Category: Attractions

A dozen things to do on Lake Como

A dozen things to do on Lake Como

Lake Como is the third largest of the lakes in Italy. Measuring approximately 46 kilometres in length, it may not be as large as it’s neighbours Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore, but it is surprisingly deep. Measuring over 400 metres in depth, it is in fact one of the deepest lakes in the whole of […]

5 hidden gems to discover in Barbados

5 hidden gems to discover in Barbados

If you are going to spend time in Barbados, you will want to make sure you see the best sights and make the most perfect memories.  If you are not familiar with the island, it can be only too easy to miss some of the best bits.  Here are five hidden (or apparently not so […]

Top 10 things to see and do on Lake Maggiore

Top 10 things to see and do on Lake Maggiore

Lake Maggiore is the second largest of the Italian Lakes. Measuring approximately 40 miles in length, it sits in Italy but also has a foot in Switzerland and stretches from Arona in the South to Locarno in the North. It’s shores are divided between the two Italian regions of Lombardy and Piedmont and the Swiss […]

5 unique luxury adventures to discover in Knoxville, Tennessee

5 unique luxury adventures to discover in Knoxville, Tennessee

I was watching the bartender smoke my whiskey Old Fashioned, and the entire bar smelled like burning wood on a cold Appalachian day. On the bar top of the Drawing Room at The Tenneeseean, a new luxury hotel in Knoxville, TN, a large copper and glass box swirled with dusky smoke around an Old Fashioned […]

Corvara ski resort, Italy

Top 5 luxury ski resorts in Italy

Upscale hotels, indulgent restaurants and picturesque snow-covered slopes: Italy’s ski resorts truly embody this country’s love of the finer things in life. We pick our top five places to sample the very best that the Italian Alps has to offer. Corvara Nestled between the mountains of Alta Badia, Corvara is a perfect suntrap for your […]

10 reasons why Oman is more luxurious than Dubai

10 reasons why Oman is more luxurious than Dubai

Oman is more Arabia than Armani, more Lawrence of Arabia than Levi jeans, more Sultanate than Starbucks: a dreamy destination increasingly on discerning travellers’ wish-lists. South of brash and glitzy Dubai, Oman is the quiet good-living neighbour. Sultan Qaboos, the Mr Nice Guy of the world’s absolute rulers, who deposed his father in a coup […]

Plaça de Catalunya

Christmas and New Year in Barcelona

If you’re thinking about spending the Christmas season in the European gem that is Barcelona, then think no further, as the city turns into a winter wonderland for both its visitors and locals. Although snow tends to be off the agenda in Barcelona, the weather does indeed get colder and the ambience of the city […]

Staying relaxed... with a staycation

Staying relaxed… with a staycation

We’re all familiar with the travel giant Expedia and how it serves as a one-stop shop for booking flights, hotels, car hire and package holidays. It’s led the way in online travel since before the millennium, having originally formed in 1999. But did you know that Expedia also has a dedicated staycation section on its […]

10 reasons to choose Puglia for your next holiday in Italy

10 reasons to choose Puglia for your next holiday in Italy

2017 was a record season for Italy in terms of tourist numbers. According to figures released by Federalberghi and the Cultural Ministry in Italy, over 48 million people spent a night in an Italian hotel this Summer whilst a further 3 million spent the night in AirBnB accommodation, an increase of over 20% year on […]

5 ways to honeymoon in luxury on Martha’s Vineyard

5 ways to honeymoon in luxury on Martha’s Vineyard

Want to start your new union off on the right foot? You could book a hotel in a busy city with a soundtrack of street noise. Or, you could opt for a luxurious, private stay in the glamorous and still gloriously secluded island of Martha’s Vineyard. Long a playground for royalty and celebrities alike, the […]

Vienna Winter Sports: skiing close to Vienna

The best Winter sport places in and around Vienna

Vienna may not be the obvious winter sports destination. For a break from sightseeing, however, a few excellent places in and around Austria’s capital invite for ice skating, ice curling, tobogganing, cross country skiing and even Alpine skiing. Ice skating Since Vienna hosts several excellent ice skating places this is the easiest winter sport to […]

9 great things to do in Cooperstown - a weekend getaway from NYC

9 great things to do in Cooperstown – a weekend getaway from NYC

Conveniently located only 3 ½ hours north of NYC, Cooperstown is the quintessential weekend getaway for the stressed New Yorker. The decidedly slower pace, natural beauty, quaint restaurants and hotels, partnered with the small-town atmosphere make this the perfect spot to take in a true slice of Americana, and to give yourself a break. There […]

9 highlights you won't want to miss when staying in Cape Town

9 highlights you won’t want to miss when staying in Cape Town

Cape Town sets the pace of an upbeat city where the Rainbow Nation fuses urban and outdoor into a melting pot. Discover the hidden gems of this city as you get to explore the city and its surrounds. 1. Cape of Good Hope Take the coastal road along the Atlantic Ocean and head towards the fishing […]

10 reasons why Occitanie may be the new Provence

10 reasons why Occitanie may be the new Provence

Looking out from Toulouse the map looks invitingly blank. For Occitanie is the “other South of France”, intensely French, a sun-warmed countryside where livestock outnumber people. Occitanie? It’s the administrative replacement for Languedoc-Rousillion and Midi-Pyrenees bureaucratically butchered at midnight on 31st January 2015. As Provence’s country sister, Occitanie does decadence in its own bucolic way – enjoying […]

5 top tips to get the most out of your trip to Disney World

5 top tips to get the most out of your trip to Disney World

For many people, Disney is a once in a lifetime type of vacation.  No matter what your age, there really is something for everyone, but your time is limited so how can you be sure you get to see and do the most important experiences. Having spent almost every year for the last year going […]

10 hidden gems to visit in Italy

10 hidden gems to visit in Italy

Italy is a country renowned for its incredible history, its delicious food and its status within the art and fashion industry. When holidaymakers think of Italy, more often than not they conjure up images of Rome’s historical sites, the canals and gondoliers of Venice, the leaning tower of Pisa or Florence’s Duomo and Medieval architecture. […]