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The Romance of Italy’s Cinque Terre

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Views of Italy’s Cinque Terre Image by Shutterstock

If you need to breathe romance back into an ailing relationship, there is nowhere more romantic than Italy’s Cinque Terre, a cluster of five villages on the Ligurian coast. Think picture postcard terraces in muted pastels built into rock facing out onto the deep blues of the Italian Mediterranean.

The Angel of Islington

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Christmas at the Islington Hobart Tasmania Image courtesy of The Islington

The smoke rises from the charring wood. I put my feet on the polished concrete hearth to take the clichéd selfie not of bare feet with finely painted toe nails on a sandy beach but of booted feet toasting in front of the burning log fire.

The Angel of Islington

Acropolis WOW!

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Evening at the Grande Bretagne, Athens Image courtesy of Marriott Hotels

The King George is one of the only two places to stay when you are in Athens, the second is it’s brother property right next door, the Grand Bretagne. As the name suggests, the King George is a former royal residence. Standing in the heart of Athens, the views across to the Acropolis will be stamped in your memory forever. Its long luxurious history boasts guests such as Marilyn Monroe, Madonna, Frank Sinatra and Maria Callas. With guests like that it’s no wonder its location is just five minutes from the bustling nightlife of Plaka and Agia Irinis’s Square. Then of course there are the high end shopping, the Monastiraki flea market, the national landmarks and the National Gardens.

Acropolis WOW!

First Class Celebrates inclusion in global top 100 luxury travel blogs, websites and influencers 2020

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First Class Celebrates inclusion in global top 100 luxury travel blogs, websites and influencers 2020

Not yet two years old and First Class Magazine has been announced at number 44 in Feedspot’s global top 100 luxury travel blogs, websites and influencers 2020.  https://blog.feedspot.com/luxury_travel_blog/

Let them eat cake and scones and clotted cream

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The Brimstone at night Image courtesy of The Brimstone Hotel

Let them eat cake and scones and clotted cream

Tweed clad hosts who do it all are the first physical contact one has with the Brimstone if arriving by train. These hosts are real live Dobbies (except with their own socks) lighting your fire, delivering you breakfast in bed, making dinner reservations and letting you in on all the best hidden gems of walking trails.

Australia’s Best Local Diving Escapes Where You Can Have a Scuba Diving Holiday in Your State

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Australia’s Best Local Diving Escapes Where You Can Have a Scuba Diving Holiday in Your State

You don’t need to travel overseas to discover the best of the underwater world, with so many experiences to be had right here in Australia. So, for those unable to travel interstate, here’s a comprehensive list of the Best Dive Getaways for around Australia, compiled by the experts at Diveplanit Travel.

Spetses: where the millionaires play

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The Poseidonion seen from approach to Spetses Image courtesy of The Poseidonion

Spetses: where the millionaires play

‘The Poseidonion, a veritable French chateau, stands out from its commanding position if you arrive by sea. Set less than a kilometre from the harbour it is convenient to the Bouboulina Museum and the Hatzigianni Mexi Spetses Musem. There are also a handful of beaches just minutes away. Opened in 1914 and the brainchild of Sotirios Anargyros it represented the cosmopolitan face of the island tempting high society, royalty and wealthy Athenians to its doors.  In 2009 it welcomed a five-year restoration inviting guests back to the island which inspired John Fowle’s The Magus.

Why go international when you can go to Tassie?

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The Southern Lights Image Credit Dietmar Kahles

Why go international when you can go to Tassie

We have a lot more chance of going to Tasmania soon than to Europe but looks like there’s no need to cross the international dateline because Tassie is offering everything from their own brand of bubbles through to the southern lights and even whisky distilleries.

Harry Potter found at Edinburgh’s finest address

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The Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh Image credit: The Balmoral Hotel

Harry Potter found at Edinburgh’s finest address

If you’re heading to Edinburgh’s Waverley Station and you stare up at the magnificent building on the south side of Princes Street and you’re fastidious about punctuality, take a deep breath. The looming clock tower is wrong. Ever since 1902, the clock on what was once known as the North British Station Hotel was set three minutes fast so passing travellers wouldn’t miss their trains. There is one exception. Every year on Hogmanay for the city’s New Year celebrations, the clock is set to the right time. This consideration for travellers continues inside the magnificent building now known as the Balmoral Hotel and run by Rocco Forte Hotels.

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