Croatia is a magical place to visit in December with its beautiful historic cities lit-up for the season. Christmas markets, ice-rinks, seasonal delicacies and carol singing all add to the festive atmosphere. You can even visit Santa in the fairytale land of Učka Nature Park.
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“A two-day riot of colour, dance and music, the Sani Festival is the perfect way to build a social camaraderie among the far-flung villages of the Zanskar valley.” Sandeepa and Chetan
Our latest ‘Hotel of the Month’ is the unique Golden Well Hotel in Prague, a quiet 16th Century hideaway set in the romantic rose garden of Prague Castle with a stunning terrace restaurant looking out across the roof tops and spires of this historic city.
For many a holiday is a chance to relax and unwind, stepping away from the stresses of modern life to enjoy a week or two of peace. A river cruise is the ideal time to give yourself a chance to recuperate and have everything taken care of for you – including meals, drinks, flights and transfers. So why not indulge in the ultimate relaxation experience and choose a river cruise with a real ‘feel good factor’?
Right from the moment I wrapped myself up in the soft, white, fluffy robe I felt pampered. I was at the Solent Hotel in Hampshire on the south coast of England, for a morning of relaxation. Opening out on to a small meadow and woodland, the spa is a wonderful place to unwind, particularly on a sunny day.
Waking up to the soft sound of the waves, singing birds and the rustling of the palm trees. Looking out the window to see monkeys and the most beautiful butterflies passing by. Getting away from it all, forgetting about such things as the time or the date, simply relaxing, surrounded by nature – this is what the Tembo Kijani EcoLodge offer their guests.
We all love a bit of luxury, but there is so much more to making a hotel really memorable. I recently asked 5 well-respected travel bloggers what were their favourite luxury, boutique or eco chic hotels. They replied with a very interesting mix, from the ultimate in luxury to something a little more unusual.
Holidaying in a ‘green’ way used to mean camping in a field surrounded by cow manure. How times have changed! The emergence of eco-chic holiday homes means that now you can play your part, respecting the planet, whilst relaxing in comfortable or even luxurious surroundings. Here’s five of our favourites…
A mini guide, for the readers of Boutique Travel Blog, introducing some wonderful wines from the USA, written by Anna Von Bertele, wine specialist at Roberson Wine, of London.