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Living legends: Europe’s top 10 palaces

Ancient architecture, lush gardens, and timeless legends: Europe’s stunningly-preserved palaces have the power to transport you back to times of opulence, intrigue and adventure – from Germany’s famed fairytale castle to a lustrous Roman palace in Croatia and a storied aristocratic mansion beside Corfu’s sparkling sea. Explore a diverse array of vibrant cultures and fascinating […]

Approaches to making portraits of strangers

Approaches to making portraits of strangers

One of the ambitions I see for photo enthusiasts heading out to me in Morocco is the desire to make interesting photos of people in the country. This is not always the case, many photographers have no wish to photograph strangers on a point of principle or are too shy to try. Each country or […]

6 wild destinations to counter cabin fever

6 wild destinations to counter cabin fever

What better antidote for being cooped up inside – or indeed the drudgery, din and dusty air of the city – than the great outdoors? Nature affords us the perfect contrast to crowded urban living. In small doses, such as a few stolen moments in a back garden brimming with flowers, it’s a blessed (if […]

5 favourite romantic retreats

5 favourite romantic retreats

Was Valentine’s Day a looming date you were slightly dreading? Another missed milestone comes and goes. Or perhaps it loomed with dread even in ye olde days of ‘normal’. How many overpriced meals in a fancy restaurant swarming with amorous couples do we really remember? No one can deny this pandemic has forced a shift […]

Going off the grid: Top 5 getaways for a New Year reset

Going off the grid: Top 5 getaways for a New Year reset

A New Year abounds with possibilities to bid adieu to the old and set out to explore some of the world’s most extraordinary hidden gems. From cultural treasures in Korcula island to atmospheric streets in Essaouira, tropical paradise in Costa Rica and the Maldives, and the soaring Red Rocks of Sedona, we reveal the best […]

5 of the world's most swoon-worthy villas

5 of the world’s most swoon-worthy villas

If there was ever a time to start planning a villa holiday, that time, undeniably, is now. Villas, as opposed to hotels, are a natural choice for social distancing, as they are inherently secluded, and allow guests to spread out. Villas erase the need for babysitters, or restaurants, since a personal chef is one typical […]

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How to finish this dreadful year well

2020 has been almost universally challenging for us all, and now we are coming into the holiday season, traditionally a time of caring for those who are having it even tougher than us. I think this is even more important this year, especially for those in the developing world who, in addition to COVID-19, face […]

9 worldwide balloon rides to get you high

9 worldwide balloon rides to get you high

The silence of hot air balloon flight is almost indescribable. As you float at the whims of the breeze you meet with no resistance. The only occasional sounds which may wend their way on high is the barking of distant dogs – perhaps from some inbuilt and ancient defense mechanism. The earth takes on a […]

Escaping the cold: 5 Winter hideouts

Escaping the cold: 5 Winter hideouts

Depending on where in the world you’re based, you may already be enduring cold bitter winds and inches of snow. It’s now that time of the year when the kids are out playing, enjoying the short days and snow, while us adults dread the bitter mornings and not having enough time in the day. With […]

Top 5 luxurious winter holiday golf trips to escape the cold

Top 5 luxurious winter holiday golf trips to escape the cold

With cold weather in full swing in most of the northern hemisphere, playing golf outside is probably the last thing on your mind. But that doesn’t mean you can’t slip away for a few days on the course in a warmer destination. Check out some of our favorite winter holiday golf trips to find a […]

Top 5 luxury experiences in Africa

Top 5 luxury experiences in Africa

Often Africa is left aside when looking for a luxury escape from everyday life. But the dark continent has a lot to offer, and not only for budget travelers but also for the ones that aren’t shy to spend some cash in return for the most exclusive travel experiences out there. Here are a few […]

Short stay: Palais Amani, Fez, Morocco

Short stay: Palais Amani, Fez, Morocco

Amani means desire or wish in Arabic. The Palais Amani gives guests the chance to fulfil their dreams of living at the heart of Fez’s ancient and authentic Medina. For guests the Palais Amani, with its opulent Arabian-Andalusian style, is their home for a few precious days, as they savour an imperial city of colours […]

From hot dogs to hoppers: around the world in food

From hot dogs to hoppers: around the world in food

From hot dogs in New York to egg hoppers in Sri Lanka, food plays a big part in any travel experience, and is one of the things that defines a country, its people and its culture – and often forms some of our favourite and most enduring holiday memories. We pick our top ten foodie […]

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The top 5 Fall destinations… to be transformed

Mid-September to mid-December can be tricky to get right in terms of travel destinations, mostly due to unsettled weather, rains and even hurricanes. But help is at hand! There are parts of the world where these months are ideal: the rainy season has finished and resplendent in greenery in India and Bhutan, the scorching heat […]

Rooms with a view: our top 6 scenic hotels around the world

Rooms with a view: our top 6 scenic hotels around the world

With more and more luxury hotels opening their doors all around the world, alongside existing hotels continually upping their game and guests becoming ever-more discerning, the bar is set ever higher all the time, from accommodation to cuisine, and from spa facilities to unique activities. But whether all those boxes are ticked or not, often […]

8 of the best destinations for October and November

8 of the best destinations for October and November

We know from experience that travelers often begin planning their trip 4-6 months in advance, which means that at this point in the year, people are thinking about their fall adventures. October and November are really great months to travel. Families with school-age kids are home, and there aren’t any college students on spring break. […]