Italian TV Documentary on Lake Maggiore

June 30, 2016

Geo takes us onto Lake  Maggiore, not Italy’s largest Lake but certainly its most famous, thanks to its natural beauty, its history and to the people who have always frequented it.  A part of its fascination is almost certainly due to the number of islands visitable on the Lake, both large and small, world reknown and just naturally pretty; all in all eleven islands.

Aristocratic Lakes

Aristocratic Lakes

Click on the link to watch the 12 minute video aired on Italian TV by Geo featuring Lake Maggiore, the Aristocratic Lake

Castello Dal Pozzo

Castello Dal Pozzo

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Hibiscus Blooms – Isola Madre

May 31, 2016

A unique opportunity to visit the Borromean Islands, and in particular the Isola Madre, is represented this year by the opening, in September, of the Avenue of the citrus fruit to admire the extraordinary collection of hibiscus of the Princes Borromeo. Read the rest of this entry »

Unusual Hotels – Tree Houses in Indonesia

October 12, 2013
Unusual Hotels - Korowai Tree  House

Unusual Hotels – Korowai Tree House

Normally , grown-ups are known to build tree houses for their children, but in certain cultures  the grown-ups themselves live in tree houses. Read the rest of this entry »

Unusual Hotels – The World’s Worst Hotel?

January 23, 2013
The Worst Hotel in the World?

The Worst Hotel in the World?

What’s the worst hotel you’ve ever stayed in? Never mind, it couldn’t have been any worse than the Hans Brinker Budget Hostel in Amsterdam, which actually prides itself on being the “world’s worst hotel”. Read the rest of this entry »

Unusual Hotels – Airplane suites – Various

January 22, 2013
Airplane Suite- Overview

Airplane Suite Luxury on the ground – Overview

There appears to be a run on converted airplanes as Unusual Hotel rooms. These range from the very luxurious, to the Hostel type, but all of them are “different”. I have chosen a small selection from a variety of places as examples of what is available for the curious or the adventurous. Read the rest of this entry »

Explore in Style-by Bike

January 17, 2013
Ride a  bike in style

Ride a bike in style in New York

Ever quick on the uptake, New York’s most fashionable hotels are providing a stylish solution: bespoke vintage bikes for guests to explore the city on. The trend tends towards Dutch bikes that combine retro charm with new technology, complete with cushioned saddles so they’re comfy to ride all day, and upright handlebars so the rider can sit up and take in the sights as they scoot around the city.ù Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrating in Royal Style

May 13, 2012

A queenly tea

Tea time as only the British know how to serve it, in honour of Her Majesty the Queen Read the rest of this entry »