Tips and Ideas
Hampstead Heath is a huge area of parkland near North London’s affluent Hampstead and one of London’s biggest, best and most loved parks.
A fantastic place to spend an afternoon in London, Hampstead Heath is most famous for its open-air swimming ponds. It is also an excellent park for running read full article
If you follow global art trends at all, then you must be aware of the tremendous following that Chinese contemporary art has been enjoying during recent times.
Works by contemporary Chinese artists like Zeng Fanzhi, Yue Minjun, Liao Chi Chi’un have fetched record prices at auctions conducted by Christie’s and Sotheby’s. read full article
During the gray days of March there is nothing that brings more joy than the thought of Spring.
This year, from April 20 – 24, San Francisco’s De Young Museum will be welcoming read full article
Trekking in Italy allows you to enjoy both splendid natural sceneries and cultural sights. From the wild rocky Sicilian shoreline to the breathtaking Turin Alps to the romantic Tuscan hills,
the “Italian boot” offers a large variety of trekking trails, hiking paths and itineraries read full article
We were invited by our Italian friends to tour the exquisite Nardini Grappa Research and Visitor Center in Bassano del Grappa. These architectural gems are fondly referred to as “le Bolle” which means the Bubbles.
The 23rd of April is a busy day in Barcelona. For centuries this has been la Diada de Sant Jordi, or St George’s day for us English speakers.
The day marks when St George gallantly slew the terrible dragon and has been the Barcelona equivalent of St Valentine’s day ever since, read full article
Thinking of heading to Venezuela for the holidays? The capital is a great destination. With a population of approximately four million, Caracas is one of the most populated cities in Venezuela and is close to the coast.
The uniqueness of Caracas is the perfect mingling of Caribbean heat with the crisp coolness of the Andes, giving it exquisite climate. read full article
Lovely Lisbon is the home of steep tiled streets, delicious egg tart pastries and strong sea breezes.
Indeed, multiple beaches are tantalizingly close and locals flock to them to lay in the sun in summer and to gaze at the sea in winter. read full article
Scotland’s capital city may be overflowing with cosy hotels, tempting restaurants and cheerful locals but like any ancient place, the city has a dark and eerie past.
Edinburgh’s long and colourful history is filled with tales of hauntings, witches and gruesome murders – just the sort of thing to shock and amaze the bravest of young travellers. Here are three of Edinburgh’s spookiest attractions. read full article
Owing its very existence to the majestic River Thames, London is intimately connected to all things maritime.
As the heart of the British Empire, the city was once one of the most important ports in Europe, where ships would set sail for exotic destinations across the globe. read full article
The short answer here is no. ‘Dirty hole’ is putting it a little too strongly,
but certainly for decades people arriving in Casablanca hoping to find a romantic idyll where beautiful people display their wit and charm in colourful surroundings have been bitterly disappointed. read full article
March 17th honors Saint Patrick, the most recognized Patron Saint in Ireland.
Until Dublin launched it’s multi-day Patrick’s festival in 1996, however, celebrations in the country were nearly non-existent. read full article
Holy Week is the last week of lent and, therefore, the week before Easter in the Christian calendar.
While Christians all over the world prepare commemorations at this time, the best and most vibrant festivities take place in the cities of Andalusia in Southern Spain. read full article
Meet the green-fingered gardeners behind the scenes of some of Brittany’s most beautiful gardens that are highlighted for one week in June. Some of the spaces can only be seen during this three-day window. In total Brittany has 113 gardens, some of which have been awarded special status by the French authorities.
Every guidebook and tourist map will lead visitors to some fantastic architecture in the heart of Berlin. The Riechtag, The Jewish Museum and the Holocaust Memorial top the long list of buildings designed by some of the leading practicing architects of the world.