Category: Travel Miscellany

A new slow food map for Formentera

A new slow food map for Formentera

To help post-COVID visitors savour the best of Formentera, the island’s tourism board has launched mapa-slow-food-2020, highlighting its traditional cuisine, local products and distinct flavours. The smallest of the Balearic Islands, Formentera, has long been recognised for its slow and laid-back way of life. Thanks to a great variety of fresh seafood, organic produce and […]

Vegan friendly luxury in Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam

Vegan friendly luxury in Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam

As veganism continues to grow exponentially worldwide, we can now enjoy a vegan luxury travel experience at some of the finest hotels and resorts. When it comes to vegan friendly luxury in Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam, the following selection including city hotels and an island resort have got you covered. Each of them have either […]

5 reasons to visit central Spain

5 reasons to visit central Spain

The epicentre of Spain defines so much of the culture that flows from here to its borders and coastlines. Journey into the provinces that circle Madrid and you will discover a way of life that has refused to bend to the demands of mass tourism. Segovia, Avila, Toledo, Cuenca, Soria; these provinces are pure Spain. […]

10 of the best things to do in Ireland

10 of the best things to do in Ireland

A small island that packs a beautiful punch. People travel from far and wide to play a round of golf on an Irish ‘green’, visit the world’s largest Titanic experience, and search for the ‘luck of the Irish’. Yet there is so much more to this vibrant, verdant land, home to breathtaking landscapes, fascinating history, […]

Recipe of the week: Cioppino seafood stew

Recipe of the week: Cioppino seafood stew

Cioppino done maximum flavor style! This dish was inspired by its complex history. Cioppino was developed in the late 1800s by Italian immigrants who fished off Meiggs Wharf and lived in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco, many from the port city of Genoa. When a fisherman came back empty handed, they would walk […]

Iceland opens its borders to the entire world (if vaccinated)

Iceland opens its borders to the entire world (if vaccinated)

This month’s post will be a little more ‘breaking news’ style than normal. But for good reason. Iceland, as of the 19th of March 2021, will officially open its borders to anyone (and I mean anyone) around the world who has been double vaccinated or has a certificate confirming you have antibodies. Read on to […]

Recipe of the week: Lobster bisque en croûte

Recipe of the week: Lobster bisque en croûte

A perfectly prepared lobster bisque can be the most comforting of all comfort foods. Our version is high on flavor with plenty of richness – from the soup’s texture and taste, to our pastry cover. For those who may not be as familiar, the French term bisque refers to a smooth, creamy, highly seasoned soup, […]

Face masks at airports

Important checks to do before your next international trip

It’s probably been a while since you last dusted down your luggage. But the future is – fingers crossed – starting to look a littler rosier and, all being well, you’ll hopefully soon be travelling again. But before you do, there are a number of things you might like to check. The pandemic has turned […]

Top 5 ski resorts for Michelin-starred restaurants

Top 5 ski resorts for Michelin-starred restaurants

Like a moth to a flame, restauranteurs are inclined to go where the money is. It makes sound business sense. There’s no point opening a swish establishment and employing a top rated chef if the clientele isn’t there to support the venture. It’s no surprise then that most of the Michelin starred restaurants happened to […]

Marc Fosh Food

Mallorca’s 9 Michelin stars

Over the last two decades Mallorca has accomplished a culinary transformation. A complete overhaul from the tourist fare of old to one of the world’s most appetising destinations and not just for its World Heritage landscapes, pristine beaches, local culture and world class luxury hotels but also for it’s outstanding food scene. A wave has […]

It’s all about the people - a tribute to guides!

It’s all about the people – a tribute to guides!

I sit here finally thawing out after the snow has passed, and the UK’s current cold snap is finally coming to a close; but rain follows snow and there seems to be no let up now for days to come. It is times like these that I yearn more than ever to be back in […]

Recipe of the week: 30-minute seafood paella

Recipe of the week: 30-minute seafood paella

Although a well-loved dish all over the world, paella is best known for its Spanish and seafood roots. The “paella” itself translates to the special pan that is used to make the dish. For this 30 Minute Paella recipe, you can use any “paella” that you have already at home to recreate this European favourite! […]

Be happy and make a travel enquiry today!

Be happy and make a travel enquiry today!

All of the travel-related news recently in regard to being able to travel and book holidays is all a bit doom and gloom. But I am here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be that way at all. For many of us, the big fat problem about this pandemic is the fact that […]

COVID-19 coronavirus travel insurance: UK providers that offer cover

COVID-19 coronavirus travel insurance: UK providers that offer cover

Choosing the right travel insurance policy for you was difficult enough in pre-pandemic times. With the COVID-19 coronavirus, there’s now an added layer of complexity. Here we highlight a number of UK travel insurance providers that offer some degree of cover for coronavirus. None of the policies listed below constitute recommendations – they are just […]

21 luxury travel trends to look out for in 2021 (and beyond)

21 luxury travel trends to look out for in 2021 (and beyond)

Although we are likely to be waiting at least a few months before we see any semblance of a return to normality when it comes to travel, there are certain luxury travel trends that are likely to pervade once we see that gradual return. The problems presented by COVID-19 certainly haven’t gone away yet, and […]

Recipe of the week: Salmon belly ceviche with cornbread biscotti

Recipe of the week: Salmon belly ceviche with cornbread biscotti

While many people think of Spain when it comes to ceviche, the origin of the dish is actually Peru, where it is considered a national dish. The technique of chopping and mixing raw fish and meat in vinegar, citrus, and spices was brought to the Americas from Spain. This creative recipe turns ceviche on its […]