Classic British “Fruit Machines” Go Mobile

While sharing some commonalities with slot machines, a fruit machine is distinctively British and has been a popular fixture in the United Kingdom for decades. The term “fruit machine” was derived from machines released by The Bell-Fruit Gum company that dispensed gum as prizes. In fact, the BAR symbol, which is still used today, was […]

A Guide to The World’s Highest Ski Resorts

There’s something reassuring about a high-altitude ski resort. Seasoned skiers want to know there’ll be snow to greet them once they reach the slopes, but for the beginner too, greater heights often mean the presence of powder on the lower slopes, and can ensure hassle-free skiing to and from your lodgings. At this stage in […]

Naples, A City to Die For…

‘Go to Naples and then die’, the Italians say. It’s a play on words – a coastal town near Naples sounds like the Italian word for die – but the grim humour is in the supposed truth of the phrase. The city does have a seamy side and tourist tales of bag snatches and rip-off […]

Madrid’s Hotel Vincci Via 66

Hotel Vincci Via 66 is a contemporary boutique hotel offering 116 rooms in the center of Madrid along the busy Calle Gran Via and within walking distance to some of the city’s most entertaining squares. Upon entering the hotel, guests are instantly swept into the refined theatrical and vintage style glamour that gives the hotel […]

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