Category: Leisure Travel

Million dollar views: 6 of the world’s best resort views

Million dollar views: 6 of the world’s best resort views

Following on from our previous series where we looked at the world’s best city hotel views, we now turn our attention to the world’s most jaw dropping resort views. While city views are entirely dependent on mankind’s ability to build structures and turn buildings into art and entire cityscapes into neon-lit bright reflections of a [...]

3 European cities in 5 fabulous days

3 European cities in 5 fabulous days

The sun hadn’t even come up when I realized it was going to be one of those days. During the hour drive from home to the airport, my flight had gone from being 20 minutes late, to delayed many hours, to no seat but a supposed ticket on another airline. In the end, it all [...]

5 luxury lodges where you’ll see elephants in South Africa

5 luxury lodges where you’ll see elephants in South Africa

The grand stature of the African elephant is as captivating as its innate intimacy for its own kind. You’d expect the huge frame of these gentle giants to stand out like a storm cloud in a clear blue sky, but the elephant isn’t as easily spotted in the wild as you may believe. Here are [...]

Top 5 reasons why the Basque country is an ideal destination

Top 5 reasons why the Basque country is an ideal destination

France is always going to be one of my top Winter and Summer destinations, the Alps a seasonal haven and the South of France – well, there is nothing better than being close to a harbour or hearing the waves lap at the shore. This year, one of my favourite destinations has to be Biarritz [...]

New Zealand’s #1 ski town and #1 bed and breakfast

New Zealand’s #1 ski town and #1 bed and breakfast

Skiing and snowboarding in New Zealand takes place mainly during the winter months of July, August and September, with later September conditions more spring like. The most popular region to ski in New Zealand is the Southern Lakes district, which is home to the beautiful, picturesque, tranquil town of Wanaka. Wanaka is a cosy small [...]

5 things to do on a luxury tour of Morocco

5 things to do on a luxury tour of Morocco

Up until 20 years ago Morocco used to be a land lost in the collective imaginary. For most people, it was associated with the film ‘Casablanca’, of which not one single scene was actually shot in Morocco. For a few other lucky ones, it was the behind- the- closed- doors hippy (very) chic crowd associated [...]

Luxury Tanzania safaris offer the best experience

Luxury Tanzania safaris offer the best experience

Tanzania is currently experiencing a serious boom, this is not least because of the troubles Kenya has recently had. It seems that Kenya fans simply turned their affections to neighbouring Tanzania and it has certainly seen a serious increase in luxury safaris being operated in this peaceful and friendly country. Tanzania is magical for a [...]

The top 5 chalets for breathtaking views in the Alps

The top 5 chalets for breathtaking views in the Alps

You’ve booked the chalet, the flights are organised, likewise the ski hire and lift passes. It’s all very exciting and soon you’ll be on the slopes having the time of your life. One aspect sometimes taken for granted is the actual location, the mountains. One of the great things about a ski holiday in the [...]

7 highlights you shouldn’t miss on a trip to Antarctica

7 highlights you shouldn’t miss on a trip to Antarctica

If you are well-travelled and think no destination could still provide you a jaw-dropping experience, you certainly haven’t looked south enough on the map! Reaching – arguably – the last pristine destination on the planet is a once-in-a-lifetime quest that can now be twinned with a fair degree of luxury and comfort thanks to the [...]

6 luxury activities for a girls’ getaway in Queenstown

6 luxury activities for a girls’ getaway in Queenstown

From the moment I land in Queenstown, I’m hit with an overwhelming sense of excitement. Soaring white-capped mountains greet me as I step out of the plane. There is a majestic ambience blanketing Queenstown, it’s easy to see I’m going to have a good time here. While it’s not my first time in Queenstown, this [...]

5 ways to attend the Grand National in style

5 ways to attend the Grand National in style

The Grand National needs little introduction. One of the biggest single betting events in sport, it is also one of the most famous horse races in the world – a handicap steeplechase that’s been running since 1839. Held at Aintree, Liverpool, UK, this year the highlight of the National Hunt calendar has a new sponsor, [...]

3 of the best European chalets for gourmet food

3 of the best European chalets for gourmet food

We all know that hotels and chalets have upped their standards to create ‘foodie’ experiences; guests now get the opportunity to take cookery classes, go out with the chef and source their own truffles, pick their own fruit and veg and, in some cases, receive a certificate about it for bragging rights back home. ‘Foodies’ [...]

Africa’s top 5 golf safari destinations

Africa’s top 5 golf safari destinations

Africa has come a long way from the concept that a safari is for a few wildlife-eager tourists, armed with heavy cameras and wide-angle lenses. Or, even before that, the hot and dusty wildlife drives, with little other leisure activities. Africa has grown a whole lot more sensitive to the needs of modern pleasure seekers [...]

Special feature: Amanfayun, Hangzhou, China

Special feature: Amanfayun, Hangzhou, China

When Marco Polo visited the ancient Chinese city and former capital of the Song dynasty of Hangzhou in the late 13th century, he christened the city: “beyond dispute the finest and noblest in the world.” Part of an old Chinese saying transliterated reads: “there is paradise in heaven, on earth there is Hangzhou,” marking Hangzhou as [...]

Beat the end of season blues – book next Winter’s ski trip now

Beat the end of season blues – book next Winter’s ski trip now

As winter draws to a close, some people may already be packing away their ski gear and turning their thoughts to swimming, sailing, cycling and sun. Others however, may already be looking forward to next winter, and taking advantage of some of the early booking offers which seem to be landing in our in boxes [...]

Top 5 luxury family beach escapes

Top 5 luxury family beach escapes

With such busy lifestyles, there is no comparable luxury than spending quality time together as a family. Searching for the ideal holiday to suit the collective needs of you and your little ones can be an overwhelming task. One wants relaxation and another cultural discoveries, the children’s preferences are not aligned either with one seeking [...]

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