Category: Travel Miscellany

Recipe of the week: Salmon belly ceviche with cornbread biscotti

Recipe of the week: Salmon belly ceviche with cornbread biscotti

While many people think of Spain when it comes to ceviche, the origin of the dish is actually Peru, where it is considered a national dish. The technique of chopping and mixing raw fish and meat in vinegar, citrus, and spices was brought to the Americas from Spain. This creative recipe turns ceviche on its […]

21 countries to visit in 2021

21 countries to visit in 2021

Following 2020, the year of staying at home, most of us are now yearning to travel again. As we bide our time through the darker winter months while vaccines are being rolled out, more people than ever are looking forward to travelling once more, whenever that may be. With so much culture and so many […]

Will the COVID-19 test become a hotel standard?

Will the COVID-19 test become a hotel standard?

We can see the light at the end of the tunnel and the opportunity to travel again soon. We have big hopes for the summer, with only a few more months to hang in there. We would all like to see normality restored – and finally have the opportunity to travel. Hotels and airlines are […]

Recipe of the week: Black mussels in tomato, coconut milk and lemongrass sauce

Recipe of the week: Black mussels in tomato, coconut milk and lemongrass sauce

Mussels are a fantastic adventurous dish because of their delicious flavor, affordability and simple cooking requirements. You can find fresh black mussels for about $5 per pound. This recipe calls for about $12 worth of this sea treasure. When shopping for mussels, make sure they are kept over and under ice, and that their shells […]

The luxury villa dining experience

The luxury villa dining experience

Food is an inseparable accompaniment to any travel or holiday experience. In luxury villa accommodations, dining is taken to a whole new level of exclusivity and personal touch. While some diners make reservations, drive themselves to 5-star restaurants, and wait for a table, villa vacationers instead have the restaurant experience brought right to the very […]

Recipe of the week: Almond cake with olive oils from Spain

Recipe of the week: Almond cake with olive oils from Spain

Olive oil is staple in any kitchen, with Spain being the world’s leading producer and exporter of the ingredient – nicknamed “liquid gold”. There are over 200 different olive tree varietals in Spain, and the versatile recipe component can be used in a variety of ways – from conserving, braising, sautéing, basting, sousing, stewing, roasting, comfiting, and […]

Win £20,000 / $27,000 / €22,000 in luxury travel advertising!

Win £20,000 / $27,000 / €22,000 in luxury travel advertising!

We know how tough the travel industry is finding it at the moment. Having worked in travel for more than 30 years myself, I’m acutely aware of how difficult it is for travel businesses right now. This is why we ran a competition towards the back-end of last year, to win £10,000 worth in travel […]

10 immunity boosting retreats in Asia

10 immunity boosting retreats in Asia

One thing the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us is that health is wealth. Taking good care of ourselves both physically and emotionally during these challenging times is essential. Yet, when travel resumes, is a simple beach holiday really going to be enough? Immune boosting retreats Immunity is the body’s innate ability to fight off disease. […]

Recipe of the week: Surf and turf

Recipe of the week: Surf and turf

Classic surf n turf, a kitsch combination if ever there was one, rides the line between Hellenistic hedonism and crassulent cacophony. And regardless of where Americans find themselves plucking this particular cord, its verisimilitude in popular food culture cannot be in doubt. Instead of the more ostentatious pairing of lobster and steak, wild Gulf White […]

A luxurious weekend getaway in Muskoka Lakes, Ontario, Canada

A luxurious weekend getaway in Muskoka Lakes, Ontario, Canada

I think we can all agree that we have been faced with many challenges in the year 2020, and that travelling plans have been affected tremendously.  As residents of Niagara Falls Canada, my husband and I have had to limit our travel and in order to cure the “travel bug” within us we have decided […]

Why adventure is good for your wellbeing

Why adventure is good for your wellbeing

Growing up, our parents always used to tell us to go outside and get some fresh air. While the main reason was probably to get some peace and quiet from our mayhem, the chance to explore the environment did wonders for our imagination, confidence and sense of fun. Whether climbing trees, playing sports or just […]

5 ski slope behaviours to avoid

5 ski slope behaviours to avoid

Skiing and snowboarding can be enjoyed for a lifetime without incident or injury. That said, there are factors that will increase our likelihood of mishap, and ironically many of these are behaviours or habits that we develop as we gain confidence and skills on the slopes. For the sake of our bodies, our longevity on […]

Where can Brits travel to in January?

Where can Brits travel to in January?

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is rolling out in the UK, which is positive, and good news for those eager to travel. In the meantime, there are still restrictions on where Brits can travel to in January.  But with January having some of the lowest temperatures in the UK, you may have a hankering to get out […]

5 ways to add a little luxury to your holiday on home turf

5 ways to add a little luxury to your holiday on home turf

With the ‘staycation’ trend set to continue well into the New Year, those in desperate need of a little indulgence may at first glance feel that the ‘finer touches’ are sparsely found in self-catering holidays on British soil. Whilst the ‘Great British holiday’ was once synonymous with seaside capers and fairly-average accommodation, the past decade […]

5 best luxury countryside hotels in Mallorca with great food

5 best luxury countryside hotels in Mallorca with great food

The real Mallorca has some enchanting hideaways and rural retreats set in rolling countryside, some with the World Heritage Tramuntana Mountains as their backdrop and others just a cycle ride away from the coast. There is a great choice! A love of food is synonymous with Mallorca and there are few places in Spain where […]

Luxury volunteer vacation Mexico

Where can Americans travel to in January?

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine has cleared its latest hurdle, with the FDA approving the vaccine for emergency use. This is clearly exciting, and good news for those eager to travel again. In the meantime, there are still restrictions on where Americans can travel.  With January having amongst the lowest temperatures, you may have a hankering to […]