Top 15 things to pack for Iceland: An evergreen list

By Ryan Connolly on Mar 13, 2022 in Accessories, Clothing, Europe, Gadgets, Iceland, Luggage, Photography, Regions, Travel Equipment, Western Europe Aside from, when is the best time to visit Icelandthe biggest follow-up question I tend to get is: What should I pack when coming to Iceland? Well firstly, you would assume (rightly and wrongly) that … Read more

Short stay: Birkdale House, Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District, UK

By Paul Johnson on Mar 14, 2022 in Accommodation, Europe, Family Travel, Featured, Leisure Travel, Regions, Specialty Travel, United Kingdom, Vacation Rentals, Western Europe Birkdale House is a large Victorian house set on the 470-acre Matson Ground Estate close to Bowness-on-Windermere in the southern part of the Lake District National Park. Home to a number … Read more

Top 5 afternoon teas in Scotland

Top of the list of truly outstanding experiences in Scotland has to be a traditional afternoon tea. Taken in a bright drawing room or on a sunny outdoor terrace, it should include an entirely home-made selection of delicious finger sandwiches, delicate pastries, soft scones and sumptuous cakes. Additional highlights like views over elegant hotel grounds, … Read more

5 jaw-dropping luxury stays in New Zealand

Yes it has pristine wilderness, vibrant culture, and super-friendly locals, but did you know New Zealand is also blessed with some of the world’s best accommodation? Aotearoa’s luxury lodges offer not only security and privacy: guests get exclusive access to unique experiences such as horse-riding in alpine meadows, heli-skiing and fly-fishing on wild rivers. As … Read more

Viking® welcomes eight new river ships to its fleet

Viking® has welcomed eight new river ships to its award-winning fleet during a celebration in Paris. Of the eight New Viking Longships®, four ships – Viking Fjorgyn, Viking Kari, Viking Radgrid and Viking Skaga – are built specifically to navigate the Seine River and bring guests to the heart of Paris with an exclusive docking … Read more

Sean Sherman is revitalizing Native American cuisine

At Owamni by The Sioux Chef, Sean Sherman and his team are redefining what “local” means through the lens of Native American tradition. Restaurants weren’t a big part of Sean Sherman’s childhood on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Though roughly the size of Connecticut, Pine Ridge had no restaurants at all when Sherman was … Read more

Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City

Located in North America is a country famous for ice hockey, the Maple leaf, two widely-celebrated Justins (Bieber and Trudeau), and poutine. If I were to describe it in one word, however, I would say that it’s diverse. The place is populated with people from all walks of life, from Asian and Middle-Eastern to European … Read more

Free things to do in Kauaʻi

Don’t let the median cost of a single-family home ($1 million) or the price of gas (nearly $5 a gallon) in Hawaii scare you: You don’t have to spend a lot to have a great time in the Islands , Kauaʻi included. From some of the world’s best beaches to lively farmers markets, there’s a … Read more

Michelin star restaurants in the Lake District

Did you know that Cumbria now has the highest number of Michelin starred restaurants outside London and Berkshire? And while much of the news following the release of Michelin’s prestigious guide for 2022 has focused on L’Enclume in Cartmel – and rightly so having been awarded three Michelin stars – the county now boasts eight … Read more