Category: Speciality Travel

Essential travel tips for the lottery winner

Essential travel tips for the lottery winner

For the traveling enthusiasts among us – winning the lottery promises us luxury travel nirvana. Our luxury travel dreams encompass the whole experience and not just the glorious end-destination. So naturally, the first thing to be ditched would be travelling commercial airlines (fondly described as ‘cattle class’). No more sitting like a sardine packed into […]

The Al-Andalus tourist train: "a palace on wheels"

The Al-Andalus tourist train: “a palace on wheels”

Anyone who has crossed Europe on sleeper trains will know that they’re not always so comfortable. However, the Spanish Al-Andalus tourist train is possibly the most spacious and luxurious train of its kind in all the world. So much so that it is billed as “a palace on wheels”. The cars containing the sleeper suites […]

8 awesome reasons to go to Madeira

8 awesome reasons to go to Madeira

Looking for somewhere a bit different to holiday this year?  With gorgeous landscapes and plenty of originality, Madeira is a beautiful island, perfect for either a short break or a longer holiday. Beautifully positioned in the North Atlantic, here are just a few attractions that this wonderful island has to offer… The wildlife Madeira is rich […]

Your personal guide to a luxury vacation in Barcelona

Your personal guide to a luxury vacation in Barcelona

When you book a luxury break, you are really just looking to do one thing: relax. Nothing adds stress to a holiday like rushing around, missing reservations and running out of cash at critical times. The key to a truly relaxing holiday is planning. Barcelona has something for everyone, and it is easy to become […]

Top 5 reasons to visit Madikwe

Top 5 reasons to visit Madikwe

Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West of South Africa is often over-looked in favour of it’s more famous cousin, the Sabi Sands in the Kruger. But this little National Park which borders Botswana has so much to offer that we really don’t recommend anyone forgets it’s there, as you will certainly miss out by […]

6 things to know about Bath

6 things to know about Bath

Behind the stoned buildings of Georgian Bath is a city that has plenty to see and do; a host of great eateries to visit and a vast array of accommodation to suit all budgets. Here are six things that you need to know about Bath to make sure that you make the most of your […]

Solitude and seclusion in southern Spain

Solitude and seclusion in southern Spain

If you love the Spanish climate and are looking to truly get away from it all – away from screaming children and away from the hustle and bustle of much of the Costa del Sol – then take a look at the total privacy and relaxation offered by DDG Retreat. Perfect for honeymooners or couples […]

10 'can’t miss' rooftop bars around the world

10 ‘can’t miss’ rooftop bars around the world

There is nothing that compares to the feeling and excitement that overwhelms you when you arrive in a new city. The excitement and anticipation to try new foods, interact with new people and new ways of life, and experience things that you never knew existed. So, to start planning all of these great things you’re […]

5 of the best luxury hotels in Scottsdale, Arizona

5 of the best luxury hotels in Scottsdale, Arizona

Scottsdale is a sunny destination with luxurious accommodations, over 100 art galleries, plentiful outdoor activities and more than 600 restaurants. It offers something for everyone - outdoors enthusiasts, shoppers, golfers, families, foodies, and those looking to lounge by the pool and hit the spa. The Valley of the Sun was once a popular hideaway for the old […]

6 top luxury African river cruises

6 top luxury African river cruises

Luxury boat cruises on peaceful rivers are not what many would imagine for an African holiday, this is one of Africa’s hidden luxury experiences. Africa is blessed with amazing and powerful perennial rivers, and although not exactly the sight one envisions when they think of Africa, several large and luxurious cruise liners are offering world […]

Top 5 ways to spend your birthday in Barbados

Top 5 ways to spend your birthday in Barbados

From stunning beaches to world class restaurants, there are hundreds of great ways to enjoy your birthday in Barbados. This diverse and beautiful Caribbean island has an activity to suit anyone, from lovers to the outdoors to bon vivants hoping to taste the finest foods and wines of the Caribbean. If you’re traveling to Barbados […]

3 malaria-free alternatives to the Kruger National Park

3 malaria-free alternatives to the Kruger National Park

The world famous Kruger National Park is South Africa’s flagship game park. Covering almost 2 million hectares, it offers an unrivalled wildlife experience where visitors can spot an impressive number of species: 34 amphibians, 49 fish, 114 reptiles, 147 mammals, 336 trees, and 507 birds. But if you visit the Kruger during the summer months […]

5 ways to fall for Arles

5 ways to fall for Arles

A trip to Arles, in the south of France, will leave you very much in love with wine, art, history, food and the finer things in life. This charming destination is brimming with craft shops, sartorially savvy locals, cosy wine bars, shuttered houses, Roman ruins, inviting restaurants and galleries aplenty. So, while the town may have […]

Exploring Rio in style - top tips for taking a tour

Exploring Rio in style – top tips for taking a tour

Rio de Janeiro is a popular destination, mainly due to its beautiful beaches and exotic landscapes, but when it comes to planning a holiday here, many customers forget there is a thriving city and fascinating culture to explore too. The tourism industry in Rio is developing fast, as demand is growing prior to the FIFA World […]

Top 3 luxury African safari driving routes

Top 3 luxury African safari driving routes

Self drive through Africa is not only for those on a budget but can accompany a luxury safari beautifully. There are however only a few places where one can actually self drive between camps – many of the luxury safari camps and lodges are so far apart that it makes no sense. Here I share […]

Top times to see Africa's baby wildlife

Top times to see Africa’s baby wildlife

Often we are asked what is the best time of year to go to Africa if you want to see baby wildlife. Of course there’s nothing we all love more than a hopping skipping baby anything. They simply are a highlight for anyone wildlife viewing. Predators are all too hard to predict since they can […]

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