Category: Speciality Travel

Cycling around Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate near Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, UK

Cycling around Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate near Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, UK

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate is one of the historic seats belonging to the family of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, as well as being home to part of an internationally renowned art collection (Rembrandt’s Old Lady Reading and family portraits by artists such as Thomas Gainsborough, as well as landscapes by Paul Sandby […]

Drinks on the helipad at The Peninsula Shanghai

Drinks on the helipad at The Peninsula Shanghai

As part of ILTM (International Luxury Travel Market) 2014 in Shanghai – an invitation-only event bringing together la crème de la crème of the luxury travel industry, I was invited to a VIP media welcome party to celebrate the opening of the event. This was an opportunity to experience the height of luxury and indulge […]

5 top tips to take the stress out of flying

5 top tips to take the stress out of flying

Travelling – and, more specifically, flying – can be a stressful experience. (I write this as someone who should really be packing for a trip right now!) That said, there are some simple measures you can take to make the process run much more smoothly, and thus make the experience less stressful than it needs […]

Horseback adventures for the discerning on Dartmoor

Horseback adventures for the discerning on Dartmoor

If you’re looking for a luxury riding holiday in the UK, then look no further than bespoke horseback adventure organiser Liberty Trails. Established by Elaine Prior following three years of negotiation with landowners and National Park authories, the company offers horseback safaris for discerning riders across Dartmoor, combined with gastronomic adventures in close partnership with Relais […]

5 of the best family holiday destinations  for 'reconnecting with family'

5 of the best family holiday destinations for ‘reconnecting with family’

Traveling with my kids allows me the privilege of reliving my childhood – i can see things from a child’s perspective – I get to play like a kid with my kids, doing the things my Dad did with me. Jumping into pools. Diving off his shoulders. Playing tennis, throwing a ball, endless battles of […]

Photograph of the week: Stars over the Adriatic

Photograph of the week: Stars over the Adriatic

This image was taken around midnight from Star Clippers’ ‘Royal Clipper’, looking straight up at the stars above the Adriatic while sailing from Venice to Rovinj in Croatia. Royal Clipper has five masts and 42 sails and is the largest commercial passenger vessel of its kind. The photographer used a 60 second exposure with the […]

5 of the best golf and spa resorts in South Africa

5 of the best golf and spa resorts in South Africa

South Africa is a playground for golfing holidays, with pristine courses appearing almost everywhere from the coastline to the heart of the bush. Here is a selection of the country’s top golf resorts that cater to golfers, but also offer excellent spa facilities to their partners who prefer to spend their holidays off the greens. […]

A family mountain biking trip in the Lake District, UK

A family mountain biking trip in the Lake District, UK

We’ll soon be going on an adventure, exploring some isalnds on the west coast of Scotland, with mountain bikes and the occasional luxury stay thrown in. It promises to be a great experience – if the weather holds, at least – and amazingly we’ve always tended to be rather lucky in that regard with our previous trips […]

Powerboat racing on Windermere, Lake District, UK

Powerboat racing on Windermere, Lake District, UK

A bylaw came into force on England’s longest lake in the year 2000 setting a speed limit on the lake of 10 knots (12 mph), despite much controversy. Proponents argued a speed ban was required on environmental and safety grounds whilst opponents pointed out that this was the last remaining lake in the Lake District where […]

7 ideas to help you make the most of 3 days in Singapore

7 ideas to help you make the most of 3 days in Singapore

Described by some as the ‘gateway to Asia’ Singapore is a small country with a lot to offer. It’s the busiest convention city in Asia and ideally located for transit stops on long haul flights between Europe, the Middle East and Australasia. It doesn’t boast the beautiful islands of Thailand or the adventures of Malaysia […]

Interview with Rana Florida, CEO of the Creative Class Group

Interview with Rana Florida, CEO of the Creative Class Group

Rana Florida is the CEO of the Creative Class Group, managing new business development, marketing, consulting, research and global operations. The firm’s clients include BMW, Converse, Starwood, IBM, Philips, and Zappos to name just a few. Rana has appeared as a guest on The Today Show and MSNBC and was featured on the front business […]

5 reasons to safari at Beho Beho

5 reasons to safari at Beho Beho

Beho Beho was my first safari experience, and I have been told that I have set the standards pretty high. Of course, I will let you know once I have had my second experience – apparently the Serengeti is worth looking into. But for now I shall give five reasons to visit Beho Beho. 1. […]

Top 5 luxury Serengeti safari camps

Top 5 luxury Serengeti safari camps

The Serengeti is a vast open space of rolling hills, vast savannah and rivers which covers most of Northern Tanzania – it is one of the most famous safari destinations in all of Africa and certainly lives up to expectations. There is abundant game and predators around every corner, not to mention the wildebeest migration, […]

Top 5 reasons to take a Tanzania safari

Top 5 reasons to take a Tanzania safari

They call Tanzania the giraffe of Africa and this is no surprise, it does indeed look down on it’s neighbours as they experience political unrest, terrorism and crime – Tanzania itself experiences none of these things. This peaceful and safe country not only offers a haven for the more nervous travelers, but also offers so […]

Top 5 must-do things in the Maldives

Top 5 must-do things in the Maldives

The Maldives is renowned for being a tropical paradise and is a popular choice when it comes to honeymoon destinations. But what is there to do there? Well you can either simply soak up the stunning surroundings of pure white sands, crystal clear waters and swaying palms doing absolutely nothing, or immerse in the many […]

6 tips for a romantic escape to Puerto Rico

6 tips for a romantic escape to Puerto Rico

If you are seeking a dazzling travel destination to give you and your partner a treat, think Puerto Rico! “La Isla del Encanto” (the charming island) arises just 2 hours away by plane from Miami and doesn`t require passport to US citizens due to its status of associated state. Most importantly, it encompasses a compact […]

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