Category: Travel Miscellany

10 of the best virtual tours so you can still explore the world

10 of the best virtual tours so you can still explore the world

Recently, I sat and thought about some of the reasons why I travel (and these days I have more time to sit, and think, than to travel). I realized a few interesting things. Why do I travel? Well, clearly to escape and explore. But, also to embrace and understand other cultures, to free my mind, […]

Discover the 5 best wines in Provence

Discover the 5 best wines in Provence

Let me take you on a journey. It’s a COVID-19 era trip without flights, trains, suitcases or hotel rooms. And with travel banned, rather than a passport, you’ll need just a glass of wine and a little imagination to hop over borders. The French speak of tipicité and terroir. By this they mean that a […]

5 things to eat in Vietnam (and one you might not want to)

5 things to eat in Vietnam (and one you might not want to)

Part of being an adventurous traveler is getting out of your comfort zone, trying new things, and embracing the fact that you may not find the foods or creature comforts that you are used to. It’s hard to be completely immersed in a new culture without sampling the cuisine, and in Vietnam, you’ll want to […]

Luxury travel news this week: Coronavirus update

Luxury travel news this week: Coronavirus update

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

New travel industry COVID-19 coronavirus support group

New travel industry COVID-19 coronavirus support group

Whether it be the global financial crisis, war and political stability, terrorism or other virus outbreaks, the travel industry has been through the mill at times but it has always demonstrated its resilience and bounced back. The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has a rather different feel to it, though, with the impacts upon the industry being […]

British Airways increases flights from China to tackle PPE shortages in the UK

British Airways increases flights from China to tackle PPE shortages in the UK

British Airways is increasing the number of cargo-only flights from China to the UK to 21 a week, up from 13 last week, as demand for PPE (personal protection equipment) continues to rise. From May, fourteen flights each week will depart from Shanghai, and seven from Beijing, carrying cargo in the hold and, where possible, […]

Supporting New York's bars, cafés and restaurants with 'Dine in NYC'

Supporting New York’s bars, cafés and restaurants with ‘Dine in NYC’

NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization, today announced the launch of Dine in NYC. The digital initiative encourages those who are able to, to continue to patronize more than 200 select, currently open bars, cafés and restaurants—located in 62 neighborhoods across all five boroughs and serving 27 distinct cuisines*—by gathering the […]

Explore Fairbanks, Alaska on a virtual vacation

Explore Fairbanks, Alaska on a virtual vacation

Grab a front row seat and start your virtual vacation now. Explore Fairbanks is showcasing five brand new virtual experiences including an exhilarating dog sled ride through a snowy pristine forest, a float down the Chena River on that perfect Summer day and a panoramic mountain scene from nearby Murphy Dome. In addition, you can […]

6 Chilean sights, places and activities to see on your trip

6 Chilean sights, places and activities to see on your trip

In this current coronavirus climate, our minds wander to where we should next go once this has all ended and travelling is a joy once again. Maybe you’ll look for culture, or places to truly get away from it all. Or how about natural landscapes that will take your breath away. I believe Chile has […]

Planning a family visit to Paris, post COVID-19

Planning a family visit to Paris, post COVID-19

With more time on our hands, now is a great opportunity to get inspiration for your next trip to Paris! Planning a visit to Paris with the entire family? As one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, The French capital welcomes million of visitors a year, including many families with children. Paris […]

Luxury island resorts perfect for a post-COVID-19 retreat

Luxury island resorts perfect for a post-COVID-19 retreat

We are all living throughout these strange times where nothing is the same. It is a unique period during which we all need to take a step back from our busy lives and do everything we can to stay safe, stay healthy and stay sane. For the vast majority this means staying at home, so […]

Culinary excellence is still available in San Francisco

Culinary excellence is still available in San Francisco

Under the current shelter-in-place order, people in San Francisco still get to dine on some of the best food anywhere as the city’s restaurants retool their culinary excellence for takeout service. Here are just some of the many ways San Francisco is combining culinary resilience and innovation. Gourmet takeaways There are adored eateries in every […]

2020: the year we re-write the tourism industry

2020: the year we re-write the tourism industry

The current COVID-19 situation is disrupting many things, but one area was the most vulnerable one: that is tourism and travel around the globe. We can say with confidence that this is unprecedented in many ways. A chain reaction of closing borders and in many cases complete shut downs have taken place in some cases […]

Enjoy a taste of Provence at home

Enjoy a taste of Provence at home

Another month and coronavirus continues to dominate the news. The lockdown’s being experienced by countries around the world have for the most part remained in place which of course has put paid to the best of laid travel plans for millions. Here in France, President Macron has announced that there will be a partial let […]

Amidst COVID-19 - here's why now is the best time to book your next ski trip

Amidst COVID-19 – here’s why now is the best time to book your next ski trip

Most likely the furthest thing from everyone’s mind is planning travel abroad. And rightly so with an aggressive pandemic, closed boarders and dormant airlines. It may then seem ludicrous to even allow the notion of planning next winter’s ski trip enter your mind – given the instability of the present situation. Remarkably however – there […]

Grounded!

Grounded!

Well, there goes another month on house arrest. It’s like being tagged with an anklet but without the ASBO (a court order which can be obtained by local authorities in order to restrict the behaviour of a person likely to cause harm or distress to the public.) A travel blog seems pretty irrelevant at this […]