Category: Going Out

22 Michelin stars over Andalusia

22 Michelin stars over Andalusia

Every November, with much anticipation and fanfare, the Michelin Guide announces its updated list with what is widely considered the authoritative voice on the world’s best restaurants. With ideal growing conditions and plentiful produce, Michelin stars in Andalusia have been ascendant over the past decade as the gastronomy of the region gains more and more […]

Short stay: Jumeirah Dar al Masyaf at the Madinat, Dubai

Short stay: Jumeirah Dar al Masyaf at the Madinat, Dubai

Jumeirah Dar al Masyaf, the summer-houses, is where Arabian Nights living coalesces with Venetian canal-style. East meets West, Arabia greets Europe in perfect harmony in Jumeirah’s contemporary take on a traditional Arabian citadel. This is an opulent 5 star luxury leading on to a white-sand private beach on the shores of the warm Gulf of […]

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Finding the feel-good factor in Siem Reap

Siem Reap is fast becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in Southeast Asia. With TripAdvisor naming Angkor Wat as the number 1 Landmark in the World for the second consecutive year it’s no surprise visitor numbers are on the rise. In addition to visiting the award winning and incredible Temples of Angkor, we’re […]

The re-birth of the auberge

The re-birth of the auberge

In this age of disposability, we often find old buildings razed to the ground and new characterless buildings replacing them but not so in a small village in Provence.  Le Brûlat is part of the commune of Le Castellet located between Toulon and Marseille and just fifteen minutes from the coast.  Since September 2016 there […]

5 Colombian pueblos to visit before you die

5 Colombian pueblos to visit before you die

When it comes to quaint colonial towns, Colombia is almost bursting at the seams. For the discerning traveler, this nation’s pueblos promise a window into the past through their timeless terracotta roofs, cobblestone lanes, ornate churches, and tree-lined squares. These refined architectural stylings were introduced during the colonial era, when European conquistadors from Spain and Portugal […]

Travel video of the week: The Stone Stockmen, Melbourne, Australia

Travel video of the week: The Stone Stockmen, Melbourne, Australia

Enjoy street art? Next time you’re in Melbourne, Australia, look up The Stone Stockmen. These living statues (or rather – living statue – since just one of them is real) delight and intrigue their audiences with shows that include stone props, slow motion, magic and crowd participation. Find him at Melbourne’s Burke Street Mall. If […]

The top 10 alternative treasures of New York

The top 10 alternative treasures of New York

While the likes of the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and the Museum of Modern Art rightly grab the headlines, it’s perhaps in the breaths between highlights that New York really comes to life. Here are our top recommendations for getting the most out of the city’s hidden – and not so hidden […]

Short stay: Al Seef Hotel by Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

Short stay: Al Seef Hotel by Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

Step out of time. Drop out of high-rise Dubai into a quieter almost biblical scene in Arabia’s history. Jumeirah has deconstructed the concept of the big hotel. There are ten “bayts”, traditional Arabic houses with clusters of rooms, dotted through the Al Seef heritage village to recreate the intimate hospitality of a bygone era. Altogether […]

8 ways to discover and enjoy Quito city center

8 ways to discover and enjoy Quito city center

Very few travelers know about Quito and its history. Visitors are often surprised to discover the rich heritage as they walk the ancient streets of this city, and many regret not spending more time there. Many travel agencies and tour operators offer Quito as a stopover before or after their trip to the Galapagos Islands […]

Top 5 things to do in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

Top 5 things to do in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

Karlovy Vary is the main city of the spa region of Czech Republic. I must admit I had not heard of it before visiting the area! Now that I have been there I cannot believe that such a stunning and interesting town has quite a low profile. So there is a great opportunity to experience […]

The first five-star custom-designed couples-only hotel in Cyprus

The first five-star custom-designed couples-only hotel in Cyprus

The Amavi is the first five-star custom-designed couples-only hotel in Cyprus. A destination where all facilities are created for refined side-by-side holiday experience. Situated directly on the golden sands of a ‘Blue Flag’ certified beach in Paphos, it offers unobstructed sea views and enchanting sunsets from each hotel room and all public areas, all within […]

Luxury hotels and fine dining in Tokyo

Luxury hotels and fine dining in Tokyo

‘Luxury hotels and fine dining in Tokyo’ is a snapshot of our experience in the exciting capital city of Japan, a destination that conjures up images of bustling streets, towering skyscrapers and modern, urban and futuristic design; add to this the opportunity to dine at world class restaurants and stay at award-winning hotels, then we […]

A foodie break at Fishmore Hall, Ludlow, UK

A foodie break at Fishmore Hall, Ludlow, UK

Ludlow has for many decades been the Mecca for foodies in the UK and now it has another. Sitting just outside the town is the elegant Georgian house known as Fishmore Hall. This remarkable building has been lovingly restored and now operates as a 3 star boutique hotel and spa with fine dining. The 15 […]

Short Stay: Audleys Wood Hotel, Basingstoke, UK

Short Stay: Audleys Wood Hotel, Basingstoke, UK

Oak panelling, intricately carved fireplaces, sombre portraits, vaulted ceilings and a grand staircase make the 4 star Audleys Wood Hotel a charming country retreat from the hectic 21st Century. With just 72 rooms, it’s easy to find a luxuriant leather sofa to slump into or a cosy nook in the Bar or Long Lounge. No, […]

Combining luxury and adventure with 5 South American tours

Combining luxury and adventure with 5 South American tours

Upmarket travelers are combining of epic adventure activities with unrivaled comfort. By now it’s become clear that luxury travelers are no longer satisfied with routine sightseeing, perhaps returning to their hotel for a massage. More and more it’s about “experiential travel”. Upscale vacationers seek to participate in unforgettable activities, getting out and about for a […]

Top tips for travel in Andalusia’s “Axarquia”

Top tips for travel in Andalusia’s “Axarquia”

Few people outside of the little region of La Axarquia itself know the mountainous, coastal territory in Malaga’s easternmost corner by name. At the far end of the Costa del Sol, La Axarquia is in many ways the antithesis of what the “costa” has come to be associated with, having preserved its natural beauty and […]