Christmas Treats Around the World

Sure, Christmas is all about quality time spent with loved ones. But it’s also about quality time spent with delicious food. The festive season brings us some of the year’s most delicious treats (and it’s cold out, so you really should think about insulating your body with some extra nourishment – it’s just good sense). Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, December is sure to be a banner month for your appetite. Fancy a break from Christmas pudding, roasted chestnuts and chocolate advent ca

The Alternative Guide to Christmas Holidays

Now’s the time to start thinking outside the box for your Christmas holiday ideas. After all, this is the most wonderful time of the year – when better to head off on an adventure? If you’re looking for ideas for unusual December holidays, read on for Alternative Christmas trips to… Over 65% of Japan’s population follows Shintoism or Buddhism. Kyoto is one of the country’s most important Buddhist sites. So, it makes sense that this is top of the list for Christmas holiday ideas… If you are lo

What to Eat in Japan

There are so many sights and sounds across Japan that make the Asian nation a bucket list destination for countless travellers. There’s Tokyo and the famous Shibuya Crossing, the temples and shrines of Kyoto. Then there’s Osaka and its Blade Runner-style neon nightlife. Look anywhere in Japan and find something interesting and exciting to discover. This is especially true of Japanese cuisine. You’re probably familiar with sake and sushi. But there are so many other delicacies and local dishes

The One&Only Way to Travel...

When it comes to holidays, everyone’s looking for something different. The One&Only Resorts portfolio is scattered all around the world, so there’s something to suit everyone. We love this brand for its commitment to an authentic sense of place at each resort. Plus, having properly luxurious hotels in exciting places with gourmet food doesn’t hurt. Perhaps you want to visit somewhere new to kick off 2021 right. Or, maybe you’re seeking a relaxing break with your loved one. You might be travell

Top Barbados Restaurants - Where To Eat In Barbados

A Barbados luxury holiday offers many unforgettable experiences, and dining out is chief among them. From fine dining to open-air fish fries, there really is something to suit every taste on this sunny island. So we thought we’d offer ten of our favourite Barbados restaurants and eateries to tempt your taste buds on the Caribbean island. These are: • Lobster Alive and All That Jazz The Lone Star is an iconic eatery and boutique hotel which was nicknamed “The Ivy of the Caribbean” by the late

Top 10 Barbados Restaurants

A Barbados luxury holiday offers many unforgettable experiences, and dining out is chief among them. This exclusive Caribbean island is famous for its fantastic restaurants and culinary flair. At the Inspiring Travel Company, we know Barbados better than anyone else, having sent clients here for more than four decades. Many of our staff take their annual holidays on the West Coast and we even have a dedicated Barbados office on the island. So, when it comes to firsthand knowledge, we really

Back to School! Learning Experiences Around the World

Schools have been in the news a lot this year. All controversy aside, getting the kids learning again is clearly a good thing – but when did you last put some time aside for yourself to learn something new? To help you out, we’ve compiled a selection of five learning experiences masquerading as holidays. What could be better? Pick up a new skill, stretch your brain and top up your tan to boot. This is the most fun geography lesson you’ll ever have. Italy is a country renowned for its food, co

One Day in... Greenwich Village, NYC

One of New York’s most famous areas, Greenwich Village – or simply ‘the Village’ to those in the know – is home to some of the city’s best cafes, most iconic sights, and most fascinating walks. With so much to see and do, it can be tough to know where to start. Here’s our guide to the ultimate day out in Greenwich Village, featuring: • Ideas for the morning, afternoon and evening The Village’s history of bohemian counter-culture and artistic expression makes it one of New York’s most lively ar

All Together Now: Holidays With Friends

2020 was a year of isolation, restrictions and a lot of cancelled plans. So, many of us are dreaming of big reunions and catch-ups with pals. With – let’s face it – nothing but time on our hands, why not start planning? 2021 has to be about getting back to normal (surely… right?!), and for many of us that will mean holidays. So, whether you’re planning a trip with your BFF (#bestiemoon), or want to get the whole gang back together for a big group holiday, we’ve got you covered. Here are some

India: In Five Senses

Vast and with a different landscape, culture and atmosphere around almost every corner, it’s impossible to quantify India as a whole. Except, that is, to describe visits to this amazing country as a thrill for the senses. No two destinations in India are the same. However, they all share a richness in sights, sounds, smells, tastes and textures. In other words, holidays to India are exciting, rewarding and a must-do on your travel bucket list. See for yourself why this storied land has attrac

Home Workouts From Around The World | Magazine

One of the best ways to stay positive during lockdown is keeping active with a little bit of exercise. Staying fit under lockdown doesn’t necessarily mean star jumps in your bedroom or squats while you make your tea! Many leading gyms and fitness instructors have put classes online. So, there are countless strategies to keep fit from your front room. We’ve put together a list of top home workouts from around the world. Each is inspired by local culture, traditions, and tastes. So grab a bottle

Be Transported To New York | Your Guide to a Virtual NYC Holiday

Since most of us are stuck at home, we’re transporting you on a journey to the Big Apple… Right from your sofa! We’ve compiled the perfect collection of New York: So read on and enjoy your virtual holiday to New York! Many of us first experienced New York City through the glitz and glamour of our television screens. From sophisticated Manhattan bars to romantic white Christmas scenes, the city that never sleeps holds a magical place in our minds. While we could go on for days talking about a

Around the World in 6 Cocktails | Luxury Travel Blog

Everyone’s got their favourite tipple; that signature drink you always find yourself ordering or mixing up yourself. Sometimes you just can’t beat a classic cocktail, whether you’re after something smooth or in the mood for something a little fruity. So, you know your poison of choice, but you might not know its history, or how easy it is to whip up at home. With that in mind, I’ve put together a round-the-world cocktail menu featuring classic cocktails from some of our favourite destinations,

Where’s Hot in January? Updated for 2020 January holidays

Looking for somewhere to go to beat the January blues, but overwhelmed by all the choice? The average temperature in the UK in January is a high of just 7°C. Would you rather soak up some sun instead? Look no further than this collection of some of the ‘hottest’ and best destinations to visit in January. These include the best places to travel in the New Year for mild weather, exciting culture and unforgettable experiences. Or, if you’re looking for short-haul hot weather in January: So, rea

Where’s Hot in February? | Updated for 2021 holidays

February is a month for romantics, but rain and chilly weather in the UK is a bit of a mood-killer. Here’s a selection of the best destinations to head to in February for some sunshine and unforgettable experiences. You don’t have to be in any sort of Valentine’s mood to enjoy these holidays – there’s something for everyone. Escape the January blues and discover some of the best places to visit in February. Fancy peeling off the scarf and gloves? Phuket in Thailand is exceptionally hot in Fe
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