Category: Going Out

The hidden Tokyo

The hidden Tokyo

Any visit to Tokyo is a feast for the senses. There is just so much to take in – both old and new – whether you are in the city for the first time, a regular visitor or even a resident. Such is the beauty and charm of Japan’s capital that, however well you think […]

Casa Vienes Barcelona

Where to listen to jazz in Barcelona

There is no doubt that Barcelona is one of Europe’s best cosmopolitan cities in terms of providing an endless plethora of evening entertainment, and the city’s live music scene is something it can most definitely boast about. In particular, Jazz music. Jazz music in Spain dates back to the 1920s when the country first became […]

What happens when the airline you're flying goes bankrupt mid-flight?

What happens when the airline you’re flying goes bankrupt mid-flight?

We recently flew economy with Cobalt Aero from Manchester (UK) to Larnaca (Cyprus). Cobalt had routes connecting Cyprus with numerous European destinations including London and Manchester in the UK, as well as Dublin, Copenhagen, Paris, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Zurich, Geneva, Madrid and Moscow. They also covered Athens, Thessaloniki, Mykonos, Chania and Heraklion in Greece, and in […]

Short stay: Another Place, Ullswater, Lake District, UK

Short stay: Another Place, Ullswater, Lake District, UK

Formerly the Rampsbeck Hotel, Another Place is a 40-bedroom luxury hotel occupying a sublime position on Ullswater, the English Lake District’s second largest lake, and set in 18 acres of grounds that extend all the way to the lake shore. This is a secluded spot where you can enjoy the fresh air whilst keeping watching […]

Mauritius: 10 sights of the Colourful South

Mauritius: 10 sights of the Colourful South

As an idyllic dot of paradise in the warm Indian Ocean, Mauritius has much more to offer than just white-sand beaches leading into the azure seas of a warm lagoon and catamaran cruises out beyond the coral reefs in search of dolphins and whales. Although Mauritius only has a brief history of human occupation it […]

A Jewish heritage tour of Andalusia

A Jewish heritage tour of Andalusia

As a bridge between Europe and Africa, Andalusia has a rich and diverse history, though the cultures and religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam have undeniably left the most important and lasting marks. They coexisted in relative harmony, and even supported one another in various ways for centuries; however, following the gradual and brutal Christian […]

Le Marche: top 10 reasons to visit Italy's hidden gem

Le Marche: top 10 reasons to visit Italy’s hidden gem

Le Marche is actually one of the smallest regions in Italy and, arguably, one of the least well known. However, there is no doubting that it really is the hidden gem of this beautiful country with a size that is deceptive given the incredible wealth of sights to see and attractions to visit. No matter […]

10 things to see and do during the Winter in Provence!

10 things to see and do during the Winter in Provence!

The south of France can be a truly wonderful destination to enjoy during the winter. Although Provence is more typically associated with the summer months, those in the know make a point of ensuring they take a trip or two during the Autumn and Winter. With the crowds largely gone, you’ll be able to enjoy […]

5 reasons to visit Quito

5 reasons to visit Quito

Nowadays there is an increasing number of travelers who want to experience different faraway destinations. From baby boomers to millennials, people are in search of experiences of a lifetime. The most challenging decision is choosing the right destination for fulfilling your own needs and expectations when there are countless options –  all who offer different […]

6 great restaurants in and around Grenoble

6 great restaurants in and around Grenoble

Nestling in a picturesque alpine valley, Grenoble is often seen as a winter hub to be scrambled through to reach the nearby ski resorts of southeastern France. However there are plenty of attractions here all year round, including free museums, festivals and plenty of great eating. Grenoble also prides itself on offering a diverse range […]

Travel video of the week: Northern Lights in Greenland

Travel video of the week: Northern Lights in Greenland

Let the Northern Lights or the Aurora Borealis remind you of the seemingly infinite beauty in Greenland. It is one of the great surprises of the Arctic night and the best time to see this phenomenon is on a dark, clear Autumn or Winter night. You can experience this multicoloured light show from September to […]

Top 5 things to do in Rome before your cruise

Top 5 things to do in Rome before your cruise

Rome is a popular embarkation port of call on many Mediterranean cruise itineraries, and thus lends itself beautifully for a few days stay before your cruise, allowing plenty of time to explore this historical city. Cruise ships dock at the port of Civittavechia, and it’s a swift 60 minute transfer into the heart of Rome. […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

Plaça de la Barceloneta

Secret squares in Barcelona

Barcelona’s squares are best found when stumbled upon at random. They’re places of beauty, filled with eateries, bars, and people who like to watch the world go by. There are several popular squares in Barcelona, but if you look a little further you can find even more treasures waiting to be discovered. So next time […]

A Zakynthos itinerary that has everything you'll love

A Zakynthos itinerary that has everything you’ll love

Planning a holiday of a lifetime can leave you needing a holiday.  With so many attractions on offer, and only a week in the sun, it can be hard to know what to see for the best.  Zakynthos is no exception, there are myriad of amazing things to see and do, and you can be […]

5 reasons why Puglia is the perfect family holiday destination

5 reasons why Puglia is the perfect family holiday destination

There is no doubt that Puglia is the hottest place to visit in Italy at the moment in more ways than one! Certainly, its wonderful Mediterranean climate provides plenty of heat for much of the year, with long, hot Summers stretching from early May to September and with generally warm and pleasant temperatures even in […]