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Lights, camera, action: 7 ways to go behind the scenes
Visual effects in film may have advanced dramatically, but most directors still choose to shoot in real locations, taking advantage of some of the world's most dramatic landscapes or filming in period settings that add authenticity to a scene. There's something quite special about seeing these...
 
Here's exactly why you need to visit Columbia, Missouri
Maybe it's the fact that the median ago in Columbia, MO, aka COMO, is under 27 years old that accounts for a city that's burbling with creativity, innovation, and just plain niceness. You'll need a long weekend to fully explore Columbia's vibrant, tree-lined downtown streets packed with art...
 
Short stay: Bette Davis Suite, Hotel Maria Cristina, San Sebastian, Spain
The elegant Hotel Maria Cristina is a member of the Luxury Collection, has 136 rooms and was designed by Charles Mewès – a French architect who was also behind the Ritz hotels in both Paris and Madrid. Since its opening in 1912 it has been a firm favourite with celebrities and international high...
 
Africa: home and holiday to celebrities
Africa is a hot spot for a wealth of celebrities, whether they were born on the continent or simply decided to visit on their holidays. Thanks to the huge amount of luxury breaks on offer and the experiences that only Africa can provide, a number of famous faces frequently visit this fantastic...
 
Merhba Malta: Reena Patel Explores the Mediterranean Isle
The greeting of 'merhba', which means 'welcome' or 'hello' in Maltese, features on Air Malta's exterior and all around the airport. This warm greeting lured me in to experience the fascinating culture of this small, sunny island. Regularly visited by the British royal family and recently...
 
Luxury time travel: the colourful history of one of the world's oldest hotels
One of the joys of travel is the chance to stay somewhere completely different from your home. And unless home happens to be in a medieval fortress, then opting for a hotel which started life as a castle certainly ticks that box. Built in the 13th century, Ashford Castle in Ireland's County Mayo...
 
Top 10 luxury five star hotels in Berlin
Berlin's tourism has been expanding rapidly and when it comes to luxury there are a plethora of options available to the discerning traveller. The hotels listed below are certainly not an exhaustive list, but are designed to give a range of options, from old and trusted establishments to the...
 
It's Hip to Wear Pink! Yes, Men too!
Yes, people, pink gold is in on bracelets. Even the guys are getting in on the game (think Brad Pitt with the Patek World Time seen below). While steel is cool — both on the color wheel and in the "you can't go wrong with it look", pink gold is hot, especially in the warmer days of summer. It's...
 
Top 10 places in Africa to take your loved one this Valentine's
There are few places more romantic than Africa... why not forget Paris and escape to somewhere a little more exciting this Valentine's Day. Here we present to you 10 wonderful – yet exceptionally varied – ideas that will give you a Valentine's break you're sure to remember for years to come......