São Paulo: a city guide

The vibrant cultural and financial capital of Brazil, São Paulo is a thriving metropolis that draws visitors in with infinite magnetic appeal. Ask any paulistino what they think of their city, and they’ll be more than glad to share their favourite spots and stories. Of course, we thought we’d save you the trouble, so we’ve rounded up a selection of our very own recommendations: read on to find the best eateries for steak and sushi, epic views over the city, and the coolest cultural spots in town. Continue reading São Paulo: a city guide

A guide to the best restaurants and bars in Cape Town

South Africa is probably best known for its beaches, mountains and safari parks. But, did you know, it has one of the most incredible emerging food scenes? You might immediately think of game meats cooked on a braai but, while this is a delicious food experience, Cape Town has so much more to offer its hungry visitors. The coastal location lends itself to some of the best seafood your heart could desire, while the Cape-Malay influence brings the most delectable subtle curry flavours. Local restaurants experiment with a multitude of international flavours and married with the quality of the local ingredients, you are always in for a treat.  Continue reading A guide to the best restaurants and bars in Cape Town

A Ghentish winter wonderland

Quirky and captivating, bubbling with cultural treasures and chilled out haunts, Ghent is a city quite unlike any other. As winter settles over its medieval cobblestone streets, Ghent sparkles into life with its unique flavour of magic. Old world vibes meet contemporary flair and energy, and the result is a city escape where you can indulge, explore and experience everything from cutting edge music, vinyl-soundtracked … Continue reading A Ghentish winter wonderland

City guide: Dublin

Between hearty Irish eats and indie street-food hangouts, a stout and singalong or cocktail with a view, Dublin’s repertoire is a diverse one; should you feel you need more, one of the city’s true beauties is its proximity to gorgeous outdoor destinations. Nestled between mountains and sea, a half-hour train can whisk you to beautiful seaside towns before returning to the electric draw of this spirited city.  Continue reading City guide: Dublin

An island guide to Madeira

Madeira is an enchanting archipelago, a cluster of islands just off the northwest coast of Africa where a mild, year-round Mediterranean climate offers the perfect sunny escape. Between Madeira, Porto Santo, Ilhas Desertas and Ilhas Selvagens, discover remarkable outdoor scenes, from beautiful coastlines to wild nature, and sink into the unique lifestyle of this charming island chain. Continue reading An island guide to Madeira

City Guide: Belfast

If you’re looking for a UK city break with a difference, then don’t miss the enigmatic capital of Belfast. From talked-about restaurants to thought-provoking heritage, the city has a rich repertoire of cultural experiences to unpick. Divided into characterful quarters, you’ll find old-world pubs singing with trad music, bustling foodie markets, a proud portside heritage, and sleek, modern waterside spots perfect for sundown evenings. Unravel this captivating city here and book that much-needed staycation.  Continue reading City Guide: Belfast