Category: Leisure Travel

6 great mountain lakes to visit in the Dolomites

6 great mountain lakes to visit in the Dolomites

The Unesco Dolomites are dotted with bodies of water which reflect the majesty of the mountains which surround them. Bubbling streams and rivers lead to cold lakes which adapt their colours according the their depth. Combining water, forests, towering mountain peaks and green meadows, these landscapes cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Each […]

The smart money is heading to Rio - now

The smart money is heading to Rio – now

The general expectation is that there will be a tourism boom during a large event such as the Olympics. However, the smart money realises that the exceptional demand on services raises costs to unjustified levels whilst simultaneously reducing the quality of services on offer (the best of the best being reserved for so-called VIPs). The […]

6 beautiful places to see Autumn leaves in Japan

6 beautiful places to see Autumn leaves in Japan

Japan is world-famous for its cherry blossom, making spring by far the most popular time for tourists. But did you know that autumn has its own natural displays that are just as spectacular – if not more so? Just as hanami (flower-viewing) is integral to the Japanese enjoyment of cherry blossom, koyo, or momiji (leaf-viewing) […]

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16 great things to do in London with kids

London is a great place for a family holiday as there are so many great things to see and do. But would you know which of these “things” are family-friendly? With so many activities and experiences on offer, it can be tricky to determine which ones are truly suitable and fun for children. This is a […]

6 unique things to experience in Mpumalanga, South Africa

6 unique things to experience in Mpumalanga, South Africa

Mpumalanga is one of South Africa’s most beautiful provinces. Meaning “the place where the sun rises”, it is a haven for nature-lovers. Here are six unique things to experience in Mpumalanga. 1. Go on a luxury safari Mpumalanga is home to the world-famous game reserve, Kruger National Park. The Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, lies […]

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How to do Halkidiki in style

Known for its three peninsulas, Halkidiki is a glamorous beach paradise with striking sandy shores and crystal clear waters. This northern region is so beautiful in fact that it makes an alternative to the famous Greek Islands and some of its hotspots are just as popular with tourists. If you’re not looking to island hop, […]

5 of the best ski resorts for a luxury ski weekend

5 of the best ski resorts for a luxury ski weekend

If you’re like me, a week’s skiing is great, but it’s simply not enough. A luxury ski weekend is a great way to add a few more days on the mountain into your ski season. Whether you’re looking for a location to impress your clients or simply a chance to escape the City and enjoy […]

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5 reasons to visit Andorra at any time of the year

Don’t let Andorra’s size fool you; this tiny principality between France and Spain may be one of the smallest in Europe but it’s definitely worth a visit. Nestled in the Pyrenees mountains and boasting beautiful landscapes further than the eye can see, every season in Andorra offers new activities and adventures. What’s more, it’s only […]

India's hidden golf courses - the top greens to play and how to get your best score

India’s hidden golf courses – the top greens to play and how to get your best score

When you think of India you think of the Taj Mahal, Rajasthan’s forts, beaches in Goa and houseboats in Kerala – to name just a few of the country’s draw cards. This is the well-known India. But amongst India’s best-kept secrets are its golf courses. India holds a rich golfing history and heritage many aren’t […]

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10 things to learn while you travel

Experiential travel is the best kind – and what better way to get under a destination’s skin than by learning a new skill under the guidance of local experts? From cooking and dancing to surfing and diving, via a multitude of handicrafts, here are some suggestions for educational, practical activities to try out on your […]

5 unique things to do around the Amalfi Coast

5 unique things to do around the Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast needs no introduction. The cliffs, the lemon trees, the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the blue grotto, and the islands of Capri and Ischia have been subjects of countless books and melodies. It is an area of southern Italy that has been luring visitors for thousands of years in search of history, […]

Top 5 horseback riding experiences in Ecuador

Top 5 horseback riding experiences in Ecuador

An emerging travel destination, the highlands of Ecuador offer horseback riding for spirited travelers who seek special travel experiences – ones with magnificent colonial haciendas, jaw-dropping vistas, contact with authentic highland cowhands, and some of the gentlest horses you’ll ever find. Mounted on horseback, your journey will take you through pristine highland valleys surrounded by […]

A luxury golf break at Stoke Park Country Club, Spa and Hotel, Buckinghamshire, UK

A luxury golf break at Stoke Park Country Club, Spa and Hotel, Buckinghamshire, UK

The estate of Stoke Park has a long history dating back over 900 years but it was John Penn – 1760 to 1834 – who was responsible for most of what you can see today. In the latter part of the 18th century James Wyatt, architect to King George III,  worked on the development of […]

Cabo Real Golf Course in Los Cabos Mexico

Glorious greens: 3 top golf courses in Los Cabos, Mexico

It’s little surprise that Los Cabos, Mexico has become synonymous with exceptional golf. This breathtaking destination at the tip of the Baja Peninsula is home to courses designed by some of the best-known names in the sport. In addition to striking layouts by Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Greg Norman, Tom Weiskopf, Tom Fazio and others, […]

Pinnacle Rock, Galapagos Islands

The 10 best snorkeling spots in the world

Slipping into the water is arguably the best way to appreciate the world’s vibrant array of marine life. We’ve listed our top ten snorkeling spots around the world from uninhabited islands and rugged coastlines to shallow lagoons. Galapagos Islands The volcanic archipelagos of the Galapagos Islands host truly remarkable opportunities to spot wildlife underwater as […]

Dubai's 3 most unmissable beach hotels

Dubai’s 3 most unmissable beach hotels

With a 50km long beach running the length of the city, Dubai has its fair share of beach hotels but not all are created equal.  In the city of stop-at-nothing luxury, three properties stand out for their amazing rooms, attentive service and classy opulence. Dar al Masyaf, Madinat Jumeirah The beautiful boutique hotel within the […]

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