If you are planning a Cotswolds escape this summer then make sure you stop off at The Churchill Arms There are some assignments that are – as Kevin Bacon would say – no-brainers. So, when I was asked to spend a night in the Cotswolds to review a hotel/restaurant ownedContinue Reading

We discover where to find London’s finest afternoon tea “Your country’s one indisputable contribution to Western Civilization: afternoon tea,” observes the character Drax, in that thoroughly reprehensible Bond film, Moonraker. But misgivings about acting, plot and special effects aside, Michael Lonsdale’s droll observation was arguably spot on: although the UK hasContinue Reading

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 usuallyContinue Reading

Stiff joints from a life well lived? High blood pressure from working too hard? Find the remedy in tai chi, and get more than you bargained for Although brilliant for your health and fitness, both mentally and physically, Tai Chi is a formidable fighting style which you will love gettingContinue Reading

Pursuing Independent Paths is an incredible charity helping to support young adults with learning disabilities achieve their true potential Passion is a term that is overused, even cliché, in the world today. People are passionate about their political party, about their football team and some of us are even passionateContinue Reading

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 forContinue Reading

Bombay Brasserie is a leading contender for London’s finest Indian restaurant There are many contestants for London’s best Indian restaurant prize, but I can assure you that Bombay Brasserie is ten leaps ahead of the rest. Which, in a city full of good Indian restaurants, is an astounding achievement, andContinue Reading

Kenya offers everyone the chance to experience one of the planet’s greatest spectacles – the safari, says Mark Williams The dead of the night, the Milky Way is a bright smear across the black sky, and the Maasai Mara is coming alive. It is hard to sleep on your first night inContinue Reading

CALIBRE talks to explorer, Ed Stafford, about his trek along the amazon, plaudits from Sir Ranulph Fiennes and being held at arrow point We have all been there. You are on your way to a dinner party in Aylesbury, the sat nav goes down, the wife grabs the map, andContinue Reading