Category: Africa

Elephant gets more than it bargained for in Botswana

Elephant gets more than it bargained for in Botswana

This dramatic footage was shot during an evening game cruise of the Chobe River in Botswana. A female elephant and her two babies enjoy a drink from the river… until a nasty surprise pops out of the water!  Of course, adult elephants are enormously strong and have trunks capable of tearing down trees – but […]

The most romantic restaurants in the world

The most romantic restaurants in the world

If the cliché dinner by candlelight is not enough for what you have in mind, then you might want to check out some of the most romantic restaurants in the world. For the guys, whether you are planning on the big proposal or you would like to give your woman a special date for her birthday, these are […]

Photograph of the week: Village in the Atlas Mountains

Photograph of the week: Village in the Atlas Mountains

The location for this photograph was found by chance after taking a narrow winding piste as a shortcut from the Dades to Todra gorges, south of the High Atlas range in Morocco. The recent snowfall had made the route further up impassable. At 2,500 metres Darren Lewey and his fellow travellers found the view of […]

The top 10 wine destinations to visit in 2013

The top 10 wine destinations to visit in 2013

France is not going to be happy. Remember our ’5 best wine destinations’ post a few months back?  Well, France – often regarded as one of the best wine producers in the world – was excluded from that TripAdvisor list.  And now they’ve been snubbed again, this time by Wine Enthusiast, who have declared the […]

Photograph of the week: Springbok encounter in Namibia

Photograph of the week: Springbok encounter in Namibia

This picture of a springbok was taken on the road between Swakopmund and Sossuvlei in Namibia. On this road, you notice the landscape change every 30 minutes with a myriad of amazing sightseeing opportunities. You could drive alone for 3 hours and the only thing you will see is animals such as warthog, ostrich, zebra […]

5 of the best luxury hotels in Morocco

5 of the best luxury hotels in Morocco

If the idea of wafting about in a colourful caftan as the sun sets over palm studded desert appeals, then do as Talitha Getty did and make for Marrakech. A city steeped in culture and history – where private indulgence sidles up alongside authentic local experience – it’s a city that satisfies both the curious […]

10 restaurants worth travelling for

10 restaurants worth travelling for

For many people, food is one of the defining features of a holiday. It can make or break a vacation, depending on what experience you have. But with only a limited amount of time to choose, it can often be a daunting task trying to decide where to eat. We’ve compiled a list of the best restaurants worth […]

Photograph of the week: A remote African paradise

Photograph of the week: A remote African paradise

Built on stilts in the crystal clear waters of the warm Indian Ocean amongst the mangroves, this eco-paradise is home to flocks of flamingos, tropical fish and the very rare Dugong with sunsets nothing less that breath-taking. Flamingo Bay prides itself in having an undisturbed eco-setting that is peaceful and pristine complete with a wellness […]

Morocco made easy: the Sofitel Agadir Thalassa Sea and Spa Hotel

Morocco made easy: the Sofitel Agadir Thalassa Sea and Spa Hotel

Agadir’s new kid on the block, the Sofitel Agadir Thalassa Sea and Spa, is indulgent, elegant, and oh so impressive, striking a mellow and tranquil chord against the smouldering backdrop of this dusty, Atlantic-coast city. Fresh from the exotic, piquant and chaotic haze of Agadir airport, I arrived at the cool, subtle opulence of the […]

Arriving in style - Mauritius

Arriving in style – Mauritius

Getting to Mauritius from Yorkshire was a pretty straightforward affair: train to Kings Cross, taxi to Paddington, Heathrow Express to Terminal 4 and then a direct flight with Air Mauritius. We had a window seat and adjoining seat and enough leg room to not feel too cramped. We’d deliberately booked an overnight flight and this turned out […]

Ancient Agadir: beyond the booming beach

Ancient Agadir: beyond the booming beach

Agadir is Morocco’s major south-western city, the capital of the Agadir province, and the Sous-Massa economic region. Tourism has developed in a different vein here to its popular cousin Marrakech. With a perennial climate of water, waves and sunshine, the Agadir ‘brand’ has long been associated with Northern Europeans holidaymakers, as betrayed by the concourse […]

Where's warm for a holiday in March?

Where’s warm for a holiday in March?

Working in the travel industry, January and February is our busiest time of the year, and generally speaking we avoid taking our holidays in these months. As I’ve missed out on a holiday this year, I’ve been doing some research as to where I can head to in March for the best weather. Long haul is […]

Interview with Owen Coleman, CEO of The Coleman Group Worldwide LLC

Interview with Owen Coleman, CEO of The Coleman Group Worldwide LLC

Owen Coleman is an entrepreneur and world class designer who has created and built many strategy and branding firms since his first design firm in 1966. After 30 years, he became partners with the Interpublic Group, forming the Coleman Worldwide Partnership, comprised of the finest brand design firms in 18 countries. His friendship and mentorship with those partners endures today. […]

5 of the most utterly romantic places to 'pop the question'

5 of the most utterly romantic places to ‘pop the question’

‘Popping the question’ on a trip appears to have become an increasingly popular trend. But how do you plan the perfect marriage proposal? First you need to decide ‘where’ – planning such a momentous event in your life isn’t easy so here we share 5 of the most utterly romantic places to consider. Dickenson Bay, […]

Insights into gorilla trekking in Uganda

Insights into gorilla trekking in Uganda

When looking to plan a trip to see the gorillas in Uganda, the choice can sometimes seem a little overwhelming, so I just wanted to offers some straightforward advice on what it’s like. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda is one of two places in the world where you can currently trek mountain gorillas (the other […]

The top 8 sea resorts in Morocco

The top 8 sea resorts in Morocco

Fed up with winter and looking to banish those winter blues?  Then how about visiting one of Morocco’s sea resorts?  Here we tell you the best to visit, whether you be travelling with family or as a couple, or whether you’re looking for a city break, an active getaway or a little peace and quiet. […]

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