7 beautifully convincing reasons why Belize should be your next destination

Perched on the eastern coast of Central America, with beautiful Caribbean Sea shorelines to the east and dense lush jungle to the west, Belize’s is slowly rising through the ranks to become a must-see destination for independent travellers to this corner of the globe. Sparsely populated but friendly and welcoming with numerous hotels, restaurants and a […]

On the trail of orcas, whales and bears on Vancouver Island, Canada

Question – How many humans in history have been killed by a wild orca, the huge and ferocious creatures feared for their razor sharp teeth? Answer – None. Zero. Not a single one. A couple of injuries, yes – but no documented deaths. Hardly worthy of the name “killer” whale then, you may think. In […]

Exploring the Middle East – what to wear in Kuwait

An oil-rich land made mostly of hot desert sands, Kuwait has eschewed the ultra-glamorous look that other Middle Eastern countries have opted for and here you can find a much more authentically Arab culture instead. It’s still just as beautiful and intriguing though and also has a fine collection of museums, souqs, beaches and bustling restaurants. As […]

Discovering idyllic Bellagio, Lake Como, Italy

Located right on the waterfront of Lake Como, in the Italian region known as Lombardy, idyllic Bellagio is a maze of red-roofed and green-shuttered buildings, steep stone staircases, lush cypress groves and rhododendron-scented gardens all flanked by a waterfront collection of bobbing boats. It’s a place that’s impossible not to fall in love with. Our guest […]

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Austin

Austin is by far the hip, creative jewel in the Texan crown, unlike its sister cities Dallas and Houston it is an offbeat haven for free-thinkers and musicians, in fact, it hails itself as the Live Music Capital of the World. Well known roots, country, blues and bluegrass festivals such as South by Southwest and […]

10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Belgium

Often overlooked as a travel destination in favour of France, Spain and Germany it could be said that Belgium is the underrated gem of Europe. Home to a collection of impossibly picturesque suspended-in-time medieval towns and cites Belgium actually offers some of the most beautiful – and romantic – city breaks in Europe. That’s also […]

11 of the best packing cubes – travel reviews 2018

Packing for a trip is often the kryptonite of every traveller regardless of their experience and there are plenty of ‘How-To’ guides out there offering the solution to your packing woes, whether its rolling your clothes or stuffing shoes with underwear, but it is the packing cube that is actually going to revolutionise how you […]

Beautiful places of Italy – discovering Cinque Terre

The remarkable folded coastline of the Cinque Terre (Five Lands) stretches between the beach resort of Levanto and the port of La Spezia. It encompasses five impossibly beautiful tiny villages – Monterosso,Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore – which are spectacularly wedged into a series of coves between sheer cliffs – their comparative isolation, and the eye-wateringly dramatic nature of their positions, makes Cinque […]

Exploring Palermo, Sicily – cooking with the Duchess

Palermo is the capital of the Italian island of Sicily, which sits nestled in the glistening Mediterranean just off the “toe” of Italy’s “boot.” Palermo itself is home to Byzantine mosaics, frescoed cupolas, Arabesque domes, Italy’s biggest opera house and an increasing number of new-school eateries and bars. Flamboyant and feisty, up-and-coming yet still remaining […]

8 beautiful reasons why you should add Poland to your travel list

Poland – a country which resides on what was formerly known as Eastern Europe – is a country whose tourist star is dramatically rising. A place which has long been steeped in long been a nation steeped in tradition and history, it’s also a land of a land of considerable natural beauty with whose idyllic […]

Ice climbing in Alberta, Canada – braving the almost impossible

We all have a favourite superhero (especially if you’re a young-at-heart man approaching middle age, like me), but Spider-Man is certainly up there with the best-loved of all the planet-saving characters many of us have grown up with. At some point we’ve probably all wanted to be able to climb up the side of a […]

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Rome

I have been lucky enough to travel to numerous beautiful locations in my life so far but none of them can ever quite match up to Rome, which is, in my opinion, the most vibrant, beautiful and exquisitely cultural city in the world. It has everything; layers of history, amazing nightlife, heavenly cuisine, sunshine, sea […]