6 OF THE BEST AUSTRALIAN WINE REGIONS

Ideal for a vineyard tour down under. The embodiment of ‘New World’ wine in its intensely fruity, fleshy finish, Australian wine is some of our favourite in the world, old or new. A holiday to this great country to sample some of the good stuff, then, is a dream...

HOTEL REVIEW: JULES ET JIM – THE IDEAL PLACE FOR A LOVE STORY IN PARIS’ TRENDIEST NEIGHBOURHOOD

For those in thrall to the seductive pull of Paris, a warning; not every love story has a happy ending. For every snatched kiss at the top of the Tower, another is interrupted with an uninvited selfie stick. For each waft of your partner’s Chanel, as you walk hand-in-hand along the Seine, an accompanying punctuation of the river’s own...

HOTEL REVIEW: VIC3 BANGKOK – THE IDEAL PLACE FOR AN AFFORDABLE STAY IN BANGKOK’S HIPPEST NEIGHBOURHOOD

Once unheard of, then Bangkok’s best-kept secret, but now with the cat truly out the bag; Ari is the Thai capital’s hippest ‘hood.  Perfectly situated, well connected, exquisite food options, cute cafes, trendy bars; it’s all here. Perhaps most unusually for Bangkok, it feels laid back, gently paced and, whisper it, rather lean, green and clean. To make the...

HOTEL REVIEW: HOTEL MAX, PARIS – IDEAL FOR A WEEKEND AWAY IN AN ACCESSIBLE AND QUIET AREA

Welcome to Paris. Effortless chic? Tick. The finest food on every thoroughfare. Yep, still intact. Drags on gauloise still punctuate debate over Sartre. The nostalgic smell of caramelised cheese from Breton crepes floats out from bakeries, always. But there’s something different in the air, too. It’s late September, the sun is shining and the vibe is gloriously laid back....

5 OF THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Phew. This year has been a bit of a drag, right? And that’s putting things very mildly indeed. We could all do with some escapism right now, a place to take our mind off the world’s troubles, to rest, relax, and unwind.  Let us introduce you to the Coconut...

5 REMOTE, RURAL UK STAYCATIONS FOR 2020

Ideal for those seeking a holiday off the beaten track. Britain’s holiday destinations have been somewhat overlooked in recent years, with budget flights further afield allowing people to travel to their heart’s content. For obvious reasons, the second half of 2020 looks set to see holidays in the UK...

5 IDEAL TIPS FOR MANAGING YOUR FINANCES AS A DIGITAL NOMAD

Your office is the beach and your idea of a tea break is heading to the local bar for an ice cold beer. You can work from anywhere in the world, at any time, as long as you can get online. For you, ‘the commute’ is a short stroll to a shady spot under a palm tree. Hmmm. If...

WET WEATHER HIKING: 5 ESSENTIAL ITEMS YOU’LL NEED

Ideal for those with an adventurous spirit. Keen hikers will know that umbrellas and a Mac just won’t do. Inclement weather is all part of the fun when braving the elements and submitting yourself to nature’s mercy, but that doesn’t mean you should sell yourself short on your next...

8 OF THE BEST TRAVEL LAPTOPS

Ideal for business or leisure. Whether you regularly go abroad for work or you're planning a few months of solo adventuring, you’ll know that so often a functioning, convenient laptop is your best travel companion. The reasons that laptops have become such...

6 IDEAL WAYS TO SATISFY YOUR WANDERLUST DURING LOCKDOWN

Trips have been cancelled. Plans put on hold. Even our afternoon stroll is under threat. Escapism; it’s all we’ve got right now. But how exactly do you see the sights of unexplored, exotic destinations from the sanctity of your living room? How do you recreate the flavours of your favourite far flung...

5 OF THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN MALAGA

...IDEAL for a holiday of culture, cuisine, sand and sun. The capital of the Costa del Sol, Malaga is slowly shedding its unfair reputation as a destination for Brits to get sunburnt and sozzled. Now, it’s a town seriously on the up, with a thriving arts scene, glorious architecture, hiking opportunities, a fabulous cuisine and beautiful beaches. Yes please! Though...

5 MUST VISIT PLACES TO VISIT IN COSTA RICA, IDEAL FOR YOUR NEXT HOLIDAY

They say variety is the spice of life, right? And with so much of that life spent chained to the office desk, those precious 28 days of annual leave need to be spent embracing the broadest range of destinations and activities possible. Perhaps nowhere on the planet encapsulates life’s rich tapestry, of adventure, activity, landscape and leisure like Costa...

5 IDEAL PLACES EVERY TOURIST SHOULD VISIT IN HAWAII

Hawaii, it has to be said, is both somewhat iconic and something of a mystery. We’ve all eaten a poke bowl, worn a necklace of flowers and perhaps even done a little hula. Most of us will have heard of (or even enjoyed) a traditional Luau feast, but could you actually pinpoint the 50th state on a map? Could...

5 IDEAL BARGAIN FLIGHT DESTINATIONS IN EUROPE FOR JANUARY 2020

The new decade has barely begun, the ink is still wet on our resolutions (the liver’s still wet too) but already our focus is drifting to our next holiday. Let’s face it, the post Christmas bank balance isn’t quite as ship shape as we’d like it, and rationalising a jaunt abroad so soon into January can be tricky. But we...

5 IDEAL TRAVEL TIPS FOR MARRAKECH FIRST-TIMERS 

Marrakech, Morocco. Say the words out loud and immediately you’re transported. Images of dusty red stone, souks bustling with activity, the smells of barbequed meat and dry spices mixed with leather, the bitter yet refreshing taste of mint green tea, the sound of bartering and the Call to Prayer...it’s a multi sensory experience, if ever there was one. As...