Category: Travel Miscellany

8 great reasons to visit the Great Lakes region this Summer

8 great reasons to visit the Great Lakes region this Summer

This year is set to be an exciting year for the Great Lakes region. From major anniversaries that will firmly put the region on the map, to some weird and wonderful attractions and exhibitions that will appeal to many an inner fandom. There really is something for everyone… here are 10 events to put in
Sani Gourmet Festival 2013

Sani Gourmet Festival 2013

The internationally acclaimed Sani Gourmet Festival has been announced for the 10th–19th May 2013. This year the Gourmet Festival, held at the luxurious Sani Resort in Greece, will be focusing on the evolution and development of traditional Greek dishes over the years, and how they have been passed on and evolved through the generations. This
Baros Maldives goes gourmet

Baros Maldives goes gourmet

Baros Maldives, the award winning, private boutique luxury resort in the Indian Ocean, has introduced a new gourmet menu in its all-day dining lagoon-view a la carte restaurant, Lime. This has been created by the recently appointed Executive Chef, Gabriël le Roux, and includes tropical versions of traditional favourites. The Lime Restaurant, open to all
10 things NOT to do on holiday

10 things NOT to do on holiday

Let’s face it, travelling can cost a hefty amount of money and you want to put your time abroad to good use. You don’t want to be worrying about what you should and shouldn’t do during your time away, which is why we’ve put together this handy list of 10 things NOT to do on
Paris: a gourmand’s guide

Paris: a gourmand’s guide

French cuisine is known and celebrated the world over, and Paris certainly deserves its status as the centre of the country’s culinary universe. But whether you are seeking the finest in fresh produce or keen to pick up some gastronomic treasures to bring home to friends and family, it helps to have some inside knowledge
How to write good

How to write good

It’s Friday and the weekend is just around the corner, so time for a little fun and a slight deviation away from travel writing (well, from the travel bit, at least). I recently stumbled upon this guide on “How to write good” and am sharing it here in the hope that it will be appreciated
Peru's Cena de Oro - one of the finest dining experiences ever?

Peru's Cena de Oro - one of the finest dining experiences ever?

In English, “Cena de Oro” is simply translated as “Gold Dinner”. And it’s the name given to one of the finest dining experiences you’ll find in South America. It’s so exclusive that it’s available only by special request and is not even publicly advertised. Coque Ossio – one of Peru’s leading chefs – is the
5 Tuscan wines to enjoy - after you’ve tried Chianti

5 Tuscan wines to enjoy - after you’ve tried Chianti

A visit to Tuscany of course involves indulging in the regions simple, fresh delicious cuisine along with a great bottle of Chianti. Chianti is the most well-known wine region in Tuscany, famed for their eponymous wines produced from the Sangiovese grape. But there are many other fantastic wines to discover on your Tuscan adventure! Venture
Top 10 places in Africa to visit this Easter

Top 10 places in Africa to visit this Easter

Have you still not yet planned what you’re doing this Easter? Easter has a social and spiritual dimension in Africa, and is a time when families love to come together. If you are looking to get away with your family this Easter – or perhaps just as a couple – then here are 10 fantastic
See London's Pompeii exhibition, then visit the site itself on an expert-led Amalfi cruise

See London's Pompeii exhibition, then visit the site itself on an expert-led Amalfi cruise

In 2013, Peter Sommer Travels offers discerning travellers a unique opportunity. Only this year, is it possible to combine a visit to the British Museum’s sensational exhibition Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum with a cruise around the Bay of Naples, to experience those famous sites, destroyed and thus preserved for posterity by the
Photograph of the week: Undersea blessing at Villasimius, Sardinia

Photograph of the week: Undersea blessing at Villasimius, Sardinia

In this picture you can see the most amazing celebration of a mass in the world. Among these divers there is a priest praying in front of a Virgin Mary statue located 10 metres below sea level in Sardinia, along the seabed of Isola di Cavoli, a few kilometers off the coast of Villasimius. Sardinia
10 definitions of 'luxury travel' from within the industry

10 definitions of 'luxury travel' from within the industry

How do you define luxury travel? People’s perceptions of what makes travel luxurious seems to vary wildly, so we asked 10 people who work in the industry to tell us what luxury travel means to them. Their responses provide an interesting insight into perceptions from within the industry. If you’re not one of the ten
7 Italian food and wine events you really shouldn't miss this Spring

7 Italian food and wine events you really shouldn't miss this Spring

Love food? Love Italy? Then get yourself along to Italy this Spring! There’s a whole host of gourmet events taking place and here we’ve rounded up 7 of the best foodie festivals to whet your appetite in the few months ahead, covering everything from fresh fish (see ‘Slow Fish’ below) to fried food (see ‘Fritto
7 top tips for travel PR companies pitching to bloggers

7 top tips for travel PR companies pitching to bloggers

A while ago I wrote an article titled 7 top tips for running a successful travel blog.   It proved quite popular so hear I am back again, but this time with a slightly different slant on things.  As a travel blogger, I receive pitches from PR companies on a daily basis – often many
A Mini break in New York... literally!

A Mini break in New York... literally!

One hotel in New York has come up with a quirky way to attract high end customers through its doors. If you book a Suite at The Peninsula New York, you’ll have access to a chauffeur driven Mini Cooper S Clubman as a complimentary amenity! It might feel like a scene from The Italian Job as you
Ethical luxury: the world's only organic caviar

Ethical luxury: the world's only organic caviar

Black sturgeon caviar has been a luxury delicacy for centuries, though it is only in the past couple of decades that our taste for it has driven the sturgeon, an ancient species with a history of at least 250 million years, to near extinction. Despite a temporary and partial ban on wild sturgeon fishing in