Does Valentine’s Day make you want to run away and cover yourself in chocolate? Try running here – we’ve found three places where they do chocolate beauty treatments.
An accidental traveller unravels his life in Rachel Joyce’s steely but funny and tender debut novel The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. It’s a quiet book with unexpected power.
Ships which took women to colonial India to bag a husband were known as the Fishing Fleet. These tenacious women had little lasting legacy. The British Empire was entirely dominated by men and it’s their names in the history books about the sub-continent. Until now.
The suicide of an Indian-born nurse at the King Edward VII’s Hospital, who had been the victim of a stupid Australian radio phone prank, raises many questions. A migrant from a traditional country where family honour is paramount, may be a clue to her tragedy.
Downton Abbey is time travel entertainment back to when ladies and gentlemen dressed for dinner. I discovered a tattered family cookbook from that era revealing dishes such as sheep’s tongues stewed with walnuts and boiled carrot pudding. Ready to serve, Mr Carson?
The Cotswolds are among the UK’s most scenic locations and the region’s gardens are very much at the heart of this year’s Broadway Arts Festival.
Scones, cream and jam, elegant sandwiches with crusts removed, cupcakes and tiny tarts, all served with piping hot tea. Or maybe a glass of champagne. Taste for Travel is a big fan of high tea, that elegant British tradition that flourishes still.
A new survey conducted in five countries discovered that Americans are well travelled but believe they are the world’s worst tourists. Chinese tourists were in second place, closely followed by the French.
Hunting for accommodation during the London Olympics is set to be a marathon task, with half a million extra visitors expected in the UK this year, so house sitting could be just the ticket.
With Europe teetering on the brink of recession, travel companies are offering even better deals. The strength of the Australian dollar against the euro is an added incentive. Even the New Zealand dollar is looking good right now.