Category: Speciality Travel

What is the best current cruise ship?

What is the best current cruise ship?

As experts in the cruise field, we’re often asked for advice about holidaying at sea, but one question that tends to pop up more than any other is ‘what is the best cruise ship?’ – an excellent question, but one that is rather difficult for us to answer! The features and amenities that constitute ‘the […]

5 amazing carnivals in Catalonia, Spain

5 amazing carnivals in Catalonia, Spain

There’s no need to travel to Rio to have a fantastic time at a carnival, you can join in on some serious festivities during carnival time in Catalonia, Spain. In the country where fiestas and carnivals are integral to the culture; Catalonia, which is considered by many to be the gastronomic capital, is also the […]

Summer paradise in Malibu

Summer paradise in Malibu

In the summertime, Malibu, California hosts what is considered by many as the most perfect weather on the planet.  The air has very little humidity, while temperatures remain between 75 degrees and 85 degrees Fahrenheit.  It should not come as a surprise that Malibu is the most highly desired areas to vacation in Southern California.  […]

Top 5 luxury safari spots for birding

Top 5 luxury safari spots for birding

Even those of us that would rather see a predator cannot fail to be impressed by the brightly coloured birds in Africa, or the huge birds of prey, which stalk the savannah from the air. Birding in Africa is huge and it is often the birders that see some extraordinary sights. As they peer into […]

9 Greek islands in 7 days

9 Greek islands in 7 days

“The sea once it casts its spell holds one in its net of wonder forever.” (Jacque Yves Cousteau). The Aegean Sea attracts sailors from all over the world looking for a Greek island treasure hunt in a canvas of secluded coves, fish villages, crystal blue water and wind shaped cliffs and natural bays. For those […]

The perfect luxury London itinerary for couples

The perfect luxury London itinerary for couples

There are few cities in the world that combine some of the finest things in life; world-class restaurants, beautiful hotels, award-winning architecture and spectacular views. London, a short train ride from the capital of romance of Paris, combines all of this within its city walls. Here are three ideas that you should experience when you’re […]

What it's like to fly Upper Class with Virgin Atlantic

What it’s like to fly Upper Class with Virgin Atlantic

I’ve had the pleasure of flying Upper Class with Virgin Atlantic Airways on a few occasions recently – coming back from New Delhi to Heathrow as well as a return trip to Cape Town – so I thought I would take this opportunity to describe what you can expect when booking the airline’s equivalent of […]

8 great shopping cities for those who love luxury

8 great shopping cities for those who love luxury

Shopping is undeniably one of the most pleasurable things to do—especially when you are travelling, and you are eager to bring home some goodies to your family and friends (and of course, for yourself). There are many great shopping cities, but here are some of the best according to travellers and ladies! Seoul, South Korea Seoul […]

Special feature: Sheraton Macao Hotel, Macau

Special feature: Sheraton Macao Hotel, Macau

In Macau, the Las Vegas of the East, bigger is better. Going by that simple judgement, the 3,896 room Sheraton Macao Hotel on the Cotai Strip, the largest Sheraton in the world, is one of the city’s top hotels. But there is more to this sprawling behemoth than meets the eye. Underneath the overlapping layers […]

Top 3 golf holiday destinations for 2014

Top 3 golf holiday destinations for 2014

Golf holidays are becoming ever more popular and 2014 is no exception with many new destinations emerging as ‘the next big golf destination’. Each year, a staggering 3 million golfers pack up their golf clubs and head for warmers climate, sweeping golf courses with ocean views and luxurious accommodation, and it’s easy to see why. […]

Touring New York City by land and by air

Touring New York City by land and by air

Sightseeing in New York City is a tough enterprise, especially if you’re on foot and on a tight schedule. This metropolis of over 8 million people can be so overwhelming at first that you’re not even sure where to begin. Here are some pointers about must-see attractions and the best way to explore them. Empire […]

Top 5 night safaris in Africa

Top 5 night safaris in Africa

Night drives and safaris are always a hot topic for conservationists, some people believe that it’s best to leave the wildlife alone at night – but we believe that a good guide will not harass wildlife but follow from a distance, observing but not interfering or disturbing. Of course Africa comes alive at night – […]

Marry like a star on Mallorca

Marry like a star on Mallorca

Singer James Blunt and fiancée Sofia Wellesley, granddaughter of the Duke of Wellington, will tie the knot this summer on the island of Mallorca, at a property owned by her family. The society wedding (the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and singer Elton John are reported to be on the guest list) is likely to […]

5 great reasons to go on a luxury cruise

5 great reasons to go on a luxury cruise

The term ‘luxury cruising’ is largely redundant; as you’ll know if you’ve ever enjoyed a holiday at sea, all cruise ships display the ultimate in opulence and extravagance. However, there are a few select cruise lines that go above and beyond what is considered to be ‘standard’ in the cruise industry. Of course, many aspects […]

10 essential elements that make for the perfect luxury ski holiday

10 essential elements that make for the perfect luxury ski holiday

You’ll probably have you own ideas of what constitutes the ideal ski break. It could be that a trip to the Alps isn’t complete without your pooch, your favourite pillow, perhaps your own library or maybe a suitcase full of Baked Beans, Sliced bread and Marmite. Leaving your idiosyncrasies to one side, I think it […]

Photograph of the week: Africa's great wildebeest migration

Photograph of the week: Africa’s great wildebeest migration

Africa’s great wildebeest migration… each year more than 1.5 million wildebeest make the long distance journey from the southern plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania to Kenya’s Masai Mara and back again. Recognised as one of the “Seven Wonders of the World” this is the biggest movement of animals on earth and one that sees […]

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