Category: Leisure Travel

6 ultimate romantic luxury experiences

6 ultimate romantic luxury experiences

If you’re travelling with that special someone, then you deserve to stay somewhere exceptional. Whether honeymooning or a new couple, time away together provides a way to cement your relationship, pamper your partner and create memories which will last a lifetime. Romance does though mean different things to different people. Here’s my pick of the […]

5 favourite music festivals on Mallorca

5 favourite music festivals on Mallorca

Culture may not be something you immediately associate with Mallorca, but the Spanish island has a thriving cultural scene – including art, ballet, opera, and music of every genre. There are several annual music festivals, each comprising a series of concerts over a certain period. These range from the intimate weekly open-air jazz concerts of […]

Melbourne - a smug little city

Melbourne – a smug little city

Melbourne is a suave and chic destination. It is also smug. Renowned for its food, bars, appreciation of art and culture, you can fully expect a memorable experience. There has been a long standing rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne, and many claim that is why Canberra, Australia’s capital city, was placed in the middle. Melbourne […]

The best ski resorts in Italy

The best ski resorts in Italy

Skiing in Italy conjures up images of the majestic Dolomites, the sunny days and the long runs on pristine white snow. It also beckons the images of the long and languorous lunches to be had both on and off the slopes, and the hospitality of the Italian people who embrace visitors, particularly children of whom […]

Ooh la la! The 7 best streets to shop in Paris

Ooh la la! The 7 best streets to shop in Paris

As the pulsing fashion capital of Europe, if not the world, a Parisian shopping experience will offer everything from luxury haute couture houses to sprawling chainstores. If you’re searching for authentic French labels, or eccentric designer stores, you can take your pick of those too. Below is the definitive list of where to part with those […]

Darwin Symphony Orchestra to perform at Ayers Rock

Darwin Symphony Orchestra to perform at Ayers Rock

Uluru (Ayers Rock) will take centre stage this October as the Darwin Symphony Orchestra will perform for the first time to this magnificent, iconic backdrop. Tickets are now on sale for this world-class concert series on 18th and 19th October 2013 with prices starting from AU$95 plus booking fee. The opening night presents Viva Verdi, an operatic […]

The top luxury ski resorts in Switzerland

The top luxury ski resorts in Switzerland

Switzerland is well renowned as a unique skiing destination. It has strong influences from its French, Italian, German and Austrian neighbours, yet retains its own distinctive identity. Geographically breathtaking, with the Alps, rivers and glaciers, Switzerland is stunningly beautiful. It is one of the richest countries in the world, and it pays to have a little […]

6 spectacular skiing destinations in France

6 spectacular skiing destinations in France

For its suitability for skiers of all levels, range of resorts, variety and scale of terrain, quality of nightlife and scope of back-country and off-piste skiing, there are very few countries that are able to match France for the quality of skiing on offer. From protected nursery areas and sheltered beginner slopes to steep off-piste […]

Romance in Provence - spectacularly seductive Èze

Romance in Provence – spectacularly seductive Èze

Èze is one of the most spectacularly romantic spots in Provence; a French region that oozes romance. Perched atop a cliff, the village of Èze has been likened to an eagle’s nest because of its dramatic location 1401 feet above sea level. Its hilltop views over the sea are famous worldwide. The village has seduced celebrities, […]

Honeymoon bliss on South Africa's Garden Route

Honeymoon bliss on South Africa’s Garden Route

Fancourt, one of South Africa’s top resorts, idyllically situated on the famous “Garden Route”, is the perfect setting for a heavenly honeymoon, especially when combined with a few days in Cape Town. It is just a short flight or a scenic drive from the Mother city to the historic town of George – and Fancourt […]

Top 5 beaches in the Caribbean

Top 5 beaches in the Caribbean

Visiting the Caribbean is about experiencing a completely different culture. You can kick back, relax and enjoy the beautiful views and sandy beaches from the comfort of your luxury villa but how do you know where to go? The Caribbean is made up of over 700 islands, with a huge variety of beaches, so to save […]

The top 5 ski resorts in Japan

The top 5 ski resorts in Japan

Japan has become a must ski destination renowned for its deep powder, reasonable prices and unique atmosphere. Interestingly there are a lot of ski resorts coming into their own as the word spreads about the reliability of not only the snow, but of the ambient and relaxed atmosphere in these ski areas. The food speaks […]

Our 5 favourite places for luxury local shopping in Sydney

Our 5 favourite places for luxury local shopping in Sydney

A trip to Sydney would not be complete without visiting the local shopping spots which specialize in luxury. Given the climate, strip shopping in Sydney is ideal all year round. Not only is it an opportunity to see some of the most beautiful boutiques Australia has to offer, but you will also be able to […]

A white Christmas on Mnemba Island - without the cold, sleet and snow

A white Christmas on Mnemba Island – without the cold, sleet and snow

Northern hemisphere guests wishing to celebrate a white Christmas without the cold weather, sleet and snow are guaranteed a delightful twist to the festive season on the white sands of tropical &Beyond Mnemba Island, situated off the coast of Zanzibar. While the island’s coral sands are as pure and soft as driven snow, the traditional Christmas […]

5 of the most break-taking "rooms with a view"

5 of the most break-taking “rooms with a view”

Eat, sleep, work: the beckoning call of your daily routine. There’s no better time for a change of scenery. But what if we said washing the dishes could actually be relaxing? Or waking up in the morning doesn’t imply your plain bedroom wall is the first thing you see? Here are 5 of the best […]

8 fantastic ways to encounter wildlife in the Outer Hebrides

8 fantastic ways to encounter wildlife in the Outer Hebrides

As the BBC natural history series, Hebrides, Islands on the Edge comes to an end, many viewers will have been inspired to put the Outer Hebrides on their must-visit list.  But can the islands really offer the kind of up-close and personal encounters with wildlife that the series promises? The answer is a resounding ‘Yes!’ – the islands live up […]

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