The Journal
Sailing Collective Is Breaking the Yacht Mould

By Amira Hashish Dreaming of a Caribbean sail where the cuisine is a match for the scenery or fancy gliding through the picture perfect islands of French Polynesia in style? The Sailing Collective specialises in global yacht adventures which hone in on bespoke experiences and off the beaten track adventures for individuals or groups. Founder […]

27 September 2022
Must-Visit Temples in Indonesia

By Anya Cooklin-Lofting Built between the 4th and 15th centuries, there are over 10,000 ‘candi’ or temples, in Indonesia. The ancient andesite stone structures, sculptures and pagodas are ethereal, imposing and majestic, representing the various ethnic groups that have called this lush archipelago home throughout its long cultural history. Most notable are the Buddhist and […]

12 September 2022
The Best Winter Sun Cocktails

By Anya Cooklin-Lofting ‘Tis the season to book your flights for a Christmas break under a golden sun, basking in the rays, paddling in the sea and enjoying a cocktail (or two) in a fabulous hotel bar. The pacing of a ‘winter sun’ holiday spent in one of the world’s finest winter sun destinations is […]

19 August 2022
Why Now Is The Time To Explore The Cayman Islands

By Amira Hashish With year round average temperatures of 28 degrees, crystal clear waters and intricate coral reefs the Cayman Islands are brimming with natural beauty. However, the destination has remained more under the radar than many of its Caribbean cousins…until now.  The jet-set in the know are flocking to the hottest new hotel opening […]

8 August 2022
Unique Experiences in the Maldives

By Amira Hashish The Maldives is known for its picture-perfect coral islands, glistening waters and idyllic beaches but there is so much more to this dazzling destination than its romantic retreats. Whether you are seeking an action-packed adventure or a cultural getaway, this escape to paradise is brimming with special activities. From a marine expedition […]

18 July 2022
The Ultimate Privacy of Oceania

By Anya Cooklin-Lofting The very idea of getting away from it all, feeling soft white sand between your toes and the sound of wind amongst rustling palm leaves, is enough to ease anyone through a slow Wednesday at their desk. If you do find yourself planning a break, there is no better place to aim […]

4 July 2022
Work Flow…With Kip Hideaways

By Amira Hashish Liz Simpson and Sarah de Vere-Drummond, co-founders of Kip Hideaways, are champions of the UK staycation. The dynamic double act set up their business after working in the boutique travel industry for years and realising that there was a gap in the market for the kind of adventures they had in mind. […]

27 June 2022
Unusual City Breaks

By Anya Cooklin-Lofting What cities spring to mind when you fancy a culturally rich, stimulating, exciting city break with friends or a loved one? Paris, of course. Rome, naturally. Innsbruck? If you say so. The timeless sophistication of the greatest and most renowned ‘weekender’ cities is undeniable and will appeal for generations to come, but […]

20 June 2022
Guide to the Greek Islands

By Amira Hashish Where to begin when navigating Greece’s sparkling islands? There are more than 200 inhabited destinations to uncover, brimming with world-class beaches, dazzling sunsets and culinary delights. Start by getting to know the main groups, each with their own mix of statement escapes and hidden gems, before deciding on the island-hopping route that […]

14 June 2022