Category: Leisure Travel

The luxury ski traveller’s diary – why it pays to book ahead

The luxury ski traveller’s diary – why it pays to book ahead

You make a fantastic plan to get all the family together from all corners of the globe for an extra special ski trip to celebrate your 60th birthday. Diaries are swopped. Emails are flying and before long, it’s patently clear that your options boil down to school holidays and half terms. Leave it too late […]

8 of the world's 'ultra luxe' bathrooms

8 of the world’s ‘ultra luxe’ bathrooms

We spend a lot of time in the bathroom. A good bathroom is a necessity, a beautiful bathroom is a luxury, but the following bathrooms, are just out of this world. I like to put them in the ‘Ultra Luxe’ box. A section of the ‘marketing mix’ which has been thoroughly thought about and is […]

20 great reasons to visit Shamwari Game Reserve on the Eastern Cape, South Africa

20 great reasons to visit Shamwari Game Reserve on the Eastern Cape, South Africa

Whether you’re going on safari for the first time or you’re a seasoned traveller who has been on safari many times before, look no further than Shamwari Game Reserve. We stayed there recently and had a truly amazing time. Here are 20 reasons why this reserve serves as an excellent luxury option. 1. Accessibility In […]

Short stay: Riverdene Lodge, Shamwari Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Short stay: Riverdene Lodge, Shamwari Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Having stayed at the wonderful Long Lee Manor on the Shamwari Game Reserve, we moved on to the reserve’s family friendly Riverdene Lodge accommodation. Many game reserves won’t allow any children at all until a certain age, but what makes Riverdene Lodge unique is that kids of all ages are welcome – and extremely well catered for – and […]

Short stay: Long Lee Manor, Shamwari Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Short stay: Long Lee Manor, Shamwari Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Having taken a short flight from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, we were taken by our driver to the Shamwari Game Reserve where we were to spend the next few nights, leaving the industry of PE with its ’mechanical giraffes’ (cranes that looked very much like giraffes) behind and passing the Maitland sand dunes as we departed this […]

5 things to do in Bonaire (besides scuba dive)

5 things to do in Bonaire (besides scuba dive)

Bonaire has long been known for world-class diving and snorkeling. Between the pristine coral reefs of the Bonaire Marine Park and year-round crystal clear waters, it’s no wonder readers of Scuba Diving magazine have consistently ranked Bonaire among the best locations in the world for scuba diving. However, there’s so much more to do on […]

Top 5 things to do in Taos, New Mexico

Top 5 things to do in Taos, New Mexico

New Mexico is known for gorgeous lighting with epic sunsets of red, orange and purple blazing through the sky.  Vast open spaces dotted with cedar trees, juniper, and sage brush in varying shades of green framed by mountains make you feel as though you’re in a painting.  Adobe architecture against bright blue sky, and the smell […]

5 experiences not to miss on the Turks & Caicos' 'Provo'

5 experiences not to miss on the Turks & Caicos’ ‘Provo’

The Turks and Caicos Islands. You’re imagining scenes of white sand beaches and warm, turquoise waters. And you’d be right. There’s a reason why Grace Bay Beach has won countless “best beaches in the world” awards. But don’t be so blinkered (like I was)! There is so much more to these islands, as I discovered […]

5 recommended superyacht honeymoon destinations

5 recommended superyacht honeymoon destinations

Set sail with the one you love and experience memories that will last forever on board your own luxury superyacht charter. Imagine watching the sun rise and fall over the glittering ocean, sipping chilled Champagne on the sun deck, indulging in a personal massage and dining beneath the stars, feeling the sway of the tide […]

Extreme mountain biking on the Isle of Skye

Extreme mountain biking on the Isle of Skye

Many of you very kindly followed our family mountain bike adventures in the Scottish Isles this Summer in which we eventually made our way on to the Isle of Skye where we did a little exploring of our own. Well, our efforts will look rather meagre once you watch this! #TheRidge is the brand new […]

Short stay: Table Bay Hotel, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa

Short stay: Table Bay Hotel, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa

The 5-star Table Bay Hotel, a Sun International property set on the breakwater wall of Cape Town’s historic Victoria & Alfred waterfront, is a contemporary architectural treasure with 329 rooms that either overlook the bay to Robben Island, where Nelson Madela was for a long time famously imprisoned, or – as in the case of […]

5 favorite Summer cycle rides

5 favorite Summer cycle rides

You know what makes me smile? Riding through gorgeous destinations in the warm, Summer sun. For me, nothing beats pushing myself to the limit as I climb a steep incline, biking through the most stunning locations, or cycling for a cause that is near and dear to my heart. In short, it’s all about the […]

The best places in Cyprus for a luxury beach break

The best places in Cyprus for a luxury beach break

Cyprus is at the crossroads of the world. It is located south of Turkey, west of Syria, north of Egypt and east of Greece. This location has bestowed a rich culture on this stunning island state, and this is part of the reason it is an excellent holiday destination. Add to a fascinating history incredible […]

4 luxurious hotels in Florida's Palm Beaches

4 luxurious hotels in Florida’s Palm Beaches

Florida’s Palm Beaches is comprised of 38 towns and cities that make up Palm Beach County including Palm Beach, West Palm, Jupiter, and Boca Raton. It’s a destination filled with luxury resorts, world class shopping, fine dining, and 47 miles of beaches along the Atlantic Ocean. Drive down the segment of A1A known as Millionaire’s […]

8 reasons to love Lech

8 reasons to love Lech

I have skied in Lech since I was a child, and it is the resort that I keep returning to. Lech fuses tradition and modernity perfectly. In the 25 years or so that I have been going, its charming character has remained reassuringly constant; strict planning laws means that expansion and development is virtually non-existent […]

A luxury par 3 in Scotland

A luxury par 3 in Scotland

Whether an independent country or part of the United Kingdom, Scotland has plenty to offer the luxury traveller. It has breathtaking scenery, rugged coastlines, a proud culture, centuries of heritage and this year is the Year of the Homecoming – a year long programme of events and activities that shows off all that Scotland has […]

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