Category: Speciality Travel

Top 5 cycling destinations for beginners

Top 5 cycling destinations for beginners

I often write about destinations that thrill me, full of opportunities for tough climbs and challenging rides. But what if youíre just starting out in the saddle, or perhaps simply enjoy more leisurely riding? I havenít forgotten about you. Here are some locations around the world that I have found are best suited to the […]

4 luxurious ways to detox in Britain

4 luxurious ways to detox in Britain

Detoxing doesnít have to be all virtuous sacrifices and gruelling regimes. Today people in Britain are more health conscious than ever and there are plenty of ways to treat yourself to a deep-cleanse that are not just enjoyable, but luxurious. Just in time to save you from breaking those resolutions, here are four of the […]

Heading for Tokyo and Singapore... your recommendations, please!

Heading for Tokyo and Singapore… your recommendations, please!

Next week I shall be travelling to Tokyo and Singapore courtesy of ANA – All Nippon Airways. I’m really looking forward to the trip as it’ll be my first time in each of these destinations. I’ve done a fair bit of reseach, gathering ideas on what to see and do, but obviously I’d like to […]

3 ways to experience your last night in France... in Chantilly

3 ways to experience your last night in France… in Chantilly

There are many reasons to stay in Chantilly before leaving France Ė not the least being the location of this charming historic town, 25 minutes from Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport. Chantilly in fact abounds with hidden treasures, above and beyond its special value for lovers of horseraces (the famous Diane-Longines Prize is in June, […]

A light-hearted look at the top 5 luxury travel trends for 2015

A light-hearted look at the top 5 luxury travel trends for 2015

The start of the new year is always a time for the travel industry to review data (or consult crystal balls) and present predictions for the top trends influencing travel in the coming year. Some of these trends grow year on year and 2015 is no exception; for example, immersive experiences summed up by the […]

3 perfect cities for relaxation in Tuscany

3 perfect cities for relaxation in Tuscany

Thereís no doubt that Tuscany is one of the best places on earth to enjoy an amazing, natural landscape as well as a lot of cultural activities related to nature. This region of central Italy is chosen by many people who want to escape the daily routine to recharge their batteries, relax and breathe healthy […]

Top 7 things to look for in a luxury cruise

Top 7 things to look for in a luxury cruise

Every cruise company claims to offer the ultimate in luxury travel, but it can be hard to know which ships are the real deal until youíre stuck in the middle of the ocean! When youíre investing in a luxury cruise experience, you should expect to enjoy a world class holiday where your every need is […]

5 of the best luxury wine hotels in Europe

5 of the best luxury wine hotels in Europe

Sleeping in a winery is a great experience. You discover yourself opening a window and enjoying a landscape of vineyards on the horizon… a good awakening for the senses! Many years ago, many wineries decided to build small hotels. The main reason, in most cases, was to be able to accommodate special guests of the […]

Top 5 luxury African safari bathtubs

Top 5 luxury African safari bathtubs

A bath tub may not be something that you associate with the luxury safari industry but it has become quite a symbol of luxury within the camps and lodges which populate East and Southern Africa. Many of the bathtubs offer that moment of true tranquility between game drives which is when you really know youíre […]

5 beachside getaways on the KwaZulu-Natal coast

5 beachside getaways on the KwaZulu-Natal coast

Long days of sunshine, a sub-tropical climate, and miles of warm Indian Ocean washing footsteps off sandy beaches make KwaZulu-Natal a popular holiday destination in South Africa. Whether you prefer beaches with buzzing nightlife on its doorstep, or the quiet sanctuary of untouched sands, youíll find the perfect spot on the KwaZulu-Natal coastline. Thonga Beach […]

The best places to kiss in Rome

The best places to kiss in Rome

Looking to share an unforgettable kiss in Rome? The Eternal City offers endless enchanting choices for romantic gestures whether you are strolling along the Tiber River or through the ancient Forum. Outdoor markets filled with colorful produce and the enchanting scent of freshly cut flowers are inspiring, and so are corner tables in dim trattorias […]

5 things to do in Africa before you die

5 things to do in Africa before you die

YOLO. You only live once. Though the phrase itself has been attributed to Mae West, the acronym has become a fashionable modern mantra for those who want to enjoy their life to the fullest, to do everything and anything, whatever the risks. Itís essentially the digital generationís equivalent of carpe diem, seize the day. Unlike […]

The best new lodges in southern Africa

The best new lodges in southern Africa

Picking the right place to stay can make or break your holiday, and with new lodges opening all the time, itís difficult to keep track. With so many lodges and hotels to choose from, itís not always easy to know where to start. This is our guide to the best of the newest lodges in […]

If river cruising is the new black, then Viking is the leading fashionista!

If river cruising is the new black, then Viking is the leading fashionista!

Ocean cruising is soooo last year, which is fine by me since Iíve never understood the appeal of endlessly popping Dramamine while bobbing around the high seas with nary a speck a land in sight, gorging on mediocre buffets, tedious dis/embarkement procedures, and reduced to watching third-rate Vegas wanna-be shows. Which is why I wasnít […]

Top 5 family friendly activities in Taupo

Top 5 family friendly activities in Taupo

Synonymous with natural beauty, Taupo is home to the largest freshwater lake in the southern hemisphere, which is around the size of Singapore. Unique attractions such Huka Falls and 10m tall Maori Rock Carvings makes Taupo an intriguing destination to explore. It has an impressive array of activities to accommodate any age group, below we […]

9 far-flung destinations for under £500 return

9 far-flung destinations for under £500 return

I know many of you reading like to save on your flights and splurge once you get to your destination. If youíre thinking of heading somewhere exotic this year, but would like to make the most of a great deal on flights, then take a look at KLM Royal Dutch Airlineís Pack & Go super […]

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