Category: Speciality Travel

5 reasons to travel by helicopter

5 reasons to travel by helicopter

Helicopters are wonderfully versatile flying machines offering some unique benefits when it comes to travel and quickly gaining popularity worldwide. Here are 5 reasons why you should charter a private helicopter at least once: 1. Get there faster The average flying speed of a helicopter varies between 95 and 145 mph – that’s a lot [...]

Top 3 vintage flying experiences in Britain

Top 3 vintage flying experiences in Britain

Britain has always had a proud aviation heritage brimming with heroic war stories but when it comes to great British aviation, there are three landmark vintage airplanes that are still the pride of Britainís skies. Weíve picked out our favourite luxury flying experiences to give you a taste of the thrill and the history behind [...]

Top 5 luxury ski chalets for families

Top 5 luxury ski chalets for families

Itís no accident that half term is one of the busiest periods for the ski industry. Itís an opportunity for parents to take their children for a weeks skiing and a lot of parents do just that, creating a mini boom, mid-season. One thing guaranteed to make that week a success is a family friendly [...]

7 amazing picnic spots

7 amazing picnic spots

I’ve found that in life, efficiency and health are keys to a happy (not to mention productive) existence. This plays perfectly into my role as a cyclist and CEO. Between meetings, deadlines, training rides and other traveling obligations, sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day. This is why I’m a huge advocate for [...]

A luxury stroll through Mayfair, London

A luxury stroll through Mayfair, London

Are you visiting London in the near future? Read on for an exclusive guide to some of the best places to visit in Mayfair, the heart of the capital of the United Kingdom. Whether you are looking to undertake some luxury shopping, enjoy refreshments or to pamper yourself, Central London has all of the best [...]

Photograph of the week: Startled lion in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Photograph of the week: Startled lion in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve

This adult male lion was preparing for a cat nap when a safari vehicle approached in the distance, headlights beaming. The lion was momentarily startled and the spotlight made for the perfect photographic opportunity for those of us a few feet away. The photo was taken in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa Ė [...]

Top 5 Thai festivals to try

Top 5 Thai festivals to try

Depending on the time of year you choose to visit Thailand you can enjoy some of their world-renowned national festivals. Some are unique to regions whilst others are nationwide so if youíre looking to enjoy the real Thailand you should make time to indulge in one of the ones weíre looking at below. Phi Ta [...]

The beginnerís guide to planning a luxury cruise

The beginnerís guide to planning a luxury cruise

There is something about taking a luxury cruise that is not present on a holiday taken on good old terra firma. Perhaps itís the lure of an opulent cabin, dining at the Captainís table or the promise of adventure that makes luxury cruising so popular the world over. In simple terms, taking a cruise is [...]

5 excellent alternatives to skiing in Val d’Isere this Spring

5 excellent alternatives to skiing in Val d’Isere this Spring

You may be surprised to hear that ski resorts arenít all about skiing. I donít mean in the summer months when there isnít any snow to be had. I mean in the core months, when the snow is at its best and sunnier days prevail.†Val díIsere for example has five alternative events that make the [...]

Romantic highs in Hong Kong

Romantic highs in Hong Kong

With an international reputation for luxury and with more than a hint of the exotic, Hong Kong is the ideal place to indulge your romantic side. Furthermore, Cupid’s bow will strike twice in Hong Kong this year as the Chinese (Spring Lantern Festival) and Western Valentine’s Day fall together. For couples who want to go [...]

Amazing Race-style team travel competition

Amazing Race-style team travel competition

There’s a travel company that is seeking to redefine luxury travel by de-emphasizing the well-known creature comforts and instead focus on the intriguing idea of the luxury of the unknown. If you have ever watched the popular travel reality TV show ‘Amazing Race’; and muttered to yourself “I could do that”… well, here’s an intriguing [...]

Short stay: GLO Hotel Ithaca, Helsinki, Finland

Short stay: GLO Hotel Ithaca, Helsinki, Finland

On a recent visit to Helsinki, I stayed at the GLO Hotel Ithaca†- a moderately-sized hotel with an excellent city centre location, putting you in easy walking distance of many key sites. I arrived late at night (in fact, in the early hours of the morning), so please forgive the night-time shot of the exterior [...]

Suite of the week: Presidential Suite at Antara Palace, Wellness and Destination Spa, Polis Chrysochous, Cyprus

Suite of the week: Presidential Suite at Antara Palace, Wellness and Destination Spa, Polis Chrysochous, Cyprus

Suite name:†Presidential Suite, Antara Palace, Wellness and Destination Spa Location:†Polis Chrysochous, Cyprus Size of accommodation:†1,000 sq m Cost per night:†from Ä7,040 EUR Who’s stayed there:†N/A, newly opened What makes it special:†Private Spa for your exclusive use, including a sea-view swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, infrared cabin, hydrotherapy bath, two treatment rooms and a gym. Antara Palaceís [...]

3 alternative things to do in Hong Kong

3 alternative things to do in Hong Kong

In a city that is only 1,000 square kilometres, how much can there realistically be to do? Most visitors to Hong Kong scour the city from the Peak, shop till their hearts drop and eat well (click here to read our Top 10 European Restaurants in Hong Kong), but after your stomachs are full and [...]

Greek island hopping in style

Greek island hopping in style

My heart tells me that I WANT adventure but my head tells me I NEED clean bedding, comfy pillows and a good nights sleep. Where is that perfect balance between living life a little more fully and enjoying the comforts of life that make the experience enjoyable? Island hopping around the Greek Islands is for [...]

Top 10 things to do in Barbados for couples

Top 10 things to do in Barbados for couples

Barbados is one of the best destinations in the Caribbean to escape with your significant other. If youíre travelling to this exotic island, youíll find isolated beaches, stunning subterranean caves, and hundreds of other unique and interesting places to see with your partner.†From the best places to catch the Caribbean sunset to the islandís best [...]

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