Category: Regions

Cherry blossom season in Washington D.C.

Cherry blossom season in Washington D.C.

Right now is one of the most festive seasons in Washington D.C. No, it is not because of the current presidential race, or even because it is spring. It is most admired because of the beautiful cherry blossom trees. From approximately late March, until early/mid- April, these cherry blossoms can be seen throughout the nation’s (US) […]

Photograph of the week: Civita di Bagnoregio

Photograph of the week: Civita di Bagnoregio

This is a photograph of Civita di Bagnoregio which is an Italian hill town about 2 hours north of Rome. The picture does not do justice to this town that has been in existence for 2,500 years. There are no more than 20 people living there now, but more coming back all the time. The […]

6 secret places to visit in Namibia

6 secret places to visit in Namibia

Few people can name anywhere they might want to holiday in Namibia, except perhaps the dunes at Sossusvlei and Etosha’s mighty salt pan. Maybe then the whole country is a secret, and to a degree that’s true. Despite the fact its currency, the Namibian Dollar, is at parity with South Africa’s Rand, so it offers […]

Sniffer cats to replace dogs in airport security trial

Sniffer cats to replace dogs in airport security trial

Sniffer dogs are having to step aside for their feline counterparts at a Papua New Guinea airport and, if trials are successful, we could soon be seeing sniffer cats – rather than sniffer dogs – at airports all over the world. It has long been known that cats have in the region of 200 million […]

Suite of the week: Reunion Resort 2500, Reunion Resort, Orlando, Florida, USA

Suite of the week: Reunion Resort 2500, Reunion Resort, Orlando, Florida, USA

Suite name: Reunion Resort 2500 Location: Reunion Resort, Orlando, Florida, USA Size of accommodation: 11,700 sq ft Cost per night: from £1,155 per night What makes it special: Reunion Resort 2500 is unlike any other vacation home, intricately designed throughout with 13 unique themed bedrooms and various other extraordinary facilities, perfect for the larger family group. Set in the […]

Photograph of the week: Grand Place, Brussels

Photograph of the week: Grand Place, Brussels

Sadly, Brussels has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately, but hopefully the city can bounce back from terror just like other cites such as London and Madrid have done in the past. Pictured is one of the city’s main attractions – the main plaza in the heart of the Old Town, […]

Top 4 new luxury hotel openings in 2016

Top 4 new luxury hotel openings in 2016

A number of new luxury hotels are opening in 2016, from Japan to Italy to the Caribbean to Hawaii. Although there are many tempting options, my clients are particularly interested in the following, which I consider the top 4 luxury hotel openings of 2016: 1. Amanemu: now Open A new Aman Resort is cause for […]

4 ways to enjoy the best of Napa Valley

4 ways to enjoy the best of Napa Valley

The Pacific Highway road trip is growing in popularity as a great way to discover the West Coast of America. From San Francisco to Los Angeles, you can take in the finest of great city living, national parks, and of course some of the best wine regions in the world. One of our highly recommended […]

A guide to the vibrant scene of West Hollywood

A guide to the vibrant scene of West Hollywood

It goes without saying that there’s much more to West Hollywood than a few iconic letters on a hill. A sunny shopping Mecca brimming with gourmet chefs, cutting edge cocktail bars, and glamorous architecture to match, West Hollywood is truly home to the stars and a destination that takes holiday indulgence to new extremes. Shop […]

Top 10 bars in Edinburgh

Top 10 bars in Edinburgh

Whether it’s a cool café come wine bar, an underground speakeasy, or a luxury hotel with Prosecco on tap, Edinburgh is full of incredible places to enjoy a drink or two. With an offering to challenge cities such as London and Paris, you don’t need to go far to come across some of the best […]

The two places I miss after leaving the Rainbow Nation

The two places I miss after leaving the Rainbow Nation

I left my birthplace of South Africa many years ago. From the vast expanses of both inner and outer surroundings, to the quaint and laid-back life of the Cinque Terre. It was a choice of love: Not for a man but for a place: Monterosso! Since then a new place has entered my heart, but […]

7 of the best and most luxurious safari lodges in India and Sri Lanka

7 of the best and most luxurious safari lodges in India and Sri Lanka

Few people realise that the Indian subcontinent contains some of the world’s best wildlife destinations. From elephants to bears, leopards to tigers, and an array of exotic birds, a luxury safari to India or Sri Lanka is sure to excite even the most experienced of enthusiasts. Getting as close to nature as possible and staying […]

3 perfect family holidays to Canada's West Coast

3 perfect family holidays to Canada’s West Coast

As the world’s second largest country, Canada is definitely not lacking family adventure destinations. With grizzly bear safaris, ski slopes and more, Canada is the perfect place for family fun, especially those who love outdoor activities. This first hand guide and travel tips to the west coast will no doubt give you a fun and […]

Chiang Mai's best luxury afternoon teas

Chiang Mai’s best luxury afternoon teas

Afternoon tea is a great way to experience some of Chiang Mai’s luxury hotels without actually staying there. Sit adjacent to rice paddies or dine by the river; four of Chiang Mai’s most beautiful hotels are waiting to enchant your tastebuds. The Four Seasons Scattered amidst 32 acres of rice fields, jungle, pools and lakes, […]

The world's best all-inclusive resorts

The world’s best all-inclusive resorts

If you are an enthusiast of luxury then you’ll know the only way to go is all-inclusive. Although it may cost a little extra, opting for an all-inclusive plan ensures that no stone is left unturned in your quest for the perfect holiday. From bounties of delicious cuisine to various exclusive perks, you will feel […]

Bon bini to Bonaire - my top 5 to dos

Bon bini to Bonaire – my top 5 to dos

Bonaire, which is part of the ABC islands, is an underwater paradise and an unblemished jewel. Though many might expect to find the country’s most valued treasures deep within the sea, explorers will be pleased to know that a wealth of bounty awaits them above water too. Prepare to journey with me  to a well-preserved […]

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