Category: Adventure Travel

A new, unique marketplace for African safaris

A new, unique marketplace for African safaris

Launched on 28th January 2013, SafariBookings.com is a recent startup from Ximon Media and Dutch entrepreneur Wouter Vergeer. This huge resources is dedicated to African safaris and offers over 750 high quality reviews provided by skilled safari experts, and more than 2,200 individual reviews submitted by users. The site pairs those who are looking to […]

5 wild mating rituals from the Galapagos Islands

5 wild mating rituals from the Galapagos Islands

In evolutionary theory, “survival of the fittest” doesn’t capture the whole picture. As Charles Darwin pointed out, it is not brute strength alone that wins out in evolution but the ability of a species to adapt to change. Courtship matters. Attractiveness to mates is quite important for the passing along of well-adapted genes. The Galapagos […]

5 of the best places to see big cats

5 of the best places to see big cats

If you want to see big cats but aren’t sure where to go to get the best chance of seeing them, here is our pick of some of the best places to go for different cats. Look for lions in Botswana, try for leopards in Zambia, don’t miss cheetahs in the Masai Mara, head for […]

6 adventures to enjoy in Norway this Summer

6 adventures to enjoy in Norway this Summer

Fancy a break in Norway where there is no need to go to bed as daylight shines continuously and the ever-changing scenery is mesmerising morning, noon and night? Hurtigruten has launched a new summer short break programme, tying in with the midnight sun and new flights from Gatwick to Tromso, launched by Norwegian. A selection […]

Luxury travel in Ghana

Luxury travel in Ghana

West Africa may not be considered the most popular of areas to explore – especially for those more interested in the safaris its Eastern and Southern regions have to offer – but one country in particular is proving to be the destination of choice for many first timers to the continent: Ghana. In comparison with […]

The luxury sport of ice golf

The luxury sport of ice golf

Statistics say that more than 60 million people in the world have tried to play golf. What do you think how many of them tried to play snow golf? That’s right, not too much. Snow golf is much more rare and unusual kind of sport. Here the green grass is white snow, the balls are […]

The 7 best things to do in Wanaka and Queenstown, New Zealand

The 7 best things to do in Wanaka and Queenstown, New Zealand

If you have ever visited the Southern Lakes region of New Zealand then you will know that you are spoilt for choice for activities to do. Not only are there a myriad of adventure experiences to choose from, but there are also many more ‘sedate’ options for those that like to take life a little […]

Parachuting off Machu Picchu

Parachuting off Machu Picchu

This video shows what is reputedly the first ever speedflight off Machu Picchu, made in November 2012.  It is said to be a  highly technical flight due to its tricky launch, complex rotor and variable winds.  I should also mention that it is strongly NOT recommended that you attempt this yourself… unless of course you […]

Defying death at Devil's Pool

Defying death at Devil’s Pool

It’s been a while since I last mentioned Devil’s Pool in Zambia on A Luxury Travel Blog. If you’re not already familiar with it, it’s a natural pool right next to the 70 metre drop of the Victoria Falls. Here you can swim right up to the very brink of these impressive falls. Watch the video […]

7 things to do on a ski holiday, other than skiing

7 things to do on a ski holiday, other than skiing

It is the time of year where the choice of family holiday is often a ski one, however there are often members of the group who don’t ski or snowboard or who want to spend some of the day doing other activities. The choice and variety does depend on which resort you are visiting but here […]

New Zealand's #1 ski destination

New Zealand’s #1 ski destination

Sitting down for breakfast you look out the window at the breath-taking landscape. A beautiful blue Lake Wanaka contrasted with snow-capped mountain peaks. Sunshine is streaming through the glass heating your body as you eat your breakfast. Locally sourced organics eggs, toast and freshly squeezed juice. It’s hard to believe its winter outside. Today is […]

Photograph of the week: Springbok encounter in Namibia

Photograph of the week: Springbok encounter in Namibia

This picture of a springbok was taken on the road between Swakopmund and Sossuvlei in Namibia. On this road, you notice the landscape change every 30 minutes with a myriad of amazing sightseeing opportunities. You could drive alone for 3 hours and the only thing you will see is animals such as warthog, ostrich, zebra […]

The most expensive stag weekend in the world

The most expensive stag weekend in the world

Waking up to clear blue skies, icy breaths of wind and sunshine that has not left the sky since early April, when it rose for the first time this year. You wonder for a brief moment where you are and then are hit with the memories of yesterday. The helicopter drop-off, strapping on your skies, […]

Galapagos cruises versus hotel-based island hopping

Galapagos cruises versus hotel-based island hopping

Sea legs. Of all the new sensations during my visit to the Galapagos Islands, that was perhaps the strangest. On about day five of my seven-day catamaran cruise aboard Treasures of Galapagos, I began to notice it. When we made it ashore to a visitor site, I was still swaying, still compensating for the gentle […]

Photograph of the week: Sunset in the Cordillera Blanca of the Peruvian Andes

Photograph of the week: Sunset in the Cordillera Blanca of the Peruvian Andes

This photo was shot near sunset, high in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru’s Andes mountains. On this particular climb Dave Thompson was attempting the 6,000+ metre Tocllaraju Mountain (the peak on the left of the photograph). This is the view from his tent at just over 5,000 metres. Tocllaraju in Quechua language means something akin […]

3 of the ultimate luxury Peru vacations

3 of the ultimate luxury Peru vacations

If you are tempted by luxury travel in South America, have you considered a trip to Peru? Most luxury travellers to South America associate the continent with attractions like the elegant city of Buenos Aires, the wine regions of central Chile or perhaps the picture postcard settings of Rio de Janeiro. Of course these are […]

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