Articles by: Secret Escapes

Competitions, People

Spotlight on: Kerstin Hellman, travel photographer

Spotlight on: Kerstin Hellman, travel photographer

Is there a dreamier occupation than travel photography? We chat to the very talented Kerstin Hellman, who moved to Ireland’s scenic west coast to capture its crashing coastline and romantic […]

by × October 21, 2014 × 0 comments

Everything Else

The bar at Hotel Americano

Tipping in New York City: a guide to who, when and how much

When you travel to another country, it can be a minefield to know when to tip and how much to leave. Nowhere is this debacle more mind-boggling than the United […]

by × September 18, 2014 × 3 comments

Places, Style

Designer dreams: 15 of the most fashionable hotels in the world

Designer dreams: 15 of the most fashionable hotels in the world

Fashion and travel have always been tightly entwined (and not just because of expensive luggage). In celebration of London Fashion Week, take a look at our round-up of the world’s most […]

by × September 15, 2014 × 0 comments

Places

Sunless wonders – where to give the beach the cold shoulder

Sunless wonders – where to give the beach the cold shoulder

To most people, summer is the highlight of the year. But if you’re much more of a winter lover, the warm temperatures and sunshine can get a little too much. […]

by × August 21, 2014 × 0 comments

Places

London’s best secret gardens

London’s best secret gardens

Green space in a city is such a treasure and London is lucky enough to have parks in abundance. But London doesn’t do things by halves and the many Royal […]

by × August 14, 2014 × 0 comments

Everything Else

Hotel news: The Bloxham is back

Hotel news: The Bloxham is back

Dust off that flapper dress and practice your Charleston, The Bloxham hotel is about to open its doors, shake the absinthe cocktails and turn on those art deco lights after […]

by × June 27, 2014 × 2 comments

Places

The world’s most beautiful infinity pools

The world’s most beautiful infinity pools

An infinity pool is the height of luxury for a hotel and for some, they’re a key aspect of of booking a holiday (See the jaw-dropping views from the above […]

by × June 18, 2014 × 2 comments

Places

Our stay of the week – W Verbier

Our stay of the week – W Verbier

Just when it seemed Verbier couldn’t get any more glamorous, a W landed. Shortly before Christmas ’13, Switzerland’s chicest alpine resort got an edge, tearing up the classic chalet rulebook […]

by × May 21, 2014 × 0 comments

Places

Is Cornwall the UK’s best holiday destination?

Is Cornwall the UK’s best holiday destination?

In the far south western corner of the UK lies Cornwall, a county full of character, charm and a proud Celtic heritage. Picture the scene; a coastline scattered with beautiful […]

by × May 20, 2014 × 0 comments

Places

An insider’s guide to Dubai

An insider’s guide to Dubai

All that glitters is probably actual gold in glamorous Dubai, but aside from sprawling shopping malls, luxurious spa treatments and extravagant hotels, there are plenty of other things to discover […]

by × April 2, 2014 × 3 comments

Places

Slieve League Cliffs, image from here: http://www.juzaphoto.com/me.php?p=1&pg=3528&l=en

Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

For one of the most scenic and dramatic road trips you’ll ever experience, there’s no need to hop aboard a transatlantic flight. Writer Becky Wicks takes a drive on the […]

by × March 17, 2014 × 2 comments

Places

A mini guide to the Welsh coast (and your chance to win £1,000 in hotel vouchers)

A mini guide to the Welsh coast (and your chance to win £1,000 in hotel vouchers)

Wales is known for a lot of things (who’s getting excited about Hay Festival?), but there are two things that make it really stand out: its beautiful countryside and its […]

by × February 27, 2014 × 7 comments