Category: Leisure Travel

10 of the best beaches in Croatia

10 of the best beaches in Croatia

Once an up-and-coming beach destination for the young, hip and well-travelled, Croatia has now become one of the most visited, coveted and desirable destinations in Europe. With over 700 islands, this archipelago in the Adriatic has fast become a must-visit hot spot for anyone who loves sun, sea and (almost) sand… Although many of Croatia’s […]

Top 5 South Africa spas

Top 5 South Africa spas

South Africa is home to a plethora of stunning landscapes, enchanting landmarks and unforgettable sights. It is the perfect destination for thrill seekers and adventurers, where natural wonders are waiting to be explored and mountains scaled. However, it is also a place of relaxation, with a host of spas on hand to detangle every tense […]

The 6 best luxury dive hotels in the world

The 6 best luxury dive hotels in the world

The concept of scuba diving for leisure has been around since that clever Frenchman Jacques Cousteau perfected the aqualung, but it’s only really of late that luxury diving holidays  – where the diving on offer is as outstanding as the accommodation – have come to the fore. Here are my favourite luxury diving hotels across […]

The best gardens and parks in and around Rome

The best gardens and parks in and around Rome

With Spring in the air in Rome, now is the perfect time to get outside and explore. Rome’s open air piazzas are not the only place in the city to congregate and enjoy la dolce vita. One of our favourites is the city’s English landscape garden, Villa Borghese, a popular city park destination for people […]

1881 Per Sagardi Barcelona

Barcelona off the beaten track: the hidden gems of the city

Some may be quick to assume that Barcelona is nothing more than unusual Gaudi buildings and beautiful beaches. To the contrary, the Catalan capital is brimming with off-the-beaten-track treasures whether you’re looking for the best spots for clandestine dining, low-key bars, quaint and quirky museums or simply to keep away from the hoards of tourists. […]

Top 10 hikes in Peru

Top 10 hikes in Peru

Each region of Peru has incredible terrain that’s worth a good hike. In the highlands of the Andes you can see elaborate fortresses and agricultural terraces left behind by the Inca. Go to southern Peru to see ruins left behind by ancient cultures, and see the very beginnings of civilization in South America. Peru also […]

4 fabulous Spring activities in Eastern Canada

4 fabulous Spring activities in Eastern Canada

Canada has a lot to offer. Beautiful wildlife, exciting cities and numerous possibilities for active holidays – it never fails to surprise and amaze. Regardless of whether you are new to the country’s treasures or you are a regular visitor, there are plenty of places that you should definitely visit this spring season. So, what […]

25 free things to do in Dubai

25 free things to do in Dubai

Dubai is renowned for over-the-top luxury, and as a tourist thinking of things to do in Dubai, it’s usually the high cost experiences that first come to mind. Helicopter tours, waterpark tickets, designer boutiques, private desert safaris and afternoon tea at expensive hotels… all very glitz and glam, but definitely budget-blowing. Well, there’s another side […]

This Summer's top 3 countryside festivals in the UK

This Summer’s top 3 countryside festivals in the UK

This summer, we’ll be looking for any excuse to escape the city and revel in the sun-kissed British countryside. With this year’s calendar brimming with festivals celebrating everything from food and music to history and literature, we’re just a bit spoilt for choice. Still, we’ve somehow managed to whittle the list down to our top […]

4 great reasons to visit Belgrade

4 great reasons to visit Belgrade

One of Europe’s best kept secrets, Belgrade should be on every adventurous travellers’ radar. Out of the ashes of communism, Belgrade has emerged as a leading cultural European city, with plenty of urban charm. Here’s why Serbia’s capital should be next on your must-experience list. The history The indelible mark of Belgrade’s turbulent history is strewn across […]

6 luxury experiences in Rome

6 luxury experiences in Rome

If you’re looking for a luxurious city break, spend a few days taking in the sights and soaking in the spas of the Eternal City. From decadent dinners to designer shopping, Rome has it all. 1. A Roman Holiday dinner BonAppetour offers more intimate dining experiences at some of the most unique locations in Rome, including […]

The US National Parks centenary year

The US National Parks centenary year

2016 sees the centenary of the establishment of the National Park Service by President Woodrow Wilson on 25 August 1916.  What a far sighted man he was! There were already 35 parks in existence; Yellowstone, the first National Park, having been established in 1872. The National Park System of the United States now includes more […]

5 of the most amazing train experiences in Ecuador

5 of the most amazing train experiences in Ecuador

Air travel is great – though you miss out on the countryside 30,000 feet below. Car trips in a foreign country are also fine – if you don’t mind spending hours cramped behind the wheel trying to figure your way through an unfamiliar environment. Crossing a country by train, though, is a way to get […]

The Andalusian festival season is in full swing for Spring

The Andalusian festival season is in full swing for Spring

Andalusia is a region known as much for its colourful and culturally rich festivals as it is for the seemingly endless supply of warm sunshine over its Mediterranean coastlines and seas of shimmering olive groves. Happily, these festivals and fiestas run right throughout the year so there’s bound to be something interesting happening no matter […]

4 ways to get your adrenaline-fuelled fix in Central America

4 ways to get your adrenaline-fuelled fix in Central America

Costa Rica is known for its glorious coastlines, romantic beauty spots, sloths and much more but it is also a fabulous place to visit for the adrenalin junkies out there who want non-stop, heart-racing adventure from a holiday, with a selfie to prove it. Here are some suggestions for living on the edge when coming […]

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, […]

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