Category: Speciality Travel

5 experiences not to miss in Hungary's Budapest

5 experiences not to miss in Hungary’s Budapest

Often referred to as the Pearl of the Danube, or The Heart of Europe, these warm and rich labels sit at the core of Budapest. It’s rich in history and heritage, yet full of a youthful energy and vibrancy. A fizzing nightlife, great restaurants and a diversity of activities that include relaxing river cruises and thermal baths, ice skating, exploring […]

Two treasures in Bali, Island of the Gods

Two treasures in Bali, Island of the Gods

If you’re looking for somewhere to truly relax, then spare a thought for Bali and the luxurious accommodation on offer from Tjendana Villas – a collection of six unique properties, all finished to a high standard. Among the group is The Club Villas in the heart of Seminyak, combining Balinese living with modern touches, and […]

5 unmissables in New Zealand

5 unmissables in New Zealand

Forget the interminable operas of Richard Wagner, the cinematic Lord of the Rings cycle feels like it has gone on for ever. Mercifully the Tolkien-fest has reached its conclusion (the ones with furry feet and pointy ears won) so New Zealand can revert from being a cinematic backdrop – albeit a fabulously beautiful one – […]

24 hours in Lecce: 10 things to do and see

24 hours in Lecce: 10 things to do and see

Lecce is an ancient and beautiful city known as the ‘Florence of the South’ because of its ornate Baroque buildings made from the pale-coloured local stone, called pietra leccese. It is one of the most important cities of Italy’s Apulia (Puglia) region, and also the capital of Lecce province. This lively city is buzzing with […]

10 reasons to visit Malta in 2015

10 reasons to visit Malta in 2015

Malta is a southern European destination quite unlike any other. Comprising an archipelago of seven islands out in the Mediterranean Sea, it has so much to offer for a luxury break.  The following are 10 good reasons why Malta is such a welcoming luxury holiday destination during 2015, whether as a family group, as a couple […]

Tsavo's top 7 picks for luxury lodging

Tsavo’s top 7 picks for luxury lodging

Tsavo, the region where Tsavo and Athi rivers meet, and the historical Mombasa-Kampala railroad stretches to connect the ocean with the depths of East Africa , is one of the most marvelous parts of Kenya for wildlife watching. The big five are ever-present in both Tsavo East and Tsavo West National parks, and Mt Kilimanjaro […]

Top 4 Northern Territory experiences

Top 4 Northern Territory experiences

Australia’s Northern Territory is the home of unique and adventurous experiences. A place that is known for its incredible natural beauty, vast and changeable landscapes and an unfathomably long history; the Northern Territory has everything you need for the trip of a lifetime. From wetland safari to desert exploration, here’s a list of our favourite […]

4 days in Mykonos

4 days in Mykonos

Mykonos has always been a wonderful juxtaposition between traditional life and a cosmopolitan jet set lifestyle. By the 1950s the island was already among ‘the’ most fashionable destinations for celebrities from all over the world. Tale also has it that the rocks have a unique energy capable of soothing the soul and lightening the mood […]

Top 5 cycling destinations for beginners

Top 5 cycling destinations for beginners

I often write about destinations that thrill me, full of opportunities for tough climbs and challenging rides. But what if you’re just starting out in the saddle, or perhaps simply enjoy more leisurely riding? I haven’t forgotten about you. Here are some locations around the world that I have found are best suited to the […]

4 luxurious ways to detox in Britain

4 luxurious ways to detox in Britain

Detoxing doesn’t have to be all virtuous sacrifices and gruelling regimes. Today people in Britain are more health conscious than ever and there are plenty of ways to treat yourself to a deep-cleanse that are not just enjoyable, but luxurious. Just in time to save you from breaking those resolutions, here are four of the […]

Heading for Tokyo and Singapore... your recommendations, please!

Heading for Tokyo and Singapore… your recommendations, please!

Next week I shall be travelling to Tokyo and Singapore courtesy of ANA – All Nippon Airways. I’m really looking forward to the trip as it’ll be my first time in each of these destinations. I’ve done a fair bit of reseach, gathering ideas on what to see and do, but obviously I’d like to […]

3 ways to experience your last night in France... in Chantilly

3 ways to experience your last night in France… in Chantilly

There are many reasons to stay in Chantilly before leaving France – not the least being the location of this charming historic town, 25 minutes from Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport. Chantilly in fact abounds with hidden treasures, above and beyond its special value for lovers of horseraces (the famous Diane-Longines Prize is in June, […]

A light-hearted look at the top 5 luxury travel trends for 2015

A light-hearted look at the top 5 luxury travel trends for 2015

The start of the new year is always a time for the travel industry to review data (or consult crystal balls) and present predictions for the top trends influencing travel in the coming year. Some of these trends grow year on year and 2015 is no exception; for example, immersive experiences summed up by the […]

3 perfect cities for relaxation in Tuscany

3 perfect cities for relaxation in Tuscany

There’s no doubt that Tuscany is one of the best places on earth to enjoy an amazing, natural landscape as well as a lot of cultural activities related to nature. This region of central Italy is chosen by many people who want to escape the daily routine to recharge their batteries, relax and breathe healthy […]

Top 7 things to look for in a luxury cruise

Top 7 things to look for in a luxury cruise

Every cruise company claims to offer the ultimate in luxury travel, but it can be hard to know which ships are the real deal until you’re stuck in the middle of the ocean! When you’re investing in a luxury cruise experience, you should expect to enjoy a world class holiday where your every need is […]

5 of the best luxury wine hotels in Europe

5 of the best luxury wine hotels in Europe

Sleeping in a winery is a great experience. You discover yourself opening a window and enjoying a landscape of vineyards on the horizon… a good awakening for the senses! Many years ago, many wineries decided to build small hotels. The main reason, in most cases, was to be able to accommodate special guests of the […]

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