A former monastery in an isolated valley below the Pyrenees, Les Fontaines d'Escot has been a haven for travellers for more than 600 years.
King Nestor was the ancient Greek fabled for his wisdom, his kindness, his banquets and a mighty palace on the Peloponnese peninsula.
Leipzig is fast catching Berlin as a setting for innovative arts, particularly the city's Baumwollspinnerei (spinnerei.de), a former factory that now hosts dozens of eclectic galleries and artists' studios.
Y Goeden Eirin – which means the Plum Tree in English – is sandwiched between the Menai estuary and the smoky backdrop of Snowdonia.
"I don't understand why it hasn't occurred to anybody that in this country we have fantastic natural resources just waiting to be exploited.
Is it possible to know you adore someone before you even meet them? I think not, generally.
When is a hotel not a hotel? When it's built by a pair of restaurateurs who have made their name preaching the joys of offal, the glory of chitterlings, the meaty delights of pig cheeks and lambs' brains.
When I was 19 and impressionable, I decided this was my travel holy trinity. I imagined I would take the QE2 from New York to Southhampton, hop on the Orient-Express whilst in Europe, then fly Concorde home.
Have you ever missed a flight? I have, more than once, and for all sorts of reasons. Cutting it too close, actually stuck in traffic, WWII bomb next to the runway, delayed trains, and best of all, because I mistook the arrival time for the departure time and promptly arrived at the airport as the flight was closing.
Like a reverse commute while the rest of civilised (sane) society was conducting a mass exodus a few weeks ago, we were making a beeline for the country touted on the news for its chaos.
London's cocktail scene is booming, with new bars opening all the time – but if you want to treat yourself to a flawless classic then head to a hotel bar
I've never agreed with Bob Crow's politics, and was certainly not a supporter of his attempts to grind London to a halt in order to improve his union's negotiating position. I am, however, saddened by his death.
Let’s cut to the chase: I’ve got 30 reasons why this should be your next ski trip.