Articles by: Abbie Cohen

Culture, Destinations

Mayfield Lavender Farm in Banstead. Image: iStock/CharliePhotox

15 unique outdoor activities in and around London this summer

London offers more for summer fun-seekers than might meet the eye: whether with a refreshing kayaking session along the Thames, a day out in fragrant lavender fields, or even a tan […]

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Destinations

Saignon, France. Image: iStock/jenifoto

Nine charming small towns you need to visit in the South of France

When sunshine, incredible food and compelling landscapes call your name, add these small French towns to your must-visit list: from a hilltop spot overlooking the whole of the French Riviera to […]

by × May 30, 2018 × 1 comment

Hotels

Image courtesy of Brown Beach House Hotel & Spa, Trogir

Croatia’s coastline: 11 hotels with incredible interiors

When it comes to Croatia, fewer cities are as sought-after as those dotted along its 1,800-kilometre coastline – little wonder, given the Adriatic Sea’s magnetic appeal. Whether you’re looking to walk […]

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Destinations, Food & Drink

Lisbon, Portugal. Image: iStock/SeanPavonePhoto

Lisbon city guide: where to eat, shop, stay and more

Once a trading port city at the mouth of the Tagus river, Portugal’s Lisbon has grown (and to this day, still carries on growing) into a fantastically diverse hotspot, with […]

by × April 20, 2018 × 0 comments

Hotels

Image courtesy of Arctic Fox Igloos

The most unique and unusual hotels around the world

If you’ve always dreamed of falling asleep in an Arctic glass igloo, reliving your childhood in a tropical treehouse or cosying up in a room hewn entirely out of ice, […]

by × March 22, 2018 × 0 comments

Food & Drink

Our guide to London’s best afternoon tea

Our guide to London’s best afternoon tea

When a builder’s tea and a digestive won’t cut it, treat yourself to a tiered taste of English eccentricity and history. From iconic settings for afternoon tea purists to quirky newcomers, […]

by × March 5, 2018 × 0 comments

Hotels

Image courtesy of The Portobello Hotel, London

16 incredible hotel rooms with bathtubs

No matter whether you’re on a fast-paced city break or an idyllic rural escape, respite and relaxation are always key at the end of each day – and you’ll find fewer […]

by × February 5, 2018 × 0 comments

Destinations

Madeira, Portugal. Image: iStock/aqualuso

Eight epic destinations for last-minute winter sun

Open fires, hot chocolate and snowy walks paint a pretty picture, but let’s face it: sometimes, a sun-soaked change of scene is the only pick-me-up we really need during the cold […]

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Hotels

Image: Caro Hotel

Our stay of the week – Caro Hotel, Valencia

Converted from a 19th-century marquis’ palace, the five-star Caro Hotel is a gorgeous abode with intriguing interiors in one of Valencia’s oldest neighbourhoods. Sleek, elegant and contemporary in style, it tastefully […]

by × December 18, 2017 × 0 comments

Culture, Destinations

Shinjuku in Tokyo, Japan. Image: iStock/Mustang_79

Eight unique ways to celebrate Christmas around the world

When a traditionally white Christmas with all the usual trimmings won’t quite cut it (or, should we say, carve it), remember that a world of refreshing customs and celebrations beg to […]

by × November 29, 2017 × 0 comments