Category: Adventure Travel

Google Treks: revolutionising travel as we know it?

Google Treks: revolutionising travel as we know it?

Google Treks is the latest extension from Google Maps and Google StreetView; it is a project that stitches together web tours of destinations all over the world, whether it be the Grand Canyon or the Galapagos. Follow highlighted routes and explore areas followed along the same path as the team that filmed them – a [...]

Top 5 luxury safari spas and healing treatments

Top 5 luxury safari spas and healing treatments

The puritans out there would probably turn their nose up at a safari lodge or camp with a spa – but surely a safari is about connecting with the wilderness… really feeling it? The word spa suggests something a little more formal than what most luxury safari camps and lodges have, and as soon as [...]

The top 5 terrifying ski runs in Europe

The top 5 terrifying ski runs in Europe

This is a lighthearted look at five of the most extreme and dangerous ski runs in Europe. Many have tried and many have failed. Brave or brainless, depending on which side of the fence you sit, you canʼt deny the nerve and skill of the skiers who attempt to get to the end of these [...]

Are you in on Africa’s big secret?

Are you in on Africa’s big secret?

In most African countries there is a ‘secret season’, sometimes called the low season, except it’s not really a low season – the wildlife is still there, often the birds are more beautiful, the vegetation is lush and the flowers are out; in short, low or secret season (usually between November and April in most [...]

See Australia’s iconic saltwater crocodiles up close and personal

See Australia’s iconic saltwater crocodiles up close and personal

Bringing together some of the largest saltwater crocodiles in Australia and boasting the world’s largest display of Australian reptiles, Crocosaurus Cove is a must see attraction when visiting Darwin and the Top End. Bring your bathers and “swim with the crocs”, jump on their “fishing for crocs” platform and smile for the camera while holding [...]

Doing the EdgeWalk on the CN Tower, Toronto

Doing the EdgeWalk on the CN Tower, Toronto

Have you a head for heights? Toronto’s newest and tallest attraction – EdgeWalk – has adventure lovers taking a walk outside the CN Tower… around the circumference of the roof! Every year between the months of May and October tourists can strap themselves in and lean out over the city – just above the 360 [...]

The hottest ticket under the sun – the solar eclipse

The hottest ticket under the sun – the solar eclipse

A total eclipse of the sun will occur later this year and another in 2015. This is a not-to-be-missed experience that should be everyone’s “must do” list. The fact that there is intense interest in the eclipse experience already, means that the cruise lines are putting on extra ships, and tour operators are coming up with [...]

The 4 best eco-lodges to go gorilla watching

The 4 best eco-lodges to go gorilla watching

The mountain gorilla has become an icon of eco-tourism and of conservation. In the last 30 years since we saw David Attenborough being surrounded by our giant cousins, many documentaries have told their story. Silverbacks have even knuckle-walked across the silver screen in Gorillas in the Mist . These are four great eco-lodges from where you can experience them [...]

Photograph of the week: El Peñol in Colombia

Photograph of the week: El Peñol in Colombia

El Peñol is a monolith located on the outskirts of Guatapé, a small town that lies about 86 km northeast of Medellín (Colombia). This giant granite stone rises over 2,000 metres above sea level on its highest point. On one of its sides, there are some stairs that take visitors to the top to admire [...]

Mount Roraima – the meeting of three South American countries

Mount Roraima – the meeting of three South American countries

Where the borders of Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana meet is the impressive Mount Roraima, flanked all around by 400 metre cliffs – the highest peak in the Pakaraima mountain chain. Legend has it that the plateau is the stump of a mighty tree that once held all the fruits and vegetables in the world until [...]

Africa’s top adventure: the Selinda Canoe Trail

Africa’s top adventure: the Selinda Canoe Trail

Luxury camps and lodges often have the best guides, best food and best locations in Africa – this is why even if you aren’t bothered about the wonderful comforts these camps provide, they do provide a better safari experience when it comes to the quality of your game viewing and guiding. The best parts of [...]

5 reasons we think a luxury safari is better than any other holiday

5 reasons we think a luxury safari is better than any other holiday

As Africa addicts ourselves we realize we are writing this from a biased point of view, but we hope to argue convincingly why a luxury African safari beats any other type of luxury trip. We know there will be some who disagree, but we hope this article will be enjoyable for those of you who [...]

Top 6 activities in the extremes

Top 6 activities in the extremes

Some people will go to the ends of the earth for a bit of adventure! Although still considered somewhat off the beaten track, the polar regions and surrounding areas are fast becoming bucket list contenders for many travellers. And if travelling to these destinations wasn’t enough of a luxury in itself, there is plenty to do [...]

8 fantastic ways to encounter wildlife in the Outer Hebrides

8 fantastic ways to encounter wildlife in the Outer Hebrides

As the BBC natural history series, Hebrides, Islands on the Edge comes to an end, many viewers will have been inspired to put the Outer Hebrides on their must-visit list.  But can the islands really offer the kind of up-close and personal encounters with wildlife that the series promises? The answer is a resounding ‘Yes!’ – the islands live up [...]

Nicaragua launches new Coffee Trail

Nicaragua launches new Coffee Trail

The Nicaragua Tourist Board has launched the Coffee Trail, a new tourist route that will give visitors an authentic experience of the northern region of the country. The Coffee Trail covers five regional departments – Estelí, Jinotega, Madriz, Matagalpa, and Nueva Segovia – and aims to show visitors the diverse culture, food, scenery and tourism [...]

Luxury up South America’s 4 highest mountains

Luxury up South America’s 4 highest mountains

South America offers stunning landscapes, cultural diversity and awe-inspiring sites. If you are looking to accomplish a ground-breaking challenge in this remarkable continent we have compiled a list of South America’s five highest mountains. These extreme mountains offer demanding terrain, breath-taking views and a sense of adventure. Aconcagua, Andes, Argentina – 6,961m The lofty Aconcagua Mountain, located [...]

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