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

Secret Guide: Barbados

Swaying palm trees, sugar-white beaches, flying fish and endless rum cocktails: that’s Barbados in a nutshell. This island, despite measuring just 25 kilometres across, packs a mighty punch. Days spent beach-lounging and cocktail-sipping are perfectly complemented by endlessly scenic vistas, unforgettable hidden sights, and a heck of a lot of history. Discover our top recommendations to help fuel your wanderlust, and give you reasons you never expected to visit this Caribbean island. Continue reading Secret Guide: Barbados

48 hours in Stockholm

With its mix of functionality, minimalism and culture, Stockholm constantly ranks highly on the list of the world’s coolest capital cities. The vast range of shops, bars, galleries and cafés is continually changing and new places are always popping up to visit. At the same time, the classics live on and attract new generations of visitors year after year. The perfect Stockholm stay is a mixture of old and new, both the familiar and unknown. Here are some tips on places to visit in the Swedish capital on a city break or weekend away. Continue reading 48 hours in Stockholm

A guide to the Champagne region in France

Known the world over as the drink of celebration, Champagne is a delicious effervescent wine that comes from the region of the same name in northern France. Many have imitated this delightful fizz (and imitation is, of course, the best form of flattery), but nothing quite measures up to the original – and some might say best sparkling wine. While the alcoholic beverage might lure you to the region, there is plenty of other delights that await you in this historic area of France. Continue reading A guide to the Champagne region in France