Travel

Virgin Atlantic inflight magazine Vera – London’s Pearly Kings and Queens

Suited and rebooted – London’s Pearly Kings and Queens are a cockney institution. A new generation of Pearlies is revitalising the tradition, with fresh attitudes fit for the 21st century.

The Times – Nostalgia trip: The enduring appeal of Palm Springs, playground for the rich and famous

Ahead of Don’t Worry Darling’s release on Friday, Zoey Goto introduces its star turn of a setting — the Californian city of Palm Springs

Courier – South Main Arts District

This historical Memphis neighborhood is home to a mix of thriving, switched-on businesses, all infused with a strong sense of community and heritage.

The Times – Front cover feature: Elvis’s Memphis

As a new film biopic revives the singer’s legacy, Graceland regular Zoey Goto revisits the superstar’s home town

Architectural Digest – Priscilla Presley Explains Why Elvis’s Graceland Remains the Second Most Visited Home in America

The King of Rock and Roll remains a cultural icon, and will take center stage in Baz Luhrmann’s biopic, Elvis, set to hit theaters on June 24

Lonely Planet – How to enjoy Memphis without breaking the bank

Looking for a fun-filled city break that won’t break the bank? Then Memphis has you covered. With a non-stop schedule of free festivals – 200 of which are located in the highly walkable downtown area – there’s never a dull moment in the Bluff City.

The Sun – You can spend the night in Dolly Parton’s tour bus

WAKING up in Dolly Parton’s bed is something many have dreamt of but only a lucky few have achieved – until recently.

Hemispheres (United Airlines magazine) – The ‘Hood: The new South Main

For years, people have flocked to Memphis’s South Main Arts District to visit The Arcade Restaurant, one of Elvis’s favorite diners, and the Lorraine Motel, the site of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination and now the Civil Rights Museum. Recently, an influx of fun, quirky businessess has bolstered the area’s historic assets. Here are the spots to see before you swivel your hips onto bluesy Beale Street.

BA High Life – The USA’s best cities for a car-free break

While we all love a road trip, modern times are calling for more eco-conscious options when it comes to exploring our holiday destinations. Thankfully, North America is full of vibrant cities that are easily accessed and enjoyed by train, tram or good old-fashioned walking. So, swerve the gridlock and gas stations and dig into these five fab hubs that are perfect for touring without wheels.

Lonely Planet – The best time to go to Memphis for a good time

Depending on which facet of Memphis you want to tap into – from its famed barbeque scene and musical heritage, to exploring its urban wilderness or keeping kids entertained – there’s a month to suit every visitor.

The Telegraph – Road trip USA – with added education

Can a learning-focused holiday really help children catch up on missed schoolwork – and all without ruining their fun? Zoey Goto thinks so…

Fodor’s – Celebrity homes you can actually rent for the night

Sleep in Elvis’ bedroom, work 9 to 5 in Dolly’s penthouse, or take a dip in Leo’s pool by checking into these A-list digs.

Lonely Planet: Memphis need to know

From what to wear and where to eat, here are 11 things to know before traveling to Memphis

Mail on Sunday – Hello Dolly! A Dolly Parton themed road trip through Tennessee

Paying homage to the country music megastar and following her ‘rags to rhinestones’ journey from Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains to Nashville.

Wallpaper* – Memphis architecture is making a dynamic comeback

Our architectural love letter from Memphis explores the American South city’s dynamic built environment scene

National Geographic Traveller – seven literary destinations around the UK to inspire children

The UK is a land of insatiable storytellers; a place where druids, fairies, bards and kids on broomsticks have long roamed the lands.

BBC Travel – The last ship of the US slave trade

The discovery of the remains of the Clotilda, 160 years after it sank, brings new life and interest to the settlement built by the original survivors.

National Geographic Traveller – Meet Atlanta’s Pioneering Female Pitmaster

Meet Georgia’s Amanda Kinsey-Joplin, one of the new wave of female chefs carving out a name for themselves in the time-honoured, male-dominated world of Southern barbecue. 

Fodor’s Go List 2022 – Memphis’ South Main Arts District

Stitching the past and the present together to create a neighborhood with its finger firmly on the pulse.

National Geographic Traveller – The best new boutique hotels in New Orleans

Louisiana’s legendary city is now pairing its reputation for partying with a sideline in chic, upmarket boutiques that double down on character and history — from a rejuvenated convent in the Marigny to a renovated warehouse in the French Quarter.

National Geographic Traveller – Inside Guide to Muscle Shoals

Alabama’s music capital birthed the heady combo of Southern soul and R&B, churning out the sounds of the Sixties – including hits by Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson and the Rolling Stones. Now it’s returning to the spotlight, attracting a new generation of music enthusiasts. 

The Sun – Inside Elvis’s rock and roll Memphis apartment

Inside Elvis’s rock and roll Memphis apartment – and here’s the secret to bagging an overnight stay. 

The Telegraph – How to experience the best of the USA in Europe

Cowboys in Poland and Elvis in Denmark, you don’t need to cross the Atlantic for a slice of the New World

Daily Mail – All shook up in Denmark

Forget Memphis, now you can honour the King at a copycat Graceland.

Foodism Magazine – Grub’s Up in Copenhagen

Something’s stirring in Copenhagen, where insects have been creeping onto restaurant menus for almost a decade. Zoey Goto heads to the Danish capital to investigate

Fodor’s – 10 Must-Visit Fairy-Tale Destinations for Feminists

Ten magical places to connect with female empowerment.

While the world is filled with enchanting destinations connected to ancient fairy tales, many of these original stories haven’t fared well in our post #MeToo era. However, if you sweep aside the tales of old, with damsels in distress waiting for their prince to arrive, there are many woke tales of female empowerment, set in spectacular destinations that no fourth-wave feminist would be embarrassed to visit.

iNews – World Book Day: the Literary Locations to Plan for a Post-lockdown Family Day Out

Following months of homeschooling and inspired by World Book Day tomorrow, it’s time to bring learning to life by planning a literary day out for when restrictions allow…

The Independent – Inside the US hotel where it’s Christmas every day of the year

“Christmas is not a date. It is a state of mind,” so said the author Mary Ellen Chase. To some this could be a throwaway comment, but to The Inn at Christmas Place, a left field hotel that lavishly celebrates the holiday season every single day of the year, it’s nothing short of a mission statement.

Lonely Planet – Europe’s Most Amazing Tree House Stays for Families

When was the last time you climbed a creaky ladder and found peace amongst the treetops? If the answer is decades ago, then now could be the perfect time to round up the kids and start planning a tree house getaway.

Drift – World Famous Noma Restaurant Reopens – As A Burger Joint

This time last year, Noma in Denmark had a three-month-plus waiting list for a table. Widely considered one of the best restaurants on the planet, chef René Redzepi’s experimental flair had earned the Copenhagen hotspot two Michelin Stars and created a buzz around New Nordic cuisine.

Wedding Ideas Magazine – Eco Mini-Moons

Thinking of a flight-free trip? Zoey Goto looks at mini-moon destinations combining heavenly honeymoon romance and luxury with a dose of sustainability.

New Zealand Herald – Elvis Sightseeing In Memphis

Memphis Tennessee is at the root of contemporary music in America. Although the USA is rich with inspiring musical cities from New York’s gritty hip-hop beats to Nashville’s country twang, if you want to go all the way back, you need to head to Memphis to discover the city that gave us rock and roll, soul and the blues.

MSN – Botswana Is A Roaring Great Holiday

On our debut safari night in Botswana, I was awoken twice – first by a roaring lion outside our safari tent and then by a boisterous monkey jumping around on the balcony.

GQ Middle East – How to Spend 48 Hours in Memphis

A long weekend is well spent In America’s Coolest Music City.

Living Etc – The Palm Springs Renaissance

Palm Springs is officially hip once more, as a new troupe of design enthusiasts rediscover its mid-century architecture.

Foodism – Put Some South in Your Mouth: A BBQ Pilgrimage to Memphis

We visited Tennessee’s largest city to sample its famous slow-cooked barbecue ribs but ended up having an encounter with the legendary Al Green over spaghetti.

Escapism – Kentucky, Where the Grass is Bluer

Bourbon, bluegrass, beer and… a Bible-inspired theme park? Prepare to be dazzled by an old-school state that’s full of surprises.

The Times – A Moomin Cruise Voyage

A cruise between Helsinki and Stockholm brings Tove Jansson’s charming children’s book characters to life.

Family Travel Magazine – A Wild West Family Roadtrip

Away from California’s mega-theme parks, lives a world of weird and wonderful nostalgic attractions – from cowboy film sets and retro diners to roadside dinosaurs and caveman themed motel rooms.

Little London – A Postcard from Botswana

Zoey Goto heads on a rather wild holiday with her 7-year-old daughter.

Drift – A First-Timer’s Guide to a Family Safari

I was recently asked to name the best place to take kids on holiday, and without missing a beat I knew the answer – on an African safari! Whilst this may not be an obvious choice for many families, a safari trip with children is well worth putting on to the table for consideration.

Absolutely Mama – Visit Moomin World in Finland

Fan of the magical Moomins? Head to Finland to discover Tove Jansson’s timeless creations.

Baby Magazine – Packing Light

Zoey Goto shows families how to travel with a baby and just hand luggage.

Drift – Off the Beaten Track in Sri Lanka

Zoey Goto visited the island to explore the road less traveled.

Absolutely Mama – Road Tripping Through Texas

Zoey Goto took her family on a road trip through the Lone Star State.

Baby Magazine – & Breathe Retreat at the Fours Seasons Hampshire

Zoey Goto and her nine-month old escaped to the country for 24 hours of restrictive self-care.

Family Travel Magazine – Amazing Africa

When it comes to Botswana, it’s not just a case of lions and tigers and bears…

Baby Magazine – Green Getaways

Zoey Goto rounds up the best eco-friendly holiday destinations for families, both in the UK and overseas.

Family Travel Magazine – 48 Hours in London

From visiting the Queen’s palace to attending a teddy bears picnic or a smoking-hot science-themed high tea, local Zoey Goto knows just how to spend an action-packed 48 hours in London with kids.

Little London – The Delights of America’s Deep South

A road trip through Southern America with a five-year-old, whilst pregnant, might sound like a nightmare to some. But for Zoey Goto, it proved to be their best holiday yet.

Rock N Roll Bride – Palm Springs Honeymoon Guide

With its mid-century architecture, Instagram-worthy hotels, vintage shopping and year-round sunshine, it’s no wonder that this desert destination was the weekend escape for the rich and famous during the Golden Era of Hollywood.

Junior – Los Angeles: 10 Awesome Things To Do With Kids

If you can face the long-haul flight with kids, then Los Angeles repays you a wealth of family-friendly activities. We look at the top things to do with children in La La Land.

Modern Weekly – Boundary Hotel Feature

Zoey Goto looks at Terence Conran’s latest offering.

Rock N Roll Bride – Madonna Inn Review

If Liberace and Disney collaborated to create a motel, the result would be California’s Madonna Inn.