Category: Speciality Travel

6 unusual things you must do in Paris

6 unusual things you must do in Paris

Spring is a time when Paris resembles all of its most flattering cliches. The city is suddenly awash with cherry and apple blossoms, acting as umbrellas to the streets below them. The air lingers with uncertainty, because both sunshine and showers are definitely expected to feature throughout the day. Tourism is at its hilt and [...]

4 luxury experiences in French Polynesia

4 luxury experiences in French Polynesia

French Polynesia is known as one of the world’s most luxurious destinations. That being said, there is an array of options for those looking for an opulent experience. To help you plan a luxury trip to Tahiti and her islands, here are four of the destination’s top luxury experiences. Traditional Tahitian luxury: Le Meridien Tahiti [...]

Photograph of the week: Young deer in the wilds of Tuscany

Photograph of the week: Young deer in the wilds of Tuscany

Experiencing a real adventure has become increasingly difficult in today’s world. In years gone by, one of the most common dangers of a trip to the wilderness was to encounter wild animals; nowadays it’s nearly impossible to meet creatures of any kind. Recently, however, wildlife watching has found a valuable ally in modern technology through [...]

Christchurch, New Zealand – a city and surroundings not to miss in 2013

Christchurch, New Zealand – a city and surroundings not to miss in 2013

Two years after the 6.3 earthquake struck New Zealand’s third biggest city of Christchurch killing 185 people, the city is in serious rebuild mode and ready again to welcome tourists. Having destroyed most of the CBD along with the beautiful historical stone buildings that Christchurch has previously been famous for, the earthquake wrecked serious damage [...]

An airport worker’s letter of resignation… on a cake!

An airport worker’s letter of resignation… on a cake!

In what is surely one of the sweetest ways to say goodbye, a Stansted Airport employee has handed in his letter of resignation… on a cake.  (Yes, you read that right!). Immigration officer Chris Holmes took this extraordinary measure, writing “Having recently become a father I now realise how precious life is and how important [...]

Top 5 luxury family escapes for pre-school children

Top 5 luxury family escapes for pre-school children

Family holidays are about quality time spent together – and can therefore be some of the most formative and memorable times of your child’s life. These recommended holidays have created many services designed with parents in mind and are perfect for families with pre-school children. 1. Carlisle Bay, Antigua Carlisle Bay is an extremely popular [...]

Ischia’s top 10

Ischia’s top 10

The Italian island of Ischia lies at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples, about 30 km from the city of Naples, and is a neighbour of the better known island of Capri. It is the largest of the Phlegrean islands and almost entirely mountainous, covered in greenery and fringed with white sand beaches, [...]

Riding the Orient Express Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu

Riding the Orient Express Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu

Named after the famous American explorer that brought Machu Picchu to the world’s attention in 1911, the Hiram Bingham Train is considered one of South America’s greatest train rides. Operated by Peru Rail and backed by the British Collection Orient Express Hotels, Trains & Cruises, the luxury Hiram Bingham Train is the finest way to [...]

5-star hotel d’Angleterre re-opens in Copenhagen

5-star hotel d’Angleterre re-opens in Copenhagen

For more than 250 years, Copenhagen’s Hotel d’Angleterre has been the most exclusive place to stay when visiting the Danish capital. Now Hotel d’Angleterre has is nearing completion of what is arguably the most ambitious renovation in Danish hotel history and re-opens next month. It will offer 90 rooms including 29 suites (with the Royal [...]

Special feature: Congham Hall, near King’s Lynn, Norfolk, UK

Special feature: Congham Hall, near King’s Lynn, Norfolk, UK

If you are looking for somewhere to totally relax and unwind, then you’d be hard-pressed to find somewhere more peaceful than Congham Hall where we have just spent the past week. Recently named as winner of the Best UK Small Hotel at the International Hotel Awards, this Georgian country house is home to a hotel, [...]

Top 5 places you can enjoy luxury in London

Top 5 places you can enjoy luxury in London

Beautiful London is the perfect getaway for a luxury vacation. A vibrant city packed with gorgeous architecture, award-winning bars and restaurants and world-famous attractions. If it’s glamour you’re looking for, then this is the place to be. Here’s our hit list of the Big Smoke’s most luxurious destinations. 1. Harrods, Knightsbridge The world famous department [...]

Luxury family escapes: 5 of the world’s most unique experiences

Luxury family escapes: 5 of the world’s most unique experiences

With such busy lifestyles, there is no comparable luxury than spending quality time together as a family. Searching for the right family holiday can be an overwhelming task, particularly if you are looking for a range of engaging activities to occupy your children. Here are some inspirational ideas to help you narrow down the right [...]

Northern Lights of Tromso, Norway

Northern Lights of Tromso, Norway

The perfect flakes of snow wandered past the hotel window, descending gracefully, almost reluctantly. They were things of beauty but they did not bode well for the night ahead. It is simply not possible to see the glory of the Northern Lights with snow spilling out of the sky, and we were due to hunt [...]

Savour the sound of silence at Mallorca’s Castell Son Claret

Savour the sound of silence at Mallorca’s Castell Son Claret

Magaluf’s infamous reputation as a party-hard resort should not put you off discovering what the rest of the beautiful island of Mallorca has to offer. The luxury market is a growing (and lucrative) one on Mallorca - which boasts hotels under the Jumeirah, St Regis, and Marriott brands, and will have a Park Hyatt from 2015. But there has [...]

Extraordinary cruises part 1: cruising the Arabian Gulf

Extraordinary cruises part 1: cruising the Arabian Gulf

The Queen Mary II called on Abu Dhabi for the first time in March. Dubai is moving again at warp speed to entice and enthral travelers with new hotels and experiences. Other ports in the Middle East are a little iffy at this time and pirates are still trolling the Horn of Africa. So am [...]

5 once-in-a-lifetime experiences in Botswana

5 once-in-a-lifetime experiences in Botswana

Botswana has long been known as one of the most rewarding wildlife experiences in Africa – it’s wild, remote and untouched by the destruction of the modern human hand. But there’s so much more to Botswana than just a few game drives and spoiling lodges and camps. It truly gets under your skin and you [...]

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