Category: Travel Miscellany

5 popular food items recommended for the well-heeled traveller in China

5 popular food items recommended for the well-heeled traveller in China

The Chinese love eating – that’s a fact. Food is an important part of the Chinese culture. It has been for thousands of years. It is usual for a Chinese to greet another with “Have you eaten?” rather than ‘How are you?” as practised in the West. Chinese do love their food! Broadly, there are […]

7 luxury reasons to visit Hanoi

7 luxury reasons to visit Hanoi

Having visited Vietnam many times previously it’s been some time since we passed through Hanoi, people kept telling us we should return for multiple reasons, including some ‘must visit’ hotels, delectable vegan food and the nearby stunning location of Ninh Binh. We heeded their advice and loved it, we will return again in the near […]

Video of the week: Roads of Argentina

Video of the week: Roads of Argentina

Guillaume Juin went to Argentina to explore two parts of the country: the north (Salta’s region and its incredible desert landscapes) and the south (El Calafate, its glaciers, and beautiful mountains). It was entirely filmed on Sony A7SI, just with a little tripod, 3 lenses (24-70, 14mm, 70-300), and GoPro Hero 3+ black for a […]

Top 5 highlights of Cartagena, Colombia

Top 5 highlights of Cartagena, Colombia

Lovely Cartagena is located on the Carribean coast of Colombia. A couple of years ago articles about Cartagena suddenly began appearing in travel magazines and I was immediately drawn in by the gorgeous coloured houses. I was delighted to discover that this practice is highly recommended by the local government and the owners are expected […]

5 alternative reasons for visiting Ibiza

5 alternative reasons for visiting Ibiza

Ibiza is known across the world for its buzzing nightlife, but there’s much more to this Spanish island than partying. Whether you want to catch the last of this year’s sun or are already thinking about next summer, Ibiza is an island that caters to every taste, and if you’re looking for a restful break […]

11 of the coolest things about Israel

11 of the coolest things about Israel

Before traveling to Israel, the only thing I knew was that I really enjoyed the company of the Israeli people I had encountered on my travels. Going by this, I assumed that Israel would make a great place to visit. Before even boarding the plane, an Israeli lady had started a conversation with me and […]

Recipe of the week: The garden of the goose that laid the golden eggs

Recipe of the week: The garden of the goose that laid the golden eggs

Belonging to the world of dreams and fantasy, the story of The Hen that Laid the Golden Eggs (in Portugal it is the story of The Hen that Laid the Golden Eggs, and not The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs) “inspired” the whole world. Who never fantasized of such good fortune with that blessed […]

Video of the week: India - in a land of sensory overload

Video of the week: India – in a land of sensory overload

Visiting India in a land of sensory overload, Neal Howland had seen, heard, touched, tasted, and smelled more than he ever thought possible. Words failed him. So, this is his attempt to answer that question, with footage that he captured while on an epic tour of India.

Top 6 midday menus to try in Barcelona

Top 6 midday menus to try in Barcelona

Whilst in Barcelona, you may notice three (very important) words written on chalkboards in restaurant doors dotted around the city – menú del día. Take heed – this is not something to ignore but something you should undoubtedly try during a trip to Barcelona and something you will definitely enjoy. Meaning ‘menu of the day’, […]

Stellenbosch vineyard

5 active experiences in Southern Africa

A safari doesn’t have to mean spending hours sitting still in a vehicle. Across Southern Africa, there are an increasing number of experiences that get you up and moving, trying out new ways of exploring the landscape, culture and wildlife of your chosen destination. From cycling between vineyards in South Africa’s Cape Winelands, to horse […]

5 of the finest wine farms in the Cape winelands

5 of the finest wine farms in the Cape winelands

South Africa is home to over 95,000 hectares of vineyards and is the seventh largest wine-producing country in the world. And there’s no better place to explore the country’s top wine farms than the Cape Winelands – a striking stretch of land where the finest South African wines are cultivated. While the local vineyards are […]

5 reasons to celebrate Christmas in Edinburgh

5 reasons to celebrate Christmas in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is at its most magical around the festive season, which is why it continues to draw visitors who are captivated by the variety of experiences the city has to offer. Here are just five reasons to celebrate Christmas in Scotland’s capital. Light up the town For the past two years Edinburgh’s street of light […]

The Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival

The Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival

Cigar smoking as a pastime is gaining popularity compared to five years ago. The reasons are simple – a pleasant experience generally with good friends in a relaxed atmosphere with an adult beverage. And, it is an activity that cigar smokers enjoy while traveling. With over 2200 in attendance, The Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival held […]

Luxury experiences in California that are not to be missed

Luxury experiences in California that are not to be missed

California, home to the stars and to some of the best natural wonders, food and wine in the world as well. You can think of Hollywood, Yosemite National Park, the Redwoods and the wineries. But how best to see and better still experience these glories.  Here are some of my favourite ways to spend a […]

From Milan to Modena: top 5 culinary experiences

From Milan to Modena: top 5 culinary experiences

Milan and Modena are two culinary gems, located just a 3 hour drive from each other – perfect for a long weekend for food lovers. From the simple yet divine ‘Italian colazione’ consisting of a coffee and freshly baked ‘cornetto’ at pastry institution Pave, to aperitivo at Terrazza Aperol and homemade food deliciousness courtesy of […]

Savour the Mediterranean at Malaga's top seafood spots

Savour the Mediterranean at Malaga’s top seafood spots

Ahh, the Med…. The name alone conjures images of sand swept beaches and sapphire blue waters, lingering sunshine and lazy days, romanticism, and fleeting moments of amor. Picture the fishing boats small and large bobbing between the gentle waves near the coast as squawking seagulls circle above, the taste of salt delivered on the breeze. […]