave, here’s our pick of the five best remote places for when silence is golden. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, British Colombia, Canada An intimate retreat in the picture-postcard backwaters of Clayoquot Sound in […]

Top 5 family trips and holidays

Top 5 family trips and holidays

Getting away with the kids is never a chore when you have the whole world as your playground. Choose from one of our top five family escapes and jet off for an adventure of a lifetime. Make some noise in Thailand The sizzle of stir-fries, the lap of turquoise waves, the chirruping of the jungle, […]

Top 5 self-drive holidays

Top 5 self-drive holidays

One of the best ways to get under the skin of a country is to get behind the wheel. Whether it’s a 4×4 with all the bells and whistles or a classic that’s older than you, cars are still one of the best ways to see the sights. Here are our top five self-drive trips […]

Top 5 island escapes

Top 5 island escapes

Getting away from it all is harder than ever thanks to Wi-Fi, constant connectivity and more iDevices than you can shake a charger at. Still, we’ve managed to pick our top five island escapes where you can adopt a ‘no shoes, no news’ ethos from the moment you arrive. Peter Island Resort & Spa, British […]

5 of the best places to see wildlife in Canada

5 of the best places to see wildlife in Canada

It’s no secret that Canada is a destination for all types of traveller. It’s got cosmopolitan cities, towering mountains, verdant forests, crystal-clear lakes and more opportunities for adventure than you could imagine. But another string to Canada’s bow, and one that’s sometimes overlooked, is its wildlife. From orca whale off the coast of British Columbia […]

5 of the quirkiest hotels in the world

5 of the quirkiest hotels in the world

These properties will make you rethink how you view hotels. They are cool, they are quirky, that have broken the mould. Stay at one of these amazing places and you’ll have dinner party conversation sorted for years to come… Benesse House, Naoshima, Japan Restaurants with rooms are de rigueur these days. For something a bit […]

Top 5 wine tours in Italy

Top 5 wine tours in Italy

Some of the best things to come from Italy: Leonardo da Vinci, the Fiat 500, pizza, limoncello, Dolce & Gabbana and wine, lots of wine. What better time to travel to this delicious destination than in the Autumn for grape harvesting – you never know it could be a vintage year! Grape harvesting (by hand) is […]

No kids allowed - holidaying in Europe after the school holidays

No kids allowed – holidaying in Europe after the school holidays

We come to the end of yet another peak holiday season and, as school term-time starts again, it’s finally time for the adults to plan their own great escape. But, with so many options to choose from, where should you go? Follow our top tips for some utterly blissful holiday escapes – without the children. […]

Summer luxury in the Alps

Summer luxury in the Alps

Are you still yet to decide where to go this Summer? For a luxury family Summer holiday with a difference, head to the Alps. With everything from sporting activities and spas to Michelin star restaurants and sumptuous chalets, there’s plenty of great reasons to visit this amazing region outside of the peak winter season. Head […]

4 of the world's best dining tables with great views (and great food!)

4 of the world’s best dining tables with great views (and great food!)

Travel is a sensation for all of the senses and combines our greatest passions that leave us with memories to last a lifetime. We rarely remember the soggy sandwich we raced to eat before the 2pm meeting but the fresh taste of the reef fish we caught and barbecued on the beach is a flavour […]

Get active in Europe

Get active in Europe

Start your European sporting holiday with a visit to the annual International Extreme Sports Festival. Held in Montpellier, the event is free and sees amateurs compete at wakeboarding, snowboarding and skateboarding. The event takes place in the town centre and draws in quite a crowd. After watching this spectacle head to the French Alps, home […]

5 travel recommendations for the Amalfi coast

5 travel recommendations for the Amalfi coast

When it comes to glitz and glamour no one does it quite with the finesse of the Italians and Italy’s Amalfi Coast is no exception. From winding roads, perfect for a James Bond style driving adventure, to stunning views out to Capri and designer shopping in Positano, a visit to Italy’s amazing Amalfi Coast should […]

New luxury just waiting to be discovered in Megeve

New luxury just waiting to be discovered in Megeve

As the leaves start to fall from the trees in an abundance of autumnal colour and the alarm rings out to a darkened room (is it really morning already?) we’re starting to see the first signs of winter. It’s not all dark mornings, bare trees and chilly evenings however, with winter comes something altogether more […]