Need a break from it all? Tulum, Mexico has it all.
A little off the beaten track - here's how to enjoy this part of Mexico in a very relaxed and unhurried way. Tulum works because of its natural beauty, the locals' laid back approach to life and the fact that they take sustainability seriously. Let your footprints in the sand be the only reminder that you were here. It's a back to basics holiday but none the less enticing because of it.
Lecce, in Italy’s ‘heel of the boot,’ is home to a rare 17th century house which has been elegantly transformed, within the ancient stone walls of Lecce’s Baroque centro storico.
La Fiermontina offers a relaxed and refined refuge with sixteen stylish private retreats surrounded by celebrated artworks, manicured gardens and thriving olive trees.
Masseria Alchimia is a small boutique hotel centrally located in Puglia, situated close to the beautiful town of Savelletri di Fasano and only a few minutes' drive from the Adriatic Sea - the perfect base for discovering the 'heel of the boot' in southern Italy.
Luxury New Zealand Winter Hideaway, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers
Hidden away, above extraordinary limestone cliffs in New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay, is The Farm at Cape Kidnappers. Prepare to have your breath taken away by one the world’s finest five-star luxury lodges, golf course, spa, and wildlife sanctuary.
Be in to win a magical weekend at Kauri Cliffs... keep reading.
Kauri Cliffs is more than just a world class golf course – it is the full package – in a remote and incredibly beautiful part of New Zealand, the accommodation is so stylish and tasteful you will want to replicate it, the food is worth cutting your game of golf short for and the setting is sublime at every turn. Don’t let the word ‘remote’ put you off – an easy flight from Australia and either a picturesque few hours drive north (or helicopter if you are in a hurry) will give you a magical weekend away as one of our contributors Gill Collins found out...
Matakana - we explore this thriving stylish town two hours north of Auckland
Heading away for the weekend , travelling the country towns of New Zealand or even on your way north to the Lodge at Kauri Cliffs - Matakana should be your destination. It is growing in popularity and it's name comes up time and time again so we approached local Hannah Anderson for her guide to the very special Matakana .
An insiders guide to Hastings and Hawkes Bay , New Zealand
Be cool - shop local. There's not much you can't find in Havelock North and Hastings. Food and wine lovers from anywhere in the world will not be disappointed with what can be found (with a little inside knowledge) in this far flung corner of the earth, Hawkes Bay.