Articles by: Laura Jean Sargent

Destinations

Lapland, Finland. Image: iStock

13 places you should visit in 2017

This year is about experiences and adventure; it’s a year that’s less about languishing and more about making the most of the destination you’ve chosen to visit. Don’t just snap […]

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Destinations, People

Filippa in Cederberg.

My city: Cape Town

Our ‘my city’ series puts a new perspective on some of our favourite places, as we catch up with creative residents, asking them to divulge their best-kept secrets. From their […]

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Destinations

Maldives. Image: Thinkstock

Why you can’t possibly find the Maldives boring

Scattered through the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives are the stuff that castaway island fantasies are made of. The 26 ring-shaped atolls are comprised of over 1,000 […]

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Destinations, Food & Drink, People

My city: Barcelona

My city: Barcelona

Our ‘my city’ series puts a new perspective on some of our favourite places, as we catch up with creative residents, asking them to divulge their best kept secrets. From […]

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Destinations

Sete Cidades. Image: © 2016 Laura Jean Sargent

Discover São Miguel – the largest of the Azores islands

Nestled on Europe’s western fringe, over 1,300 kilometres west of mainland Portugal, you’ll find the Portuguese Azores Islands. Charmingly wild, comparatively unexplored and (thanks to the recently launched direct flights […]

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Destinations, Food & Drink

Il Tetto Restaurant & Bar, London. Image courtesy of Il Tetto Restaurant & Bar

London’s best rooftop bars and restaurants

Whatever the weather, look to the skies to find some of London’s best restaurants and bars, located on the rooftops. Nothing beats seeing a city from this new perspective, whether […]

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Food & Drink

Singapore Sling cocktail. Image: iStock/bhofack2

The stories behind the world’s most famous cocktails

Nothing says summer quite like sipping on chilled cocktails late into the light evenings. Bitter, sweet, shaken, stirred, we’ve all got our go-to drink when happy hour comes around. But […]

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Culture, Destinations, Food & Drink

Havana, Cuba. Image: iStock/ArtMarie

48 hours in: Havana

Experiencing Havana is like jumping into a real-life kaleidoscope. Pile century-spanning architecture onto wave-lashed sea walls, add some dusty city parks to the constant echo of live music, and throw […]

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Destinations, People

My city: San Francisco

My city: San Francisco

Our ‘my city’ series puts a new perspective on some of our favourite places, as we catch up with creative residents, asking them to divulge their best kept secrets. From […]

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Culture, Destinations

Cuba. Image: iStock/danmirica12

A practical travel guide to Cuba

With the anticipation of change hanging over its unique appeal, Cuba has accelerated to the top of travel wish lists worldwide, and understandably so. This is a place of magical […]

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Culture, Travel advice

Dining etiquette around the world: the dos and don’ts

Dining etiquette around the world: the dos and don’ts

When travelling around the world, you’re bound to end up in a local restaurant somewhere along the way, and then what? Fork, spoon, or chopsticks? To tip or not? As […]

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Travel advice

Image from Heritance Kandalama in Sri Lanka, one of the Top 15 Green Hotels in the World and holder of a Bronze LEED Award for Green Building. Image: Heritance Kandalama

How to spot an eco-friendly hotel

Eco-conscious travel is on the rise, with hotels around the globe adopting environmental initiatives on all manner of scales. Whether large or small, they all count in our book and, […]

by × February 9, 2016 × 0 comments