Category: Adventure Travel

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 […]

Cape Town's 5 most thrilling outdoor adventures

Cape Town’s 5 most thrilling outdoor adventures

Cape Town is a dream destination for anybody who likes to get outdoors and explore beautiful countryside and a coastline of endless spectacular views. Here are five of the best ways to explore the Mother City. Take a motorcycle sidecar tour If you’ve ever yearned to feel the wind in your hair and sun on […]

Photograph of the week: Close encounter with a great hammerhead shark

Photograph of the week: Close encounter with a great hammerhead shark

The Bahamas is a shark diving hot spot and the island if Bimini delivers an adrenaline rush of a dive that gets you up close and personal with great hammerhead sharks. The sharks are not shy and offer a unique photographic opportunity to those that love these enigmatic animals. In this image, the dive guide […]

Wildlife Drive Okavango Delta Xudum Camp

Exploring Botswana in 9 safari photos

“Lift your feet up” says the guide casually as the water slops into the Land Cruiser’s footwell. This is Botswana’s Okavango Delta and if you want to see the wildlife you take your safari vehicle through the channels to find it. Four-wheel drive means the wet conditions are no barrier to grip and an air […]

6 travel trend predictions for 2016

6 travel trend predictions for 2016

Explore, the adventure travel specialist, has predicted the key travel trends for the coming year and there is lots to look forward to with more than 90 new trips added to Explore’s portfolio as well as plenty of old favourites. Ashley Toft, Managing Director of Explore commented, “2016 is set to be another exciting year […]

Davo karnicar with skis

The world’s longest ski run

Skiing down from the very top of the world’s highest peaks will never catch on in popularity. Why would it? Is it even possible? “Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools”, so said Napolean Bonaparte but as far as I’m aware he never tried skiing. When asked by his […]

Photograph of the week: Baby elephant in the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

Photograph of the week: Baby elephant in the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

Captured on safari in South Africa, this photo shows how witnessing elephants in their natural African habitat is a truly enchanting experience. In addition to feeding, their additional day-to-day activities consist of resting and keeping up with their elephant herd. They may also learn some new manners during early years, such as extending their trunk […]

5 must-see birds in the Galapagos

5 must-see birds in the Galapagos

Bird watchers who want a luxury vacation should set their sights on the Galápagos Islands. To fully appreciate these islands’ remote beauty, arrive on a luxurious cruiser. You can find beautifully appointed tour boats that provide ample space on deck for bird watching (as well as sunbathing, swimming in the built-in swimming pool, and sampling […]

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