Archive for the ‘Getaways’ Category

Looking for an escape from hectic London and you don’t feel like going through the stress of getting to an airport? Babington House, part of the Soho House Group in Somerset is the perfect solution. An idyllic getaway that is about three hours away from the capital, it not only provides a peaceful setting, but delicious […]

Kotor in Montenegro is a hidden gem. There are some tourists, but it still maintains that undiscovered appeal. The food is excellent, prices reasonable, and service is friendly – all of which can be quite difficult to find in Europe as there are not many areas left that are not overrun with tourists, especially in […]

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Yes the title is true, and once you visit you can see why he would want to. This charming place is about two hours south of San Francisco – a perfect stop on a drive down the coast to Los Angeles. Stay at L’Auberge Carmel, part of the Relais & Chateaux group which has some of […]

A surf camp is certainly not number one on the list of places to stay for those who prefer the finer things in life, but Chaaya Island Dhonveli was surprisingly pleasant. They own the rights to a coveted surf spot called Pasta Point which can be booked exclusively through Atoll Travel in Australia or their affiliates in […]

There is so much to see in the Holy Land – one of the most religious and historically rich places in the world. It is definitely worth a visit, despite all the regional tensions.  This is also a great place to celebrate the traditional New Year’s Eve (December 31st according to the Gregorian / Roman calendar) […]

Arguably the most romantic of the Greek islands, Santorini is a great place to go with your other half. You’ll get stunning sunset views from hotels set high up on cliffs overlooking the water – the perfect place to relax and unwind – whether for your ‘mini-moon,’ honeymoon or just an extra-special vacation. Stay in a […]

Looking for a peaceful weekend getaway? Drive out to experience nature in Wales. Visit the shore and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Have a cupcake at Casa Maria – Magnolia has met it’s match! Dine at Wolfscastle. Stay at Crundale House, a picture-perfect bed and breakfast in Wales. Veronica and her husband go out of their way […]

Fuerteventura is the oldest of the Canary Islands, formed by a volcanic eruption 20million years ago, and it still remains a fairly barren, deserted island today, at least in the Corralejo area. Depending on what you’re looking for, this could be the perfect long-weekend getaway with nothing but beautiful beaches, a great hotel and great […]

Looking for a romantic, relaxing weekend getaway in Europe? Check out Ashford Castle in Cong, Ireland, part of The Leading Hotels of the World group. Their website depicts great views of the idyllic countryside surroundings which are even more breathtaking in person. Service is excellent – TJ especially goes above and beyond. You can choose to […]