Weekend getaway: Milan

The fashion and business capital of Italy is somewhere to fall in love with Europe again. The strange thing about big European cities, is that you don’t fully appreciate them until you have lived away from them for a while. You almost take their presence for granted. Then when you do visit, they seem like…

Schloss Velden, Austria

The historic retreat on Lake Worthersee where Europe’s Elite love to hide away. While this part of the world frantically creates nouveau riche luxury – and invents an extra two stars in the process – the Europeans have been refining their original five-stars for centuries. Cities like Paris and London might attract the masses, but…

One & Only Reethi Rah

With whatever endeavour you happen to be undertaking, it’s extremely rare that everything comes together perfectly. The film might have good actors and a great director but the script might be lacking. The singer in the band might have a stunning voice, but he looks like a drummer. The striker always finds the net, but…

New York by New Yorkers

Visiting New York and just letting people you meet recommend the next place to go. On the advice of a New York realtor we met on the plane, the best place to start is at the green core of the Big Apple – Central Park. Get up early, which should be easy given the time…

Nepal

With the Civil War now over, Nepal is once again one of the best short-break destinations to visit. From the capital Kathmandu and Nepalese jungle tours to trips over Mount Everest itself, it’s like nowhere else on earth. Words Matt Pomroy As soon as you leave Tribhuvan International Airport you’re right into Kathmandu’s shantytown, all…