Category: Food and Drink

The transformation of luxury hotels

The transformation of luxury hotels

According to the Oxford-English dictionary, a hotel is “an establishment providing accommodations, meals, and other services for travelers and tourists.” And that, in a nutshell, is what they’ve been since the early days of the hospitality industry. Even back in Roman times, inns were used to shelter, feed, and allow for a brief respite during […]

Danube highlights: an A-ROSA DONNA river cruise

Danube highlights: an A-ROSA DONNA river cruise

A long horizontal crimson-red rose, decorating the A-ROSA DONNA’s white hull, informs us that we have found our 100 cabin river cruiser at Engelshartzell, Austria. The 118-metre ship will be our home for the next five nights for a cruise that takes us on a dramatic section of the Danube through Vienna and out to […]

Connoisseur highlights: 5 tantalising experiences to try in New Zealand

Connoisseur highlights: 5 tantalising experiences to try in New Zealand

While New Zealand provides many a guest an outstanding holiday, it also provides lovers of luxury, connoisseurs of distinction and individuals of impeccable taste an exquisite opportunity to blend the finer things in life. From fine dining, helicopter cruises, fly-fishing and inspired shopping to gorgeous blue oceans, sea-food cruises and delicious wines, you can do […]

7 best hidden gems in Barcelona

7 best hidden gems in Barcelona

Barcelona is known throughout the world for its unique architecture, fashion, and beautiful weather along the northern Spanish Mediterranean coastline. However, beyond the normal tourist attractions and sights, you’ll discover a number of hidden gems tucked away from most visitors. From secrets bars to breathtaking hotels, with a city as old as Barcelona you’ll discover […]

6 reasons to explore Istria, Croatia on a private yacht charter

6 reasons to explore Istria, Croatia on a private yacht charter

While on a yacht charter, by including Pula or Rovinj, both of which are historic coastal towns in Istria, it is so easy to head inland for an afternoon or a day further into Istria as this is a region not to be missed. Once part of Italy, Istria is now a historic and cultural […]

5 unforgettable Cape Town foodie experiences

5 unforgettable Cape Town foodie experiences

Have you ever travelled to a lodge or area without checking on the quality of the cooking, only to be seriously disappointed after a few days of bland cuisine? We certainly have! With the exception of dedicated foodies, this detail can often go missing in our travel planning. Amazing food brings the local culture to […]

A guide to patisseries in Paris

A guide to patisseries in Paris

Paris is a magical city known for its fashion and, of course, food…in particular, the city’s over abundance of patisseries and boulangeries averaging one ever 100 meters.  For those with a sweet tooth and a love of carbs, here are a few tips and recommendations for your enjoyment. What is the difference between a patisserie […]

5 reasons Santorini is the ultimate destination

5 reasons Santorini is the ultimate destination

Santorini, or better known as one of the most Instagrammable destinations on earth, is an island that combines it all. Natural breathtaking beauty, luxury services to the highest level, impressive accommodations, mouthwatering dishes and romantic activities. So take your plus one and allow the island to guide you to all the must-see locations. Where to […]

Vegan delights in Paris and London

Vegan delights in Paris and London

Being based in Southeast Asia we get limited opportunities to visit Europe, but instead spend our time lusting after the vegan food and vegan friendly luxury hotels that we read about online. So when given the chance of a whistle stop tour of Paris and London during which time we would get to live out […]

5 reasons why it’s time to visit the Azores

5 reasons why it’s time to visit the Azores

Just a few years ago, the Azores started appearing in a handful of publications and articles with titles like, “remote islands that no one knows about” and “Europe’s Best Kept Secret.” Many people, especially North Americans could not point out this archipelago on a map. But for those in the know, the thought of a […]

An 'Oh La La' weekend escape to Paris

An ‘Oh La La’ weekend escape to Paris

There are never enough trips to Paris, the city of love, light, fashion, croissants and Champagne toasts. New luxury hotels, events, trends and, of course, classics, like an Oh la la ‘petit déjeuner’ overlooking the Eiffel Tower. Few cities can symbolize many cities, in just one, a luxury trip to the capital of France is always […]

7 reasons to visit Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

7 reasons to visit Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

Often called “The Jewel of the North”, Harrogate attracts visitors for its urban charms, stunning gardens and its position as a Gateway to the Dales. It is close to Nidderdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as the UNESCO world heritage site of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden. Within easy travelling […]

Short stay: The Alpina Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland

Short stay: The Alpina Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland

On completion of its construction in 2012, The Alpina Gstaad was the first five star hotel to be opened in Gstaad for over a century. Set in five acres in the Bernese Oberland, the hotel blends traditional Swiss architecture with contemporary flair – both inside and out. This 56-room luxury hotel is co-owned by Jean […]

7 fun things for families to do when visiting Lausanne

7 fun things for families to do when visiting Lausanne

With its rich and diverse tourism offering, its privileged position within the heart of Europe and its incredible location on the northern shore of Lake Geneva, the Olympic capital of Lausanne is not just a famous sporting city but also a cultural one that springs to life during the Summer months. The Summer is also […]

Short stay: Lausanne Palace, Lausanne, Switzerland

Short stay: Lausanne Palace, Lausanne, Switzerland

Built over a century ago, in 1915, the historic 140-room Lausanne Palace is a 5-star hotel in the Olympic city of Lausanne. A member of Swiss Deluxe Hotels and Leading Hotels of the World, this Belle Epoque hotel faces out towards the city at the front and enjoys Alpine vistas across Lake Geneva (which goes […]

5 reasons to visit the Algarve this Autumn

5 reasons to visit the Algarve this Autumn

Autumn is a lovely time to visit the Algarve with temperatures typically 20-25 degrees Centigrade throughout September and October, with bright sunshine. Here, Algarve Tourism share with us a number of events going on this during this period to make your visit memorable. Algarve Nature Festival The annual Algarve Nature Fest will take place on […]