Category: Food and Drink

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 […]

5 must-visit restaurants for foodies in Franschhoek

5 must-visit restaurants for foodies in Franschhoek

Franschhoek is the food and wine capital of South Africa, and a food-lover’s dream destination. The town is home to some of the finest restaurants in the country, serving cuisine inspired by the area’s French heritage. If you’re a foodie on holiday in Franschhoek, a visit to one of these top restaurants is a must. […]

5 ways to honeymoon in luxury on Martha’s Vineyard

5 ways to honeymoon in luxury on Martha’s Vineyard

Want to start your new union off on the right foot? You could book a hotel in a busy city with a soundtrack of street noise. Or, you could opt for a luxurious, private stay in the glamorous and still gloriously secluded island of Martha’s Vineyard. Long a playground for royalty and celebrities alike, the […]

Extreme Christmas shopping: 7 luxurious shops in Carouge, Geneva

Extreme Christmas shopping: 7 luxurious shops in Carouge, Geneva

An original Superman cartoon? A hand-crafted dress? A Swiss clock with a 35,000 Swiss Francs price tag? Bespoke millinery? Pink pepper chocolates? How original will your gifts be this Christmas? And how deep are you pockets when it comes to stocking-fillers for your nearest and dearest? Strike off mundane items on your Christmas shopping list […]

9 great things to do in Cooperstown - a weekend getaway from NYC

9 great things to do in Cooperstown – a weekend getaway from NYC

Conveniently located only 3 ½ hours north of NYC, Cooperstown is the quintessential weekend getaway for the stressed New Yorker. The decidedly slower pace, natural beauty, quaint restaurants and hotels, partnered with the small-town atmosphere make this the perfect spot to take in a true slice of Americana, and to give yourself a break. There […]

9 highlights you won't want to miss when staying in Cape Town

9 highlights you won’t want to miss when staying in Cape Town

Cape Town sets the pace of an upbeat city where the Rainbow Nation fuses urban and outdoor into a melting pot. Discover the hidden gems of this city as you get to explore the city and its surrounds. 1. Cape of Good Hope Take the coastal road along the Atlantic Ocean and head towards the fishing […]

10 reasons why Occitanie may be the new Provence

10 reasons why Occitanie may be the new Provence

Looking out from Toulouse the map looks invitingly blank. For Occitanie is the “other South of France”, intensely French, a sun-warmed countryside where livestock outnumber people. Occitanie? It’s the administrative replacement for Languedoc-Rousillion and Midi-Pyrenees bureaucratically butchered at midnight on 31st January 2015. As Provence’s country sister, Occitanie does decadence in its own bucolic way – enjoying […]

10 essential South African dishes and where to find them

10 essential South African dishes and where to find them

Whether you’re referring to its diverse heritage or the colourful people who call it home, South Africa is big on flavour. From Table Mountain to Soweto, the country has a cultural identity entirely its own. But its tastiest offerings are the dishes you’ll sample in the various restaurants, delis and farmstalls along the way. Drawing […]

Charleston South Carolina

5 luxurious ways to experience Charleston

Charleston is in the midst of an exciting cultural renaissance with an exploding culinary scene bringing new life to neighbourhoods. Add to that gorgeous colonial mansions to lounge in and hip boutiques to explore and you’ve got a recipe for some seriously luxurious living. From oyster bars to champagne-fuelled helicopter rides – we’ve picked out […]

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Honeymoon in Bali? Here’s some planning advice

Bali, without doubt one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world right now. And rightly so. With so much variety of culture mixed with romantic settings and upmarket hospitality, it has everything required for an enjoyable and memorable honeymoon. But for those travelling from the UK and visiting Bali (and possibly Asia) for the […]

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