Category: Speciality Travel

Fiordland New Zealand’s #1 hidden secret: Doubtful Sound

Fiordland New Zealand’s #1 hidden secret: Doubtful Sound

Tucked away in the far southwest of New Zealand is a magnificent wonder called Doubtful Sound. Accessible only by mountain pass or sea, makes this mysterious beauty very remote and far from crowed! You may have heard of the more popular Milford Sound, which does seem to steal the limelight from Doubtful, as Milford is much [...]

Viewing Asia’s most endangered species

Viewing Asia’s most endangered species

Asia is home to an astounding array of wildlife including many species that are in danger of extinction. Seeing these creatures can not only be difficult, but can also often contribute to their demise. In many places there are schemes in place which enable visitors to not only view but also learn about the animals [...]

Top 5 spas in Thailand

Top 5 spas in Thailand

Thailand is known as being as one of the world’s top spa destinations, but with the word “luxury” being bandied around all too easily, how do you really know where the best places are to be pampered in the Land of Smiles? Don’t worry! We have it covered for you – here are the top [...]

Lion flipped five metres into the air by a buffalo!

Lion flipped five metres into the air by a buffalo!

The outlook did not look good for one young buffalo when it was recently brought to a halt by two lions in the Mjejane Reserve on the border of the Kruger National Park, South Africa. Incredibly, though, an adult buffalo came to the rescue, flipping one lion five metres into the air. See the dramatic [...]

Top 10 alternative Alpine activities

Top 10 alternative Alpine activities

Sometimes it’s good to have a ski trip which includes an alternative alpine activity to skiing. Sometimes the alternative activity can provide the perfect excuse to squeeze another ski trip into your schedule. So, as well as the family trip, the boys’ trip and the corporate trip, you might like to include one or more [...]

8 family-friendly hotels for the holidays in the southeastern states

8 family-friendly hotels for the holidays in the southeastern states

Your daughter’s eyes beam with delight at the falling snow. Your nephew shrieks in glee at Santa waving from a Polar Express steam engine.  Christmas is a time for families, and children – with their belief in the magic of the holiday – are the shining stars of the season.  Treat the entire family to [...]

5 of the best luxury bush lodges in South Africa to get away from it all

5 of the best luxury bush lodges in South Africa to get away from it all

When we say we want to “get away from it all”, what we really mean is that we want the romance and sanctuary of dwelling in nature while still having “it all”. We want the comfortable bed and plush down duvet; we love the luxury of cocktails on the balcony and having someone else do [...]

8 of the most extravagant gifts for a quintessentially British Christmas

8 of the most extravagant gifts for a quintessentially British Christmas

We all know that Christmas is about giving, but if you’re really looking to impress this year then you’ll need something that hits that wow factor and where better to find supreme luxury than in royal Britain. With Christmas just around the corner, we look to some of Britain’s top luxury brands and artisans to [...]

A clever Christmas PR stunt from WestJet

A clever Christmas PR stunt from WestJet

Imagine seeing your dream Christmas presents appear before your eyes as you wait to claim your bags at the luggage carousel. WestJet managed to pull off this stunt, surprising their passengers in style, on a flight from Toronto to Calgary. Watch the video and see it for yourself… I just feel sorry for the guy [...]

Top 7 most unusual treks across Africa

Top 7 most unusual treks across Africa

Whether you’ve visited this great continent before, or are thinking of heading there for the first time, the vastness and variety of Africa has something for everyone. Its many mountain ranges, villages and national parks offer enough trekking experiences to last a lifetime. Here is a selection of the most unique. Otter Trail, South Africa [...]

Why luxury Kenya safaris can still compete

Why luxury Kenya safaris can still compete

As we all know Kenya is not a political paradise, things happen there which always receive widespread publicity – sadly they are probably happening in other parts of the world regularly but the press do love to build up the Kenyan incidents until everyone thinks it has to be unsafe to travel. This of course [...]

Passenger wakes up from flight to find himself in a locked, cold, dark and empty plane!

Passenger wakes up from flight to find himself in a locked, cold, dark and empty plane!

Imagine if you fell asleep on your flight and didn’t wake up on landing. Take that a step further and imagine none of the passengers or crew had spotted you as they disembarked. They all leave, leaving you alone on the plane. Now spare a thought for Tom Wagner for whom this precise scenario happened. [...]

Take an Amazon river cruise… in style and luxury!

Take an Amazon river cruise… in style and luxury!

For those travellers who are becoming increasingly bored with the seemingly endless cruising holidays available today, there is a truly unique alternative… a luxury Amazon river cruise. Embark on the voyage of a lifetime, sailing the earth’s mightiest river and the world’s last unexplored wilderness – the Amazon. The very first luxury vessel in the [...]

Taking a cruise from Southampton to Barbados

Taking a cruise from Southampton to Barbados

Many travellers visiting Barbados from the UK opt to fly, primarily because it’s quick, but if you’ve got the time, a cruise from Southampton can be a fun and luxurious way to travel to the Caribbean. Taking 14 nights, the cruise really is a major part of the holiday as you’ll visit a number of beautiful [...]

5 great ways to enjoy Madrid

5 great ways to enjoy Madrid

The Madrilenos operate at a different pace of life to most of us. It is relaxed, leisurely and calm. It is very, very Spanish. So, reset your watches and your time-clocks and keep those afternoons slow… it’s not until night-time when Madrid bursts into life. Madrid is a city of over three million, situated on the [...]

The world’s most extravagant luxury cruise suites

The world’s most extravagant luxury cruise suites

Cruising has become increasingly popular over recent years, and today ordinary holiday makers now take to cruising in search of an alternative to the endless pool-side resorts. However, for those looking to relive the exclusive and luxurious charm from the golden days of cruising, this post looks at the very best that money can buy [...]

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