Category: Adventure Travel

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 […]

Abseiling down the spectacular Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

Abseiling down the spectacular Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

If you have a sense of adventure and have ever wondered about visiting Guyana, perhaps this video will inspire you. Here biologist Steve Backshall – perhaps best known as the presenter of BBC TV’s ‘Deadly 60′ – prepares to abseil down one of the most powerful waterfalls on the planet, the 741 foot Kaieteur Falls […]

Top 10 life-changing travel experiences

Top 10 life-changing travel experiences

Sick of the humdrum tourist destinations? Online travel agency ZUJI.com.au has searched the globe to come up with a list of the top 10 life-changing travel experiences, guaranteed to give you a new appreciation for planet Earth (and bragging rights).  So, without further ado, here’s the list: Admire the Mayan ruins of Tikal, Guatemala Once […]

5 of the best luxury accommodation options for families

5 of the best luxury accommodation options for families

Just because you are travelling with your family, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a little luxury. From whole islands, that you can hire out all to yourself, to safari lodges which cater to even the youngest of guests, there are plenty of options available for you and your family. Here are 5 of the best […]

The top 3 highlights of heli-skiing in Livigno, Italy

The top 3 highlights of heli-skiing in Livigno, Italy

Heli-skiing is the ultimate mountain buzz and now Livigno - which won the World Snow Award 2012 for Best European Resort – has added choppers for a limited time until 3rd March 2013. Time is of the essence with just a few weeks to head over for a spot of heli-skiing. Heli-skiing is limited in Europe […]

Exploring inside an Icelandic volcano - now you can too!

Exploring inside an Icelandic volcano – now you can too!

Following on from last year’s success, Iceland is once again offering an exciting insight into its volcanic nature as the Inside the Volcano experience re-opens to visitors this summer. From 15th May to 10th September 2013, visitors will be able to step inside the magma chamber of Thrihnukagigur, an extinct volcano just 20 miles from […]

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 […]

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