Eco-luxury Earth Day

Eco-luxury Earth Day By Christopher Hill on May 01, 2022 in Africa, Australia, Central America, Costa Rica, Kenya, Oceania, Regions, South Africa Earth Day was April 22, and the theme this year is ‘invest in our planet’, and I encourage you to do just that by investing in eco-luxury accommodation on your next trip. Yes, […]

Short stay: Stock Exchange Hotel, Manchester, UK

Short stay: Stock Exchange Hotel, Manchester, UK By Paul Johnson on Apr 30, 2022 in Accommodation, Europe, Family Travel, Featured, Hotels, Regions, Speciality Travel, United Kingdom, Western Europe Designed by Bolton-based Bradshaw, Gass and Hope, construction of the Manchester Stock Exchange took place from 1904 to 1906. This exquisite example of Edwardian Baroque architecture was […]

Short stay: De Vere Latimer Estate, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, UK

Short stay: De Vere Latimer Estate, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, UK By Michael Edwards on Apr 29, 2022 in Accommodation, Europe, Hotels, Regions, United Kingdom, Western Europe Completing the rebuilding of centuries-old Latimer House in 1838, architect Edwin Blore was congratulated on recreating the spirit of “Merrie Olde England” by one contemporary reviewer. Nearly two centuries on, […]

7 reasons to visit Porto, Portugal

7 reasons to visit Porto, Portugal By Michael Edwards on Apr 27, 2022 in Accommodation, Attractions, Europe, Going Out, Hotels, Portugal, Regions, Restaurants, Western Europe North of Lisbon and south of the Spanish border, Porto is Portugal’s second city in the green north. Porto is a city of cobbled squares and vertiginous hillsides clinging to […]

Where to eat at Quinta do Lago, The Algarve, Portugal

Where to eat at Quinta do Lago, The Algarve, Portugal By Michael Edwards on Apr 26, 2022 in Accommodation, Europe, Food and Drink, Going Out, Hotels, Portugal, Regions, Resorts, Restaurants, Travel Miscellany, Western Europe Facing the shimmering blues of the Mediterranean on Portugal’s Algarve coastline, 13 restaurants are dotted through Quinta do Lago. It is […]

Remembering Wildlife

Remembering Wildlife By Sarah Kingdom on Apr 26, 2022 in Africa, Books, Regions, Travel Equipment, Travel Literature Margot Raggett gave up a career as CEO of a London PR company and went to Africa to follow her love of wildlife photography. But her path changed in 2014, when she was in Kenya and came across […]

Suite of the week: Grand Riad, Royal Mansour Marrakech, Morocco

Suite of the week: Grand Riad, Royal Mansour Marrakech, Morocco By Paul Johnson on Apr 25, 2022 in Accommodation, Africa, Featured, Hotels, Morocco, Regions, Suite of the Week Suite name: Grand Riad Location: Royal Mansour Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco Size of accommodation: 1,800 sq m Cost per night: 30,339.36 USD What makes it special: The Grand Riad is the ultimate immersion […]

10 things to do on a short vacation in Plitvice Lakes National Park

10 things to do on a short vacation in Plitvice Lakes National Park By Tomislav Kovačević on Apr 23, 2022 in Attractions, Croatia, Eastern Europe, Europe, Going Out, Leisure Travel, Regions, Speciality Travel Plitvice Lakes is the oldest, largest and most visited national park in the Republic of Croatia. The Park is situated in the […]

Short stay: Brook Cottage Shepherd Huts, near Pwllheli, Llyn Peninsula, North Wales

Short stay: Brook Cottage Shepherd Huts, near Pwllheli, Llyn Peninsula, North Wales By Paul Johnson on Apr 22, 2022 in Accommodation, Camping, Europe, Featured, Regions, United Kingdom, Western Europe If you’ve been following the BBC series ‘Interior Design Masters’, hosted by comedian Alan Carr, you may already inadvertantly know about the site of our latest […]

Shangri-La celebrates Earth Day every day with sustainable culinary dishes 'Rooted in Nature'

Shangri-La celebrates Earth Day every day with sustainable culinary dishes ‘Rooted in Nature’ By Paul Johnson on Apr 21, 2022 in Accommodation, Food and Drink, Hotels, Regions, Travel Miscellany, Worldwide This spring, Shangri-La celebrates Earth Day with an enhanced ‘Rooted in Nature’ programme championing sustainable culinary initiatives across the Middle East, Europe, India, the Indian […]

The 5 best hotels in Munich

The 5 best hotels in Munich By Guido Graf on Apr 21, 2022 in Accommodation, Europe, Germany, Hotels, Regions, Western Europe Munich is a beautiful city with plenty of things to do and see. So check out some of the best hotels the city has to offer! From luxury accommodations to more budget-friendly options, there’s […]

Alpine splendour and urban opulence: the Austria Hotel Collection

Alpine splendour and urban opulence: the Austria Hotel Collection By Paul Johnson on Apr 20, 2022 in Accommodation, Austria, Europe, Hotels, Regions, Western Europe A curated group of premier hotels, the Austria Hotel Collection exemplifies the best in Austrian Hospitality each year. From Vienna to Tirol and Salzburg to Carinthia, each hotel offers a unique […]

Is Etihad Airways leading the way in terms of sustainable aviation?

Is Etihad Airways leading the way in terms of sustainable aviation? By Paul Johnson on Apr 20, 2022 in Air Travel, Middle East, Regions, Speciality Travel, United Arab Emirates Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, is undertaking a week of intensive research and testing on over 30 flights to test operational […]

Royal Caribbean Utopia of the Seas

Royal Caribbean Utopia of the Seas By Paul Johnson on Apr 19, 2022 in Cruises & Boat Travel, Europe, France, Regions, Speciality Travel, Western Europe A new adventure has begun. Last week, construction on the sixth ship in Royal Caribbean International’s revolutionary Oasis Class got underway in Saint-Nazaire, France. The cruise line revealed the name […]