Author Archive for Peter Richards

Why you should see Canada by rail

Why you should see Canada by rail

“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go.  I travel for travel’s sake.  The great affair is to move. “ – Robert Louis Stevenson My first luxury trans-Canada rail adventure occurred in the summer of 1991. I still remember the hiss of the train pulling into Pacific Central Station in Vancouver and idly waiting [...]

Top 3 luxury safari resorts in Africa

Top 3 luxury safari resorts in Africa

Africa is home to the finest safaris in the world, and this is reflected in the quality of the resorts on offer. A safari holiday can be done on a budget, but for the ultimate in indulgence, you should stay in some of the best resorts Africa has to offer. This is a list showing [...]

Luxury camping is not an oxymoron

Luxury camping is not an oxymoron

The phrase ‘luxury camping’ will sound like a contradiction to many people, but it really does depend which camp you are in. Most luxury holiday destinations around the world have this much in common; a rare natural beauty, a scarcity of people traffic and noise, a preponderance of greenery, fresh air, and fine food and [...]

Could the Maldives be your personal paradise?

Could the Maldives be your personal paradise?

It doesn’t take much research to get an overwhelmingly positive sense of the Maldives. In fact, typical reviews from holiday-goers are so loaded with superlatives, you can be left wondering if every word written on the internet was commissioned by the state tourism department. But they weren’t – it’s just that most people who visit [...]

Top 5 places to celebrate Independence Day

Top 5 places to celebrate Independence Day

American Independence Day is one of the most universally celebrated events in America where the people get together and celebrate the 1776 Declaration of Independence from the British Empire. You can find yourself in many different places all over the country so here is a list of the top 5 places around the country to [...]

Honeymoon top picks

Honeymoon top picks

With the wedding season just around the corner travel agencies are choc-a-bloc with pre-hitched couples looking to make last minute adjustments and tweaks to finalise their wedding fantasies. Once the vows have been exchanged, the bouquets been thrown and some evanescent substance cheered and sipped, it’s time for the newlyweds real journey to take course; [...]

The highlights of historical Thailand

The highlights of historical Thailand

Western eyes are often guilty of ignoring the myriad achievements of the kingdoms that became modern Thailand. Perhaps it’s the complexity of power in these warring kingdoms of Siam that have left its history disregarded, or perhaps it’s simply the fact that it resisted colonisation like no other Southeast Asian nation. In the present day, [...]

Giraffe Manor: the Kenyan hotel overrun by giraffes

Giraffe Manor: the Kenyan hotel overrun by giraffes

Situated in the heart of the Kenyan bush you’ll discover the unique hotel of Giraffe Manor. Surrounded by 140 square acres of indigenous bush, Giraffe Manor may seem a little out of the way but in reality it’s only a 20 kilometres drive from Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi. The Manor – which was built in [...]

Does luxury mean novelty or isolation?

Does luxury mean novelty or isolation?

What makes a holiday stand out from any other? It’s probably a question of timing, circumstance,travel companions and above all, taste. That’s never truer than in the luxury end of the market, but what luxury travellers increasingly seem to want is not just opulent suites, glamorous destinations and extravagant restaurants serving first-class food, but holidays [...]