Movie Star Getaway in Cannes

From an obscure fishing village under the Italian rule to the ultimate glamourous destination in the world, Cannes has certainly evolved through time. Cannes encompasses half the coast of Golfe de la Napoule and two quaint islands in the South of France but its geo cultural treasure trove has always been brushed aside by the…

A Day with Shakespeare in Stratford-Upon-Avon

Comfortably cocooned in obscurity the little market town of Stratford in the Avon valley had very little to celebrate during the Tudor age. By the time Regency era dawned on England this town in Warwickshire county, was catching the attention of literary class and thespians. Oblivious to the fact that it will offer modern Britain's…

Review: Perfect 3 day getaway in Scotland

To paraphrase Ibn Batuta “The highlands leave you speechless and then turn you into a storyteller”, and that is my only conclusion to why great novels are either conceived in Scotland or filmed in its cradle. The constraints of space, time and your attention span do not give me liberty to share the elaborate version…

Review: For getaways of every kind – The Runnymede-On-Thames

As I held my cup of warm Earl Grey curled up on an arm-chair looking towards River Thames from my room, the serenity of Runnymede in Surrey wrapped me like a warm blanket. I thought to myself that very moment, “how would we define luxury today?”. Would it be the brands I consume or the…

Perfect staycation hotels in UK

About a year and half ago when I mentioned the word staycation to a hotelier, he shot a "a what?" look at me. I was suddenly the cooler one in the room having this conversation that made me feel like a teen in the travel world who knows every latest buzz word and trend. Soon…