An Indulgent Spa Day and Dinner, Bed and Breakfast at Holiday Inn Winchester

Woman in jacuzzi pool

Until our visit to the Holiday Inn Winchester, I’d never come across a Holiday Inn with a full spa on site. We are already fans of IHG, and have stayed in Holiday Inns many times across many countries – we appreciate the consistency and reliability of their offering and their mid-budget price point. But until ... Read more »

Tyddyn Llan Restaurant with Rooms | Denbighshire, Wales

Tyddyn Llan Restaurant with Rooms

Tyddyn Llan describes itself as a restaurant with rooms, placing the focus firmly on their excellent food, rather than a typical hotel experience. Based in a beautiful Georgian country house dating from 1742, set in the beautiful Vale of Edeyrnion in Denighshire, North East Wales, Tyddyn Llan is perfectly placed to explore the local area ... Read more »

Cotswold House Hotel & Spa in Chipping Campden

Cotswold House Hotel in Chipping Campden

The Cotswolds is one of England’s most picturesque regions, thanks to its many well-preserved towns and villages built of beautiful yellow limestone, quarried locally. Narrow streets lined with elegant old buildings glow golden in the early morning and late afternoon sun, appealing to anyone interested in history and well-preserved architecture. One such small town is ... Read more »

Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir Au Quat’Saisons

Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons

There is little I can add to what’s already been written about Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir Au Quat’Saisons and yet I feel compelled to share our experiences nonetheless. Having dreamed of visiting the two Michelin-starred restaurant and hotel for over two decades, our stay was every bit as wonderful as we hoped–it did not disappoint! ... Read more »

The Bybrook at Manor House Hotel | A Celebratory Treat in Castle Combe

Manor House Hotel in Castle Combe, Wiltshire

As it approaches my birthday (in a few weeks’ time), I realise I never shared our lovely one-night stay at The Manor House in Wiltshire for my birthday last year. Taking advantage of a late-booked midweek offer for dinner, bed and breakfast in one of the hotel’s Plush rooms, we spent our visit relaxing in ... Read more »

Spiritual Japan | Koyasan Temple Stay & Visit to Okunoin Cemetery

Spiritual Japan | Koyasan Temple Stay & Visit to Okunoin Cemetery

A Visit to the Okunoin Cemetary and an overnight Koyasan Temple Stay, are a must-do for many visitors to Japan, especially those seeking a spiritual experience and an insight into Japanese worship and culture. On paper, the journey to reach Mount Koya – respectfully known as Koyasan in Japan – seems a bit convoluted. But the ... Read more »

Complete Guide to Visiting Ghent, Belgium

Complete to Visiting Ghent, Belgium on Kavev Eats (Sightseeing, Food, Drink and Hotel)

This post contains affiliate links to booking.com. Where do you take a beer-lover who enjoys travelling for their birthday? A country with a strong beer tradition is a must. And preferably a city he’s not been to before, with plenty to see, do, eat and drink. Ghent (spelled Gent in local Flemish) is a charming, historical ... Read more »

A Wildlife Spectacle | The Bat Caves of Khao Yai

The wildlife spectacle of the Bat Caves of Khao Yai in Thailand (Kavey Eats)

This post contains affiliate links to booking.com. I went there for the bats! How many times have you heard that given as the reason to visit somewhere? Probably not too often, though I’m not alone. Anyone who loves wildlife spectacles will be thrilled by the sight of thousands and thousands and thousands of bats emerging from ... Read more »

Culture, Coffee & King | Visiting a Rural Mountain Hill Tribe in Northern Thailand (The Akha People of Doi Pha Mee)

An Akha woman in traditional dress and headgear, during a two day visit to the Akha Hill Tribe of Thailand's Doi Pha Mee, on Kavey Eats

Visiting hill tribes in Thailand to learn about their history, culture and cuisine was something I really wanted to do during our three week Thailand itinerary. What is a Thai Hill Tribe? Hill tribe (chao khao) is a modern-day term used in Thailand as a catch-all for the various ethnic groups that have mostly inhabited ... Read more »