Drag Queens and Drummers

Finally, I have a travel experience to share with you. Oh, frabjous day!!!! My destination was Tenerife. As the reason was the Annual General Meeting of the British Guild of Travel Writers, I had a load of fellow-scribes as companions. There were over 80 of us, and it was an enjoyable and educational experience….

Geoff Moore walks with the Giants in the Seychelles

Walking with the giants of the Seychelles is now an option thanks to a new investment by Hilton Labriz on their Silhouette Island resort, creating the Giant Tortoise Sanctuary, housing tiny vulnerable tortoises found in the National Park. The sanctuary is located a 40 minute boat ride from the main island of Mahe where the […]…

Hotel Seaside Los Jameos, Lanzarote

As I’ve got older, my holiday ‘tick box’ has gradually got longer. Here is what was on the list when my wife and I decided to take our first trip after all the lockdowns: Covid safety awareness; a hotel with high standards of food and service; a pedestrian only promenade; good weather without a long […]…

Winter Sun in Madeira

Glynis Sullivan explores this popular Portuguese island Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, Madeira has it all. We have visited at New Year and at other times on cruise ship ports of call. but never for winter sun until this year, and it was worth waiting for. Madeira is a beautiful, volcanic island in the Canary […]…

Sailing back to the future

Seabourn Encore returns to service after a two-year pause – and it feels so good, writes Lesley Bellew It’s blowing a hooley out in the Atlantic so Seabourn Encore’s much-awaited return to the high seas after 704 days is delayed – but the upside is another 12 hours in Lisbon. (Photo left: author Lesley Bellew […]…

Island holidays for all – The Maldives

As travel restrictions started to ease last year, the team at Silver Travel Advisor went in search of winter sun, and by coincidence three of us ended up in the Maldives. So we put our ‘Tried. Travelled. Trusted.’ ethos to good use and here we share our thoughts on the idyllic islands of the Maldives […]…

Beautiful Beaches

We asked the team to tell us about their favourite beaches, remote or easily reached: from Scotland to Australia, Portugal to Thailand, you are bound to be inspired. Your next holiday awaits! Julia’s Beach, Algarve, Portugal – Lynn Scrivener The Algarve is fringed with fabulous beaches but when you holiday with a local you get […]…

A beach hotel that’s a work of art

Kerry Gallagher discovers the art and architecture of Cinnamon Bentota Beach, Sri Lanka From the moment I arrived it was clear, there’s something special about Cinnamon Bentota Beach. After being dropped off in the courtyard I was surrounded by the remains of an original fort, before walking up the staircase to be greeted by the […]…

A culinary adventure in the Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands is set to be high on the list for those seeking a safe Caribbean destination offering everything from sunshine, white sand and turquoise sea to adventure and cultural discovery. The three stunning islands offer diverse and inspirational luxury lifestyle bucket-list experiences with exceptionally warm welcomes for everyone to enjoy. But a standout […]…

Barbados with a twist

If we asked you to sum up Barbados in a short sentence, we hazard a guess that you’d reference the sunshine, the pristine beaches, the inviting accommodation, and we’d agree with you! These are all of course reasons why thousands of visitors flock to the sun-kissed shores of Barbados. But, there is so much more for […]…