Category: Travel Miscellany

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24 hours in Hong Kong

One of the most exciting and vibrant cities in Asia, Hong Kong is a cosmopolitan jungle, with a show-stopping skyline, a legendary kitchen, a wild coastline and beautiful countryside. High finance and high fashion collide amidst the soaring skyscrapers of this culture capital, and charming colonial sights and exotic nightlife alike are dotted throughout the […]

Drink your way around Provence… 6 of the best Provençal wines

Drink your way around Provence… 6 of the best Provençal wines

Making wine, particularly rosé, has been Provence’s specialty for a long time. The grapes and soil throughout the region vary a lot, but the hot, sunny and dry climate is ideal for the local wines. The red grape varieties are used because they cope well with strong sun exposure and poor soils: Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, […]

9 of the best croissants in Paris

9 of the best croissants in Paris

You might be wondering what is the ultimate child-friendly, round-the-clock snack? It could only be the Parisians favorite pastry… that’s right, croissants. Moist, light, caramel-colored, they are the perfect breakfast for the whole family.  Croissants truly are the ultimate snack because they are portable, delicious, and quick. After a long morning of sightseeing, or touring […]

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7 delightful restaurants in the Cape Winelands, South Africa

What is a holiday without good food? Most people come back from a luxury trip with lovely photos, interesting stories and many memories – including recollections of the meals they had enjoyed. Breakfast on an outdoor terrace, lunch at a quaint bistro, dinner at a gourmet restaurant in a beautiful setting. And travellers not only remember […]

10 surprising airline rules that you may never know once existed

10 surprising airline rules that you may never know once existed

Some people may recall a time when flyers could light up a cigarette onboard, say “bon voyage” to a loved one from right at the gate, or even enjoy a luxurious lounge atmosphere complete with a piano bar from economy class. While traces of these times may be noticeable on in-flight signage or the flight […]

A day trip to stunning Cadaqués

A day trip to stunning Cadaqués

Whether you’ve had your fill of Gaudí in Barcelona or are simply looking for a break from the bustling city life, a day trip to peaceful Cadaqués, a small coastal town in Costa Brava, might just be the thing for you. Explore the stunning beaches and coves, take a stroll down one of the town’s breathtaking walking […]

Top 10 tips for an amazing Dubai holiday during Ramadan

Top 10 tips for an amazing Dubai holiday during Ramadan

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins towards the end of May this year and it’s a fascinating and very special time to visit Dubai. While the observant will be fasting from dawn till dusk they will be feasting and in celebratory mood when night falls. Visitors are most welcome to join the fun. Dubai […]

Soon you'll have to travel to the UK to eat fish and chips

Soon you’ll have to travel to the UK to eat fish and chips

With Article 50 having now been triggered and Brexit becoming a reality, there are a number of small changes that are happening that many people are not aware of. Among them is that the traditional meal of fish and chips, which has its origins in the UK dating back to the 1860s, will be outlawed […]

5 great reasons to visit Malaysia

5 great reasons to visit Malaysia

An inspiring mix of wild nature and dynamic cities, Malaysia is a country of inspiring contrasts. It’s strategic trading position has provided a fertile ground for enterprise and exchange, creating stunning architecture, a good modern infrastructure and a welcoming diverse culture. With so many experiences on offer, here we’re sharing our top 5 reasons to […]

Under the radar day-trips in Costa Rica

Under the radar day-trips in Costa Rica

When you think of activities in Costa Rica, you probably think of ziplining, surfing, hiking, bird watching, sunbathing, and seeing sloths (if you’re lucky!). But this small Central American country has more than just forests and beaches to offer visitors. Check out a few of our favorite lesser-known activities in Costa Rica: Oxcart Parade (Desfile […]

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Top 5 delicious après ski drinks… cheers!

Après ski, those magical hours when a day to remember on the slopes comes to a close and morphs into an evening of inebriation, suitably complimented by the social activities and entertainment that follows. You have waited all year for the afternoon to roll into the evening when you can indulge in your favourite après ski drink. It’s […]

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15 things you should do to be a responsible traveller

Travelling is a fantastic experience. Whether it is viewing the sunset at Halong Bay in Vietnam or snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, soaking up local culture and what our planet has to offer can be enriching, inspiring and something to tell your kids one day. Ethical travelling is something that all of […]

6 reasons why foodies need to head to the Dordogne

6 reasons why foodies need to head to the Dordogne

“Good food and good wine, this is heaven on earth,” said Henri IV, the best loved of all French kings. Sitting on little plastic chairs eagerly awaiting their meals, locals and tourists chat pleasantly amongst themselves in between gazing at the beautifully picturesque landscapes through the quaint windows of the farm restaurant. The owner is […]

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6 of India’s best festivals for the foreign traveller

India undoubtedly has the globe’s largest collection of events, festivals and happenings. The joyful clamour and colour of festivals spread their tentacles from the smallest villages to the largest cities, giving the most eye-opening glimpse into local culture. Ancient ceremonies and contemporary customs merge together to create the world’s most buzzing calendar of both religious […]

Austrian Cakes: Patisserie Demel

9 of the best Austrian cakes… and where to eat them

Real luxury food in Austria comes in the form of dessert. Torten have outruled  Habsburg Emperors, calorie counters and health gurus. Here are nine of the most powerful Austrian cakes, along with the best Viennese patisseries that serve them. Sacher torte Simple ingredients, delicate manufacturing:  Vienna’s signature cake by Hotel Sacher is a chocolate sponge with a […]

4 vegan friendly luxury hotels in the Philippines

4 vegan friendly luxury hotels in the Philippines

The Philippines has long been known for it’s beautiful beaches, rich cultural heritage and having one of the largest megacities on earth; but it’s also well known amongst some for being one of the most difficult places to travel as a vegan or vegetarian. This is because the diet of the local population of the […]