Fine wisps of snow drifted into our faces as we trudged along the tree-lined track, gently blown from branches that sagged wearily in the dimming light.
The mountains of the Dolomites are irresistibly alluring as they respond to the hour of the day.
Mark Nicholls heads to north Goa on India’s west coast and enjoys a luxurious stay at a stunning Taj resort.
The canals are serene; the occasional gondolier sways past, service boats deliver and collect and you may even see a group of stand-up paddle boarders working their way around some of the narrower stretches of water.
It is a hotel which truly celebrates the life of a Sultan. Mansour Eddahbi, the “glorious golden one”, was a powerful and progressive 16th century ruler in Morocco; his life was culturally and politically rich, with writers of the period observing him as a man of “profound Islamic learning, a lover of books, calligraphy and mathematics."
Sitting at the heart of an historic estate, surrounded by orange trees and olive groves, the Donna Coraly Resort is an oasis of style and tranquility.
The grandeur of Madrid emanates from its expansive beating heart, the incomparable Plaza Mayor.
It is the modern heart of the Olympic ideal. Sitting on the shore of Lake Geneva, Lausanne is the home of the International Olympic Committee, yet is also a vibrant and metropolitan community where lovers of wine, culture and fine food - including chocolate – can savor the flavors of this part of Switzerland.
Mark Nicholls visits Argos in Cappadocia, and discovers a fresh perspective on five-star luxury.
Mark Nicholls visits the five-star Es Saadi Palace in Marrakech and absorbs the sounds, scents and sentiment of a wonderful city and resort.