Category: Going Out

Short stay: Riverdene Lodge, Shamwari Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Short stay: Riverdene Lodge, Shamwari Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Having stayed at the wonderful Long Lee Manor on the Shamwari Game Reserve, we moved on to the reserve’s family friendly Riverdene Lodge accommodation. Many game reserves won’t allow any children at all until a certain age, but what makes Riverdene Lodge unique is that kids of all ages are welcome – and extremely well catered for – and […]

Short stay: Long Lee Manor, Shamwari Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Short stay: Long Lee Manor, Shamwari Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Having taken a short flight from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, we were taken by our driver to the Shamwari Game Reserve where we were to spend the next few nights, leaving the industry of PE with its ’mechanical giraffes’ (cranes that looked very much like giraffes) behind and passing the Maitland sand dunes as we departed this […]

5 wonderful treasures to be found in Pittsburgh (yes, Pittsburgh!)

5 wonderful treasures to be found in Pittsburgh (yes, Pittsburgh!)

The city of Pittsburgh has a long proud history dating back centuries. Thanks to its unique geography and three rivers – Pittsburgh became a center for coal and steel production during the Industrial Age of the 19th century mill workers and miners that labored to make the city great left behind a strong work ethic […]

Top 5 things to do in Taos, New Mexico

Top 5 things to do in Taos, New Mexico

New Mexico is known for gorgeous lighting with epic sunsets of red, orange and purple blazing through the sky.  Vast open spaces dotted with cedar trees, juniper, and sage brush in varying shades of green framed by mountains make you feel as though you’re in a painting.  Adobe architecture against bright blue sky, and the smell […]

Top 10 reasons why now is the perfect time to visit Tallinn, Estonia

Top 10 reasons why now is the perfect time to visit Tallinn, Estonia

The first time I visited Tallinn was approximately 10 years after Estonia regained its independence in 1991. My impressions were that although it had excellent Slavic cheekbones it was still on the verge of becoming a major tourist destination. After last month’s visit, I’m here to report it has finally “verged” with flying colors. Below […]

Private jets - the epitome of travel

Private jets – the epitome of travel

For those who seek privacy, spectacular service and bespoke travel at its best, the world of private jet vacations is paving the way for a new age of adventure. Luxury travel is changing and with boutique bliss, undiscovered territory and sublime air travel from Presidential Private Jet Vacations now is the time to be whisked […]

5 experiences not to miss on the Turks & Caicos' 'Provo'

5 experiences not to miss on the Turks & Caicos’ ‘Provo’

The Turks and Caicos Islands. You’re imagining scenes of white sand beaches and warm, turquoise waters. And you’d be right. There’s a reason why Grace Bay Beach has won countless “best beaches in the world” awards. But don’t be so blinkered (like I was)! There is so much more to these islands, as I discovered […]

9 reasons to book a private tour of Morocco

9 reasons to book a private tour of Morocco

Visiting Morocco on a private 4×4 tour has increasingly become the popular way to see Morocco in the last few years. Of course, many people still prefer other options: join a group tour or rent a car and/or DIY. However, booking a boutique or luxury tour of Morocco grants you the exclusive use of a […]

3 nights in Cape Town and 10 things to do

3 nights in Cape Town and 10 things to do

On a recent trip to South Africa, we had three nights in Cape Town before heading out to the Eastern Cape for a safari experience at the Shamwari Game Reserve.  Cape Town has to rank as one of my favourite cities in the world – it offers so much variety and here is a whirlwind […]

Short stay: Table Bay Hotel, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa

Short stay: Table Bay Hotel, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa

The 5-star Table Bay Hotel, a Sun International property set on the breakwater wall of Cape Town’s historic Victoria & Alfred waterfront, is a contemporary architectural treasure with 329 rooms that either overlook the bay to Robben Island, where Nelson Madela was for a long time famously imprisoned, or – as in the case of […]

Charleston’s top 3 decadent dining experiences

Charleston’s top 3 decadent dining experiences

It’s southern hospitality at its very finest. Spoken with a soft southern drawl, luring you in with irresistible temptations just sinful enough to delight all the senses. This is Charleston, jewel of the lowlands and capital of culture south of the Mason-Dixon line. Voted top city in the world by Condé Nast Traveler for three […]

Recipe of the week: Giant jaffa cake

Recipe of the week: Giant jaffa cake

This giant jaffa cake has been designed by two Michelin star chef, Michael Wignall in collaboration with Café Football’s executive chef, Brendan Fyldes. The dessert is perfect for football-themed birthday parties or for those who simply love the delicious combination of sweet orange jelly coupled with the crunch of bitter dark chocolate. Enjoy! Ingredients Orange […]

Mexico: East vs West

Mexico: East vs West

Mexico. A country with a vibrant soul and colourful contrasts; Mexico has much to offer – whichever coast you choose. Whether it is the sun-soaked eastern coastline dripping with Mayan history or the laid-back-luxe vibe of the Baja California facing the Pacific Ocean; choosing between the two could be one of life’s sweetest travel dilemmas. […]

A few sacred places in Paris where you can listen to music

A few sacred places in Paris where you can listen to music

There are only a few sacred places in Paris where you can only occasionally listen to some music in a historical surrounding. La Sainte-Chapelle, located under the Conciergerie, where Björk gave once a live performance, usually hosts concerts during the New Year period and it’s a very good occasion to enter this mystical place during […]

3 superb boutique accommodations to enjoy in the UK

3 superb boutique accommodations to enjoy in the UK

Restaurants with rooms are great, offering relative luxury, peace and quiet and top-notch food.  We have learnt recently that this is a superb way of taking a weekend break in the UK without breaking the bank but ensuring really good R&R time in very comfortable surroundings and without too many other people.  To get a good […]

Photograph of the week: Lake Tangra Yumco, Tibet

Photograph of the week: Lake Tangra Yumco, Tibet

Lake Tangra Yumco is a beautiful natural creature in Tibet that frequented by millions of nature lovers throughout the year. One of the key attractions of Lake Tangra Yumco is its water that changes in three different colours in a day. Coupled with the mountainous range along the lake, the region is the best place […]

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