Category: Africa

Tanzania's undiscovered gems

Tanzania’s undiscovered gems

You’d be hard pushed to find a traveller who hasn’t heard of the Serengeti, or a luxury-lover who doesn’t know of Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. But those in the know, who’ve been visiting Tanzania for years, want the best in luxury safari holidays, not the best known. Ten years ago I lived in Dar es Salaam, […]

5 luxury swimming pools with a view

5 luxury swimming pools with a view

There was a time when a swimming pool was just a body of water in which to exercise, but in recent years, exclusive and luxury hotel builders seem to have been playing a game of one-upmanship against one another in a race to create the most amazing swimming pool imaginable. Now personally, gimmicks aside, I […]

Interview with Simon Pardoe, Director of The Healthy Holiday Company

Interview with Simon Pardoe, Director of The Healthy Holiday Company

Simon Pardoe is a director and co-owner of The Healthy Holiday Company, which owns three luxury healthy holiday brands: fitscape, destination yoga and in:spa. Established in 2003, the company is now the UK’s leading provider of healthy holidays with a selection of large private villas and boutique hotels in Italy, Spain, Morocco, France, Greece and […]

Travel your passions with Excursionist!

Travel your passions with Excursionist!

Excursionist.com is a new members only site that connects travelers with their passions by providing a menu of curated and expert-led trips around the world. Excursionist offers hundreds of once-in-a-lifetime experiences across 40 passion areas, making it easier than ever to plan unique excursions based on your personal interests. Whether you want to trek across Greenland with […]

Jean-Christophe Nager, GM at The Pavilions Phuket

Interview with Jean-Christophe Nager, General Manager, The Pavilions, Phuket

Jean-Christophe Nager is the General Manager of The Pavilions, Phuket, a 5-star luxury resort built on a hill-top on the delightful island of Phuket. A Swiss national with more than 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Jean-Christophe (JC) graduated from Collège St-Michel, Fribourg, in Switzerland in 1978 and studied photography in Montreal, Canada for a […]

The results of the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2011 are in...

The results of the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2011 are in…

Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards, ranking the best cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, hotels, and resorts worldwide. The awards appear in the November issue (on newsstands from 18th October 2011) and are derived from the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice survey. This year, a record 28,876 readers […]

Disappear to a warmer climate

Disappear to a warmer climate

This is a strange time of year, isn’t it? The weather doesn’t seem to be able to make up its mind what to do, we’ve had a combination of 29 degree temperatures swiftly followed by howling gales, pouring rain and hail storms in the last five days here in the North West of the UK. […]

Interview with Luke Powers, Managing Direct of Africa Bespoke

Interview with Luke Powers, Managing Direct of Africa Bespoke

Luke Powers is a passionate traveller, always keen to explore new destinations. But mostly he enjoys exploring his own back yard: greater Cape Town. He loves a slow road trip on backroads, with plenty of time to meet the locals and take loads of photos. He lives in Cape Town and revels in every detail […]

The Serengeti, home to the greatest army of them all

The Serengeti, home to the greatest army of them all

The Serengeti in Tanzania is the home to the largest African army on earth. Between December and March the majority of game animals of Eastern Africa are in the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation area in the Southern Serengeti in Tanzania. When the animals are grazing in the Serengeti, the animals do not look like an army. […]

The world's most expensive hotel is in the Seychelles

The world’s most expensive hotel is in the Seychelles

If money weren’t an issue, where would you be going on vacation? If you had to choose from the most expensive hotels in the world, a recent report released by Luxury-Hotels.com can help you make the decision. According to the survey, the most expensive hotel is the Maia Luxury Resort & Spa located in Anse […]

Interview with Guy Roger, President of Asiana Pearl Vision

Interview with Guy Roger, President of Asiana Pearl Vision

Guy Louis Roger is President at Asiana Pearl Vision, a boutique travel designer based in Cebu city and operating exclusively in the Philippines, focusing on high end tailor made tours and bespoke travelling experiences. Guy has an hotelier background and he has been working on senior management positions for Accor, Dusit, Pan Pacific, Le Meridien, […]

3 places that every driver should visit

3 places that every driver should visit

For anyone who loves to drive and who loves to travel, there are few holiday concepts more appealing than the long road trip. The best thing about a driving holiday is the incredible sense of freedom that comes with taking to the open road and just following the brease. It can be a daunting thing […]

Royal luxury in Morocco

Royal luxury in Morocco

It is no wonder that King Mohammed VI’s first hotel took over 1,000 craftsmen and artisans 3 years to complete the project and has already been voted one of the best hotels in the world in 2011. Since it opened in 2010, the hotel has established an exclusive clientele including royals, celebrities and politicians. Within […]

Africa's world beater: The Saxon Boutique Hotel

Africa’s world beater: The Saxon Boutique Hotel

An anticipant crowd of tourism representatives from across Africa gathered in Egypt Hall, Sharm El Sheikh on Friday 16th September 2011 to attend the Africa and Indian Ocean heat of the World Travel Awards grand tour. Government ministers, tourism board officials and CEOs of a number of leading travel brands attended the event which celebrates […]

The top 3 luxury hotels in Sharm el Sheikh

The top 3 luxury hotels in Sharm el Sheikh

Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt has become one of the most loved destinations for UK tourists. Web analyst company Hitwise claimed that it has gained more popularity online in recent months and is now the UK’s 39th most searched destination. New York remains the most searched city by UK holidaymakers. With Sharm’s rise in popularity we […]

The top 10 honeymoon destinations for couples in a muddle

The top 10 honeymoon destinations for couples in a muddle

Choosing where to go on honeymoon for many seems an enviable task but the reality can be really rather more taxing. With so many options available to the modern couple the novelty of being spoilt for choice can become quite bewildering. With this in mind I have taken a closer look at the top 10 […]

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