Category: Food and Drink

Discover where the rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef

Discover where the rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef

If you drive south from Port Douglas, Australia, hugging the coast on the Captain Cook Highway towards Cairns, you arrive at the Thala Beach Nature Reserve – where the World Heritage Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef. The Nature Reserve Hotel is located high on a private peninsular jutting out into the Coral Sea overlooking […]

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 […]

A Zakynthos itinerary that has everything you'll love

A Zakynthos itinerary that has everything you’ll love

Planning a holiday of a lifetime can leave you needing a holiday.  With so many attractions on offer, and only a week in the sun, it can be hard to know what to see for the best.  Zakynthos is no exception, there are myriad of amazing things to see and do, and you can be […]

7 reasons why Portugal is a must-visit foodie destination

7 reasons why Portugal is a must-visit foodie destination

As with many global cuisines, Portuguese cuisine has evolved over time and has adopted flavors and recipes from around the world. The country was a major player during the Age of Exploration, colonizing in South America, India, Africa, and parts of southeast Asia and the Pacific. With each new land discovery, ships returned to the mainland […]

5 reasons why Puglia is the perfect family holiday destination

5 reasons why Puglia is the perfect family holiday destination

There is no doubt that Puglia is the hottest place to visit in Italy at the moment in more ways than one! Certainly, its wonderful Mediterranean climate provides plenty of heat for much of the year, with long, hot Summers stretching from early May to September and with generally warm and pleasant temperatures even in […]

5 hotels in Southeast Asia that are VERY vegan friendly

5 hotels in Southeast Asia that are VERY vegan friendly

Many hotels and resorts are now able to cater for their vegan guests and those who wish to enjoy plant based cuisine, life is getting easier for vegan travel meaning the days of having to eat salad for dinner are a distant memory. However, these ‘5 hotels in Southeast Asia that are VERY vegan friendly’ […]

6 must-visit restaurants in Ecuador to pamper foodies

6 must-visit restaurants in Ecuador to pamper foodies

When many travelers think about Ecuador, the things that come to their minds are mainly adventure, volcanoes, Galapagos, Amazon Rainforest and World Heritage Site. However, nowadays its catching the attention of worldwide foodies. Ecuador gastronomy is so diverse as its ecosystems. Each of the four regions that formed this small country has their cuisine. This […]

5 vegan friendly luxury hotels in Indonesia

5 vegan friendly luxury hotels in Indonesia

Indonesia is a vast and diverse collection of islands with multiple luxury travel options that come in all shapes and sizes. Bali is the most popular destination with more than 5 million tourists heading there every year, we think that due to their proximity to each other, combining a trip to Bali with spending time […]

5 of Sonoma County's most exceptional wine tasting experiences

5 of Sonoma County’s most exceptional wine tasting experiences

According to the Wine Institute, in 1996 Americans drank 1.89 gallons of wine per capita. Twenty years later, this figure increased to 2.94 gallons. Now considered an important part of American culture, wine is so popular in the U.S.A. that there are 7,700 wineries spread across all fifty states. As wine drinking has become more […]

Autumn in Provence

Autumn in Provence

Autumn the best time of year to visit Provence? Quite possibly! For those of you who are looking for the perfect destination for an Autumn getaway, carry on reading to discover some of the highlights of this fabulous region in September, October & November along with details of some unmissable events that are well worth […]

Autumn in Andalusia: a guide to culture and cuisine

Autumn in Andalusia: a guide to culture and cuisine

There are many reasons to travel Andalusia in the autumn months, after the searing summer sun begins to pale, the crowds slowly dissipate, and the hillsides awaken from their summer dormancy for something of a second spring with a burst of colour. Cultural enthusiasts will enjoy better, more intimate access to the innumerable historic sites, […]

The top 5 destinations for wine lovers in Greece

The top 5 destinations for wine lovers in Greece

Once upon a time, in the ancient world, Greece was one of the most important winemaking regions. Wine is closely related to Greek culture and religion; from the ancient years until now it has been mentioned in important pieces such as in Homer’s “Iliad” and “Odyssey”, in Greek mythology where the Greek god of wine […]

What to order at a Greek taverna

What to order at a Greek taverna

Tourists from all over the world visit Greece every Summer raving about how beautiful the sea is, how the islands and the towns are even more mesmerizing in person than in pictures and how hospitable the Greeks actually are.  Then it’s time to eat. To taste the renowned Greek cuisine that has been praised by […]

Frankfurt: 10 reasons to visit this power city

Frankfurt: 10 reasons to visit this power city

You don’t get a soaring aspirational Skyscraper Skyline without earning it, without packing a punch. Nick-named Manhattan-am-Main, or Mainhattan, Frankfurt’s been at the heart of Europe for many, many centuries. Big deals are signed at the Frankfurt Book Fair – don’t even think of getting a hotel room then – and many Germans read the […]

Barcelona Cava

The best places to drink Cava in Barcelona

Barcelona’s answer to Prosecco, Cava takes its origins in this very region and forms a large part of its rich gastronomy. The name itself comes from the Catalan word for the caves where the drink was first stored during the fermentation process. Following an outbreak of phyllorexa in the mid 1800s, many wine producers turned […]

5 reasons why New Zealand could be the next food capital of the world

5 reasons why New Zealand could be the next food capital of the world

I admit when I arrived here in New Zealand more than 20 years ago, food was not something that impressed me or many people travelling from overseas. There was a time when the New Zealand dinner was based on a Sunday Roast with potatoes and wedge, sausages on a BBQ, or some fish and chips […]