La Plagne in the French Alps

La Plagne in the French Alps

With the proliferation of cheap airlines making the hop across the channel and the Eurostar whisking winter sports lovers from the heart of London to Paris for onward connections by rail or air, today, a skiing holiday in the French Alps is more accessible and affordable than ever. Voted the world’s favourite ski resort—by the(…)

Medieval Bruges

Medieval Bruges

The Flemish city of Bruges is a medieval masterpiece that has been left virtually untouched by the passing of time and two world wars. As a UNESCO-listed World Heritage site, Bruges’ ancient houses, handsome spires, cobbled paths and picturesque canals have attracted tourists in droves since the 19th century. Five decades of careful restoration has(…)

The Pembrokeshire Coast

The Pembrokeshire Coast

Blessed with some of the finest beaches on the west coast of Wales, Pembrokeshire has been attracting visitors from near and far for centuries. Its rugged limestone cliffs, white sandy beaches, wooded estuaries and majestic castles draw in nature lovers, ramblers and historians in their droves, especially during the summer months. For the visitor there are(…)

Cruising the Danube

Cruising the Danube

It was during a recent Atlantic crossing on the Queen Mary 2 from Southampton to New York City that I had to remind myself I was at sea and not kicking back in a five star resort, firmly planted on terra firma. The mirror calm of the Atlantic for days on end had the QM2(…)

Blessings at Chennai

Blessings at Chennai

As the capital of Tamil Nadu, Chennai has become a prominent Indian tourist destination. Tourism in Chennai draws visitors to countless attractions as well as to Mahabalipuram, a nearby village with ancient carvings that date back to the Pallava kingdom of the 7th Century. The sixth most densely populated city in India, the historical attractions,(…)