Self-confessed Harley Davidson sceptic Jamie Clohesy has his mind blown and breath taken away astride a Fatboy on a fairy-tale trip There are certain times in any discerning gentleman’s life when one has to take things at face value and just ‘go with the flow’ no matter what one’s reservations.Read More →

Obertauern promises the most reliable snow anywhere in the Alps, says Kika Sroker-Miller. Famous for its starring role in the Beatles film Help and acknowledged as one of Austria’s finest ski resorts for beginners and intermediates, Obertauern is the highest ski resort in the SalzburgerLand region of Austria, its elevation andRead More →

Turn back the clock with a stay in Cairo There aren’t many places in the world as historically significant as Cairo. Situated on the Nile River in the north of Egypt, the city is in an almost unique position. On the one hand, it has become a sprawling modern cityRead More →

James Lawrence experiences the splendour of a luxury break in the Aeolian islands “Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.” John Steinbeck’s eulogy to the most enchanting part of the Amalfi Coast couldRead More →

In the world of luxury cruising, hotel barging is a niche concept, but one where passengers can glide through secluded landscapes in style Although the term ‘barging’ may conjure up images of narrowboats or coal lighters, hotel barging is a world away from these scenes from our industrial past. Indeed,Read More →

The Pig is redefining the idea of a rural country hotel Let us collectively banish the tired cliché of British country hotels as institutions where whispering is obligatory and the level of starch is palpable. The last fifteen years have seen a remarkable resurgence in the quality and quantity ofRead More →

Historic hotels are worlds apart from chain hotels, in that they each have a unique story and every room you visit is unlike the last. Historic hotels give visitors the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of some of the most important people in history, to experience the same spaceRead More →

We debunk the myth that Zurich is a poor man’s Berlin. Zurich is one of the travel industry’s greatest paradoxes: a vibrant, beautiful city break destination that many regard (without actually visiting) as incredibly boring. And so while Barcelona, Paris and Amsterdam are all bucket list destinations, Zurich is usuallyRead More →

Barnsley House is a gem of a hotel in the picturesque Cotswolds Over the past fifteen years a new breed of luxury British hotel has emerged: providing world-class food, amenities and accommodation without the stiff formality and pretension that once plagued upmarket venues. Moreover, acutely aware that adults searching forRead More →