As a result of coronavirus, my previously booked secret trip to Mauritius to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary was no longer going to be possible after BA cancelled all flights in December 2020. Taking a risk back in January 2021 when cross-border travel was still not permissible under government regulations, I booked a week in…
I’m fairly certain it’s on most travellers bucket list, but a trip to the winter wonderland that is Lapland offers so much more than just the hope the Aurora Borealis makes an appearance.
The Alpen Hotel, Munich has been providing hospitality for more than 120 years, and rather remarkably, even before the trend for a green and healthy lifestyle, the hotel had Munich’s first vegetarian restaurant!
For those who like to inject a shot of festive spirit into December, there’s nothing like a trip to the Christmas markets in Germany, Austria or Switzerland to do just that!
The Cliffs Hotel, owned by the Choice Hotel Group, is an older Victorian-style hotel located on Queen’s Promenade approximately one mile from the town centre.
There are certain things in life that should feature on a bucket list – and for me visiting an attraction that I’ve been trying to get tickets for more than three years – The Enchanted Forest in Perthshire was just one such item.
Having stayed overnight at the Allan Ramsay Hotel in Carlops, we decided not to eat out and to try the restaurant’s own menu. And what a lucky decision that was. In fact, it was that good I’ve decided it merits a review all of its own.
If you, like me, dislike modern or boutique style hotels, preferring something with a bit of character, perhaps an older coaching inn, with wooden beams and open fires then you’re going to love the Allan Ramsay Hotel in the Scottish Borders area of Carlops near Midlothian.
Everyone should have a bucket list of things they want to do before shuffling off in later life muttering “I wish I’d done that. ” So, with that in mind, one of the must-do items on that list should be a seaplane trip over the Western Highlands of Scotland.
So, do I recommend the Elphinstone for its food offering? Without a doubt, it’s a resounding yes. If you don’t want fussiness and fancy presentation and are more about the support of local businesses using quality produce to create cracking home-cooked honest-to-goodness food, the Elphinstone is for you.