Trip Reviews

Trip Reviews of the best holiday destinations by independent travel writers

Insider Guide to Mauritius

07/01/2020 by .

It’s all well and good being seduced by pristine beaches and turquoise waters but Mauritius has a lot more waiting to surprise and delight you. Andy Mossack reports on just where to find it.

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Golf in Madeira

“Remember Andy, the greens here always slope towards the sea.” I was being reminded about this again by my playing partner, who knew every inch of this fabulous course, as I sized up yet another tricky putt,   I suppose a little sigh was not out of order given the situation I found myself in.

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Belgium hotel bookings soaring

Critically acclaimed new period drama, The White Queen has caused quite a stir for hoteliers in Belgium, where it was filmed. Belgium hotel bookings specialist, LateRooms.com reports there’s been a huge 66% increase week on week in hotel bookings into Ghent since the drama aired its second installment on BBC1 last Sunday.

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The Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

Walk into Jaipur’s Rambagh Palace and you immediately feel like an extra in a costume drama about the last days of the Raj. Turbanned bearers are everywhere, sentries on horseback stand to attention for a maharajah long departed and posh people take tea on the lawn, blissfully removed from the bustle of the Pink City […]

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Sydney to Brisbane along Pacific Highway 1

Andy Mossack drives new South Wales’ legendary Highway 1 Pacific Coast route from Sydney up to Brisbane taking in Byron Bay and the amazing Stockton Dunes

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Golf on the Costa Brava

September 2008 was quite a special month for the Costa Brava. It was, no less, one hundred years old.  Ferran Agullo wrote an article in the esteemed Catalan newspaper La Veu de Catalunya in September 1908, where he described the ‘rugged coastline’ around Girona as the Costa Brava which is Catalan and Spanish for you […]

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Epic Sana Algarve

Building a 5 star hotel from scratch is quite an epic challenge in anyone’s book, but opening three of them in the last 6 months is on another level entirely.

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