Category: Adventure Travel

4x4 driving in the Wahiba Sands, and other adventures in Oman

4×4 driving in the Wahiba Sands, and other adventures in Oman

The Sultanate of Oman is a haven for adventure seekers, from rock climbing and hiking in the fjords of the Musandam Peninsula to abseiling into one of the world’s largest cave chambers, Majlis al Jinn in Selma Plateau, 100km south-east of Muscat. Just reaching the Cave opening requires strenuous physical effort, trekking through rugged mountain […]

Top 10 places in Africa to visit this Easter

Top 10 places in Africa to visit this Easter

Have you still not yet planned what you’re doing this Easter? Easter has a social and spiritual dimension in Africa, and is a time when families love to come together. If you are looking to get away with your family this Easter – or perhaps just as a couple – then here are 10 fantastic […]

A date with a legend you won't forget - Crazy Horse

A date with a legend you won’t forget – Crazy Horse

The warm, fresh, early morning air at Kissimmee airport is broken momentarily, by the sound of aircraft engines as they warm up and take off into the perfect central Florida blue sky. Birdsong dominates the silent gaps that emerge from the tidy hangar spaces and ramps that line the airport’s apron. Welcome to Crazy Horse’s gleaming […]

5 of the best luxury trips for young couples and groups

5 of the best luxury trips for young couples and groups

Although there are an abundance of luxury resorts for both couples and groups around the world, it can sometimes be difficult to find locations which will also offer culture, and plenty of activities.  Below are the top five trips for young couples and groups looking for something out of the ordinary, but in luxurious surroundings. […]

5 places you really shouldn't miss on a luxury vacation to Peru

5 places you really shouldn’t miss on a luxury vacation to Peru

Peru may not be known as a premier luxury destination in South America, but in recent years as international tourism has grown in strength, so has the demand for luxury hotels, services and experiences. In-fact for most travelers it comes as quite a surprise as to the sheer amount of luxury options available. If you are considering […]

Bid on a 4 night Singita safari for 2 people and experience the vast expanse of the Serengeti plains

Bid on a 4 night Singita safari for 2 people and experience the vast expanse of the Serengeti plains

Experience the Africa of storybooks and documentaries. Wide open savannahs, herds of wildebeest in search of water and big cat predators tracking them down. Elephants, zebras, lions. This is the great migration in all its glory, in the pristine wild Serengeti. In this particular safari, you’ll be staying in two remote regions of the Serengeti. […]

An adventure of a lifetime through the Northwest Passage

An adventure of a lifetime through the Northwest Passage

Specialist small ship cruise company, One Ocean Expeditions, invites wildlife lovers, keen photographers and those with a taste for adventure to follow in the wake of the great Arctic explorers on its Northwest Passage expedition on board the impressive, ice-strengthened vessel, the Akademik Ioffe. Pods of orca, beluga and the occasional bowhead whale, rafts of […]

A two night guided gourmet walking tour off Tasmania

A two night guided gourmet walking tour off Tasmania

The Bruny island Long Weekend is a two night guided gourmet walking tour of one of Tasmania’s most beguiling and breathtaking off shore islands. Up to eight guests depart Hobart by catamaran, and return by seaplane, after spending three days exploring the island that is the size of Singapore with a human population of 600. Highlights include […]

Walking wild or walking high - two very different luxury walking holidays

Walking wild or walking high – two very different luxury walking holidays

Sometimes you just have to get out there into the big wide world and feel the earth beneath your feet. An escape into the wild refreshes the spirit and let’s you breathe, think and feel more clearly. All too often though, the process of heading off into some remote area which will give you that […]

New luxury property opens its doors in Australia's Nitmiluk National Park

New luxury property opens its doors in Australia’s Nitmiluk National Park

A new luxury property, Cicada Lodge, opens its doors today. Situated in the Nitmiluk National Park, in Australia’s Northern Territory, and overlooking Katherine River, this stylish 18 room lodge has panoramic views that guests can enjoy from their own private balcony. From AU$645 (approx. US $670 or £430) per person per night on a bed […]

In search of the jaguar in Brazil

In search of the jaguar in Brazil

The dry season in the Pantanal is fast approaching making Brazil the perfect destination to view big cats, including the elusive jaguar. For most people when they think about wildlife in Brazil the Amazon will spring to mind however due to the density of the forest it is difficult so see many animals, especially large […]

3 places to mix luxury and adventure in South America

3 places to mix luxury and adventure in South America

Who says luxury is always lazy? Though adventure travel is most commonly associated with roughing it on the road, it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are 5 places in South America where you can get an adrenaline rush and also indulge in creature comforts… the best of both worlds! Amazon cruise The Amazon […]

Photograph of the week: Game drive in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

Photograph of the week: Game drive in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

While up early for a morning game drive in South Africa, this gorgeous sunrise lent to a spectacular sight. This picture was taken in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park, a place that has some truly incredible scenery. A beautiful place indeed. Thank you to David Faulkner of Mahlatini for […]

A luxury vacation in the rainforest

A luxury vacation in the rainforest

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you imagine a vacation in the tropical rainforest? Maybe you picture an exercise in ‘roughing it’ – trudging through the steamy jungle, fending off voracious mosquitoes, drinking boiled water out of metal canteens, sleeping uncomfortably in hot, humid conditions, and all the while keeping an ear […]

Man visits all 201 countries without using a plane

Man visits all 201 countries without using a plane

Visiting all 201 countries in the world is a feat in itself that few people ever achieve. British man Graham Hughes, though, has taken that challenge to a new level. He’s visited every country in the world in just 1,426 days, covering 160,000 miles in the process – and incredibly, he’s done it all without […]

Arriving in style at Zighy Bay

Arriving in style at Zighy Bay

There are not many hotels and resorts where you can arrive in style by paragliding in, but Oman’s Six Senses Zighy Bay is one where you can do just that. Situated on Musandam Peninsula in the Sultanate of Oman, you fly from a height of about 450 metres up in the Hajar Mountains Here’s Zighy […]

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