Articles by: Secret Escapes

Culture, Destinations, Food & Drink

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam - December 1, 2016: Bui Vien Street (a tourist area). Scooter traffic in Saigon tourist district with Bitexco Financial Tower in background. Many people (unidentified) walk and drive scooters. Many signboards of hotels and hostels.

Ho Chi Minh City guide: where to eat, drink, shop and more

More commonly known to its locals as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam’s largest and most populous city; a frenetic metropolis bursting at the seams with energy that continues […]

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Destinations

Brighton, UK - August 05, 2017: Participants in the yearly Pride Parade in Hove and Brighton. The annual Pride Community Parade is the biggest celebration of the LGBT community at Brighton, England.

The world’s most LGBT-friendly travel destinations

From LA to London and Berlin to Bangkok, there are pockets of love all over the world where LGBT+ people have made a home for themselves since the historic Stonewall […]

by × June 19, 2019 × 0 comments

Culture, Destinations

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Five of the best outdoor cinemas in London this summer

With a predicted heatwave just on the horizon, this summer promises to be one of the hottest in living memory. And on a balmy London evening, nothing beats watching a […]

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Hotels

Hotel review: Michelangelo Resort & Spa, Kos

Hotel review: Michelangelo Resort & Spa, Kos

Perched on the far southeastern corner of Kos, one of Greece’s Dodecanese gems, you’ll find Michelangelo Resort & Spa, with a steep mountain backdrop and views of the Aegean Sea […]

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Destinations, Food & Drink

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Fine dining in Bali: nine divine restaurants in Seminyak, Ubud and beyond

With a sobriquet as grand as ‘Island of the Gods’, it should come as no surprise that Bali’s fine dining scene is one that’s certainly fit for a deity. While […]

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Hotels

Image: Lords of the Manor

Hotel review: Lords of the Manor, Cotswolds

The Cotswolds is a place that has to be seen to be believed. Its trademark chocolate-box villages lined with honey-hued rows of stone houses may sound like something straight out […]

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Hotels

Times Square, New York. Image: iStock/AndreyKrav

Hotel review: Hotel Mela Times Square, New York

New York is one of the world’s brightest cities, its unique essence captured in countless films, books and TV programmes. The beating heart of this vibrant metropolis is undoubtedly Times […]

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Destinations

Five of the best: waterfall hikes in the world

Five of the best: waterfall hikes in the world

If TLC had their way, we wouldn’t be chasing waterfalls – yet, there’s something about hiking to one of these free-flowing natural wonders that brings a real sense of adventure […]

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Destinations

Þingvellir National Park, Iceland. Image: iStock/IdealPhoto30

From Iceland to New Zealand: the world’s most iconic filming locations

From Iceland’s dramatic landscapes to the world’s largest desert in Abu Dhabi, planet Earth’s most incredible destinations have often been key features on both the big and small screens – […]

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Destinations

Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. Image: iStock/1001slide

Five cool African destinations you may not have heard of

It would be hard to put the concept of travelling in Africa into words. Bigger than the United States of America, India, China and most of Europe combined, it’s a […]

by × May 10, 2019 × 0 comments