Category: South America

Top 10 places to see the stars

Top 10 places to see the stars

Minimal light pollution, meteors streaking across the sky and the glow of the Milky Way. The dark skies as nature intended are becoming rarer, but as soon as you step out of the luminous cities and into the wilderness, you won’t believe your eyes as you take in over 15,000 shimmering fireballs lighting up the […]

Top 5 luxury hotels in Colombia

Top 5 luxury hotels in Colombia

A country still in its infancy somewhat where tourism is concerned, Colombia may not jump out as a luxurious destination when compared to other areas of the world. But don’t let this fool you into thinking luxury can’t be found here. The cities of Bogota and Cartagena in particular are home to some wonderful properties, […]

The top 5 bike tours in Latin America

The top 5 bike tours in Latin America

When the cold weather sets in and you’re begging to escape to warm, sandy beaches, tropical climates, and a world of adventure, consider planning one of these bike tours in Latin America. Not far from home, Latin America offers a world of innumerable pleasures, natural and man-made alike, waiting to be explored. Now, I have […]

12 luxury hotel openings to be excited about this year

12 luxury hotel openings to be excited about this year

Every year sees a great many new hotels open and 2014 is no different. The major hotel brands are reacting to the market and diversifying as it is no longer enough to offer one brand and one product. Hilton, Marriott and Starwood amongst many others have different brands to suit different market needs. Whether it […]

The 5 best restaurants for Brazilian cuisine in Sao Paulo

The 5 best restaurants for Brazilian cuisine in Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo has entered the international spotlight in recent months mainly due to the 2014 FIFA World Cup games hosted in the city. However, what many people do not know is that Sao Paulo is home to some of the most famous culinary extraordinaires and top choice restaurants in the world seeking to redefine how […]

6 of the best… places to sleep under the stars

6 of the best… places to sleep under the stars

Living in London, surrounded by artificial light at all hours, it is easy to forget the beauty of the stars above us. But Professor Brian Cox has been doing his best to inspire Britain to look at the night sky and newspapers are filled with stories of magnificent northern lights, leaving me to wonder where […]

10 of the most unique hotels in the world

10 of the most unique hotels in the world

Hotels can no longer be defined only by the amenities they provide, it has become essential to have a theme,or a place with character which defines it. Business and casual travelers alike would prefer staying at a place with history, a back story or even something as simple as furniture which defines the place. With […]

Top 10 sights to see in Brazil

Top 10 sights to see in Brazil

You can’t escape Brazil this summer, but there’s more to this vast country than football stadiums and street parties. Brazil is full of culture and natural beauty from head to toe. As you approach your next holiday, you’ll want to be sure to be prepared, so you don’t miss a thing! From Rio to the […]

8 of the best cruise ships for exploring the Galapagos

8 of the best cruise ships for exploring the Galapagos

Considering a tropical escape for a vacation this year? A cruise through the Galapagos Islands definitely fits the profile, with warm sandy beaches, clear turquoise waters, and sun-kissed tan lines. To add to the appeal, the Galapagos has some of the most unique indigenous wildlife which you won’t find anywhere else on the planet. Before […]

6 unusual animals you'll find on the Galapagos Islands

6 unusual animals you’ll find on the Galapagos Islands

There are places you travel to because you’ve had friends tell you about them. There are places you travel to because you just want to. There are places you travel to because they’re on everyone’s bucket list. And finally, there are places that you travel to because they fit all of the above. One such […]

Recipe of the week: Feijoda - the national dish of Brazil

Recipe of the week: Feijoda – the national dish of Brazil

With the World Cup on, we thought it would be timely to share this hearty meal; a classic Brazilian breakfast staple – the feijoada. Feijoada is a stew of beans with beef and pork, which is a typical Portuguese dish, but also cooked in former Portuguese colonies such as Brazil, Macau, Angola, Mozambique and Goa. […]

The alternative starting number 9 for São Paulo

The alternative starting number 9 for São Paulo

The World Cup in Brazil is now underway, with the host nation getting off to a winning start, but the country and in particular, its largest city São Paulo, has more to offer than just the best football in the world. Here is the best number 9 for the city which should be a fixture […]

10 iconic World Heritage Sites and the places to stay when visiting

10 iconic World Heritage Sites and the places to stay when visiting

There are currently 981 World Heritage Sites worldwide. To be considered one it has to have ‘outstanding universal value’ and falls into the following sites: cultural, natural and mixed. A World Heritage Site could range from being a building, a mountain, a lake to a desert, monument, forest and even a city. Here are just […]

Dos and don’ts for visiting Brazil

Dos and don’ts for visiting Brazil

Brazil is packed with amazing sights, stunning landscapes and plenty to keep you entertained – day or night. Whether you are heading to Brazil for the football or plan on taking a holiday there, here are a few pointers of what you should and shouldn’t do. Do try and see some of the wonders that […]

6 of the best adventure destinations

6 of the best adventure destinations

Adventure holidays no longer have to be the exclusive domain of the intrepid, young, single traveller, ready to rough it in the world’s most remote places. Many couples and families like a bit of an adrenaline rush too. Here are just some ideas for those who would like to inject a spot of action into […]

The world's best rail journeys

The world’s best rail journeys

Train journeys offer a more relaxed pace of travel and often evoke a feeling of a bygone era, with elaborately decorated carriages and the opportunity to mingle with likeminded people. There are countless rail journeys across the world all of which offer something different, but for me there are a few that really stand out. […]

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