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Scene setting: 10 iconic movie locations around the world

Scene setting: 10 iconic movie locations around the world

Films often inspire our lust for travel, and we got to thinking about some of the world’s most iconic filming locations; places that have inspired writers, locations that lit up […]

by × January 30, 2016 × 1 comment

People, Places

My city: Reykjavik

My city: Reykjavik

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 […]

by × January 27, 2016 × 1 comment

Culture, Places

An alternative adventure in Georgia

An alternative adventure in Georgia

From its scenic snowy peaks to its rolling green winelands, Georgia is home to some of the planet’s most breathtaking scenery. Ancient churches cling to clifftops and hideaway monasteries lie carved […]

by × January 21, 2016 × 1 comment

Hotels

Photograph: Milton Gan Photography

Our stay of the week – Town Hall Hotel and Apartments, London

If there is anything London lacks, it certainly isn’t the opportunity to impress a discerning, décor-adoring guest – and with no need for any bells and whistles, the Mad Men-sleek and minimalist-chic […]

by × January 13, 2016 × 0 comments

Culture, Places

Iceland: journey to another world

Iceland: journey to another world

It’s not often you can say you feel like you’ve travelled to a different world – particularly when such a world is a mere three-hour flight away. Yet many first-time […]

by × December 2, 2015 × 0 comments

Places

Hot hotel openings of 2015

Hot hotel openings of 2015

You don’t need an intrepid disposition and a brain bursting with survival tactics to call yourself an explorer – just-opened hotels offer every chance to discover something new. You won’t […]

by × December 1, 2015 × 1 comment

Places

Derwentwater Lake, Lake District National Park. Image: iStock

The UK’s best National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The curious Isles of Scilly, romantic Cotswold towns, picturesque Lake District pools… memorable sights are not hard to come by in some of the UK’s most awe-inspiring and diverse National […]

by × November 25, 2015 × 0 comments

Places

Mayrhofen, Austria. Image: iStock

Where to ski? Pick the right piste for you

These resorts have the luxury, the family-friendly vibes, the après scene – whatever you need for the perfect ski trip. Our resident snow pro, Marcus Blunt,  has put together a […]

by × November 18, 2015 × 4 comments

Hotels

Our stay of the week – Villa Nicola, Amsterdam

Our stay of the week – Villa Nicola, Amsterdam

Proof that Amsterdam is currently one of the hippest cities in Europe, Villa Nicola’s fusion of mid-century modern and avant-garde flair feels bang up to date. This early 20th century […]

by × November 10, 2015 × 0 comments

Hotels

Our stay of the week – The Vuyani Safari Lodge, South Africa

Our stay of the week – The Vuyani Safari Lodge, South Africa

Take ten ludicrously romantic suites, place them in the wilderness and the result is this – The Vuyani Safari Lodge. Located within a private game reserve on the edge of […]

by × October 27, 2015 × 0 comments

Places

Kyrgyzstan: an adventure in land-locked Central Asia

Kyrgyzstan: an adventure in land-locked Central Asia

Few countries are so completely off the beaten track, that saying you’ve visited them will automatically garner attention from your peers. They’ll wonder: what’s the food like? Why did you […]

by × October 15, 2015 × 0 comments

Hotels

Our stay of the week – Thompson Miami Beach

Our stay of the week – Thompson Miami Beach

Update June 2016 – since this post was first published, the hotel has been purchased by the Hyatt group and though it looks the same, it’s now called The Confidante […]

by × September 23, 2015 × 2 comments