Category: Leisure Travel

A day out with Skye Ghillie on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK

A day out with Skye Ghillie on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK

We met Mitch Partridge, aka Syke Ghillie, in the car park outside Portree Tourist Information Centre, before heading out in his vehicle for an afternoon of foraging and fun. Mitch offers a respected ghillie service for the experienced angler, offering tuition for individuals and groups, but also turns his hand to other outdoor activities such […]

Visiting the Isle of Raasay, Scotland, UK

Visiting the Isle of Raasay, Scotland, UK

Just a short drive from Portree is the village of Sconser from where you can take the CalMac ferry, MV Coruisk, to the island of Raasay. Raasay is just 14 miles long and 4 miles wide, with a population of around 200 people. Taking her name from the freshwater Loch Coruisk on the Isle of […]

Visiting the Isle of Eigg, Scotland, UK

Visiting the Isle of Eigg, Scotland, UK

We had looked into visiting the small isles of Rum, Eigg, Muck and Canna but, on studying the Calmac timetable more closely, realised that this wasn’t possible as a day visit from the mainland. Although the ferry operator does run a service to the islands from Mallaig, there is only 10 minutes or so between […]

A luxury sightseeing experience

A luxury sightseeing experience

A luxury experience in a city usually boils down to a dinner at the best restaurant, accommodation in a unique hotel or shopping in the most expensive city district. But when thinking about luxury sightseeing, nothing really comes to mind. This is where AudioTrip may be helpful. As a part of their Kickstarter campaign called […]

Short stay: Isle of Eriska Hotel, Scotland, UK

Short stay: Isle of Eriska Hotel, Scotland, UK

In 1973 Robin Buchanan-Smith, a Church of Scotland minister, bought the Isle of Eriska with his wife Sheena and, more than 40 years on, it remains in the family to this day, with elder son Beppo now at the helm and very much involved in the day-to-day running of the hotel. Over those four decades, the property […]

The 4 most luxurious chalets in Courchevel 1850

The 4 most luxurious chalets in Courchevel 1850

Courchevel is known as ‘the millionaire’s playground’ but what can you really get for your money? I have been holidaying in Courchevel since I was a child, and now, selling it as a ‘go to destination’ for my high net worth clients, I have seen it evolve over the past 20 years, today, you can […]

5 things to do during Oktoberfest 2014

5 things to do during Oktoberfest 2014

Oktoberfest is a 16 day festival held every year in Munich and they say it’s the world’s largest funfair. As over six million people attended last year, they’re probably right. There are certainly many fun attractions and plenty of Bavaria’s finest food available, but Oktoberfest is synonymous with beer – strong beer at that and […]

The 4 best places for wildlife spotters on a luxury holiday in Sri Lanka

The 4 best places for wildlife spotters on a luxury holiday in Sri Lanka

With its prolific birdlife as well as wealth in elephants and leopards, it is no wonder tourists consider Sri Lanka as the ultimate wildlife destination in South Asia. Known as a land of exotic tropical beauty, this island-country is famous all over Asia for its diverse wildlife and rare creatures, such as the Asian elephant, […]

The best NYC luxury hotels with a pool

The best NYC luxury hotels with a pool

What are the best New York City luxury hotels with a swimming pool? Many people visiting NYC with kids ask me this question, as do some guests who regularly swim laps for exercise. Space is at a premium in NYC, so there are very few luxury hotels with a swimming pool. It’s a great amenity, […]

A visit to Richard Branson's Kasbah Tamadot

A visit to Richard Branson’s Kasbah Tamadot

A lunch at Richard Branson’s retreat, a mere 45 minutes drive from Marrrakech can be a good excuse to escape Marrakech and the hustle and bustle of its Medina and crowded souks. Most make it part of a day trip from Marrakech into the surrounding Atlas Mountains. Some also want to get a taste of the […]

Special feature: Airstream, The Quiet Site, Ullswater, Lake District, UK

Special feature: Airstream, The Quiet Site, Ullswater, Lake District, UK

Camping or caravanning might not be everyone’s idea of luxury but, if you’re going to do it, one way to do so with a little comfort, significantly more style than those white caravans that you see, and without any of the hassle of pitching a tent, is with an Airstream; and so we stayed in this iconic vehicle on a […]

The 10 best beaches in Catalonia

The 10 best beaches in Catalonia

Catalonia is one of the most perfect places to visit for those dreaming of escaping to the coast. From the fine, golden sands of the Costa Dorada to the rocky, pebbled shores of the Costa Brava, plus some picturesque little towns in between, Catalonia is a beach-lovers paradise. Each of the region’s beaches has its own […]

Lesser-known luxury island escapes

Lesser-known luxury island escapes

Ask people to draw up a bucket list of islands they would most like to visit and Zanzibar, Barbados,, Tahiti and Sri Lanka are the likeliest candidates to top the polls. Here, we look at a quartet of smaller, lesser know islands that offer an intriguing alternative to the A list and might well be […]

Photograph of the week: Cala Pi beach, Majorca

Photograph of the week: Cala Pi beach, Majorca

This week’s image is of the Cala Pi beach which is a small sandy beach hidden between amazing rocky seacliffs at the extreme southeast of Majorca – the largest island in the Balearics. There are many hidden beaches in Majorca but this one is a must see for all travellers. The only access is a remarkable […]

Summer fun in Lake Tahoe

Summer fun in Lake Tahoe

It was the 1960 Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley that introduced the world to Lake Tahoe. Snow is big here. The more of it the better. From skiing to snowboarding to tubing; if it requires snow, there’s a stretch of mountainside here where you can do it on. But as winter comes and goes, so […]

A resort for the honeymoon of your dreams: The Daios Cove Luxury Resort and Villas, Crete

A resort for the honeymoon of your dreams: The Daios Cove Luxury Resort and Villas, Crete

Thinking and planning where to spend one’s honeymoon can make for an incredibly difficult decision. Thus it is important to find the right destination, the right package and special offer that best fits your individual needs. With a variety of honeymoon offers provided the Daios Cove Luxury Resort and Villas, Crete, may just be a […]

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