You can see why this hotel was a favourite sanctuary of the Hollywood set.
Originally from London’s East End, Keith Austin has been a journalist for more than 35 years. Keith is passionate about food, drink, travel, writing, photography, humour and soccer. But not in that order.
Rain, sleet and – if you're lucky – snow gives voyagers in southern Patagonia a dose of adventure they will remember forever.
London is in a near-constant state of excavation and astounding artefacts continue to emerge from the rubble.
Honestly, it's stupidly, madly, insanely paradisaical, this place.
Ninja master Izo Ichikawa is upstairs waiting to induct us further into the subtle art of killing people quietly.
Robust massages are just some of the treats at Bali sister properties, Alila Seminyak and Alila Manggis.
A stroll around this city will provide a dark, sobering and harrowing insight into the banality of evil.
I'm wearing nothing but black disposable underpants and a white hairnet.
Say what you like about the Romans but they certainly were careless, leaving bits of themselves scattered willy-nilly across Europe.
It turned French in 1681, German in 1871, French again in 1918, German in 1940 and French again in 1944. Welcome to Strasbourg.
People leave little knitted hats and scarves on the statues in the town's splendidly eerie cemetery.
This haven for plant life and bumblebees is one of London's best-kept secrets.
There is something about the open-air pool on the top floor of the Kempinski hotel in Havana that reminds me of James Bond.
A few hours at Osaka's Spa World provide almost as much fun as can be had with your clothes off.
Now that I am here, I would also like to pop by Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Coleman Hawkins, Irving Berlin, Herman Melville and E.L. Doctorow.