Welcome to the final month of the year. The season of goodwill is upon us, winter is officially here, days are short and festivities are gaining momentum.
How often have we by-passed the historic city of Naples, leaving its airport in the seedy Capodichino area to the north-east of the city, en route for either Capri or the Amalfi Coast?
Admittedly it’s not beautiful in comparison with elegant, soigné Paris, nor does it have the historic magnificence of London or the grandeur of ancient Rome.
As we flew above the Kalahari, its parched, desert landscape soon gave way to pods of green foliage resembling islets, some dotted with stately palms.
October means that fall is here, the season when our thoughts focus on travel to far-flung continents and new adventures.
A gated community for the privileged is how many people think of Mustique. To an extent, this is correct. Even as you descend onto the immaculate airport strip, with its perfectly maintained tarmac, and arrive at the tiny arrivals hall it feels, shall we say, somewhat elitist.
There is little inspiring scenery or archi-tecture on the drive south from Bari to Savelletri and at first sight the landscape seems rather flat and boring compared with more popular parts of the country…
If you are seeking the most exceptional, luxurious accommodation outside London, with top cuisine, in a gorgeous bucolic setting, we think we may have found what you are looking for. It promises to be the UK’s finest new country house hotel.
There is nothing worse than a hotel claiming to be the ultimate in luxury when it simply does not deliver. You know how much you loved a place by how ready you are to leave.
Having spent time on Mykonos earlier this summer we decided to return to Greece to discover other lesser-known islands in our favourite Cyclades group.
The great migration has finally arrived in Kenya. This exhilarating annual spectacle, when thousands of wildebeest cross the Mara river, is now underway.
Welcome to the month of August. High summer is over and it won’t be long before August Bank Holiday in the UK and Labor Day in the US are upon us.
“A nod to the Arab identity of Jaffa in what promises to become Israel’s finest hotel”
The heel of Italy is a relatively well-kept secret. There is little in the way of inspiring scenery or architecture on the drive south from Bari to the pretty little port of Savelletri.
Provence is basking in full 30 degree sunshine, the skies of the Aegean are vibrant blue, days are long, nights are warm and drawing in late.
There are beautiful hilltop towns and villages, rolling countryside, vineyards and gorgeous vistas. This is Provence.
Bodrum is back. We were there last week in perfect early summer conditions, the hotels looking great, occupancy levels high, weather perfect and the sea as enticing as we can ever recall.
Just back from Mykonos with the latest and best from the Aegean’s favourite jet set island
The month of June signals the start of the summer season in the UK with Royal Ascot, Henley and Wimbledon as highlight sporting and social events
Is there anything that annoys like noise? Given the sophistication and substantial investment in most hotel and restaurant designs, it never ceases to amaze us how many places seem to take no account of acoustics.
An appreciation of art and an eagerness to experience it first hand has long enthused international travellers and today that passion is further fuelled by an explosion of interest in contemporary art.
When it comes to London, the choice of hotels is truly impressive. Most of the big names are represented, each with their devotees. Maybourne, Dorchester, Firmdale, Four Seasons, Bulgari, Mandarin Oriental, Shangri-la et al. are all in London, with more to come next year.
The Museum of Contemporary African Art, otherwise known as Zeitz MOCAA, has finally arrived in Cape Town. It is, by far, the most exciting part of the otherwise underwhelming V&A Waterfront with its shopping malls, average restaurants, lacklustre hotels and waterways reminiscent of London’s Docklands.
Lima, city on the ocean and capital of Peru, has a unique charm of its own with a very impressive food culture.