Humans are naturally drawn to a view; it is very often one of the most important features listed about a hotel room or a holiday rental. It is also a huge driving factor in the sale price of a house or apartment.
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.
Crete has long been on my top ten list, not least because of my mother's creative thinking when she decided to call me Ariadna, in line with the ancient Greek mythology. I felt like it was about time to go back to the "roots" and took a trip to this popular destination.
What is the most amazing holiday you've ever had? It's SO hard to decide isn't it, and you always change your mind at the last minute, don't you? Okay, so how about the top five countries you've ever been to? Well, I recently arrived back from an idyllic trip to Thailand, and I can honestly say that it's now up there on both counts for me...
Niagara Falls has been attracting billions of visitors to its shores since the first European laid eyes on this incredible landmark, many moons ago in 1678.
Searching the mountains for the perfect intimate retreat isn't easy, especially as most chalets cater to families and larger groups of guests. If you're trying to plan a romantic escape then you'll want the atmosphere and the setting to be just right.
Situated four miles from Cheltenham, in the heart of the Cotswolds, Ellenborough Park is a spectacular grade II listed, Elizabethan manor house and preened gardens nestled in rolling hills and parkland overlooking the race course
The snow melts to reveal lush green mountains to be hiked and explored, and the visitors to town transform from slope seekers to culture hunters, ready for the seasonal festivals and shows. And so we present four very good reasons why Aspen shouldn't be overlooked when it comes to selecting your summer holiday destination.
Here at Black Tomato, it doesn't take much to sell us on a Caribbean island - mention clear blue seas and white sands and we're there. It's just the cherry on top when there's even more to do on the occasions when we drag ourselves away from the coastline, which is why Aruba is the consummate island getaway in our books.
A rite of passage for any intrepid traveller, Thailand ticks just about every box in the 'holiday needs' category, from fascinating rainforests and sacred temples to stunning scenery and sublime sandy beaches - and that's before we even get to the incredible food or welcoming people.