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Fine Dining in St. Moritz

St. Moritz: an adventure in fine dining and gastronomy

The luxury resort of St. Moritz is a place to ski, socialise and enjoy the very best of fine cuisine. Lucy Woods has a taste of the high life.
Kurentovanje - Blue Mask

Kurentovanje in Ptuj, Slovenia is one of the world’s top 10 carnivals

The Kurentovanje, or Kurent Festival, is one of the world’s top ten carnivals and kicks out winter and welcomes spring. It’s the Slovenian version of Mardi Gras.
Vulture Mine

Vulture City: A Ghost Town comes back from the dead in Arizona

What makes a great ghost town?  Lots of buildings to see and explore, artifacts to see and wonder at, an easy to reach location, great legends, true history and the possibility of being haunted. Vulture City has all of these qualities and a Hanging Tree too.

Why you should consider a summer holiday in the Swiss Alps

Beach holidays in the Med have always been popular but holiday makers that ignore the Swiss Alps are missing a trick.
Toulouse panorama

Travel Guide to Toulouse, France (what is there to see and do)

Hot on the heels of Paris, Marseille and Bordeaux who typically take all the attention from the mass crowds, is the city of Toulouse. Get there before the crowds do.
Glastonbury Festival

8 European Festivals to try instead of Glastonbury in 2018

If you have already done Glastonbury and want a change of scene (and T-shirt) or just can't get tickets, check out our suggestions of amazing alternative festivals.
Lighthouse and Salt Pans

Hiking and star gazing in La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain

Still relatively untouched by mass tourism La Palma offers hikers green lush vegetation thick in pine forests in the mountainous centre. In fact the whole island was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2002 and it's honeycombed with a network of hiking trails.

Gastein and Grossarl – two ski valleys in Austria

Gastein and Grossarl are a pair of gorgeous and very different winter ski destinations barely an hour’s drive from the divine easy-to-access Austrian city of Salzburg and its airport. We check them out.
Yoga retreat

Review: Adventure Yogi – Yoga Retreat in East Sussex, UK

The Adventure Yogi retreat comprises a collection of beautifully converted Georgian barns with lots of wood panelling. Yoga was profoundly nourishing and left me in hight spirits and the food was energising and delicious and a fine illustration of how easy it would be, should the inclination be there, to become vegan.
coffee cup

Caffeine cultures and how to order a coffee abroad

Can’t survive your holiday without a cup of coffee? Here’s our handy guide to ordering your favourite brew while on your travels.