Europe

S’Amarador: one of Mallorca’s most beautiful beaches

S’Amarador: one of Mallorca’s most beautiful beaches

Mallorca is brimming with beautiful beaches – particularly along its eastern and southern coasts – but secluded S’Amarador is surely one of its best. Down in this more rural corner of the island, away from the bustling resorts of Alcudia, Pollenca and Magaluf, faded windmills […]

The Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath: Spa Review

The Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath: Spa Review

Sitting on natural hot springs, it’s no surprise that Bath boasts some of the finest and most indulgent spas in the UK – the Romans clearly hit watery gold when they first started using the city’s springs for bathing and relaxation. I was lucky enough […]

Hardware Société, Paris: the best breakfast in Montmartre?

Hardware Société, Paris: the best breakfast in Montmartre?

Paris is for lovers, and lovers of all things brunch are richly rewarded at this Aussie-style cafe transplanted to a Montmartre side street. I was recently staying in the area, and – despite my undying love of pain au chocolat – was after something slightly […]

Beginner’s Guide to the Paris Metro and RER

Beginner’s Guide to the Paris Metro and RER

I’m usually pretty good at doing my research prior to a trip, and getting my head around all the different planes, trains and automobiles involved – but Paris seemed unreasonably complicated. Personally, I would put it up there with Tokyo in terms of transport technicality. (Actually, […]

Beechfield House, Wiltshire: A Beautifully British Country Escape

Beechfield House, Wiltshire: A Beautifully British Country Escape

I recently had the good fortune to be staying at the lovely Beechfield House near Bath, on a dazzlingly gorgeous summer weekend. (We don’t get these too often in the UK, so just indulge me for a bit on this one). Having booked a hotel […]

Bournemouth: What to do Besides the Seaside

Bournemouth: What to do Besides the Seaside

I recently found myself in Bournemouth, one of the UK’s typical coastal towns complete with miles of sandy beach, promenade, fish and chips, ice cream, and all the other British seaside cliches. Before becoming a tourist hotspot playing host to over 5 million annual visitors, […]

The Bay Tree Hotel: A Luxurious Stay in the Cotswolds

The Bay Tree Hotel: A Luxurious Stay in the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds is not only crammed full of charming villages with stunning old buildings, it’s also got an embarrassment of riches when it comes to beautiful accommodation. Choosing a village to stay in is one thing, but then narrowing down a plush hotel for a […]

Helsinki: an architectural walking tour

Helsinki: an architectural walking tour

Set against the crisp blue Baltic sky, Helsinki’s buildings are breathtakingly striking. Finns take design exceptionally seriously; just take a look at any of the furniture or homeware shops around the city and you’ll find beautifully crafted pieces made with precision and careful consideration. Everything is […]

The Quick (and Very Dirty) Guide to London on a Budget

The Quick (and Very Dirty) Guide to London on a Budget

London – as with any major city – can be eye-wateringly expensive if you let it. For tourists and travellers who want to soak up as much of the capital as possible, the costs can soon start to add up, particularly when pricey food and drink […]

10 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Cotswolds this Spring

10 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Cotswolds this Spring

The Cotswolds is pure gold for tourists seeking out the English idyll of old – and even more so for the coach tours and guides that routinely deliver bus-loads of visitors to the various villages. The area itself is still an astonishingly untouched glimpse of […]



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