Green List, Blue Lagoon

Travel is, understandably, limited right now. On the plus side, that means we’re looking at alternative destinations for breaks. Such as… Iceland? According to the old advert, mum’s gone to Iceland. Mum, frankly, may have been ahead of her time… Unlike many destinations, Iceland is on the green list for travel and, while not the…
View Post

Full Circle

The world’s most personal concierge service? Quite possibly… As the world reopens – possibly temporarily, probably intermittently – we all need a little help. For some that will be making head or tail of the travel restrictions. For others, that will be a way of finding Super Bowl tickets, securing the ultimate yacht in Monaco…
View Post

Wandering Home

Matthew Lorenzo test drives a motor home. And rather likes it. The thing is I normally do football. Not play it, but talk about it, write about it and make films about it. But when someone offers you a free holiday in return for a few hundred words, it’s worth expanding the skillset. The last…
View Post

Up On The Roof

Cambridge’s leading boutique hotel reopens its roof terrace. For a city so popular with the international crowd – be they tourists or parents of students – Cambridge is oddly light on destination hotels. There’s the University Arms, of course, and then there’s the… Er…  Nope. I’ve got nothing aside from the usual, functional, three star…
View Post

Vail’s Commitment to Zero

Vail, renowned for its acres of unparalleled skiing terrain and legendary back bowls, visitors come to take on the mountain, and stay to explore the European styled villages awash with restaurants and shops. We spoke with Vail Resorts’ Senior Director of Sustainability to find out how Vail is committing itself to zero impact on the…
View Post

Work Remotely from Paradise – You Deserve It

Warwick Long Bay
2020 has been one long winter. Who hasn’t been dreaming of a paradise island whilst working from home? Bermuda Tourism Authority is making this dream a reality with extended stay options for working professionals. Never has there been a better time to work hard and play hard. Bermuda is a ninety-minute direct flight from New…
View Post

Heiton Mill House

The Scottish Borders has long been a favourite of ours – beautiful rolling hills, endless beaches, world-class fishing and epic driving – so we jumped at the offer of a weekend staying with local holiday specialists Crabtree & Crabtree. Feeling adventurous – and keen to make the most of the north east’s picturesque winding roads –…
View Post

Four Seasons Hotel, Palo Alto

A Four Seasons Hotel that most Uber drivers can’t find isn’t a good omen. The Four Seasons Palo Alto is camouflaged at the end of a cul-de-sac of office blocks,  all designed in that late 90s functional vernacular so familiar to anyone whose sat in slow moving traffic on the M4. Perhaps lacking the bespoke…
View Post

Palace Hotel, San Francisco

Ten years before Matthew Weiner pushed Don Draper out of his Madison Avenue office to come crashing down on our screens, David Fincher pushed Michael Douglas off an office block in San Francisco. Douglas crashed through the Art Deco glass roof of the Palace Hotel in San Francisco and landed in what is now its…
View Post