Sweden holidays: Astonishing hotel that sits on the rocky island of Hamneskar

For those who like their hotel locations on the windswept and remote side, this one, which sits on a craggy island off the coast of Sweden, could be just the ticket.  It’s called ‘Pater Noster – A Home on the Horizon’, with the first part of the name drawn from the 19th-century lighthouse on the … Read more Sweden holidays: Astonishing hotel that sits on the rocky island of Hamneskar

Photo contest: The stunning winners of the Aerial Photography Awards 2020

The Aerial Photography Awards invited photographers from around the world to submit their best photos – using drones, helicopters, kites, balloons, or airplanes – to win $10,000 ($7,663). And it’s clear the entrants pulled out all the stops.    The competition, promoted via photopublicity.com, received thousands of entries from 65 participating countries, with 106 pictures commended … Read more Photo contest: The stunning winners of the Aerial Photography Awards 2020

Singapore Airlines to reinstate non-stop services between Singapore and New York

One of the world’s longest commercial flights to restart: Singapore Airlines set to reinstate non-stop services between New York and Singapore in November The airline will operate the Airbus A350-900 long-range aircraft on the route  It has 42 business class, 24 premium economy and 187 economy class seats  Carrier said it ‘represents an important step in … Read more Singapore Airlines to reinstate non-stop services between Singapore and New York

A review of the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London in the coronavirus era

It is rare to find moments of perfect tranquillity in this increasingly tense world, but the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, offers a treasure trove of them. Yes, a stay at this stunning luxury hotel with its amazing suites, half with a ‘country’ view looking on to the Royal parkland, the other ‘town’ side, facing bustling … Read more A review of the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London in the coronavirus era

Emirates’ A380 first-class shower spa experience resumes – and the bar is open again too 

Well-heeled flyers can breathe a sigh of relief – they can have a shower again at 40,000ft in Emirates’ A380 first-class cabins. But the good news doesn’t end there – the lounge bar service is also resuming and from November 1 Emirates’ signature dining service restarts.  Emirates says that its celebrated A380 onboard lounge and … Read more Emirates’ A380 first-class shower spa experience resumes – and the bar is open again too 

The world’s 20 most lusted-after honeymoon destinations revealed – and it’s Bali that’s top

The world’s 20 most lusted-after honeymoon destinations have been revealed – and it’s Bali that takes the No1 spot. To draw up the ranking researchers turned to Pinterest, which many couples use for wedding planning, and analysed tens of thousands of boards dedicated to honeymoons. They calculated the most wished-for places for a post-wedding getaway … Read more The world’s 20 most lusted-after honeymoon destinations revealed – and it’s Bali that’s top

Exclusive for MoS readers: Discover Venice on a river cruise with culinary legend Prue Leith

Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: Discover Venice on a luxury Italian river cruise with culinary legend Prue Leith By Mail on Sunday Reporter Published: 09:39 BST, 19 October 2020 | Updated: 09:39 BST, 19 October 2020 Everyone should experience Venice, the romantic ‘City of Water’, at least once during their lifetime, and on this … Read more Exclusive for MoS readers: Discover Venice on a river cruise with culinary legend Prue Leith

Feast your eyes on the winning shots for the 2020 Landscape Photographer of the Year competition

The splendour of Britain’s rural and urban landscapes have been captured in breathtaking fashion for the 13th time – by the shortlisted and winning entries to the 13th Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. Every time, without fail, the winning and shortlisted images by the nation’s most talented amateur and professional photographers take the breath … Read more Feast your eyes on the winning shots for the 2020 Landscape Photographer of the Year competition

Five afternoon teas with quirky themes, including a Charlie & the Chocolate Factory offering

When it comes to afternoon teas, the British are sticklers for convention. But not all the time, as we show here, with a mouthwatering selection of amazing themed offerings including a Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea at London’s One Aldwych hotel and a science tea at The Ampersand Hotel in South Kensington that … Read more Five afternoon teas with quirky themes, including a Charlie & the Chocolate Factory offering

A review of The Manor House hotel in Castle Combe in the Cotswolds

Everywhere I look, I interrupt a wedding planning meeting. I’ve lost my partner and three-year-old daughter in The Manor House hotel in Wiltshire shortly after arriving and in every room and corridor on the ground floor I search I discover a beaming couple having a nuptials pow-wow with hotel staff. I can’t blame them. For … Read more A review of The Manor House hotel in Castle Combe in the Cotswolds