Morocco travel: Tune in to windy city’s wavelength

Surfboard underarm, I had one thought: “Absolutely no chance.”  Fast-forward five days and I’d conquered my fear of open water and fish – and learnt to surf.  Thanks to a few one-to-one lessons from some very patient instructors, I’d stood up on my bright pink beginners’ board more times than I can count and rode […]

10 of the best places to stay on UK nature reserves

Old-Lands, Monmouthshire This historic country estate has been in the same family since the 1800s. Today’s inhabitants moved in with their young family five years ago and have slowly introduced a form of traditional, sustainable grazing management that is transforming the once intensively farmed fields into a species-rich landscape. Guests can stay in one of […]

The foodie traveller in Canada: glass of tomato wine anyone?

The idea of tomato wine may not sound appealing, but many a sommelier has taken Canada’s Omerto Sec for a crisp sauvignon blanc. In picturesque countryside near Quebec City, Pascale Miche runs Omerto, the world’s only commercial producer of aperitif tomato wine. Rather than the green and purple grapes you’ll find on a typical vineyard, […]

Costa Rica travel: Hang out in an eco paradise

It means “pure life” and you hear it everywhere in Costa Rica. Because the ethos of the warm, easygoing Tico people is to be positive, appreciate nature’s wonders… just live.  And after visiting their peaceful and breathtakingly beautiful Central American country, I understand why.  Costa Rica was once a banana republic famous for fine coffee. […]

Yacht charter in the Lofoten Islands – A Luxury Travel Blog

Atmospheric and spectacular, the Lofoten Islands in Norway are interconnected by winding roads and jaw-dropping fjords on the Norwegian Sea. Renowned for the welcoming locals and traditional fishing villages that dot the landscape in shades of red and yellow, this is a magical destination for a yacht charter amongst some incredible scenery. During summer, experience […]