Coastal Walks: ‘Banyuls-sur-Mer’, France (Video)

Nestling At the heart of the Vermillion Coast, at the foot of the famous terraced vineyard, the delightful seaside town of Banyuls-sur-Mer, home town of the sculptor Aristide Maillol, offers its visitors and holidaymakers a marvellous range of things to explore. With its seafront esplanade, dotted with palm trees, the sandy and pebbly beaches, the marina, thalassotherapy institute, wine cellars, and also the aquarium of the Arago Laboratory, which displays Mediterranean fauna, the underwater path of the marine nature reserve of Cerbère-Banyuls, and the Mediterranean garden of Mas de la Serre, Banyuls-sur-Mer really provides a wide range of attractions!

Business Analysis: ‘Work From Home’ & The Rise Of Williams Sonoma (Video)

In the midst of the pandemic, Williams-Sonoma has stood out as a company, its stock price reaching a new all-time high in January 2021, despite many businesses declining. Paired with its strength in e-commerce, the company’s ongoing success is due in large part to consumers staying at home more than ever before. Still, the company faces potential headwinds as the shift to online shopping impacts home furnishing sales and rivals like online furniture retailer Wayfair increase their market share. As a retailer known for its brick-and-mortar locations, can the brand keep up its success?

Homes With Views: ‘Kihei – Maui, Hawaii’ (Video)

Introducing one of the most spectacular beachfront offerings anywhere in Hawaii: Orchid at Maui Beach Place. Perfectly located adjacent to Charley Young Beach, one of Maui’s most acclaimed beaches, this new, contemporary 3 bedroom and 3.5 bathroom luxury townhome is sure to satisfy the most discerning Buyer looking for perfection in the Pacific.

Waterfront, in the midst of Kihei, yet incredibly private, this property is ideal for those looking for a convenient getaway yet with a sense of seclusion. The first floor seamlessly transitions indoor/outdoor living with the living area and gourmet’s chef kitchen blending into the spacious lanai, heated pool and expansive lawn. Head to the second floor and enjoy sweeping, panoramic views from the 450+ square foot Master Bedroom. As an added bonus, the finished basement adds a plethora of options.

Top-of-the-line Thermador appliances, walnut cabinetry, Italian porcelain tile and more make this impeccably furnished townhome a rare turnkey opportunity. With one of the most storied beaches on Maui at its doorsteps, MPB’s Orchid is ready as the place to build the memories of a lifetime.

Winter Views: ‘Ten Thousand Islands’ In Southwest Florida

“Sunday Morning” takes us to Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands. Videographer: Charles Schultz.

The Ten Thousand Islands are a chain of islands and mangrove islets off the coast of southwest Florida, between Cape Romano and the mouth of the Lostmans River. Some of the islands are high spots on a submergent coastline. Others were produced by mangroves growing on oyster bars. 

Aerial Views: Greece – Islands & Coastlines (4K)

Greece is a country in southeastern Europe with thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. Influential in ancient times, it’s often called the cradle of Western civilization. Athens, its capital, retains landmarks including the 5th-century B.C. Acropolis citadel with the Parthenon temple. Greece is also known for its beaches, from the black sands of Santorini to the party resorts of Mykonos.

Aerial Views: ‘Northern Portugal’ (2K Video)

“Up North” is my first “aerial film”, using only images collected from drone. A look at the lands of the North, from its terraces to the typical morning fog that forms along the slopes that connect the Douro to Tâmega. A trip through the clouds to enjoy and “fly” a little.

Portugal is a southern European country on the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain. Its location on the Atlantic Ocean has influenced many aspects of its culture: salt cod and grilled sardines are national dishes, the Algarve’s beaches are a major destination and much of the nation’s architecture dates to the 1500s–1800s, when Portugal had a powerful maritime empire. 

Sunday Morning Podcast: World News From Zurich, London & Tokyo (Feb 7)

The weekend’s biggest talking points are dissected by Tyler Brûlé, Christoph Lenz, Benno Zogg, Chiara Rimella and Jan E Brucker, with commentary from our editors in London and Tokyo. Plus: what is on the pages of ‘The National’ newspaper in the UAE?

Travel Tour: The Streets & Landmarks Of Singapore

Singapore is the smallest state in Southeast Asia in terms of area and one of the smallest countries in the world. Along with Hong Kong, it is considered Asia’s most important business and financial centre.

00:04​ – View from Marina Bay Sands Hotel 00:11​ – Marina Bay with Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Skyline of Singapore 00:19​ – Raffles Place 00:27​ – Fullerton Hotel 00:30​ – Colonial District 00:38​ – Telok Ayer Park 00:42​ – Colonial District 00:57​ – Ann Siang Hill 01:04​ – Colonial District 01:12​ – Kampong Gelam with Sultan Mosque 01:43​ – Kampong Gelam 01:58​ – Haji Lane 02:28​ – Aerial View Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Chinatown, Colonial District, Ann Siang Hill 02:35​ – Little India 02:58​ – Buddha Tooth Relic Temple 03:29​ – Chinatown 03:59​ – St. Andrew’s Cathedral 04:14​ – Victoria Theatre 04:21​ – Asian Civilisations Museum 04:25​ – National Museum 04:37​ – The Arts House of the Old Parliament 04:44​ – Parliament Singapore 04:47​ – Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Museum of Art and Science, Shopping Center 04:54​ – Marina Bay with Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Skyline of Singapore 05:03​- Marina Bay with Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Skyline of Singapore at night with fireworks 05:39​ – Jewel at Changi Airport

Views: ‘Orkney Islands’ Off Northeastern Scotland

Orkney is an archipelago off the northeastern coast of Scotland. The islands encompass Neolithic sites, tall sandstone cliffs and seal colonies. The ‘Heart of Neolithic Orkney’ is a group of 5,000-year-old sites on Mainland, the largest island including Skara Brae, a preserved village with a reconstructed house, and Maeshowe, a chambered burial tomb incorporating 12th-century Viking carvings.

Video timeline: Intro 00:00​​ – 00:45​​ Ferry Gills Bay to St Margaret’s Hope 00:45​​ – 00:57​​ Churchill Barriers 00:57​​ – 01:11​​ The Gloup and Brough of Deerness 01:11​​ – 03:16​​ Dingieshowe Beach 03:16​​ – 03:32​​ Bay of Skaill and Skara Brae 03:32​​ – 03:56​​ Yesnaby 03:56​​ – 04:24​​ Wheems Organic Farm Campsite 04:24​​ – 04:35​​ Brough of Birsay, Skiba Geo and the Whale Bone 04:35​​ – 05:06​​ Standing Stones of Stenness and Ring of Brodgar 05:06​​ – 05:27​​ Stromness 05:27​​ – 05:52​​ Ferry Houton to Lyness (Hoy) 05:52​​ – 05:55​​ Drive Lyness to Rackwick Bay 05:55​​ – 06:06​​ The Dwarfie Stane 06:06​​ – 06:21​​ Rackwick Bay and Burnmouth Bothy 06:21​​ – 09:01​​ Hike to Old Man of Hoy 09:01​​ – 10:13​​ The Old Man of Hoy 10:13​​ – 12:43​​ Ferry Hoy to Mainland to Sanday 12:43​​ – 12:57​​ Around Sanday 12:57​​ – 13:14​​ Quoyness Chambered Cairn 13:14​​ – 13:50​​ Sty Wick Bay 13:50​​ – 14:25​​ Backaskaill Beach 14:25​​ – 14:39​​ Around Ortie Abandoned Village 14:39​​ – 15:08​​ Cata Sand and Tresness Beach 15:08​​ – 16:35​​ Wreck of B98 German Destroyer Lopness Bay 16:35​​ – 16:39​​ Start Point Tidal Island and Lighthouse16:39 – 17:03​​ Ferry St Margaret’s Hope to Gills Bay 17:03​​ – 17:41​​ Orkney Travel Info 17:41​​ – 32:55

Welcome to the Orkney Isles! This archipelago sits off the northeast tip of Scotland and can be reached by flight or ferry. About 70 islands make up Orkney, but only 20 are inhabited.​

During our week in Orkney we visited Mainland, Hoy, and Sanday. Each has a unique character, and we loved seeing how the landscape and island vibe changed across the isles. Mainland is home to the islands’ capital, Kirkwall, and is the largest and most populated of the isles. It’s also where most people’s journey to Orkney starts, and has plenty to keep you busy for a few days. We spent our time here visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Skara Brae, the Ring of Brodgar, and the Standing Stones of Stenness (all dating from around 5000 years ago!), enjoying coastal walks, and learning about Orkney’s fascinating wartime history. On Hoy we spent a couple of nights at the open bothy at stunning Rackwick Bay, hiking to the Old Man of Hoy (one of Scotland’s most famous sea stacks and a magnet for climbers), and generally soaking up the atmoshere on this Highlands-esque island. Our final 2 days were spent on Sanday, the largest of the North Isles and home to Orkney’s most spectacular beaches. Tresness Beach was our favourite, a stunning expanse of white sand backed by towering dunes. We explored the 5000 year old Quoyness Chambered Cairn, slipped and slided our way across seaweed at low tide towards Start Point Lighthouse, and spotted the remnants of the B98 German Destroyer, washed up on Sanday over 100 years ago. We’ve covered a lot of the places featured in this video in our accompanying Orkney travel guides (see above). These include detailed maps, the best places to visit, plus transport and accommodation info to help you plan your own Orkney trip.