Stephanie Takyi

  • Explore the Great Gardens of the USA in Oregon and Charleston

    Amongst all the flora and fauna will be a dash of stars and stripes as the Great Gardens of the USA showcase The Charleston, South Carolina Garden and The Oregon Garden, both designed by Sadie May Stowell, an award-winning garden designer and landscape architect. My west to east coast garden adventure began at the Oregon Garden in the Willamette Valley in Silverton, Oregon.  The Oregon Garden resort opened in 1999 and is a leafy paradise with a stunning 80-acre botanical garden featuring more than 20 speciality gardens.

  • Explore Queensland's Gold Coast and Outback

    All eyes were recently on Australia’s Gold Coast as the Commonwealth Games 2018 took place in this coastal town. The Gold coast is situated in the Australian state of Queensland and is like no other place on earth, from its endless coastlines to the great outback expanses, the world famous Great Barrier Reef and its array of luscious rainforests. With all this and more Queensland is a breathing postcard waiting to be explored! But where does one start?

  • See Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta and Savannah in one epic trip

    The beauty of travelling to America is that you if you plan your journey right you can explore quite a few different cities in an ultimate US fly-drive trip. Fort Lauderdale is finally getting its shine as an attractive destination following the launch of a British Airways service from London Gatwick to Fort Lauderdale’s Hollywood International Airport.

  • NYC 2018: A music lover’s guide to New York City

    New York City is one of the biggest musical hubs in the world where you’ll discover all kinds of music playing 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from dusk till dawn. Is 2018 the year you plan a musical journey into New York City? Kick starting the party was Delta who has been the Official Airline of the Grammys since 2007.

  • Death in Paradise: Ardal O’Hanlon returns as lead detective in brand new series

    Death in Paradise is set to return to BBC One tonight for a hotly-anticipated seventh series, which will feature some familiar faces as well as some new ones. The sun-soaked comedy drama is set to add some warmth to our screens as it is about a British police officer who gets sent to the fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie to investigate a death but ends up becoming the senior detective on the local force. Following Detective Inspector Humphrey Goodman’s (Kris Marshall) departure from the show,  Father Ted star Ardal O’Hanlon will take the reins as the newly appointed lead detective, DI Jack Mooney.

  • 10 reasons why you should visit Seattle in 2018

    For us lucky Brits, a trip to Seattle doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg as in September 2017 low-cost airline Norwegian launched a new direct flight from London Gatwick, opening the city’s door to UK visitors on a budget. Here, we breakdown our top ten recommendations of things to keep you cheerful while in Seattle. The Seattle Road Dog tour can help fight jet lag following a 10 hour flight from London to Seattle.

  • Visit Vienna’s Schneekugelmuseum: The world’s only snow globe museum

    Vienna is home of the quintessential Christmas gift, the snow globe. The Viennese snow globes are famous for having the slowest falling snow, clear alpine water and have the highest quality of glass globes. Since its invention by Erwin Perzy I, over 100 years ago, two more generations of the Perzy family have continued to create these handmade balls of wonder.

  • Top 5 reasons why you should visit Akureyri, North Iceland in 2018

    There are already plenty of reasons to visit Iceland, its magnificent nature, vibrant towns, stunning scenery and welcoming atmosphere. Iceland’s second largest city is Akureyri, which offers its visitors culture, arts, a lively music scene, restaurants, hotels and guesthouses. It’s a popular destination for day-trippers from Reykjavik, as with less than an hour’s flight you will find many of Iceland’s most beautiful natural wonders such as the Goðafoss waterfall.

  • Room with a view: A MINI Countryman weekend to Durdle Door, Dorset

    The summer days and nights may have drawn to a close but there are still a lot of travelling adventures to be had in the British countryside, no matter what time of year it is. A recent OnePoll research revealed 83% of Brits would like to make more effort to visit iconic views and locations within the UK and the reason we most like UK coastal areas is for the views. This research also demonstrates how domestic tourism has been on the rise, with nearly half of all Brits going on a last minute ‘staycation’ within the UK in the last year.

  • Anchored by Unique Cruise 2017 review

    The week long itinerary included the cobbled streets of Rome, the crystal blue waters of Santorini and Mykonos and a stop-off at the blissful seaside port of Villefranche. The Anchored clubbers paradise wasn’t only restricted to the evenings as there was a pool party everyday between midday and 7pm.

  • Mark Wright’s BH Mallorca 2017 guide

    Looking to soak up some rays and dance to some of the biggest tracks this summer? Well look no further then BH Mallorca, Europe’s best party hotel.

  • Icelandair’s new Vatnajökull plane takes off to a flying start

    If you’re into icy scenes then a trip to Iceland is a flight in the right direction as its landscape is filled with glaciers. If you’ve ever flown with Icelandair, you’ll likely know all of their transatlantic planes are named after Icelandic volcanoes. The new sassy flying piece of art is adding grandeur to the skies as its been spray painted by hand, by a team of artists, the same group who created the Hekla Aurora plane for Icelandair in 2014.

  • Top 5 reasons to visit Vancouver for Canada’s 150th birthday

    Canada is in a celebratory mood this year as it celebrates its 150th anniversary of the country’s Confederation. Vancouver is no exception to the party as it gears up to mark this milestone affair with a host of events. With its stunning scenery, mild climate and friendly people Vancouver is recognised across the globe as a must-visit destination, as well as one of the best world’s best places to live and work.

  • The Foodie's Travel Bucket list in Vancouver

    When it comes to foodcations, Vancouver is a hot destination to fly and spread your wings to. Thanks to Vancouver’s regional and geographical location it is home to some of the world’s finest cuisines. Seafood fans will have the ultimate fine dining experience within Ancora’s beautiful and intimate space, which is situated along Vancouver’s picturesque False Creek seawall.

  • Brits 2017 uncensored – All the Celeb gossip from the after parties

    Once the cameras stop rolling that’s when all the uncensored fun begins at the the BRIT Awards star-studded after parties. It was only right Katy Perry was in the mood to celebrate after putting on a show-stopping performance at the Brit Awards on Wednesday night. The American singer, 32, continued her Brit celebrations at the Universal Music after party which was held at 180 Strand in London.

  • Brits 2017 Uncensored – All the Celeb gossip from the after parties

    Once the cameras stop rolling for the BRIT Awards that’s when all the uncensored fun begins at the star-studded after parties. The free-flowing booze always helps turns this music affair into one of the wildest nights on the UK music industry’s calendar. Here are a few of our favourite moments with the celebs at this year’s array of shindigs.

  • Katy Perry leads the way to the dance floor at the Universal Brits after party

    It was only right Katy Perry was in the mood to celebrate after putting on a show-stopping performance at the Brit Awards on Wednesday night. The American singer, 32, continued her Brit celebrations at the Universal Music after party which was held at 180 Strand in London. The party got into full swing as Katy teamed up with BBC Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw behind the DJ booth to select tunes to get the crowd on the dance floor.

  • Tinie Tempah joins Anchored 2017 line-up

    Tinie Tempah has joined the line-up for Anchored 2017, a hot new summer music festival set to sail across Europe. The ‘Pass Out’ rapper and Disturbing London’s DJ Charlesy are on the bill for this year’s luxurious cruise which leaves from Rome on June 11th. Other acts jumping on board to serve a menu of house, grime, and a touch of classic Ibiza include New York House Don MK, Richy Ahmed, Dela Swing, Steve Lawler, Patrick Topping and wAFF.