My experiences with US airlines, in general, have been mixed. I can’t bear those internal flights in the super tiny planes where everyone appears to have brought the maximum hand luggage allowed on board. I have tended to avoid US airlines when it has come to Business and Premium due to my low expectations. My last premium economy experience in British Airways had not really been all that premium but I had had an excellent experience with Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy so I was curious to see what was ahead!US airlines have recently been doing some major investment in premium economy and both Delta and United have relatively new premium economy offers which I plan to try out! American Airlines was the first and launched premium economy in May 2017. This means you are guaranteed quite new cabins and seats when travelling with any of the three which tends to provide a better experience.American Airlines Premium Economy 777 Review – Making the BookingI always start my search … [Read more...] about American Airlines Premium Economy 777 Review – Is it Worth Paying Extra?
It’s a common sight on many a high street, and countless punters have passed across a vaguely sticky carpet to order one of its generally reasonably priced pints – but how well does the great British public really know Wetherspoons? The pub chain is set to tell its story with a dedicated museum in Wolverhampton, exhibiting artefacts and memorabilia that have been accumulated throughout the 40 years since founder and chairman Tim Martin opened the first ‘Spoons’ in Muswell Hill in 1979. The museum is likely to focus on the group's many lesser-known facts: each Wetherspoon pub, of which there are more than 900 across the UK and Ireland, has a unique carpet made by Axminster. Other claims to fame include a Guinness World record for the world’s largest-ever synchronised wine-tasting event in 2008 (17,540 people turned up, beating the previous record of 12,000 by some margin), while the group is also a regular trophy-winner in the annual Loo of the Year … [Read more...] about Wetherspoons set to open museum and hotel above Wolverhampton pub
Switch off with the stylish people in one of these on-trend destinations... The St Regis Bali Resort, Bali Best for… knock-your-socks-off luxury The low-down: Surrounded by lush greenery and next to a beach, this is the perfect setting for sunrise yoga before breakfast (try the lobster omelette). For ultimate relaxation, have a traditional Balinese massage at the Remède Spa, while your private butler draws a rose-petal bath back in your palatial villa, then irons your dress ready for supper. Bliss. Stella loves: The open-air aqua spa with targeted jets to ease weary muscles. Out and about: Visit the nearby Uluwatu Temple, a clifftop Hindu holy site (the hotel can arrange a local guide) – when you’re there, watch out for the monkeys. Be sure to stop by some traditional Balinese homes and sample the local luwak coffee. From £510 a night, b&b; stregisbali.com Read the full expert review: The St. Regis Bali Resort • The best hotels in Bali … [Read more...] about Book It: Four chic hotels where the fashion set go to see… and be seen
Built into the wooded slopes of Kannon Mountain sits Hasedera Temple. Only a short walk from Kamakura's great buddha statue, it's an easy addition to any day trip to the area. While the temple is especially well known for its summer hydrangeas, it can be enjoyed by visitors year round. Entering through the gates, visitors are greeted by the lush forested grounds and a Japanese style pond. Ascending the stairs, you can make your way in past multiple shrines and halls within the temple grounds. At the top of the hill sit the three main buildings. The first is the Amida-do Hall, which houses a three-meter tall Amida Buddha statue, said to be able to ward off bad luck. The last of the three houses the temple's official Kannon museum, for those with an eye for history.Finally, carefully stored in the main building, and unable to be photographed, is the temple's awe-inspiring, elaborate eleven-headed Kannon. This gilded statue of Kannon stands 9.18 meters tall, and is one of the largest … [Read more...] about Hasedera Temple in Kamakura
The Sun Gardens is a grand resort set amongst an evergreen landscape of Cyprus trees and extensive Mediterranean gardens. The resort, which is located in the community of Orašac on the Croatian cost, is a 15-minute drive from the UNESCO World Heritage city of Dubrovnik and a half hour drive from Dubrovnik airport. Style Replicating the ambience of a traditional Dalmatian village, Sun Gardens is a striking building with over 400 rooms across nine levels and has one of the best beachfront locations on the south west coast of the island. Upon entering the lobby, you’re greeted by the stunning panoramic views of the green clear waters of the Adriatic. Interiors are slick with comfortable and contemporary furnishings. A mixture of modern and more traditional art is hung around the resort, paying homage to the local area. Expect five-star luxury with every conceivable need met with little fuss and a discreet and friendly service. Which room? There are 177 rooms and 231 … [Read more...] about This Croatian resort is the perfect base for a family-friendly holiday