Top 10 things to see and do on Lake Maggiore

Lake Maggiore is the second largest of the Italian Lakes. Measuring approximately 40 miles in length, it sits in Italy but also has a foot in Switzerland and stretches from Arona in the South to Locarno in the North. It’s shores are divided between the two Italian regions of Lombardy and Piedmont and the Swiss […]

5 unique luxury adventures to discover in Knoxville, Tennessee

By Heide Brandes on Dec 06, 2017 in Attractions, Food and Drink, Going Out, Leisure Travel, North America, Regions, Speciality Travel, Tennessee, Travel Miscellany, USA I was watching the bartender smoke my whiskey Old Fashioned, and the entire bar smelled like burningwood on a cold Appalachian day. On the bar top of the Drawing Room […]

Top 5 luxury ski resorts in Italy

Upscale hotels, indulgent restaurants and picturesque snow-covered slopes: Italy’s ski resorts truly embody this country’s love of the finer things in life. We pick our top five places to sample the very best that the Italian Alps has to offer. Corvara Nestled between the mountains of Alta Badia, Corvara is a perfect suntrap for your […]

10 reasons why Oman is more luxurious than Dubai

Oman is more Arabia than Armani, more Lawrence of Arabia than Levi jeans, more Sultanate than Starbucks: a dreamy destination increasingly on discerning travellers’ wish-lists. South of brash and glitzy Dubai, Oman is the quiet good-living neighbour. Sultan Qaboos, the Mr Nice Guy of the world’s absolute rulers, who deposed his father in a coup […]

Christmas and New Year in Barcelona

By Sandra Roig on Dec 05, 2017 in Attractions, Clubs, Europe, Events, Going Out, Leisure Travel, Regions, Spain, Speciality Travel, Travel Miscellany, Western Europe If you’re thinking about spending the Christmas season in the European gem that is Barcelona, then think no further, as the city turns into a winter wonderland for both its visitors […]

Staying relaxed… with a staycation

By Paul Johnson on Dec 05, 2017 in Accommodation, Attractions, Europe, Featured, Food and Drink, Going Out, Hotels, Regions, Restaurants, Travel Miscellany, United Kingdom, Western Europe We’re all familiar with the travel giant Expedia and how it serves as a one-stop shop for booking flights, hotels, car hire and package holidays. It’s led the way […]

10 reasons to choose Puglia for your next holiday in Italy

By Jo Mackay on Dec 04, 2017 in Accommodation, Attractions, Europe, Food and Drink, Going Out, Italy, Leisure Travel, Regions, Restaurants, Speciality Travel, Travel Miscellany, Western Europe 2017 was a record season for Italy in terms of tourist numbers. According to figures released by Federalberghi and the Cultural Ministry in Italy, over 48 million people […]

5 of the best places to see wildlife in Canada

It’s no secret that Canada is a destination for all types of traveller. It’s got cosmopolitan cities, towering mountains, verdant forests, crystal-clear lakes and more opportunities for adventure than you could imagine. But another string to Canada’s bow, and one that’s sometimes overlooked, is its wildlife. From orca whale off the coast of British Columbia […]

5 must-visit restaurants for foodies in Franschhoek

Franschhoek is the food and wine capital of South Africa, and a food-lover’s dream destination. The town is home to some of the finest restaurants in the country, serving cuisine inspired by the area’s French heritage. If you’re a foodie on holiday in Franschhoek, a visit to one of these top restaurants is a must. […]

5 ways to honeymoon in luxury on Martha’s Vineyard

By Courtney Myers on Nov 30, 2017 in Accommodation, Attractions, Food and Drink, Going Out, Honeymoons, Hotels, Leisure Travel, Massachusetts, North America, Regions, Restaurants, Speciality Travel, Travel Miscellany, USA Want to start your new union off on the right foot? You could book a hotel in a busy city with a soundtrack of street noise. […]

Extreme Christmas shopping: 7 luxurious shops in Carouge, Geneva

An original Superman cartoon? A hand-crafted dress? A Swiss clock with a 35,000 Swiss Francs price tag? Bespoke millinery? Pink pepper chocolates? How original will your gifts be this Christmas? And how deep are you pockets when it comes to stocking-fillers for your nearest and dearest? Strike off mundane items on your Christmas shopping list […]

Video of the week: Watchtower of Turkey

With more than 3500 kilometres travelled in 20 days, capturing landscapes from the bluish tones of Pamukkale to the warm ones of Cappadocia, Leonardo Dalessandri passes through a great variation of colours, light and weather, and through six other cities. He crossed Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Istanbul and Konya; and tasted baklava, kunefe, doner, the Turkish […]

The best Winter sport places in and around Vienna

Vienna may not be the obvious winter sports destination. For a break from sightseeing, however, a few excellent places in and around Austria’s capital invite for ice skating, ice curling, tobogganing, cross country skiing and even Alpine skiing. Ice skating Since Vienna hosts several excellent ice skating places this is the easiest winter sport to […]

9 great things to do in Cooperstown – a weekend getaway from NYC

By Viktoria Altman on Nov 26, 2017 in Accommodation, Attractions, Food and Drink, Going Out, Hotels, New York, North America, Regions, Travel Miscellany, USA Conveniently located only 3 ½ hours north of NYC, Cooperstown is the quintessential weekend getaway for the stressed New Yorker. The decidedly slower pace, natural beauty, quaint restaurants and hotels, partnered […]