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The Sicilian capital, referred to as the “Kingdom of the solar” by invading Normans within the 12th century, has been a cultural melting pot since Phoenicians and Greeks fought over it within the fifth and sixth centuries BC. Sitting near the place Europe ends and Africa begins, Palermo bears the scars – and echoes the glories – of centuries...
Standing on the highest of the Blade, looking over Tasman Island because the waves crash towards the rocky cliffs beneath, the realisation that I’m near the very fringe of the world rushes over me. In that second, I really feel small and really remoted. With that huge view forward and solely the timber behind me, I take just a...
The ‘consumerisation’ of enterprise journey is driving innovation within the sector as travellers demand extra from their employers. Pamela Whitby takes a glance. When Andrew Jordan, the chief expertise officer of Carlson Wagonlit Journey (CWT), joined the corporate from the media trade three years in the past, he was no professional in company journey. What he rapidly recognised, nonetheless, was...
On a drizzly day, Britain isn’t wanting – or tasting – its finest. I’m at Watford Hole providers on the M1, the nation’s first service station on the nation’s first motorway, each 60 this 12 months (though the restaurant opened in 1960). “If you wish to see Britain, go to Watford Hole,” David Lawrence had advised me. “If you...
John McCormack: The Assembly of the Waters “This jogs my memory of dwelling. I first heard about John McCormack by means of my grandma,” Murphy says. “It’s about Avoca, which is close to Arklow in County Wicklow, the place I’m from. I obtained a bit misty-eyed after I was listening to it this morning. It made me wish to be...
For the second time in lower than a decade, Thomas Cook dinner is staring into the abyss, dealing with the prospect of its 178-year historical past coming to an ignominious shut. Simply three weeks in the past, the tour operator seemed to have secured a £900m rescue bundle – half supplied by Chinese language tourism enterprise Fosun, the remainder by...
Alexandre Mazzia’s AM Alexandre is a modernist chef who I like quite a bit, and his restaurant is price a gourmand splash out, particularly at lunchtime (noon tasting menus from €39-92). He opened AM 4 years in the past and was awarded a Michelin star in 2016. A meal right here may be very a lot a shock: no written...

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