Category: South America

The 3 most luxurious cruise routes for the super rich

The 3 most luxurious cruise routes for the super rich

We’re all aware that cruising is one way to have a sensational vacation. But there is cruising… and then there is luxury cruising. If you didn’t think six-star quality existed you’d be wrong, because the luxury that can be found on some of the highest end cruise ships have it ready and waiting for anyone […]

One of the great wonders of the world

One of the great wonders of the world

The Meeting of the Waters (Encontro das Aguas in Portuguese) is a natural phenomenon which occurs near the city of Manaus in the Amazon. Two massive rivers, the River Solimôes (Rio Solimôes) and the River Negro (Rio Negro) meet near the city; they meet but do not mix. The River Solimôes is the chocolate river and the […]

The most exotic and unusual city in the world

The most exotic and unusual city in the world

Manaus, the capital of the Brazilian state of Amazonas, is going to be one of the host cities for the football World Cup in 2014. For the footballers who visit the city at that time, even the Brazilians, this will be a whole new experience. Local conditions mean any teams having their matches here will […]

Luxury adventures in Patagonia

Luxury adventures in Patagonia

When it comes to truly dramatic landscapes, unhinged wilderness experiences and exploration through stunningly remote scenery, Patagonia trumps the lot. From the jagged peaks of Torres del Paine to the beautiful Tierra del Fuego National Park, travelling to South America’s final frontier is a must for any intrepid traveller wanting to experience the ultimate ‘great […]

A new way to see the Amazon

A new way to see the Amazon

This November saw the unveiling of a new eco jungle-lodge in Peru’s Tambopata National Reserve. Hacienda Concepcion is the second property under the byInkaterra name, the sister brand to pioneering Peruvian ecotourism company Inkaterra Hotels. byInkaterra launched in 2010 to offer travellers to Peru a more immersive, guesthouse-style experience of the country, without compromising on the […]

Save up to $200 on your next luxury South America vacation

Save up to $200 on your next luxury South America vacation

If you’ve been pondering a trip to South America but haven’t yet made the commitment, now is the time. SA Luxury Expeditions is offering a special seasonal discount on all its South America vacation packages. Travellers can save $100 on excursions that cost $1,000 or more, and up to $200 on excursions that cost $2,000 […]

Special feature: FB Collection

Special feature: FB Collection

I have recently been lucky enough to acquire a number of items from the FB Collection.  Founded by Harry Brantly and Max Leese in Rio de Janeiro in 2005, this beachwear collection exudes quality and style.  Among the collection are beautiful, brightly-coloured (£85) or patterned (£95) linen beach towels. These towels are so soft and […]

The ultimate luxury vacation in Buenos Aires

The ultimate luxury vacation in Buenos Aires

Luxury is always the perfect touch to add to any vacation. Whether you’re on your honeymoon or simply like to splurge and enjoy stress-free, exclusive holidays, you can only bet on the best; the best hotels, best restaurants, best shopping, and more. Buenos Aires, Argentina, is the ideal destination to indulge in all that lavishness […]

The results of the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2011 are in...

The results of the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2011 are in…

Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards, ranking the best cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, hotels, and resorts worldwide. The awards appear in the November issue (on newsstands from 18th October 2011) and are derived from the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice survey. This year, a record 28,876 readers […]

Interview with Luke Powers, Managing Direct of Africa Bespoke

Interview with Luke Powers, Managing Direct of Africa Bespoke

Luke Powers is a passionate traveller, always keen to explore new destinations. But mostly he enjoys exploring his own back yard: greater Cape Town. He loves a slow road trip on backroads, with plenty of time to meet the locals and take loads of photos. He lives in Cape Town and revels in every detail […]

10 unique luxury hotels you’ll never forget

Tripadvisor recently published ’10 unique luxury hotels you’ll never forget’.  Strangely, it’s just a list – albeit with pictures – but with no explanation as to what, precisely, makes each one memorable.  For what it’s worth, though, I’ve reproduced their list below. Please post a comment and tell us what hotels you think are unforgettable… […]

A luxury trip to Machu Picchu

A luxury trip to Machu Picchu

24th July of this year marked 100 years exactly since Yale man and National Geographic explorer Hiram Bingham puffed and sweated his way up to the jungle-covered ruins of Machu Picchu. A century later, travelers who want to take in this true wonder of the world aren’t limited to explorer-style bivouacking; rather, there are now […]

Top 3 luxury hotels in Cusco

Top 3 luxury hotels in Cusco

Machu Picchu is one of the most spectacular sites in the worlds, so it is only fitting that your trip to the ancient Incan citadel should compare in class. Luckily, the city of Cusco, where many visitors base themselves before and after their Machu Picchu tours, is flush in 5-star accommodations. Here are some recommendations to help you […]

Photograph of the week: Playa Vik Jose Ignacio

Photograph of the week: Playa Vik Jose Ignacio

This week’s image is of the pool at Playa Vik Jose Ignacio. It is a 75-foot cantilevered pool of Uruguayan black absolute nero granite with a fibre optic lit celestial map of the southern hemisphere that sits amidst the Lapacho, stretching out beyond the limit of the terrace and cantilevering 32 feet over the beach […]

Top luxury hotels for holidays in Brazil

Top luxury hotels for holidays in Brazil

From stunning country haciendas to slick city hotels, Brazil today has a huge range of luxury hotels for you to enjoy on your Brazil holidays, whether you want to enjoy style and luxury throughout your holiday, or whether you’re just looking to upgrade for one particular night. The undoubted highlights of Brazil for most visitors […]

Recipe of the week: King Crab Risotto

Recipe of the week: King Crab Risotto

Ingredients: Crab shredded pulp 200 gr. “Arborio” Rice  130 gr. Minced garlic 20 gr. Chopped onion 80 gr. Olive oil 20 cc Butter  20 gr. White Wine 60 cc Zest of one lime Vegetable Broth  (Amount Needed) Emulsifield: Cubed Butter 50 gr Mascapone Cheese 50 gr. To decorate: Crab Legs 40 gr. Sliced fried “Mandioca” […]

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