Review: Leo’s Beach Hotel, The Gambia, West Africa

Review: Leo’s Beach Hotel, The Gambia, West Africa

Having opened just last year, this small boutique hotel is sure to prove popular. With just 5 double bedrooms plus 1 suite and with no children allowed, it is a serene oasis in the colourful country of The Gambia. The Austrian owners left their careers in publishing to build their dream home with a small, family run hotel attached, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and they invite you to share their dream with them.

Escape the world at La Rocchetta in the Sierra de los Padres valley, Argentina

Escape the world at La Rocchetta in the Sierra de los Padres valley, Argentina

La Rocchetta, a small boutique hotel in the Sierra de los Padres valley, near the city of Mar del Plata in Argentina, was created with the sole purpose of giving guests a unique and memorable experience every time they visited.

I had heard good things about this hotel and wanted to know more. With the means of modern technology I was able to have a chat with owner, Agustin Ciarfaglia. I found it thoroughly enthralling hearing how one family’s dream became a reality.

Boutique Christmas Shopping in London

Boutique Christmas Shopping in London

If you want a somewhat different Christmas shopping experience this year, and crave shops that offer you more than the run of the mill, then head over to one of London’s most underrated shopping destinations – Chelsea. With big high street brands, designer stores and unique boutique shops, this is one area where you are sure to find that perfect gift.

Su Gologone, a hidden gem nestled in the foothills of a land steeped in folklore

Su Gologone, a hidden gem nestled in the foothills of a land steeped in folklore

With good reason most visitors to the beautiful Mediterranean island of Sardinia flock to the coast, as the beaches are among the most beautiful in the world, but, if they don’t ever venture inland, they are really missing out. The scenery inland is breathtaking and in the foothills of the majestic mountains you’ll find one of the mist charming hotels I’ve ever stayed at. It is only rated as a four star hotel but if it is good enough for the likes of Madonna and Richard Gere, than it is good enough for me!

Review: The Millennium Gloucester, a stylish hotel in West London

Review: The Millennium Gloucester, a stylish hotel in West London

In one of the most affluent areas of London, the Millennium Gloucester is a stylish hotel in a great location for both business or leisure travellers visiting the city. When I found the entrance to the hotel I was surprised to see what resembled an underground car park but as I walked towards the doors I was transported to a world of comfort and luxury. What struck me most about my stay was how exceptionally charming and polite all the staff were, from the moment I arrived at reception to the housekeeping staff I passed in the corridor, making my stay a much more intimate experience than you would expect from a hotel with over 600 rooms.

Favourite Streets of Paris: rue Montorgueil, a food lover’s delight

Favourite Streets of Paris: rue Montorgueil, a food lover’s delight

A charming pedestrian cobbled street, rue Montorgueil, is lined with wonderful restaurants, cafés, cheese shops, bakeries, wine shops as well as Paris’ oldest (and one of its finest) pâtisseries. It’s a real joy to explore. Let us take you through some of the street’s highlights.

Review: The elegant Dover Marina Hotel and Spa

Review: The elegant Dover Marina Hotel and Spa

In an ideal location by the beach and close to the ferry terminal, this lovely hotel mixes modern comfort with Victorian elegance. It really was wonderful to wake up to a view of the sea, followed by a leisurely breakfast on the terrace, a walk on the beachand. There was even time for a relaxing massage, before I checked out to catch my ferry.

Volunteering overseas without giving up your creature comforts

Volunteering overseas without giving up your creature comforts

From luxury eco lodges in West Africa to staying with the local royal family in Rajasthan, volunteer tourism no longer means having to rough it!

When most people think of volunteering abroad they imagine having to stay in very basic accommodation or perhaps living with a local family where they can really get to know the culture and this in itself is part of the attraction. In the past it was taken for granted that volunteering had to involve some kind of deprivation on the part of the volunteer but the award-winning company People and Places take a very different approach.

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