Posts in "Inspiration"
Affordable Cool Boutique Hotels in East London

Luxury hospitality is commonly associated with London, the mega metropolitan city. The focus has previously been on large and upscale structures; towering builds for offices, malls, and restaurants with breathtaking views of London. Famed for excellence and prestige, Claridges, Fortnum and Masons remain loyal staples to the minds of many. The sheer number of cool rooftops, festivals, urban gardens, pop-up events and culinary and cultural happenings, is why London remains one of the most visited cities in Europe.

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5 Outdoor Adventure Activities in Greece

When thinking about Greece, what comes to mind? If you had to pick three things, our guess that those would be: ancient heritage, incredible beaches and fantastic food. The abundance of natural beauty to be found on both Greek islands and mainland destinations opens up an entirely different world in terms of experiences. Here are five adventures to go to in Greece that will expand your perspective of this Mediterranean classic. 

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Greek Boutique Stays 1 hour from Athens

Looking for your next boutique stay in Greece? If you are a big fan of boutique hotels, you will know that there is something inherently exclusive to experiencing such kind of hospitality; essentially, it is all about the personalized atmosphere they create. There is individuality in character that goes hand in hand with impeccable style and sophisticated design, while the typically small size allows you to feel that personal touch which ‘boutiqueness’ aspires to.

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Best Boutique Hotels in Malta and Gozo

There is something wonderfully enchanting about Malta. Diverse landscapes complemented with an incredibly rich and mixed heritage (due to a long line of rulers that took over) - it is certainly a unique island in the Mediterranean that is set between Sicily and the caost of North Africa. Original housing and palazzos have cave-like interiors and Maltese balconies, and places such as the 16th-century masterpiece Grandmasters’ Palace and the Sacra Infermeria is an immediate step back in time.

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Top Food and Drink Holidays in Greece

A paragon of Mediterranean’s finest cuisine, you can be sure to eat and drink well mostly anywhere in Greece. You'll find that each region, district, island or mainland settlement will have its own local delicacies, as Greeks are quite creative with the fine raw materials provided by both land and sea. There are of course some products that are commonly used throughout Greece, inherently lots of meat and seafood too, while the following are often exported abroad: olives and olive oil, cheeses, wines and honey.

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30 Things to do for Families in Barcelona

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again, Barcelona is a top holiday destination due to the sheer diversity it offers. With a city beach, leafy nooks in the gridded city centre, large parks and Tibidabo and Montjuic, you are bound to please many. The Catalan city attracts those celebrating special moments, groups, corporate events and more. When it comes to families it can be somewhat intimidating because there is a plethora of activities, museums and places to visit..

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Best Boutique Hotels in Barcelona

There aren't many cosmopolitan cities in Europe that effortlessly combine a city beach with mountain ranges and urban life. Not to mention Michelin-star restaurants, a plethora of rooftops, picturesque plazas and showstopping Modernist buildings. If you don't know your Gaudi from your Miro, you will after a trip to Barcelona. Snack away on embutidos and cheeses from local markets, drink a glass of house vermut as an aperitif and walk around the grid system streets to people watch and get a real insight to real life.

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Three Boutique Hotels in Mainland Greece

The Greek islands usually hold front row seats when it comes to holiday destinations in Greece. However many they may be, Greece is not just made of these, albeit, fascinating islands. Our search for the best boutique hotels in mainland Greece takes us to Athens and the Peloponnese, this time. Boutique hotels typically have a small room count, have a strong personality and provide guests with an entirely unique, hospitality experience.

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Vacation retreats in Puglia that embody "slow living"

Puglia is a region in the southern part of Italy that has been famous among Italians for quite some time and has recently had an influx of new visitors as of late. When airlines opened routes to cities such as Brindisi and Bari, it was convenient for Italian expats or Erasmus students returning home to see family and friends but today the region attracts cultural travellers that want to do more than tick yet another destination of their list.

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Destination Dreaming 2019

As the year draws to a close the new year means one main thing…planning! What didn’t you get to do that you really wanted to? Where would you like to visit next? What kind of experience are you keen to have in 2019? We’ve adopted a more “slow” approach to travel, allowing us to fully immerse wherever we are staying and most importantly, connect with locals.

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Our Favourite Hotel Breakfasts Worldwide

They say that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. It's no surprise that hotels are "upping" their breakfast spread more and more these days. Sure, the standard continental breakfast with cereals, teas, cheeses and cold cuts of meats still exists but there is a whole new layer these days. We've listed some of our favourite hotels for breakfast whilst travelling. Read on to find out why. 

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Top Family Holiday Destinations in Greece

Travelling with the family is always an easy task. There are many things to consider and so many things to foresee. So, choosing a place that can guarantee your family’s peace of mind while on holiday is pretty much priceless. In the quest of finding destinations and hotels that are suited to hosting families, we searched a few places throughout Greece and reveal the top four, 1 mainland and 3 island destinations that perfectly fit the family holiday prerequisites, thus guaranteeing nothing short of bliss on your vacation.

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Best Hotels in Fez

Fez remains an enchanting Moroccan city that easily captures hearts due to its mesmerising medina and rich culture. A visit to Fez can include impressive cooking workshops, tours around the medina or simply relishing in tagines, hearty salads and chebakia. It also makes an ideal base for those embarking on scenic day trips to Volubilis, Atlas Mountains and Walila.

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Best Boutique Hotels in Palma de Mallorca

Mallorca is a breathtaking island located in the Balearic islands of Spain. The island continues to offer wonderful Mediterranean experiences that boast rustic retreats, hiking trails, luxury resorts and more. Palma de Mallorca, has seen a rise in boutique and luxury stays in the last few years, and this teamed with traditional artisan places, Michelin star eateries and contemporary museums, makes for a melting pot of a city. 

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Why you need to visit Egypt, the Red Sea and Jordan

For embarking on a journey through time and for unravelling the fascination of the land of Pharaohs and lost kings, all you need to do is consider discovering Egypt, the Red Sea and Jordan next winter. The highlights of a trip that will unveil the magnificence of these close by destinations are Cairo, Luxor, the Red Sea islands and resort areas, as well as Aqaba, Petra and Wadi Rum. 

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Celebrating women and culture

Happy International Women's Day! We thought we'd celebrate some of the inspirational women that we have had the pleasure of meeting whilst embarking on our Travel & Lust journey. This year's theme is #PressforProgress, encouraging women to unite, influence and support in the name of gender parity. We have got to know some inspirational women that have done just that and are setting a new standard when it comes to women at work and following your passion. Prepare to be inspired.

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