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Ljubljana Lux | InterContinental

In sharp contrast to Ljubljana’s largely low rise look, the sleek modernist 20-storey InterContinental Ljubljana certainly stood out as a gleaming landmark during my lux weekend break in the Slovenian capital. Continue reading

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Ljubljana Lux

Twee Slovenia’s tiny capital Ljubljana saw a city break upgrade near the end of 2017 with the launch of the InterContinental Ljubljana – the city’s first ever five star luxury hotel. With the hotel’s opening came the chance to discover in newly established style one of Europe’s most accessible yet least explored cities. Continue reading

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#TCTalks | Episode 7 | Metaxa

Welcome to the seventh episode of tikichris Talks. This one features an interview with Metaxa Managing Director Stephanie Ancel and Metaxa Master Constantinos Raptis. Our conversation took place at in November at theSt James Bar of the Sofitel London St James Hotel – one of my favourite bars in London actually – and was followed by a tasting of head barman Matteo Giannuzzi’s Dragon’s Son cocktail with Metaxa 12 Stars as the key ingredient. It’s a rich mix definitely worth you seeking out for a sip. Continue reading

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Best of the Best of 2017

I hope the year was as fun and delicious for you as it was for me, and I look forward to sharing more amazing experiences with you in 2018. Continue reading

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Best Hotels of 2017

I stayed in a lot of hotels over the past 12 months. Most of them were perfectly adequate, and I wouldn’t be against checking in at them again. A select few far exceeded even my highest expectations and deserve some extra recognition. Continue reading

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Best London Burgers of 2017

Whoa! There’s a beefy bunch of burgers in London. Most of them underwhelm. But the following six eateries do their burgers right. Continue reading

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Best London Cocktails of 2017

My quest for the Best of 2017 slurps on with sips of the city’s most interesting and delicious cocktails. Continue reading

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Best London Bars and Pubs of 2017

Having a drink in London is still a fine way to spend time. Here’s my take on the finest places to do so. Continue reading

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Best London Restaurants of 2017

Londoners, did you dine well in 2017? I sure did – especially at five particularly amazing London restaurants. Continue reading

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Best Restaurants of 2017 (Excluding London)

Best restaurants in the world? Here’s a taste of the ones I got to try. Continue reading

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Best of 2017

As the end of 2017 draws to a close, I’d like to take a moment to highlight the best food, drink, and travel related treats that I came across in London and around the world over these past 12 months. Continue reading

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Back to Basel? Weihnacht!

I spent the last weekend having an especially festive time in Basel – home to Switzerland’s biggest Christmas market and an all round excellent destination for cultured city break. Continue reading

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Review: Highland Apartments by Mansley (Urban Travel Blog)

For a “best of both worlds” getaway, Highland Apartments fit our bill perfectly offering an urban base for rural pursuits. Continue reading

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It is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year for Giving

Demi Perera shares the details about South Place Hotel’s annual Christmas Toy Party in aid of Bart’s Charity. It is indeed the most wonderful time of the year. Festive lights adorn every street and the scent of mince pies, mulled … Continue reading

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Winery Weekend at Three Choirs Vineyard in Gloucestershire

Among the standouts and best established of English wineries is Three Choirs vineyard and winery in Gloucestershire. Continue reading

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A Log Cabin Escape Awaits at Broken Bow Lake

If you are tired of cookie cutter hotel rooms and obnoxious crowds everywhere, come to an Oklahoma hidden getaway. Several roomy log cabins in Broken Bow make exceptional accommodations for reduced rates. Continue reading

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Falling for Scotland in Autumn | Inverness and Around the Highlands

Last stop on our tour was the Inverness, where Kemey and I spent most of our three-day visit hiking in and around town and through wilderness areas within easy reach of the city. Continue reading

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Falling for Scotland in Autumn | Glasgow

It’d been years since either Kemey or I had been to Glasgow and our two-night (and really only one full day) pit stop proved far too short. Nonetheless we had an amazing time and loved discovering how much more delicious the city had become since we’d last been there. Continue reading

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Falling for Scotland in Autumn | Edinburgh

First stop on our Falling for Scotland tour was the magically misty city of Edinburgh – a destination both Kemey and I know fairly well but can never seem to get enough of. Continue reading

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The Magic Hour Halloween Special

Magician Tony Middleton is bringing his show, The Magic Hour, to the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel on the 31st for a spooky Halloween special. Continue reading

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9 of America’s Most Haunted Hotels … That You Can Stay in! (Miles Away)

If you’re looking for a place to stay on your next spooktacular adventure, why not turn your booking… into a BOO!-king? Continue reading

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Cook Islands Idyll | Aitutaki

For a couple of nights during my Cook Islands Idyll I enjoyed the chilled out serenity of the tiny atoll of Aitutaki. Continue reading

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Cook Islands Idyll | Rarotonga

Most of my Cook Islands Idyll was spent splendidly on the “main island” of Rarotonga: an idyllic base indeed for enjoying all the warmth and wonder that a trip to the South Seas should involve. Continue reading

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Cognac: Spirit of Place | Restaurants

Cognac isn’t just a great place for drink. The town has some amazing restaurants as well. Continue reading

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Cognac: Spirit of Place

Cognac. It’s a drink. It’s a place. It’s an experience to be savoured.

Or at least my summertime visit to the town of Cognac and vineyards sprawling across it nearby countryside was a memorably delicious trip. I was there to become better acquainted with the area’s eponymous spirit and the age-old traditions that have gone into making it such a distinctive drink. Continue reading

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Yodel for Valais | Alpine Eats!

Before wrapping up my series about all the fun I had in the Valais, I thought I should take a moment to talk about how well I ate and drank while there. Here’s a taste of the best bites and sips from trip. Continue reading

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Yodel for Valais | Around Aletsch Arena

The Aletsch Arena is a mountain resort area on the German speaking side of Valias (or, Wallis as they say in German). It encompasses three villages: Riederalp, Bettmeralp and Fiescheralp. Due to its outstanding natural beauty, it was the first site in the Alps to receive UNESCO World Heritage status. The big draw here is the Great Aletsch Glacier, the largest in the Alps. Continue reading

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Yodel for Valais | Cultural Tour of Champéry

First stop on my way to Jodlerfest was the Val d’Illiez village of Champéry on the Swiss side of the Portes du Soleil. Continue reading

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Christmas Menus at The Bull & The Hide

The Bull & The Hide pub has launched its A Very London Christmas festive season menus for 2017. I tagged along for a tasting of the Grazing menu, one of the pub’s four festive season packages offered. It featured heart … Continue reading

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How Emotional Support Animal Registration Helps You with Staying in Hotels with Your Dog

How Emotional Support Animal Registration Helps You with Staying in Hotels with Your Dog Continue reading

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4 Eccentric Family Fun Excursions in Mykonos

Happen to be travelling to Mykonos with your family and children? Well, in this article, I will be listing a few family fun excursions you could plan to go on to ensure you have the perfect family vacation. Continue reading

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Savour the Flavours of Friuli Venezia Giulia | #FVGFlavour

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about the highlights of my time in FVG. I feel extremely fortunate to have seen such a substantial swathe of this beautiful region. But I realise fully that I’ve only just started to scratch the surface. Continue reading

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On the #RutteRoute in Dordrecht

The opportunity to stroll about and get a sense of the tiny island town that Rutte has called home since the 19th century was a lot of fun and worth the trip in and of itself. Continue reading

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On the #RutteRoute in Rotterdam

First stop on my journey to the Rutte & Sons Distillery in Dordrecht was Rotterdam, where a phenomenally crafted meal was followed by a top secret nightcap and a solid sleep in a historic setting. Continue reading

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New Cocktails at Great Northern Hotel

GNH Bar Head Bartender Harry Nikolaou’s brilliant creations beguiled as much as they refreshed, enticing as they intoxicated. Continue reading

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