Category: Attractions

The magical burning waterfall that is Eternal Flame Falls

The magical burning waterfall that is Eternal Flame Falls

I was surrpised not to have stumbled upon this one before and apologise to those readers that already know about it, but whilst recently browsing the Web I came across the magical Eternal Flame Falls.  This is a double dose of nature in all its glory… a waterfall that happens to pass over a slight natural [...]

4 magical ways to celebrate a French Christmas in style

4 magical ways to celebrate a French Christmas in style

It’s that time of year again and preparations are underway for the season’s biggest festivity, Christmas. As well as being a time of great merriment, in France it’s also a time for festivals, fireworks and Father Christmas. Here we round up 4 places where you can enjoy a piece of the festive action. Vaux-le-Vicomte Château, [...]

The top 3 luxury excursions in Moscow

The top 3 luxury excursions in Moscow

The typical image conjured when ‘Russia’ is mentioned is most likely not that of luxury and comfort, but why so? Let’s face it – the Russians know how to do luxury properly, with one of the most decadent histories, with Tsars, summer palaces, and the largest collection of Fabergé eggs in the world; it would [...]

Interview with Michael Frye, Founder of British Heritage Chauffeur Tours

Interview with Michael Frye, Founder of British Heritage Chauffeur Tours

Michael Frye, founder of British Heritage Chauffeur Tours, is one of those lucky people who has been able to enjoy two vastly different professions. For twenty years he was one of the principals of the London Symphony Orchestra, where he had the honour of meeting Stravinsky, and performing with musicians as diverse as Herbert Von [...]

6 amazing bucket list destinations in Western Australia

6 amazing bucket list destinations in Western Australia

West Australia is known as the sunniest State in Australia and it’s huge, taking up about one third of the whole country. There is no best time to go, because the seasons of the north are vastly different to the south, and when the north is too hot to handle then the Mediterranean climate of [...]

Special feature: Palm Beach Hotel & Bungalows, Larnaca, Cyprus

Special feature: Palm Beach Hotel & Bungalows, Larnaca, Cyprus

Arriving on a late flight into Larnaca, we stayed at the Livadhiotis Hotel in the town centre. Not only was this ideal for a late arrival, being just a few minutes from the airport, but it also put us well placed right in the heart of the town centre. Larnaca is a harbour town with a [...]

A stunning underground oasis in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

A stunning underground oasis in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

If you’ve ever ventured inland on Yucatan Peninsula, you may have noticed a distinct lack of major rivers in the area.  This is because the prevailing rock type is porous limestone and the water makes its way into a network of underground channels and caverns. There are in fact thousands of freshwater sinkholes in the [...]

The 5 best places in France for luxury travel

The 5 best places in France for luxury travel

When thinking about luxury destinations, France is one of the foremost locations to consider. The country has some of the best places to visit that could have been custom made for the very purpose of just relaxing, watching the world go by and soaking up the wonderful surroundings. You never know you may just fall [...]

5 steps to the ultimate romantic London getaway

5 steps to the ultimate romantic London getaway

Ah a romantic break in London… what better way could there be to enjoy some valuable time with your loved one? Many of us dream of such a getaway, and it isn’t as hard to arrange as you might think. In fact, if you follow a few essential steps you can thrill your special someone [...]

The world’s highest commercial bungy jump

The world’s highest commercial bungy jump

Around 200 km to the west of Port Elizabeth, South Africa lies an attraction without comparison – the world’s highest commercial bungy jump at Bloukrans bridge. ‘Adrenaline pumping’ and ‘exhilarating’ are two expressions often used to describe the ultimate in bungy experiences, along with a few understandable choice expletives when conquering this monster of a [...]

Special feature: The Feversham Arms Hotel and Verbena Spa, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, UK

Special feature: The Feversham Arms Hotel and Verbena Spa, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, UK

Helmsley was a part of North Yorkshire we weren’t familiar with prior to our recent stay at The Feversham Arms Hotel and Verbena Spa, but it is a pretty market town in the heart of the North York Moors National Park, with an eclectic mix of interesting shops, galleries, pubs and cafés. The hotel lies [...]

Diving with sharks in the Atlantic

Diving with sharks in the Atlantic

Many new and exciting activities have come about in the last few years in South Africa, but none more exciting than the advent of shark diving in the chilly blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Hundreds of people flock to the small town region of Gansbaai on a daily basis to experience the ultimate adrenaline [...]

Top tips for the ultimate luxury theatre break in London

Top tips for the ultimate luxury theatre break in London

Few cities in the world are as renowned for their theatre as much as London is. With beautiful hotels, world-class restaurants and sightseeing galore, there are also few places that are as exciting a destination for a luxury theatre break. Here are our tips for planning the perfect theatre break in London. Choose your style [...]

Experience the Vatican like never before

Experience the Vatican like never before

Travellers can now experience the Vatican like never before thanks to Dark Rome’s new Official Partnership with the Vatican Museums. As one of the world’s most famous attractions with 5 million visitors annually, the Vatican now offers sightseers the opportunity to explore without typical touring dilemmas. Arrivederci to long lines, limited hours and crowded Sistine [...]

5 top tips for family breaks in Jersey

5 top tips for family breaks in Jersey

Just an hour’s flight away from most UK airports, Jersey’s a perfect destination for a short break over the half term. Here are a few tips on what to see and where to stay if you’re travelling with kids in tow. Go wild Take your little monkeys to see the newest addition at Durrell Wildlife [...]

Special feature: Wentbridge House Hotel, Wentbridge, West Yorkshire, UK

Special feature: Wentbridge House Hotel, Wentbridge, West Yorkshire, UK

We have just returned from a lovely stay at the four star Wentbridge House Hotel in the village of Wentbridge (close to Pontefract) in West Yorkshire. We’d arrived quite late but were greeted with a beautiful Junior Suite offering ample space for a family, and with all manner of in-room extras including a half bottle [...]

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