Category: Leisure Travel

Silky snow fields in the Alps

Snow – your luxury ski holiday depends on it

Where would we be without snow, all togged up and nowhere to ski, empty resorts in the winter and without the white stuff we can add another species to the ever growing list of extinctions, the snowman. Too sad. That scenario isn’t going to happen this year it seems. As the ski resorts around Europe gear […]

Why Canada is this year's Christmas shopping hit

Why Canada is this year’s Christmas shopping hit

The six week countdown to Christmas has begun and the UK is beginning to buzz with festive cheer. But despite the excitement of celebrating the holiday season with family and friends, the thought of crowds and queues when Christmas shopping can turn the best of us into a bit of a Scrooge. The solution? A […]

6 of the best art stops in Oxford, UK

6 of the best art stops in Oxford, UK

Although renowned for its prestigious university, it is almost impossible to visit Oxford without stumbling upon the city’s thriving art scene. Dubbed ‘the city of dreaming spires’ by poet Matthew Arnold, Oxford’s art can be found on every cobbled corner – from its breath-taking architecture to its collection of charming antiques shops. Here’s our list […]

3 amazing resort swimming pools in Los Cabos, Mexico

3 amazing resort swimming pools in Los Cabos, Mexico

If relaxing around a gorgeous swimming people enjoying the ocean breezes and unforgettable views of the Sea of Cortez sound like a perfect retreat, Los Cabos, Mexico will not disappoint. With the ever-present ocean views as a focal point, Cabo’s glamorous luxury resorts have designed their pool areas to best maximize those views and the […]

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Have you seen the African Impossible 5?

You’ve seen the Big 5, here’s a new challenge. If you’ve been on a safari holiday you’re probably aware of the African Big 5 of lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino. Many guides will help guests tick these iconic animals off their wish list, in some cases in a single afternoon. However, there’s more to […]

5 fun family activities you can all enjoy in Provence this Winter

5 fun family activities you can all enjoy in Provence this Winter

To be whisked away to one of South of France’s most glorious holiday destinations in the depths of winter has a strong appeal for many; the Provencal charm works it’s magic on all visitors particularly since the peace and calm it offers is much more prevalent during the quieter months. If you are planning on […]

10 spectacular treasures of Peru

10 spectacular treasures of Peru

Peru has long been a backpacker’s paradise; however, this “Empire of Hidden Treasures” has now entered into the limelight as a must-see travel destination for upscale travelers as well. From riverboat expeditions deep in its exotic rainforest, to journeys along its vast coastal desert – traveling via the breathtaking peaks of the Andes in between […]

10 exciting ways to pass the Winter in Andalusia

10 exciting ways to pass the Winter in Andalusia

Andalusia may be best known for its sweeping beaches and seemingly endless summer sun, long serving as a haven for those wishing to soak up some reliable rays. This reputation is well founded; however, even throughout the winter there is no shortage of fascinating and exciting things to do. And with the best climate in […]

8 of the world's best villas for golf lovers

8 of the world’s best villas for golf lovers

A golf holiday can be a great way to spend and have a great time while enjoying your favorite sport: from mountain lodges to sea side estates, there are plenty of properties around the world that are right on the green. Villa Manzu, Costa Rica Staying at Villa Manzu is an unforgettable experience in itself, […]

6 of the best ski resorts in North America

6 of the best ski resorts in North America

Nights are drawing in and frost is in the air.  Time to be thinking about where to ski this season. Forget Brexit, forget the US election; get out the wax and get planning. For the best skiing in North America  you have to head to the west, to the Rockies and beyond.  Here is where you […]

Scenic walks: Eckabauer Peak to Garmish, Berggasthof

Soothe your soul: 4 scenic walks in Germany and Italy

Hiking is for many people the embodiment of a luxury holiday par excellence. Whatever your definition of ‘walking’ or ‘hiking’ť, it soothes the soul, relieves the stress and fills your memories with scenic moments. Invigorating autumn walks on both sides of the German-Italian border are fantastic breakaways. Here are a few suggestions: Eckbauer Peak to […]

Short stay: Macdonald Ansty Hall, Ansty, near Coventry, UK

Short stay: Macdonald Ansty Hall, Ansty, near Coventry, UK

Ansty Hall lies in the village of Ansty, which despite being just 300 feet above sea level, is one of the highest points in Warwickshire. It was built in the 17th Century for Richard Taylor, a supporter of Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War, and passed to the Adams family in the late 18th […]

Kayaking combined with a little luxury in the Lake District

Kayaking combined with a little luxury in the Lake District

We recently tested two Sevylor kayaks on a luxury stay in the English Lake District, arriving at one of Cumbria’s finest lakeside hotels in style… by kayak! Before we get started, the first thing to mention about Sevylor kayaks is how portable they are.  Despite being quite large and robust vessels, once they’re fully inflated, […]

Lupo Barcelona

The top 3 premium shopping streets in Barcelona

Barcelona may not be as well known as other European cities for its shopping hotspots, but if you’re looking for some retail therapy in a beautiful setting, then the Catalan capital will definitely have something for you. From unique boutiques to big brands, including some of the best designers around, here we give you the […]

Ghost Tours Barcelona

5 alternative tours to try in Barcelona

With our smartphone maps and varying individual tastes, self-guided tours often serve as the way we navigate around a new city. But unfortunately, they don’t always provide the most efficient and interesting tours for new explorers. We want you to make the most of your time in any city, but especially in Barcelona. Here you’ll […]

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3 of the best Greek islands for a peek into the past

The Greek Islands have something for everyone. It’s hard not to fall in love with the views, the food, the beaches, the quaint fishing villages, the people. For culture vultures though, the islands are also steeped in history. The endless monuments and ruins hold the key to a rich, interesting past and beyond the spectacular […]

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