Category: Attractions

5 South American beaches you’ll absolutely love

5 South American beaches you’ll absolutely love

Bathed by the waters of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, and by the Caribbean Sea, South America can boast — arguably — the most beautiful beaches in the world. From remote fishing villages whose charm lies in simple and magnetic nature, to sophisticated and modern resorts with luxury hotels and all kinds of water sports, this
July and August in Provence

July and August in Provence

Summer is here… now all you have to do is head south to embrace the best that France has to offer… Provence!  Clear blue skies, aquamarine sea, crusty French bread, succulent tomatoes, garlic, olives ripening on the trees and the heady scent of lavender. If that weren’t enough to tempt you, then here are some
The 5 best beaches in Zakynthos

The 5 best beaches in Zakynthos

Regarded as somewhat of a dream destination the stunning climate and amazing sites make Zakynthos a must-see bucket list holiday. While you are there you may want to explore the local area, perhaps partake in some water sports, and for many, the allure of lazing on a warm, sandy beach will be too much to
Top 7 magical experiences in Chile and where to stay

Top 7 magical experiences in Chile and where to stay

Chile is one of the hottest travel destinations for 2018, offering something for everyone along with magnificent scenery, friendly cities and delicious cuisine. We have chosen 7 of the best and most magical experiences to enjoy when visiting, and suggested 7 of the most luxurious hotels to match; 1. Hiking the W Trek One of
Why you should consider a trip to Palm Springs

Why you should consider a trip to Palm Springs

Most of us have heard of Palm Springs. It is well known for its hot springs, stylish and unique hotels, golf courses and spas. It’s also noted for its many fine examples of midcentury-modern architecture. Its shopping district, along Palm Canyon Drive features vintage boutiques, interior design shops and some fabulous bars and restaurants. The surrounding
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7 of the UK's best sightseeing destinations

We’re edging ever closer to the Summer each day here in the UK. So, to make the most of the warmer weather and lighter nights, why not start exploring some of the UK’s top sights and attractions? From the natural beauty of the Scilly Isles to the magic of Loch Lomond, through to the fascinating
London's secret village: Seven Dials

London's secret village: Seven Dials

Creating an elite village in the heart of London was Sir Thomas Neale’s ambition when King William lll gave him a generous plot of land, near Covent Garden, back in 1690. Only recently has Seven Dials justified this 17th century Property Developer’s confidence. Now it is a quirky mix of 95 premises: including independent cafes, eateries
6 terrific reasons to take your time in Quito

6 terrific reasons to take your time in Quito

Quito has attracted drama, excitement, extraordinary beauty and a tantalising touch of danger since the dawn of human history. The little city, high up on a plateau that stretches along the eastern flanks of the Pichincha volcano, in the valley of Ecuador’s Guayllabamba River, does not lend itself to rushing. The air is thin (it
5 reasons to move Baltimore to the top of your travel plans

5 reasons to move Baltimore to the top of your travel plans

For most of us, Baltimore is not necessarily top of mind when it comes to places to go on a US holiday. But it absolutely should be! Move over Portland, Oregon – there is a new hip, foodie city on the horizon! 1. Fantastic restaurants Baltimore is bustling with interesting and innovative restaurants. Its location means
5 must-see places in Porto, Portugal

5 must-see places in Porto, Portugal

A symbol of Portugal’s illustrious wine making heritage and a captivating swirl of medieval, Baroque and 19th century grandeur, Porto makes her stately home at the end of the mighty Douro River. An ancient city birthed from a confluence of Celtic and Roman cultures, Porto abounds with alluring charms, from the historic Port lodges of
TSUM: Moscow's most fashionable department store

TSUM: Moscow's most fashionable department store

During my recent trip to Moscow with ‘Moscow Seasons‘ (see posts here and here), I called at TSUM (ЦУМ), Moscow’s most fashionable department store. Located in the Tverskoy District just next to The Bolshoi Theatre, TSUM is managed by the Mercury Group – Russia’s largest luxury goods distributor, with more than 20-years’ experience in fashion
Top 8 sites to see in Brazil

Top 8 sites to see in Brazil

Brazil is home to the Christ Redeemer statue, over 50% of the nation’s rainforests, and one of the most celebrated carnival festivals in the world. There are exquisite and amazing experiences to be had in this South American nation. Brazil is a pleasant mix of gorgeous landscapes, expanding cities, and breathtaking beaches. Here’s a breakdown
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
Getting lost to find Venice

Getting lost to find Venice

The only way to immerse oneself into the true medieval atmosphere of Venice is to get totally lost amidst the labyrinth of canals and narrow alleys. And what a surprise to find so many beautiful places without a soul in sight. Just turn a corner into any narrow, lonely alley which will either reach a
Short stay: Slaley Hall, Slaley, Hexham, Northumberland, UK

Short stay: Slaley Hall, Slaley, Hexham, Northumberland, UK

Slaley Hall is a large hotel set in a 1,000 acre Northumberland estate, between Consett and Hexham, and part of the QHotels chain. This elegant Edwardian mansion enjoys a winding approach that gives a feeling of grandeur before you even reach the main building. Enjoying a rural location surrounded by moorland and forest, the hotel
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