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Sicily Palermo (GMT+1)
The Italian island of Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean. As Goethe put it: “To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is not to have seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the clue to everything.” from the big cities of Palermo and Catania fuming with people to the hidden hillside towns and the hot, remote interior. It has a gorgeous coastline and beautifully preserved ancient history.
Tenerife (GMT 0)
The island of eternal spring: Tenerife’s charming nickname comes from its balmy vernal temperatures. But you only have to look at a map to see that it’s also the island of endless adventure, the island of beach living, the island of curious Canarian traditions and the island of volcanic virility. Tenerife is the largest Canary island, and the most popular with visiting Brits. English and Spanish speaking tourists alike will feel at home.
This tropical archipelago is set on what was once a major trade route between East Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. The historic quarter of Stone Town is a warren of narrow alleyways and rain-washed former merchant houses – after blitzing the markets for trinkets, stop for sundowners and seafood at rooftop restaurant Emerson Spice Tea House, which overlooks the bustling town below.
Corsica (MGT +1)
Located in the western Mediterranean, just to the north of Sardinia, Proud Corsica is a French island with a fiercely independent streak. Not for nothing as Napoleon its most famous export. Check out Corsica’s many beautiful beaches they are a closely-guarded French secret. The island is best explored by car – ideally a 4×4 – for those precipitous mountain trails and pebbly coastal coves. Spend a few nights at U Palazzu Serenu, a pared-back hotel with just eight beautifully styled rooms set in the heart of the foothills.
Framed by the cliffs of Table Mountain on one side and glittering Atlantic waves on the other, South Africa’s second-largest city offers guaranteed sun, buzzing culture and outstanding food and drink. drive south to Boulders Beach and wander through the enormous granite rock formations that offer refuge to the continent’s only penguin colony, before returning to town to refuel on springbok tataki at The Pot Luck Club, dished up by award-winning chef Luke Dale-Roberts.
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Every October, millions of monarch butterflies begin a journey of nearly 3,000 miles to the centre of Mexico. At the same time, migrating whale sharks return to the Bay of La Paz in Baja California.
3-night trip to the mountains of Rwanda. Spending time with mankind’s close relatives is Rwanda’s major draw, and with only 80 gorilla trekking permits issued per day, this experience offers truly privileged access. Mix astonishing up close encounters with these incredible animals with spectacular scenery and fantastic lodges and you have one of the world’s most exciting wildlife encounters.
Pole, pole – Swahili for ‘slowly, slowly’ – is the rhythmic refrain that will power you to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. As the sun rises over Uhuru Peak you will momentarily forget your quivering legs, shortness of breath and lack of sleep, and your adrenaline will surge as you realise that you’ve made it to the summit of Africa itself.
Iceland’s Golden Circle has everything a nature-lover could want – waterfalls, glaciers, ice caves, geysers, lagoons and so much more. On this adventure, you’ll see its unmissable highlights from a specially-modified Arctic Truck, on a privately guided self-drive tour.
Wider than Niagara and taller than Iguazu, the Victoria Falls have all the drama and impact of their much-visited counterparts– but considerably less crowds. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, they’re just the beginning of a long list of action-packed attractions in Zambia, from the gloriously opulent Livingstone Express steam train to national parks packed with hippo, crocodile and elephant and incredible lodges.
It’s one of the most evocative place names in the world – Easter Island, where the mysterious giant statues (moai) of the Rapa Nui people stand sentinel on land formed from extinct volcanoes. Exploring this once-in-a-lifetime destination with visits to some of Chile’s other attractions, including the lively capital Santiago, the country’s renowned vineyards and the seaside cities of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar.
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Come from Away is a musical with book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein. It is set in the week following the September 11 attacks and tells the true story of what transpired when 38 planes were ordered to land unexpectedly in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada as part of Operation Yellow Ribbon. The characters in the musical are based on (and in most cases share the names of) real Gander residents as well as some of the 7,000 stranded travellers they housed and fed.
World Privilege Plus sent lucky winner Maddy Walsh from Hearst Magazine 2 tickets to see the show and here is what she had to say “Come From Away shines a light on some of the kindness and empathy shown in wake of 9/11, without dwelling on the darkness. It takes a real and humorous look at life in Gander, Canada, the characters will make you laugh and the songs will be stuck in your head for the rest of the evening!”
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In a country that boasts the most Michelin Stars than any other, Tokyo is the city with the most. It’s not just sushi, Tokyo is home to a dizzying quantity of restaurants specialising in amazing Japanese cuisine. Best of all it caters for all budgets. From wallet busting skyscraper restaurants to local izakaya- Japanese-style pubs to Caribbean teamed bars. Put together it’s a foodie’s heaven.
2. Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi is arguably the better place to sample Vietnamese cuisine at its best. Eat like the locals and take to the streets for freshly prepared dishes such as pho tiu noodles Banh mi, broken rice with grilled prok,
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3. London UK
Yes you heard correctly, between the high class hang outs and endless pop-ups and street food that bespeckle the city, London has world cuisine covered. With a huge amount of young talent looking to make their mark. Also London bars are developing at a similar rate and diners can sip cocktails before and after their meals Voted the World’s Best Bar for the Last 3 years is Artesian at the Langham Hotel, it’s worth a visit.
4. Jaipur India
Jaipur is one of the few places that represents the cooking of Rajput’s, the Prince who ruled most of Rajasthan until the sixties. Chief Vivek Sing lived and worked here in the late nineties. Try Laal maas, a hot Curry Goat made with 45 chillies to a kilo of Goat, its extremely hot, eaten with plain rice or flatbread and yogurt to cool it down.
5. New York
Eight Million people from every country on Earth live in New York so the different type of culinary experiences is vast. The fine dining trends changes quickly and sits side by side with the classics. Don’t miss the oysters at Grand Central Oyster Bar at the station and the finest steak house in the world.
World Privilege Plus were delighted to receive a VIP invite to Babbo’s 1st Birthday, Italian restaurant in Prestwich. The owners wanted to throw an exclusive party as a thank you to their loyal customers as well as business owners, hospitality professionals, press/bloggers and celebrities.
Babbo has had a stylish new rebrand. WPP Company CEO David Brockway went along recently in support of the restaurant.
Credits go to: The whole Babbo team
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Photography: Joe Hague https://www.joehaguephotography.com/
Entertainment: Carlo Sax/Mo Bar
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Awesome Experiences mission is to give you the most amazing experiences possible within the limited time you have off work – whether that’s a weekend, 7 days or a fortnight. Our trips are the perfect blend of luxury and adventure, designed by our team of destination experts to provide the most interesting and original holidays possible. We offer everything from Serengeti Wildebeest migration safaris; trekking to Machu Picchu or Mount Everest; to navigating the colourful souks of Marrakech. Whether you visit Turkey or Cambodia, you see the world’s most exciting destinations and experience all of the highlights with your own personal guide and driver, enjoy once-in-a-lifetime activities, and have plenty of time to unwind as well.
Between October and March, two incredible wildlife events occur in Mexico. In late October, millions of monarch butterflies start their 3,000 mile migration from the northern US and Canada to southwestern Mexico. Fir trees in the Angangueo Butterfly Sanctuary droop with the weight of thousands of butterflies, which can be seen from horseback while riding through the forest. At the same time, hundreds of whale sharks return to the warm waters of La Paz Bay in Baja California to feed, where travellers can snorkel with these beautiful, gentle creatures. On top of this, there’s enough time to explore some of Mexico’s ancient pyramids and buzzing cities, all in just one week.
Vietnam and Cambodia are rich with beautiful temples, stunning scenery and wonderful people. Within only seven days, travellers can have an action-packed adventure through these South-East Asian neighbours. Cambodia’s key highlight is undoubtedly the magnificent Angkor Wat temple complex, discoverable on foot, by ox-cart, bicycle or helicopter. Halong Bay in Vietnam is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its mesmerizing emerald waters are amazing to explore. Float around on a traditional Junk Boat and watch the sun set behind towering limestone cliffs. Legends says they are a mother dragon and her children, who live in the mortal world, guarding Vietnam and its people.
Join the Indian festivities during the week of the riotous, rainbow-hued Hindu festival Holi, on an adventure that takes in tasty food, ancient monuments and the endless buzz of city and cultural life. This experience takes you from Delhi to Jaipur to experience the Golden triangle with Delhi’s sizzling street food, Agra’s staggering Taj Mahal and Jaipur’s famous sights and wilderness. After this introduction to the varied sights of the Golden Triangle, the celebrations with the local Royal family in their Royal Garden begin; can watch and join in on the action as powder paints and water bombs flying. This colorful Indian experience will be rounded off with shopping in the bazaars of Rajasthan and a magical boat trip on Lake Pichola.
Here are 5 of our favourite boutique hotels as chosen by the World Privilege Plus team. To celebrate the cream of the crop, we takes you through the five European hidden gems that came out on top of our list. All with discounts for members of course.
Krakow has long been a creative hub and this art-filled “boutique style hotel in a fabulous city”, housed in a 19th-century, neo-classical building that was once the home of Polish painter Jan Matejko, is a celebration of all that. “A lovely cosy hotel with everything you need”, one floor is dedicated to Matejko, another to playwright, painter and poet Stanislaw Wyspianski and a third to painter and illustrator Jerzy Nowosielski. A highlight is in-house restaurant Filipa 18, named after its street address, offering Polish classics with a contemporary slant. Its menu is based on what’s available at the excellent Stary Kleparz farmers’ market just around the corner, which has been going since the 12th century. Even the cocktails at industrial-chic U-Bar feature drinks made from seasonal local ingredients. “Beautiful city, beautiful hotel,” said readers. They “loved it”.
(Doubles from £58)
Originally, the Hôtel d’Europe was a large private mansion built in the 16th century (1580). It belonged first to several noble families from the Comtat Venaissin. In 1740, the house was bought by François de Boutin de Valouse who carried out significant construction work and transformed the building. It then took on the look of a large hôtel particulier of Classical style. The architecture has barely been changed since then. The first important guest to stay at the Hôtel d’Europe was General Bonaparte, on the way back to Paris from his campaign in Egypt in 1799. Period decor and furniture outfit all 44 rooms and suites (Doubles from £58)
It’s hard to imagine that this “just lovely” Terence Conran-designed hotel was once a rather characterless 1950s youth hostel. A five-minute walk from the Vienna State Opera House and not much further to St Stephen’s Cathedral, this stylish, friendly hotel is a temple to classic modern Viennese design, with comfy, studio-like bedrooms with separate living areas, some of which have cantilevered windows with “gorgeous window seats” on which to stretch out to enjoy a book and a glass of something lovely (every room comes with complimentary wine). At the hotel’s relaxed Brasserie & Bakery restaurant you can feast on the freshest bread and pastries at breakfast and contemporary interpretations of traditional Viennese dishes for lunch and dinner.
(Doubles from £232)
Set in Seville in the Andalucía Region, 1.1 km from Plaza de Armas. The glass of cava that gets pressed into your hand on arrival at this “oasis in the heart of the city” sets the tone nicely. In the riverside neighbourhood of El Arenal, Hotel Mercer offers everything you could want on a long weekend in the city. “A true hidden jewel”, this restored 19th-century palace on a quiet cobbled street has just 12 sleekly contemporary bedrooms, two of which come with private terraces furnished with sun loungers and orange trees. After a day’s sightseeing, head up to the rooftop pool and poolside bar to cool off. Then move on to Maria Luisa, the hotel’s contemporary Andalucian restaurant, and drinks at cocktail bar Fizz, both of which are arranged around an Andalucian-style central patio.
(Doubles from £282)
It would be difficult to speak of Daios Cove Luxury Resort and Villas without mentioning the cove itself. Here, the surrounding landscape is formed in a stunning concave, giving the azure waters and resort on its shores a feeling of deep privacy. Agios Nikolaos – an arty, sleepy town in on the north-east coast – provides the buzz, while Mirabello Bay offers the glorious horizons and water-sport opportunities. You’ll find sands are white and smooth as silk, the sky a similar shade to the water all year round and the parasols open, waiting for your arrival.