SPONSORED: Places you need to know about before booking your winter getaway

November 2, 2018

Winter is that time of year when we want to treat ourselves before we spend on others in the run up to the festive period, and a pre-Christmas getaway is never far from our thoughts. Before the shopping begins and the stress levels rise, take a little time out to relax and unwind. Here we bring you some inspiration for the perfect winter getaways…


Rejuvenated Riga

September 30, 2017

Riga has become a popular city to visit, with temperatures in summer an average of 17 °C. Travelling to Riga is also very easy, with Air Baltic offering 3 direct flights a week from Aberdeen with a flight time of just 2 hours 40 minutes. There are many high quality hotels to stay at, in particular the Hotel Radisson Blu Daugava, Riga – offering stunning views across the River to the city. Iona MacGowan travels to Riga to find out what the city has to offer.


Hidden gem is a five-star treat

February 19, 2017

Located slightly off the beaten track, nestled in the Serra de Monchique mountain range above the Algarve coast, lies a hidden gem - the five-star Macdonald Monchique Resort and Spa, which has something to offer everyone.


The thinking person’s luxury cruise

January 19, 2017

Despite torrential rain trying hard to dampen the spirits of those waiting to board the comfortable launch taking us out to join the Viking Sea, moored just off Newhaven, Edinburgh, my mood was buoyant because it’s not every day I have an opportunity to enjoy a taste of the high life, on the high seas.


Alpine perfection

December 18, 2016

If a lifelong love affair with snow sports compels you to seek out different ski resorts, then it pays to unpack your preconceptions as you pack your suitcase.


All things Parisian

December 8, 2016

Ernest Hemingway once described Paris as a “moveable feast” – an enchanted place that once lived in, would forever stay with you.


Glasgow loves Christmas!

December 6, 2016

The city’s lights are sparkling, the shops are packed with seasonal delights and there’s a host of fun packages just waiting to be unwrapped in Glasgow.


Time travel in luxury to Lisbon

June 22, 2016

When I lived in Lisbon 14 years ago, I stayed, rent-free, in a dilapidated 12-bedroom palacio owned by a bon vivant called Jorge who wafted through its crumbling corridors with an air of faded grandeur.