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By Olga
On: 6th July, 2014

Seeing Southern California

  • USA
  • California

'I suddenly realized I was in California. Warm, palmy air - air you can kiss - and palms.' Although Jack Kerouac's On the Road didn't impress me, he did a pretty good job at describing what it feels like to arrive in Southern California.

By Lisa Corcoran
On: 26th June, 2014

Defining Luxury Travel: Part 1

In the first blog of our series on defining luxury travel, Lisa Corcoran of Travel Notebook and Passage To Luxury fame shares her views on luxury travel.

By Tom
On: 12th June, 2014

In Defence of Ryanair (Sort of)

  • Italy

It's been a decade since I set foot on a Ryanair plane... the question is, would I live to regret using them again?

By Flora
On: 8th June, 2014

Greek Island Hopping: Santorini

  • Greece
  • Santorini

The continuation of Flora's Greek Odyssey sees her exploring sublime Santorini, perhaps the most famous of Greece's islands, famous for its giant sea-filled caldera created by an ancient volcanic eruption.

By Flora
On: 26th May, 2014

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

  • Greece
  • Mykonos

Flora has recently returned from a spot of island hopping in Greece; tirelessly researching all the very best hotels, beaches, views and restaurants... poor her! This is the first in a three-part series in which Flora explores the beautiful Mykonos.

By Ra
On: 29th April, 2014

Discovering Magnificent Madagascar

  • Madagascar
  • The Beaches of Madagascar

Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world and a mere 250 miles off the coast of mainland Africa but it still remains a largely undiscovered corner of the continent. I've just returned and can really only describe it as the most fascinating and beautiful country I've ever been to.…

View of Ometepe across Lake Nicaragua

By Jess
On: 1st April, 2014

Nicaragua: Under-rated but Utterly Enchanting

  • Nicaragua

How much do you know about Nicaragua? This little gem of a destination (well, it's actually the biggest central American country) is oft-overlooked as a holiday destination when placed next to the big boys of Latin America - Brazil, Argentina, Mexico. Nicaragua was my first venture outside…

By Guest blogger
On: 12th January, 2014

An American Road Trip: Bryce Canyon and Zion

  • Las Vegas & the Grand Canyon
  • USA

Guest blogger Tony Herbert embarks upon the final leg of his tailor made American road trip, visiting the vast Bryce Canyon and the russet red sandstone landscapes of Zion, Utah.

By Guest blogger
On: 6th January, 2014

An American Road Trip: Arches National Park

  • USA
  • Las Vegas & the Grand Canyon

A USA road trip is a real once in a lifetime holiday experience for many - our guest blogger included. In part four Tony Herbert's American Road Trip blog series, he discovers eastern Utah's Arches National Park.

By Guest blogger
On: 1st January, 2014

How China celebrates New Year

  • China

To the 80% of the planet's population that aren't Chinese, the celebration practices of Chinese New Year are still shrouded in relative mystery, save for abstract flashes of association: the colour red! Dancing dragons! Paper lanterns!