Category: Regions

5 of the best family friendly activities in Wellington, New Zealand

5 of the best family friendly activities in Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington is a vibrant and culturally rich city with much to discover. From divine dining to quirky art and decor, there’s so much to look forward to when you visit Wellington. While adults may be mesmerised by the lively aura of this metropolis, children, the tougher critics may need a little more convincing. To help […]

Special feature: Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK

Special feature: Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK

Just before Christmas we decided to have a short getaway in North Yorkshire, staying at the Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, a small country hotel just a few miles out of Scarborough. Not only was this my first time in this part of the country – despite it being only about 3 hours’ drive from home […]

Photograph of the week: Bandos Island in the Maldives

Photograph of the week: Bandos Island in the Maldives

This image is from Bandos Island in the Maldives. The idea was to create an image that showed a simple yet traditional element of the Maldives, but which also captured the beauty and diversity of the marine life beneath the surface. It also shows a very different view of the Maldives, not the obvious white […]

Chicago’s top three hotels for luxurious fun on the Magnificent Mile

Chicago’s top three hotels for luxurious fun on the Magnificent Mile

Three of Chicago’s luxury hotels are situated on the Magnificent Mile’s prime location of Water Tower Place. They have world class spas and attractive swimming pools plus excellent restaurants. They are located above or across the street from some Chicago’s finest shopping venues and two acclaimed theaters: the LookingGlass Theater and the Broadway Playhouse.  The […]

Sicily:  a tantalising combination of food, wine, history and culture

Sicily: a tantalising combination of food, wine, history and culture

It is hard to think of anywhere that food, wine, ancient history and culture can be found in such abundance as in Sicily, from its cities right down to the smallest villages. Every season offers chances to participate in ‘sagre’ local festivals, to taste local delicacies, enjoy cultural events in ancient Greek amphitheatres, admire colourful […]

Family adventures in Indonesia

Family adventures in Indonesia

As a mother of three curious children myself, I know that keeping them happy and engaged is the best recipe for a successful holiday. If you are planning to escape en famille this year, a holiday to Indonesia provides the most wonderful experience for everyone; and with the best weather between April and October, it […]

10 great reasons to take a luxury Kenya safari in 2015

10 great reasons to take a luxury Kenya safari in 2015

Kenya has taken an absolute battering recently and we feel so sorry for the guys out there, just trying to make ends meet. Terrorists are very active everywhere in the world and the terrorist threat in Kenya has recently dropped to almost nil. Kenya has so much to offer the luxury safari enthusiast and it […]

Suite of the week: Villa Hibiscus at the BodyHoliday Resort, St. Lucia

Suite of the week: Villa Hibiscus at the BodyHoliday Resort, St. Lucia

Suite name: Villa Hibiscus Location: BodyHoliday Resort, St. Lucia Cost per night: from $3,200 per night What makes it special: Sentence): Villa Hibiscus is a beautiful, secluded, colonial style house with infinity edge pool and a unique view on the Caribbean Sea that can accommodate up to 10 people; just a 2 minute walk from the award winning BodyHoliday Resort […]

5 trends in luxury vacations for 2015

5 trends in luxury vacations for 2015

Luxury travel has long been the epitome of finely curated and cultured experiences around the globe. Affluent journeying is the hallmark of exceptional encounters swathed in sophistication, excellent cuisine, and out of the ordinary adventures in far away lands. No longer is luxury vacationing simply about all-inclusive cocktails sweltering beside the pool, it’s being replaced […]

5 of the best high-in-the-sky travel experiences

5 of the best high-in-the-sky travel experiences

Dubai, Chicago, New York, Orlando, Shanghai… A solid top 5 must-visit list, and home to some the highest and sought after attractions. Being on top will always be en vogue! How do you rival an Orlando Disney World experience? What’s it like to stand atop a glass floor from 100 storeys high? How much adrenalin […]

5 luxurious activities in Barcelona

5 luxurious activities in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most attractive cities in Europe for travelers. Its Mediterranean character and gastronomy, the spectacular architecture of Gaudi, the sea and its beaches or the famous soccer team FC Barcelona makes Barcelona more than just a lovely town. Barcelona changed (a lot and for the good!) with the opportunity of the Olympic […]

Recipe of the week: Prawns ceviche

Recipe of the week: Prawns ceviche

This is a simple, fresh and flavourful dish, traditional in Central and South American cuisine. A light dish that can be enjoyed as an appetizer, as a party hors d’oeuvres or as an afternoon snack. Shrimp is quickly cooked, finished with fresh lime and orange juice, spiked with a dash of ginger and jalapeño− you […]

Tokyo: tourism, temples and... toilets!

Tokyo: tourism, temples and… toilets!

The toilet seat in my hotel bathroom lifts as I approach it. It’s warm when I sit down, and it flushes itself once I’ve finished. The lid even closes by itself afterwards should I forget. Yet, despite all this self-automation, I am not exaggerating when I say there are 15 different buttons to control the […]

The best alternative activities in Las Vegas

The best alternative activities in Las Vegas

Although Las Vegas is known as a gambling mecca, it is also a city which boasts many other fun activities too. It is a place which caters for any type of traveller, whether you are someone who likes to stay up all night partying or prefer to curl up with a good book. We’ve drawn […]

Best African sundowners to enjoy post-safari

Best African sundowners to enjoy post-safari

There is nothing like coming back from the dusty exhilaration of a safari to watch the sun dip majestically below the horizon with a chilled beverage in hand. From lagers to liqueurs, Africa serves up sundowners that are uniquely their own and sitting on a lodge deck or relaxing at the campsite for a sunset […]

Top tips to finding quality mountaineering off the beaten track           

Top tips to finding quality mountaineering off the beaten track           

The dream of climbing to the top of a mountain, exerting your physical capabilities to the max and indulging in the privileged view you have earned, is a dream shared by many. There are many mountains in the Alps but for some reason there are only a few that ever get on the bucket list […]

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