Summer is over and the snows are yet to fall - so where to go if you want a few days away? Now is the perfect season for a city break - parks bask in autumn colours, sightseeing doesn't involve a million other tourists and and culture, cocktails and cafe society can all be ticked off in just one day.
The time for teapots, tiny candy bars and pumpkin soup comes about as gradually as the leaves changing, but now that it's about to get into full swing, here are 5 places that will make you fall in love with autumn...
Back in June, after four days of sleeping on a campsite and trudging about in wellies at Glastonbury Festival, I was completely ready for a hotel room and a big, comfortable bed. Fortunately for me then, I was checking into London's 5* Courthouse Hotel for the night.
Riad Farnatchi is beautiful and completely traditional in its style with handmade Moroccan furniture and furnishings, which have all been especially designed for them. The Riad features a newly opened spa, which is wonderfully luxurious with ornate woodwork and black and white patterned tiles, and a new restaurant, Le Trou Au Mur, will open in October.
For what I was to learn in my years of living in the country is that Italians thrive at dialogue of all sorts--from discussing food while eating a meal (even planning the next meal) to debating every subject under the sun. These representations in cinema of this aspect of Italian culture are replete in the films following neorealism, from Lina Wertmüller to Nanni Moretti.
Anyone talking about tinsel in August gets firmly ignored. And if you've bought all your presents by September, I don't want to know. But when it comes to travel, it's never too early to think about Christmas.
Thanks to its rich multicultural history, the UK offers an astonishing choice of world cuisine. We all know about the classic curry or Chinese takeaway but when I was tasked with identifying the UK's best up-and-coming food trends I jumped at the chance to find something a bit more unusual.
Beautiful beaches, 5-star resorts, amazing carnival atmosphere. All topped off with a rugged mountainscape and cloudless skies serving as the backdrop. It's no wonder travellers make a beeline for Rio.
Just when I thought modern technology was hitting its peak, along comes virtual reality. VR is like something out of Blade Runner or Back to the Future - simply strap on a headset and open your eyes in a completely different world, without having to leave the one you're in
It's not quite the Caribbean, but sitting on the Gulf of Mexico, the Mexican city of Campeche has more than its fair share of pirate stories to share. The main tourist strip of Campeche city, the pedestrianised street Calle 59, is bookended with two city gates; 'Puerta del Mar' and 'Puerta de la Terra'.
Being trans and traveling can often pose unique challenges. This can include problems at airports and borders, such as with passports, papers, searches and inspections. Traveling for a long period of time might also be problematic as trans people who take hormones need to take them on a regular basis and often cannot access large amounts of supply, let alone travel with them.
For me, there is no better example than the time-warp village of Vaujany - a small, rural, delightfully unfashionable village, with chickens and farmyard noises and smells - yet linked with one of France's biggest ski areas.
In the last nine years I have relocated to Copenhagen and Berlin and each came with their very own challenges and funny things that happened, although at the time they didn't always feel that funny. Luckily these experiences make for great stories later on.
Brazil as a tourist destination, previously known predominantly for its beautiful beaches, diverse culture, gastronomy and natural resources, has also become a benchmark for having world potential in other segments, such as sports, events and business. And, as befits this moment, we want to be given due respect for who we are today as a country, with attention paid to the path we are following.
We went to Berlin on a trip as a couple rather than as a family, and we loved venturing out in this wonderful capital, discovering it's wonders... check out these 14 Fabulous Places not to miss when you're next in Berlin.
It's embarrassing to admit this is my first time to Berlin. After studying German at University and spending a lot of time in Bavaria, you would have thought a visit to the capitol was a no brainer. But I have squeezed in as much as possible in my three days to create a day by day guide.