Category: Travel Miscellany

Celebrating Day of the Dead in Mérida

Celebrating Day of the Dead in Mérida

The biggest celebration in Mexico, the Day of the Dead (Hanal Pixan), takes place between 28th October and 2nd November and is becoming so popular, even London had its very own festival in 2017, sponsored by the popular restaurant chain Wahaca. The festival paid special tribute to victims of the tragic Earthquake in Mexico City […]

10 things to do in the Catskills – a weekend getaway from NYC

10 things to do in the Catskills – a weekend getaway from NYC

Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful parts of New York State, the Catskill mountains play host to hundreds of thousands of visitors from NYC each year. The Catskills close proximity to the city, pristine nature, well developed tourist industry and affordable accommodations make it the perfect getaway for the ever stressed […]

Andalusian insights: Nerja

Andalusian insights: Nerja

Andalusian capitals such as Seville, Granada, Cadiz, Cordoba and Malaga all have a certain mystique about them, well known and well loved. But one of the most endearing things about Andalusia, inspiring that wonderful sense of wanderlust in adventurous travelers, is the proliferation of lesser known towns and villages across the region. The buzzy little […]

7 must-visit vineyards in New Zealand

7 must-visit vineyards in New Zealand

New Zealand’s temperate maritime climate is ideal for growing grapes, and sitting outside enjoying the wine that the grapes helped produce. New Zealand’s wineries are found in some of the most spectacular environments, including stunning coastlines, and rolling green hills. Cellar doors across this beautiful, unspoiled country are comfortable and approachable and the winemakers and […]

10 eating experiences you must have in Colombia

10 eating experiences you must have in Colombia

My expectations for food in Colombia were not high. I envisaged quite a bit of meat and a lot of black beans! I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food in Colombia – and it is generally amazing value! I visited Bogota, Cartagena, Medellin and La Macarena in my time in Colombia […]

St Malo: rock around the rocks

St Malo: rock around the rocks

St Malo is France in an oyster-shell. A Francophile’s dream – art galleries, beaches, café society, casino, crepes, haute couture, macaroons, patisserie, shellfish and wine.  Stylish Bretons treat it as a Parisian cat-walk in front of a dramatic Gothic backdrop. French gastronomy with an invigorating sea breeze.  St Malo is the very essence of France. […]

Top 5 luxury wine lodges in Argentina

Top 5 luxury wine lodges in Argentina

If, like the majority of the population, you enjoy a good glass of wine you simply must visit Argentina. World-renowned for its rich flavoured, smooth reds you’ll be spoilt for choice. Without question, the best way to experience the vineyards of this vast country is to stay at a luxury wine lodge a truly immerse […]

5 outstanding Six Senses resorts in southeast Asia

5 outstanding Six Senses resorts in southeast Asia

With a mission to “create exceptional guest experiences in stunning settings “Six Senses have long been associated with offering exemplary service in extraordinary locations; the Six Senses style of luxury travel is delivered in a manner that truly compliments the natural beauty of the surroundings by ensuring that the impact on the environment is minimal. […]

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Top 5 sushi restaurants in Barcelona

Did somebody say sushi?! A favourite of many, sushi always makes for great eating whether it’s for lunch, dinner or simply just a snack. Barcelona is buzzing with international eateries including a handful of great sushi restaurants, but these can sometimes be difficult to find. So, if you fancy a break from Spanish and Catalan […]

London to New York: now more comfortable than ever

London to New York: now more comfortable than ever

Thanks to a partnership between national carrier British Airways and leading lifestyle brand The White Company, travellers on the airline’s flagship route between London Heathrow and New York JFK are enjoying exclusive luxury with a better-than-ever sound night’s sleep in the sky. (New York also happens to be where The White Company has opened its […]

Luxury vacation rentals turn Disney World into a celebrity hangout

Luxury vacation rentals turn Disney World into a celebrity hangout

Disney World has always had global appeal, the much-loved cartoon characters brought to oversized life are popular with children and adults alike. There is probably not a parent on the planet that hasn’t had the heartstrings tugged by a kid that just wants to see Mickey, Pluto and friends.  To be fair, it is a […]

Video of the week: A spirited journey to Kyoto’s most isolated restaurant

Video of the week: A spirited journey to Kyoto’s most isolated restaurant

Fuyoh Kobayashi is a master calligrapher and owner of the famed Shoraian restaurant in Japan. Located in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Shoraian is perched on the edge of a mountain overlooking the Oi River and can only be reached by foot. To call Shoraian simply a restaurant sells it short. Visitors come as much for the celebrated […]

6 reasons to visit the Yucatan Peninsula

6 reasons to visit the Yucatan Peninsula

The view from the window of the new Dreamliner showed a thick green carpet below as we landed into Cancun airport. Quite surprising, since my perception of Mexico had been one of deserts and cacti, probably obtained from watching too many westerns. The Yucatan Peninsula is an altogether different place, full of lush vegetation, with […]

Video of the week: Travel more and buy less

Video of the week: Travel more and buy less

We live in a world of consumption. Before you buy your next item for your “man cave” or “she shed”, think again. Adventure and exploration is the best way to learn and expand your horizons. The idea here is simple and enlightening, that one should have a passport full of stamps rather than a house […]

9 reasons why it's great in Grenoble

9 reasons why it’s great in Grenoble

This year, Forbes declared Grenoble one of Europe’s top 5 inventive cities, and with a growing amount of student engineers, it’s been giving Silicon Valley a run for its money. In 2016 it was voted the best city in France to be a student, as well as having the highest level of accessibility for wheelchair […]

6 ways to enjoy New Orleans in Winter

6 ways to enjoy New Orleans in Winter

New Orleans has its own personality any time of the year, but the winter season in the Big Easy offers visitors a chance to experience attractions that aren’t offered during the peak summer months. New Orleans is not only one of the largest cities in Louisiana, but is also the Gulf of Mexico’s busiest northern […]

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