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Tropical Paradise

Escape to a Tropical Paradise where warm breezes blow and palm trees sway. With its lush tropical climate, Cairns, Australia has quickly become a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, tourists and nature lovers. Learn more about tropical fruits, tropical paintings, tropical plants, tropical fish and tropical flowers.

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The Big Apple

"The Big Apple" is a nickname for New York City, famous for its gourmet dining and night life. But many people don’t realize how much fun visitors of all ages can have here. Enjoy our guides to New York City with self-guided walks, cultural history, visual arts, architecture, museum listings, directions and parks.

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Stay in style at Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro


mapOne of the great pleasures of international travel is the chance to enjoy the “high life” at a luxury hotel.  When it comes to staying in style, Rio de Janeiro compares well with the world’s other great cities.  Read more

 

Luxury Holidays During the Colder Months


sun glassesWinter, it’s coming. The days are getting shorter and the temperature is dropping. If the thought of your winter boots and a chunky knit make you want to spill your soup, then it’s time to take action and treat yourself to a luxury holiday. Read more

 

London Nightlife: ‘Up on the Roof’ On Its Way


In 1962, the Drifters released ‘Up on the Roof’, a B-side single that eventually topped the charts before going on to be recorded by multiple artists through the 60s, 70s, and 80s. It is a song that might be playing in your head in the knowledge that London’s rooftop nightclubs are preparing for their annual openings.

There is no better way to enjoy those warm London nights than spending a few hours with your best friends overlooking the city at a posh rooftop bar. In fact, rooftop clubbing is extremely popular in the capital. So much so that clubs all over the city without rooftop venues are feverishly working to get something going.

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In anticipation of the annual rooftop season, here are a few suggestions for clubs courtesy of Velvet PR, the club guest list specialist.

The Sky Garden

The Sky Garden tops our list because it is open all year – not just the summer months. That notwithstanding, it is also London’s highest public garden offering spectacular views of the entire city. If you are interested in just enjoying drinks with friends, the Skypod Bar offers a relaxing lounge environment that includes small tables and chairs along with couches and bar seating. The floor to ceiling glass means your view is never obstructed.

If your idea of a good night out includes a fine dining experience, the Sky Garden does not disappoint. Make reservations at the Fenchurch Street Bar and Grill, located on the top floor of the building, or the more relaxed Darwin Brasserie. After dinner, take a long and relaxing stroll through the lush greenery of the garden. You may forget you are walking indoors!

Dalston Roof Park

Dalston Roof Park looks nothing more than a typical English garden set atop a four-story building. However, dig around a little and you’ll find there’s a lot going on. By day, the park is used by sun worshippers, families with their kids, and community groups looking to enjoy a park-like setting in the middle of London. At night, however, Dalston Roof Park comes alive with music, dancing and drinks.

Dalston Roof Park’s nightlife centres on the 40ft Brewery and their well-known Bootstrap brews. You can only get these incredible beers during the summer months, so make sure you get to Dalston Roof Park at least once this year. You can also purchase a £5 membership, good for the entire summer, giving you access to special events including free film screenings, concerts, and more.

Bloom Gin Bar

The Bloom Gin sits high atop the Trafalgar Hotel in Trafalgar Square. This excellent venue used to be known as ‘Vista'; it may be one you are already familiar with. This is a small and intimate venue with plenty of wicker, manicured herb gardens, and magnificent views of London icons such as Big Ben and the London Eye. Be aware though – the Bloom Gin is about laid-back sophistication. This is by no means an electro-music dance club where you and your friends will be clubbing the night away. Here it is all about purposeful relaxation.

 The Roof Gardens

The world renowned Roof Gardens of Kensington covers 6,000 square metres at the top of the former Derry and Toms building on Kensington High Street. You can enjoy the gardens on their own, and you can even enjoy a meal on the seventh floor Babylon Restaurant on any night of the week. However, if you want access to The Club, you have to be a member. The Club is an exclusive venue offering live music, dancing, and drinks on weekends only.

You’ll know the Virgin-owned Club is a swanky place when you see bouncers at the door checking attire. They do not allow anyone in who is not dressed for success. How do you know what proper attire is? The Club has a simple motto: no effort, no entrance.

 Frank’s Café

If you are the kind of person looking for a great outdoor venue that does not have a dress code or require a membership, the summertime bar at the top of Frank’s Café is just what you are looking for. This very popular nightspot sits atop the Peckham Car Park on Rye Lane. It was originally opened in 2007 as part of a summer art sculpture exhibition. Over the last eight years, it has become one of the most popular rooftop venues in London. Expect big crowds here.

England’s capital is always a great place for the best nightlife in Europe. During the summer, nightlife gets even better thanks to the many rooftop bars and nightclubs. If you have never done a rooftop before, it is something you need to do this summer. There is nothing quite like spending a few hours relaxing with your friends and taking in some great views!

 

Relax in the Sicilian Coastal Regions


There is no doubt that Sicily has some of the best and most pristine beaches in the world. Surrounded by the crystal blue Mediterranean, the island has a plethora of stunning beaches and beachfront properties, making it a great place to take a relaxing vacation. The water is swimmable almost all year round and there are even some natural springs to enjoy during the colder months. If you want to have a truly relaxing stay in Sicily then find one of the many beachfront holiday homes to rent and take a real vacation on the magical isle.

Sicilian Coast

Sicilian Coast

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Romantic Destinations of a Lifetime


Whether it’s your first holiday together, honeymoon or anniversary, a holiday to one of the world’s most romantic destinations is sure to put that spark to your relationship. Think white sandy beaches, endless sunsets and crystal clear waters against a backdrop of luxury. There’s nothing more romantic than the thought of spending quality time with your loved one in a stunning location, surrounded by culture and natural beauty. Create memories that will last a lifetime with a special break for just the two of you and experience some of the world’s most beautiful and breath-taking resorts.

Maldives

With its exotic, breath-taking landscape and fabulous resorts, it is hardly a surprise that the Maldives remain a firm favourite with A-list celebrities. A range of amazing activities await you, from the relaxing indulgence of spas and picturesque lagoons to a range of water sports for those couples with a sense of adventure. With a variety of stunning locations to suit everyone, the Maldives is the choice destination for couples in search of a holiday with a touch of class and glamour. Romantic evening walks along the beach await you, with plentiful bars and restaurants to enjoy each other’s company. Read more

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Taking a Trip to Provence


Provence is a region in the South of France that stretches from the left bank of the lower Rhone River to the west of the Italian border on the east. So beautiful is the region, it was the first province the Romans made their own beyond the Alps. Still a popular tourist destination to this day, here’s what to see and where to go while you’re there.

Must See Attractions

Perhaps the best place to see the remains of the once Roman province is the city of Nimes. The Romans built amphitheatres across the region but the Arena of Nimes is particularly well-preserved example, and use to be home to crowds of 20,0000 chanting for their favourite gladiator or charioteer.

Trip to Provence

Trip to Provence

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Decadent Countryside Getaways


The great British staycation is seemingly becoming ever popular, but unlike the British holidays of days gone by, things have changed enormously. Think less camping and more glamping, allowing you to enjoy the great outdoors whilst coming home to comfort and better yet, electricity. With so much stunning scenery on offer, it’s understandable why.

Norfolk countryside

Norfolk countryside

Whether you’re planning a week in the incredible Scottish Highlands, several days in the inspiring Lake District or a weekend in the gorgeous Norfolk countryside, there are plenty of ideas for accommodation, food and activities that guarantee you will have a decadent countryside getaway. Read more

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Iced Luxury: Unusual Luxury Holidays in Chilly Destinations


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Home or Away: Will You Have Your Wedding Abroad?


With the cost of the average British wedding now costing £18,000, it’s now more important than ever to ensure you have considered every choice and option available to you before your special day. You don’t want to look back on your wedding day and wish that you’d done something differently, and so the planning of your wedding can now be a very difficult job if you’re not sure where to begin.

Wedding Abroad

Wedding Abroad

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An Insight into Sardinia


For many, this beautiful island below Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea is without doubt the jewel in Italy’s crown and its popularity amongst Read more

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Why You Should Visit Wales as an Older Traveller


It’s official – this August is set to be one of the Read more

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Travel In Style – The Ultimate Luxury Getaways


GRECIAN LUXURY

A captivating vision of blues and white, Greece and its islands are the perfect solution for a quintessential Mediterranean getaway for Read more

 
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