Category: Regions

5 unique luxury stays in Britain for 2014

5 unique luxury stays in Britain for 2014

It’s a New Year and what better way to start 2014 than experiencing something fresh and new. This year, why not look beyond the tried and tested luxury hotels and bed down somewhere different. The home of eccentricity, we’ve scoured the breadth of Britain to give you our finest selection of the country’s unique and […]

6 great wine regions in Australia

6 great wine regions in Australia

Visiting vineyards, tasting the vintages and, on many estates, enjoying a superb meal in an on-site and often al fresco restaurants, is one of the great pleasures of a visit to Australia. Whether you are focussing on a trip to one particular region, or planning a broader itinerary, hopping from place to place, the chances […]

5 great places for snorkelling and diving in the Western Caribbean

5 great places for snorkelling and diving in the Western Caribbean

Its Caribbean cruising season and what better time to look at the finest destinations this beautiful region has to offer for underwater exploration.  The Caribbean offers some of the most relaxing and indulgent holiday experiences imaginable but when you feel like getting up from your sun lounger and trying something a little more active, the […]

Photograph of the week: Shaft of light on a 1,000 year old Buddha in Burma

Photograph of the week: Shaft of light on a 1,000 year old Buddha in Burma

This photograph was taken at Bagan, Burma. At the right time of the day the light streams through this window and onto the heart of this 1,000 year old Buddha. Compassion is a central precept of Buddhism. A filter was employed to prolong the exposure, in this case 3 seconds. Bagan and its 4,000 temples […]

10 challenges with style

10 challenges with style

I have a birthday looming. It got me thinking about how, as travellers, we all deal with getting older so differently. Some of us give in gracefully and willingly to the draw of ever more comfortable hotels with good food and wine. Nothing wrong with that to my mind! However there are others who, as […]

Top 10 luxury hotel kid-friendly perks

Top 10 luxury hotel kid-friendly perks

A list of the top 10 luxury hotel kid-friendly perks might sound strange at first. Aren’t 5-star hotels for couples, rather than kids and families? Think again–even some of the most luxurious hotels you can imagine now offer kid-friendly services and amenities, helping make it a true vacation for mom and dad, not just a […]

The beginners’ guide to Meribel

The beginners’ guide to Meribel

Nestled in Les Allues Valley, the resort of Meribel has claimed a central location in the world’s largest ski area Le Trois Vallees. Founded by a group of English businessmen and experienced skiers who wanted to create a resort in France similar to those that existed in Austria and the Swiss Grisons it is known […]

5 top tips to make your first family cultural trip to Paris a real success

5 top tips to make your first family cultural trip to Paris a real success

It is not easy organising holidays abroad and finding activities which will make everybody happy. The whole family is enthusiastic but each member wants something a little bit different. Arthur, five years old, is after loads of fun and is desperate to see the Eiffel Tower. But his sister Mary, who is nine, would like […]

Adelaide - a hot city for 2014

Adelaide – a hot city for 2014

Adelaide, South Australia’s capital city, has been named a ‘top 10 city’ to visit in 2014 by Lonely Planet – the only Australian city to be included. The city is described as “effortlessly chic – and like a perfectly cellared red, it’s ready to be uncorked and sampled”. This is a city with a great al fresco vibe, year round festivals and […]

What's on in south-west Germany in 2014

What’s on in south-west Germany in 2014

Now that a New Year has begun, it’s a good time to look ahead and see what events are taking place around the world. Whether you love wine and food or prefer fast cars and the open road, then south-west Germany may just be the place for you. Fancy staying in a real castle, complete […]

Pop-up restaurant in Winnipeg brings new meaning to 'cool dining'

Pop-up restaurant in Winnipeg brings new meaning to ‘cool dining’

For the second year running Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada is offering diners a ‘cool’ new dining experience.  Pop-up restaurant, RAW: Almond has been built on the fork of the frozen Assiniboine & Red Rivers in the centre of Winnipeg for a short Winter season between the 24th January and 13th February 2014. The restaurant is the […]

Top 10 holiday rental destinations in 2014

Top 10 holiday rental destinations in 2014

Revealing its predictions of the 10 best holiday rental destinations in 2014, AlphaHolidayLettings.com believes that owners and agents letting holiday properties in Europe are in for a prosperous year with no fewer than seven European destinations dominating the top ten. However, based upon 2013′s visitor enquiry and booking trends, Dubai, a city renowned for its year-round sunshine, luxurious […]

Photograph of the week: A frosty morning in the Canadian Rockies

Photograph of the week: A frosty morning in the Canadian Rockies

Waking up to a sunrise like this on a frosty morning makes getting out of bed a little easier. The majestic Canadian Rockies in Western Alberta offers some of the most picturesque views of nature’s grand design. Bordering two wildlife corridors, Silvertip Resort in Canmore not only offers mountain range views, quite possibly of some […]

4 ways to make your dream trip to Rio 2014 a reality

4 ways to make your dream trip to Rio 2014 a reality

32 teams, 12 venues, 28 days. If you’re a football fan you’ll know what these numbers mean instantly. At the time of writing, there are currently 184 days to go until the first Rio 2014 kick-off. Where will you be when the first whistle blows? Will you be at home watching the games on your […]

The ultimate bucket list - part 1

The ultimate bucket list – part 1

No matter how long or short they may be, everyone has a list of things they want to see or do before they die. From skydiving to travelling around the world in a caravan, there are endless goals to achieve before kicking the bucket. To help get you started, we’re compiling the ultimate bucket list. […]

Top 5 beaches in Barbados

Top 5 beaches in Barbados

Barbados sits quietly on the southern corner of the Lesser Antilles and is in fact the easternmost island in the Caribbean. The different coasts of the island offer different types of beach with sandy coasts sitting next to crystal clear seas to the rocky, rugged Atlantic side where you’ll find surfers and naturalists. Here are […]

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