Most of the 20,000 cruise passengers who land in Leith each year pause only for a glimpse of the Royal Yacht Britannia before heading for the iconic city-centre attractions of Scotland's capital. They don't know what they're missing.
The Guru’s take on cool restaurants in Brussels. Experience some of our favourites, south of the Grande Place.
Some of the best coastal gems in Le Marche are in the north, near Ancona, several can only be reached by cycling, scheduled bus, or by boat. Monte Conero stands out, a nature reserve with dramatic steep limestone slopes, leading to lapping azure waters. Don't miss the neighbouring spectacular blue flag white sandy beaches of Sirolo and Numana.
When we were all down in the dumps about global finances some clever soul somewhere invented the ’Staycation’: An opportunity for weekend inspiration to do all the great things in your area which you never do because they’re local and you could do them anytime. But there’s definitely a next level to that invention. And that would be some kind of Stay-adventure. Let’s plan a break around one of the really memorable, bucket-list-y experiences in our local area!
Summer holidays are about to kick in, still wondering where to head for? The Hotel Guru have come up with some top tips. How about ballooning in central Turkey? Or if you'd rather save that for a cooler season, then perhaps a beach lolling break with a hint of interest will tick the box? There's always culture and landscape of course, so whichever, we've got it covered.
There are no crashing waves, crowded beaches or wafts of sun cream here! Serenity reigns amongst the alpine lakes with stunning mountain views over still clear glacial waters. Churches and castles nestle into the shores, each with their own stories to tell. If activity is the name of the game, then Lakeside is where it's at, you just have to choose which Lake you'd prefer to visit.
This summer, destination Algarve! But do you really know where you're heading? Where are the beautiful sandy stretches of shoreline? Which beaches lie beneath the honey hued cliffs? How do you reach them? And are there any caves you can motor into over the warm quiet turquoise waters?
Never been to Berlin ? Put it on the list and put it at the top. On the surface, a capital city much like any other, shopping, art, restaurants, museums etc but its twentieth century history raises it above any other city I can think of. It may be a cliché to say that you can imagine a jack boot round every corner and a Red under every bed, but it’s easy when you’re there.
A snapshot of the Unmissable Museums in Naples, why the're worth the visit? Where to stay for easy access to most, with the added bonus of a memorable walk or fabulous view from others.
This year, France celebrates the 70th anniversary of the world's first jazz festivals, held in Nice and Paris in the summer of 1948. Now, you'll find festivals in Paris parks and Roman amphitheatres, village bandstands country meadows, medieval fortresses and Renaissance chapels.