Category: Adventure Travel

The best ways to experience the white water of the Southern French Alps

The best ways to experience the white water of the Southern French Alps

  The Southern French Alps have the best play spots in the Alps for experienced white water kayakers with big water, technical descents and roller coaster rapids on famous rivers like the Durance and the Ubaye. However, unless you have already spent several years learning and perfecting your white water kayaking skills, this will be […]

The 4 bears of Canada and how best to see them

The 4 bears of Canada and how best to see them

Luxury comes in many forms; sometimes it is in 1000 thread count bed sheets, sometimes in the magic of seeing a bear in his natural habitat. Three species of bear call Canada home; the polar bear, king of the Arctic, the grizzly with his hump and long claws and the black bear who is the […]

Putting the luxury into a luxury riding safari

Putting the luxury into a luxury riding safari

What makes Africa’s riding holidays so luxurious? A local riding friend asked me recently about a riding safari I’d suggested for his family “Will it be smart enough for my wife?” His fears abated as I explained how African riding companies make multi-day trips as comfortable as you want – luxurious if necessary – and […]

Our top 4 adrenaline-inducing experiences in Aspen Snowmass

Our top 4 adrenaline-inducing experiences in Aspen Snowmass

Aspen and Snowmass are a big hit with travellers and holiday-makers in the winter months. The top class ski-resorts and beautiful slopes are an adrenaline seeker’s dream whilst the surrounding scenery and the majestic mountains are utterly inspiring. That being said, few fully understand the nature of the year-round appeal that both Aspen and Snowmass offer. It’s […]

Top 5 big cat luxury safaris

Top 5 big cat luxury safaris

Big cats are undoubtedly a huge draw for guests taking a luxury safari anywhere in Africa, no matter if you love birds, elephants or any other type of animal you cannot fail to be over-awed by a leopard padding silently along the edge of a river, or a pride of lions hunting, or that amazing […]

Baby mountain gorilla

Bwindi: luxury for less

Mountain gorilla trekking is, for most people, a once-in-a-lifetime experience that offers an opportunity to spend one thrilling hour with extraordinary primates.  Just three countries house these amazing, and threatened, creatures: DR Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. Rwanda’s and Uganda’s tourism infrastructure is significantly more developed than that of DR Congo and, as a result, they […]

Top 5 South African lodges

Top 5 South African lodges

South Africa is a leader when it comes to luxury safari lodges which is why we are not surprised that people return there time and time again. South Africa has the best food, best game viewing and best safari lodges in all of Africa – the only thing is lacks is the freedom of some […]

Top 3 Summer hikes in the Alps

Top 3 Summer hikes in the Alps

The snow is melting, most resorts are now closed for skiing, only a few resorts can sustain the activity all year round. What am I going to do now that I’ve packed my ski’s away? Well, to be honest there’s a lot to do and see and the Alps provide a superb playground for summer […]

Top 5 safari hides

Top 5 safari hides

The safari hide has become very popular as the skills of the amateur photographers who travel to Africa are becoming better and better. This breeds a desire to get as close to the wildlife as possible, without disturbing it. A safari hide is of course the best way of doing this and there are some […]

7 epic activities you can do in the Rockies

7 epic activities you can do in the Rockies

Exploring the Rocky Mountains is one of the most exhilarating adventures you’ll ever have; there’s nothing quite like being completely surrounded by beautiful mountains, dazzling lakes and picturesque mountain towns. And if nature isn’t enough for you, there are some truly epic outdoor activities to get stuck into, such as zip-lining, sky-diving and walking 918 […]

Photograph of the week: The foothills of India's Himalayas

Photograph of the week: The foothills of India’s Himalayas

The stunning scenery at the foothills of India’s Himalayas is a photographer’s dream, though the journey to get there, only possible by road, is long and gruelling. This shot looking over the apple orchards at Seetalvan, Himachal Pradesh, takes full advantage of the magnificent light and somehow made it all worth it. Thank you to […]

6 secrets of the Maldives

6 secrets of the Maldives

The Maldives is one of the world’s most romantic destinations, but you’d be forgiven for not knowing it can also be a place, where even the most avid adventurer would be at home. The Maldives is renowned for its luxurious resorts that offer intimate settings, but it’s also home to breath-taking dive sights, deserted islands, […]

Some of the best luxury flying experiences in Africa

Some of the best luxury flying experiences in Africa

Undoubtedly, one of the best things to do when travelling to southern Africa is to go on safari. It is a fantastic place to get up close to wild animals, and there’s no more exhilarating feeling than discovering these creatures in their natural habitat. But if you’re looking to make your African holiday a luxury […]

The top 3 adrenalin buzzes in the Alps this Summer

The top 3 adrenalin buzzes in the Alps this Summer

The summer in the Alps is a paradise for extreme sports enthusiasts. For the serious adrenalin junkies, the wingsuit flying craze, has to be the ultimate  mad thing to do. However, this is really only accessible to the very elite. It involves wearing a specialized wingsuit, jumping off a cliff and in effect freeflying for […]

Top 5 things to do in Queenstown, New Zealand

Top 5 things to do in Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown during the ski season is a vast and exciting playground. Ski fields like the popular Coronet Peak or The Remarkables offer challenging slopes for expert and beginner skiers and snowboarders alike, while dining in the town centre as your clothes dry off perfectly rounds off the day. But what do you do if your sense […]

Brazil’s top 6 nature lodges

Brazil’s top 6 nature lodges

If you didn’t know already, Brazil is a nature lover’s paradise with a huge diversity of wildlife and birdlife to excite even the most experienced of enthusiasts. Most of Brazil’s best known areas for wildlife and nature are The Pantanal, the Amazon and Iguassu Falls but with such as huge country there’s no surprise that […]

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