Category: Speciality Travel

Special feature: W Retreat and Spa, Maldives

Special feature: W Retreat and Spa, Maldives

They tell you the Maldives is beautiful; they undersell it! In short, the W Retreat and Spa, Maldives is the ultimate Maldives experience: exactly how you imagined it – days, months, weeks, or even years before finally making your virgin trip over. As we were transferring from a sister Starwood resort, we were dropped off at Malé airport, […]

5 great places for snorkelling and diving in the Western Caribbean

5 great places for snorkelling and diving in the Western Caribbean

Its Caribbean cruising season and what better time to look at the finest destinations this beautiful region has to offer for underwater exploration.  The Caribbean offers some of the most relaxing and indulgent holiday experiences imaginable but when you feel like getting up from your sun lounger and trying something a little more active, the […]

10 challenges with style

10 challenges with style

I have a birthday looming. It got me thinking about how, as travellers, we all deal with getting older so differently. Some of us give in gracefully and willingly to the draw of ever more comfortable hotels with good food and wine. Nothing wrong with that to my mind! However there are others who, as […]

Top 10 luxury hotel kid-friendly perks

Top 10 luxury hotel kid-friendly perks

A list of the top 10 luxury hotel kid-friendly perks might sound strange at first. Aren’t 5-star hotels for couples, rather than kids and families? Think again–even some of the most luxurious hotels you can imagine now offer kid-friendly services and amenities, helping make it a true vacation for mom and dad, not just a […]

The beginners’ guide to Meribel

The beginners’ guide to Meribel

Nestled in Les Allues Valley, the resort of Meribel has claimed a central location in the world’s largest ski area Le Trois Vallees. Founded by a group of English businessmen and experienced skiers who wanted to create a resort in France similar to those that existed in Austria and the Swiss Grisons it is known […]

The world’s most expensive luxury yachts for hire

The world’s most expensive luxury yachts for hire

Forget your Royal Suite reservation at Claridges… forget renting Brigitte Bardot’s villa in St. Tropez… you can even forget your own private island; if you’re looking to book the most expensive and most exclusive holiday next summer, then think mega-yachts! If money is no object and only the best will do, then this post is […]

5 top tips to make your first family cultural trip to Paris a real success

5 top tips to make your first family cultural trip to Paris a real success

It is not easy organising holidays abroad and finding activities which will make everybody happy. The whole family is enthusiastic but each member wants something a little bit different. Arthur, five years old, is after loads of fun and is desperate to see the Eiffel Tower. But his sister Mary, who is nine, would like […]

What's on in south-west Germany in 2014

What’s on in south-west Germany in 2014

Now that a New Year has begun, it’s a good time to look ahead and see what events are taking place around the world. Whether you love wine and food or prefer fast cars and the open road, then south-west Germany may just be the place for you. Fancy staying in a real castle, complete […]

Photograph of the week: A frosty morning in the Canadian Rockies

Photograph of the week: A frosty morning in the Canadian Rockies

Waking up to a sunrise like this on a frosty morning makes getting out of bed a little easier. The majestic Canadian Rockies in Western Alberta offers some of the most picturesque views of nature’s grand design. Bordering two wildlife corridors, Silvertip Resort in Canmore not only offers mountain range views, quite possibly of some […]

4 ways to make your dream trip to Rio 2014 a reality

4 ways to make your dream trip to Rio 2014 a reality

32 teams, 12 venues, 28 days. If you’re a football fan you’ll know what these numbers mean instantly. At the time of writing, there are currently 184 days to go until the first Rio 2014 kick-off. Where will you be when the first whistle blows? Will you be at home watching the games on your […]

The ultimate bucket list - part 1

The ultimate bucket list – part 1

No matter how long or short they may be, everyone has a list of things they want to see or do before they die. From skydiving to travelling around the world in a caravan, there are endless goals to achieve before kicking the bucket. To help get you started, we’re compiling the ultimate bucket list. […]

Top 5 beaches in Barbados

Top 5 beaches in Barbados

Barbados sits quietly on the southern corner of the Lesser Antilles and is in fact the easternmost island in the Caribbean. The different coasts of the island offer different types of beach with sandy coasts sitting next to crystal clear seas to the rocky, rugged Atlantic side where you’ll find surfers and naturalists. Here are […]

5 travel-friendly tips to create your spa-on-the-go

5 travel-friendly tips to create your spa-on-the-go

It’s a known fact that Winter is bad for the skin. Think dry dermis, chapped lips and a dull complexion. That’s no way to be greeting 2014—and no way to travel, either! So whether you’ll be ball dropping in New York or wintering on the beaches of Costa Rica, be sure to keep your skincare […]

Why mobile safaris are the best

Why mobile safaris are the best

Mobile safaris are by far the best way of getting into the bush. Firstly you have your very own private guide, the guides that run the luxury mobile safaris are inevitably the best in the business. It is a coveted job to run a mobile safari, and attracts only the very best. So now you […]

Top 5 hot luxury safari ideas for Africa in 2014

Top 5 hot luxury safari ideas for Africa in 2014

We are always on the hunt for new and interesting things happening in Africa, and always have our finger on the pulse which is why we’re delighted to bring you our top five hot luxury safari ideas across Africa for 2014 – all of these can make the perfect addition to a safari, or can […]

3 of Thailand's top dive sites

3 of Thailand’s top dive sites

It goes without saying that when you visit somewhere exotic like Thailand you want to try new things. From maxing out on your own private villa to trying out cuisine you could never have imagined, it’s the chance to do something completely out of the ordinary. Thrill seekers especially can indulge in some fascinating sports […]

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