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From Brewery to Boutique Hotel

EARTH, Inspiration, Lifestyle, STAY, Travel, Uncategorized

When I was younger, I either wanted to be an actor or an archaeologist (Indiana Jones was regularly watched in my house). But over time that dream changed. Before I had realised I wanted to be a writer, I was fortunate enough to already be doing it professionally. One thing which has stuck with me from those childhood dreams, is a love for the back story, for learning about the history of a place, a person or in this case a building, specifically the B2 Boutique Hotel and Spa in Zurich.

Image courtesy of the B2 Boutique Hotel and Spa

Be Our Guest

EARTH, Inspiration, Lifestyle, STAY

I stopped mid conversation with my Uber driver as the Dolder Grand came into sight. Unable to look away, my eyes widened. I had seen the photographs and even a walk-through video on the website, but nothing quite compared to seeing the Dolder Grand in real life. Their motto is ‘be our guest’. And from the moment I walked in I felt like the only guest in the hotel. The warmth and genuine desire to make you feel welcome is truly refreshing. Living up to its name the Dolder Grand is grand in every sense of the word.

Image courtesy of The Dolder Grand. Photo by Zeljko Gataric.

Top 5 Luxury Fijian Islands & the Ultimate Family Vacation

Adventure, EARTH, Inspiration, Lifestyle, SEA, STAY, TravelManagers

Made up of over three hundred islands, Fiji is a haven for conservation, sustainability and refined luxury. Found in the South Pacific, these tropical islands sure know how to draw a crowd. With their azure waters, lush rainforests and warm-hearted communities it makes for a perfect family getaway.

Image courtesy of Kokomo Private Island

A Royal Tour

EARTH, Inspiration, Lifestyle, STAY, Travel

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been on a whirlwind adventure visiting Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji during their first international tour as a married couple. For those wanting to embark on their own romantic royal tour, look no further than the stunning hotels in Fraser Island and Fiji enjoyed by everyone’s favourite royal couple.

Image courtesy of Kingfisher Bay Resort

The Artful Surfer

Inspiration, Lifestyle, SEA, SHOP, SURF

Surfing is an art form. It’s finding freedom, spirituality and a connection with something far greater than yourself. Every surfer is different, as is every wave. But for a surfer, having the right board can make or break your time out on the water. Australian brand Nusa Indah Surfboards creates art for the oceans; bespoke surfboards designed to look as good as they make you feel.

Image courtesy of Nusa Indah Surfboards

Swim Trekking in the Galapagos Islands

Adventure, Inspiration, Lifestyle, SEA, Swim, Travel

In an unexpected turn of events, a new travel trend is taking over – swim trekking.  Swim trekking is not simply a splash in the ocean then a return to dry land. Instead, the idea is to swim in and around some of the worlds most sublime oceans, lakes and fjords. After all, why only restrict yourself to trekking on land when the siren song of the ocean is calling?

Image courtesy of SwimTrek

A Night with the Russian Ballet

CITY, EARTH, Inspiration, Lifestyle

From revolutions to rumours of lost princesses, Russia is a country of mystery, fierce winters and great beauty. The revolutionary city of St. Petersburg, offers insight into the grandeur and opulence that was imperial Russia. And there is nothing so enticing in St. Petersburg than a night with the Russian Ballet where Russian ballerinas are internationally renowned for their excellence and discipline.

Image courtesy of Russian Broadway

Medieval Magic in the Modern World

EARTH, Inspiration, Lifestyle, STAY, Travel

Live like the kings and queens of old in these five wonderfully luxurious castle hotels. A rich and exciting history, ornate interiors and medieval magic, with the just right amount of modern luxury, awaits for those seeking something a little different. Are you ready to feel like royalty?

Image courtesy of Audley Travel

Seven Destinations for a Luxury Family Getaway

Adventure, EARTH, Lifestyle, Travel

Seeing the world through a child’s eyes is seeing magic. Everything is new and exciting. To be able to show your children the variety of cultures, people and landscapes the world has to offer is a gift that will be cherished. With so much on offer, its hard to narrow down where to take your family on holiday. To take some of that pressure off, make your destination choice a simple one and get you planning you trip ASAP, look below for the seven top destinations for family fun.

Image courtesy of Sassy Mama

Daring Divers

Adventure, Dive, Lifestyle, SEA

Below the frozen seas is a life unexpected. Hidden amongst the iceberg sculptures and the soft corals is a diverse and rich marine life waiting to be explored.Ice diving in the Arctic and Antartica offers a unique and almost untouched experience for those daring enough. And daring you must be, for the icy waters are not for the feint hearted. With the right gear and a thirst for discovery, Arctic regions and Antartica could be yours. Here are our picks for the six top spots for ice diving.

Image courtesy of Allways Dive

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