I spent many of my childhood summer holidays with my grandparents in their house on the Dorset/Wiltshire border, so I was very happy to accept an invitation to stay in the Limestone Hotel in Lulworth Cove; a weekend there would give me a chance to explore a part of theContinue Reading

A once-in-a-lifetime cruise through Brazil’s majestic landscapes takes James Lawrence’s breath away. As first impressions go, nothing could top the moment the sun rose over Bequia, described by many as the perfect Caribbean hideaway. I can see why. It took our breath away even before we set foot on theContinue Reading

Ugbrooke Park in south Devon has a rich history and among its Capability Brown designed landscapes lie some of the finest sporting opportunities and hospitality the UK has to offer. At the helm of Ugbrooke Park is Alexander Clifford, who took over the reigns of this sporting estate after hisContinue Reading

One of the fastest-growing destinations for UK travellers is Costa Rica and with direct flights, luxury lodges and a world leading nature and eco-tourism industry, it is easy to see why. To those travellers who might not yet be enticed by the allure of this fabulous country then they wouldContinue Reading

The Whitby Hotel in Manhattan’s Upper Midtown is a stylish and fun New York retreat, says Rosie Fuller. “We feel that Midtown can be just that little bit too serious, and what we wanted to add was colour and wit,” says Kit Kemp, interior designer of The Whitby Hotel, whichContinue Reading

Make tracks and the let the train take the strain. A tour of India’s Golden Triangle, with Shimla, the Raj’s Himalayan jewel, is the ultimate stress-free adventure. Star of the TV series Indian Summers, Shimla, the capital of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, is a dazzling jewel setContinue Reading

For family gatherings, business meetings and more, hiring a castle offers luxury and privacy. Angela Youngman has some ramparted recommendations. Offering a memorable location and privacy, hiring a castle for exclusive use is becoming increasingly popular. Throughout Europe there are countless castles that can be hired for special events, anniversaryContinue Reading

Visiting far-flung locations to play golf for the benefit of readers is a tough life, but someone has to do it. So when Paul Trow was invited to Mauritius for the fourth time in 25 years he was quick to say ‘yes’. What is it about Mauritius? The dodo, itsContinue Reading

Wes Stanton takes a trip on the Regent Seven Seas SS Explorer and reports back from the Iberian coastline. Personally, I find the aging process to be, on the whole, OK. I may not be the young buck I was once, but with advancing years comes the realization that whatContinue Reading