Best Restaurants in Sorrento

Any visit to Sorrento is a feast for the eyes. The clifftop drive, snaking around sharp bends hundreds of feet above the Bay of Naples provides breath-taking views that rival any destination on the globe. Never have land and sea been so well married to create dramatic colours and textures …. the essence of panoramic… Read more


Italy Packing List

Lucky you!  I imagine you are reading this article as you’ve already made the wonderful decision to travel to Italy. So, you’ve decided to see it all for yourself.  Excellent!  Here’s a quick list of what I like to call my essentials Italy.  You know, those key pieces that are an absolute requirement when packing… Read more


Grenada (Caribbean) – Your Questions Answered

What is Grenada? Not to be mistaken for the city of Granada in mainland Spain, Grenada is a sovereign state in the Caribbean, made up of the main island of Grenada and the smaller islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique, known enchantingly as the Spice Islands. What is a Sovereign State? There are numerous Sovereign States within… Read more


Spain Honeymoon 

Honeymoons are special.  If you are a fortunate individual who has met his or her ideal other and wish to start a long and happy life together, the Honeymoon is the time in your relationship when you embark on that adventurous voyage of mutual discovery.  Honeymoons aren’t always about the first flush of romantic love. … Read more


Best food in Italy

Ciao!  It’s no secret that some of the most delicious foods enjoyed globally have originated within the borders of that bewitching boot-shaped country:  Italy!  Traditional Italian food has crossed over and become a delightful visitor on family menus for decades.  Of course, authentic Italian food is a delicious combination of influences that showcase the history… Read more


Ibiza Beach

The aptly named White Isle of Ibiza Spain has rightly earned a reputation as one of the coolest destinations on the globe.  It has lured the beautiful people to its shores for decades because regardless of the amazing arty and party vibe on the island, at its heart there is a picturesque and unspoiled Mediterranean… Read more


Things to do in Mallorca

The Balearic Islands made up of Ibiza, Menorca, Formentera and Mallorca and a few other titchy ones, have established themselves as the go-to destination for travellers looking for a vacation that offers a myriad of activities and pleasures.  Whereas Ibiza is seen as ‘party central’, with Menorca the quieter island and Formentera the small shy… Read more


Caribbean Food – National Dishes of the Caribbean

Part of the great pleasure of travel is the number of new tastes and flavours that we encounter on foreign shores.  Anyone who has traversed the globe already knows how regional dishes and traditional methods of cooking can vary from place to place. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Caribbean. A combination of… Read more


Things to do in Lake Como

First of all, Lake Como is absolutely beautiful.  No exaggeration, I promise.  The worst photographer in the world cannot fail but capture one stunning image after another.  Lake Como is just one of the most picturesque places on the planet.  What elevates it to one of the most beloved destinations in the world is that… Read more


Caribbean Wedding Destinations

If you have been looking at the romantic images of some magical Caribbean beach weddings, you will already understand how truly lovely the experience can be.  What images cannot really express though are the many unique and special events that can be woven into your perfect wedding – before and after the ceremony itself. Whether… Read more


Things to do in Italy

If you’re trying to decide where in the Mediterranean or in fact the world to visit for the ultimate vacation, look no further than the fabulously shaped country that is Italy.  With so many things to do in Italy, it is that unique destination that pulls the best elements of adventure, glamour, history and gourmet… Read more


January Vacation Spots

There’s nothing like escaping the bitter chill of the winter months and finding one of those perfect January vacation spots where summer seems to live all year round.  But where are the best places to travel in January when you want to revive your tired and cold old bones with magical winter sun? Indulge in… Read more


St Martin – Places to Eat

St Martin is a destination that dazzles the senses. Soak in the stunning views of the Caribbean Sea, swirling with a combination of bold turquoise ocean views and lush green landscape. Listen for the soothing sounds of the waves rolling onto the shore or the local Rastafarians playing some of their smooth reggae music. And… Read more


Is Barbados Safe?

The Caribbean is becoming more and more popular as a holiday destination.  Probably the most popular island within the Caribbean has to be Barbados.  The question “Is Barbados Safe” is not usually asked as the island’s reputation as a safe and relaxing destination is well-deserved.  But with this subject matter in mind, let me cover… Read more


Is Jamaica Safe?

As a consequence of the rather sketchy and sensationalised reporting on the web and in print media, ‘Is Jamaica Safe?’ is a question I am asked with some frequency.  I felt it merited a blog dedicated to this topic. I am going to explain some of the backgrounds of these over-inflated scare stories, some of… Read more


Vacation Spots

Whether you call it a holiday or a vacation, it amounts to the same thing:  It’s time out from your daily routine.  An opportunity to escape to some of the best vacation spots on the globe where you can kick back, recharge batteries, explore a passion, learn a fun skill or just add to that… Read more


Weekend Getaway

Who doesn’t get that flutter of excitement when contemplating a weekend getaway?  It’s not like you’re contemplating a trek through Asia Minor where months of painstaking research needs to be paired with structured planning.  It’s just a weekend, right?  Ah, but what limitless adventures can be packed into a well-designed couple of days sandwiched between… Read more