Shilpa Ganatra

Shilpa Ganatra

Getaways that are cheaper than a cab ride

Agree or disagree with today's cabbie protest against Uber, but even its drivers would concede that a black cab journey costs a fair chunk of cash. Anyone stung by a foolhardy moment of extravagance will regret it when the metre notches up your spend quicker than a petrol station pump....

Ireland’s six best gay bars

Ireland’s decision to allow same-sex marriage by popular referendum is a wider message about the acceptance of the gay community within its walls. For decades, it was viewed as a no-go area for gay tourists. But rapidly changing views meant that the convivial country became a European hotspot – and...

Culinary Cannes: the 10 best places to eat

There's more to the French town than the film festival. All year round, its sunny climes and array of luxury amenities attract the world's great and good, the movers and shakers. The high standards mean the bar is raised when it comes to its dining experiences, making it a mecca...

France for Lunch

By Jack Peat, TLE Editor  If you have 15 minutes to spare, France is a real treat for a spot of lunch. A quick hop over the channel in a Luxury turboprop King Air B200 and you can grab a bite to eat in the playground of rich Parisians. The golden beaches,...

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Pai in the Sky

By Harry Bedford Connotations of Thailand tend to revolve around beautiful sun-drenched beaches, crystal-clear water and small bays surrounded by protective rocks and palm trees, but head to the mountains of Northern Thailand, near the Burmese border, and you’ll discover the quirky town of Pai. Ninety miles north of Thailand’s...

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The World’s Best Runway View

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent Queenstown Airport has been voted the best runway view in the world according to a new poll which includes three UK entrants. A study conducted by the private jet booking service PrivateFly asked  a panel of international travel experts and travel fans for their most scenic airport...

Done the Golden Circle? Try Iceland’s Purple Pentagon

Given its incredible culture, stunning scenery and natural phenomenon - not just the northern lights but the 24-hour days/nights, geysers and hot springs for starters - we assume any travel fiend worth their air miles would have visited Iceland already. It's made all the more easy for visitors thanks to...

Activity holiday ideas for 2015

If the Inca Trail is too passé and yoga retreats in Goa are old news, there are more novel holidays for the active holidaymaker to consider. Experimential travel start-up trip4real gives us seven ideas to try out this year, with some of their newest novel experiences. 1. Scrambling in Sierra de...

Seven destinations with year-long sunshine

Guaranteed great weather is a must for a typical getaway. But where in the world is the sun always shining and the birds always singing? Global property portal Lamudi put together their top seven destinations which enjoy year-round holiday weather. And they've all moved to the top of our bucket...

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