How to find a great private jet broker

Thanks to growth in the private jet market it’s now easier than ever to fly to your destination of choice at the time that suits you, and in a modern, private aircraft. Unlike aircraft ownership, or even fractional ownership, today the exciting on-demand charter model is rapidly gaining momentum allowing travelers to be completely flexible […]

Photograph of the week: Lower Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona, USA

One doesn’t need to travel to Mars or the Moon when otherworldly landscapes exist right here on earth. Just east of Page, Arizona, USA, located in the LeChee Chapter of the Navajo Nation, is a terracotta-coloured slot canyon called Antelope Canyon. Here, you will find the kind of supernatural beauty that, were you to see […]

Photograph of the week: Cappadoccia, Turkey

Floating over the fairy chimneys, honeycombed hills, and underground villages of Cappadocia, Turkey, it’s easy to believe you’re about to spot a hobbit, pixie or other fanciful creature scurrying between rock and cave. This landscape straight out of Grimms’ Fairy Tales really lends itself to flights of fancy (and hot air balloon flights), but, as […]

Photograph of the week: Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa

Bo-Kaap (an Afrikaans term meaning “above the Cape”) may be a riot of vibrant colour and one of South Africa’s (and the world’s) ‘Most Instagrammable Places’, but there is much more to this friendly inner-city Cape Town community than just gorgeous good looks. These coloured houses, painted in hues best described as pastels on steroids, […]

Mountain biking in the Lake District: Gamblesmire loop

By Paul Johnson on Sep 30, 2019 in Attractions, Europe, Family Travel, Featured, Going Out, Leisure Travel, Regions, Road Travel, Speciality Travel, United Kingdom, Western Europe Starting just outside the Lake District National Park in the centre of the market town of Kendal, this mountain bike ride enjoys a mixture of mostly quiet roads and […]

8 fun things for families to do when visiting Gstaad

By Paul Johnson on Sep 30, 2019 in Accommodation, Attractions, Europe, Family Travel, Featured, Going Out, Hotels, Leisure Travel, Regions, Speciality Travel, Switzerland, Western Europe We all know that Alpine resorts can be a huge draw for visitors during the winter months, attracting skiers and snowboarders, but did you know that in Switzerland – unlike […]

Luxury travel news of the week

By Paul Johnson on Sep 29, 2019 in Accommodation, Attractions, Europe, Events, France, Going Out, Hotels, Italy, Monaco, Regions, Travel Miscellany, Western Europe 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 […]

Short stay: The Alpina Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland

By Paul Johnson on Sep 27, 2019 in Accommodation, Europe, Featured, Food and Drink, Going Out, Hotels, Regions, Restaurants, Spas & Pampering, Speciality Travel, Travel Miscellany, United Kingdom, Western Europe On completion of its construction in 2012, The Alpina Gstaad was the first five star hotel to be opened in Gstaad for over a century. […]

7 fun things for families to do when visiting Lausanne

By Paul Johnson on Sep 26, 2019 in Accommodation, Attractions, Cruises & Boat Travel, Europe, Family Travel, Featured, Food and Drink, Going Out, Hotels, Leisure Travel, Regions, Restaurants, Speciality Travel, Switzerland, Travel Miscellany, Western Europe With its rich and diverse tourism offering, its privileged position within the heart of Europe and its incredible location on […]

Short stay: Lausanne Palace, Lausanne, Switzerland

Built over a century ago, in 1915, the historic 140-room Lausanne Palace is a 5-star hotel in Lausanne. A member of Swiss Deluxe Hotels and Leading Hotels of the World, this Belle Epoque hotel faces out towards the city at the front and enjoys Alpine vistas across Lake Geneva (which goes by the preferred name […]

5 reasons to visit the Algarve this Autumn

By Paul Johnson on Sep 24, 2019 in Europe, Events, Featured, Food and Drink, Leisure Travel, Photography, Portugal, Regions, Speciality Travel, Travel Equipment, Travel Miscellany, Western Europe Autumn is a lovely time to visit the Algarve with temperatures typically 20-25 degrees Centigrade throughout September and October, with bright sunshine. Here, Algarve Tourism share with us […]

The world’s top-rated ‘must visit’ Mediterranean restaurants of 2019

By Paul Johnson on Sep 02, 2019 in Cruises & Boat Travel, Europe, Food and Drink, France, Going Out, Regions, Restaurants, Spain, Speciality Travel, Travel Miscellany, Western Europe There are few things in life better than a holiday in the Mediterranean, when you have myriad events to pack your stay, access to the best beaches, […]

Combining golf with gourmet cuisine at Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire, UK

By Paul Johnson on Aug 30, 2019 in Accommodation, Europe, Featured, Food and Drink, Going Out, Hotels, Leisure Travel, Regions, Restaurants, Speciality Travel, Travel Miscellany, United Kingdom, Western Europe The last time I played golf at Stoke Park, I was only able to play four of the middle nine holes dues to a visiting party […]

Stoke Park adds padel to its award-winning facilities

Stoke Park – the wonderful luxury 5-star hotel in Buckinghamshire, UK – has recently introduced two padel courts to extend their leisure facilities. For the uninitiated like myself, padel is similar to a combination of tennis and squash played outdoors on astroturf. Although first introduced to the UK in 1992, padel has been played for […]

The ultimate luxury resort experience in Crete

When visiting Crete, the opportunity to indulge in the deep blue Aegean Sea and an incredible resort might be too much to resist. Thankfully, Daios Cove is ready to capture your imagination. This 5-star luxury resort in Crete is situated in Vathi near Agios Nikolaos in the north east part of the island. Its wonderful […]