Category: Regions

TSUM: Moscow's most fashionable department store

TSUM: Moscow’s most fashionable department store

During my recent trip to Moscow with ‘Moscow Seasons‘ (see posts here and here), I called at TSUM (ЦУМ), Moscow’s most fashionable department store. Located in the Tverskoy District just next to The Bolshoi Theatre, TSUM is managed by the Mercury Group – Russia’s largest luxury goods distributor, with more than 20-years’ experience in fashion […]

Top 8 sites to see in Brazil

Top 8 sites to see in Brazil

Brazil is home to the Christ Redeemer statue, over 50% of the nation’s rainforests, and one of the most celebrated carnival festivals in the world. There are exquisite and amazing experiences to be had in this South American nation. Brazil is a pleasant mix of gorgeous landscapes, expanding cities, and breathtaking beaches. Here’s a breakdown […]

9 places to swim with penguins in Galapagos

9 places to swim with penguins in Galapagos

The Galapagos penguin is one of the smallest and rarest of the 20 species of penguins alive today.   Only knee high, it’s also the only penguin that lives in the northern hemisphere (some of them live just a tad above the equatorial line in Galapagos).   Its ancestors likely drifted up on the cool Humboldt current, […]

Gothic Quarter

Discover the neighbourhoods of Barcelona

Visiting a new city can sometimes be a daunting experience, especially when you don’t really know your way around. Although Barcelona is indeed a large city, once broken down into smaller neighbourhoods, finding your way around is in fact not such a difficult task. The beauty of Barcelona is that although the different neighbourhoods (or […]

Moscow's a cappella festival gala concert - part of Moscow Seasons

Moscow’s a cappella festival gala concert – part of Moscow Seasons

As you may have already read, I was in Moscow recently for the second ‘Moscow Spring A Cappella‘ festival, an event put on by the Government of Moscow as ‘Moscow Seasons‘ to celebrate some of the best a cappella singers from around the world. And the grand finale for this 12-day singing extravaganza was a […]

A luxury travel guide to Provence

A luxury travel guide to Provence

Provence attracts the world’s elite, including Hollywood stars, fashionistas and the supremely wealthy. Painted by Paul Cézanne and written about by Albert Camus, Provence has natural beauty (towering cypress trees, sprawling vineyards, vibrant lavender fields), as well as charming villages and daily markets. For a truly luxurious trip, though, you have to go beyond the […]

The secrets of the Mayan Riviera

The secrets of the Mayan Riviera

Some dives truly are better than others. They don’t go for the resort-like feeling of many dive experiences, which offer a day of diving almost as a side-note to the amenities, land tours, and the feeling of a warm hug. They can provide all of the above, but the focus of these tours is the […]

The 5 best fine dining options in Orlando

The 5 best fine dining options in Orlando

Fine dining is a treat, whether you are on holiday or working in Orlando taking the chance to dress up smartly and head out for a fancy meal is high on the agenda for a lot of people. With so many stunning establishments to choose from it is little wonder it is a favourite activity. […]

Moscow's open air a cappella festival - part of Moscow Seasons

Moscow’s open air a cappella festival – part of Moscow Seasons

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Moscow for the first time to attend the second ‘Moscow Spring A Cappella‘ festival, one of the largest a cappella events in the world, and part of a series of seasonal street events across the Russian capital known as ‘Moscow Seasons‘. Moscow Seasons is a comparatively new initiative […]

Top 5 luxury safari properties for solo travellers

Top 5 luxury safari properties for solo travellers

An African safari may be a daunting prospect for a solo traveller, but there are lots of reasons why it could be the perfect choice if you are single and adventurous. Bespoke trips are perfect for those who prefer their own company and would rather not stay with the same people for the duration of […]

The best luxury alternatives to cruises in the Galapagos Islands

The best luxury alternatives to cruises in the Galapagos Islands

Many people dream of a holiday to the Galapagos Islands, a magical collection of islands rich in wildlife and out-of-this-world landscapes. However, for some, the thought of spending days at sea on a yacht is not appealing for a number of reasons. Perhaps you suffer from sea sickness, or don’t like the thought of sleeping […]

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5 Caribbean islands for a wellness getaway

Avoid the wellness crowds in Bali and opt for sun salutes on the white sands of The Caribbean instead; these five isles can more than deliver. Already synonymous with laid-back lifestyle, good vibes and barefoot luxury, The Caribbean has come a long way in terms of clean cuisine and holistic activities, complete with an array […]

Top 5 cities that merge the old with the new

Top 5 cities that merge the old with the new

We love places where history thumps through the streets like a heartbeat, but some of the world’s greatest cities are even greater thanks to contemporary influences. Here’s our collection of our favourites that manage to perfectly marry the very old and the very, very new. Brooklyn & Manhattan, New York In the city that never […]

Indonesia

Summer in Indonesia

Summer is often the best time to travel, especially for those who are travelling with their family, and it’s a little-known fact that the very best time of year to visit Indonesia is during the summer months. Unlike the rest of Asia, where blisteringly high temperatures and heavy monsoon rains can threaten to make your […]

Why the Italian Lakes should be your next holiday destination

Why the Italian Lakes should be your next holiday destination

We’ll be the first to admit that we’re a little bit biased when it comes to the Italian Lakes — after all, who wouldn’t want to enjoy morning coffee watching the boats sail past their villa? Exactly. The towns Lake Como is certainly picturesque, with smaller towns dotted around its shores. It affords a lovely […]

Getting lost to find Venice

Getting lost to find Venice

The only way to immerse oneself into the true medieval atmosphere of Venice is to get totally lost amidst the labyrinth of canals and narrow alleys. And what a surprise to find so many beautiful places without a soul in sight. Just turn a corner into any narrow, lonely alley which will either reach a […]