A Special Visit To Sacred Valley

Sunday, August 4, 2019

The views of the Andes from the plane window were incredible as we came into land in Cusco, the ancient Inca Capital 3400m above sea level.  Surrounded by mountain peaks and clouds, Cusco is truly unique.  At the airport we were greeted by our Mountain Lodges host and transported to El Mercardo Hotel. On arrival we…

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Tastes and Sights of Lisbon

Friday, July 5, 2019

Our tour with local historian and keen foodie guide from Context Tours was great, a quirky and different way to be introduced to Lisbon.  We visited a local bakery to see Portuguese Tarts being made and sample some of course.  Tasted the sweet wine, Moscato, and paired it with cheese which was a delight.  We…

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Close To Nature In The Heart Of Torres Del Paine

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Patagonia is a magnificently beautiful rugged region stretching across part of Chile and Argentina. In the heart of Patagonia is Torres Del Paine National Park.  Here the weather is extreme and can turn in an instant and you can find yourself at the mercy of Mother Nature as she throws it all at you. No…

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Cycling, Tango and Steak in Buenos Aires

Thursday, June 27, 2019

This was not my first visit to Buenos Aires, but this time we decided to stay in the local area of Palermo outside the main city area.  Such a great location for restaurants, bars and shopping and still easy to access all areas of the city. A highlight of our time in Buenos Aires was…

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At Home In Tuscany

Monday, June 24, 2019

We arrived at our little Tuscan retreat and immediately felt welcomed by our hosts, Paolo and Peter and the lovely staff.  Our home for the next few days is Villa Fontelunga, a beautifully restored home with sweeping views across the Tuscan countryside. We sat and enjoyed a local Prosecco by the pool and watched the…

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The Beauty of Chile

Monday, May 20, 2019

We arrived in Santiago and had pre-planned to spend the night in the city rather than at the airport, and we’re so glad we did. Our hotel, the Luciano K, was a welcoming introduction to Chile.  We enjoyed a few drinks and delicious tapas at the rooftop bar before wandering to the nearby nightlife.  The…

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Escape the Everyday in An Overwater Bungalow in The Maldives

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

We arrived into Male Airport and were greeted by our host who expertly navigated us through the airport to the marina where our resort boat was waiting. Our island, Gili Lankanfushi is the closest atoll to the mainland and only 20 minutes by speedboat.  My immediate thought was that the ocean views and colour of…

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Luxury And Adventure In The Amazon 

Monday, March 4, 2019

The Amazon is a destination that has intrigued me for as long as I can remember. The tropical jungle, unique wildlife and the mighty Amazon itself is enough to get me excited, not to mention the element of exotic adventure and a hint of danger, the Amazon has it all. Flying into the small town…

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Port, Picnics and Pinhao: Portugal Is Waiting

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Historic hillside towns, gourmet tapas tours, private yacht sailing and candlelight concerts. Portugal has a lot to offer and we wanted to share some of our favourite experiences with you. “Situated on the banks of the Douro River is the charming northern city of Porto. I loved discovering the city’s laneways and old buildings winding…

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Experience Boho in Lima at Hotel B

Monday, February 4, 2019

In the quirky neighbourhood of Barranco in Lima I stayed in the delightful Hotel B, which is a member of the exclusive Relais & Chateaux. The neighbourhood itself has a strong Bohemian vibe with the coolest bars and restaurants and outstanding galleries. Right across the road from Hotel B is Lucia de la Puente Gallery which…

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