I spent many of my childhood summer holidays with my grandparents in their house on the Dorset/Wiltshire border, so I was very happy to accept an invitation to stay in the Limestone Hotel in Lulworth Cove; a weekend there would give me a chance to explore a part of theContinue Reading

Ugbrooke Park in south Devon has a rich history and among its Capability Brown designed landscapes lie some of the finest sporting opportunities and hospitality the UK has to offer. At the helm of Ugbrooke Park is Alexander Clifford, who took over the reigns of this sporting estate after hisContinue Reading

One of the fastest-growing destinations for UK travellers is Costa Rica and with direct flights, luxury lodges and a world leading nature and eco-tourism industry, it is easy to see why. To those travellers who might not yet be enticed by the allure of this fabulous country then they wouldContinue Reading

The Whitby Hotel in Manhattan’s Upper Midtown is a stylish and fun New York retreat, says Rosie Fuller. “We feel that Midtown can be just that little bit too serious, and what we wanted to add was colour and wit,” says Kit Kemp, interior designer of The Whitby Hotel, whichContinue Reading

Visiting far-flung locations to play golf for the benefit of readers is a tough life, but someone has to do it. So when Paul Trow was invited to Mauritius for the fourth time in 25 years he was quick to say ‘yes’. What is it about Mauritius? The dodo, itsContinue Reading

Acting as a home from home, where clients can be entertained in style – country club membership is a popular option. After all, where else can you wine and dine in privacy, enjoy a game of golf, try out a spa, undertake countless sports and enjoy a wide range ofContinue Reading

The Bordeaux region, with its historic vineyards, superb destination hotels and numerous gastronomic specialties is an unsurpassed (long) weekend destination for lovers of great food, scenery and drink, says James Lawrence. Bordeaux La Belle Au Bois Dormant (Sleeping Beauty) scarcely sleeps at all in the 21st century. Its gloriously handsomeContinue Reading

The word resort can be interpreted in many ways; here in the UK it reminds me of hideous faux-independent hotels full of botox’d gym-goers nibbling salad, hen parties enjoying the on-site spa and cheap prosecco, and business men stalking the bar in the hope of some one-on-one extra-curricular fun. Or,Continue Reading

Madrid may be Spain’s capital, but it is Seville that has truly captured my heart. Andalucia’s biggest and most exciting city, Seville has been seducing visitors for centuries; one of the first people recorded as falling in love was the 11th century Muslim poet-king Al-Mutamid. The place is working itsContinue Reading