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isles of scilly - mark shaw photography

As a travel blogger and photographer, I love remote scenic places and one of my favourite trips the past few years was our family weekend stay on the beautiful island of St Martins on the Isles of Scilly. Wild landscapes, white sand beaches, turquoise waters – the Isles of Scilly feel like a world away but in fact, they’re just…

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Ubud Hanging Gardens Resort, Bali

If you’re looking for a cool luxury place to stay in Bali, you’ll be hard pressed to find better than Ubud Hanging Gardens Resort, a spectacular, gravity defying hotel with private pool villas perched on the misted terraces of the Ayung River gorge in Bali. 38 private pool villas and suites are located in the steep rice terraces of Ubud, known…

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Showcasing the top 10 highest hotels in New York City. These tallest New York hotels offer amazing views of the New York skyline to gaze in awe from the comfort of your hotel bedroom. Starting with the tallest and working down, the tallest hotel in New York is…. 1. Four Seasons Hotel 208 metres or 682 feet 52 floors Built…

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Just off the coast of Hampshire, the Isle of Wight has been a popular destination with British tourists since Victorian times. It is especially popular with those who like the outdoors because of its stunning scenery and coastline. The Isle of Wight has an array of sights and activities to see and do, making it the perfect destination for a…

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Where is the coolest place to stay and see the Northern Lights? Travelphant’s vote goes to Hotel Igloo Village Kakslauttanen in Finland. The Northern Lights can be seen anywhere above 60 degrees north latitude but to see them from this igloo village would be an amazing experience. Don’t worry, special thermo glass prevents the igloos frosting up to ensure clear…

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I’m lucky enough to have holidayed on a few of the Greek islands and found that each Greek island has its own unique charms. For those looking to slow things down to a blissful crawl, nowhere comes close to the Greek island of Sifnos. Sifnos is widely regarded as the single most stunning Island of the Cyclades and until recently…

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I found this gem of a hotel to stay with my family before flying out to Sardinia from Gatwick in August. The 4-star Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel is located in a quiet picturesque setting in easy reach of the M25 (great for Gatwick and Heathrow airports). We have stayed at many London airport hotels in the past and this trip…

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Da Nang, largest port city on the South Central Coast of Vietnam, is worth visiting due to its tropical climate, breathtaking scenery, exquisite cuisine and historic monuments. Vietnam’s fifth largest city, overlooking the turquoise waters of the South China Sea, is one of the major commercial, educational and cultural centres of the Socialist Republic and has become a popular tourist…

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Here are our top 10 choices for most romantic and luxurious ski hotels from around the world. Post Hotel, Lake Louise, Canada Perched at 1,500 meters amidst the natural wonders of Banff National Park you will find this cherished Alpine chalet. Canada’s largest ski area is just minutes away and the abundance of snow is just one reason a growing…

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  Cornwall is an extraordinary place, with stunning coastline, dramatic moorland and a rich social history that dates back as far as the Palaeolithic Era. Now Cornwall is a popular spot with holidaymakers, looking to get away from the city and experience some of the most beautiful nature that Britain has to offer. There are no shortage of extraordinary places…

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