Category: Going Out

Walk with the lions in Mauritius

Walk with the lions in Mauritius

I recently took some of our sales staff to Mauritius for an annual educational visit and our group were captivated by an amazing experience that apparently can only be encountered in three places in the world. Our team of intrepid travel advisors were treated to the thrill of walking with lions at Casela Nature Park. […]

St Tropez - top 10 'to do' list

St Tropez – top 10 ‘to do’ list

1. Club 55 – the classic place to sip Champagne and enjoy a long lunch. 2. Brigitte Bardot exhibition – visit from 23rd June to 31st October 2011. 3. Nikki Beach – perfect to people watch and lounge in the sun. 4. & 5. Wine tours – visit Chateau Minuty vineyard in the harbour for […]

Treading in the footsteps of Sherlock Holmes

Treading in the footsteps of Sherlock Holmes

I was sent down to London recently on a two day conference and tasked with finding a reasonably priced hotel close to where I was working and also finding somewhere to eat at night that wouldn’t break the bank. After several fruitless online searches I reserved a room at a small B&B by the name […]

Turkey’s forgotten natural sights

Turkey has become a popular tourist destination for Brits over the past few years. The location is only a few hours away by plane and usually offers hot, rain free summers. While many UK tourists have chosen to visit the country because of the Lira, there are many unusual locations on offer for tourists with […]

A hidden jewel of the Middle East

A hidden jewel of the Middle East

Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to visit Dubai and Abu Dhabi on a work educational trip, taking in many of the beautiful luxury hotels that provide such a strong lure to travellers worldwide. As a destination rapidly on the rise, Abu Dhabi is beginning to make significant waves in the industry, and this […]

Luxury and fried silkworms in Northeast Thailand

Luxury and fried silkworms in Northeast Thailand

Silk-weaving is a well-established, traditional craft in the rural villages of Northeast Thailand (or “Isan” as the locals call it.)  Old ladies with wizened faces sit at their antique wooden looms on a dusty floor, skillfully and painstakingly threading the most intricate of “mudmee” weft patterns into the warp. Indeed, archaeologists found the oldest silk […]

5 secrets to discovering the colonial charms of Vietnam

5 secrets to discovering the colonial charms of Vietnam

1. Secure a booking in a suite at any of the marvelous Colonial hotels across Vietnam, oozing charm and romance, warmth and comfort. The Park Hyatt in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) offers a sanctuary for work and relaxation, rooms have dark wood floors, and crisp white linen and they have an amazing spa. The […]

3 of the best North Cyprus attractions

3 of the best North Cyprus attractions

The sun drenched northern area of Cyprus is an often over looked luxury destination. The independent state is located in the eastern Mediterranean and is covered with the relics of ancient civilisations. For a first time visitor it can be hard to choose where to go and so we have whittled down the state’s attractions […]

Interview with Karen Gee, Managing Director of Journeys of Distinction

Interview with Karen Gee, Managing Director of Journeys of Distinction

Karen Gee is Managing Director of Journeys of Distinction, a specialist tour operator selling luxury escorted tours from the UK to a wide range of destinations worldwide from New Zealand to Russia and from South America to India. The company offers a very high level of customer service and Karen regularly meets with customers to […]

Top 10 places every food lover should visit

Top 10 places every food lover should visit

This might not seem the most obvious list going but here – according to Tripadvisor – are the top 10 places every food lover should visit.  Interestingly, neither New York nor London get a mention. Click on the comments and tell us where you think they’ve missed. 1. Lyon, France 2. Bologna, Italy 3. San […]

Interview with Mery Calderon, President of Kuoda Travel

Interview with Mery Calderon, President of Kuoda Travel

Mery Calderon is the founder and President of Kuoda Travel, a tour operator that pioneered private luxury travel in Peru. Born and educated in Cusco, she is an expert in the Andean region and has shown countless guests the majesty of Machu Picchu and the warmth of Peruvian culture. After growing up in her mother’s […]

Rio's top 5 fine dining restaurants

Rio’s top 5 fine dining restaurants

The Hotel Cipriani Restaurant, Copacabana Palace, Avenida Atlantica Back in the 1920s, when Brazil was a favoured retreat for Hollywood stars and European royalty, there was only one place to stay for the jet-set holidaying in Rio: the Copacabana Palace. This beautiful Art Deco hotel, while now dwarfed by newer buildings, still stands out on […]

A life of leisure at Wild Dunes

A life of leisure at Wild Dunes

Sunrise on the Isle of Palms brings the calls of seagulls and sandpipers, backdropped by gentle waves lapping the soft sand. Before long, those tunes of nature are accented by the squeals of kids running across the beautiful swaths of sands, screaming in delight as they dart in and out of the water and plan […]

Top 5 activities for a luxurious trip to Istanbul

Top 5 activities for a luxurious trip to Istanbul

Istanbul is a bustling city with something new and exciting for every day of the week.  There are so many options, that it sometimes be overwhelming to choose what to do to make the post out of your time in Istanbul.  These are our top 5 suggestions for the ultimate luxurious vacation to Istanbul exploring […]

10 hidden gems for wining and dining

10 hidden gems for wining and dining

Tripadvisor has released its ’10 hidden gems for wining and dining’. Making the shortlist are the following: 1. Enoteca de Belem, Lisbon, Portugal 2. La Vineria Bollicine, Sorrento, Italy 3. Chez Marcel, Paris, France 4. Voyager Estate, Margaret River, Australia 5. The Wine Cellar, Willemstad, Curacao 6. Rust en Vrede, Stellenbosch, South Africa 7. La […]

Interview with Camilla Shaughnessy, Founder of EventfulStays.com

Interview with Camilla Shaughnessy, Founder of EventfulStays.com

Camilla Shaughnessy is the founder of EventfulStays.com, a UK accommodation website which specialises in mid- to high-end home stays available for short term lets searchable by event. Camilla enjoyed the echelons of senior positions in corporate life before establishing her own consultancy firm in 1994. She went on to launch Eventful Stays in December 2010, […]

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