Category: Events

Takayama Festival

7 celebrations around the world

It seems like every day, somewhere in the world, a celebration of some form is underway. Many of these festivals are known around the globe and form the crux of a trip to that destination. Others are more low-key, local affairs that you may just stumble upon while out and about. Here are seven celebrations […]

Andalusian Spring comes early, bring on the fiestas!

Andalusian Spring comes early, bring on the fiestas!

Winters in Andalusia are as mild as they come, and the sense of the spring season seems to linger for half of the year. The sun bathes this southernmost region of Spain for more than 300 cloudless days each year, giving Andalusia bragging rights for mainland Europe’s best climate. Spaniards have a definite penchant for […]

Spring in the Lake District

Spring in the Lake District

It is almost time for brightly coloured Easter eggs, heavily scented Spring blooms and lots of fun family activities. Yes, Spring is just around the corner and here is some of what awaits you in the Lake District. Daffodils on Ullswater’s shore  The brightly coloured, cheery and wonderfully scented blooms of the Lake District’s famous […]

Looking ahead to Summer in Provence

Looking ahead to Summer in Provence

As winter gives way to the promise of Spring, what better time to start thinking about the joys of Summer? And, where better to spend time during those balmy months than Provence? Here you will find fabulous cities, glorious villages and the most scenic of coastlines and, if that were not enough to tempt you, […]

Could April be the best month to visit Amsterdam?

Could April be the best month to visit Amsterdam?

If you love flowers and partying, although perhaps not at the same time, then yes it is! And with a new direct Eurostar service up and running for 2018, there really isn’t much stopping you. There is no better time to visit a city, than when the locals are celebrating their beloved King’s birthday. In […]

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 […]

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 […]

Plaça de Catalunya

Christmas and New Year in Barcelona

If you’re thinking about spending the Christmas season in the European gem that is Barcelona, then think no further, as the city turns into a winter wonderland for both its visitors and locals. Although snow tends to be off the agenda in Barcelona, the weather does indeed get colder and the ambience of the city […]

8 festive Christmas events on the East Coast

8 festive Christmas events on the East Coast

The United States festively celebrates the holiday season, from coast to coast. Because it’s impossible to compare all of the events over this expansive nation, we’ve zeroed in on the East Coast with 8 events we hope you’ll love. Omni Grove Park Inn National Gingerbread House Competition – Asheville, NC Every year, the biggest gingerbread competition […]

Christmas in Provence

Christmas in Provence

It’s almost that time of year… Christmas is on the horizon and I for one can’t wait! It’s a wonderful time to visit Provence with plenty of things to see and do. An almost palpable sense of excitement can be felt as people take time out to visit the numerous Christmas markets and partake in […]

5 Big Island food festivals to look out for 2018

5 Big Island food festivals to look out for 2018

One of the best places for food and cultural festivals is the Big Island of Hawaii. The reasons are simple – the festivals really get the community behind them so it’s a big production, and after the festival or before, the Big Island has almost endless exploring and relaxing options. And, as Hawaii is trying […]

Winter in Provence

Winter in Provence

When you think of Provence you might well think of warm, sunny days, lavender fields and cold glasses of Rose. With only a couple of weeks until November and the real onset of Winter here in Provence, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to dispel the myth that the only really good time to visit […]

5 reasons to celebrate Christmas in Edinburgh

5 reasons to celebrate Christmas in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is at its most magical around the festive season, which is why it continues to draw visitors who are captivated by the variety of experiences the city has to offer. Here are just five reasons to celebrate Christmas in Scotland’s capital. Light up the town For the past two years Edinburgh’s street of light […]

The Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival

The Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival

Cigar smoking as a pastime is gaining popularity compared to five years ago. The reasons are simple – a pleasant experience generally with good friends in a relaxed atmosphere with an adult beverage. And, it is an activity that cigar smokers enjoy while traveling. With over 2200 in attendance, The Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival held […]

Top 5 things to do in Luang Prabang, Laos

Top 5 things to do in Luang Prabang, Laos

In between Vietnam and Thailand, Laos is lesser-known and lesser-discovered, but no less interesting than its pair of famous neighbours. As a long thin country that also touches China to the north and Cambodia to the south, the landscape varies wildly; from thickly-forested areas to more tropical surrounds with plunging waterfalls and thousands of islands. […]

17 of the latest luxury developments in Dubai

17 of the latest luxury developments in Dubai

With the world’s biggest ferris wheel rising, hotel expansions at Atlantis, The Palm in excess of £77m and Damac’s new luxury property due to open this year, it is an exciting time to be in Dubai. Have your breath taken away by the mesmerizing performances of La Perle as they begin their first shows or […]