Travel Tips - Month: May 2011

The Churchill Arms – The Best Thai Food in London.

I am addicted to Thai food and it has recently led me to trying to self teach myself Thai cooking. I’m getting pretty good but unfortunately the benchmark has been set rather high due to my discovery a number of years ago of The Churchill Arms. Located on the corner of Kensington Church Street and Bedford Gardens(nearest tube station Notting Hill) and luckily only 10 minutes away from my new flat (yes this was an essential factor when choosing where to live!) the Churchill is one of the most traditional pubs in London.

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Williamsburg Virginia


Come visit where America began and history lives today. The beautiful city of Williamsburg is a family destination significant for much more than it’s prestigious historical past.

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Antigua W.I. Restaurants


We have been taking our family now to Antigua for just on 25 years and so much do we like it that we have actually got a small home there on the northwest coast of the Island. Up until the last few years the one (and pretty much only) thing we did not like about the Island was the fact that there was not really a great range of good restaurants in which to eat. There were one or two that were quite superb and still are amongst the best in the Caribbean. However, after that, not a lot. Now it has all changed and there are three that deserve highlighting, each one providing a good reason to visit this Island Paradise.

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Uxua Casa Trancoso, Bahia, Brazil

Trancoso is about an hour’s drive south of Porto Seguro in Brazil’s Bahia. It is an absolutely delightful old fishing village that has been developed for tourism in recent years, but what has been done has been done tastefully, and has not in any way spoiled the charm of the place.

Le Burgundy – Paris


Le Burgundy is a terrific newcomer to the upscale Paris hotel scene. When I stayed at the end of July it has been open for just two weeks. You would have expected teething troubles, but not at all, it was faultless and as perfect as a smoothly run 59 room boutique five star hotel can be.

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Ponta Dos Ganchos, Brazil


Ponta dos Ganchos is a simply fabulous tiny all inclusive member of the Relais and Chateau group located in Santa Caterina province in Southern Brazil, just across on the mainland from the Island of Florianopolis.

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