Venice Simplon Orient Express

Our journey began with a short but stunning boat ride up the Grand Canal where we were dropped off at the train station. It is a modern station and I wondered if this… Continue reading


There is something very special about Venice. Perhaps it is the fragility of the place as you watch the wash of the boats erode the lower levels of once magnificent houses. Perhaps it… Continue reading

The Ritz Carlton Abama, Tenerife

The Abama in Tenerife is somewhere I have sold well for many years but not had the opportunity to visit until now. I wondered if it would live up to my expectations and… Continue reading

Forte Village Sardinia

The Forte Village has always been a bit of an enigma to me. It is very expensive and yet it is almost always fully booked and hard to get into in peak season.… Continue reading

Croatia, Bosnia and Montenegro

If someone said that in four days you could cover Split, Ston, Hvar, Mostar in Bosnia, Dubrovnik and Kotor in Montenegro you may think this would be a little foolhardy. As I sit… Continue reading

Chewton Glen (Treehouses)

A pretty tree house in quiet woodland with every amenity you could wish for on the doorstep? It sounds too good to be true but Chewton Glen’s tree houses are something to be… Continue reading

Il Borro, Tuscany

Il Borro There are some hotels that must be seen in person as no amount of website description or photos can really do the place justice. Il Borro is certainly one of these… Continue reading

St Lucia – Viceroy Sugar Beach

On a recent holiday to St Lucia we visited the most spectacular setting for any hotel. Set between the two Pitons, the Viceroy Sugar Beach is fast becoming one of the most popular… Continue reading

A Spanish adventure

  Over four days we visited Seville, the Andalusian countryside, Cordoba, Ronda, Grenada and Malaga. What a feast for the senses. There is something about the blue of the sky, the orange trees… Continue reading

Sri Lanka

What struck me most about our visit to Sri Lanka was the enormous variety of places to stay within a week-long journey. To travel from lakes and mystic historical sights to tea plantations… Continue reading