Category: Regions

5 history bites about your cup of Ceylon tea

5 history bites about your cup of Ceylon tea

Ceylon tea is famous and according to most experts it is the best and the most flavourful black tea in the world.  2017 is a landmark year for Ceylon tea where 150 years ago the commercial production of tea began in Sri Lanka. Here are some nerdy history bites that you may find interesting and […]

Top 5 luxury hotel perks and where to find them

Top 5 luxury hotel perks and where to find them

There are many great reasons to stay in luxury hotels, from round the clock attentive service, lavish bathrooms with separate rain showers and soaking tubs, in-room espresso machines, and superb amenities such as Michelin starred restaurants, swimming pools, and award winning spas. And by now savvy travelers understand how to reserve these hotels with complimentary […]

5 breathtaking activities to experience in Malindi and Watamu in Kenya

5 breathtaking activities to experience in Malindi and Watamu in Kenya

Kenya coast is one of the most sort-after vacation destinations in the world; it scores high on world travel awards as a frontier beach destination due to its clear and clean white sandy beaches. The warm climate there attracts lots of travelers during winter seasons. Luxurious accommodation around this area include; Lion Under the Sun, […]

5 fabulous Denver Union Station experiences

5 fabulous Denver Union Station experiences

Denver Union Station is a must for anyone visiting the Mile High City. Recently renovated to perfection, this 1920′s train station is a bustling hub of coolness. With the brand new Light Rail Route from Denver International Airport, you can deplane and be at Union Station within an hour, hassle free. Denver Union Station, though […]

7 extraordinary ways to enjoy a luxury adventure in Iceland

7 extraordinary ways to enjoy a luxury adventure in Iceland

Extraordinary landscapes have already cemented Iceland’s place as an adventurer’s paradise. But while plenty of countries have glaciers and mountains, or even active volcanoes, there are few destinations that can boast as many incredible and rare experiences, all in one place. From heli-hopping across unreachable mountaintops or walking in lava chambers, to diving between tectonic […]

Expanding luxury horizons in Malaga, Spain

Expanding luxury horizons in Malaga, Spain

If 2016 saw a burst of luxury developments for the Andalusian port city of Malaga in Spain, 2017 is shaping up to continue apace. With a stellar increase in Michelin rated restaurants, two new world class museums in the Russian Museum and Pop-up Pompidou, increased port facilities hosting the world’s largest cruise ships, and yet […]

8 Spanish villas for the perfect Summer retreat

8 Spanish villas for the perfect Summer retreat

Is Spain your Summer destination? With its fun-loving attitude and relaxed atmosphere, it’s a great choice for those looking for stunning nature along with beautiful beaches and a vibrant nightlife. Whether you want to enjoy the Catalan vibe of the Costa Brava or you prefer to be on one of the Balearic Islands, a luxury […]

Why Canada this year?

Why Canada this year?

Canada has four distinct seasons – which includes Winter but also includes a Summer. In cities such as Montreal and Toronto you will find buildings generally come with air conditioning because the Summers are hot and humid and these switch to heating units in the winter months. And yes, as the world’s second largest country, […]

5 of the best art stops in Stockholm, Sweden

5 of the best art stops in Stockholm, Sweden

The Stockholm archipelago bounds 14 different islands, forming a network of connected neighborhoods framed by complex and calming waterways. Each district has its own distinct and captivating personality, offering cutting-edge design, Scandi fashion, vibrant architecture and culinary tradition as well as innovation. The Swedish capital is also celebrated for its rich cultural heritage, boasting three […]

5 stylish reasons to visit Portugal

5 stylish reasons to visit Portugal

The past few years A-listers (think David Beckham, Ronan Keating, Pamela Anderson…) have been flying to this tiny country to go under the radar and it is all very hush-hush. So until now, the 300 days of sunshine a year are reserved exclusively for those in the know. Portugal, unbeknownst to most is a glamorous […]

9 of the best boat tours in Latin America

9 of the best boat tours in Latin America

Spend a day on the water, and feel the sea breeze in your hair and the sun on your face. With experienced captains, you can visit spots along the coast where dolphins frolic and fish are eager to bite. Boating tours also allow you to explore as many beaches as possible — cruise up and […]

Top 7 hotels in Bolivia... 'the rooftop of the world'

Top 7 hotels in Bolivia… ‘the rooftop of the world’

Strikingly beautiful and mountainous, Bolivia has been dubbed the “rooftop of the world” due to the dizzyingly high altitudes of most of its Andean cities – altitudes that can literally take your breath away the moment you touch down. Because of these extraordinary mountainous landscapes and thick Amazonian jungles, European contact with Bolivia was impeded, […]

5 gorgeous photo locations in the Tuscan countryside

5 gorgeous photo locations in the Tuscan countryside

The beautiful countryside of Tuscany, Italy is a popular subject for glossy travel magazines, wall calendars, and coffee table photography books. When we start working with travelers at Italy Beyond the Obvious, we always ask how Italy won the jackpot for their dream trip. Quite often, the answer includes a desire to see the iconic […]

Top 5 luxury estancia experiences in Argentina

Top 5 luxury estancia experiences in Argentina

Gauchos on horseback galloping across the pampas is an iconic image of Argentina that many of us would love to witness first-hand. Their unique way of life in the rural areas of this vast country has changed very little, and the culture remains strong. In recent years, the traditional farming of sheep has taken a […]

5 of the best restaurants in the Lake District

5 of the best restaurants in the Lake District

Spring in the Lake District is a time of transition and awakening. And it’s a particularly good time of year to enjoy its world-class cuisine. Yes! Cumbria has become quite the foodie mecca and is now home to 4 Michelin-starred restaurants and a vast array of award-winning, artisan foodie products. Recently nominated for World Heritage […]

8 beautiful places to visit in Laos

8 beautiful places to visit in Laos

Laos flies below the radar for most tourists – and perhaps that’s a good thing. This little-known, landlocked country is a beautiful land of ancient Buddhist temples, tropical jungle, beautiful river cruises and softly spoken, laid-back people. It the kind of place the phrase ‘hidden gem’ was coined for, so shhhh – don’t tell! 1. Luang […]

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