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Scalesia Galápagos Lodge, the boutique luxury hotel on Isabela island

The Galápagos islands are world-renowned for unbelievable wildlife; where the animals look photoshopped and treat you simply like you are the local paparazzi. The islands are known for some of the best diving in the world, one-of-a-kind birdwatching, wildlife hikes, cruises and as a place to understand and see evolution up close. You may be surprised to know that there are only four islands in…

Alternative Christmas Plans: Spending the holidays at the Iguazu Falls

My Twitter feed is currently full of snowflake emojis with news that Winter has definitely arrived and there was in fact snow falling back in London this week. I’m a huge fan of a cool, white Christmas – snow outside, whilst you’re inside, snuggly wrapped in a warm blanket, sipping hot tea in front of the first screening of Love Actually. The scent of mulled…

Hotel Casa San Agustin – the best boutique hotel in Cartagena, Colombia

I found it. I found my Latin American paradise. A milieu of all my favourite colours – bronzing terracotta, bright turquoise and lush greens – that’s what I see when walking into Hotel Casa San Agustin. All the vivid colours. These colours are paired with slick marble flooring, original wooden beaming’s and indulgently heavy linen – I couldn’t have designed a better-looking Colombian hotel in my dreams. Hotel…

Ballyvolane House, County Cork, Ireland, Part II

So where did we get to? Ah yes, amid the green rolling fields of County Cork, Ireland sits the very luxurious, uber comfortable Ballyvolane House. In Part I of my Ballyvolane House review, I shared my thoughts on the rooms, history and influences that make Ballyvolane, the ultimate Irish country retreat and now it’s time to reveal the one thing that really made me fall…

How to eat your way around Barcelona: 8 must-do things for foodies

Barcelona has long been known for its cuisine but with pale imitations of the real things popping up all over the city, multiple chains and the closing of legendary El Bulli, it would be fair to say one needs to be a little more in-the-know to find the best spots to eat in Barcelona. To make it simpler, here are the eight best things to…