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Glazebrook House Hotel – Dartmoor, Devon

Glazebrook House Hotel – Dartmoor, Devon

One of the first things that you will no doubt notice stepping in to Glazebrook House is the stuffed flamingo and an emu skeleton that stare serenely at each other across the richly decorated lobby. You will also spot a glass-topped boat propellor as a table, an ornate birdcage and […]

by × July 19, 2017 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

The New Sackler Courtyard at the V&A London

The New Sackler Courtyard at the V&A London

Do you remember Spiral, the £100m Daniel Libeskind proposal for the Victoria & Albert Museum? Hugely controversial it proposed the insertion of a pile of tumbling and intersecting cubes in to the space now occupied by the new Sackler Courtyard. One critic noted that Libeskind’s wonky pile looked like “the Guggenheim […]

by × July 14, 2017 × 0 comments

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Haunted Hollywood – at the Culver Hotel and other Hollywood Haunts

Haunted Hollywood – at the Culver Hotel and other Hollywood Haunts

There is no doubt that Hollywood is a hotbed of ghost stories. There are several ‘Haunted Hollywood’ tours with an abundance of stories to be told; some perhaps are wish-fulfilment (surely there ‘must’ be stories about Marilyn Monroe!) whilst others seem to have more grounding from genuine tales. What is […]

by × July 11, 2017 × 0 comments

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Mountain Shadows Resort – Paradise Valley, Scottsdale AZ

Mountain Shadows Resort – Paradise Valley, Scottsdale AZ

Five minutes through Passport Control, bags waiting, and a super fast rental pickup? Arriving at Phoenix airport after phase one of its $600m improvement is a welcome change from the shoddy LAX and a great start to our south-western adventures. We make the most of this by spending a few […]

by × June 19, 2017 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Health & Beauty, Travel

A Crystal Sound Bath at the Integratron – Joshua Tree, California

A Crystal Sound Bath at the Integratron – Joshua Tree, California

Greetings Earthlings. Not sure what you need after after a hard days sightseeing at the beautiful Joshua Tree National Park? Well, in that case how about a rejuvenating, spiritual-healing, chakra-aligning, time-travelling sound-bath experience at the Venusian-crafted Integratron? It may not be what you had in mind before you started reading […]

by × June 16, 2017 × 0 comments

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Vaya Solden – Ötztal, Austria

Vaya Solden – Ötztal, Austria

The name is Q, Ice-Q. Majestically overlooking the resort of Solden, high in the Austrian Oetztal Alps, is this ultra modern mountain restaurant, famously a major location in the recent filming of Spectre, the latest film in the Bond franchise. Ice-Q also sits atop a highly impressive recent gondola, the […]

by × May 18, 2017 × 0 comments

Food, Travel

The Avli Lounge Hotel – Rethymnon, Crete

The Avli Lounge Hotel – Rethymnon, Crete

Which Crete do you want to visit?  It is the inevitable question when planning a trip to Greece’s largest and most southerly island. Crete offers it all – historic sites, beautiful scenery, fabulous beaches or perhaps wild nightlife. There are sleepy hamlets unchanged in centuries, hippy resorts and bustling cities. Every style and […]

by × May 15, 2017 × 0 comments

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Skiing in the Otztal – Solden, Obergurgl & Hochgurgl, Austria

Skiing in the Otztal – Solden, Obergurgl & Hochgurgl, Austria

The Otztal region of the Austrian Alps is one whose name may have a ring of familiarity. Perhaps it is via Otzi the iceman – a remarkable five-thousand year old mummy discovered nearby in 1991, virtually on the Italian border. Alternatively it may be a notorious event back in the 19th century that […]

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Mas Salagros Eco Resort & Aire Spa – Near Barcelona, Spain

Mas Salagros Eco Resort & Aire Spa – Near Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona has become one of the most popular short break destinations in Europe. And with good reason – it is a vibrant, artistic and exciting city, once home to cultural icons like Dali, Gaudi and Miro and with enough varied sights for many return visits. The region however is worth […]

by × April 25, 2017 × 0 comments

Food, Travel

The Langham Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood – Boston

The Langham Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood – Boston

Back in 1840, Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, would become rather peckish around four o’clock in the afternoon. With evening meal still a long way off, at a fashionable 8pm, she asked that a tray of tea and cake be brought to her. Soon she began inviting friends to […]

by × April 13, 2017 × 0 comments

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The Nockberge Biosphere Reserve – Rural Austria at its Best

The Nockberge Biosphere Reserve – Rural Austria at its Best

The people of the Nockberge Biosphere Reserve in Austria feel rather ignored – and that is just the way they like it. For this is a stunningly beautiful and delightfully peaceful oasis that mass tourism has largely passed by. Named after the rounded peaks that dominate the region it is […]

by × April 4, 2017 × 0 comments

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Umaid Bhawan Palace

Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

The Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur is part luxury hotel (managed by Taj Hotels), part museum, and is also one of the world’s largest private residences: the principal home of the Jodhpur royal family. It was named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present owner of the palace, Gaj […]

by × March 27, 2017 × 0 comments