Category: Speciality Travel

Day 5 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Nepalgunj to Mahendranagar #SilkTrail2013

Day 5 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Nepalgunj to Mahendranagar #SilkTrail2013

We get a wake up call at 6.30am with the intention of an 8am departure. I pull back the curtains and am presented with a view of a stack of bricks and a mound of sand. This “hotel” has certainly been the most basic so far, but I’m told that it will be surpassed in terms […]

5 luxurious things you should try while you’re Stateside

5 luxurious things you should try while you’re Stateside

The United States of America is home to some of the world’s most exciting, most luxurious experiences. Across this huge, diverse country, it’s hard to choose just a handful of things which you should incorporate into your holiday, but these five are a good place to start. Here are 5 luxurious things you should try […]

Day 4 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 - Pokhara to Nepalgunj #SilkTrail2013

Day 4 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Pokhara to Nepalgunj #SilkTrail2013

It’s 5.30am and the telephone rings by my bedside. That’s my cue to quickly get up, get breakfast and get packed. We’re leaving promptly today as we have more than 400 kilometres on the Land Rover Silk Trail 2013 to cover in order to reach our next destination of Nepalgunj. Or at least that’s the […]

Day 3 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 - Pokhara #SilkTrail2013

Day 3 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Pokhara #SilkTrail2013

A handful of us got up early this morning in order to see sunrise from Sarangkot, the highest point of Pokhara. On a good day, you can see Annapurna I, the tenth highest mountain in the world and among the world’s most dangerous to climb. (From Pokhara itself, you can see Pokhara II, III and […]

Day 2 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 - Kathmandu to Pokhara #SilkTrail2013

Day 2 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Kathmandu to Pokhara #SilkTrail2013

Today has been an eventful one. It began promptly with a 5.30am get up; not ideal since I only got to bed at 1.30am, frustrated by the internet connection, and still needing to catch up on sleep from the flight to Kathmandu, but there was no way I was about to miss what warranted such […]

Day 1 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 - Kathmandu #SilkTrail2013

Day 1 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Kathmandu #SilkTrail2013

Our guide for the duration of our time in Nepal is Rabhindra, but he tells us we can call him Robin for short. He informs us about his country and its 125 ethnic groups as our bus trundles through Kathmandu, a city which has seen a 60% rise in its population in just the last […]

Helicopter skiing in Iceland

Helicopter skiing in Iceland

Ever fancied helicopter skiing in Iceland? This is adventure heli-skiing at its best: thousands of never before skied peaks with vertical descents of up to 4500ft. Arctic Heli Skiing is operated by Bergmenn Mountain Guides on the Troll Peninsula in Northern Iceland; they are Iceland’s only UIAGM-IFMGA certified mountain guides. Join the professionals for a […]

10 world maps that will make you think

10 world maps that will make you think

I’ve been fascinated by maps and globes for as long as I remember. Of course, they come in shapes and sizes, from your traditional maps to some that are a little more ‘off the wall’. Here are ten interesting maps that are a little bit different and that I hope might provoke some interesting discussion. […]

The world's most luxurious spa pools and baths

The world’s most luxurious spa pools and baths

Some of the world’s most opulent hotels seem to be competing for bragging rights on the most over the top Jacuzzis and spas. But what really makes a bath or spa pool luxurious? A key feature of the Presidential Suite at the Intercontinental Hotel in Hong Kong, for example, at more than $14,000 a night, is […]

Namaste from Nepal! #SilkTrail2013

Namaste from Nepal! #SilkTrail2013

I landed in Kathmandu this morning to join leg 8 of the Land Rover Silk Trail 2013 expedition. The expedition commenced on 23rd August 2013 from Land Rover’s base in Solihull, Birmingham and will finish – all being well – on 15th October 2013 in Mumbai, home of Tata Motors Ltd. which acquired Land Rover […]

3 walks in SW Cornwall and 3 good lunches

3 walks in SW Cornwall and 3 good lunches

I’ve written about my love of Cornwall before, much of it related to my own mining heritage and exploring the county with my husband rather than just for short family visits to see my grandparents.  This October we stayed at Umber, BoHo Cornwall – a 1 bed self catering apartment on the outskirts of St […]

Top 5 luxury skiing destinations

Top 5 luxury skiing destinations

Now summer’s gone we’re looking for holidays which make winter seem a little bit brighter. There’s nothing more exhilarating and luxurious than a skiing holiday, surrounded by snowy mountaintops and roaring log fires; seasoned skiers and complete amateurs can soak up the indulgent atmosphere of our five chosen luxury skiing destinations. Canada Whistler in Canada […]

The savvy shopper's guide to Morocco

The savvy shopper’s guide to Morocco

The north of Morocco is barely 12km from the southern tip of Spain, so many Europeans make the crossing for a quick blast of north African retail therapy. Although everything can be bought in port cities such as Tangier, those in the know, prefer to tour the country making a bee-line for the regions that […]

Hiking to Preikestolen, Norway

Hiking to Preikestolen, Norway

The iconic Preikestolen – also known as Pulpit Rock – rises over 600 metres above Norway’s Lysefjord. Take the hike and enjoy the spectacular views from the top. From the closest car park, the hike takes around 3 to 4 hours. It is not recommended that you tackle this in Winter or Spring as the […]

Top 10 tips for first-time skiers

Top 10 tips for first-time skiers

Learning to ski can be very exciting, but at the same time it can be very frustrating. Skiing is not easy to master and the initial learning curve can be quite steep. Follow our top 10 tips for beginners, and hopefully you will develop a lifelong love of the sport and become a happy and […]

Kuala Lumpur: luxury shopping on Bukit Bintang

Kuala Lumpur: luxury shopping on Bukit Bintang

Kuala Lumpur is without a doubt a city in Asia worth visiting. More well-known for its flavoursome local cuisine than local shopping scene, but things are slowly changing. Thanks to the iconic international brands like Jimmy Choo, Royal Selangor and Padini, KL is already on the international shopping map and it is a fact that […]

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