Category: Regions

5 reasons for a  Galapagos vacation with kids

5 reasons for a Galapagos vacation with kids

In terms of do-ability and safety, a Galapagos Islands family vacation is easily achievable for most households. Plus, such a getaway can have a powerful and lasting influence on kids. Notwithstanding the concerns about traveling with children to the seemingly remote Galapagos Islands in Spanish-speaking South America, there are a number of more powerful reasons […]

5 African beach paradises you never knew existed

5 African beach paradises you never knew existed

For many of us, paradise equals sunshine, sand, and surf. Cocktails and sunsets are an added bonus. Sun seekers typically head to the Caribbean or Southeast Asia for such pleasures, but if you really want a sublime beachside experiences, and especially one where you’re likely to have the beach to yourself, you need to consider […]

Top 5 Easter holiday ideas for families

Top 5 Easter holiday ideas for families

Sadly the Summer holidays are approaching an end and the nation has the prospect of the cooler winter months ahead. Therefore I think there is no better time to plan some exciting activities and family adventures for some of the next big holidays in 2018 to look forward to. The sheer pleasure of knowing you […]

Top 5 luxury hotels in the Zanzibar archipelago

Top 5 luxury hotels in the Zanzibar archipelago

Forget Mauritius, in recent years it’s Zanzibar and its surrounding islands that have emerged as the go-to location for luxury travellers looking to kick back by the Indian Ocean. But searching online for the perfect hotel can be overwhelming at first. The area isn’t short of hotels by any means. From backpacker lodges to the […]

Ananta Legian Hotel

Accommodation choices for your Bali holiday

A common question we’re frequently asked from travellers that are visiting Bali for the first time is whether to stay in a hotel or book a private villa. So if you’re in the midst of planning a holiday to Bali, it’s worth considering your options first before booking your accommodation. Here’s our quick rundown on […]

Autumn in Andalusia, a gourmand's getaway

Autumn in Andalusia, a gourmand’s getaway

There are many reasons to travel Andalusia in September and October, after the searing summer sun begins to pale, the crowds slowly dissipate, and the hillsides awaken from their summer dormancy for something of a second spring with a burst of colour. But for active culinary enthusiasts, autumn in Andalusia holds a more specific allure, […]

Top 10 tastes of Banner Elk

Top 10 tastes of Banner Elk

Banner Elk is situated in North Carolina, through the Appalachian Mountains, serving not only as a picturesque getaway, but as a culinary hot spot. Local cuisine, chef created delicacies and a vast selection of flavors have been infused into the small, quaint town, paving way for a shockingly robust culinary scene. Banner Elk Cafe With multiple […]

4 unique Big Island spa experiences

4 unique Big Island spa experiences

Nothing like a beach breeze and flowing palm trees to make you relax during a spa treatment. On the Big Island of Hawaii, there are four venues that are unique in their approach, and worth your time to get the ‘aaahhhh’ factor. As our explorations revealed, sometimes bigger is not better as some of the […]

A perfect day in Italy's Dolomites mountains for ages 2 - 72

A perfect day in Italy’s Dolomites mountains for ages 2 – 72

Located in Italy’s northeast corner just a few hours north of Venice, Italy’s Dolomites mountains are known for spectacular scenery and a distinct culture that seems more Swiss or German than Italian. When we work with self-described scenery junkies at Italy Beyond the Obvious, the Dolomites are one of the first places we recommend. In […]

Villa 1880 Batu Belig

6 unique holiday villas in Bali that offer something extra special

Bali is home to an abundance of holiday accommodation in all shapes and sizes, with everything from budget hotels to 5 star hotels and resorts. The often popular accommodation choice, however, is to rent a luxury villa in an area best suited to your type of trip – and there’s plenty of villas in Bali, […]

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Where to ski in Canada

On foot, the scenery in Canada is enough to make your jaw drop. From high altitudes, carving up the slopes with the wind in your hair will take your breath away. Expert skiers can test their limits with a seemingly endless supply of fresh powder and plenty of opportunities to ski bowls, head off-piste and […]

5 of the best beaches in the Lake District

5 of the best beaches in the Lake District

The beaches along the Lake District’s western shore are sandy and shingle jewels waiting to be discovered. Whilst there may not be lifeguards and bright shops selling inflatable toys, pack your bucket and spade and enjoy a Lake District beach holiday. From seals watching to sunset horseback rides; dog walking to paddling. Lake District beaches […]

5 great reasons to visit Siem Reap, Cambodia

5 great reasons to visit Siem Reap, Cambodia

As the gateway to the spectacular Angkor Wat, Siem Reap is Cambodia’s most popular tourist destination – but this bustling resort town has so much more to offer than just this ancient palace. With a thriving culinary scene that includes both traditional Khmer food and modern, stylish restaurants, luxurious hotels and buzzing nightlife, you can […]

5 eating experiences in the Napa Valley you must try

5 eating experiences in the Napa Valley you must try

The Napa Valley is an absolutely stunning area – and it is food and wine heaven! I have been obsessed with California Chardonnays since leaving there – and before I went, I thought that I didn’t like Californian wine! These days Napa Valley food receives as much attention as their amazing wineries. A few tips […]

Khiva - view of Ichan Kala

7 great reasons to travel to Uzbekistan

Why would anyone want to visit a landlocked country in the middle of the Central Asian desert? Uzbekistan answers this question many times over; against a backdrop of piercing blue skies its stunning architecture will amaze, fabulous shopping and cultural opportunities will excite and your hosts will be some of the most welcoming people you […]

The 5 best luxury hotels on the Big Island of Hawaii

The 5 best luxury hotels on the Big Island of Hawaii

No matter where you travel from, Hawaii is a pretty long journey. After all that travel, many people just prefer to park at one beautiful property/resort and be able to soak up the rays, the surf and dine on local delicacies. Here are the best properties on the Big Island that fit that purpose of […]

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