• Eurostar: Ebbsfleet to Lille

    For two decades Eurostar has been best known for services linking London with Paris and Brussels, but on this trip Director sampled the short trip from Ebbsfleet International in Kent to Lille, northern France
    Over 20 years ago, Eurostar changed cross-Channel travel forever with the launch of direct train services from London to Paris and Brussels […]

  • Golf in Portugal

    It has just been redesigned by a Ryder Cup captain and voted the best new course in Europe, so Director needed no second invitation to step up to the tee at Quinta do Lago in Portugal
    Back in 2009, with Portugal firmly entrenched in recession, the management team at the golf and leisure resort of Quinta […]

  • Relax at Raffles, Seychelles

    For the busy executive looking to wind down a few gears, Raffles Praslin in the Seychelles – and its animal inhabitants – can show the way to a truly relaxing state of being
    The 500-or-so giant tortoises that crawl over Curieuse Island in the Indian Ocean have, no mistaking it, an easy life. Some may have […]

  • Break out of Beijing

    The newly opened Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, an hour’s drive from Beijing, will give satisfying shape to a break from China’s frenetic capital. Those approaching the shores of Yanqi Lake at dusk, the best time to do so, are treated to an imposing silhouette nestling on the water’s edge. Located at the foot of Yanshan mountains, nearly […]

  • British Airways: LCY to IOM

    Director packed an overnight bag for a BA trip from London City to Douglas, Isle of Man…

  • Virgin Australia: CNS to BNE

    Director sampled the service on a flight from Cairns to Brisbane

  • Air Canada: LHR to YUL

    Director hopped aboard an Air Canada economy flight to Montreal

  • Ski agency Summit Retreats

    Introducing the agency whose bespoke alpine holidays cater to those who demand more from a ski-lodge than a place to recuperate after a hard day on the slopes. There’s nothing like a hearty social session in a cosy ski-lodge bar, cementing friendships made on the slopes just hours earlier. But if you prefer your après-ski […]

  • Sun-kissed St Lucia

    Revitalise body and soul at this stylish spa on sun-kissed St Lucia
    As the weather turns distinctly nippier, it’s sadly all-too often the cue for our bodies to start piling on the pounds again. Here’s the perfect antidote, in a truly gorgeous setting: a chance to recharge those corporate batteries in the run-up to the festive […]

  • The Sundãri treatment

    A prestigious hotel spa is bringing a holistic approach from the subcontinent to the heart of London. So just how effective is the Sundãri treatment?
    London’s InterContinental Hotel already has an incredible amount to recommend it: the views overlooking the royal parks, and the afternoon teas in the Wellington Room – widely considered the best in […]

  • Festive Frankfurt

    Germany’s fifth-largest city is better known for its business credentials than the tourist attractions – but a visit this Christmas could change that view

  • The James New York

    Big Apple hotels are known to be expensive and small-roomed but The James in SoHo offers an airy downtown hideaway where guests can reboot in style
    Heading to our hotel through crowded Manhattan we pulled up on a cobbled street in downtown SoHo. The first thing you notice about The James New York is that the […]