Amy Rose Everett

A solo summer sojourn in the Algarve’s Pine Cliffs resort 

30 May 2024 4:53 am

Strong, old pine tree branches cutting through a cloudless cerulean sky — a sight I find hard to beat. Throwing…

Where to eat, drink and stay in Cape Town

19 May 2024 3:03 am

Setting an early alarm while on vacation never comes easily to me, but making time to wander Babylonstoren’s fruit and vegetable…

Lisbon and the Algarve: the spots I find hard to share

16 May 2024 2:39 am

World-class golf, more than 300 days of sunshine a year, flavorsome local seafood, excellent wines and more than 1,000 miles…

Eating my way around Helsinki

14 May 2024 5:41 am

Often asked about my favorite places to go, and moreover, favorite places to eat, I find myself talking about Helsinki.…

Swapping aprés ski for aprés spa 

11 May 2024 5:53 am

“Welcome to your thirties,” my friend Rich roared, throwing open the balcony door leading onto our hotel room’s private loggia.…

Great Colorado restaurants, now with Michelin nods 

10 April 2024 2:15 am

I’ll fight you to the death on this one: Colorado’s dining scene is hotter than a habanero. A land-locked state…

London to Amsterdam via Brussels: taking the long way

15 March 2024 9:00 am

Brexit, the gift that keeps on giving: from June 14, 2024 to January 2025, a reduced Eurostar service will run…

Mökki life and Moomin minutiae in Finland

16 February 2024 2:45 am

Moomins are synonymous with Finnish culture, like saunas, porridge and mökki (summer cottages). The large-snouted white fairytale creatures feature in the Moomin…

Opening a bottle with… Angela Hartnett

13 February 2024 3:58 am

Quizzed on how to assimilate to new cultures, travel writer and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain once said: “Drink heavily with…

How to celebrate Christmas in London

22 December 2023 6:10 am

You just can’t beat London at Christmas. Unless you’re lining up to get into the Tube station (never mind onto…

Mount Etna and a museum with rooms

14 December 2023 6:07 am

“There is too much Nutella in the cornetto.” Not the words you hope to hear while trudging up the craggy…

Opening a bottle with… chef Heros de Agostinis

5 December 2023 12:26 am

“Stealth wealth” became A Thing in 2023. TikTok was awash with “get the look!” fashion videos; magazines full of think…

Tuning in and dropping out at Gilpin Hotel

2 November 2023 11:30 am

It is 7.30am, and already seventy degrees in Bowness-On-Windemere. A rare, early summer heatwave. My friend Ebele and I lower…

The Witchery weaves Halloween magic in Edinburgh

31 October 2023 9:07 am

Halloween traditions might hail from All Hallows’ Eve, the Christian celebration preceding All Saints’ Day, but that has roots in…

Summer madness in Helsinki

24 October 2023 1:18 am

“For the bravest in the group. Exit Flow from the back.” “We’ve found it. It is insane.” “This is the…

A fairytale wedding in Mallorca

9 October 2023 7:07 am

“You are Kevin?” “Pardon?” Embarking on a solo week driving around Mallorca, then losing my drivers license in transit? Not…

Don’t cry from pleasure: chef Ciccio Sultano’s Sicily 

16 September 2023 11:30 am

The Cerebrus heatwave is as fierce as they said it would be. I feel like I’m being microwaved on a…

Happy birthday, Hollywood

26 August 2023 8:04 pm

Prohibitively expensive. So huge it’s basically impossible to navigate without a car. Where the Kardashians live. These are the hard…

Road trips out of Lisbon: a slice of tranquilidade

14 July 2023 2:02 am

Forget Barcelona. Say sayonara to San Fran. And so long, London. Post-Covid, Lisbon has become a hub for the creative,…

Open a bottle with… two-Michelin-star chef Hans Neuner

9 July 2023 12:53 pm

Quizzed on how best to assimilate a new culture, travel writer and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain once uttered the famous…

Two days in Johannesburg: the city with a heart of gold

7 July 2023 1:15 am

Sunrise in Johannesburg, blazing a brighter red than I can recall seeing before. The orb seems unnaturally huge; burning my…

Tears, tangles and tremendous views in Cape Town

18 June 2023 11:25 pm

Thirty feet underwater, somewhere on the False Bay coast near Simon’s Town in the Western Cape, South Africa. I’m getting…

Cape Town after Covid: business buzzes despite power outages

24 May 2023 11:09 pm

Blazing sunshine. Endless traffic. Horns honking. Wine bars heaving. Trance music blasting. Street hawkers calling. Coastal wind (called the “Cape…

Food worth flying for

7 May 2023 1:48 am

Somewhat by accident, I’ve become a professional glutton. The sort of person who’ll traipse for an hour in the wrong…

Zululand, not Disneyland

19 April 2023 12:33 am

I’d heard that KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa delivers life-changing memories. Roaming Shaka Zulu’s hunting ground. The Big Five. Bushveld…