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The 12 Best Walking Tour Companies in London

Updated: 7/10/18 | July 10th, 2018 As you may know, I’ve been basing my travels lately around a theme in order to make them a little more than just a checklist of the top attractions. Having spent some extended time in London recently, I decided to focus my trip around a thing I love to…

5 unusual adventures to go on in Umbria

Umbria makes a fantastic choice for those wanting to explore a beautiful part of Italy but in an area which is somewhat quieter than the more popular regions such as Tuscany or Sicily. But away from the hilltop medieval towns, rolling vistas and vineyard, we take a look at some of the more unusual adventures…

Russian dining at Moscow’s Matryoshka / Матрешка restaurant

In the shadow of Moscow’s landmark Radisson Royal Hotel, and right in the heart of historic and business district of the city, lies the two-storey Matryoshka restaurant by Maison Dellos. It opened its doors in February 2017 under the supervision of Vlad Piskunov – an author of various cookbooks and presenter of a number of…

10 reasons why Oman is more luxurious than Dubai

Shares 281 Oman is more Arabia than Armani, more Lawrence of Arabia than Levi jeans, more Sultanate than Starbucks: a dreamy destination increasingly on discerning travellers’ wish-lists. South of brash and glitzy Dubai, Oman is the quiet good-living neighbour. Sultan Qaboos, the Mr Nice Guy of the world’s absolute rulers, who deposed his father in…

Video of the week: Watchtower of Turkey

With more than 3500 kilometres travelled in 20 days, capturing landscapes from the bluish tones of Pamukkale to the warm ones of Cappadocia, Leonardo Dalessandri passes through a great variation of colours, light and weather, and through six other cities. He crossed Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Istanbul and Konya; and tasted baklava, kunefe, doner, the Turkish…

5 cool boutique hotels to visit in 2018

Shares 409 Instagrammable gems of the accommodation world, the best boutique hotels deliver memorable escapes with bucket-loads of originality and panache.  Warm, personal service is a given – as are bespoke, well-considered interiors.  Read on for our top-picks to add to your wander-lust wishlist for 2018 and beyond: Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman This clifftop retreat…

The world’s longest and highest zip line

Shares 789 The world’s longest and highest zip line will officially open on the UAE’s highest peak, Jebel Jais, next month. With the exact length of the zip line remaining a closely-guarded secret until the multi-million dollar adventure tourism product’s opening, the zip line will propel the UAE’s most northern emirate of Ras Al Khaimah…

5 of the world’s best serviced apartments for the business traveller

By Paul Johnson on Oct 18, 2017 in Asia, Business Travel, China, Europe, Hong Kong, Middle East, Regions, Speciality Travel, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Western Europe Shares 274 Travel around the world on business a lot? If you do, you’ll no doubt appreciate the comfort of a good quality, long-term base when you…

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