Category: Speciality Travel

5 of the best activities along the Zambezi River

5 of the best activities along the Zambezi River

As the fourth longest river in Africa that runs through six countries on its journey to the Indian Ocean, the Zambezi has become known as Southern Africa’s “river of life”. Besides supporting thousands of people and an array of wildlife through it’s rich vegetation, water catchments, floodplain soils and fish life, the river has also become […]

Photograph of the week: Ostriches in the Kalahari

Photograph of the week: Ostriches in the Kalahari

South Africa’s Kalahari Desert is famous for its beautiful colours at sunrise and sunset. The photographer here was following two male cheetahs on safari at Tswalu Kalahari late one afternoon when they began to hunt. Their unfortunate targets were these four young ostriches. The massive birds soon caught wind of the big cats and began […]

Top 10 parks to visit in Kenya and Tanzania

Top 10 parks to visit in Kenya and Tanzania

Taking an African safari is a trip of a lifetime that many people only ever get to dream about. If you’re wishing to turn your dreams into a reality and making that most memorable of journeys, it of course won’t be possible to see everything you want to in just one visit. You would need to […]

5 of the best art stops in Rome, Italy

5 of the best art stops in Rome, Italy

Over 2,000 years ago, the Roman poet Ovid spoke of his city as the ‘Urbs Aeterna’ (‘The Eternal City’), foreseeing an unprecedented urban culture that would indeed survive the ages. Today, Rome’s nickname is a fitting tribute to almost 3,000 years of art and architecture, ranging from the idealised sculptures of the ancient Romans to […]

7 of the best Amazon adventure experiences

7 of the best Amazon adventure experiences

The Amazon: Immerse yourself in the adventure of a lifetime…the place considered the lungs of the globe, the house of millions of trees, a placed filled with incredible plant and animal diversity, and divided by many rivers, including the world-renowned Amazon River. We picked the best tour activities to make sure you can fully enjoy […]

Like 'The Amazing Race'?  Then you'll love Competitours!

Like ‘The Amazing Race’? Then you’ll love Competitours!

If you’ve been living under a rock, or you’re not a US citizen, you can probably be excused if you’ve not heard of The Amazing Race. For those who aren’t familiar, it’s a multi-award-winning reality TV series with travel and adventure at its core. Contestants are pitted against one another with a series of travel-based […]

7 unsuspected gems in Key West

7 unsuspected gems in Key West

Several places in Key West, Florida have a lot of hype built up around them, like Blue Heaven and Sloppy Joe’s Bar. There are places and things to do that aren’t in every travel blogger’s posts. If you ever wander to the United State’s southernmost city, you’ll find the following to be hidden treasures. Ibis Bay Resort Once booming […]

4 organic and healthy holiday moments in Provence

4 organic and healthy holiday moments in Provence

When we are looking at a holiday destination we often picture beautiful views, long lazy meals, dipping one’s feet in a refreshing pool, delicious food at every turn and time spent with those nearest and dearest to us. But there are some moments when you might like to strike the harmonious balance between a fantastic […]

When's the best time to go skiing in Europe?

When’s the best time to go skiing in Europe?

When you’re planning a winter holiday for snowboarding or skiing in Europe you most definitely want to ensure there are mountains of snow or perhaps you’re looking for good value for money and want it to be busy– yet at the same time not too busy so you have room to ski. We have put […]

5 ways to avoid last minute airline nightmares

5 ways to avoid last minute airline nightmares

Do you ever feel like you’re being front-run by airlines or squeezed for every penny on ticket prices? Airlines have sneaky ways of padding their ticket prices – from nickel and diming on taxes and fees to charging extra for flight changes or checked baggage. Sometimes, it even seems like ticket prices change right before […]

5 reasons to use your miles and points for first class and business class flights

5 reasons to use your miles and points for first class and business class flights

If you’re sitting on hundreds of thousands of frequent flyer miles and points, don’t cash them out for gift cards, a toaster, or use the Pay with Points option if you want to maximize their value. Instead, consider planning your trips well in advance (we plan ours about a year in advance) in order to […]

6 top tips for great safari photos

6 top tips for great safari photos

This isn’t a post on F-stops or shutter speeds. Nor is it about composition or how to hold your camera. This is far more fundamental than that. If one of the main reasons you’re going on safari is to capture some great photos, and you’re not a professional photographer, then this piece is for you. […]

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5 of the best ski resorts for corporate ski trips

In my 12 years working in skiing, I’ve been asked many times which are the best ski resorts for a corporate ski trip. Of course, it depends on the age range of your group, ski ability, budget and how much time you can spare. However, I’ve organised hundreds of corporate ski trips over the years […]

5 South India experiences, away from the crowds

5 South India experiences, away from the crowds

With a diverse array of natural riches; golden sand beaches, colourful temples, colonial heritage and diverse wildlife, South India has many fantastic experiences on offer. Its popularity as a destination is a blessing and a curse. Whilst visitors have contributed to the prosperity of local communities, the sights have become more congested and iconic places […]

Zurich - the ultimate all-rounder

Zurich – the ultimate all-rounder

In recent years Zurich has grown out of its original corporate typecast and into a city of split personalities. Despite remaining a destination for bankers (and chocoholics), this thriving Swiss city is a destination with something for everyone. From hipsters to eco-lovers, Zurich continues to lure in types from across the spectrum with its up-and-coming […]

Africa's top 10 experiences

Africa’s top 10 experiences

Africa offers some amazing experiences! From watching the famous Great Migration to relaxing on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, there is something special to suit all travellers. Just take a look at the list below and perhaps find inspiration for your next trip to this thrilling continent. 1. The Serengeti & […]

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