Category: Attractions

Photograph of the week: Don Khone Waterfall, Mekong River, Laos

Photograph of the week: Don Khone Waterfall, Mekong River, Laos

The Mekong River cascades over rocks and boulders forming the Don Khone waterfall in Don Det, 4000 Islands, Laos.  Accessed by bicycling down bumpy dirt pathways through rice paddies, past fat-bellied pigs, and sharing the narrow road with the occasional 10-year-old local on a motorbike whizzing by, this waterfall is the gateway to the famous […]

Top 10 tourist attractions in Tirol

Top 10 tourist attractions in Tirol

When looking at the best places to travel in Europe, the focus is generally on a specific city or country. Don’t forget to think regionally, as each country has such diverse regional offerings to individual visitors. As one of the nine provinces in Austria, the Tirol region is well known as a year-round destination: Winter […]

5 experiences to make your journey through Java complete

5 experiences to make your journey through Java complete

Indonesia is a country of exotic charm and rich contrasts, all of which can be seen during a holiday on the island of Java. The island is home to 60% of the Indonesian population and one of the most densely populated places in the world. Here are five recommendations for while you’re there. Borobudur This […]

Re-discovering my Cornish roots and 8 top tips for a Cornwall trip of your own

Re-discovering my Cornish roots and 8 top tips for a Cornwall trip of your own

Being half Cornish it would be fair to say I spent a fair amount of my childhood holidays in Cornwall, but only in the past few days have I really discovered it.  My parents have said it was clearly a waste of time to take a young child to all the beautiful places that I’ve visited […]

New Zealand’s number one place not to be missed

New Zealand’s number one place not to be missed

Lake Tekapo is possibly one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand. Lake Tekapo is both the name of the magnificent lake, and the name of the township tucked in at the end of it. It is nestled in the heart of New Zealand’s South Island. The colour of the lake is a memorising […]

3 stops on a road trip from Boston to NYC

3 stops on a road trip from Boston to NYC

Early October is a great time for a trip to Boston, Cape Cod, Rhode Island and New York.  The weather is likely to be all over the place – so it isn’t a busy time of year for tourists.  We had half our trip high 20s and above, a hurricane, some cooler days and then more […]

Zagreb's newest tourist attraction: the Zagreb Eye viewpoint

Zagreb’s newest tourist attraction: the Zagreb Eye viewpoint

Zagreb officially opens its newest tourist attraction today – the Zagreb Eye viewpoint – to coincide with the anniversary of the city. Located on the 16th floor of the skyscraper on Ilica 1, at Ban Josip Jelačić Square, the attraction provides stunning panoramic views of the city, including Kaptol, Gradec, the Upper and Lower Town. […]

The top 10 most photographed locations on Instagram

The top 10 most photographed locations on Instagram

With over 100 million monthly users and 40 million pictures posted daily, it’s fair to say that Instagram is a pretty powerful social media tool. So for those working in the luxury travel industry, it’s important to take note of Instagram’s trends. With that in mind, it’s time for a drumroll… The top 10 most […]

6 unforgettable luxury Sri Lanka experiences

6 unforgettable luxury Sri Lanka experiences

Sri Lanka has been creating quite a buzz in recent months. From its lush landscape and ancient monuments to its exotic cuisine and welcoming people, the mystical appeal of this island paradise means it is quickly emerging as a desirable destination for those in search of a spiritual, cultural and relaxing luxury holiday. When my […]

Family thrills aplenty in Florida

Family thrills aplenty in Florida

Florida is famous around the world as a hotspot for family tourism and 2013 is the year when things go up a notch. No doubt if you’re planning a holiday to Florida then you already know about the beaches, the weather and the great attractions. The theme parks in Florida never stop improving and there are […]

8 unusual things to do in South Africa

8 unusual things to do in South Africa

Housing some of the world’s most rare and incredible species of wildlife, not to mention a host of award-winning restaurants and beaches, your South Africa holiday will definitely not be boring. No matter where you stay in South Africa, you are bound to encounter a variety of life-defining sights and experiences, from the country’s stunning landscape […]

Top things to do in Zadar, Croatia

Top things to do in Zadar, Croatia

We all enjoy a little luxury and if we can enjoy it without breaking the bank, then all the better.  So, if you’re looking for all the charm of Florence with equally excellent food, wine and café culture but with a  much lower price tag then the place for you to go this year is […]

Oman - Muscat Chedi or Shangri-La Al Waha?

Oman – Muscat Chedi or Shangri-La Al Waha?

7 days in Oman in November – blissful memories of 2 very different 5* hotels! I’d thought before we went that this would be a less-balanced comparison having longed to go to The Chedi since Original Travel included it in their ‘Big Short Trip’ book, but actually there are great positives to both.  The Chedi […]

Light, music and ideas come to Sydney Harbour

Light, music and ideas come to Sydney Harbour

The 5th annual Vivid Sydney has officially opened with Sydney’s iconic Opera House illuminated in a stunning 3D-mapped visual feast of colour, movement, and world-class lighting artistry by Australian creative innovators The Spinifex Group. The largest light, music and ideas festival in the Southern Hemisphere, Vivid Sydney features lighting installations around the harbour foreshore, live music […]

New York's newest attraction: the world's biggest Lego model

New York’s newest attraction: the world’s biggest Lego model

The world’s biggest Lego model has been unveiled in New York’s Times Square. Made with more than 5 million Lego bricks (beating the previous biggest model by 2 million), the life-size replica of the LEGO® Star Wars™ X-Wing starfighter celebrates the upcoming premiere of The Yoda Chronicles on Cartoon Network. The model weighs over 20 kilos […]

5 beautiful hot springs from around the world

5 beautiful hot springs from around the world

Picture this: a cool summer evening, starry sky, achy feet from a long day of sightseeing and the buzzing feeling of a holiday high. A nighttime swim in an ordinary pool just isn’t cutting it for you, so why not go for something a little more au naturel? Uncover the secrets of a luxurious hot […]

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