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April 8, 2014

Jacuzzis on balconies overlooking ancient volcanoes and dinner tables on the shores of crystal blue waters, these hotels on the Greek island of Santorini must be seen to be believed

The views of Santorini's caldera are so perfect, you’ll feel like you’re walking around in Photoshop.

The island, ‘Thira’ in Greek, was home to an ancient culture, lost when the island was blown apart by a colossal volcanic eruption thousands of years ago. This makes Santorini one of the top candidates for the mystical Atlantis.

The main towns of Santorini cling to the edge of the cliff-face, overlooking the caldera far below.

December 10, 2013

Cinq & Sept, in the traditional winemaking village of Roujan, is the ideal base to discover the local naturist beaches, oyster beds and traditional southern French cuisine

The south of France evokes images of sun-kissed vineyards, Mediterranean beaches and a charming isolation the rest of Europe travels hours to reach.

Less than a 30 minute drive from the warm waters of the Mediterranean sea and less than an hour away from the ‘San Francisco of France’, the region’s capital Montpellier, you will find the exclusively gay guesthouse Cinq & Sept.

June 6, 2012

Two days in the Maltese islands: British culture, Arabian faces and Italian mood

Going to Malta is enjoying several holidays in one. When you land at the airport, you see the yellow of the limestone houses, the blue of the sky and the azure of the Mediterranean sea: but, most of all, you can feel immediately that you are somewhere unique.

Malta is a blend: British culture, Arabian faces, Italian mood. Valletta, the capital, is a jewel with over 300 monuments, 55 hectars of limestone houses, palaces, churches and forts. The sea is all around, to your left and right. Sunsets are always orange, mornings are always bright.

April 25, 2012

Want to get lean and strong? It’s time to embrace all things Italian

I have spent too many years of my life miserably scanning restaurant menus for low-carb, low-fat and, inevitably, low-fun meal options.

What I’ve never understood is that when you travel through Mediterranean countries, and it was Italy where it particularly hit me, the men are generally lean and athletic and they are happily chowing into big bowls of pasta. Some bread with that? Sure! Wash it down with some wine at lunch? No problem!

As I contemplate a dry chicken salad, the injustice is infuriating.