Category: Speciality Travel

Special feature: Elounda Gulf Villas, Elounda, Crete

Special feature: Elounda Gulf Villas, Elounda, Crete

Regular visitors to Crete are probably aware that the small fishing town of Elounda is one of the island’s most desirable resorts. I’ve had the pleasure of staying in a number of the town’s best luxury hotels over the years, but none as small or intimate as my most recent stay at Elounda Gulf Villas […]

5 fabulous seaside resorts in Phuket

5 fabulous seaside resorts in Phuket

With sea, sun and Champagne, Thailand’s largest island has evolved into a destination travellers return to again and again, with European trends and local hospitality converging to produce what has been called “Riviera spirit”. The wonderful beaches, friendly people and local attractions such as the Old Town still attract a wide range of visitors, but […]

Top 5 things to do in Cappadocia, Turkey

Top 5 things to do in Cappadocia, Turkey

Take to the skies with a hundred other hot air balloons and spot some sci-fi scenery at sunrise, then head underground to explore the ancient cave cities. Whether you’re above or below the ground, one thing is for sure – Cappadocia is a totally magical place! Read on for our top 5 suggestions on what […]

New luxury villas project unveiled in Tuscany

New luxury villas project unveiled in Tuscany

Argentario Golf Resort & Spa, a 5-star design resort located on Tuscany’s Silver Coast, has announced the launch of an all-new luxury residential project called Argentario Golf Residences. Up to 20 new villas will be built on the panoramic hills overlooking the eco-friendly Argentario golf course and Orbetello Lagoon, a WWF protected reserve. This peaceful […]

5 ways to enjoy Verbier in the Summer

5 ways to enjoy Verbier in the Summer

You would be mistaken to think that Verbier is just a winter ski resort. The small Swiss village located in the south west of Switzerland in the Cantons Valais is a summer resort that could rival the best!  It’s not all about phenomenal skiing and apres ski in Verbier, nor does the resort close as […]

4 of the world's most wonderful spas with a view

4 of the world’s most wonderful spas with a view

Hitting the spa is a wonderful way to enhance your vacation and rid yourself of any lingering stress. All across the world are a host of spas which not only boast opulent treatments, but opulent surroundings too. From those immersed in forestry to others suspended over shimmering waters, the world is privy to some truly […]

Discover a new definition of luxury in Marrakech

Discover a new definition of luxury in Marrakech

I love Morocco. It’s filled with bright colors and warm people, all illuminated by the brilliant sunlight. At night the air cools and people stream into the streets to shop, and socialize over tea in street cafes. Many Europeans go for the beaches – Mediterranean Cala Iris, fog covered Agadir, or Instagram perfect Essaouira. I’m […]

Top 5 South African lodges

Top 5 South African lodges

South Africa is a leader when it comes to luxury safari lodges which is why we are not surprised that people return there time and time again. South Africa has the best food, best game viewing and best safari lodges in all of Africa – the only thing is lacks is the freedom of some […]

5 of the best luxury experiences in Zurich, Switzerland

5 of the best luxury experiences in Zurich, Switzerland

Known as one of the top cities in the world with the best quality of life, Zurich is located in central Europe, in the heart of Switzerland. An excellent public transportation system that will get you from the airport to downtown in ten minutes makes it easy to enjoy an extended layover.  If you are […]

5 Mediterranean escapes for a luxury family break

5 Mediterranean escapes for a luxury family break

The Mediterranean promises great weather for those in search of summer sun. With typically hot, dry summers and mild winters, a Mediterranean holiday is wonderful any time of year, making it popular with families. If you’re after a little bit of luxury this year, here are 5 amazing Mediterranean escapes perfect for a family break. […]

4 of the most luxurious hot springs in Costa Rica

4 of the most luxurious hot springs in Costa Rica

There is something truly exquisite about a hot spring: luxuriating in water heated by a volcano feels as primal as it does magical. Nowhere is this experience more transcendent than in the hot springs of Costa Rica. From rustic, rocky pools to high-end spas, the hot springs of Costa Rica have the healing powers and […]

Top 3 Summer hikes in the Alps

Top 3 Summer hikes in the Alps

The snow is melting, most resorts are now closed for skiing, only a few resorts can sustain the activity all year round. What am I going to do now that I’ve packed my ski’s away? Well, to be honest there’s a lot to do and see and the Alps provide a superb playground for summer […]

5 of the best things to see and do in Paraty, Brazil

5 of the best things to see and do in Paraty, Brazil

The hectic pace of life in Rio can leave visitors in need of a little rest and relaxation, and thankfully there are ample opportunities to recharge the batteries within just a few hours’ drive of the city. Rio de Janeiro state is packed with beautiful beaches, quiet fishing towns and well-preserved rainforest, and one of […]

Top 5 safari hides

Top 5 safari hides

The safari hide has become very popular as the skills of the amateur photographers who travel to Africa are becoming better and better. This breeds a desire to get as close to the wildlife as possible, without disturbing it. A safari hide is of course the best way of doing this and there are some […]

Confessions of a Viking River Cruises addict

Confessions of a Viking River Cruises addict

I have a confession to make. I’m a Viking River Cruises junkie. I thought I had my addiction under control. It all started last year when Viking invited me to join them on their Portraits of Southern France-Avignon to Chalon river cruise. I was so not a cruiser (having had much less than wonderful experiences […]

7 epic activities you can do in the Rockies

7 epic activities you can do in the Rockies

Exploring the Rocky Mountains is one of the most exhilarating adventures you’ll ever have; there’s nothing quite like being completely surrounded by beautiful mountains, dazzling lakes and picturesque mountain towns. And if nature isn’t enough for you, there are some truly epic outdoor activities to get stuck into, such as zip-lining, sky-diving and walking 918 […]

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