Category: Attractions

Hakone, Japan

Japan’s best otherworldly landscapes

It is no exaggeration to describe Japan as an otherworldly place; getting lost in translation in its eclectic culture or submerging yourself in its myth-rich hinterlands is part of Japan’s draw for the curious traveller. Add to that rare culinary delights and out-of-this-world hotels, and that draw becomes irresistible. Here we’ve picked our favourite places […]

Top 6 things to do in Taipei

Top 6 things to do in Taipei

Taipei surprised me as a very interesting and entertaining city. Taipei was not in the popular destination category for tourism. They have just started showing up their beauty and culture around the world. With their street food, organised city and lovely nature, more and more tourists are being attracted to this city. They have Chinese […]

Top tips for visiting Sri Lanka

Top tips for visiting Sri Lanka

Did you know that Marco Polo once wrote that Sri Lanka was the finest island he had ever seen? Ever since the 12th century until present day, Sri Lanka has remained a popular exotic island country which is descended upon by travellers each year, especially during the peak holiday seasons. Visiting Asia’s tropical paradise is […]

Photograph of the week: Flamingos at Molentargius Saline Regional Park, Sardinia

Photograph of the week: Flamingos at Molentargius Saline Regional Park, Sardinia

It’s not just the tourists that flock to Sardinia each year, leaving flushed by the summer sun. Large colonies of spectacular pink flamingos are now a regular sight along the lagoons of Molentargius Saline Regional Park in Cagliari where thousands come to nest and raises their young in the lagoons. Oristano on the west coast […]

8 vegan luxury experiences in Porto and the Douro Valley

8 vegan luxury experiences in Porto and the Douro Valley

In a region that is known across the globe for fine wines, Port and creative cuisine, but not perhaps for plant based and vegan friendly luxury, we were excited and intrigued to head for Portugal and research our 8 vegan luxury experiences in Porto and the Douro Valley. The Yeatman The Yeatman is the first […]

5 of the best art stops in New York, USA

5 of the best art stops in New York, USA

The ‘City That Never Sleeps’ is infamous for countless reasons, from the iconic Statue of Liberty to the indulgent pastrami sandwiches from Katz’s Deli. Besides its vivacious nightlife and mouthwatering cuisine, New York City also attracts tourists from all over the globe with its thriving passion for the arts, earning it the title of cultural […]

The most remarkable Spanish UNESCO Sites

The most remarkable Spanish UNESCO Sites

Spain has the third highest number of UNESCO sites of any country in the world, with only China and Italy beating it by a few sites each. They include some of the most famous European monuments and instantly recognizable Spanish icons, from the spectacular Alhambra to Gauds fantastical Barcelona creations. There are other special places, […]

10 Provencal activities not to be missed!

10 Provencal activities not to be missed!

Holidays are about relaxing, but that doesn’t mean sitting around sunbathing all day long. Provence is such an incredibly varied region and we are spoilt for choice when it comes to the range of activities available. From cooking to mountain biking, there is something for everyone in this most glorious area of France. Cookery classes […]

Wonders of the Lake District World Heritage Site

Wonders of the Lake District World Heritage Site

In 2017 the Lake District joins the likes of the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China and the Grand Canyon in enjoying World Heritage Status. Whilst these are great monoliths, the Lake District is a petite natural wonder, filled with its very own network of hundreds of miles of hand built stone walls, mausoleums, […]

8 highlights on the Big Island of Hawaii

8 highlights on the Big Island of Hawaii

The Big Island of Hawaii from the sea floor to the top of Mauna Kea is 33,500 feet. That is one big volcano. More surprising is the diversity of things to do on the Big Island as it has almost every climate zone on the planet in over 4,000 square miles of land mass. Beaches […]

9 secrets of Spitsbergen

9 secrets of Spitsbergen

What a difference a century makes. In the early 1900s, Spitsbergen and the Arctic regions were spoken of with awe and a fair amount of fear. Only the world’s greatest explorers dared take on the northern reaches in the hunt to find the Northeast and Northwest Passages first, and of course the North Pole itself. […]

5 of the most scenic ziplines around the world

5 of the most scenic ziplines around the world

Zip lining is a thrilling experience, offering spectacular views of unique destinations. When deciding where to take your next super speed experience, consider a location with an unusually fantastic view through unexpected terrain. Vast gorges, mountain tops and turquoise water add a secondary depth to an already exhilarating adventure. Dragon’s Breath in Labadee, Haiti Only […]

5 great reasons to visit Phuket, Thailand

5 great reasons to visit Phuket, Thailand

As the biggest travel destination in Thailand, Phuket encapsulates both the good and bad sides of Thai tourism. While overcrowded beaches and rowdy bars are part and parcel of resort towns like Patong, scratch beneath the surface and you’ll discover a whole other, unspoiled side to this island. From trying traditional Thai experiences, visiting secret […]

5 places in Italy with amazing mosaics

5 places in Italy with amazing mosaics

Italy’s museums and churches are full of incredible masterpieces: oil paintings, sculpture, centuries-old frescoes, and more. But mosaics, in particular, are a unique and durable art form steeped in history. Mosaics are made of colored stones or glass (often with a gold leaf sandwiched between two layers) therefore vibrant colors can last many centuries and resist […]

Special feature: Stargazers, St. Mawes, Cornwall, UK

Special feature: Stargazers, St. Mawes, Cornwall, UK

After a lengthier-than-expected 12-hour drive (we faced a lot of congestion around Bristol), we were immediately put at ease when we arrived at our accommodation in St. Mawes on Cornwall’s Roseland Peninsula, greeted by the words “Relax – it doesn’t get much better than this” above the entrance. We were staying at a beautiful property […]

Mount Everest Base Camp to get a luxury hotel, helipad, restaurants and a museum

Mount Everest Base Camp to get a luxury hotel, helipad, restaurants and a museum

Conquering Mount Everest is at the top of most adventurers’ wish-list. But now even the less adventurous are flying into the base camp on day trips and even enjoying champagne breakfasts there. Although there are actually two base camps at Everest, it has traditionally been the one situated in the south, on the Nepalese side, […]

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