Tom Fitzsimons talks to Kenwood Travel about ultra marathon running and raising awareness about alcoholism.

Someone out there is about to cross the whole of the USA on foot. That someone is Tom Fitzsimons, a recovering alcoholic who six years ago swapped the bottle for a pair of trainers and committed himself to change attitudes towards addiction.


Boundless tropical beaches, exuberant jungle, ancient ruins, elephants, torrid temperatures all year round, amazing food and friendly locals: you know we are talking about Sri Lanka.

If you haven’t experienced this amazing destination for yourself – or just want to repeat an unforgettable trip – there’s no better time to book your holiday. Starting from 14 April 2013, you can fly to Sri Lanka with British Airways from Gatwick.


Hot Destinations 2013

January 23, 2013

Say you only read one travel magazine. This magazine should be Condé Nast Traveller, then. Following the motto “truth in travel” – which promises that contributors are only paid by the magazine and not from the tourist industry – the publication is an ace at spotting new trends and hot destinations. Although their unbiased opinion is what we value the most.


It’s difficult to beat Dubai when it comes to luxury resorts. Take Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina Dubai, for instance – a lavish holiday complex situated along the longest private beach in the emirate, where style and sophistication are paramount.

We can say that Le Meridien Mina Seyahi is now an even better hotel. Mainly, because it has followed an 11-month refurbishment of all its rooms and public spaces.


Last Minute Flight Auction

December 18, 2012


How much do you want to pay for your winter holiday to the Caribbean? Because it’s pretty much up to you.

We at Kenwood Travel are holding an email-based auction of 3 seats on direct flights from London to Barbados and Antigua for a winter break just after Christmas.


Canoeist Etienne Stott paddled to Olympic glory by winning a gold medal at London 2012. He talks to Kenwood Travel about that once in a lifetime experience, having his shoulder operation featured at an exhibition and doping

The first things you notice about Etienne Stott are his broad smile and his even broader biceps. Slender, but with a granite torso and arms, Etienne’s figure fiercely contrasts with the somnolent shapes in the Kenwood Travel offices.  Not that we’re saying he’s vain, he is an Olympic gold medallist after all.


It’s the 45th anniversary of one of the most celebrated rock ‘n’ roll records ever made: the appropriately named The Velvet Underground & Nico – since it was recorded by The Velvet Underground and, guess who, Nico.

Everything has been said about this seminal album that, in a way, defines like no other the place of its birth, New York City;  so I won’t go into detail about its legacy in the music, fashion and arts’ world. Instead, I will list some curious facts with which you can impress your friends or perhaps win a pub quiz.

La Dolce Vita

What links an arty Italian film from 1959 to a noisy New York band from the late 1960s? Certainly not its soundtrack, which is mostly based on blues-jazz and swing themes, but a tall German blonde: Nico.  Christa Päffgen, that’s her birth name, was a fashion model and actor before joining Lou Reed and company for the Velvet Underground’s début album .  She plays herself in the “party of the nobles” scene of La dolce vita.  Legendary actor, Marcello Mastroianni, in sunglasses, appears in the film too.

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