The words “all-inclusive” and “luxury” don’t usually tend to go hand in hand – but let us introduce you to Ikos. Well, you probably don’t need an introduction because Ikos is quickly becoming a household name when it comes to luxury hotels, and in recent years has gained a stellar reputation to sit amongst hotel superpowers like Shangri-La and Mandarin Oriental.
When it comes to a European getaway defined by incredible scenery, unforgettable historical landmarks, beautiful beaches and amazing food, it goes without saying that Italy and Croatia are among some of the top contenders. But which one do you choose?
New York City is a thriving metropolis and is instantly recognisable all over the world thanks to its emblem of iconic landmarks and stellar reputation of being a melting pot of diverse cultures, a foodie’s dream come true, and a field of neck-craning skyscrapers.
These days, holidays are so much more than simply lounging on the beach or visiting local landmarks just for the sake of a few likes on Instagram. It’s all about enriching getaways, getting a feel for new cultures and learning things that you wouldn’t necessarily learn at home.
Amsterdam’s relaxed, cinematic scenes are enhanced by the intricate canal system, the narrow waterside houses and the fact that no one is in a rush – no, seriously. If you’re ever looking for a break from the pavement pounding and rush hours that dominate the big cities, Amsterdam is nothing short of a relaxing paradise where cars are few and far between, locals are so laid back they’re almost falling over, and slow-moving trams and bikes dominate the streets.
Whether it be a complete guilty pleasure or a true-crime documentary, combining your love of TV with your passion for travel just got a whole lot easier with a holiday to the real-life locations of your favourite shows
I know what you’re thinking; winter sun – a bit of an oxymoron, right? Wrong! Ditch the UK frost for sunnier climates this December and be inspired by Kenwood’s Winter Sun Hotlist of destinations all over the world. You’ll be trading that woolly beanie for a sunhat in no time…
In between the bustling streets of Wan Chai and the high-end designer stores in Pacific Place, The Upper House takes pride and joy, one of the many towering skyscrapers that make Hong Kong so iconic. 49 floors later and you’re greeted by the main event. Gray by name but certainly not grey by nature, Café Gray Bar is a hub of vibrancy, a place to sample the city’s most innovative cocktails and witness sky-high views stretching across Victoria Harbour that have to be seen to be believed.
Ramadan is the holy Islamic period of fasting from sunrise to sunset that’s observed all over the world and contrary to common misconceptions, it’s a great time to visit Dubai. The sacred experience of reflection, worship and self-improvement means that the city is quieter than usual and the lack of crowds means that your holiday is more relaxed but equally as exciting.
Have you ever seen a painting so stunning that you wish you could step directly into it? Whether it’s being immersed in the serene lake of Monet’s water lilies, being a fly on the wall of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper or striking a pose next to Michelangelo’s Statue of David, nothing compares to getting lost in a work of art hanging on a museum wall. But, the Louvre is so been there, done that – how would you like to travel to the real-life locations that inspired your favourite paintings?
Slide over Singapore and don’t mind Dubai because when it comes to Asian cities, Hong Kong takes top billing. Known as the Pearl of the Orient, this gorgeous city-island is home to neck-craning skyscrapers and one of the most incredible harbours in the world, forming an incomparable hybrid of urban life and utter paradise that has to be seen to be believed.
From Ferraris and McLarens to Rolls Royces and BMWs, every supercar fanatic will know that truly nothing beats revving an engine on the open roads with incomparable scenery and a true need for speed. And with the most beautiful locations right on your doorstep, there’s no better place than Europe to embrace your inner daredevil.