A Slice of Spanish Paradise In Far North Queensland

Take a break from the city life and day dream with us about a walk through a lush, tropical rainforest surrounded by towering palm trees, ferns and a unique history in this week’s article on Paronella Park in Queensland. Continue reading A Slice of Spanish Paradise In Far North Queensland

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Fingal’s Cave: An Awe-Inspiring Accident of Nature

Our blog this week features the unique and stunning Fingal’s Cave in Scotland. The cave is the result of an underwater volcanic eruption some 65 million years ago and has inspire enduring works of art, like Felix Mendelssohn’s classical masterpiece The Hebrides, paintings by Turner and poetry by masters like Keats, Tennyson and Wordsworth. Continue reading Fingal’s Cave: An Awe-Inspiring Accident of Nature

CM City: Managua, Nicaragua

Vital Facts and Numbers Country: Nicaragua, Central America Capital City: Managua Currency: Nicaraguan Córdoba Dialling Code: +505 Emergency Number: 128 Where To Stay Hotel Contempo Located in a tranquil residential neighbourhood, this elegant boutique hotel offers tropical gardens, modern decor and stylish rooms. It also has a plus a private spa room with massage treatments, a sauna and jacuzzi. Address: Carretera a Masaya, Managua, Nicaragua … Continue reading CM City: Managua, Nicaragua

Ditch the wellies for sunscreen: we’re off to Coachella!

Coachella – it’s kind of like Glastonbury but with much better weather! And with headliners like Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar and Radiohead, 2017’s festival is shaping up to be one to remember. Of course, these big names are just the tip of the iceberg – the festival line-up is absolutely jam-packed and reads like a who’s who of music today. More on that in a … Continue reading Ditch the wellies for sunscreen: we’re off to Coachella!

All That Jazz In Cape Town

Five stages hosting more than 40 performers from South Africa and around the world. Two joyous days of slick, smooth tunes and a sea of 37,000 smiling faces. It’s even earned itself the nickname: ‘the grand gathering’. It’s not hard to see why the Cape Town International Jazz Festival is still going strong after more than 17 years! Cape Town’s striking mountain landscapes and sparkling, … Continue reading All That Jazz In Cape Town

CM City: Rabat, Morocco

Vital Facts and Numbers Country: Morocco Currency: Dirham Dialling Code: +212 Emergency Number: Police: 190 or 112 from mobile phones, Ambulance: 150, Fire: 15 Where To Stay Euphoriad With colourful mosaics, carved woodwork and a sunny infinity pool overlooking the city skyline, this grand 19th-century building was once home to Rbatie nobility. Today it’s an intimate boutique hotel with 7 striking rooms built around a … Continue reading CM City: Rabat, Morocco

SXSW: 30 Years Of Creativity, Networking & Inspiration

It began over three decades ago as a music conference, but over the years South By Southwest (SXSW) has evolved to become an exciting global summit for film, interactive-media and music; drawing thousands of visitors to Austin, Texas each year. Every year the festival attracts A-listers from all creative spheres – for instance, Barack Obama dropped by in 2016. Keynote speeches have been given by … Continue reading SXSW: 30 Years Of Creativity, Networking & Inspiration

CM City: Cape Town, South Africa

Vital Facts and Numbers Country: South Africa Currency: South African Rand Dialling Code: +27 Emergency Number: 107 Where To Stay Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel Just a 15-minute stroll from the city centre of Cape Town, this elegant hotel is surrounded by manicured gardens, and offers 198 light-filled rooms and suites with classical decor. Some rooms have mountain views, while all offer marble bathrooms and flat-screen … Continue reading CM City: Cape Town, South Africa

CM City: Dublin

Vital Facts and Numbers Country: Ireland Currency: Euro (€) Dialling Code: +353 Emergency Number: 999 Where To Stay Merrion Hotel Located in the vibrant heart of Dublin, this elegant Georgian-townhouse hotel offers 123 rooms and 19 suites, plus two bars and a fine dining restaurant. The spa and 18m pool are perfect for relaxing. Chandeliers, marble bathrooms and premium bedding ensure a memorable stay. Address: … Continue reading CM City: Dublin