Meet the Italian hotel butlers

Matteo Becherucci and Francesco Alfonsetti have both been with the Lungarno Collection’s Portrait Firenze since its opening in 2014. Their roles are those of modern and dynamic butlers, and their daily mission is to create the most tailor-made experiences for guests and personal connections with clients. So, when a guest asked for a recommended jogging path in Florence to train […]

West Hollywood’s Summer on Sunset brings the party

Launched at the end of June and running through 3 September, West Hollywood’s second annual Summer on Sunset Music and Event Series is bringing a slew of seasonal activity to the Sunset Strip. From deals on sceney accommodations to music at some of the city’s most name-checked venues, the event just might make people forget they’re not at the beach. […]

Thailand require compulsory insurance

Thailand is considering making travel insurance compulsory with travellers obliged to purchase a special policy from airports when they arrive. Pending approval from the the country’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the new policy – which would cost 20 baht (£0.52/€0.58/US$0.65) for 30 days’ cover – is likely to be rolled out later this year, according to the Thai Office […]

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A beach is a landform alongside a body of water which consists of loose particles. The particles composing a beach are typically made from rock, such as sand, gravel, shingle, pebbles. The particles can also be biological in origin, such as mollusc shells or coralline algae. Some beaches have man-made infrastructure, such as lifeguard posts, changing rooms, showers, shacks and […]