Category: Leisure Travel

Suite of the week: The Lodge at Benguerra Island, &Beyond Benguerra Island, Mozambique

Suite of the week: The Lodge at Benguerra Island, &Beyond Benguerra Island, Mozambique

Suite name: The Lodge at Benguerra Island Location: &Beyond Benguerra Island, Mozambique Size of accommodation: Benguerra Island is 55 sq km, 11 km long x 5.5 km wide Cost per night: from $410 per night Who’s stayed there: Harrison Ford, Calista Flockhart & Chantal Hochuli (Former Princess of Hanover) What makes it special: It is the location of &Beyond Benguerra Island […]

Where to find a luxury stay in Hua Hin

Where to find a luxury stay in Hua Hin

Great beaches. Shallow depths. Nice weather. Enough said why Hua Hin is one of the best family destinations in Thailand. Located on the western side of the Gulf of Thailand with only 3 hours from Bangkok, I would not say I expect to see the peaceful beaches in the city. But Hua Hin does have […]

4 unusual things to do and see in Vancouver

4 unusual things to do and see in Vancouver

In Vancouver, British Columbia, most visitors head to the renowned Granville Island with its public market, restaurants, and boutique stores. Others stray from the roads most traveled and are surprised at Vancouver’s many attractions. Trolleys and trains, primeval (but passable) forests, native and contemporary art, innovative food, and its island setting make Vancouver one of […]

Four Seasons

3 of the best babymoons for Londoners

It makes sense that pregnant ladies and fathers-to-be want to make the most of their last chance at rest, relaxation and pampering before their new bundle of joy arrives and turns their lives on its head. Perhaps you’ve been working throughout your pregnancy while simultaneously attending medical appointments, purchasing the necessary baby paraphernalia and decorating […]

5 top tips for your honeymoon safari

5 top tips for your honeymoon safari

African safari and Indian Ocean beach is a classic combination for a luxury honeymoon. In many cases neither bride nor groom has been to Africa before, but even when one of them has, there’s plenty of choice of small, remote safari camps with great wildlife and romantic beachfront hotels to ensure you’re both going somewhere […]

Discover Carmel-by-the-Sea’s hidden gems with a walkabout

Discover Carmel-by-the-Sea’s hidden gems with a walkabout

Living proof that “smaller is better”, Carmel-by-the-Sea consists of one square mile, fabulously jam-packed with 45 cozy to elegant inns, 60 scrumptious eateries, about 80 unique art galleries and even a doggie therapist! For geographically challenged tourists like myself, it’s a dream come true since once you make the scenic 120 mile drive down from […]

5 of the most family friendly destinations to consider for your next trip

5 of the most family friendly destinations to consider for your next trip

The perfect family holiday requires copious amounts of planning, but before any of that can begin you and your loved ones need to decide where to travel! With so many diverse landscapes gracing the planet, it can be difficult figuring out which of them you want to explore. However, whether you’re in search of a […]

5 of the best exclusive experiences in Burma

5 of the best exclusive experiences in Burma

Burma may be decades behind the rest of the world in many respects (and therein lies its charm), but there is one area in which no traveller to Burma need compromise, and that is luxury travel. Though the market is in its infancy, there are some truly spectacular hotels and experiences already available in Burma […]

Tranquil skiing in Sestrière

Tranquil skiing in Sestrière

It’s an eternal conundrum facing European skiing enthusiasts – how to enjoy the unique blend of food, culture and landscape in peak season Italy or France without the packed pistes. For those dreading those long queues at the ski lifts in the coming months, the Piemonte region of Italy may provide a charming solution. There […]

Helichalet

10 reasons why I fell in love with Whistler (and you will too)

Whistler was recently rated the number one ski resort in North America in SKI Magazine’s yearly reader poll for 2015. To give such a distinguished vote of appreciation and confidence in a highly competitive industry, the voters must have very good reason to vote for Whistler year after year! Whistler has everything; lots of consistent […]

3 great reasons why you should try cross country skiing  this Winter

3 great reasons why you should try cross country skiing this Winter

If you’ve never been cross-country skiing before, it might seem a bit daunting, but speaking from experience, once you have tried this fantastic sport, you will be hooked and never look back. Here are three reasons why I am now a dedicated cross country ski fan to inspire you. You will wonder what took you so long to try. Healthy […]

Amangani

Top 5 sexiest Winter pools

We wrote an article on the sexiest Summer swimming pools, but we just couldn’t resist writing one on its wilder counterpart: the sexiest Winter pools. There is something wildly exotic about swimming at an adequately heated pool in the middle of winter, while the environment that surrounds slowly wakes up from the subzero freeze. While winter […]

5 great reasons to travel Italy by river

5 great reasons to travel Italy by river

When it comes to visiting Italy by ship, most people think of cruising the Mediterranean. Not many people associate Venice with river cruising, but Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has been operating in the Venetian Lagoon and along the Po River for the past 3 years, offering adventurous travelers the opportunity to really get to […]

The secret life of luxury simplicity in Phuket

The secret life of luxury simplicity in Phuket

Discover the new experiences; learning and getting a new perspective about life are the top motivations for travellers. Discovering their own precious moments that they can go brag with friends for years and uncover the hidden meaning of life is just something that can be done easier when environment allows. Imagine how beautiful life can […]

4 of the best luxury spas in Phuket to nurture your inner bliss

4 of the best luxury spas in Phuket to nurture your inner bliss

Talking about Phuket, 80% of people you talk to relate the city with beautiful beaches and the endless entertaining nightlife. Not everybody knows about Phuket’s more hidden peaceful side, which offers a genuinely luxurious lifestyle with world-class spa treatments and wellness centres. These are our picks for the very best Phuket spas, along with some […]

Short stay: JA Palm Tree Court Hotel, Dubai

Short stay: JA Palm Tree Court Hotel, Dubai

JA Palm Tree Court forms part of the five star JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort complex – the ‘mother’ hotel to the JA Hotels & Resorts brand, and is tucked away in beautifully landscaped gardens. Unlike many Dubai hotels, this one has a relatively low-key feel (by Dubai standards, at least!) with low-rise buildings but […]

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