Tag: hotel

Hotels, Travel, Travel in Asia, Uncategorized

Where to stay in Phuket: La Flora Resort and Spa in Khaolak

I fell in love with Thailand on my first visit, many years ago and that love affair grows every time I return. It’s very appropriately called the Land of Smiles – there’s always plenty of smiling going on – which is extremely catching. This was my third visit to Phuket (my first to Khaolak), which makes it […]

Hotels, Travel, Travel in Europe

Where to stay in Malton, Yorkshire: The Talbot Hotel

Continuing my series on Where to Stay on your travels, today we’re taking a mini break, heading north from London to Malton, Yorkshire. The Talbot Hotel was originally built in the early 17th century as a hunting lodge and has traded as an inn since 1740. It was completely restored in 2011. Here’s why you should stay there. […]

Hotels, Travel, Travel in Europe, Uncategorized

Where to stay in Tuscany: Borgo Santo Pietro

Continuing my series on beautiful hotels I recommend, we’re visiting Tuscany. Situated about two hours’ drive from Pisa near the hillside town of Chuisdino, Borgo Santo Pietro is the stuff that dreams are made of. Overlooking the stunning Valle Serena, the five-star boutique hotel is set in huge grounds, creating the ultimate escape. And the food, service, […]

Restaurants in London

Cocktails and glamour on Jermyn Street

To state the obvious, London is teeming with pubs and bars…but it’s also packed full of people. And I hate all that pushing and waiting to be served and never being able to find a seat. I’ve never got the joy of standing for hours drinking. Frankly, it makes me quite grumpy. So I’m always […]