Gidleigh Park, a peaceful moorland manor

Beautifully located on the very edge of Dartmoor National Park, on the upper reaches of the river Teign, Gidleigh Park is a romantic Tudor-style, exquisitely furnished country house owned by the Brownsword Family. A renowned culinary excellence in absolute peace

Forget Carbon Neutral: Energy-Positive Hotel

With a 360-degree view across the Svartisen glacier and in prime Northern Lights country, this stilted, circular hotel will produce more energy than it uses, and consuming 85% less energy than a traditional hotel

Moroccan breaks at Mena & Beyond Riad

In Marrakech, a fascinating destination for all seasons, there is a refined oasis where ethnic style meets design.  The Mena & Beyond Riad takes its name from its founder: a young globetrotter who imported her international touch into Morocco and who now also promotes local culture

Sorrento: an Italian town built on 2,000 years of sea lore

Sorrento is renowned as a picture-perfect Amalfi Coast destination. But for residents, its roots trace back to the turquoise – and often treacherous – sea that surrounds it

Why Barcelona caters for Tourism all-year Round

You might associate a visit to Spain’s most tourist-friendly city with the height of summer. Sunshine, after all, is one of the major selling points of a city break in southern Europe. But the truth is that the weather here is a little on the warm side throughout the year – especially by British standards. What’s more, you’ll enjoy lower prices and shorter lines if you elect to travel during the off-peak season

Kandovan, a hidden village in Iran

Seen from afar, the village of Kandovan, hidden in the remote north-western corner of Iran, looks like an odd rock formation. On a closer look, doors, windows and people appear, until the silhouettes of cave-like homes carved inside rocks become clear

The Maison Bleue opens to guests

The Maison Bleue, where Claude Monet spent 40 years of his life, is now a charming small hotel, perfect for a romantic night stay. A dream come true for lovers of the great Impressionist artist, who found in Giverny’s Blue House his inspiration for the Water Lilies, admired all over the world. Enchanted, bright green gardens, colorful flowers and idyllic ponds lead to the discovery of the artist’s world, of his creative shelter.

Edinburgh International Festival

There’s never been a doubt that Edinburgh is a bustling hub of creativity and culture. In a celebration of the city that inspires and celebrates such individuality and talented artists from renowned performers to up and coming talents, the Edinburgh International Festival is where it all comes to a head

Zante, Zakynthos, the Island of Venus

Zakynthos still makes it possible to deeply connect with nature in the national park established on the island: every year, turtles keep heading back to its beaches to lay their eggs, offering astounded visitors the fascinating sight of hatching

The new luxury is taking time for yourself

Solitary holidays: the top 10 destinations in the world Countless work meetings, a full planner, a smartphone vibrating with e-mail notifications even when it shouldn’t. Sounds like you? Just know you’re not alone. Time is the only resource we cannot duplicate or purchase. This is the reason behind a new trend...