Category: Leisure Travel

Top 4 places to visit in the Calchaquí Valley of Argentina

Top 4 places to visit in the Calchaquí Valley of Argentina

From the mountains of the Andes to the deserts of the north, Argentina is truly a majestic place.  But the most awe-inspiring landscapes I’ve been privy to witness are found in the northwest corner, near the Bolivian border. Here in the Calchaquí Valley you feel as if you have entered a surreal, almost other-worldly realm, far […]

South Beach style on the edge of centuries-old rainforest

South Beach style on the edge of centuries-old rainforest

South Beach style on the edge of centuries-old rainforest? That’s exactly what Cove 55 is all about. The cool whites, minimalist but luxe décor and azure blue pool sets the tone against the verdant greenery of the surrounding Santubong peninsula in Sarawak, Malaysia, and its nearby beach. This exclusive hire resort is an unlikely combination […]

The top 5 pool villas in the Maldives

The top 5 pool villas in the Maldives

With so many outstanding hotels in the Maldives, it’s a real challenge to select just five resorts for special praise, especially when we realistically could name 25! If your budget will allow, there’s no doubt that booking your own pool villa will give you an extra level of privacy and luxury – where the views over […]

Photograph of the week: Golf at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Photograph of the week: Golf at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The tourism industry in the Dominican Republic is built around its magnificent beaches and landscapes, and this is what truly attracts visitors to this island and provides for steady growth. Punta Cana is for sure one of the most remarkable examples of this boom. This picture is taken at one of the beautiful golf courses […]

4 ways to make a splash at the 2013 Rio Boat Show!

4 ways to make a splash at the 2013 Rio Boat Show!

Every year, the rich and famous of Brazil and beyond, gather on the shores of Rio de Janeiro to take part in the largest sailing event in South America. This international boating show runs from 25th April until 1st May this year, with thousands of visitors expected to attend the showcase. This year, for the […]

Top 10 romantic hotels in Europe

Top 10 romantic hotels in Europe

Are you filled with starry-eyed sentiment and looking for the perfect destination for an amorous adventure? Join us as we explore Europe’s most sumptuous suites and luxurious lodgings to provide the ideal backdrop for your dream romance. Here’s a shortlist of my top 10 romantic hotels to be found in Europe. 1. Sun Rocks Hotel, […]

Top 5 shopping malls in Singapore with luxury local shops

Top 5 shopping malls in Singapore with luxury local shops

While Singapore is a world-class shopping destination, it is mostly known for its extensive array of for many international brands. Discovering local shops, local brands really takes some effort, and is a unique and personal experience. You need to be in the know to get the best out of it. The trick to local shopping […]

Top 10 places in the world to pop the question

Top 10 places in the world to pop the question

Congratulations! You’ve decided you want to spend the rest of your life with your partner. But before the rigorous wedding planning can begin, you first need to figure out how you’re going to pop the question. On top of a mountain? Under the sea? Or in a romantic restaurant, with violin music playing in the background? To help […]

Fantastic courses drive golfers to Cancun

Fantastic courses drive golfers to Cancun

Any golfer worth their 9 irons will agree that golf’s a game best played in the sunshine. Sure, we hardy Brits will face wind and rain to reach the 18th hole. Thanks to our grouchy weather, we don’t have much of a choice. But the highlight of a trip to the links doesn’t have to […]

6 unusual things you must do in Paris

6 unusual things you must do in Paris

Spring is a time when Paris resembles all of its most flattering cliches. The city is suddenly awash with cherry and apple blossoms, acting as umbrellas to the streets below them. The air lingers with uncertainty, because both sunshine and showers are definitely expected to feature throughout the day. Tourism is at its hilt and […]

4 luxury experiences in French Polynesia

4 luxury experiences in French Polynesia

French Polynesia is known as one of the world’s most luxurious destinations. That being said, there is an array of options for those looking for an opulent experience. To help you plan a luxury trip to Tahiti and her islands, here are four of the destination’s top luxury experiences. Traditional Tahitian luxury: Le Meridien Tahiti […]

Christchurch, New Zealand - a city and surroundings not to miss in 2013

Christchurch, New Zealand – a city and surroundings not to miss in 2013

Two years after the 6.3 earthquake struck New Zealand’s third biggest city of Christchurch killing 185 people, the city is in serious rebuild mode and ready again to welcome tourists. Having destroyed most of the CBD along with the beautiful historical stone buildings that Christchurch has previously been famous for, the earthquake wrecked serious damage […]

Top 5 luxury family escapes for pre-school children

Top 5 luxury family escapes for pre-school children

Family holidays are about quality time spent together – and can therefore be some of the most formative and memorable times of your child’s life. These recommended holidays have created many services designed with parents in mind and are perfect for families with pre-school children. 1. Carlisle Bay, Antigua Carlisle Bay is an extremely popular […]

Ischia's top 10

Ischia’s top 10

The Italian island of Ischia lies at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples, about 30 km from the city of Naples, and is a neighbour of the better known island of Capri. It is the largest of the Phlegrean islands and almost entirely mountainous, covered in greenery and fringed with white sand beaches, […]

Special feature: Congham Hall, near King's Lynn, Norfolk, UK

Special feature: Congham Hall, near King’s Lynn, Norfolk, UK

If you are looking for somewhere to totally relax and unwind, then you’d be hard-pressed to find somewhere more peaceful than Congham Hall where we have just spent the past week. Recently named as winner of the Best UK Small Hotel at the International Hotel Awards, this Georgian country house is home to a hotel, […]

Top 5 places you can enjoy luxury in London

Top 5 places you can enjoy luxury in London

Beautiful London is the perfect getaway for a luxury vacation. A vibrant city packed with gorgeous architecture, award-winning bars and restaurants and world-famous attractions. If it’s glamour you’re looking for, then this is the place to be. Here’s our hit list of the Big Smoke’s most luxurious destinations. 1. Harrods, Knightsbridge The world famous department […]

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