In photos: The Azores


There are places that help one unplug, unwind and send you back home whole again. The Azores was it for me. I travelled there last fall after a period of great upheaval and uncertainty, and returned home ready to tackle a new academic year with renewed resolve. I can’t even explain exactly what it was about the island that put me back on the path to well-being.

Unplugged: Sao Miguel, The Azores


Unplugged: As far away from Oxford Street/5th Avenue/Rue du Rivoli/Karl Johan/#InsertOwnBusyBroadwayHere as physically and/or mentally possible. Disconnected from the rat race. Free from a myriad of obligations – for a little while anyway. Back to nature, at one with nature. Today’s Unplugged: Sao Miguel island, The Azores. © Cynthia Wamwayi 2018

Tripping with: Jessica Lowndes


Vancouver-born Jessica Lowndes is best-known for her role as Adrianna Tate-Duncan on the TV series 90210, where she plays a teenage former-junkie pregnant high school student/actress. The 23-year old was originally meant to have a recurring guest role on the series, but her character was so popular with the fans that she was taken on as a regular. Few people however, know that her first love was singing. Luxury Travel Beat touched base with the actress when she was recently in London to promote her music.

Beat of…Sintra


” Perhaps in every aspect the most delightful in Europe; it contains beauties of every description natural and artificial. Palaces an gardens rising in the midst of rocks, cataracts an precipices, convents on stupendous heights, a distant view of the sea and the Tagus…it unites itself all the wildness of the Western Highlands with the […]