Category: Attractions

Photograph of the week: the Colosseum

Photograph of the week: the Colosseum

The Colosseum in Rome is widely considered to be one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering. This particular shot of the famous landmark was a thirty second exposure, which allowed the clouds to travel and give a sense of movement to the image.  It also makes the colours really stand out. Thank you to […]

Top 10 activities in South Australia

Top 10 activities in South Australia

Not only is South Australia home to long summers, stunning beaches and award-winning wine, it also offers a diverse range of activities. Whether exploring the ocean depths for leafy sea dragons, sharks or shipwrecks or cycling and trekking through the Outback, there are plenty of options to choose from. Here are ten top suggestions: Swimming […]

World's second ugliest building turned into luxury hotel

World’s second ugliest building turned into luxury hotel

An old communist TV tower in Prague – the Zizkov TV tower – which was voted the world’s second ugliest building, has been transformed into a (self-proclaimed) six star one-room hotel with dramatic views. At 216 metres tall, Tower Park Praha already housed a restaurant and observation deck. This latest addition of a one-bedroom hotel […]

Explore Milan’s canal district and welcome the arrival of Summer at the Festa dei Navigli

Explore Milan’s canal district and welcome the arrival of Summer at the Festa dei Navigli

While walking around the centre of Milan, it is hard to believe that the city was, in Medieval times, an important port, with a whole network of canals used to transport goods in and out of the city and the surrounding region of Lombardy.  As canals became less important as a method of transport, many […]

3 stops to see Jamaica - no problem

3 stops to see Jamaica – no problem

Picking Jamaica for a holiday was the best un-researched flight selection I’ve made so far – we had set travel dates in between work deadlines and availability for business class flights made the decision for us. This country thankfully doesn’t seem to be fully discovered however that means that there aren’t a great deal of […]

Experience India’s Thar Desert in complete luxury

Experience India’s Thar Desert in complete luxury

The medieval city of Jaisalmer lies in the heart of India’s Thar Desert, and is affectionately referred to as Rajasthan’s “Golden City”. Jaisalmer is a golden oasis in the centre of the Thar, with a backdrop of shimmering dunes that roll away as far as the eye can see. The area is home to a […]

Top 10 historical must-sees of Berlin

Top 10 historical must-sees of Berlin

Some of the biggest events of 20th Century European history have played themselves out on the streets of Berlin. If you’re a history enthusiast then there is no better place to visit. From WWI through the roaring twenties to WWII and then becoming the front line of the Cold War Berlin is packed to the […]

Top 5 secret London concierge tips

Top 5 secret London concierge tips

These tips are from Jose Pauco, Head Concierge at the luxury Milestone Hotel and a member of the Golden Keys.  As well as being a 5 star hotel concierge, Jose is also a proud Londoner who writes his own newsletter about things to do in the city which he circulates to friends and guests.  Here […]

Luxurious Louisville – adventures beyond the Kentucky Derby

Luxurious Louisville – adventures beyond the Kentucky Derby

With the storied Kentucky Derby taking place this weekend – a highbrow event as famous for its carnival atmosphere, elaborate hats and socialite attendees as it is for excitment on the racetrack – Louisville, Kentucky is enjoying its share of attention this week as a luxury destination. What travellers might not realize is that beyond the festivities […]

Singapore's newest attraction

Singapore’s newest attraction

Singapore has welcomed its newest attraction – Asia’s first and only river-themed wildlife park - offering a whole new wildlife adventure with over 5,000 aquatic and land animals representing 300 species. The 12 hectare River Safari is the newest addition to Wildlife Reserves Singapore’s portfolio of award-winning parks and will showcase animals from freshwater habitats inspired […]

The Taj Group launches its 100th hotel in India

The Taj Group launches its 100th hotel in India

The Taj Group, India’s largest hospitality group, has launched its 100th hotel in India, in the millennium city of Gurgaon. Vivanta by Taj Gurgaon is located 30km south of the capital, New Delhi, and close to Gurgaon’s business district and recreational hotspots including Kingdom of Dreams and the DLF golf course. The hotel provides an opportunity to […]

Groot Constantia - blending Olde Worlde charm with modern day passion

Groot Constantia – blending Olde Worlde charm with modern day passion

Groot Constantia is South Africa’s oldest wine farm – in existence for 328 years this year. Wine has been produced on the estate without interruption since 1685 and in fact, Groot Constantia bottles, bottle shards and bottle seals dating from as far back as 1774 have been found in far corners of the world in […]

Looking for family-friendly luxury in London this summer?

Looking for family-friendly luxury in London this summer?

London is a great place for a luxury family break, whatever the time of year, whether it be seeing a great show in the West End or indulging in strawberries and cream at Wimbledon. Here are five ideas of things happening in the capital between June and September 2013 that will prove popular with both […]

Free entry to Sandringham with Congham Hall, to mark 60th anniversary of Queen’s coronation

Free entry to Sandringham with Congham Hall, to mark 60th anniversary of Queen’s coronation

Congham Hall Hotel is offering guests free entry to the nearby Sandringham Estate, the Queen’s Norfolk retreat, to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s coronation on 2nd June 2013. The hotel, which we visited last month and which sits on the edge of the Queen’s 20,000-acre property, will give guests who book one room […]

Ideas for exploring Crete

Ideas for exploring Crete

Steeped in legends and myths, boasting spectacular mountain ranges, mile upon mile of Mediterranean beaches and a plethora of ancient sites, it’s unsurprising that visitors flock to Crete. It can become a bit of a hot and crowded affair when the visitor numbers swell during the summer months, but if you choose to go outside […]

Mysterious pink lake in Australia

Mysterious pink lake in Australia

Pictured below is the 600-metre-long Hillier Lake that can be found in a densely wooded area of Middle Island in Western Australia – one of 100 or so small islands that make up the Archipelago of the Recherche. This vivid pink lake is something of a mystery and the only one of its kind in the […]

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