Category: Regions

Recipe of the week: 'Tigre' mussels

Recipe of the week: ‘Tigre’ mussels

Tapas is a very typical way to eat in Spain and well-known throughout the world. It is based on the idea of selecting a combination of different plates and sharing the dishes with your friends, instead of ordering the plates separately and eating from a single plate. Spain is also the largest producer of mussels […]

8 urban adventures to sample in Seattle

8 urban adventures to sample in Seattle

Seattle’s growing popularity with the British and Irish markets, fuelled by fast growth in direct non-stop flights from the UK and Dublin, will see more people heading to the city this year either as a gateway to cruising to Alaska or for Pacific Northwest adventures. But before heading out of town, here are the best […]

6 of the best temples to visit at Siem Reap, Cambodia

6 of the best temples to visit at Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap literally translates to ‘Siam Defeated’, Siam being the former name of Thailand. It is the gateway to the Angkor region, itself a mega city in the 12th Century, supporting 0.1% of the world’s population making it the largest pre-industrial urban centre in the world. Angkor was the capital of the Khmer Empire which […]

10 of the best Blue Flag beaches in Cyprus

10 of the best Blue Flag beaches in Cyprus

When visiting the sun-drenched island of Cyprus, spending time on its many beautiful beaches is essential. With the island encompassed by golden sands and the sapphire waters of the Mediterranean, this idyllic scene is one to be enjoyed for most of the year. Whether you desire complete and utter relaxation or the thrill and challenge […]

9 private islands for a true honeymoon escape

9 private islands for a true honeymoon escape

Most honeymooners expect some privacy as they enjoy their first vacation as a married couple, but what about enjoying your own private island? Vacationing on a private island is more available than you might think. Make the most romantic trip of your life unforgettable by going to one of these nine private islands located all […]

7 fun things to do in South Devon

7 fun things to do in South Devon

One of the main reasons for visiting South Devon is its many rich offerings; miles of dramatic coastline, beaches, walks, wildlife, pubs, villages, harbours and castles. We’ve picked ten of the best things to do in South Devon to make your summer a memorable one. 1. Explore one of Devon’s finest castles Just a short […]

Mykonos: a shopper's paradise

Mykonos: a shopper’s paradise

Shopping is most definitely an important part of tourism as most shops are in centrally located streets and even if many brands can be found all over the world, the experience of visiting them in different cities is always unique. Bringing back home souvenirs or traditional pieces of the country is a nice way to […]

Provencal activities to enjoy whilst learning French!

Provencal activities to enjoy whilst learning French!

Being able to speak another language is an enviable skill and one that many of us aspire to acquire at some point, particularly after a holiday abroad! A subscription to Babbel that never gets used and the well-meaning resolution to learn 50 words a day are often the first casualties for the many of us […]

13 African rooms with ridiculously gorgeous views

13 African rooms with ridiculously gorgeous views

An incredible view. If your bedroom looks out upon great beauty it is very difficult not to find yourself in a great mood. Waking up to a scene that carries you away is the one detail that always manages to change my day. My favorite African rooms with views that are pure poetry? Here is […]

5 adventurous activities to enjoy on the Ecuadorian mainland

5 adventurous activities to enjoy on the Ecuadorian mainland

Did you know that, aside from the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador is a wonderland for adventure activities and wildlife safaris, on the mainland too? Instead of hopping straight from Quito to the Galapagos, why not stay longer on the mainland and explore all that this compact country has to offer for active types – read on […]

8 luxury resorts to consider for your next trip to Thailand

8 luxury resorts to consider for your next trip to Thailand

Thailand, also known as the land of smiles, where miles upon miles of white soft sand is framed by warm turquoise seas and lush rainforest or mountains. Where temples and culture abound and the people are among the friendliest and most hospitable on the planet. Oh and lets not forget to mention the food!! What […]

Where to ski in Switzerland this season

Where to ski in Switzerland this season

With its chocolate-box villages and captivating Alpine scenery, Switzerland is undoubtedly one of the best destinations in Europe for a luxury skiing holiday. There’s no shortage of resorts scattered throughout the valleys of the Swiss Alps, but in our opinion these five are the best place to start. Gstaad Despite having enough designer boutiques and […]

5 unexpected reasons to visit Gran Canaria

5 unexpected reasons to visit Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria was the most delightful surprise! This lovely island has Spring temperatures all year round and is full of colour and vibrancy. The fantastic quality of the food and wine was perhaps the biggest surprise for me – locally grown ingredients, unbelievably fresh fish and far too drinkable wines that are only available on […]

Short stay: Stoke Park Country Club, Spa and Hotel, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, UK

Short stay: Stoke Park Country Club, Spa and Hotel, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, UK

Famed for its appearances in numerous films – Bridget Jones’s Diary, Goldfinger, Tomorrow Never Dies, Layer Cake and more – Stoke Park is clearly a firm favourite with Pinewood Studios (just 5 miles away) and the British film industry. But if appearances in major movies wasn’t enough to convince you, Britain’s first country club’s many […]

Amazon-Rainforest-Ecuador

#1 for every birdwatcher’s bucket list

Why do so many avid birders agree that Ecuador is the best spot in the Amazon for birdwatching? Thanks to the geographic positioning of the Andes Mountains, the Amazon Rainforest, and the Equator, a unique variety of habitats support more bird species here per square mile than anywhere else. The Tropical Andes and Amazon are […]

Namibia's best lodges

Namibia’s best lodges

Visiting Namibia is an experience that you’ll never forget – you’ll feel peacefully small in this vast desert environment and when looking up at the blanket of diamond studded skies at night. This under the radar destination has so much to offer curious travellers, but it is often overlooked in favour of countries in East […]