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10 essential items to pack for a stylish weekend away in Europe

Many of our trips are made up of short breaks in Europe but being practical and stylish on our European weekend away isn’t easy, especially if we have a lot of walking to do and a large camera to carry. When people ask us how to pack light on a city trip, here’s 10 essentials I couldn’t live without…

Posted on: July 17th in Europe by .

Inside the Ferrari Driver Academy: an afternoon in the slow lane

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunities don’t come along all that often (funnily enough), and having been offered the chance to fly to Italy and go behind the scenes at Ferrari, this was one that couldn’t be turned down…

Posted on: July 17th in Our Trips, Travel by .

10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Myanmar

Even before the days of British colonialism and the ‘exotic east’ writings of luminaries like Rudyard Kipling, Somerset Maugham and George Orwell, Myanmar had long been a place of mystery and allure. With its legendary kingdoms, gorgeous landscapes, diverse people and fine examples of architectural and archaeological marvels, how could it not? These days, having re-joined the global community after 50 years of infamy at the hands of a ruling military junta…

Posted on: July 14th in Asia, Beautiful Places, Travel by .

10 things to do in Vienna – a native’s guide

Vienna is a beautiful, cultured city and so much more than just white Lippizzaner horses and Wiener Schnitzel. If you want to get a feel of real Vienna, strike a balance between must-see attractions, little known secrets and fun things that are typical for the Austrian capital. Here is my pocket manual for…

Posted on: July 8th in Europe by .

Exploring Uganda: from lazy days to raging waves

As I touched down in the country Winston Churchill once called “The Pearl of Africa” I wondered why neighbouring Kenya and Tanzania gets the lions share of travel press coverage while Uganda only seems to gets a tiny morsel. When I told my friends I was off to the landlocked East African country…

Posted on: July 8th in Africa by .

A Marrakech kitchen – cooking with Lalla Fatima

On the 18th May we flew out to the exotic North African country to start our seven night Moroccan adventure with the independent travel experts Rickshaw Travel. Spending three days in Marrakech, one of our days was spent in the company of Lalla Fatima at her cooking school…

Posted on: July 4th in Africa by .

Les Misérables – a London VIP show and tour

I have a confession to make. Even though more than 60 million people worldwide have seen Les Miserables on stage and the recent film has turned it into an extraordinary cultural phenomenon, I still haven’t seen the show, the film or even read the book. It’s not to say I haven’t been curious though…

Posted on: July 4th in Travel, UK by .

10 awesome London events to go this summer 

With the summer already in full swing, you shouldn’t be missing out on any more fun. From cool open air movies to lazing around on a city beach, here’s our top picks for 10 awesome London events to go this summer…

Posted on: July 1st in UK by .

Luxury evoJets review: the Carolinas

Though they are separate states with unique identities, both North and South Carolina share some gorgeous attributes for their throngs of yearly visitors. Majestic mountains, lush forests and serene beaches dot the map in both of these classic Mid-Atlantic States. The hospitality of both is also equally legendary…

Posted on: July 1st in Travel by .

Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France: a remembrance trip

As we walked around and listened to the guides, the true tragedy what had happened gradually started to sink in. The number of casualties during WW1 is believed to be around 37 million (with over 16 million deaths) and if you had passed through this particular corner of France towards the end of 1918, nothing would have remained, not a single house, church or even a tree….

Posted on: June 27th in Europe by .
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