Category: Regions

Another New Zealand hidden secret: Kaikoura Lavender Farm

Another New Zealand hidden secret: Kaikoura Lavender Farm

Kaikoura is a sleepy New Zealand seaside town, located two hours north of Christchurch. It is a popular stop among tourists when driving either north or south, down the east coast. Kaikoura has a lot to offer and is known for its spectacular whale watching, and very own seal colony. One beautiful location you just [...]

So what really happened to Malaysian Airlines flight MH370?

So what really happened to Malaysian Airlines flight MH370?

As the days continue to pass since Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 went missing, a number of theories have been put forward, ranging from a possible hijacking to somewhat more far-fetched ideas such as alien abduction. During this time, you can’t help but feel for the families of those involved and what they must be going [...]

Top 6 cities to enjoy in mainland Europe

Top 6 cities to enjoy in mainland Europe

Spring is coming and Europe is ready for visitors to enjoy the milder climate, beautiful blooms and longer days. It’s the perfect time to head to the continent, whether it’s for an expansive Grand Tour or just a shorter stopover. Let’s have a look at some of the top six most gorgeous – and often [...]

The luxury of a Masai Mara bush home

The luxury of a Masai Mara bush home

The Masai Mara is sadly known for the over crowding which happens in the Mara Reserve during July and August. Of course if you know the right person to ask they will be able to point you in the direction of more luxurious options in the private conservancies around the Masai Mara which offer exclusive [...]

Top 8 places to enjoy Spring in London

Top 8 places to enjoy Spring in London

Spring is a fantastic time to visit London. The days are longer and brighter and there’s often plenty of sunshine, despite the longstanding references to ‘April showers’. There’s a great atmosphere as residents come out from hibernation and start looking forward to Summer. Take a look at our top eight destinations for springtime London. 1. [...]

The world’s tallest, fastest, steepest waterslide

The world’s tallest, fastest, steepest waterslide

The world’s tallest, fastest, steepest water-slide – taller than the Niagara Falls – is nearing completion in the Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark, located in Kansas City, KS. Due to launch with the seasonal re-opening of the park in late May 2014, ‘Verruckt‘ (which translates from German to ‘insane’ in English) is approximately 17 storeys high [...]

The Mayflower Grace opens in Washington, Connecticut

The Mayflower Grace opens in Washington, Connecticut

This month, Grace Hotels formally takes over the Mayflower Inn & Spa in Washington, Connecticut following an extensive refurbishment. The property, now named the Mayflower Grace is also introducing an impressive new dining restaurant – ‘Muse’ by highly acclaimed Grand Chef Relais & Château Jonathan Cartwright. Muse specialises in international food and wine, drawing on [...]

Photograph of the week: Sunset at Koh Kood, Thailand

Photograph of the week: Sunset at Koh Kood, Thailand

Yet another beautiful sunset experience during a family trip to Koh Kood. A small Island in Thailand where tourism hasn’t had its full impact yet. The waters here are crystal blue and filled with corals and fishes as well as white sand, a great spot for anyone who wants to snorkel dive or even free [...]

Photograph of the week: Sunset in Paris

Photograph of the week: Sunset in Paris

From the Westin Vendôme, along Rue de Rivoli, the sun sets just behind the Eiffel Tower, beyond the Ferris Wheel of the Tuileries Garden. On nights with light cloud cover, it produces a beautiful palette of bright oranges, yellows, purples, and blues. It is a mesmerizing yet appropriate way to end a Parisian day. Thank [...]

History’s home in Hanoi: the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel

History’s home in Hanoi: the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel

A sing-song “Bonjour Madame“caught me somewhat by surprise. This is Hanoi, Vietnam’s hectic capital, and the redolent heart of old French Indo-Chine.  And, I’m at the Metropole. Some 10 minutes later, I am wrapped up in a checked woolen blanket, drinking vin rouge by the swimming pool. Festive Christmas lights twinkle over-head.  The air is [...]

Interview with Magali Déchelette, Founder and CEO of Family Twist

Interview with Magali Déchelette, Founder and CEO of Family Twist

Magali started her career as a management consultant, which gave her the opportunity to work abroad, especially in London and China. In both countries, she became aware through talking to various people about how difficult it is for families to travel to Paris, her home city. This gave her the idea to found Family Twist, [...]

Top 10 tips for your first trip to Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Top 10 tips for your first trip to Newcastle-upon-Tyne

If you have ever seen an episode of Geordie Shore, or a documentary about hen and stag weekends, you may well have been left with completely the wrong impression of Newcastle. There is a seriously sophisticated side to this city. Whether you are here on business trip, to see a sporting event, concert, or just [...]

Dog-lovers: top tips for your luxury British getaway

Dog-lovers: top tips for your luxury British getaway

There is nothing like enjoying the splendour of the English countryside with your four-legged companion by your side. However, sometimes it can be difficult for dog-lovers to know where to find luxury that both pet and owner can enjoy. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of our top must-have travel accessories and favourite dog-friendly boltholes [...]

Rajasthan: a glimpse inside the glamorous Oberoi Rajvilas

Rajasthan: a glimpse inside the glamorous Oberoi Rajvilas

The Oberoi Rajvilas makes for the perfect base in which to explore the exotic Indian city of Jaipur, and is arguably one of the finest resorts in Rajasthan. There are not many hotels in the world where check-in involves an elaborately painted elephant and fragrant shower of rose petals, but the Oberoi Rajvilas does not [...]

Top 5 villas in Southeast Asia

Top 5 villas in Southeast Asia

Whether standalone or privately owned as part of a larger development or a resort, multiple-bedroom villas are all the rage for summer holiday bookings and ideal for family, a group of friends, or to host special occasions. For those who have a kid or two, simple hotel rooms or suites just do not bring the [...]

3 great casino resorts close to NYC, not in Atlantic City

3 great casino resorts close to NYC, not in Atlantic City

Gaming in New York State is limited to slot machines but if you’re feeling lucky and want to hit the jackpot or roulette tables, there are plenty of casinos to choose from close to the Big Apple. Atlantic City is probably the first thing that comes to mind but did you know there are some [...]

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