Wanting to test the room service protocol I hoisted a yellow flag. Twenty minutes later a mini moke arrived and there was my perfectly made gin and tonic, just in time for me to enjoy the sun setting over the Caribbean from my little piece of paradise. A place I had wanted to visit ever since Judith Chalmers asked “Wish you were here?” I answered “yes” and 35 years later I was!Read More
As part of our two week trip to Ladakh, where we stayed in traditional village houses, Julian and I included a four day trek in the Hemis High Altitude National Park. We traversed many mountain passes of the Zanskar Range, through an area without roads or permanent settlements away from the tourist path.Read More
We got off the plane and out of habit immediately turned on our mobile phones. It’s true. We were in a place with no mobile connection. This is when you know you’re travelling somewhere a little off the beaten track.Read More
Every year for the past few years I’ve attend an invitation only travel show in Marrakech. It’s where I go to keep up to date with new developments in the travel industry, to meet with some of the fabulous hotels and people I work with abroad and to discover some wonderful and noteworthy places.
Here are a handful of hotels and experiences that I was most excited about this year. Many are newly, or not yet, opened, whilst some are old favourites reinvented. But all are worthy of some day-dreaming!Read More