Europe’s only seaplane flying school is a swashbuckling affair on Lake Como, where the atmosphere is cosmopolitan, the training is combined with convivial excursions and the aircraft are considered an art form. Julian Allason reports
The city on the Bosphorus is crackling with creative innovation, from new nightlife hotspots to ambitious contemporary art venues – all set against the perennially breathtaking backdrop of timeless Byzantine and Ottoman beauty, says Julian Allason
Across the globe, venerated palace and heritage hotels are striving to marry period grandeur and preservation restrictions with 21st-century requirements. Julian Allason examines how they’re facing the future without forsaking the past
Armenia’s landscape is blessed with religious landmarks and abundant wildlife. Now a handful of chic hotels – profiting from a mix of indigenous charm and expatriate know-how – is adding to its cachet. Julian Allason reports
The little-known private island of Tresco has all the unspoilt allure of a bygone age – along with eight grandes marques of champagne in the local store and modern British fare at the pub. Julian Allason reports.
Sharp-witted hoteliers are cutting a swathe of luxury across the long-neglected Peloponnese peninsula. Its wild beauty now forms the backdrop to an unprecedented level of contemporary sophistication, says Julian Allason.
For the discerning, intrepid voyager with a passion for lesser-known sites and pristine cultural attractions, Bulgaria is a land of possibilities. As travel tastemakers respond to its potential, Julian Allason sets out on a trip of discovery.