Mediterranean

Family Friendly Greek Retreats: Daios Cove, Crete

The Spa Spy | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Sure enough, as I step foot inside Daios Cove the wow factor hits. Nestled in a tranquil private sandy bay, a short ride from the bustling town of Agios Nikolaos, a wall of floor to ceiling windows creates a stunning elevated panoramic of the crystal clear turquoise waters and rugged cliffs that don the bay.

Portuguese Preening: The Oitavos, Cascais, Portugal

The Spa Spy | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

We all like to be treated like a VIP on holiday. Even if we're not paying quite as much as the 'actual' VVIPs staying down the hall. Which is why the Oitavos had us hooked from the moment we checked in...

Spa Spy Spain: Asia Gardens, Alicante

The Spa Spy | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

I was braving the boisterousness of Benidorm to uncover its hidden secret. A serene Mediterranean retreat, full of Eastern promise... Hidden in the foothills of Sierra Cortina - 20 minutes away from the hullabaloo of the high rise Solanas and alcopop discos - amongst 90 sprawling acres of olive and pine trees lies a perfectly manicured Mediterranean retreat.

Is This the Best Way to Cruise the Greek Islands?

Mark Hodson | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

He pointed to the postcards. "This is how the island used to look." We peered at the sun-bleached images, their corners bending with age, then gazed back at the tiny square where half a dozen men nursed glasses of raki. The only sound was the slap of waves on the small fishing boats in the harbour.

Nissa TV: Minding the Gender Gap in Media

Dimple Vijaykumar | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dimple Vijaykumar

After years of hard work and preparation, a feminist TV channel dedicated to promoting gender equality in Euro-Mediterranean countries is finally being launched.

How A Healthy Diet May Prevent Dementia

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The battle against dementia should be refocused away from "dubious" drugs to the benefits of a Mediterranean diet, a group of doctors and health exper...

Planet Appetite: A Voyage on the Royal Clipper from Rome to Venice

Rupert Parker | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

It takes the Royal Clipper, the biggest 5 masted sailing ship in the world, 11 days to cruise down the Mediterranean and up the Adriatic, from Rome to Venice, and it's luxury all the way.

Food In August: What's In Season?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

It's the final month for berries (we've found cherries in July a bit lacklustre to say the least) in August - but what other foods are coming into...

Midweek Feast- Seafood Paella

John Torode | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
John Torode

This dish captures the fresh and crisp Mediterranean flavours of paella. I recommend having a crisp pinot grigio or a chardonnay to bring out the tones and compliment this scrumptious seafood dish.

Croatia: Seafood, Wine and Olive Oil in Istria

Zahra Razavi | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Travelling through the Istrian region of Croatia, you'd be forgiven for wondering if you'd stumbled into rural Italy at first glance. Lush expanses of carefully preened produce are everyday scenery in this part of the world. Olive groves and vineyards stretch out in every direction, disturbed only by the occasional mountain and sea view.

Island Hopping in Malta

Black Tomato | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

The sun drenched islands are renowned for their colourful harbours, beautiful sandstone architecture, rich culture and history, Italian and Arabic influenced cuisine and of course their friendly residents that give the islands much of their character.

Malta, Get There Before Everyone Else Does

Roisin Curran | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Roisin Curran

Whether you come for the culture, the shopping, the parties or even just the weather, you won't return home unsatisfied.The surprising aspects of Maltese life will have you in their hooks from the word go, just give the unique Island a chance - before everyone else discovers what its capable of.

Mediterranean Diet 'May Aid Memory'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A Mediterranean diet low in red meat and dairy food and high in omega-3 fatty acids can help preserve memory and thinking abilities, say researchers. ...

Premium Travel in... Montpellier, France

Raj Gill | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Raj Gill

We arrived in Montpellier late afternoon on the Friday. Montpellier is the capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region. It is the eighth largest city of the country and is also the fastest growing city in France in over the past twenty five years.

Why Are Britons So 'Stand-Offish' On Holiday?

PA | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Britons tend to be "stand-offish" on holidays, according to a survey. The majority do not want to make new friends while away, the poll by travel a...

Search Called Overboard Briton Called Off After Body Discovered

PA | Posted 29.11.2012 | UK

The search for a British woman who fell overboard from a cruise ship in the Mediterranean was called off on Saturday after a body was recovered. Th...

Search Underway 'For British Woman Who Fell Overboard From Cruise Ship'

PA | Posted 29.09.2012 | UK

A search operation is under way for a British woman believed to have fallen overboard from a cruise ship in the Mediterranean. The passenger was re...

The Case for War - How War Has Brought Us Language, Religion, Culture and Technology

Andrew Marr | Posted 20.11.2012 | Home
Andrew Marr

If we know one thing, we know wars are dreadful, the worst that can happen to mankind. So how can we deal with the awkward fact that, in the great sweep of human history, wars have surprisingly often produced the breakthroughs, in ideas as well as technologies, the rest of us then come to depend on?