4 Luxurious Destinations to Put on Your Travel List

There’s plenty of average in this world. Many of us live average lives, eat an average meal, and if and when we can go on vacation, we go to an average place. We live most of our days in the average bubble, but sometimes we need to break free of the mediocre and live it…

Day Trip to Lille

A day trip to Lille is a lovely way of spending a weekend, yet it is not often considered when visitors think of possible day trips from London. The best way to explore this lovely Flemish city is to throw out the guidebook and maps, and just wander. For most European visitors, the Gare de Lille…

6 spookiest places on earth

All Hallows Eve is a celebration observed in a number of places around the world, a Christianised festival of a pagan Celtic harvest rite, or Samhain. Originally a celebration to remember the dead, including saints and matyrs, these days Halloween is a far more commercialised and secular affair. People in costumes party, children go trick-or-treating…

Top 10: Paris, France

Few cities have quite as much to live up to as Paris. Known as the city of light and of love, the romance of Paris is a siren call to about 28 million visitors a year, all eager for a dose of that famous French savour faire. On my first visit to Paris, I was…

DIY: Day trip to Versailles from Paris

A daytrip to Versailles is from Paris is highly recommended if you’re looking to get away from the City of Light for a few hours, especially if you have the luxury of extra time in Paris. The Palace of Versailles is most well known for its connection to Marie Antoinette and the French Revolution, but…

4 Days in Provence

Most people journey to Provence for at least 7-14 days to sample fresh produce, admire the beautiful scenery, enjoy the long and hot summer days, and generally adapt to the Provencal way of life. Provence is located in the South Eastern region of France, and is blessed with warm Mediterranean weather which makes it an…

Top 5 Gardens in the World: Places of Paradise

A fresh breath of air in any environment, gardens are an essential part of the local landscape. Whether left to run riot and wild, or landscaped to perfection, gardens around the world serve the same function – to return us, if only for a moment, to a place of paradise. Here are my top five…