Kimpton Aysla, Mallorca, Balearic Islands

A new kid is on the Mallorcan block, in the shape of the voguish art deco-styled Kimpton Aysla Mallorca hotel. The Kimpton brand has 53 hotels in its portfolio, but the Kimpton Aysla is the... Read more

Vita Bel II classic yacht, Cala D’Or, Mallorca

The beautiful island of Mallorca is just as lovely from the water as it is on land and I didn’t want to miss out on the waterside views of her coves, cliffs and curvy coastline... Read more

The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto “Che” Guevara

In January 1952, a 23 year-old Che Guevara set out, with his friend Alberto Granado to explore South America on La Poderosa (“The Powerful One”) – a 500cc Norton. Within a decade the whole world would... Read more

Sail Lofts Self Catering Apartments, St Ives, Cornwall

If your idea of the perfect escape includes a beach, winding cobbled streets, rugged landscape, some eccentric local lingo and a gorgeous cream tea, then Cornwall is a great choice. A typical cobbled street in... Read more

Skeabost Hotel, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Don’t expect a lot of signposts to the Skeabost Country House Hotel when you turn off from the main road just outside the island’s main town, Portree. There might have been a couple of signs... Read more

Hotel Review: Tiara Yaktsa, Théoule-sur-Mer, France

When love is in the air and a get-away in on the cards, it’s only natural that you want a hideaway in which to immerse totally in the joys that such amour may bring. And so head for... Read more

The Challenges of Ferry Crossing with Children

When I first booked a ferry crossing between Spain and England with my two little boys in October 2009, it seemed a daunting task. First, there was the 10-hour drive from Andalucia to reach the... Read more

London by night: Evening Thames River Cruise

We boarded our river boat on Westminster Pier just as Big Ben struck 6:30pm. On board it was warm and we saluted the cold, dimming February night outside with a glass of champagne. A live... Read more

Hotel Review: Pullman Paris La Défense

Slightly outside the centre, Hotel Pullman Paris La Défense is still a good option, especially for those who find it useful to be located in the business district. Standing proudly like a cruise liner among the... Read more

Hotel Review: Hesperia Lanzarote

The Hesperia Lanzarote offers all the luxury you would expect of a five-star hotel without the snooty, superior attitude often associated with a hotel of this calibre. It is predominantly a family hotel, but the... Read more