Category: Leisure Travel

3 countries, 3 luxury train journeys

3 countries, 3 luxury train journeys

There’s something so romantic about a grand train journey. It harks back to a bygone era before the fast pace of modern life took hold and when travel was just as much about the ‘getting there’ as the destination. But this golden age of gentlemanly luxury is alive and well within the Belmond collection. In […]

Culture and fiestas - Springtime in Costa Rica

Culture and fiestas – Springtime in Costa Rica

The months of February, March and April are pretty full with Costa Rican events and fiestas. Such events give a taste into the history of the different areas of the country from cowboys showing off their horse skills in the ‘tope parade’ in Puntarenas to the best local music in Monteverde. It is a time […]

Oh, Canada! 5 reasons to visit Canada right now

Oh, Canada! 5 reasons to visit Canada right now

Spoiler alert to any adolescent girls reading this – Justin Bieber does NOT make the list. Sorry about that. The rest of you can breathe a sigh of relief and read on, because Canada is where it’s at. Bears and belugas in Manitoba To describe this extraordinary confluence of wildlife wonders as original doesn’t come […]

Top 3 ways to explore the Brazilian Amazon

Top 3 ways to explore the Brazilian Amazon

The Amazon is one of the highlights of any trip to Brazil. The most magnificent review in the world, it stretches through countries in Latin America. The Brazilian section contains some of the best of the Amazon in both river and rainforest. One of the highlights is the spectacular Meeting of the Waters. This occurs […]

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5 of the best ski lifts in the world

With so many fantastic destinations for skiing, it may be difficult to choose the best place for your family holiday. With the snow arriving very late in Europe in the current ski season, some resorts were closed, other resorts could only keep some of their slopes open. One of the effects this had on the […]

The best place on Earth to watch whales

The best place on Earth to watch whales

Majestic North Pacific Humpback Whales, or Kohola as they were known in ancient Hawaiian, begin their migration from Alaska to the Hawaiian Islands around September of each year. While the exact number of Humpback whales visiting Hawaii is unknown, it is estimated to be as high as 21,000. And while their main reason for coming […]

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Paradise in Zakynthos in Europe’s leading villa resort

Home to one of the finest beaches in the world, according to Condé Nast Traveller magazine, the Greek island of Zakynthos was named the “Flower of the East” by the Venetians, who ruled it during the Middle Ages. You’ve probably seen the iconic photo plenty of times before of Shipwreck Beach, where the Greek authorities […]

A Botswana luxury safari

A Botswana luxury safari

There are a few different ways to go about a safari. One is roughing it — getting dirty, sleeping in a flimsy tent on an even flimsier camping mat, sitting around an open fire to enjoy modest meals seasoned with dust and ash and lit by an awkward headlamp. And then there is a Botswana luxury safari— […]

Top 5 London afternoon teas with children

Top 5 London afternoon teas with children

Traditionally an adults-only indulgence, an imaginatively inspired afternoon tea is the perfect way to introduce children to fine dining. With its royal connections, London is the ideal city in which to find extraordinary and exciting teatime treats that will satisfy the most discerning adult palette as well as indulging the delightfully sweet fantasies of younger […]

5 top tips for a luxury weekend in Amsterdam

5 top tips for a luxury weekend in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, the stunning capital city of The Netherlands, is quickly becoming one of Europe’s premier destinations for the “high end” crowd. The Dutch city is able to cater to the most discerning visitors (as well as locals enjoying luxurious lifestyles) with a diverse, appealing and compelling offering of prestigious hotels, fine restaurants and of course, […]

24 hours of luxury in Edinburgh

24 hours of luxury in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is city break paradise. Here’s our dream luxury itinerary for just 24 hours in Edinburgh, short enough to leave you wanting more, but definitely long enough to sample the best of this stunning city. 00.00 Sweet dreams You’ll need what Scots call a ‘long lie’ to prepare for the busy day in store, so […]

7 of the best luxury spas in Asia

7 of the best luxury spas in Asia

Asia is home some of the best spas in the world. Whether you’re looking for romantic downtime, solitary pampering or to experience the practice of Ayurvedic medicine, a great spa for a relaxing holiday is crucial. For the spa lovers and those looking to rest their weary body, we’ve put together seven of the very […]

Wine Tourism

3 wine tours around Barcelona that you just won’t want to miss

Wine lovers certainly won’t go thirsty during their trip to Barcelona. Blessed with the perfect conditions for wine-making, this fabulous region is worldwide famous for its production of Cava – the go-to for sparkling wines. Enjoy a spectacular day out at some of the region’s top wineries for vineyard tours and tastings in the picturesque, […]

The top 5 child-friendly luxury hotels in South Africa

The top 5 child-friendly luxury hotels in South Africa

The belief that children and luxury can’t mix is a fallacy, and having children need not mean an end to indulgent, grown-up holidays. The recent nosedive of South Africa’s currency means that five-star luxury holidays in the sun for family groups are far more attainable than ever before. Whether your brood fancies a break with […]

6 romantic places to spend Valentine's Day in Japan

6 romantic places to spend Valentine’s Day in Japan

Where better to spend Valentine’s Day than the land of steaming hot springs, luxurious kaiseki cuisine, enchanting ryokan inns and exclusive skyscraper hotels? Whether you’re after traditional charm and rural seclusion or Michelin-starred restaurants and cocktail bars – Japan has romance to suit all comers. Here are just a few of our favourite places to […]

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3 of the most family friendly luxury ski hotels

If you’re planning to take the kids with you the next time you take a ski vacation, it pays to make sure that you choose accommodation that caters for children. As any parent knows, a bored child is a recipe for disaster if you’re wanting to relax and enjoy yourself. Here are three hotels that […]

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