Category: Going Out

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Best brunch spots in Barcelona

Barcelona’s brunch scene is growing more and more each day, and you can find places that serve the much loved breakfast and lunch combination all over the city, meaning it can sometimes get difficult to choose where to eat. These are just a few of our favourite brunch spots in Barcelona! Can Dendê Named after […]

Europe's 5 best gourmet restaurants for après-ski dining

Europe’s 5 best gourmet restaurants for après-ski dining

Après-ski is no longer simply about sipping cocktails and glasses of well-chilled Grüner Veltliner on sun-soaked chalet terraces. Today, it can also include some of the world’s finest dining experiences. Even Michelin starred chef Heston Blumenthal has noted his appreciation for Alpine restaurants, particularly in Courmayeur. While most of Europe’s resorts have a tantalising selection […]

Some hidden gem tourist attractions of Thailand

Some hidden gem tourist attractions of Thailand

Known as the Jewel of Southeast Asia, Thailand is a tropical island ripe for a once in a lifetime travel experience. Whether you’re looking for an off-the-beaten path adventure or a comfortable getaway from the daily grind, Thailand has got the best to offer. From serene beaches and islands to mountain villages located in the […]

Top 5 unforgettable experiences in Cambodia

Top 5 unforgettable experiences in Cambodia

A captivating blend of lost cities, stunning coastal towns and dark recent history, a trip to Cambodia enables you to broaden your horizons as well as indulge in some rest and relaxation. Beyond the temples, it can be difficult to choose the best experiences to enrich your visit. Here are our top 5 unforgettable experiences […]

Guide to seeing the cherry blossom in Japan

Guide to seeing the cherry blossom in Japan

Up there with geisha, samurai and Tokyo’s towering skyscrapers, sakura (cherry blossom) is one of the most recognisable and much-loved symbols of Japan, inspiring poetry, painting and many a picnic. Whether framing Mount Fuji’s snow-capped summit, forming a sea of pink around a samurai-era castle or trailing around the gardens of Kyoto’s many temples, those […]

Provence in April and May: things not to miss

Provence in April and May: things not to miss

With Spring sprung and the warm weather returning, this is a gorgeous time of year to explore Provence as the region wakes up after Winter. One of the many delights about this region is the sheer variety of things to do and see. To help you plan your Spring in Provence I have listed a […]

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A guide to Candidasa, Bali

For many tourists the south of Bali is the main draw with the resort towns of Kuta and Seminyak welcoming the lively crowd whilst the more laid-back travellers visit Jimbaran Bay and Nusa Dua. However, the quaint village of Candidasa is sometimes overlooked. This pretty coastal village is the ideal escape from the crowds and […]

Geoffrey Bawa's Sri Lanka: an architectural tour

Geoffrey Bawa’s Sri Lanka: an architectural tour

Sri Lanka’s most famous architect, the late, great and talented Geoffrey Bawa (1919-2003), was at the heart of Sri Lanka’s often overlooked modern design and architectural history. He helped give Sri Lanka the individual and sophisticated sense of style that it exudes today, and created sustainable architecture long before it became a fashionable trend. Since […]

5 InterContinental hotels and resorts for vegan luxury travel in Hong Kong and Vietnam

5 InterContinental hotels and resorts for vegan luxury travel in Hong Kong and Vietnam

Having tried and tested these five InterContinental hotels and resorts for vegan luxury travel in Hong Kong and Vietnam, we are pleased to say that they all catered excellently for us as vegan guests. During our visits we enjoyed extensive vegan breakfasts, vegan canapes in Club InterContinental and vegan fine dining experiences in their signature […]

Get your sparkle back in Varkala

Get your sparkle back in Varkala

India is renowned for its crammed, crazy cities, bursting with colour and culture, and for years I avoided going in case it might all be too much for me! That was until I discovered Varkala, a breath of fresh coastal air, in the Southern spice province of Kerala. Instead of taking the motorway from Trivandrum […]

5 luxurious reasons why you should visit Koh Samui

5 luxurious reasons why you should visit Koh Samui

If you are thinking of heading to Koh Samui, then you have made an excellent choice of Thai destination.  This lesser known island offers a fantastic experience to all who stay there.  Here are five reasons why you should definitely visit this magical place. Miles of stunning sands  Chaweng Beach is a picture postcard beach.  […]

Photograph of the week: Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Iceland

Photograph of the week: Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Iceland

Seljalandsfoss is one of the most iconic waterfalls in Iceland, if not the world. It has a 60-metre drop and forms part of the Seljalands River that has its origin in the volcano glacier Eyjafjallajökull (the same volcano that erupted in 2010, creating an ash cloud that result in European air space having to shut […]

Galapagos: where to encounter giant tortoises in the wild

Galapagos: where to encounter giant tortoises in the wild

Sure, you can walk on down to the Charles Darwin Research Station in the town Puerto Ayora to have a look at captive tortoises in their pens (part of a breeding program) or do the same again in the town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal island, and one more time in Villamil on […]

Top 10 things to do in Reykjavik, Iceland

Top 10 things to do in Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik has come a long way since I first visited in 2004. It was a charming city then, but it did feel small. It has now become an exciting and innovative capital filled with art, great food, cutting-edge architecture and loads to do. Most visitors to Iceland are justifiably focused on seeing Iceland’s natural attractions […]

6 famous historical sites to visit in Thailand

6 famous historical sites to visit in Thailand

Thailand’s rich history dates back to thousands of years. The impressive landmarks we see today are remnants of the ancient temples and Buddhist architecture built by several emperors that ruled the country at the time. Thailand is a great place to visit especially if you’re a history enthusiast as you’ll get to see breathtakingly beautiful […]

9 reasons to visit Valletta, European Capital of Culture, in 2018

9 reasons to visit Valletta, European Capital of Culture, in 2018

Malta’s tiny capital, Europe’s smallest, takes you back to the 1570s. Built on a rocky peninsula – as the ultimate bastion-and-fire-power defence against a Turkish empire rampaging through the Mediterranean – Valletta was the first planned city in Europe. European Capital of Culture 2018, with hundreds of cultural events planned, is the best of times […]