Category: Adventure Travel

10 top tips for taking the best safari photos

10 top tips for taking the best safari photos

Luxury safaris offer incredible photo opportunities to capture great wildlife shots with surprisingly close access to iconic and awe inspiring safari animals. Many safari goers hope to return home with great photos to commemorate their trip, wow their friends, and perhaps hang as art in their homes. But how do you go from vacation snap shot […]

Cheetah - Tau Pan - Central Kalahari Game Reserve

5 secret safari areas in Botswana

Botswana is renowned for the density of its safari wildlife with the lush Okavango Delta able to support large numbers of both prey species and predators year round. It is still the only place I’ve seen three different leopards on a morning wildlife drive and then watched wild dog hunt from the deck outside my room. […]

Chilko Experience first fish

Luxury, nature and adventure where you can almost touch the stars

Imagine world class architecture on a beautiful, wilderness estate of 5 million acres, where you can almost touch the stars. Vastness and purity embrace you, in a setting where you will truly encounter nature. In autumn photographers travel from all over the world, when a million Sockeye salmon journey up the Chilko River to spawn, […]

5 South America trips every luxury traveler should take

5 South America trips every luxury traveler should take

Just when you think you have seen it all, South America awaits. This wonderful continent in the South will provide the luxury traveller with something truly special. Each country has its own character and charm with some of the most amazing natural landscapes to be encountered anywhere in the world. Take a look at the […]

Mkombe House

Top tips for Tanzanian safari and beach holidays for families

As amazing as a safari is, it can also be quite a tiring experience, particularly with the early morning wake-ups to make sure you have the best chance of spotting wildlife in the cooler hours when animals are more active. That, along with the typically long days of a safari, often leaves people requiring a […]

The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven

No, not the wonderful 1960s film with Yul Brenner etcetera but Seven Magnificent Travel Experiences in Western Canada. Ranging from a boat to a ranch, the key words here are luxury, variety and unique.  These seven very different operations got together a couple of years ago  to promote themselves to the international market.  The Seven […]

Oh, Canada! 5 reasons to visit Canada right now

Oh, Canada! 5 reasons to visit Canada right now

Spoiler alert to any adolescent girls reading this – Justin Bieber does NOT make the list. Sorry about that. The rest of you can breathe a sigh of relief and read on, because Canada is where it’s at. Bears and belugas in Manitoba To describe this extraordinary confluence of wildlife wonders as original doesn’t come […]

6 of the craziest things to do in the UAE

6 of the craziest things to do in the UAE

The UAE is well known for its ‘anything is possible’ attitude. Whether it’s building an indoor ski slope in the middle of the desert or the world’s tallest building, thanks to human ingenuity it’s possible to try almost any adventure sport imaginable in this man-made paradise. We’ve pulled together six of the best adrenaline-pumping activities […]

The best place on Earth to watch whales

The best place on Earth to watch whales

Majestic North Pacific Humpback Whales, or Kohola as they were known in ancient Hawaiian, begin their migration from Alaska to the Hawaiian Islands around September of each year. While the exact number of Humpback whales visiting Hawaii is unknown, it is estimated to be as high as 21,000. And while their main reason for coming […]

A Botswana luxury safari

A Botswana luxury safari

There are a few different ways to go about a safari. One is roughing it — getting dirty, sleeping in a flimsy tent on an even flimsier camping mat, sitting around an open fire to enjoy modest meals seasoned with dust and ash and lit by an awkward headlamp. And then there is a Botswana luxury safari— […]

Why you must holiday in South Africa in 8 photos

Why you must holiday in South Africa in 8 photos

Without question South Africa is the country offering the continent’s greatest variety for those on holiday. There’s urban chic in Cape Town, but it’s not just the city itself with its bustling markets and refurbished waterfront that draws people here. The city is overlooked by Table Mountain, has sandy beaches, Cape Point Nature Reserve and […]

3 ways to unleash your inner adventurer in Jordan

3 ways to unleash your inner adventurer in Jordan

Jordan, with its vast desert landscapes and awe inspiring canyons, vibrant cities and quiet Wadi camps, is a destination of incredible contrasts, and one that lures us in with the promise of some truly unique adventures. From discovering a different side to Petra on a hike into the unknown to interacting with remote Northern farmers; […]

3 reasons to visit St Lucia in 2016

3 reasons to visit St Lucia in 2016

The island of St Lucia is one of the Caribbean’s most dramatic islands. With lush tropical rainforests, the iconic Pitons towering out of the water and a diversity of activities available, guests of all ages can get exploring and experiencing the beauty of St Lucia. For adrenaline adventure-seeking families, couples looking for romance or those […]

Whale-watching - the best ways to see them

Whale-watching – the best ways to see them

Reading the news that the orca of Europe are being slowly poisoned and that following the recent death of Lulu there are only 8 now known to live in British waters made me think about all the wonderful whale and dolphin sightings and encounters I have been lucky enough to have. Most of my meetings […]

4 hard-to-reach destinations that are worth the trek

4 hard-to-reach destinations that are worth the trek

Some corners of the world defy human interference. These remote locations aren’t easy to reach, but they are well worth the extra effort. To get to the spots on this list you have to take a plane, a boat, or a ride in an all-terrain vehicle down a rough road. These are sights that will […]

5 tips for taking kids on safari

5 tips for taking kids on safari

We traveled to Tanzania this past August with our three boys ages, 14, 12 and 8. A close family, we have never gone on vacation without the boys, so it was natural that we would take them with us on our safari and trip to Zanzibar. As we planned the big trip, we often thought about […]

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