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5 tried and tested items from our latest trip

5 tried and tested items from our latest trip

You could be forgiven for thinking this is some idyllic paradise in the Maldives. Sadly, it was somewhere much colder! The scene you see is in fact sunrise at Beaver Sailing Club, not a million miles from the not-so-picturesque town of Goole in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Our sons were there for some sailing […]

The 5 best restaurants of Rio de Janeiro

The 5 best restaurants of Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, “a cidade Maravilhosa”, latest host to the Fifa World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games, is home to some of the world’s best restaurants, serving up local Brazilian dishes, exotic tropical foods, and gastronomic fusions that will blow your tastebuds’ mind. Some of the most delicious foods on offer are the Brazilian […]

9 interesting facts about Antarctica

9 interesting facts about Antarctica

Why the heck would you head to Antarctica? Most of us get our fill of snow and ice at home, thank you very much. Isn’t that all there is to see around the South Pole? As it turns out, not even close. Antarctica and the nearby islands are part of an amazingly vital ecosystem that […]

5 breathtaking activities to experience in Malindi and Watamu in Kenya

5 breathtaking activities to experience in Malindi and Watamu in Kenya

Kenya coast is one of the most sort-after vacation destinations in the world; it scores high on world travel awards as a frontier beach destination due to its clear and clean white sandy beaches. The warm climate there attracts lots of travelers during winter seasons. Luxurious accommodation around this area include; Lion Under the Sun, […]

7 extraordinary ways to enjoy a luxury adventure in Iceland

7 extraordinary ways to enjoy a luxury adventure in Iceland

Extraordinary landscapes have already cemented Iceland’s place as an adventurer’s paradise. But while plenty of countries have glaciers and mountains, or even active volcanoes, there are few destinations that can boast as many incredible and rare experiences, all in one place. From heli-hopping across unreachable mountaintops or walking in lava chambers, to diving between tectonic […]

5 gorgeous photo locations in the Tuscan countryside

5 gorgeous photo locations in the Tuscan countryside

The beautiful countryside of Tuscany, Italy is a popular subject for glossy travel magazines, wall calendars, and coffee table photography books. When we start working with travelers at Italy Beyond the Obvious, we always ask how Italy won the jackpot for their dream trip. Quite often, the answer includes a desire to see the iconic […]

5 of the best restaurants in the Lake District

5 of the best restaurants in the Lake District

Spring in the Lake District is a time of transition and awakening. And it’s a particularly good time of year to enjoy its world-class cuisine. Yes! Cumbria has become quite the foodie mecca and is now home to 4 Michelin-starred restaurants and a vast array of award-winning, artisan foodie products. Recently nominated for World Heritage […]

7 Asian holiday destinations that will take your breath away

7 Asian holiday destinations that will take your breath away

Holiday tastes change with the seasons. Only a month or two ago, we couldn’t wait to hit the piste, curl up in-front of a blazing log fire, or sit in an outdoor Jacuzzi surrounded by snow. But now, as the weather starts to show signs of improvement, we’re ready for some sun. And no continent […]

Chiang Mai's 5 quirkiest attractions

Chiang Mai’s 5 quirkiest attractions

Chiang Mai, in Thailand’s lush and hilly north, is a popular destination for cultural and outdoor activities. The city has around 300 Buddhist temples and a rich history spanning 700 years as well as an abundance of options for getting out and enjoying the countryside. What this charming city also has is a idiosyncratic side […]

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11 places to see street art around the world

The term ‘street art’ was coined during the 1980s, when graffiti began to transcend spray-can tags, becoming a specialised craft. Much of the artwork is unsanctioned, but communities around the world have begun to see the value in these visual bursts of life. We’ve compiled some of our best recent street-art discoveries across the globe, […]

9 of the best tea rooms in Paris

9 of the best tea rooms in Paris

While Paris is world renowned for its café culture, it is the salons de thé which have drawn aristocrats and royalty for over a century. Fortunately, many of those luxurious tea rooms remain today while modern proprietors have begun to introduce new ideas in the world of Parisian tea rooms. This being potentially the most […]

London's 5 best afternoon teas

London’s 5 best afternoon teas

Afternoon tea is a British institution. It is the perfect opportunity for a friendly catch up, a family outing or a pit stop between shopping and theatre. Here is our selection of London’s best offerings – from edible art pieces, to bottomless “gin teas” – perfect for those who want to experience tradition with a […]

Special feature: Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel, Elounda, Crete

Special feature: Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel, Elounda, Crete

I have visited both the islands of Greece and the mainland on many occasions over the years, but this latest trip was in fact my first time on Crete, the largest of the Greek islands. I was also delighted to be travelling with my family (my wife, my son aged 9 and my daughter aged […]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Valentine's Day

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Valentine’s Day

In need of some ideas for what to buy him this Valentine’s Day? With this year’s round-up of Valentine’s gifts for him, we have everything from video glasses that will enable you to see what your drone (or other device) sees to more traditional gifts such as the luxurious fragrance from Amouage. Happy shopping! BeFree […]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Valentine's Day

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Valentine’s Day

Struggling for inspiration of what to buy this Valentine’s Day. Don’t worry… help is at hand!  Here we’ve compiled 10 ideas for your travelling Valentine – from the utterly practical (who knew you could buy a lamp to help combat jet lag?) to the downright stylish… Peggy embroidery pant from VIX Paula Hermanny Light and airy, […]

Special feature: Aman-i-Khas, Ranthambore, Rajasthan, India

Special feature: Aman-i-Khas, Ranthambore, Rajasthan, India

Once we had cleared the sprawling madness of the city of Gurgaon, which took an hour and a half, the remainder of the six-hour drive from our hotel to southern Rajasthan was surprisingly pleasant, albeit long, crossing through open expanses of agriculture and the rolling hills of the Aravali Range, along with the occasional quaint […]

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