Category: South America

The world's most beautiful city

The world’s most beautiful city

The world’s most beautiful city was discovered on 1st January 1502 by the Portuguese fleet led by Pedro Alvares Cabral. Thinking that the impressive entrance was the mouth of an enormous river, they called it the River of January, but it is, in fact, a massive bay, Guanabara Bay. When you are distracted by the […]

From buccaneering pirates and smugglers to a boutique hotel industry?

From buccaneering pirates and smugglers to a boutique hotel industry?

Piracy and smuggling has long been a pastime of the local Raizal population of Colombiaís Old Providence Island. In the 17th Century the infamous Welsh buccaneer Sir Henry Morgan used this remote island in the Western Caribbean as a base to raid the Spanish empire, sacking cities such as Cartagena and Panama City in the […]

Interview with Helen Howitt, Co-Founder of Sheepskin

Interview with Helen Howitt, Co-Founder of Sheepskin

Helen Howitt is co-founder, with her partner Adam, of Sheepskin, a small collection of unique holiday properties located in inspiring landscapes throughout the UK. Prior to forming Sheepskin, they both worked in international product development. They left corporate life to pursue a love of travel and a passion for discovering beautiful and unusual places. Some […]

5 of the most wonderful sites for bungee jumping

5 of the most wonderful sites for bungee jumping

Most people go on holiday for rest. However, there is a group of tourists who do not seek rest, but thrills on their holiday. This type of person seeks a large injection of adrenalin, of which bungee jumping provides probably the biggest dosage of any sporting activity. Bungee jumping is the kind of activity that […]

Interview with Mery Calderon, President of Kuoda Travel

Interview with Mery Calderon, President of Kuoda Travel

Mery Calderon is the founder and President of Kuoda Travel, a tour operator that pioneered private luxury travel in Peru. Born and educated in Cusco, she is an expert in the Andean region and has shown countless guests the majesty of Machu Picchu and the warmth of Peruvian culture. After growing up in her motherís […]

Rio's top 5 fine dining restaurants

Rio’s top 5 fine dining restaurants

The Hotel Cipriani Restaurant, Copacabana Palace, Avenida Atlantica Back in the 1920s, when Brazil was a favoured retreat for Hollywood stars and European royalty, there was only one place to stay for the jet-set holidaying in Rio: the Copacabana Palace. This beautiful Art Deco hotel, while now dwarfed by newer buildings, still stands out on […]

3 of the best luxury Amazon cruises

3 of the best luxury Amazon cruises

When you think of the Amazon, you picture exotic forest and wild animals. But what are the next images that come to mind? No electricity, no warm water? Lots of heat, dirt and bugs? How can you avoid all these discomforts and travel in style in such an extraordinary destination? Three words: luxury Amazon cruises. […]

The magic of the Iguacu Falls

The magic of the Iguacu Falls

Are you are looking to visit somewhere special in the world? Somewhere that takes your breath away, and leaves you speechless? Somewhere where God has intervened to present nature at her most fearsome and beautiful? Somewhere to remind man that although he can build castles and palaces, on the earth and in space, he can […]

3 great reasons to visit Colombia

3 great reasons to visit Colombia

Colombia has recently sprung onto to the tourist circuit, surprising, delighting and surpassing the expectations of all who visit there. The country has a wealth of natural beauty, including lengthy Caribbean and Pacific coastlines, jungle, rainforests, mountain ranges and many other unique awe-inspiring ecosystems that are home to a plethora of endemic wildlife. The†central Andean […]

Interview with Philip Hamilton-Grierson, Marketing Director at Cox & Kings

Interview with Philip Hamilton-Grierson, Marketing Director at Cox & Kings

Philip has worked at Cox & Kings since 1993. Having travelled extensively in South America, Africa and Europe, both before and after University (Edinburgh), he had caught a severe case of the travel bug and he joined the company as a Latin America tour consultant. He was only supposed to be there as a two-week […]

Interview with Emyr Thomas, Founder and Director of Bon Vivant

Interview with Emyr Thomas, Founder and Director of Bon Vivant

Emyr Thomas is the Founder and Director of Bon Vivant, a concierge and lifestyle management service based in London with global coverage. Bon Vivant is aimed at people with insufficient time to manage their lives who want to regain control of their time, access an insiderís knowledge and expertise, and enjoy exclusive treatment andcomplimentary benefits. […]

Interview with John Dixon, Chairman and Managing Director of Prestige Holidays

Interview with John Dixon, Chairman and Managing Director of Prestige Holidays

John Dixon is the co-founder, Chairman and Managing Director of independent tour operator Prestige Holidays and has worked in luxury travel for over 40 years.†Prestige Holidays is celebrating its 22nd year in the luxury travel market and is †known for its quality holidays, excellent personal service and strong attention to detail.†The company features four and […]

Top 10 cosy beachside hotels

Looking for something cosy and with a beach on your doorstep? Then you’re in luck as Tripadvisor have just shared their top 10 cosy beachside hotels. Making the list are hotels from all over the world so, without further ado, here you go: 1. Breakfast on the Beach Lodge, Waiheke Island, New Zealand 2. Utopia […]

2011 Summer holiday hotspots according to Great Hotels of the World

2011 Summer holiday hotspots according to Great Hotels of the World

In a bid no doubt to build awareness for its members, Great Hotels of the World has revealed its holiday hotspot predictions for Summer 2011 based on searches made on their site. 1. Tenerife, Spain The Canary Island of Tenerife is a firm favourite with holiday makers and continues to be one of the most […]

Interview with Jack Sarvary, CEO of Itinerie

Interview with Jack Sarvary, CEO of Itinerie

Jack Sarvary is the co-founder and CEO of Itinerie, a flash-sale startup. Itinerie expands on flash-sale sites like Jetsetter and Vacationist by offering full luxury vacation packages, rather than just hotels. All of these luxury one-week packages are fully private and include all accommodations and transportation to 2-4 destinations in a single Latin American country. […]

Interview with Andrew Dunn of Scott Dunn

Interview with Andrew Dunn of Scott Dunn

Andrew Dunn is the Founder of Scott Dunn which he started as a luxury ski company in 1986 and which has since become a tailor-made tour operator of luxury holidays around the world. What is it that you do exactly? If Iím not going to our London office, Iím up by 6.45am and drive my […]

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