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New York’s hidden subway station

New York’s hidden subway station

City Hall subway station in New York. This palatial station with its tiled ceilings, ornate glass and brass fixtures opened in 1904, but sadly, its elegance wasn’t to be enjoyed […]

by × March 25, 2012 × 0 comments

Places

Top five: European cycling destinations

Top five: European cycling destinations

Two years ago, I discovered cycling. Even though it was the wrinkle-inducing daily scrum on the tube that got me started (rather than a penchant for exercise), I was hooked […]

by × March 21, 2012 × 0 comments

Food & Drink

Places to eat (and drink) in New York City

Places to eat (and drink) in New York City

Book the three-course prix fix lunch in the 35th floor Asiate restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. It’s available 12-2pm Mon-Fri. You can book ahead on their website and for […]

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Places

Secret Escapes carries on glamping

Secret Escapes carries on glamping

According to the Collins English Dictionary, glamping is a “form of camping in which participants enjoy physical comforts associated with more luxurious types of holiday”. In the successful marriage of […]

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Places

Holiday with the National Trust

Holiday with the National Trust

As an avid reader of Dickens and Hardy, it’s long been a dream of mine to bonnet-up and live the life of a fictional character from the early 1900s (or […]

by × February 5, 2012 × 0 comments

Food & Drink, Places

Ferdi's burgers. Image: Ferdi

Three of the best burgers in Paris

The classic French offerings on restaurant menus are always a treat – escargot, langoustines dripping in cream, foie gras and steak tartare. But believe me when we tell you, the hero […]

by × February 4, 2012 × 0 comments

Style

Taschen city guides

Taschen city guides

Being the travel-loving people that we are, we like to know the ins and outs of a destination before we get there, but we don’t just want a dull travel […]

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Hotels, Places

Hotel of the week: Setai Fifth Avenue – New York

Hotel of the week: Setai Fifth Avenue – New York

The Setai Fifth Avenue is an incredible example of a five-star luxury hotel. Little over a year old, this hotel is a gleaming 60-story tower, standing elegantly over Fifth Avenue […]

by × December 6, 2011 × 0 comments

Places

Top five: weird and wonderful hotels

Top five: weird and wonderful hotels

Ever wondered what it would be like to design a hotel drawn solely from your imagination, without being made to come back down to earth? Well as it happens, clever […]

by × November 17, 2011 × 0 comments

Places

Travel news: easyJet launch flights to Iceland

Travel news: easyJet launch flights to Iceland

Itching to go to Iceland but always winced at the price of flights? Us too. Eating and drinking over there became way more affordable for us tourists and intrepid explorers […]

by × November 15, 2011 × 0 comments

Places

24 hours in: Boston

24 hours in: Boston

What can you do in this historic city if you have less than a day to pound the pavement? Ok, so we didn’t plan to spend such a little amount […]

by × November 8, 2011 × 0 comments

Places

Boutique hotel of the week: El Palauet Living Barcelona

Boutique hotel of the week: El Palauet Living Barcelona

Housed in an outstanding 1906 art nouveau building and located on one of the most sought-after streets in Barcelona, El Palauet is a private and exclusive collection of six palatial suites – […]

by × October 24, 2011 × 0 comments