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Hotels

Our stay of the week – Hotel Esencia, Riviera Maya

Our stay of the week – Hotel Esencia, Riviera Maya

Hotel Esencia in Mexico’s Xpu Há should really be called Hotel Esencial, because if there’s any one Mexican hotel that you should visit in your lifetime, it’s this one. Set […]

by × August 17, 2016 × 0 comments

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 […]

by × June 23, 2016 × 4 comments

Hotels

Photograph: www.roxyhotelnyc.com

Our stay of the week – The Roxy Hotel, New York City

A swanky and shimmering property both inside and out, The Roxy Hotel is suitably dressed to blend seamlessly into its surrounds – that of New York City’s coveted TriBeCa neighbourhood in Lower Manhattan, […]

by × June 2, 2016 × 0 comments

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 […]

by × April 19, 2016 × 1 comment

Destinations, Hotels

Hotel review: Hotel La Semilla, Playa del Carmen

Hotel review: Hotel La Semilla, Playa del Carmen

Driving around the buzzing Mexican beach town of Playa del Carmen is quite a challenge when it’s pitch black outside, you’re wiped out from 17 hours travelling and you haven’t driven […]

by × March 21, 2016 × 1 comment

Culture, Destinations

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

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

Travel advice

New York City, USA. Image: iStock

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 × 8 comments

Destinations

Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park, Maine. Image: iStock

Five must-visit places in New England

From its ultra-scenic seaside towns to its quirky annual pumpkin festivals, there is perhaps no better place to indulge in autumnal bliss than the USA’s New England. You’ll want to […]

by × July 29, 2012 × 1 comment