TRAVEL: Hidden Paris – Two Day City Break

It’s great to find somewhere different in one of the most visited cities in the world, Paris. Tucked away behind the Panthéon on the  hill Montagne Sainte-Geneviève to the south of the Seine is Rue Mouffetard – a remnant of a 2000-year-old  Roman road and still a bustling market from Tuesday to Sunday morning.   Starting from Censier-Daubenton metro station there […]

Nicaragua – Top Places To Visit in 2015

Nicaragua – featuring on a lot of ’emerging hot new’ lists for 2015 – shinesquad’s Alan Greenhalgh and Matthew Devlen take a trip to this colourful, tropical paradise in Central America. Forget Costa Rica — old news. Industry experts are calling Nicaragua the hottest destination in Central America, and one of its best bargains. The WTTC […]

Who’s Who of Creative New York and Los Angeles for the US Launch of COS

To mark the launch of clothing brand COS in the US, film maker Aaron Rose has created ‘The Bubble’ and its response, ‘Drive Time’ by Petra Collins on the similarities and differences in New York/Los Angeles creative culture. Think New York as a dynamic bustling and brooding metropolis, Los Angeles the sunny, laissez-faire counterpart, home to fledgling talent and […]

Tantalising Toronto – Travel Review

Here’s a quick round up of easy wins in Toronto. Art Gallery of Ottowa Thanks to some campaigning,  the remarkable Group of Seven are given due prominence in showcasing the artists’ style and wilderness of magnificent Canada. The permanent Ken Thompson collection is a must see in Toronto. The special exhibition  of Alex Colville only […]

Dinner at Maca Kizi Bodrum Turkey

On one of the nights I was at hotspot Maca Kizi a group came for dinner from the seven decked Emir of Kuwait’s yacht. A couple of weeks before, Kate Moss with family and Naomi Campbell were spotted splashing around in the crystal clear blue waters. Whether it’s for party or chill, this is Turkey’s […]

A Right Royal Welcome to Windsor Castle & at “18” The Mercure Hotel

First thing you notice about Windsor? The friendly people. Wherever we went we were treated like royalty – even in the Castle, long a home of kings and queens and the oldest inhabited castle in the world. Windsor is perfect for a day out  – less than an hour from London and just over a tenner […]

A Right Royal Welcome to Windsor Castle & at “18” The Mercure Hotel

First thing you notice about Windsor? The friendly people. Wherever we went we were treated like royalty – even in the Castle, long a home of kings and queens and the oldest inhabited castle in the world. Windsor is perfect for a day out  – less than an hour from London and just over a tenner […]

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Launches Short Film Starring Jude Law: ‘The Gentleman’s Wager’

Directed by British director Jake Scott, “The Gentleman’s Wager” tells the story of two men striving for personal progress through the quest for a truly rare experience.  Jude Law plays the role of a man who, despite having it all, challenges himself to strive for something he wants that money can’t buy. Shot in The British […]

Hostelling International’s Big Blog Exchange #bigblogx is Back

Hostelling International (HI) are back on the lookout for 16 passionate, adventurous bloggers from across the globe. When the big blog exchange first ran last year, it had never been done before, and 16 excited bloggers from all corners of the globe were sent on an adventure, swapping countries, cultures and blogs with each other for 10 […]

Cookery Holidays at River Cottage HQ

Available throughout the year, the Four Days at River Cottage cookery holiday is the ultimate River Cottage experience. Over four days you will celebrate their unique approach to meat, fish, veg, bread and pastry with the expert band of chefs at River Cottage HQ. You will head back up the famous track with all the confidence, […]