Adam Turner

Adam Turner

Hotel Review: Mama London

Hotel Review: Mama London

Mama London offers five-star urban luxury at bargain-basement prices (for London). Boasting stylish, modern rooms (from £99 a night,) a wacky, open-plan restaurant and Karaoke booths, Mama London is one of the most exciting additions to London's underwhelming budget hotel scene in recent years. TLE recently popped by to see...

Hotel Review: Dream Hollywood

Hotel Review: Dream Hollywood

Hollywood is everything you thought it was and more. Yes, there's loads of beautiful, tanned folk with shiny veneers sipping super-food smoothies while walking tiny, well-pruned dogs. There are vegan cafes, beauty salons and yoga studios on every other corner. But there's also hip live-music bars, museums and a string...

Review: D Maris Bay, Turkey

Review: D Maris Bay, Turkey

D Maris Bay is probably Turkey's most famous five-star hotel. It's got a beach for every star. Three tennis courts. Motorised water scooters that pull you around crystalline seas like a panicked 007. A boutique luxury store on-site. Its own alpine funicular. And (almost) a restaurant for every day of...

Hotel Review: D-Resort Göcek

Hotel Review: D-Resort Göcek

Turkey claims to be the creator of the all-inclusive, so unsurprisingly there's plenty from hotels offering family-friendly all-inclusive deals. What you might not know, however, is that Turkey also boasts some of the world's most exclusive high-end, celebrity-packed, five-star hotels. TLE recently checked in to D-Resort Göcek to explore this more...

Hotel Review: Found Chicago

Hotel Review: Found Chicago

Found Chicago, which opened last year, sits in the thick of Downtown Chicago in the polished, lively River North area. The social boutique hotel has 60 rooms (including nine dorms) and offers a good value stay for weekend visitors, business folk, and budget travellers. It's also got one of the...

Hotel Review: Petit Ermitage, LA

Hotel Review: Petit Ermitage, LA

On an unassuming residential street in LA’s West Hollywood area, lies a magical, eccentric boutique hotel like no other. A place where fashion designers and models sit beside a rooftop pool sipping champagne, as circus performers and entrepreneurs mingle. To say the décor here is eclectic would be an understatement....

Hotel Review: Yurbban Passage Hotel & Spa, Barcelona

Hotel Review: Yurbban Passage Hotel & Spa, Barcelona

Barcelona's Yurbban Passage Hotel and Spa is an urban concept hotel catered towards millennials and hipsters. After opening a couple of years ago, this hip hotel, which is housed in an old 19th Century-built textile factory, has become one of the city's most popular spots for those looking for non-pompous,...

Travel Tales with… actor Marina Sirtis

Travel Tales with… actor Marina Sirtis

For this month's Travel Tales, TLE caught up with London-born actor Marina Sirtis who is best known, perhaps, for playing Counselor Deanna Troi in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. Here Marina tells us about staying in B&B's in places like Southend and Margate as a kid, visiting her...

Hotel Review THE Park Mumbai

Hotel Review THE Park Mumbai

Mumbai is a big, bonkers, beeping-horn-of-city with traffic jams made up of roaming goats, honking rickshaws and knackered, red, London-style double-decker buses. However, India's most populous city is also home to some of the biggest smiles and best street food you'll find anywhere in the world. As well as some...

Hotel review: ibis Styles Gloucester Road

Hotel review: ibis Styles Gloucester Road

Gloucester Road is an area in West London that's packed with hotels - possibly due to its quiet, leafy surroundings and proximity to Central London. TLE recently spent the night at the newly-renovated ibis Styles Hotel to see how much bang for your buck you get for £150 in this...

Eight of the best hotels in Barcelona

Eight of the best luxury hotels in Barcelona

Exploring some of the Catalonian capital's swankiest hotels This is TLE’s guide to eight of the best luxury hotels in Barcelona is for those looking for a memorable stay in Spain's second largest city. Barcelona, one of the most-visited cities in Europe, is full of architectural gems, restaurants and bars...

Hotel Review: Rockwell East

Hotel Review: Rockwell East

It's no surprise that London has its fair share of hotels (1876 according to one online hotel booking site). Options range from boutique luxury hotels and high-end continental big hitters to family B&B’s and budget guesthouses. More recently, however, the big smoke has seen a rise in aparthotels, which combine...

Travel the world like… influencer Alex Gillespie

Travel the world like… influencer Alex Gillespie

For this month's 'Travel the world like...' we caught up with New Zealand-born Instagram travel guru Alex Gillespie (@lucidkiwi). Having amassed over 54k followers on the social media platform over recent years, Alex has made a living travelling the world. He's one of those enviable people who seems to be...

Travel tales with… Lisa Francesca Nand

Travel tales with… Lisa Francesca Nand

This week, TLE caught up with intrepid traveller, journalist/ broadcaster and the voice behind the Big Travel Podcast, Lisa Francesca Nand. She told us all about her irrational travel fears, special memories about her first time visiting Fiji (her dad's home country) and how she thinks travelling is the best...

Petit St Vincent: hotel review

Petit St Vincent: hotel review

It's unlikely you have heard of Petit St Vincent, but you ought to have. This exclusive James-Bond-style private island - think Daz-white beaches, paisley turquoise and blue seas and a scattering of hand-crafted bungalows - is part of the southern Caribbean’s Grenadine island chain. Accessible only by a tiny propeller...

Learning to ski in ‘Ski Town’, USA

Learning to ski in ‘Ski Town’, USA

“We got eight centimetres last night,” one girl told me enthusiastically, her friend nodding approvingly. She was, unbeknownst to me at the time, talking about snowfall. And it was phrases like this that regularly caught me off guard during my first ever ski trip. “Champagne powder” and “skinning up” were other examples....

Travel Tales with… presenter Sonali Shah

Travel Tales with… presenter Sonali Shah

For this month's Travel Tales, we caught up with newsreader and Escape to the Country presenter, Sonali Shah. She told us all about early holiday memories visiting family in Kenya, her favourite foods from around the world and why she thinks Michelle Obama would make a cracking travel companion. Tell...

Hotel review: Sea Breeze Beach House, Barbados

Hotel review: Sea Breeze Beach House, Barbados

Waking up to the sound of waves sloshing against the shore during winter is almost the exact opposite of a pre-work February morning in the Blighty. No tip-toeing across icy laminate floors or trying to dry yourself on a damp towel. Winters in Barbados, as you’d expect, are made up...

Travel the world like… Huw Owen

Travel the world like… Huw Owen

For this month's 'Travel the world like...' we caught up with veteran explorer and travel entrepreneur, Huw Owen. He told us all about his first trip abroad (when he stayed with a pen pal in Paris), his love of weird and remote places and near death experiences on the road....

Quit your job and travel the world like… Paulo Palha

Quit your job and travel the world like… Paulo Palha

Tell us a little bit about you? My name is Paulo Palha from Portugal and I'm CEO and Founder of two travel startups: TheMostPerfectView.com and Travideo. Where was the first place you visited outside of your native country? I believe the first time I left Portugal was on a visit to neighbouring Spain...

The ultimate Christmas gift guide for people who love to travel

The ultimate Christmas gift guide for people who love to travel

From a trendy Eastpak cabin case to a quick-dry London map towel, these are the best gifts for travel lovers. Skull Candy Noise-cancelling headphones Noise-cancelling Skullcandy headphones Any travel lover worth his/her weight in gold will tell you noise-cancelling headphones are a game changer. Why not treat someone to a...

A city guide to Chicago… the new, New York.

Exploring America's 'Second City'  Timeworn fast-food joints sit shoulder to shoulder with fancy, Michelin-star restaurants. The ‘L’ (an elevated metro line) chugs, like a rollercoaster, as it navigates its way through an urban forest of towering, glass-front skyscrapers. People in sharp suits stomp along pavements, rushing to everywhere and nowhere....

Travel Tales with… chef Tom Aikens

For this month's Travel Tales interview we caught up with Michelin star-winning chef, Tom Aikens. The London-born, 48-year-old told us all about his parent's renovated 19th-Century barn in France, sailing around the Caribbean, getting caught up in a monsoon in India and, of course, how travel continues to influence his...

Five of the most famous movie locations in Hawaii

Thanks to its towering, khaki cliffs, cinematic volcanoes and long, golden beaches, Hawaii is a filmmakers metropolis. And for that exact reason, this isolated group of 137 islands has been used as a captivating, tropical set in movies for decades - from Jurassic Park and Pirates of the Caribbean to...

Eight of the best hotels in Barcelona

Eight of the best hotels in Barcelona

Exploring some of the Catalonian capital's swankiest hotels TLE’s guide to eight of the best luxury hotels in Barcelona is for those looking for an extravagant and memorable stay in Spain's second largest city. Barcelona, one of the most-visited cities in Europe, is full of architectural gems, restaurants and bars...

Five reasons why Ontario is the ultimate family holiday destination

Five reasons why Ontario is the ultimate family holiday destination

‘From its sugary, baked treats, to its sprawling lakes, here are five reasons why Ontario is the ultimate, year-round family holiday destination’ Over 13.6 million Canadians, around 40% of the country’s population, live in Ontario. And there's plenty of reasons why. The province is a mixture of vast, green countryside...

Travel Tales with… explorer Levison Wood

'Travel tales with...' is a new regular slot that aims to inspire those TLE readers who dream to travel more. Each month we will encourage interviewees (ranging from explorers, actors and photographers, scientists and politicians) to open up about everything from their fondest childhood holiday memories, to intimate personal encounters...

These are the top food experience in the world…

These are the top food experience in the world…

Lonely Planet has identified its top 500 food experiences in new book, Ultimate Eatlist. Ultimate Eatlist is the renowned travel expert's collection of the world’s most tasty and exhilarating culinary experiences. Each entry includes the experience, history behind it, and what makes it special. Pintxos in San Sebastián, curry laksa in Kuala Lumpur...

Quit your job and travel the world like… Jordan Hammond

Quit your job and travel the world like… Jordan Hammond

Jordan Hammond is one of those enviable full-time travellers. If you're on Instagram, you've probably liked some of his photographs without even realising. He's got 306K followers and a cracking eye for a picture. But he's not always been an Instagram sensation. This week, TLE caught up with the Dover-born...

Staying at a luxury 20th Century hotel in the heart of Madrid…

Staying at a luxury 20th Century hotel in the heart of Madrid…

Review: URSO Hotel and Spa, Madrid The URSO Hotel and Spa, named after Ursalia (the name given to Madrid during the Roman Empire), couldn't be better located. It lies in the Las Saleas area close to Madrid’s quirky, gay-friendly Malasaňa neighbourhood - known for its hipster bars, independent shops and cool...

Ten of the best things to do in Scottsdale, Arizona

Ten of the best things to do in Scottsdale, Arizona

TLE's ultimate guide to the best things to do in Scottsdale, Arizona - from learning how to become a cowboy to riding a hot air balloon in the desert. In Scottsdale, you can do things you probably thought you never would, like attend a college exclusively for aspiring cowboys, or...

Quit your job and travel the world like… Chris König

Quit your job and travel the world like… Chris König

Ever thought about quitting your job to go travelling? Each week TLE speaks to extraordinary people who have done exactly that. This week, we caught up with photographer and adventurer, Chris König, to find out about his life on the road. Chris started out studying psychology. He now lives in...

A Beginner’s Guide to Seville’s Feria de Abril (April Fair)

A Beginner’s Guide to Seville’s Feria de Abril (April Fair)

Written by Thom Hemelryk When Spring arrives in Seville, temperatures can go from 15 to 30 degrees in 24 hours. Orange trees blossom overnight. And as flowers begin to bloom, the locals do too. At the beginning of April, stunning Spanish Señoritas in traditional, vibrant dresses appear across the city...

Gallery: Semana Santa in Seville, Spain

Gallery: Semana Santa in Seville, Spain

Semana Santa, Seville (March 2018) As Easter celebrations go, Seville’s Semana Santa (Holy Week) is certainly one of the most spectacular. Every year, for one whole week, the centre of Spain’s fourth largest city comes to an almost complete standstill. As thousands of women, children and men in pointy hats...

Review: Robinson Club Noonu Resort, Maldives

Review: Robinson Club Noonu Resort, Maldives

Hanging bats, bigger than legs of jamón, chatter above a peep of chickens casually pecking away at a bleached white sandy path, which meanders through Robinsons’s new Club Noonu resort. But there’s no hint of foul play. This Swiss Family Robinson-esque island, one of 1,200 in the Maldives, previously belonged...

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