Luxury travel news this week: Coronavirus special

By Paul Johnson on Feb 09, 2020 in Asia, Attractions, China, Featured, Going Out, Health & Safety, Middle East, Regions, Travel Miscellany, United Arab Emirates 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 […]

6 recommended spots for your trip to Tokyo

Given that Tokyo is the largest metropolitan area in the world, home to over 36 million people, over 4,000 temples and shrines, and limitless attractions, things to do and see and places to eat, it can feel like an overwhelming place to visit. Don’t skip it, though! A little insider knowledge makes all the difference […]

Preparing yourself for the slopes with Helly Hansen

February tends to be a very popular time for family ski holidays in the UK, with the half-term holidays usually falling around the middle to end of the month. It’s a time when families who love the outdoors head to the Alps with snow on most slopes pretty much guaranteed. As regular readers will know, […]

Luxury travel news this week

By Paul Johnson on Feb 02, 2020 in Accommodation, Asia, Attractions, China, Europe, Featured, Going Out, Health & Safety, Hotels, North America, Regions, Travel Miscellany, United Kingdom, USA, 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 […]

Photograph of the week: Rustic farmhouse in Tuscany

The elegant scenery offered by rustic towns, vineyards, green rolling hills with glorious golden sunset, picturesque towns make Tuscany a very attractive Region for tourism. From astonishing castles and ancient villas to rustic charming farms and vineyards, this region can make every tourist happy. It is also one of the world’s most notable wine regions […]

Photograph of the week: Arch of Constantine, Colosseum, Rome, Italy

Roman Emperor Maxentius wouldn’t have liked it much. (Had he survived, that is.) After all, the Arch of Constantine was erected specifically to mark his emphatic (and humiliating) defeat at the hands of Roman Emperor Constantine I in an ancient Roman civil war. Even more notable, though, was the fact that this exquisite arch would […]

Photograph of the week: Tegallalang, Bali

Located on the island of Bali, Tegallalang is without question one of the most unique landscapes you can witness in all of Indonesia. For centuries, the Balinese have cultivated rice in these beautiful terraces using the Subak System to irrigate the paddies. Although you have several options to witness this ingenious system, which is so […]

Photograph of the week: Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, USA

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park, USA, is photoshopped. It isn’t. True story. You know what does lie behind its vibrant colours, though? Science. Without getting too technical, its stunning prismatic colour, matching most of the colours seen in the rainbow dispersion of white light by an […]

Photograph of the week: Tower Bridge, London, UK

Tower Bridge is not London Bridge. (And neither of them are falling down.) In spite of London Bridge being given the fairly dubious honour of starring in that famous English nursery rhyme ‘London Bridge is falling down’, sung the world over, it is undoubtedly Tower Bridge which is the more iconic of the two bridges. […]

ETIAS: the new visa waiver program for the Schengen Zone

By Paul Johnson on Dec 26, 2019 in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Eastern Europe, Estonia, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Health & Safety, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Regions, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Travel Miscellany, Western Europe Are you thinking of one day […]

Photograph of the week: Borobudur Temple, Indonesia

Standing in the middle of the grandeur that is Borobudur, it’s hard to believe that this massive temple was ever ‘hidden’. Covering an area of ​​15,129 square metres, reaching 10 levels and 42 metres into the sky, if the walls of this, the largest Buddhist temple in the world, were arranged in a straight line […]

Do I need a visa to visit Japan?

Whether it’s the modern skyscrapers of Tokyo or the old geisha traditions of Kyoto that draw you, or something else altogether, Japan is sure to offer you one of the richest and most rewarding travel experiences. The country is enjoying the global spotlight currently, what with the Rugby World Cup and the Tokyo Olympics, but […]