We are feeling really rather pleased with ourselves for our recent trip to Minorca, Menorca. This oft-overlooked island has lost out in the past to its neighbours, glitzy Ibiza and glam Mallorca but those in search of spectacular beaches take note – Menorca has not only more than both the other two islands combined – but also a ridiculously lovely discreet-chic, laid-back and sleepy vibe. Plus with only 30 miles between the furthest two points, a fairly gentle landscape and no big motorways the island packs in turquoise coves, pristine beaches, coastal paths and cycle routes a-plenty.
This Renaissance rich city never fails to impress us with its art, architecture and sheer flamboyance.
Here are our 28 must not miss essential tips!
Being on holiday is exciting. Getting there – packing, beating jetlag, dealing with a new language and new currency can all be pretty daunting – so bust your stress levels with our best ever, we even dare to say the most awesome set of travel tips you’ll ever need and which will help to get you on your way.
I discovered Barcelona on a date and it is up there as one of my most memorable romantic city stays – together with Seville (of that story, more next time). We wondered at Gothic architecture and Gaudi’s magnificent creations, saw Picasso and Dali collections, explored quirky, skinny streets, hidden little piazzas and dined in authentic tapas bars. If there’s love in the air and a spring in your step, these romantic bolt-holes are sure to please! Continue reading
Luxury doesn’t have to have a purse busting price tag so here are our favourite 6 hotels that definitely do not scrimp on the luxe-factor and which staggeringly come in at under £150 per night.
The only thing to say? Be quick to book!
There’s nothing like sleeping in the wilderness. The fresh air, the big open sky, the incredible stars above you. It gives you a brand new perspective on just about everything. And now, sleeping out doesn’t need to be sleeping rough, in fact, absolutely the opposite as a new emergence of luxury boutique hotels bring you the opportunity to sleep wild, in complete and utter luxury.
Here are our top 5 luxe-wild boutique hotels!
I love my wine. Recently I seem to prefer red, generally a pinot noir but to be honest I am not that choosy. A very cold chardonnay as the sun goes down moving onto a soft but complex red as dinner approaches can make me sigh with happiness. So imagine my level of sheer enjoyment when top notch wines are matched with a fabulous place to stay.