Category: Adventure Travel

The 4 best tour guides in the world?

The 4 best tour guides in the world?

Wanderlust magazine, the bible for independent-minded travellers, has announced the four winners in its annual World Guide Awards, which honour the very best tour leaders from across the globe. In a ceremony at London’s Royal Geographical Society, Italian Luca Alfatti from Dragoman, Burmese Nyi Nyi ‘Frankie’ Naing who guides for Panoramic Journeys, G Adventures guide [...]

5 top tips for family breaks in Jersey

5 top tips for family breaks in Jersey

Just an hour’s flight away from most UK airports, Jersey’s a perfect destination for a short break over the half term. Here are a few tips on what to see and where to stay if you’re travelling with kids in tow. Go wild Take your little monkeys to see the newest addition at Durrell Wildlife [...]

Interview with Jake Grieves-Cook, Founder of Porini Safari Camps

Interview with Jake Grieves-Cook, Founder of Porini Safari Camps

Jake Grieves Cook has been involved in the Kenyan tourism industry for more than 35 years. He founded Porini Safari Camps back in 1989, is a former Chairman of the Kenya Tourist Board and is a passionate advocate of sustainable and responsible tourism. These camps operate under a unique community conservancy concept to allow the Maasai [...]

3 of the best luxury watches for diving and snorkeling

3 of the best luxury watches for diving and snorkeling

There are many different things to consider when it comes to selecting the perfect luxury accessories to any hobby; style, luxury, dependability and usefulness are all factors that come to mind, and diving watches are no different. When you are going to be diving or snorkeling, you want a watch you can not only count [...]

Now you can explore the Great Barrier Reef courtesy of Google Street View

Now you can explore the Great Barrier Reef courtesy of Google Street View

You may recall back in 2010 that Google Street View extended to parts of Antarctica.  Now they’re going a step further and taking us underwater to explore Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Thanks to a partnership between the Catlin Seaview Survey and Google Maps, it’s now possible to observe the reef just as divers do. Specially adapted [...]

The ultimate in luxury in South Africa

The ultimate in luxury in South Africa

The possibilities are so numerous when it comes to deciding what to visit in South Africa that it is difficult to make a selection. Depending on the time you have, there are a few places or activities that should not be missed.

And the Restaurant of the Year is…

And the Restaurant of the Year is…

Spanish chef José Pizarro, two-Michelin-starred Tom Kerridge and Raymond Blanc protégée Ollie Dabbous were among the big winners at the inaugural Food and Travel Reader Awards held at The Royal Automobile Club on London’s Pall Mall on 3 September, 2012. In total 29 awards were handed out during a glittering evening hosted by comedian Simon [...]

The best way to explore the African bush

The best way to explore the African bush

I quite often get asked ‘what’s the best way to view animals and get close to nature’. My answer? The mobile safari is by far the best way to enjoy a true African safari experience. Some of you might be wondering what a mobile safari entails. Well, it’s a safari that packs up every few [...]

Botswana – the most authentic African safari experience that you can have

Botswana – the most authentic African safari experience that you can have

Botswana has such a wide range of landscapes, climates, wildlife and scenery that it is arguably the most well rounded and authentic African experience that a safari goer could possibly ask for. For someone who seeks adventure and unforgettable experiences, a true African safari is something you cannot miss out on. below we take a [...]

Chaa Creek: beautiful, accessible Belizean nature

Chaa Creek: beautiful, accessible Belizean nature

Chaa Creek is a well-known commodity in Belizean tourism, due to their dedication to sustainable tourism. They’ve received recognition from Green Globe, Conde Nast Traveler, Forbes, Travel & Leisure, and many more respectable institutions. Last year, Chaa Creek was awarded the Hotel of the Year award from the Belize Tourism Board. Chaa Creek gets its name [...]

The central appeal of San Ignacio Resort Hotel

The central appeal of San Ignacio Resort Hotel

While many of the resorts I stayed at in the Cayo District of Belize are miles away from anything, San Ignacio Resort Hotel is right in the town of San Ignacio. The resort has been around since 1976 and is prestigious enough to have hosted Queen Elizabeth II in 1994. You can use San Ignacio [...]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… The best African vacations from Safari Guide Africa The simplicity of innovation: Panerai Beachy-chic dining from Sean’s Panorama Because speed matters: Piaggio Aero

A true taste of the wilderness – the Wolwedans private camp, Namibia

A true taste of the wilderness – the Wolwedans private camp, Namibia

Sometimes the hustle and bustle of city living can be constricting, and you’d like nothing better than to ‘get away from it all’. Not just hopping on a plane to some Mediterranean sea-resort, but properly getting away from everything and having some quality time with yourself or your loved ones. If the idea of sleeping [...]

Botswana – the ultimate safari destination

Botswana – the ultimate safari destination

Botswana is the ultimate safari destination – a game watchers paradise where lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, wild dog, hippo and buffalo roam free.  The quality of guiding and accommodation rates as some of the best in Africa and the variety of activities on offer suit all ages and interests. Discover the watery channels of the [...]

Top 5 up and coming destinations

Top 5 up and coming destinations

Croatia We’re seeing a real rise in bookings for Croatia, and this must be due in no small part to the emerging presence of impressive design hotels like the dramatic Monte Mulini in Rovinj and the stunning Hotel Bellevue in Dubrovnik. I visited Pula many years ago when it was part of Yugoslavia, and you [...]

Wildebeest calving season in the Serengeti

Wildebeest calving season in the Serengeti

The first reports came in last week from the guides in the Serengeti; the Great Migration has started calving! Is now the very best time to be in the Serengeti? Many experts believe this is the finest time to witness the herds. Travel now and the Serengeti is lush and green, alive with wildlife and pumping [...]

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