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The finest in Madeiran hospitality

The finest in Madeiran hospitality

BRIAN BERKMAN explored this island paradise and found much more than fine wine and embroidery. Lodge in Funchal for the finest Madeiran hospitality The English have had a long tradition in Madeira, the volcanic Portuguese Island in the Atlantic.  Although part of Europe, it is […]

New hot spot in Madeira.

New hot spot in Madeira.

Luxury writer BRIAN BERKMAN explored Calheta, one of Madeira’s new hot spots. “Let me get my Rolls Royce for your luggage.” This was the warm welcome we received when our taxi pulled up to the recently opened Savoy Saccharum Hotel and our luggage was placed […]

Seaside Wanderings

Seaside Wanderings

Published in the December 2017 issue of RoadTrip Magazine.   Note two things: Open your windows for that unique sea-mixed-with-seaweed-mixed-with-sand smell and slow down, especially if you are in a Mini One, as we were, which seems to consider speed-limits a taunt. Before you know […]

To Scotland in search of my grandfather

To Scotland in search of my grandfather

By BRIAN BERKMAN Being dyslexic can have unintended consequences. Sometimes, even as I type, I use a b instead of a d and transposing numbers happens, especially when I’m not paying careful attention, all too often. Looking now at my grandfather’s birth certificate, I see […]

At the very top of the top

At the very top of the top

First published in Explore South Africa magazine   By BRIAN BERKMAN   People select hotels for all sorts of reasons, location, amenities and, of course, cost. When cost is not part of the equation there is a narrow slice of properties that stand head and […]

Sun City gets a major upgrade

Sun City gets a major upgrade

First published in Explore South Africa magazine.   For more than 38 years Sun City, that magical and once forbidden world created in one of just two alkaline craters on the globe, has been the go-to place for South Africans wanting escape from the humdrum […]