Category: Food and Drink

London to New York: now more comfortable than ever

London to New York: now more comfortable than ever

Thanks to a partnership between national carrier British Airways and leading lifestyle brand The White Company, travellers on the airline’s flagship route between London Heathrow and New York JFK are enjoying exclusive luxury with a better-than-ever sound night’s sleep in the sky. (New York also happens to be where The White Company has opened its […]

Video of the week: A spirited journey to Kyoto’s most isolated restaurant

Video of the week: A spirited journey to Kyoto’s most isolated restaurant

Fuyoh Kobayashi is a master calligrapher and owner of the famed Shoraian restaurant in Japan. Located in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Shoraian is perched on the edge of a mountain overlooking the Oi River and can only be reached by foot. To call Shoraian simply a restaurant sells it short. Visitors come as much for the celebrated […]

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 […]

9 reasons why it's great in Grenoble

9 reasons why it’s great in Grenoble

This year, Forbes declared Grenoble one of Europe’s top 5 inventive cities, and with a growing amount of student engineers, it’s been giving Silicon Valley a run for its money. In 2016 it was voted the best city in France to be a student, as well as having the highest level of accessibility for wheelchair […]

6 ways to enjoy New Orleans in Winter

6 ways to enjoy New Orleans in Winter

New Orleans has its own personality any time of the year, but the winter season in the Big Easy offers visitors a chance to experience attractions that aren’t offered during the peak summer months. New Orleans is not only one of the largest cities in Louisiana, but is also the Gulf of Mexico’s busiest northern […]

The 5 best prohibition bars in NYC

The 5 best prohibition bars in NYC

On January 16, 1920 the 22nd Amendment was put into effect banning the sale and consumption of alcohol in the United States. As Prohibition agents patrolled the streets of New York City, illegal practices and criminal activity ran rampant. During the 13 years of Prohibition, more than 15,000 speakeasy bars were opened. Although many of […]

It's raining Michelin stars over Spain

It’s raining Michelin stars over Spain

On 24th November in Tenerife, Canary Islands, the Michelin guide announced the Spanish restaurants honoured with stars for 2018. In a gala event at the Ritz-Carlton it was revealed that two restaurants in Spain can newly boast the three star accolade, the highest award offered, bringing the total to an impressive 11 three star establishments […]

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5 exquisite wine estates in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley in South Africa

When Belinda Carlisle sang her hit: ‘Ooh, heaven is a place on earth, they say in heaven, love comes first’, she surely did not know about the Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) Valley near Hermanus! Otherwise she would perhaps have sung: ‘They say in heaven, wine comes first’! Until 2006 this part was known as Walker […]

Why Umbria should be your next holiday destination

Why Umbria should be your next holiday destination

Umbria might not be as popular as its well-known neighbour (Tuscany, in case you’re wondering) but that shouldn’t put you off visiting. If anything, it should encourage you. It’s just as beautiful, but with fewer tourists and better food. Being smaller, it’s easier to explore — and being less travelled, you’re far more likely to […]

5 Lake District Christmas traditions

5 Lake District Christmas traditions

The Lake District is home to some of the most beautiful, quintessentially English villages and towns in Britain and is a wonder to visit over Christmas. In the north, the glut of festive lights of Keswick gives out a merry signal; the welcoming warmth of Grasmere in the central Lake District draws visitors together in […]

A dozen things to do on Lake Como

A dozen things to do on Lake Como

Lake Como is the third largest of the lakes in Italy. Measuring approximately 46 kilometres in length, it may not be as large as it’s neighbours Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore, but it is surprisingly deep. Measuring over 400 metres in depth, it is in fact one of the deepest lakes in the whole of […]

5 vegan luxury experiences in Bali

5 vegan luxury experiences in Bali

The island of Bali conjures up images of tropical beaches, majestic volcanos and lush natural beauty, once you escape from the congested streets of Denpasar and the busy tourist areas in the South, you really can find your very own slice of paradise on this popular Indonesian island. And for vegan travellers, or those wanting […]

5 travellers who should visit Madagascar

5 travellers who should visit Madagascar

Madagascar – the fourth largest island in the world – is an absolute must-see for those wanting to experience a destination which is, without exaggeration, completely unlike any other. 160 million years ago, as the Gondwana supercontinent broke up, Madagascar lost physical contact with Africa but remained close, while Antarctica, Australia, and India drifted far […]

5 unique luxury adventures to discover in Knoxville, Tennessee

5 unique luxury adventures to discover in Knoxville, Tennessee

I was watching the bartender smoke my whiskey Old Fashioned, and the entire bar smelled like burning wood on a cold Appalachian day. On the bar top of the Drawing Room at The Tenneeseean, a new luxury hotel in Knoxville, TN, a large copper and glass box swirled with dusky smoke around an Old Fashioned […]

Staying relaxed... with a staycation

Staying relaxed… with a staycation

We’re all familiar with the travel giant Expedia and how it serves as a one-stop shop for booking flights, hotels, car hire and package holidays. It’s led the way in online travel since before the millennium, having originally formed in 1999. But did you know that Expedia also has a dedicated staycation section on its […]

10 reasons to choose Puglia for your next holiday in Italy

10 reasons to choose Puglia for your next holiday in Italy

2017 was a record season for Italy in terms of tourist numbers. According to figures released by Federalberghi and the Cultural Ministry in Italy, over 48 million people spent a night in an Italian hotel this Summer whilst a further 3 million spent the night in AirBnB accommodation, an increase of over 20% year on […]