Category: Travel Miscellany

5 reasons Basel should be on your radar

5 reasons Basel should be on your radar

When travelers think of Switzerland, the gorgeous scenery and skiing are often top of mind.  But what else is there to do?  Consider Basel!  Here are five reasons you should visit Basel during your next visit to Western Europe. The museums… obviously! Basel has a whopping number of museums (almost 40!) in this small, beautiful […]

Easter in Provence

Easter in Provence

Easter… the word conjures up Spring sunshine, cute rabbits, fluffy chicks and chocolate.  However, in the UK, the reality can also be the nightmare of a long school holiday break with torrential rain outside.  So, give yourselves a treat and head south.  Blue skies, balmy air, open spaces and even beaches await you in Provence….plus […]

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7 of the most romantic boltholes in the UK and Ireland

With it being the week of Valentine’s Day, love is in the air. From Highland castles reached by Rolls Royce, to Dartmoor thatched pavilions; here are some of the most seductive boltholes around the UK and Ireland for a surprise getaway with your loved one. Thyme Hotel, Gloucestershire Easily reachable from London but a world […]

Unwind like a Greek

Unwind like a Greek

When envisioning a holiday trip to anywhere in the world, people first tend to think about what to pack, the essentials that are necessary for that specific trip depending on the location and season. Once all that is figured out, people then tend to visualize how they will be passing their time, which towns and […]

5 South American foodie destinations worth sampling

5 South American foodie destinations worth sampling

Though well known as an incredible cultural and adventure destination, South America’s reputation for fine cuisine is much less recognized. This is changing rapidly, though, as this southern continent emerges as one of the trendiest food regions on the planet. Today, Latin America serves up everything from velvet-soft Colombian sea bass to melt-in-your-mouth Argentine beef […]

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5 of the best restaurants in Santiago de Chile

With its lunar landscape deserts to the north and its dazzling glacial mountain ranges to the south, Chile is a fabulous place to vacation. And if you know where to go, it’s also a great place to dine. Chilean cuisine is as diverse as its geography. Its innovatory chefs come armed with a blend of […]

Beach resorts and vegan food in Hua Hin, Thailand

Beach resorts and vegan food in Hua Hin, Thailand

Less than 3 hours drive from Bangkok are the golden sands of Hua Hin, a seaside destination that offers the perfect option for a weekend escape from the city. The options are endless with most major hotel and resort operators having properties in Hua Hin. For us though it was important that we would not […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

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A cheese lover’s guide to Barcelona

As a country, many consider Spain a relatively lesser-known nation of cheese compared to its European brothers and sisters, and although it may not host as many dairy delights as its French neighbours, Spain does offer its very own unique variety of tasty cheeses. Cheese trading in Spain dates all the way back to the […]

Light Festival, Lucerne: 7 reasons to put LILU in your 2020 diary

Light Festival, Lucerne: 7 reasons to put LILU in your 2020 diary

Lucerne is celebrating its first and highly successful Light Festival. From 10th to 20th January 2019, soft-lights shimmered across Lake Lucerne and this Swiss city’s beautiful architecture was highlighted by the installations. Throughout this historic city, in the centre of Switzerland, national and international artists created 18 beautiful and thought-provoking installations. In cold and dark […]

Take a peek behind Athens’ best stages

Take a peek behind Athens’ best stages

From the Ancient times until the present day, Greece is known for birthing the concept of the theater. Not Greece entirely, but Athens specifically. For the Ancient Athenians, live performances were a part of their everyday culture, bringing to life plays and poetry but it also had a broader sense. Theatrical performances included politics and […]

Travel video of the week: Supersonic air travel is finally coming back

Travel video of the week: Supersonic air travel is finally coming back

Supersonic air travel is back. 15 years after the Concorde was grounded, everyone from aerospace companies to NASA to small startups is working to bring back ultrafast civilian aircraft. The Verge takes a look at the engineering challenges that make supersonic flight so difficult, and try to figure out what’s different about this new generation […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

What's new and happening in Chicago

What’s new and happening in Chicago

Chicago welcomed over 57.6 million visitors in 2018, a growth of 4.3% over the previous year, resulting in a new tourism record. In 2019, Chicago will continue to wow visitors with its world-class theater, innovative culinary and mixology adventures, state-of-the-art hotels, premiere exhibits and more. This winter in Chicago, experience the Year of Chicago Theatre, […]

Short stay: Grosvenor House Suites by Jumeirah Living, Park Lane, London, UK

Short stay: Grosvenor House Suites by Jumeirah Living, Park Lane, London, UK

Situated on London’s exclusive Park Lane, overlooking iconic Hyde Park, Grosvenor House Suites by Jumeirah Living offers contemporary luxury residences just moments from all the best that London has to offer. With a level of sophistication and elegance that is not overly-stuffy, this special place perfectly combines the refined beauty of a historic London building […]

Travel video of the week: Sentinelese: world's most isolated tribe

Travel video of the week: Sentinelese: world’s most isolated tribe

Sentinelese are the world’s most isolated tribe. They are an uncontacted tribe living in North Sentinel Island, one of the Andaman Islands in the Indian Ocean. They vigorously reject all contact with outsiders. The Indian government abandoned altogether their plans to establish contact with Sentinelese. Many believe that it is vital to respect their wish […]