Category: Leisure Travel

The 10 best places in the world to run a marathon

The 10 best places in the world to run a marathon

If you have a love of both running and travel, then our guide to 10 of the best marathons in the world will hopefully inspire you to your next marathon challenge. Like travel, marathon running has seen considerable growth in the last decade or two. We’ve included a real mix in compiling this list, from […]

Top 5 post-safari private islands

Top 5 post-safari private islands

Very few holidays can combine luxury and adventure like a safari. Where once were tents and fires now stand oases of opulence, their splendour further emphasised by their beautifully remote location. Those who have travelled to these outposts of civilisation will also tell you that, while there is nothing quite like the thrill of the […]

The toughest slopes on the Alps

The toughest slopes on the Alps

Ever wondered wha the toughest slopes on the Alps are? This infographic created in association with SkiBoutique highlights ten different routes, showing the ability level required to take on each challenge, along with descriptions of the routes, altitude and maximum gradient… a really useful resource for anyone heading for the slopes this winter!

5 of South Africa's best private game reserves

5 of South Africa’s best private game reserves

Visiting South Africa and not going on a safari is like visiting France and not drinking wine. The numerous national parks and game reserves on offer are an integral part of the overall South African experience, and are woven into the very fabric of the country’s history, culture, contemporary politics and socioeconomic development. But with […]

Top 10 tips for first-timers visiting Paris

Top 10 tips for first-timers visiting Paris

I was going on a Viking River Cruise to Southern France with my best friend, Joan, who mentioned that she had never been to Paris. Mon dieu! I immediately set out to rectify this grave error, and rebooked our flights so we could at least spend the weekend in Paris before heading down to Avignon […]

3 good reasons why you should try snowshoeing in the Alps

3 good reasons why you should try snowshoeing in the Alps

Snowshoeing is the ultimate in winter walking, giving access to the most privileged of experiences off the beaten track. Snowshoes distribute your weight evenly over a greater surface area so you don’t sink in (as much!!). This simple application of science makes the snowy wildernesses of the Alps accessible to walkers and the technique is easy […]

10 unforgettable experiences around the Riviera Maya, Mexico

10 unforgettable experiences around the Riviera Maya, Mexico

Are you ready for some fun? You can’t beat the Riviera Maya as a fun holiday destination. It is one of the most visited places in the world, and I assure you, you will have a blast! It offers you all that goes into making a holiday perfect. The startling blue of the Caribbean Sea […]

Top 4 unusual ski experiences

Top 4 unusual ski experiences

As soon as one winter season is over, talk quickly turns to the next for eager snow lovers. From world class après ski to skiing across untouched powder in remote fjords, feast your eyes over these incredible destinations, from Norway to Japan. They’re perfect for a more unusual ski experience. Fjord skiing in Lofoten, Norway For those skiers wanting […]

Tantalising Tanzania... just for her

Tantalising Tanzania… just for her

From the thunderous sounds of stampeding hooved wildlife to the roar of lions heard while drifting over the Serengeti in a hot air balloon, or the less-travelled Tarangire National Park, Africa is a luxury traveller’s portal to glimpse a place on earth where little has changed over the last few millennia. Women who dream of […]

24 hours in Courchevel

24 hours in Courchevel

As a child I spent every weekend at our family apartment in Courchevel 1850, and now I spend most of my adult life selling the resort. It is my favoured French ski resort, it is quaint and has a magical air to it. Yes, it is glitzy and ‘expensive’ but, for a week’s ski holiday, […]

New York City in 10 exciting tours

New York City in 10 exciting tours

As the song made famous by Gerard Kenny goes – ‘New York, New York, so good they named it twice’, New York is truly a city that is unique in so many ways and there really is no other like it in the world! A city that has many a song written about it.  This […]

Top 10 most romantic luxury honeymoon destinations

Top 10 most romantic luxury honeymoon destinations

Chances are that newly-weds would feel the love even if they spent their honeymoon in a caravan in a parking lot, but most tend to set their sights a little higher. Here are our top ten tips for the most romantic luxury destinations for post-wedded bliss, and without even a car park in sight. Sumba […]

Kenya's top luxury safari and beach combinations

Kenya’s top luxury safari and beach combinations

Kenya is on the up – the Foreign Office are slowly but surely dropping their warnings, new ebola cases in West Africa are slowly being gotten under control (although it never reached Kenya, touch wood). Kenya remains one of the top safari destinations in the world mainly due to its exceptionally varied habitats – this […]

Special feature: Sani Beach Hotel, Sani Resort, Halkidiki, Greece

Special feature: Sani Beach Hotel, Sani Resort, Halkidiki, Greece

On our arrival at the Sani Resort, a family-owned ecological reserve covering some 1,000 acres and with stunning, golden beaches, we were warmly welcomed by the ever-helpful Angelina in Guest Relations, offered a glass of fizz and presented with a useful map of the resort, outlining the various accommodation offerings, the marina, the restaurants and […]

Top 10 highlights in St. Petersburg, the captivating City of the Czars

Top 10 highlights in St. Petersburg, the captivating City of the Czars

St. Petersburg is a beautiful city filled with extravagant historical palaces, cathedrals and royal gardens. Long recognized as the intellectual and cultural center of Russia, this former capital has been spiffing things up with a growing number of luxury hotels and a vibrant restaurant scene truly befitting this City of the Czars. Below are my […]

5 of the best luxury stays, worth each and every one of their 5 stars

5 of the best luxury stays, worth each and every one of their 5 stars

True hotel luxury envelops you from first moment of contact – continuing in the myriad of subtle touches during your stay – all adding to a sum total worth every dollar. Many attempt to emulate. Certainly, bed linen thread count, furnishings and beautiful lobbies can be attained and in many instances equalled. However, getting the […]

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