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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A holiday in Death Valley? Believe me you’ll kill for it.

Just a short drive from Las Vegas, Death Valley as an alternate a resort destination as you could possibly imagine.

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Panama Carnival – wet, wild and wonderful.

Ruben Blades was up on stage and singing his heart out. Not surprising really, as Ruben has attained almost god like status amongst Panamanians , to the extent his song “Patria” is considered to be the second national anthem.

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A Weekend in Riga

Riga is a walking city, just the right size for a weekend break, and the old town, which has now been fully restored to its former colourful glory, contains many hidden gems that you’ll just stumble across when you explore all its little winding back streets.

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French Cookery Lessons: French Houseparty Style

From filleting fish to spinning sugar, my 6 day “Gourmet Explorer” french cookery course at the French House Party near Carcassonne was a culinary delight.

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Intercontinental Hotel Hong Kong. Best hotel in the world?

Exceptional service the like of which I have seldom experienced and attention to detail makes this one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in.

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The Montreal Highlights Festival

Alain Simard is something of a legend in Montreal. After all, anyone who can bully the government into putting on free outdoor festivals must be a little bit special.  But sitting next to me nursing a hangover and sipping a cup of take away soup, he seemed very unlegendary like.

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