10 very cool reasons to add Montreal to your travel list

An extraordinary city overflowing with creative energy, positivity and an outlook on life no other place on earth, after spending a week in the largest city in Canada’s Québec province, here are my 10 very cool reasons you should travel to Montreal now… The dizzying array of festivals and cultural events Name a season, an […]

A weekend exploring Edinburgh and beyond – history, culture and quirky cafes

Spectacularly perched on a series of extinct volcanoes and rocky crags, Scotland’s famous capital city is justifiably proud and noble city. Instantly visually striking, friendly, lively – there’s a thriving tight-knit local scene of music, art and theatre – and sublimely elegant in equal measures, there’s not a city in the world quite like it. […]

How to spend 48 hours in Montreal for travel snobs

Québec province’s largest city is a place with an unrestrained love for the arts, festivals, all things creative and generally living life to the hilt. To help celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada I spent an extraordinary seven days exploring Montreal and after that week I was captivated. I loved their unique outlook on life and the hugely passionate […]

Our under-the-radar European destinations to visit in September

When it comes to travel breaks, Europe is hugely diverse – in every corner lurks a culture to discover, a picturesque landscape to explore or a beautiful historical building to unearth. If you’re someone who likes to escape the crowds then September is the ideal time to visit, and if you’re some one who really […]

In pictures: a quintessential English picnic at Waddesdon Manor

A few weeks back on one of the hottest days of the year we were challenged by Brancott Estate wines to do something for the very first time for their #BrancottFirsts campaign. We choose to take a quintessentially English picnic in the grounds of beautiful Waddesdon Manor, located near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, only about a mostly […]

Competition: win an Ocean Florida travel goodie bag

The 4th July is one of the most important dates in the USA calendar – a time to celebrate independence, set off some fireworks and have one humongous party! We may be based more than 3,000 miles away from our friends across the pond, but we’re still marking the momentous day. To do this we’ve teamed up […]

5 reasons you’ll love Karen Millen for your summer holiday wardrobe

From an investment military style coat to a compliment-inducing dress I once bought for an office Christmas party I’ve always been a genuine lifelong fan of Karen Millen clothes so when they contacted and asked me to talk about their newly launched Holiday Shop – a one-stop destination, bursting with wow-inducing chic summer styles then […]

Mercure Hotels shares its “Local stories” with you

Have you ever stayed in a hotel where it’s felt a bit bland compared to all of the culture surrounding you on your doorstep? Well if so, you’ll love Mercure Hotel’s new ‘Local Stories.’ The locally inspired hotel brand have come up with a very cool idea to make sure all their hotels are directly influenced by the city […]

A boutique 48 hours in the Cotswolds, England

I’ve been to the Cotswolds twice before in my life many years ago, but it’s the kind of place you never forgot. Rolling elegantly across not one but six English counties, the thatch-roofed cottages, rickety almshouses and ancient mansions of honey-coloured stone are the kind of sights you don’t really forget in a hurry. Spring time […]