Category: Regions

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6 questions and answers on extraordinary Oman

The Sultanate of Oman, on the Arabian Peninsula, is traditionally not on top of the list of popular tourist destinations around the world. This interesting country consists of desert terrain, sand dunes inhabited by Bedouins, barren mountain ranges and oases in ancient riverbeds. Oman, the oldest independent state in the Arab world,  has extended coastlines along the […]

10 of the best places to stay in Europe this Spring

10 of the best places to stay in Europe this Spring

Why wait until Summer to get away this year? The Spring can be the perfect time to get away – often that little bit quieter outside of the main season, but sometimes more enjoyable for exactly that reason. Go on… treat yourself with a stay at one of our top 10 places to stay in […]

5 wonderful Peru travel ideas (that aren't Machu Picchu)

5 wonderful Peru travel ideas (that aren’t Machu Picchu)

When Peru travel comes to mind, you could be forgiven if a trip to Machu Picchu is at the forefront of your imagination. The reasons this breathtaking Incan citadel tops so many must see lists are numerous and varied, but whilst is most worth a visit, don’t forget to take some time for the other […]

5 amazing luxury villas to visit in 2016

5 amazing luxury villas to visit in 2016

Villa holidays are the ideal choice for family getaways, providing a winning combination of privacy and independence whilst offering the high standards of service and convenience you’d expect from a luxury hotel. Ideal for large multi-generational families, groups of friends or a celebration getaway, the design of luxury villas nowadays caters for everyone in the […]

Quintessential Qatar: 3 reasons you need to go now

Quintessential Qatar: 3 reasons you need to go now

For too long Qatar has been regarded simply as a stopover destination, but more and more the world is starting realise that this desert destination is well worth leaving the airport for. Not so sure? Then our quick list of reasons to visit might just see you adding a little more time into your multi-destination […]

Walk on the wild side - Tour du Mont Blanc

Walk on the wild side – Tour du Mont Blanc

The Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) is a walking trail in the French, Italian and Swiss Alps, a 180km (112 miles) circuit of Mont Blanc, starting and finishing in Les Houches near Chamonix. The highest point reached by the standard route is 2,584m (8,478ft). Trekkers typically take eleven days to complete the circuit, give or […]

Recipe of the week: Raw coconut and lemongrass soup

Recipe of the week: Raw coconut and lemongrass soup

The fresh zest of lemongrass is a staple of Thai cuisine; creamy coconut another. This rawfood twist on a classic coconut lemongrass soup enhances flavour and preserves maximum nutrition. Easy to make with ingredients found at any grocer, it is served at room temperature and is an ideal first course conversation starter for a dinner […]

Photograph of the week: Grand Teton National Park

Photograph of the week: Grand Teton National Park

This vista which includes the Grand Teton mountain range and Mount Moran is viewed across the Oxbow bend turnout of Snake River. It is a classic view within the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming and one of many originally captured by the American photographer Ansel Adams. The Grand Teton National Park is often somewhat […]

The things I miss after leaving the Cinque Terre

The things I miss after leaving the Cinque Terre

After raising a family and living in Monterosso for 27 years, I decided it was time for  another change. This time I chose to move from the sea towards the sky, to the magnificent peaks of the Unesco Dolomites. leaving the laid back way of life of a coastal village to the more efficient German […]

Suite of the week: Alkina Lodge, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Suite of the week: Alkina Lodge, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Suite name: Alkina Lodge Location: Wattle Hill, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia Size of accommodation: Approximately 350 sq m What makes it special: Alkina Lodge is the closest luxury accommodation to the famous 12 Apostles on the Great Ocean Road, and are the only houses in the world designed by award winning architects, Glenn Murcutt and Wendy Lewin that […]

Top 5 things to do in Flagler Beach, Florida

Top 5 things to do in Flagler Beach, Florida

Flagler, Florida is a small, laid back beach town between Daytona Beach and Jacksonville. It’s a sleepy little haven with a lot of personality and color. Flagler has character and it’s fun to visit. The best way to get there is to travel Florida’s Historic Highway along A1A so you can take in pretty ocean […]

Africa's top 10 luxury  lodges

Africa’s top 10 luxury lodges

When people think of safari, basic mobile camps that mainly serve the purpose of seeing exceptional game often come to mind. However, although these mobile camps are fantastic and offer a very rustic and authentic approach, they are not the only option. A lot of safari accommodation is extremely luxurious, while maintaining the key qualities […]

Bottlenose dolphins off the coast of KwaZulu-Natal

The best places to travel to this season

Whether you’re seeking wildlife spectacles, otherworldly scenery or the buzz of a festival, there is a wide range of options for travelling to a new destination this season. We’ve listed ten of the best places to visit at this time of year to help you plan your next spring-summer adventure. Australia’s Ningaloo Marine Park While […]

10 of the best beaches in Croatia

10 of the best beaches in Croatia

Once an up-and-coming beach destination for the young, hip and well-travelled, Croatia has now become one of the most visited, coveted and desirable destinations in Europe. With over 700 islands, this archipelago in the Adriatic has fast become a must-visit hot spot for anyone who loves sun, sea and (almost) sand… Although many of Croatia’s […]

Recipe of the week: Steamed red snapper, pickled mustard greens, lime butter

Recipe of the week: Steamed red snapper, pickled mustard greens, lime butter

This is a simple, clean dish. It is inspired by the traditional Caribbean rice and peas and also showcases the greens and herbs that are grown on the island. Snapper pairs well with the rice and herbs. Preserved limes and the butter sauce brings a little luxury and richness to the dish. Ingredients 4 x […]

Experience exotic Jordan in luxe style

Experience exotic Jordan in luxe style

The best things in life often come in small packages… diamonds, chocolate truffles, and a luxury adventure trip to the country of Jordan, which is only about the size of Maine.  Yet this diminutive country packs a wallop with wonderfully diverse offerings ranging from ancient Roman ruins, awe-inspiring crusader castles, superbly preserved mosaics, vibrant cities […]

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