Michelin star restaurants in the Lake District

Did you know that Cumbria now has the highest number of Michelin starred restaurants outside London and Berkshire? And while much of the news following the release of Michelin’s prestigious guide for 2022 has focused on L’Enclume in Cartmel – and rightly so having been awarded three Michelin stars – the county now boasts eight … Read more

Top 5 afternoon teas in Scotland

Top of the list of truly outstanding experiences in Scotland has to be a traditional afternoon tea. Taken in a bright drawing room or on a sunny outdoor terrace, it should include an entirely home-made selection of delicious finger sandwiches, delicate pastries, soft scones and sumptuous cakes. Additional highlights like views over elegant hotel grounds, … Read more

7 packing tips for your first African safari

If you’re considering taking the plunge and going on your first African safari, then get ready for an unforgettable ride, one that for many is the mark of having truly lived! While each place on this diverse continent can be so different to the next, the wilderness of Africa in general is filled with raw … Read more

The End (And a New Beginning)

Posted: 2/12/2022 | February 12th, 2022 This post has been in the works for the last six years. I’d write it, delete it, write it once more, only to delete it again. There just never seemed a right time to hit publish. As it so often does, life got in the way, destinations got backpacked, … Read more

Exploring Zanzibar… sea, sand and spices

The name Zanzibar evokes images of a tropical paradise, with picturesque islands, white sand beaches, shimmering turquoise waters, beautiful sunsets, and palm trees swaying in the ocean breeze. Indeed the island is all that, but it’s also more. Zanzibar is a mix of cultures. The ‘Spice Island’ has lured travelers for centuries; from the Sumerians, … Read more

TravelCon Update: New Speakers, Sponsors, Workshops, and More!

Posted: 3/10/22 | March 10th, 2022 In less than two months, our big travel conference, TravelCon, kicks off! TravelCon is a three-day conference that will connect media with industry leaders, influencers, and celebrated writers through keynote speeches, small-group writing and photography workshops, breakout tutorial sessions, networking events, and industry panels. So, if you’re in the … Read more

22 of The Best Things to do in Venice, Italy

Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and no trip to Italy would be complete without visiting the city of love. It is unspoiled by modern life and has been a hub for artists, sculptors, musicians, and poets for centuries. Stomping grounds of writer and lover Casanova, Venice delights all lovers of … Read more