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A Users Guide To Romantic and Trouble Free Travel

January 28, 2017

                    Where does it all start when it comes to planning a trip? For some, it's an invitation somewhere, whether it be to a wedding or a family reunion, and for others the world is a blank canvas on which to start drawing up our grand plan. We can go back...

January 13, 2017

Torre di Bellosguardo - A Love Story

       Now before I go on, I must explain that I don't think Trap Advisor is a bad thing, or even Trip Advisor, to give Trap Advisor its more common name. It's a valuable resource and its really made operators pul...

January 9, 2017


        I'm not rich, firstly. I work a regular job, but one that affords me time off at Christmas and a mid year break. I'm British but live in Australia, and it's here that the first seeds are sown regarding the nature of my travels. When I lived in the UK, I didn't...

January 7, 2017

Honourable Mention - Hotel Al Ponte Antico, Venice

        Hotel Al Ponte Antico would have made the top end of the list of best stay for 2016 but technically Old School Travellers booking fell two days before the beginning of the new year and so didn't q...

January 7, 2017

1. Aenaon Villas - Santorini

Congratulations to George & Alexandra, who have won many more prestigious awards than this, my humble offering, but I am fortunate enough to spend many wonderful days in many amazing places yet Aenaon Villas is still the best of th...

January 5, 2017

2. Captain Zeppos, Milos 

         Sometimes privilege and luxury don't cost the earth, come with 5 Stars and require Hotel staff to wait on you hand and foot catering to your every whim and desire. Sometimes privilege is something far more simple; It is the privilege o...

January 4, 2017

3. Ozen by Atmosphere, The Maldives

       Atmosphere have just about got it right with the concept of Ozen. This bran new 'all inclusive' Maldive resort has pretty much everything you may want from an island paradise. Holidaying in The Maldives is an exp...

January 3, 2017

4. Hotel Caesar Augustus - Capri

                  Capri is in renaissance. Often a tagged on day trip from the other increasingly popular honeymoon destinations along the Amalfi Coast, Capri is rediscovering its form, and so it should. As a throwback myself, Capri's mo...

January 1, 2017

5. Maison la Minervetta, Sorrento, Italy

       It's very hard to know where to begin with a review of Maison la Minervetta. Arriving by limousine transfer from Naples Airport helped set the tone for what came next. You're dropped off in a typically compa...

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