The Park House Hotel at Bepton is a very well-kept secret, and until recently was only really well-known amongst the elite Polo fraternity, who use it when competing in the major tournaments at Cowdray Park, at  nearby Midhurst, a tradition begun by the O’Brien family, who have owned Bepton house for over 60 years.

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Park House Hotel and Spa at Bepton Midhurst West Sussex

FROM HERE TO THERE TRAVEL is a travel business set up by Antony Johnson to offer a personalised, accompanied service to small groups of dedicated travellers who want to experience the real thing, either with the person who designed the Itinerary, or on their own.

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From Here to There Travel Company

If you say “Uganda” to most people, first Idi Amin and then Gorillas comes to mind.

There is more to the Pearl of Africa than this.  Relegate Idi to tragic history.  He has left a scar but one that has largely healed beneath the emollient touch of a more benign government.

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Male Chimpanzee Kibale Forest Uganda

Over the past 15 years, there has been a revolution in the hotel industry in Britain, especially in the West Country, where  many tired-looking coastal hotels have been up-graded, and brought into the 21st century, and in some cases, like the St. Moritz at Trebetherick, completely rebuilt, and many of them occupy fantastic positions with easy access to beaches and coastal walks.

The interiors have undergone different levels of renovation, and in many cases, the obligatory ‘Spa’ has been added, frequently including a heated, indoor swimming pool.  Further more  the levels of cuisine have improved beyond recognition, inspired initially by the great Rick Stein, and now driven by a veritable ‘tsunami’ of cookery programmes on television, such as ‘Master chef’, so much so, that several hotels now boast dining rooms with one or more Michelin stars (two in the case of the St. Enodoc Hotel at Rock).


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Sunny Terraces at Hotel Tresanton St Mawes Cornwall

Apart from scheduled charter flights to the fleshspots of southern Turkey, most journeys in Turkey start in Istanbul.  Istanbul, Constantinople, Byzantium, the name may have changed over the past 2,000 years but the place is the same: the gateway or division between Europe and Asia formed by the natural thin 22 mile stretch of water called the Bosphorus running almost due north to south from the Black Sea.   But it has not been an easy ride.  Even going back to the time of Herodotus and the 5th century BC there was conflict between the Greeks and the Persians since when nations, civilisations and religions have fought over this strategically vital area on both sides of the Bosphorus which have been jealously guarded by each incumbent in turn.

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Turkey Istanbul Blue Mosque

Yacht Charter – The Ultimate Luxury

What could be better than chartering a luxury yacht to take your family and/or friends on a cruise to some of the most beautiful places on earth, during which you will be looked after by a professional crew who will cater for your every need?

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Burgess Yachts to charter Summer2013

Roxtons offer a wide variety of sporting holidays in exotic locations all over the world and have an unrivalled depth of knowledge and experience  – The best possible chance of sporting excellence

If you are looking for a tropical hideaway to escape from these dark winter months then perhaps you need not look any further than the sumptuous lodges along the coast of Belize.  Louise Mackenny has just come back from a visit and tells us just how good they are:-

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Fishing Belize Turtle Inn beach cottage

We left England with pre-conceived ideas of the weather and the stresses and strains of London life. Three days later we have begun to relax into our spiritual journey, helped by the books of Indian life to create our mood we have arrived in Jodphur to the most marvellous of hotels, the Raas.  It reminds me of a Morrocan setting, probably the Muslim influence as M says.  We were greeted by what seems like the entire staff of the hotel, all lovely and welcoming and settled in to our fabulous room which includes its own purda room, for the women to watch the men, as in past times they must be kept separate.
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