Jul 25

The Best Things to do in Seville Spain


Welcome to the city where orange blossom mingles with fountains in quiet courtyards while passion flames in the streets. Home to flamenco, inspiration for Carmen and the springboard for Columbus’ voyage to the new world, Seville never bores her guests. After half a decade living there, here’s my guide to the best things to do in Seville, Spain.

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Jun 27

Lisbon Restaurants Where Locals Eat

Food , South Europe , Western Europe

Relishing a few days in the foodie city of Lisbon, I’d scribbled suggestions, pinned pictures on Pinterest, flitted hearts across instagram and whatever else we’re supposed to do in this social media age before taking our taste buds anywhere.

I had the additional perk of knowing not one, not two but three food writers familiar with the city and, quite literally, ran into a woman who wrote the book on travel and eating out in Portugal only a few weeks before.

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Jun 08

Things To Do in Daytona Beach, Florida


Stretching along Florida’s Atlantic coast, Daytona Beach is famous for its broad sweep of beach and its status as the home of the Daytona 500 NASCAR race, held at the Daytona International Speedway.

But that’s not all Daytona Beach has to offer.

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May 05

Gin, Sin and the Xoriguer Distillery in Menorca

Food , Spain

Menorca threw several surprises my way when I visited. Wild flowers, for one, with fields flush with poppies, violets and periwinkles all dancing like hippies in the sun. There were bronze age settlements for another, and olive oil-soaked cheese, cured lovingly by hand and made from milk gathered freshly that morning.

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May 01

7 of the Best Spas in the World 2019

Travel Tips

Best spas in the worldThe Best Spas in the World, 2019A combination of good fortune, hard work and a devilishly tricky spine have led me to seek out spa treatments all around the world. But what is it that makes a good spa great? What makes it one of the best in the world? Quick Navigation The […]

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Apr 17

The Cloud Forests of Ecuador: “Rain but not from the sky”

South America

The cloud forests of Ecuador are not awash with colour. Instead, they pick a single one and run with it.

Green isn’t just green here, it’s gob smacking, gut punching, grandstanding green, a green that explodes with greedy, reckless abandon.

The cloud forest column runs virtually along the whole country. At 2000 metres above sea level, its steep slopes and subtropical valleys teem with wildlife.

And you can visit. Here’s how, with cloud forest facts and a plan to get you to Ecuador.

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Mar 20

The Best Travel Quotes for Inspiring Wanderlust (Including Those You Don’t Already Know)

Travel Chat

Travel quotes bring out the best and the worst in us. Some we’ve grown blind to. Others whisper to that part of our soul that looks to the stars and dreams of more. Beyond just looking pretty on Instagram or Pinterest, travel quotes tap into our shared human history. Our literature. Our thoughts. Our outlooks. Our worlds.

So here’s a list of the best, most inspiring travel quotes I’ve found after a decade on the road, gathering words and pictures.

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Mar 17

Summer in Lech: “The Door to Pure Nature” in Austria


Lech Zürs am Arlberg is a small place that attracts big names to its ski slopes. The Jordanian Royal Family. Formerly, Princess Diana. But summer in Lech is often overlooked. New flavours, traditional herb walks and innovative art installations spice up these hiking routes in Austria. Locals call it “the door to pure nature.”

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