Category: Speciality Travel

5 can't miss Toronto experiences

5 can’t miss Toronto experiences

Toronto, Canada’s largest city, is perfect for a city break over a long weekend, whether you’re a couple seeking a romantic getaway or a family wanting a nice balance between nature activities for the kids on the Toronto Islands and great culture and food options. Here are my tips for a first visit to Toronto: […]

Where should you spend this Christmas?

Where should you spend this Christmas?

That time of year is fast approaching! That’s right, Christmas is just around the corner and already shops are gearing up for the festive season. Wherever you look, reindeers and snowmen are looking right back at you. Perhaps you’re thinking about spending this Christmas somewhere other than home. Great! We have some great suggestions for […]

The best unknown climb in France for cyclists!

The best unknown climb in France for cyclists!

Unless you are a local cyclist, you have probably never heard of Mont Colombis (1734m)…! Not many people have, but  for those in the ‘know ‘ and the connoisseurs of the French cycling world, it has earned the reputation of being one of the toughest road climbs in France, if not ‘THE’ toughest. It is a pretty mountain […]

Tanzania's top 9 Indian Ocean getaways

Tanzania’s top 9 Indian Ocean getaways

East Africa’s coast is lined with turquoise waters, powder-soft beaches and some of the planet’s most beautiful tropical islands. Nowhere is this more in evidence than in Tanzania’s Zanzibar archipelago. Here are our top 9 beach properties off Tanzania’s coast for the most perfect idyllic getaway. Mnemba Island No list of top Zanzibar properties would […]

Top 5 beachfront hotels in Central America

Top 5 beachfront hotels in Central America

Attentive staff, fine dining, or pristine spas – what puts a luxury resort over the top? Experienced travelers will tell you that in the end, the most exceptional hotel is only as memorable as its surroundings. And where better than the beach? The following beachfront hotels make it possible for you to roll out of […]

Special feature: Stone Lodge, Combermere Abbey, Shropshire, UK

Special feature: Stone Lodge, Combermere Abbey, Shropshire, UK

The October half-term is often a time when we look to go away in search of warmer climes but every now and then, we choose to stay in the UK and we are invariably always delighted when we do. There’s no hassle with parking, no waiting in airports, no need for passports, no lengthy security […]

7 things to look out for on the first wellness focused ship in  Antarctica

7 things to look out for on the first wellness focused ship in Antarctica

Climb aboard the first wellness focused ship in Antarctica, where you can enjoy a premium Polar adventure, with an expansive array of health and wellness offerings. The Ocean Endeavour is an expertly engineered small expedition ship, newly refurbished, with a choice of 13 cabin categories and contemporary interiors. The 199-passenger vessel boasts a contemporary aesthetic […]

6 luxury experiences to enjoy in Edinburgh this November

6 luxury experiences to enjoy in Edinburgh this November

Edinburgh, the historic inspiring capital of Scotland, takes on a relaxed persona in the month of November. The city says farewell to thousands of high season visitors who partook in the world renowned summer festivals, and visitors can wander the streets in relative tranquillity as the trees show their beautiful remaining Autumn colours. Edinburgh has […]

Top 5 things to do in Yangon

Top 5 things to do in Yangon

If you’re heading to Burma, the chances are that you’ll be beginning your trip in Yangon: Burma’s former capital city and former stronghold of the British Raj. Though it is by far the largest city in Burma, Yangon remains much quieter and less developed than most Southeast Asian capitals. It has only 5 million residents […]

Ballooning over Sossusvlei

10 photos to convince you to visit Namibia

Think of Namibia. If anything comes to mind it’s probably an image of the dunes at Sossusvlei. But did you know you can take an early morning flight over them in a balloon, taking off at dawn as the sun lights up the eastern side of the dunes and casts the western faces into deep […]

The top 3 SUVs for your Winter ski break

The top 3 SUVs for your Winter ski break

The winter ski season is approaching and once more the question of how to transport you, your family and your precious equipment to your resort of choice in safety and comfort arises. An overnight ski train or an early morning flight, piling onto the ski-shuttle for a slow chug up the mountain are particularly unappealing […]

Top 5 adventurous holidays

Top 5 adventurous holidays

For those looking for something a bit different to your typical beach holidays, we have compiled our favourite adventurous holidays, perfect for those wanting to experience something unique. From an exploration of the South eastern nation of Burma, the depths of the vast Antarctica to an epic rail journey across several countries and a trek […]

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5 ‘home from home’ private safari houses

Africa is most fun when shared with family or friends and there are an increasing number of exclusive-use safari houses where you can do it in style with your own chef, a team of staff to look after you, and a private guide and vehicle to go out and explore. And if it’s a private […]

Suite of the week: The Lodge at Benguerra Island, &Beyond Benguerra Island, Mozambique

Suite of the week: The Lodge at Benguerra Island, &Beyond Benguerra Island, Mozambique

Suite name: The Lodge at Benguerra Island Location: &Beyond Benguerra Island, Mozambique Size of accommodation: Benguerra Island is 55 sq km, 11 km long x 5.5 km wide Cost per night: from $410 per night Who’s stayed there: Harrison Ford, Calista Flockhart & Chantal Hochuli (Former Princess of Hanover) What makes it special: It is the location of &Beyond Benguerra Island […]

Where to find a luxury stay in Hua Hin

Where to find a luxury stay in Hua Hin

Great beaches. Shallow depths. Nice weather. Enough said why Hua Hin is one of the best family destinations in Thailand. Located on the western side of the Gulf of Thailand with only 3 hours from Bangkok, I would not say I expect to see the peaceful beaches in the city. But Hua Hin does have […]

3 of the best high-speed train escapes out of Shanghai

3 of the best high-speed train escapes out of Shanghai

The name Shanghai conjures up all kinds of images, and visitors are rarely disappointed. What few foreign visitors realise is that, with the recent development of a fast and efficient high-speed rail network across China, Shanghai is now well connected with some exciting options. Here we describe just 3 of these; enough to suit most […]

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