Category: Regions

Brittany coast

Top 10 walking hotspots in France

Whether you’d prefer gentle walking along the shores of Brittany’s Emerald Coast, meandering winding routes past fairytale châteaux in the Loire, or leisurely strolling through the lush Provençal countryside, travelling on foot in France is one of the best ways to get about. But which is your favourite region out of the 10 below? Brittany The […]

5 places in Italy with amazing mosaics

5 places in Italy with amazing mosaics

Italy’s museums and churches are full of incredible masterpieces: oil paintings, sculpture, centuries-old frescoes, and more. But mosaics, in particular, are a unique and durable art form steeped in history. Mosaics are made of colored stones or glass (often with a gold leaf sandwiched between two layers) therefore vibrant colors can last many centuries and resist […]

Special feature: Stargazers, St. Mawes, Cornwall, UK

Special feature: Stargazers, St. Mawes, Cornwall, UK

After a lengthier-than-expected 12-hour drive (we faced a lot of congestion around Bristol), we were immediately put at ease when we arrived at our accommodation in St. Mawes on Cornwall’s Roseland Peninsula, greeted by the words “Relax – it doesn’t get much better than this” above the entrance. We were staying at a beautiful property […]

Mount Everest Base Camp to get a luxury hotel, helipad, restaurants and a museum

Mount Everest Base Camp to get a luxury hotel, helipad, restaurants and a museum

Conquering Mount Everest is at the top of most adventurers’ wish-list. But now even the less adventurous are flying into the base camp on day trips and even enjoying champagne breakfasts there. Although there are actually two base camps at Everest, it has traditionally been the one situated in the south, on the Nepalese side, […]

Panorama of Marseille, France

5 glittering reasons to charter a yacht on the French Riviera

A French Riviera yacht charter is like living inside a film set, as you drift along this most glamorous of coastlines on a superyacht. Whether docking beneath Monaco’s palace for a night at the Casino de Monte Carlo, swimming off the yacht in the tranquil Cannes Islands, or approaching Saint Tropez as the afternoon light […]

Top 5 rooftop bars in Malaga, Spain

Top 5 rooftop bars in Malaga, Spain

Who doesn’t love a rooftop bar? Especially in a city such as Malaga on Andalusia’s Mediterranean coast, with its perpetual sunshine and soothing views of mountains and sea, the rooftop terrace seems like a no-brainer. Still, it was only sometime in the 1980s that the concept really took off, with a few of the taller […]

Gran Hotel Kempinksi La Havana pool at night

UNESCO old quarter Havana welcomes Cuba’s first 5-star hotel

Now you can experience redefined luxury in the historic, UNESCO protected heart of Havana’s old quarter. Perched atop a remaining section of Havana’s almost 350 year old colonial wall, is the new 5-star Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana. Cuba’s first 5-star hotel opened on 7th June 2017. The Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana […]

5 rooftop bars you must visit in central London

5 rooftop bars you must visit in central London

Don’t say it too loud but London has a summer. It’s true, it really does. This is something that both locals and travellers tend to forget, it also creates something of a quandary when it comes to drinking out; London is great for a roaring fire and cozy hotel bar in the winter, but what […]

British Columbia's undiscovered gems - a ski safari

British Columbia’s undiscovered gems – a ski safari

If you like small resorts with huge dumps of snow, small numbers of skiers and large amounts of sunshine, look no further than the sunny side of the Rockies. Each of the resorts has enough to keep you happy for a week, but in my opinion, it ismore fun to take a two-week holiday, a […]

What do Edinburgh locals do in August?

What do Edinburgh locals do in August?

Edinburgh is really buzzing during the festivals and it is a wonderful time to visit, but sometimes it’s good to find somewhere away from the madness to remind you that Edinburgh is still a city where people live and work. Here are some of the activities that locals like to do while the festivals are […]

Miami on deck: cruising Florida's sophisticated city

Miami on deck: cruising Florida’s sophisticated city

Take it all in from the water – the exciting, metropolitan cities of Miami and Miami Beach offer infinite possibilities for enjoyment during a private yacht cruise. Complete a thorough tour all in one day, or choose multiple destinations for lingering over a few days. Ready? Let’s cruise! Enter Miami’s Biscayne Bay from the Atlantic […]

Planning your trip to the Galapagos

Planning your trip to the Galapagos

With a 97% rate of endemism among reptiles and land mammals, and the highest reef fish biomass in the world, all stretching across an area only slightly larger than Denmark, the single greatest risk of visiting the Galapagos Islands is simply becoming overwhelmed by all of the options. A successful Galapagos adventure is one that […]

10 of the loveliest experiences to have in Nepal

10 of the loveliest experiences to have in Nepal

Nepal is best known for trekking and a lot of hard physical work! However there also many non-physically exhausting wonderful experiences that Nepal has to offer. Here are my top ten: 1. Dinner at Krishna Dwarikas Kathmandu Dwarika’s Krishna is most likely the best restaurant in Kathmandu and possibly in Nepal. It is the place […]

Sunset view, Los Cabos

On land and sea in Los Cabos

It can be rare to find the kind of escapism that affords you the luxury of genuinely beautiful beachside lounging and truly exhilarating activities. In this respect, Los Cabos has it all. Retreat to this Mexican outpost on the Baja Peninsula, and by all means choose a sunspot and relax – but for the moments […]

Short stay: The Angel Inn, Corbridge, Northumberland, UK

Short stay: The Angel Inn, Corbridge, Northumberland, UK

Our latest weekend getaway was for a sailing event at Derwent Reservoir in Northumberland for which we chose to stay at The Angel Inn in Corbridge, a pretty town just a 20 minute drive away from the venue and 16 miles west of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. We opted to park on the street rather than in the […]

Handgliding

Top 5 sky high activities in Meribel

The French Alps are a wonderous place. Not only are the incredible mountains a gift to behold but the skies above are a playground for the experienced and the brave. Here are our top five sky high activities in Meribel. Scenic helicopter rides Sightseeing and Tourist flights are available from a variety of operators in […]