Category: Food and Drink

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, […]

5 high end restaurants you need to visit on your next trip to Miami

5 high end restaurants you need to visit on your next trip to Miami

Between the beautiful beaches, subtropical weather, bright sunny days, thriving nightlife, and well-known Cuban food, it’s hard to pass up any opportunity to visit the wonderful city of Miami. Miami has been described as the “Capital of Latin America” and if you have ever been, you can see why. Miami has a heavy Cuban and […]

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The best restaurants in Vietnam for the luxury traveller

Vietnamese cuisine is distinct, mouth-watering and bursting with flavour. A divine concoction of sweet, salty, sour and hot flavours, not overly spicy, with rice, noodles, fresh vegetables and herbs all playing a big role; there’s no wonder that over the years it has become more and more popular around the world. With a staggering 500 […]

The top 5 fine dining restaurants in Barbados

The top 5 fine dining restaurants in Barbados

We know that good food is not the only ingredient of the perfect luxury holiday, but it really does help.  If you are in an unfamiliar area, playing the restaurant lottery can be somewhat nerve-wracking as somewhere that looks great from the outside could actually prove to be a dining experience you never wish to […]

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 […]

For skiing or Summer sunshine: the undiscovered wines of Savoie

For skiing or Summer sunshine: the undiscovered wines of Savoie

The Savoie Region is one of the more dispersed of the French wine growing regions being nestled around the northern Alps, south of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) and east of the Rhône.  It is also quite small by volume, encompassing only 2000 hectares of vines or about 0.5% of French wine production.  The vineyards are separated not […]

5 ways to eat like a local in Hanoi

5 ways to eat like a local in Hanoi

Want to eat like a local in Hanoi? As a city, Hanoi is changing rapidly from the old to the new, and its rapid transformation is reflected clearly in the food scene: while fancy restaurants continue to pop up everywhere, the old street food culture still continues to flourish. The markets of Hanoi’s old quarter, […]

Melia Braco Villa, Jamaica

5 great reasons to visit Jamaica this Winter

Beautiful, varied and unique, sunny Jamaica is a popular choice for a winter break. With its unique music scene, pristine beaches, laid-back culture and breathtaking landscape, this is a country that has everything you could want from an island escape. Here are just five reasons to visit Jamaica this winter. Stay at Melia Braco Village, […]

5 of the best vegan restaurants in Japan

5 of the best vegan restaurants in Japan

Traveling as a vegetarian is challenging, having to explain chicken isn’t a vegetarian diet (looking at you, Europe). Traveling as a vegan is even harder. Especially to Japan that places non-vegetarian produce at the center of its gastronomy. You can taste a refined fusion of different Umami in Japanese food culture, accentuated by meat and […]

The games suite at Grand Kameha

24 hours of luxury in Zurich

Zurich, Switzerland is consistently rated as a city with one of the highest qualities of living in the world. It’s no wonder, then, that it has become a popular destination for luxury breaks, with quaint architecture, abundant shopping and picturesque natural scenery. Here’s our guide for what do for 24 hours of luxury in Zurich. […]

10 things to do in the Catskills – a weekend getaway from NYC

10 things to do in the Catskills – a weekend getaway from NYC

Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful parts of New York State, the Catskill mountains play host to hundreds of thousands of visitors from NYC each year. The Catskills close proximity to the city, pristine nature, well developed tourist industry and affordable accommodations make it the perfect getaway for the ever stressed […]

Andalusian insights: Nerja

Andalusian insights: Nerja

Andalusian capitals such as Seville, Granada, Cadiz, Cordoba and Malaga all have a certain mystique about them, well known and well loved. But one of the most endearing things about Andalusia, inspiring that wonderful sense of wanderlust in adventurous travelers, is the proliferation of lesser known towns and villages across the region. The buzzy little […]

7 must-visit vineyards in New Zealand

7 must-visit vineyards in New Zealand

New Zealand’s temperate maritime climate is ideal for growing grapes, and sitting outside enjoying the wine that the grapes helped produce. New Zealand’s wineries are found in some of the most spectacular environments, including stunning coastlines, and rolling green hills. Cellar doors across this beautiful, unspoiled country are comfortable and approachable and the winemakers and […]

10 eating experiences you must have in Colombia

10 eating experiences you must have in Colombia

My expectations for food in Colombia were not high. I envisaged quite a bit of meat and a lot of black beans! I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food in Colombia – and it is generally amazing value! I visited Bogota, Cartagena, Medellin and La Macarena in my time in Colombia […]

St Malo: rock around the rocks

St Malo: rock around the rocks

St Malo is France in an oyster-shell. A Francophile’s dream – art galleries, beaches, café society, casino, crepes, haute couture, macaroons, patisserie, shellfish and wine.  Stylish Bretons treat it as a Parisian cat-walk in front of a dramatic Gothic backdrop. French gastronomy with an invigorating sea breeze.  St Malo is the very essence of France. […]

Top 5 luxury wine lodges in Argentina

Top 5 luxury wine lodges in Argentina

If, like the majority of the population, you enjoy a good glass of wine you simply must visit Argentina. World-renowned for its rich flavoured, smooth reds you’ll be spoilt for choice. Without question, the best way to experience the vineyards of this vast country is to stay at a luxury wine lodge a truly immerse […]