Category: Regions

4 spectacular Croatian islands you must visit

4 spectacular Croatian islands you must visit

Croatia’s Adriatic coast glistens with natural jewels, from the crystal-clear jade and turquoise sea to the beautiful island-speckled landscape, blessed with luscious green rolling hills and stark white pebbles. The variety of island scenery is incredible. There are lavender scented interiors, world heritage towns and lively harbours framed with plush terraces and champagne glamour. Even […]

Skellig Michael, Ireland: one of Lonely Planet's top regions in the world to visit

Skellig Michael, Ireland: one of Lonely Planet’s top regions in the world to visit

Lonely Planet just voted Ireland’s Skellig Michael and the Skellig Ring region one of the top ten regions in the world travelers should visit. This mystical and hard to reach place on the edge of western Europe is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most unique and spectacular places to visit in […]

Kayaking combined with a little luxury in the Lake District

Kayaking combined with a little luxury in the Lake District

We recently tested two Sevylor kayaks on a luxury stay in the English Lake District, arriving at one of Cumbria’s finest lakeside hotels in style… by kayak! Before we get started, the first thing to mention about Sevylor kayaks is how portable they are.  Despite being quite large and robust vessels, once they’re fully inflated, […]

6 things to do in Brussels for architecture and art lovers

6 things to do in Brussels for architecture and art lovers

Brussels is not a very large city but it sure has its appeal. It is the capital of the European Union and boasts of a distinctive charm that makes it a truly intriguing location. When one thinks of fun and interesting things to do in Brussels, many options readily cross the mind; from the stunning […]

Lupo Barcelona

The top 3 premium shopping streets in Barcelona

Barcelona may not be as well known as other European cities for its shopping hotspots, but if you’re looking for some retail therapy in a beautiful setting, then the Catalan capital will definitely have something for you. From unique boutiques to big brands, including some of the best designers around, here we give you the […]

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Our pick of India’s palaces-turned-hotels

India’s succession of powerful dynasties and empires has a complex story, but each leader had one thing in common – a fondness for decadent architecture. Expensive to run and almost impossible for their builders to maintain, many of these important palaces have now been lovingly turned into befittingly opulent hotels. We’ve chosen some of the […]

Top 5 big city breaks for independently-minded travellers

Top 5 big city breaks for independently-minded travellers

Anyone reading this doesn’t need to be told where to go. On the contrary – the savvy traveller knows exactly where to go. But at the heart of it all, exploring and discovering is something we all crave when planning our holidays. Travel can refresh your senses and revitalise your take on the world, shaking […]

Luxury train travel in North America

Luxury train travel in North America

North America owes much to the early railroad companies who straddled the country back in the 19th century encountering seemingly insurmountable problems with weather and the native populations.  Today we can sit in huge comfort sipping a glass of something cool and delicious as the spectacular countryside slides by our window.  Whether you take the […]

The best things to do in Paris during Christmas

The best things to do in Paris during Christmas

Every year during Christmas, Paris welcomes visitors from all around the world: tourists, families, businesses and Parisians themselves exalt in admiration of the city’s beauty and wonders. The city of romance is transformed into a fairytale town, and takes you to magical places that you would never dream of… its traditional and popular Christmas markets, […]

Off the beaten track in Sri Lanka: the temple in the cave

Off the beaten track in Sri Lanka: the temple in the cave

Mulkirigala Caves boast a remarkable temple and monastery carved out of a large rock formation. Situated in the Hambantota district in the south of the island, this temple is a “Raja Maha Viharaya” denoting its royal beginnings and patronage thereafter. The south coast of Sri Lanka offers beautiful beaches, places of worship, wildlife sanctuaries but […]

15 unique things to do in Japan

15 unique things to do in Japan

Japan is a versatile country that holds on to its heritage while advancing in architecture and technology. This unusual combination means a broad range of adventure is at your disposal, whether you are on the mainland or one of the tropical islands. Its hospitable citizens, immaculate facilities and diverse landscapes make it an ideal destination to add […]

Ghost Tours Barcelona

5 alternative tours to try in Barcelona

With our smartphone maps and varying individual tastes, self-guided tours often serve as the way we navigate around a new city. But unfortunately, they don’t always provide the most efficient and interesting tours for new explorers. We want you to make the most of your time in any city, but especially in Barcelona. Here you’ll […]

Chiang Mai's 3 most outstanding boutique hotels

Chiang Mai’s 3 most outstanding boutique hotels

For a small city, Chiang Mai is blessed with an abundance of accommodation options for visitors. From the grandeur of five star hotels like the Four Seasons or the Dhara Dhevi, to the humblest backpacker guest house, there is something for everyone.   Boutique hotels started to appear in the city about ten years ago and […]

Christmas horse ride with herd of rhino at Ants Collection Waterberg South Africa

5 days of Christmas in Africa

Escape the Christmas Turkey. If you are looking for a change this Christmas season, why not turn off the television, kick off the snow boots, pack away the winter woollies, say goodbye to icy grey days and head for the airport. In as little as eight hours you could be in the African sunshine heading for […]

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3 of the best Greek islands for a peek into the past

The Greek Islands have something for everyone. It’s hard not to fall in love with the views, the food, the beaches, the quaint fishing villages, the people. For culture vultures though, the islands are also steeped in history. The endless monuments and ruins hold the key to a rich, interesting past and beyond the spectacular […]

6 awesome experiences to enjoy in Wichita before it goes mainstream

6 awesome experiences to enjoy in Wichita before it goes mainstream

Quick! What comes to mind when you think of Kansas? Amber grains of wheat, deadly tornados, Dorothy and Toto and that’s often the extent of it. After returning from an all-to-brief, thoroughly delightful trip there, I’m making it my mission to promote Wichita, Kansas, as one of the underrated cultural gems in the US. I […]

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