The non-believers among you might consider skipping churches when making your sightseeing hit list; on a trip to Ethiopia, this is where you’d be making your biggest mistake. In Tigray you’ll find the oldest Christian sites in the country, and they are absolute must-sees, even if you’re of the atheistic persuasion. Church fatigue is a [...]

Years ago, my wife and I were coaxed into trying our first supper club. We were told it was well worth the money, and to show up at an old loft building at a certain time to get in. Bring wine. Italian wine. If you bring anything other, you will be ridiculed. Well then. We [...]

What is this “Bamford Country” we speak of? That would be the namesake of Lady Carol Bamford, the force behind sublime properties the Wild Rabbit in Kingham and Daylesford Organic in blink-and-you-miss-it Daylesford. Stay in one of the Wild Rabbit’s stylish 12 bedrooms named after woodland animals (and spacious enough to invite several of them [...]

There’s probably something you look for immediately on your first day exploring a new destination. Maybe it’s the most interesting museums, delicious street food, local markets; everyone has their go-to travel highlights. As for me, after a long journey to a new city, I often steer myself toward the places where people rest—eternally, that is. [...]

One of the best benefits of a trip to Iceland is the plentiful and seemingly endless source of geothermal energy. My favourite implementation of this energy is in the hot pots, both natural and man made. To be clear, I’m not talking about an Asian stew here; hot pots are part hot tub, part mineral [...]