Category: Going Out

Peru's Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu: what to know before you go

Peru’s Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu: what to know before you go

The Sacred Valley of Peru is a feast for the senses—colorful woven fabrics, mountains that soar skyward with little warning (or foothills), an ancient culture full of innovation, and a contemporary cuisine that has emerged from traditional crops, international influence, and creative playfulness among the country’s best chefs. From elevation headaches to photogenic llamas, here’s what […]

A Greek lake vacation

A Greek lake vacation

A relaxing lake holiday is a great way for couples, individuals and families who want to get away from the busy city life and enjoy a nature vacation by a picture-perfect lake. The fun lake activities and the trekking paths surrounding the lakes are elements that can turn a calm vacation into an adventurous one. […]

5 Greek castle towns that have stood the test of time

5 Greek castle towns that have stood the test of time

Greece is home to hundreds of well-known monuments and archaeological sites, most of which can be found in travel guides. However, this article aims to provide a more in depth look into Greece’s lesser-known landmarks, its castle-towns, which are rarely mentioned in the conventional tour guides. The towns that will be uncovered further down, made […]

Top 6 places in Ecuador you can't miss

Top 6 places in Ecuador you can’t miss

Ecuador is a small country, but with a lot to offer, from endemic wildlife and pristine beaches to historical and natural sites in the Andean region. Read on to find out the top 6 places in Ecuador you can’t miss, from the Andes to the coast. Quito and the Middle of the World In Ecuador’s […]

Sun, sea and sand in Provence

Sun, sea and sand in Provence

There are lots of reasons why Provence makes such a good holiday destination. Great food, lovely towns and vibrant cities set in a geographically beautiful landscape are just some. But one of the top reasons people visit is to enjoy the stunning coastline that meanders for miles and the sunshine and warmth which makes time […]

Top 5 courses for a luxury ladies’ golf trip in Scotland

Top 5 courses for a luxury ladies’ golf trip in Scotland

Although it has a reputation for being a man’s sport, golf has also been a great sport for women. Ladies have been playing golf since it was popularized 500 years ago. In fact, Mary Queen of Scots is considered the mother of golf, and played often to release the stress of trying to claim her […]

Discover Lake Titicaca

Discover Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca was a ‘must-see’ destination on our world tour of 15 countries in 10 months. But we found there is only one way to travel from beautiful Colca Canyon to Lake Titicaca; that’s the roller-coaster road over the volcanic mountains up to 4,910 metres and down into Puna, the elegant city on the banks […]

10 reasons you need to visit Colombia now

10 reasons you need to visit Colombia now

One of the most surprising things I learned recently is how diverse the landscapes and experiences are in Colombia. You can have urban experiences, spend time with indigenous and Afro-Colombian cultures, see wildlife, enjoy beaches on quiet islands, have river adventures, relax in hot springs, see a volcano, spend time in the mountains, see canyons, […]

All that glitters is gold: some of the world's most spectacular gold landmarks

All that glitters is gold: some of the world’s most spectacular gold landmarks

Visit some of the world’s most impressive gold-themed attractions, from temples and museums that preside over the skylines of iconic cities to a lavish hotel made of gold which takes luxury to whole new heights, and a famous stretch of golden coastline which is a magnet for the A-list. After you’ve had your gold fix, […]

Top 6 beaches in Mallorca

Top 6 beaches in Mallorca

Millions of people visit Mallorca to spend time on the fantastic beaches that dot Mallorca’s amazing coastline. There are 262 beaches on Mallorca with a total length of 50 km. That’s a lot of beach! From secluded beaches, to wide sandy stretches or rocky bays, the choice is vast. Mallorca’s wonderful beaches have been yet […]

Ethical elephant tourism in Cambodia

Ethical elephant tourism in Cambodia

As tourist numbers grow in Cambodia the number of elephant ‘sanctuaries’ is also on the increase. Understandably, people want to experience these majestic creatures in their natural habitat but as their numbers reduce this is becoming more and more difficult. The death of an elephant that was being used to offer tourists the ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity […]

Top 10 places to visit in Gran Canaria

Top 10 places to visit in Gran Canaria

As you may have seen, I recently visited the Spanish island of Gran Canaria (read about my trip with Hyundai UK here, here and here). Situated in the Atlantic Ocean off the north-west coast of Africa, this tourist island is the third largest of the Canary Islands after Tenerife and Lanzarote, but the second most […]

Where to stay and eat on the southern tip of Gran Canaria

Where to stay and eat on the southern tip of Gran Canaria

My recent trip to Gran Canaria with Hyundai UK included two amazing experiences (if you haven’t already read about them, see my posts titled ‘Climbing a via ferrata in Gran Canaria‘ and ‘Taking a helicopter ride in Gran Canaria‘) but what I haven’t yet shared with you is where we stayed and where we dined […]

UNESCO sites in Cordoba

UNESCO sites in Cordoba

Within 1.5 hours of home I can be in the centre of Cordoba and I often am. I’m lucky, I know. Cordoba is Andalusia’s most northern province. Vast swathes of sierras and pasture land used for the grazing of black pigs for Spain’s famous jamon meet the more northerly regions of Extremadura and Castilla-La Mancha. […]

7 reasons to visit Lake Charles in Louisiana

7 reasons to visit Lake Charles in Louisiana

Lake Charles, Louisiana sits on the confluence of the Gulf of Mexico, the lake of the same name, culture, unique cuisine, and attractions. This is Cajun country, full of historical French-inspired influence that extends from lodging to attractions to cuisine. The area is known for incredible fishing and hunting, yet the other aspects of Lake […]

Special feature: Teal House, Lemmington Cottages, Near Alnwick, Northumberland, UK

Special feature: Teal House, Lemmington Cottages, Near Alnwick, Northumberland, UK

A pheasant scurries across the road as we turn into the drive towards Teal House, our home for a week’s holiday in the north-east of England. We are about five miles to the west of Alnwick, widely regarded as one of the top pheasant shooting locations in the UK, and the many pheasants we see […]