Recipe of the week: 30-minute seafood paella

Although a well-loved dish all over the world, paella is best known for its Spanish and seafood roots. The “paella” itself translates to the special pan that is used to make the dish. For this 30 Minute Paella recipe, you can use any “paella” that you have already at home to recreate this European favourite! […]

Be happy and make a travel enquiry today!

By Peter Jones on Feb 19, 2021 in Travel Miscellany All of the travel-related news recently in regard to being able to travel and book holidays is all a bit doom and gloom. But I am here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be that way at all. For many of us, the […]

5 of the best new luxury hotels in the Maldives

The Maldives is a nation-state of over 1000 coral islands in the Arabian Sea lying within the Indian Ocean. These beautiful islands comprise twenty-six atolls. They all range over double rows in azure waters, sustaining marine life diversity around the coral reefs. Formerly a British protectorate, this now independent republic has become one of the […]

5 great reasons for ‘green season safari-ing’

Why would you want to travel in an ‘off-peak’ season? It is a glorious time of year when spirits are lifted and both animals and humans alike feel the relief of drought-ridden land now receiving the promise of new life. It can be felt on the scented air, there is nothing like the smell of […]

Our favourite luxury hotel rooms in the Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol on the south coast of mainland Spain, has always been a favourite destination for the sun-seeker. There are wonderful sandy beaches, and a wide variety of resorts to choose from. From the relaxing atmosphere of the smaller villages such as pretty Frigliana, to the exclusive resorts of Puerto Banus and Marbella, […]

How To Be Creative When Everything Is Bad

I hear a lot of people saying – as we approach the year anniversary of this pandemic and lockdown, a year of not knowing what it means to hug those close to us or see people we love, or do any of those previously forgettable but now utterly unimaginable everyday things like sitting at a […]

5 amazing rail journeys around the world

By Kerry Golds on Feb 16, 2021 in Asia, Australia, Canada, India, Japan, North America, Oceania, Peru, Rail Travel, Regions, South America, Speciality Travel A journey by rail is one of the most romantic ways to travel. And, as passionate Bradshaw’s devotee Michael Portillo will attest, it’s also a fantastic way to discover remote landscapes, […]

How to spend 48 inspiring hours in the Yorkshire Dales’ Swale valley

Whilst some may overlook the ‘mini-break’ as lacking the appeal of a traditional week-long stay, sometimes nothing feels more indulgent than spontaneously packing your bags and heading off for a ‘long-weekend’ somewhere wonderful. With the staycation trend set to mould travel plans across Great Britain throughout 2021, why not take advantage of the beauty ‘on […]

9 breathtaking Ecuadorian trekking vacations

As the world slowly recovers from a microscopic organism that has turned our world upside down, borders are gradually reopening. As this occurs, travelers are more eager than ever to head out — safely — on life-changing “once-in-a-lifetime” journeys. One such adventure is trekking along Ecuadorian highland trails back-dropped by magnificent snow-capped volcanoes, stunning river […]

A definitive guide to Florence’s best-kept secrets 

Nestled in the gently rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, Florence exudes a unique elegance and offers endless possibilities for those who love art, history, wine, food, and artisan traditions. In essence, Florence has it all! Considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence has an artistic heritage that is difficult to beat, bursting with artworks […]

A total solar eclipse in Antarctica

A total solar eclipse is phenomenal in itself; observing it from Antarctica makes it even more special. An unparalleled adventure, where the world can’t find you… When the sun, moon and earth are aligned, the sun is covered by the moon from one spot on earth. That part of the earth is then obscured by […]

Dreaming of a better Summer

The pandemic has taken its toll. With months under restrictions, which seem to get ever more stringent, the winter months are even bluer. It is in these cold months, with snow on the ground and de-icing the car, that we turn our dreams to Summer. For some, booking a Summer holiday is an essential psychological […]

Top 5 hideaway hotels in Scotland

In the lead-up to Valentine’s Day everybody talks about romance and time for two. In Scotland every day could be spent with a romantic getaway due to an abundance of small hideaway hotels comprising fewer than 10 rooms in total. They can be located either on a private estate with a long driveway, hidden away […]

Where can Americans travel to in March?

By Christopher Hill on Feb 15, 2021 in Africa, Asia, Belize, Caribbean, Central America, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Featured, Guatemala, Kenya, Maldives, Mexico, Namibia, North America, Regions, Rwanda, South America, Tanzania, USA, Zambia Good news! Our prospects for traveling more extensively and safely are steadily improving, and this New York Times article makes the […]

5 historic English hotels

Across England‘s green and pleasant land dozens of historic hotels reveal chapters of the nation’s rich and often turbulent history. Over the last century many grand country houses have been saved from ruin and reborn as luxurious hotels. Once these houses were the zealously guarded bastions of the aristocracy, not that every one of these […]