Short stay: Ambong Pool Villas, Langkawi, Malaysia

By Michael Edwards on Jan 24, 2020 in Accommodation, Asia, Featured, Food and Drink, Going Out, Hotels, Malaysia, Regions, Resorts, Restaurants, Travel Miscellany Ambong Pool Villas sits stylishly on one of the 99 (natural) islands that make up the Langkawi archipelago in the Andaman Sea, close to Thailand’s southern border. Open for just two years, […]

Langkawi, Malaysia: 10 reasons to visit

By Michael Edwards on Jan 07, 2020 in Accommodation, Adventure Travel, Air Travel, Asia, Attractions, Cruises & Boat Travel, Going Out, Hotels, Malaysia, Regions, Resorts, Speciality Travel Bathing in the warm aquamarine Andaman Sea, Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 Malaysian islands just shy of the border with Thailand. White sand beaches backed by dense […]

Short stay: Paschoe House, Devon, UK

Michelin inspectors are keeping a close eye on Paschoe House’s stratospheric rise into foodie heaven. Since its opening in August 2017, Paschoe House has been on a soaring trajectory, awarded 5 stars by the AA for its discrete luxury and on the verge of a third AA rosette for its imaginative cuisine. It’s a phoenix […]

Short stay: Hartwell House Hotel and Spa, Aylesbury, UK

By Michael Edwards on Dec 14, 2019 in Accommodation, Europe, Food and Drink, Going Out, Hotels, Regions, Restaurants, Spas & Pampering, Speciality Travel, Travel Miscellany, United Kingdom, Western Europe Hartwell House Hotel and Spa has some history. When Louis XVlll was exiled from France after the French Revolution, he rented this stately home, in 90 […]

Langkawi, Malaysia: adventure, luxury and relaxation

By Michael Edwards on Dec 13, 2019 in Accommodation, Air Travel, Asia, Attractions, Food and Drink, Going Out, Hotels, Malaysia, Regions, Resorts, Restaurants, Spas & Pampering, Speciality Travel, Travel Miscellany Langkawi, on the west coast of Malaysia, is an idyllic archipelago of 101 islands sun-bathing in the warmth of the Andaman Sea. It can be […]

Danube highlights: an A-ROSA DONNA river cruise

By Michael Edwards on Oct 26, 2019 in Austria, Cruises & Boat Travel, Eastern Europe, Europe, Food and Drink, Hungary, Regions, Slovakia, Speciality Travel, Travel Miscellany, Western Europe A long horizontal crimson-red rose, decorating the A-ROSA DONNA’s white hull, informs us that we have found our 100 cabin river cruiser at Engelshartzell, Austria. The 118-metre […]

Short stay: Palais Amani, Fez, Morocco

Amani means desire or wish in Arabic. The Palais Amani gives guests the chance to fulfil their dreams of living at the heart of Fez’s ancient and authentic Medina. For guests the Palais Amani, with is opulent Arab-Andalusian style, is their home for a few precious days, as they savour an imperial city of colours […]

7 reasons to visit Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

By Michael Edwards on Sep 30, 2019 in Accommodation, Attractions, Europe, Food and Drink, Going Out, Hotels, Regions, Restaurants, Spas & Pampering, Speciality Travel, Travel Miscellany, United Kingdom, Western Europe Often called “The Jewel of the North”, Harrogate attracts visitors for its urban charms, stunning gardens and its position as a Gateway to the Dales. […]

Short stay: Fairmont St Andrews, Scotland, UK

By Michael Edwards on Aug 19, 2019 in Accommodation, Europe, Featured, Food and Drink, Going Out, Hotels, Leisure Travel, Regions, Resorts, Restaurants, Spas & Pampering, Speciality Travel, Travel Miscellany, United Kingdom, Western Europe St Andrews is the spiritual home of golf pulling in players from afar. Hosting a final qualifier for the British Open, the […]