Category: Speciality Travel

5 unique ways to experience New York (and how you can win your flights and £1,000 spending money to go yourself!)

5 unique ways to experience New York (and how you can win your flights and £1,000 spending money to go yourself!)

The Big Apple. The city that never sleeps. The city so nice they named it twice. Call it what you will, there’s no doubting the appeal of New York City. Today the city attracts more than 50 million visitors per annum and this year will see the number of hotel rooms pass the 100,000 mark […]

Top 3 whale watching destinations in South Africa

Top 3 whale watching destinations in South Africa

South Africa is one of the best whale watching destinations in the world. Every year from June to November, thousands of travellers from around the world congregate along the southern shores to spot the gentle giants of the deep – often more than willing to withstand cool winter days further chilled by the ocean breeze. […]

Bhutan for cyclists: luxury on two wheels

Bhutan for cyclists: luxury on two wheels

The Bhutanese people are traditional and humble. Living a modest life on an unspoiled land, they are the faithful disciples of Mother Nature; committed to protecting the beauty of Bhutan and promoting sustainable tourism. So exploring this beautifully preserved landlocked country by bike is, without a doubt, the most wonderful way of seeing Bhutan. Because […]

4 iconic Canadian experiences in Alberta

4 iconic Canadian experiences in Alberta

Each year, Canada welcomes millions of travellers to explore its cosmopolitan cities, its alpine lakes, its vast mountains and rolling plains. They are travellers that have been drawn to Canada’s shores by stories and images of the country’s incredible landscapes, breath-taking natural beauty and thriving wildlife. Stories and images that, more often than not, have […]

5 reasons to choose Southern Tanzania

5 reasons to choose Southern Tanzania

Southern Tanzania is so often overlooked in favour of the more famous Northern Circuit. This is such a shame – the game viewing in Southern Tanzania is far more rewarding and you can see some incredible sights here, and it’s more than likely you’ll be on your own. Southern Tanzania is one of the best […]

Photograph of the week: Polar bear in Svalbard

Photograph of the week: Polar bear in Svalbard

Polar bears, unlike their brown bear cousins, are active year-round, though they will often fast through the Summer months when restricted to land by the melting ice shelf. During the height of their feeding season an adult male bear can weigh up to 700kgs and measure up to 3 metres in length, making them the […]

To the roof of the world

To the roof of the world

Luxury comes in many guises. Travel to Nepal expecting Jacuzzis, turn-down service and white gloves and you will surely be disappointed. But what Nepal holidays lacks in glitzyhotels, it makes up for tenfold with charm, natural beauty and good old fashioned adventure; after all, sometimes getting back to basics is just the ticket for a […]

The world’s most luxurious skiing resorts

The world’s most luxurious skiing resorts

There’s a skiing break, and then there are the kinds of skiing breaks that you never forget. The snow is lush, deep and plentiful. Your bed is the best you’ve ever slept in, and the food – well, you’ll never eat like that again. The whole holiday is a sensory delight from start to finish, […]

Suite of the week: Villa Giardini del Principe, Sicily, Italy

Suite of the week: Villa Giardini del Principe, Sicily, Italy

Suite name: Villa Giardini del Principe Location: Between Palermo and Cefalu, Sicily, Italy Size of accommodation: 450 sq m immersed in 10,000 sq m of mature landscaped gardens Cost per night: From €645 per night for the main villa Who’s stayed here: High-profile businessmen, American entrepreneurs, highly distinguished doctors What makes it special: A rare sea-front villa in Sicily, this magnificent […]

Special feature: The Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments, London, UK

Special feature: The Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments, London, UK

Anyone who has ever played the famous Monopoly boardgame will already be familiar with the whereabouts of one of our latest stays. The Athenaeum is located in Mayfair, among some of London’s prime real estate, so to have the pleasure of an entire apartment there – rather than just a hotel room – was a […]

The best underrated ski resorts in Europe

The best underrated ski resorts in Europe

Skiing in Europe’s top resorts is one of greatest thrills a person can experience, the wind on your face, the fresh snow biting at your skis, it really doesn’t get much better than that. But with so many top resorts in Europe, sometimes the lesser known ones can fly under the radar. Here are some […]

Top golfing breaks in Africa

Top golfing breaks in Africa

Sun-drenched days, exotic cuisines, majestic wildlife, and beautiful scenery are likely to spring to mind when you think of Africa. For those in the know however, it’s the range of world-class championship golf courses that take centre stage. Africa is still a relatively well-kept secret on the golfing circuit, but with destination golfing holidays swinging […]

Top 10 luxury safari spots to see zebra

Top 10 luxury safari spots to see zebra

Now we know these amazing animals are perhaps a little undervalued compared to their big cat competition, but they are wonderful to watch and see when you are on safari – and you probably wouldn’t feel like you’d been to Africa without having seen a zebra. They have fascinating family connections and relationships, and wonderful […]

Top 10 reasons to winter in the Yukon...  for real!

Top 10 reasons to winter in the Yukon… for real!

I’m the first to admit that as a luxury travel writer I may be just a tad spoiled when it comes to amenities. It’s remarkably easy to get used to lavish designer suites, private infinity pools, Michelin-caliber meals and having a personal butler at your beck and call.  This was one of the main reasons […]

4 of the best luxury resort kids' clubs

4 of the best luxury resort kids’ clubs

Luxury hotels aren’t just for honeymooners and couples. Families with young children who truly want a relaxing vacation know to head to a luxury resort that offers a great kids’ club, so kids can have fun with other kids while parents get some time to themselves to explore, relax and recharge. Here are my top […]

Why is Botswana a holiday hotspot for 2015?

Why is Botswana a holiday hotspot for 2015?

It’s that time of year when we’re all planning our travels for 2015 and now has never been a better time to visit Botswana. ABTA, the UK’s largest travel association, has released a list of ‘Destinations to watch’ in 2015 and Botswana is right up there at number two! The list includes a mixture of […]

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