Category: Travel Miscellany

The Kitzbühel Alpine Rally returns to the Austrian Tirol

The Kitzbühel Alpine Rally returns to the Austrian Tirol

The historic town of Kitzbühel in the Austrian Alps hosts an impressive array of events each year, spanning countless sporting, cultural, music and family themed festivals. As Covid restrictions ease, many favourites are returning this summer and autumn, including the 34th edition of the Kitzbüheler Alpenrallye classic car rally, which is set to take place […]

La Palma: The best destination to watch the 2021 Perseids meteor shower

La Palma: The best destination to watch the 2021 Perseids meteor shower

Known as the Isla Bonita, the beautiful island, La Palma has all the makings for a perfect night sky; altitude, dry air and a lack of light pollution, and local legislation ensures it will stay that way, making it the perfect location to watch this year’s Persiods meteor shower, one of the best celestial displays […]

Intercontinental Hotels 3rd night free promotion 2021

Intercontinental Hotels 3rd night free promotion 2021

Great news! The free night promotion of Intercontinental Hotels from early 2021 to June of this year has been extended until the end of December 2021. Guests who book for 3 nights’ stay during this time will only pay for 2 nights. The extended offer now means that guests can enjoy a long weekend at […]

Hilton Maldives Amingiri - Hilton's fourth resort in the Maldives

Hilton Maldives Amingiri – Hilton’s fourth resort in the Maldives

Scheduled to open at the end of this year, Hilton Maldives Amingiri will mark the entry of Hilton’s flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand into the Maldives. It will be the fourth resort under the company’s portfolio of brands in the Maldives, joining Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island and SAii Lagoon Maldives, […]

Your guide to Dubrovnik's festivals

Your guide to Dubrovnik’s festivals

The Old City of Dubrovnik, with its incomparable beauty and interesting history, has been a continual source of inspiration for artists for generations. Dubrovnik is a lively town year-round with plenty of festivals and cultural events attracting locals and tourists alike – from exhibitions by international and Croatian artists in galleries to the theatre, dance […]

The best cocktail bars in Barcelona

The best cocktail bars in Barcelona

No one has ever gone thirsty in the city where vermuterías (vermouth bars) and cervecerías (breweries) can be found on every corner. Sometimes, however, the night calls for something a little different. From classy interiors adorned in vintage velvet, to modern, hidden haunts that require some in-the-know to discover, Barcelona has countless cocktail bars to […]

Is this the Maldives' most ethical burger?

Is this the Maldives’ most ethical burger?

Innovative island resort Amilla Maldives has revealed what is believed to be ‘The Most Ethical Burger in the Maldives’: a mouth-watering marriage of the finest ethically sourced meat, homemade gluten free bun and fermented pickle, homegrown salad and egg… and even ketchup homemade from organic, island-grown bananas and coconut sugar. The guilt-free burger has been […]

UK green list countries for Summer yacht charters in 2021

UK green list countries for Summer yacht charters in 2021

As of 4am on the 30th of June, the UK extended its green list of countries safe for vaccinated and COVID-negative travellers, increases the options for Britons to holiday away from home this Summer. These popular destinations include*: The Balearic Islands, Malta and the Madeira Islands in Europe Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, the British […]

Es Fum Restaurant, Mallorca

Restaurants in luxury Mallorca hotels featured in the Michelin Guide

Sometimes, it’s not just simply about getting away from it all, appreciating guaranteed sunshine, and feeling the sand between our toes.  It’s also about the opportunity to enjoy some wonderful food, and sampling local produce and perhaps some freshly caught seafood. One of the names associated with good food and restaurants is, of course, Michelin. […]

5 mouth-watering destinations for foodies

5 mouth-watering destinations for foodies

Just as a picture can paint a thousand words, a plate of food can showcase a thousand years of history. It can tell the tale of intermingling cultures, the forging of pioneering trade routes, the discovery of new techniques and ingredients… all while delighting and dazzling the palate. If the way to your heart is […]

Big Island dining experiences

Big Island dining experiences

The Big Island of Hawaii is renowned for beaches and the Volcanoes National Park. However, with visitors from all over the world for these two facets of the island, you can be sure that food has some unique takes on Hawaiian influence that you have not likely tasted before. These dining experiences are sure to […]

Top 5 mountain restaurants in the Trois Vallee

Top 5 mountain restaurants in the Trois Vallee

One thing is certain, if you spend any amount of time on the slopes at altitude, you’re going to develop a healthy apetite. With that in mind, you’d want to find the perfect spot for lunch. If you’re skiing in the Trois Vallee area, here are five suggestions you might like to try. I’ve lunched […]

Recipe of the week: Cedar plank Pacific Northwest salmon

Recipe of the week: Cedar plank Pacific Northwest salmon

The Pacific Northwest is abundant with all types of salmon, from chinook (also called king) and coho to copper river and sockeye. King is the highest in fat and is known for its silken texture. It takes two days to prepare this dish, due to the brining and letting the fish air dry. The salmon […]

Short stay: Ettington Park Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, UK

Short stay: Ettington Park Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, UK

Ettington Park Hotel is a grand palatial house, dripping with history, built on an epic scale in 40 stately acres of rural Warwickshire on the banks of the River Stour. A long tree-lined drive gives guests arriving by car the opportunity to take in glimpses of the towers and turrets of a country house that is […]

Unbeatable Tanzania safari deals

Unbeatable Tanzania safari deals

Whilst the pandemic does make travelling more complicated for most of us, those who have been lucky enough to get away have been spoilt. With the wilderness of Africa at their fingertips, it is arguably the best time to travel and visit these unspoilt areas. Without the normal number of tourists seen in a normal […]

Rothay Manor in the Lake District

Short stay: Rothay Manor, Ambleside, Lake District, UK

Rothay Manor is a wonderfully elegant Regency mansion which has become a boutique hotel at the heart of the Lake District. Privately owned by Jamie and Jenna Shails, the hotel is renowned for fine-dining going from strength to strength with Dan McGeorge creatively leading an impressive culinary team. Although the house remains true to its […]