Category: Travel Miscellany

Top tipples of the Canary Islands

Top tipples of the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are not just renowned for their perennial sunshine, endless beaches and dramatically volcanic landscape, it is also famed for its sumptuous cocktails and wines. To savour the full essence of The Canary Islands, sampling some of the finest cocktails and wines is a must! So, why not leave the beer at home […]

Unique meetings and events in Dubrovnik

Unique meetings and events in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik… a city steeped in history, culture, and timeless beauty… and recently, one of the five best little towns in the world according to the Conde Nast Traveller. With several attractive locations and renowned venues, it is no surprise that it is one of the top places in the Mediterranean for meetings and events, not […]

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How to spend Halloween in Barcelona: History and traditions

Halloween in Barcelona is known as “Dia de los muertos”, in English; ‘Day of the Dead’, or ‘All Souls Day’. Instead of just a single- night celebration, here it is spread over three days! Although the kids in Spain do go out ‘trick or treating’, known as “truco o trato”, and the people still dress […]

Why give back on a luxury holiday?

Why give back on a luxury holiday?

Volunteering on a luxury holiday? Sounds like an oxymoron? Whilst the majority of overseas volunteer trips are geared around GAP year students who are OK with basic accommodation, they don’t need to have all the fun. It makes perfect sense that, if you have worked hard during the day, you have more than earned a […]

Flying from the UK to Spain (and back) during the pandemic - getting through the red tape

Flying from the UK to Spain (and back) during the pandemic – getting through the red tape

I recently flew from Manchester to Malaga in order to visit the luxury resort of Sotogrande and, given that many people are travelling overseas again for the first time in a long time, I thought it might be helpful to document my experience of all the ‘red tape’ in case it helps others who are […]

The sophistication of Sotogrande: the very best of Andalusian style

The sophistication of Sotogrande: the very best of Andalusian style

Hidden away in eight square miles of Andalucia is arguably the most exclusive resort in the whole of Spain – Sotogrande. This upscale destination on the Costa del Sol is a haven for the rich and famous and ten times the size of Monaco. Development of the resort began in the 1960s when Filipino-American entrepreneur […]

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La Mercè Festival, Barcelona: History and tradition

La Mercè is an annual festival that takes place in Barcelona, Spain. It has been an official city holiday since 1871, when the local government first organised a program of special activities to observe the Roman Catholic feast day of Our Lady of Mercy, or La Mare de Déu de la Mercè in Catalan. The […]

Top 5 Scottish drinks not to be missed

Top 5 Scottish drinks not to be missed

Water and whisky are the two top Scottish drinks. Some people enjoy one or the other straight, whilst others mix them. A bottle of pure water has become a constant companion for many of us over the past years so that we can avoid dehydration in order to stay fit and healthy. Other drinking delights […]

What to eat in Dubrovnik

What to eat in Dubrovnik

What makes a great Dubrovnik vacation? The UNESCO-listed old town, the cultural legacy, the natural beauty, the moderate Mediterranean temperature, and delightful Dalmatian cuisine. Foodies have long considered Dubrovnik, the Adriatic Sea’s crown jewel, to be an exceptional culinary destination in Croatia. It’s all about the fresh ingredients and simple recipes that have been handed […]

Discovering eco-luxury with Soneva

Discovering eco-luxury with Soneva

Soneva define luxury as ‘Peace, Time and Space’. The Soneva team work tirelessly to ensure that their guests experience this self proclaimed trio of definitions, which are ever present at their trio of unique, barefoot luxury resorts. From the moment of your arrival you will be invited to remove your shoes and embrace the ‘No […]

5 delicious après ski drinks suggestions

5 delicious après ski drinks suggestions

Après ski, those magical hours when a day to remember on the slopes is suitably complimented by the social activities and entertainments that follows. You have waited all year for the afternoons to roll into the evenings when you can reflect on a fabulous day on the mountain and indulge in your favourite après ski […]

King Khufu's 4,500-year-old solar boat transferred to Egypt's Grand New Museum

King Khufu’s 4,500-year-old solar boat transferred to Egypt’s Grand New Museum

The Grand Egyptian Museum is set to open in 2021 and, according to its website, it will be one of the world’s “biggest, most modern, and most famous museums.” It is also expected to attract roughly 15,000 visitors per day, which is three times the current number of visits to the Tahrir Square museum. The […]

UNESCO World Heritage Site hosts over 1,000 supercars and hypercars

UNESCO World Heritage Site hosts over 1,000 supercars and hypercars

Blenheim Palace will throw open its gates this week to give car enthusiasts a rare chance to marvel at more than 1,000 super and hypercars. And Sunday promises fun for all the family when the lawns of the UNESCO World Heritage Site play host to an astonishing collection of vehicles for Salon Privé Classic & […]

10 ways to feel nostalgic in New South Wales

10 ways to feel nostalgic in New South Wales

Many of us are daydreaming about holidays gone by right now, and where we might go next. Recapture the nostalgic spirit of the good old days of warm weather trips including farm stays, milkshakes and fish and chips on the sand. Whether you want to revisit your favourite camping spot or explore the vintage stores in country towns, here are 10 memory-making travel ideas across Sydney and NSW. Order an ice-cream […]

Top 5 culinary delights in Scotland

Top 5 culinary delights in Scotland

Good food is part and parcel of any holiday experience. Some people enjoy local produce such as herbs and ingredients which give a dish this distinctive taste different from the cuisine in one’s own home country. Others are intrigued by novel ways of food preparation and might try something new like unfamiliar side dishes or […]

The best 8 breakfasts to have in Rome

The best 8 breakfasts to have in Rome

Discovering the capital is like leafing through a history book, there is arguably more to see in Rome than in any other city in the world. Rome is also the perfect spot for indulging in delectable cuisine, enjoying café culture and people-watching. There is something satisfying all tastes in Roma, from avant-garde restaurants to unmissable […]