Category: Speciality Travel

An Australian first: hot air balloon flights launching from Uluru

For the first time ever, visitors to Ayers Rock – aka Uluru – will be able to enjoy one of the best views as dawn falls over Australia’s Red Centre. The service will begin in March 2012, courtesy of Outback Ballooning.  Flights will last around 30 minutes and pass over the Patji region just outside […]

Close to paradise in the hills of Tuscany

Close to paradise in the hills of Tuscany

A Tuscan retreat has designed an exclusive ‘nest close to paradise’ package especially for groups.  Castello di Vicarello, in the Maremma region of Tuscany, is surrounded by rolling hills, vineyards and orchards with stunning views down to the sea, providing a wonderful setting for intimate getaways with your nearest and dearest. This 12th Century ultra-luxury […]

The top 5 luxury ski resorts in France

Looking for a way to unwind and do it in style? Visiting one of the top luxury ski resorts in France is a good idea. The ski resorts offer the best of world-class skiing options and accommodations. They are surrounded by pristine white mountains where you can experience some of the most thrilling ski slopes. […]

Test cricket comes to the Middle East

For the first time ever, the Middle East is to play host to an official ICC ranking Test series – and what’s more, it involves England who lock horns with Pakistan in the first Test beginning on 17th January 2012. So, if you’re planning to enjoy the average 24 degree temperatures of Dubai or Abu Dhabi […]

Discover the Prosecco zone, home of Italy’s favorite sparkling wine

Discover the Prosecco zone, home of Italy’s favorite sparkling wine

Lying north of Venice in the province of Treviso, in the foothills of the Marco Trevigiana running from Valdobbiadene to Conegliano, is the Prosecco DOCG wine zone. Vineyards take up just about every square food of land, amongst picturesque towns with ancient churches and castles. Here is the source of the wonderful sparkling wine that […]

A host of new experiences this year at The Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay

A host of new experiences this year at The Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay

The Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay has a great line-up of experiences available this year. Here’s just some of what’s on offer: Learn a new skill – Arabic cooking lessons Banish Friday-night takeaways and boring beans on toast with a masterclass in authentic Arabic cuisine now available at the beautiful open-air Al Mar Restaurant. Guests will […]

In profile: the island of Barbados

Thousands of visitors enter Barbados every year through Bridgetown Port, one of the island’s most recognisable landmarks and a visually impressive docking point that seems to beckon you in. With a number of restaurants, bars and duty-free shops located directly at the port you can begin your adventures almost immediately. It’s well documented that Barbados […]

The 5 most luxurious family friendly holiday resorts

When planning a luxury holiday for the family, one of the key things parents want to know is how well the destination resort caters for children and teenagers. A 5 star hotel in a peaceful, tranquil and sun soaked destination may be the minimum requirement for adults, however, that much needed peace and quiet could […]

The 3 most luxurious cruise routes for the super rich

We’re all aware that cruising is one way to have a sensational vacation. But there is cruising… and then there is luxury cruising. If you didn’t think six-star quality existed you’d be wrong, because the luxury that can be found on some of the highest end cruise ships have it ready and waiting for anyone […]

Royal Caribbean’s new shellphone ad

The following is a new ad from Royal Caribbean targeted at people who are new to cruising. What do you think? Do you love it or do you just find it too corny? Does it hit the mark or would you rather see more about the ships than hear people talking into a shell?

The top 5 luxury destinations in Australia

Lilianfels Blue Mountain Resort & Spa Lilianfels is luxury at its finest. There are 85 rooms available, each with a comforting theme. Choose from pink, green or lilac flowery rooms to relax in. The magnificent views of the mountains from your room may keep you from wanting to leave at all. Indulge in a warming […]

10 of the most glamourous ski destinations in the world

In an email from Tripadvisor, here’s what they claim to be the 10 most glamourous ski destinations in the world. Do you agree with the choices, think some shouldn’t have made the list, or believe there are any glaring errors? Or have they got it about right? 1. St. Moritz, Switzerland 2. Aspen, US 3. Courchevel, […]

Combining luxury and excitement - the Lexus Experiences

Combining luxury and excitement – the Lexus Experiences

Combining luxury and excitement the Lexus Experiences are the perfect Christmas gift and something you won’t forget in a hurry. To spoil the man in your life, the English Gentleman Experience offers two days of refined entertainment in the most stunning setting. Starting at The Grove Hotel, your personal Lexus chauffeur will pick you up […]

Top 10 cities for theatre lovers

Whether you’re an opera addict or a ballet buff, visiting a theatre district can be the perfect way to enrich your city break or holiday. We take a look at some of the world’s cultural nerve centres to find the best destinations for fans of all things theatrical. Milan Stylish and refined, this chic city […]

More top tips on 6 honeymoon destinations

I blogged a few weeks ago offering tips on 5 leading honeymoon destinations, so I thought I’d continue the theme and share my thoughts on 6 further resorts with you. Mauritius A colleague of mine has recently returned from Mauritius, where she hired a car and saw most of the country’s key highlights like Chamarel, […]

Aruba’s historical centre returning to its former glory

Aruba’s capital Oranjestad is in the process of urban renewal, with extensive work being done to restore the island’s historical centre to its former glory. Aruba was conquered by the Dutch in 1636 and this heritage can be seen everywhere on the island, particularly in Oranjestad, which is known for its pastel-coloured, gingerbread-house style architecture. […]