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Affordable luxury safaris in South Africa

Affordable luxury safaris in South Africa

South Africa is renowned globally for its safari experiences, and deservedly so.  Historically, there have only ever been a handful of truly luxurious safari destinations in South Africa, such as Londolozi, Singita, and Mala Mala, with very luxurious price tags associated with them.  These are all located in the Kruger area, which is ideal for [...]

The best baguettes in Paris

The best baguettes in Paris

Walking towards the metro with the promise of sunshine teasing me from behind a few grey  clouds, I  noticed  not one, not two but several Parisians enjoying a petite dejeuner,  a fresh baguette right out of the bag!  That vision drove me to find the perfect baguette in the City of Light, and I think [...]

Trends for luxury travel in 2014 – spirit of adventure and creative collaborations

Trends for luxury travel in 2014 – spirit of adventure and creative collaborations

In earlier posts, we predicted ‘simple pleasures and gourmet discoveries‘ and ‘local life and set-jetting‘ as luxury travel trends to look out for in the year ahead. Here we introduce the final two of our six predicted luxury travel trends for 2014, along with the finest destinations, hotels and resorts that encompass these trends. Spirit [...]

Florence the Magnificent

Florence the Magnificent

I was once told by an Italian friend, “the world is divided into two: The Tuscans and the Jealous.” Standing outside the Palazzo Vecchio I was forced to agree. There, beneath the imposing presence of Michelangelo’s David (a copy – the original was moved indoors away from the pigeons about 140 years ago ) I [...]

Top 10 islands in the world

Top 10 islands in the world

Popular travel review site TripAdvisor has come out with the results of its annual Travellers’ Choice® awards. Among them are the awards for the best islands in the world. Wonder which ones made the top 10, according to the opionions of TripAdvisor readers? Then read on… 1. Ambergris Caye, Belize Cayes For the second year [...]

Andorra hosts Cirque du Soleil events

Andorra hosts Cirque du Soleil events

Cirque du Soleil is bringing a new, free, open-air event to the Principality of Andorra in summer 2014 that is created especially for the country. Inspired by Andorra’s colours and contrasts, ‘Scalada’ is an exclusive show combining spectacular acrobatics, costumes, lighting and scenery to tell the story of one of Europe’s smallest countries. The world’s [...]

Top 3 vintage flying experiences in Britain

Top 3 vintage flying experiences in Britain

Britain has always had a proud aviation heritage brimming with heroic war stories but when it comes to great British aviation, there are three landmark vintage airplanes that are still the pride of Britain’s skies. We’ve picked out our favourite luxury flying experiences to give you a taste of the thrill and the history behind [...]

Top 5 luxury ski chalets for families

Top 5 luxury ski chalets for families

It’s no accident that half term is one of the busiest periods for the ski industry. It’s an opportunity for parents to take their children for a weeks skiing and a lot of parents do just that, creating a mini boom, mid-season. One thing guaranteed to make that week a success is a family friendly [...]

Top 5 must-see places in China

Top 5 must-see places in China

China is enormous. Even assuming that travel is limited to the eastern half of the country, the latter is larger than the whole of Europe. Getting an authentic¯ China experience can prove difficult because of its size, and the propensity to be stuck in tourist traps and mobbed by crowds. For the ultimate ‘Real China [...]

7 amazing picnic spots

7 amazing picnic spots

I’ve found that in life, efficiency and health are keys to a happy (not to mention productive) existence. This plays perfectly into my role as a cyclist and CEO. Between meetings, deadlines, training rides and other traveling obligations, sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day. This is why I’m a huge advocate for [...]

Recipe of the week: Spanish torrijas

Recipe of the week: Spanish torrijas

Torrijas, one of the South of Spain’s most undiscovered and underappreciated sweets, is a typical treat during Holy Week, celebrated each April. Big slices of day-old bread are drenched in milk that has been spiked with hints of lemon, orange and cinnamon. Then after a quick bath in beaten eggs, the bread is fried in [...]

Top 5 attractions in Belize

Top 5 attractions in Belize

Belize is probably not the number one location on your list of countries you must visit. It should be. Sitting just on the Central American east coast, Belize benefits from Caribbean temperatures and beaches on the Caribbean Sea. More than that it offers a wide range of stunning attractions which tap into the ancient history [...]

A luxury stroll through Mayfair, London

A luxury stroll through Mayfair, London

Are you visiting London in the near future? Read on for an exclusive guide to some of the best places to visit in Mayfair, the heart of the capital of the United Kingdom. Whether you are looking to undertake some luxury shopping, enjoy refreshments or to pamper yourself, Central London has all of the best [...]

Photograph of the week: Startled lion in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Photograph of the week: Startled lion in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve

This adult male lion was preparing for a cat nap when a safari vehicle approached in the distance, headlights beaming. The lion was momentarily startled and the spotlight made for the perfect photographic opportunity for those of us a few feet away. The photo was taken in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa – [...]

Top 5 Thai festivals to try

Top 5 Thai festivals to try

Depending on the time of year you choose to visit Thailand you can enjoy some of their world-renowned national festivals. Some are unique to regions whilst others are nationwide so if you’re looking to enjoy the real Thailand you should make time to indulge in one of the ones we’re looking at below. Phi Ta [...]

The most expensive ski resorts in Europe

The most expensive ski resorts in Europe

A recent survey from TravelMag.com compared all important ski resorts in Europe based on the cost of their lodging. Boasting nine out of the ten most expensive resorts on the continent, Austria and France dominate the rankings. The most expensive of all European resorts is the Ischgl resort, located in the Austrian state of Tyrol. [...]

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