Category: Travel Miscellany

From skydiver to scubadiver... in seconds!

From skydiver to scubadiver… in seconds!

Tropical North Queensland challenged 20 unique filmmakers to head to Cairns and capture their ‘1 Day in Paradise in Tropical North Queensland‘, using only a GoPro camera. They each made a 2 minute film. At the time of writing, this one is the most popular and shows a guy skydiving over the Great Barrier Reef, […]

5 highlights from a tour of the Prosecco region

5 highlights from a tour of the Prosecco region

Located north of Venice, in the foothills of the Dolomites, lies the Prosecco wine region, home to Italy’s favorite sparkling wines. Just as with Champagne, true Prosecco must come from this specific region, with the most sought after producers located between the towns of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. A beautiful area in which to relax and […]

Enjoy a little luxury at Bulgaria's Pirin Mountain this Summer

Enjoy a little luxury at Bulgaria’s Pirin Mountain this Summer

Are you tired of the noisy Summer resorts packed with tourists and no space for you to enjoy on your own? Are you looking for a more relaxing holiday, surrounded by pristine nature, fresh mountain air and crystal clear springs? Then look no further than Bulgaria’s beautiful Pirin Mountain… It turns out there’s a lot […]

An unlikely new tourism ambassador for Lithuania

An unlikely new tourism ambassador for Lithuania

Since it looks as though I may be visiting Lithuania for the first time this year, this piece of news caught my eye. Martynas Levickis has been named official Tourism Ambassador for Lithuania following his signing to Universal Music. He is a star in his native Lithuania as a world-champion accordionist and was the 2010 winner […]

Go online and roam for free all over Taiwan

Go online and roam for free all over Taiwan

Tourists can now go online and roam for free all over Taiwan thanks to the exciting launch of ‘iTaiwan’ WiFi hotspots. The government has set up approximately 4,400 ‘iTaiwan’ WiFi hotspots at popular tourist locations, transportation centres and cultural establishments across the country. The Taiwan Tourism Bureau hopes this technological advance will further attract international […]

The world's most expensive car

The world’s most expensive car

Welcome to the world’s most expensive car. (In making this claim, we’re not including cars that are no longer on the market such as the 1931 Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe which sold for $8.7 million in 1987.) The Lamborghini Veneno costs a cool $4.6 million and is Lamborghini’s fastest car to date, capable of speeds of up […]

4 new London restaurants to visit this Summer

4 new London restaurants to visit this Summer

Dining in London this Summer is all about one building – The Shard – the tallest building in Europe. With stunning views of the capital city from all directions, The Shard is also home to various restaurants and bars and for this reason will be one of the places to visit in the Summer of […]

Top 10 European Summer events for private jet travellers

Top 10 European Summer events for private jet travellers

Summer 2013 is set to showcase an exciting blend of sport, arts and music events all across Europe. From Grand Prix, to Art Basel and the Venice Film Festival, there is something for everyone. Here are some of the most exciting events taking place this summer – and how to get there by private jet. Sport […]

Top 5 decadent Great Gatsby London experiences

Top 5 decadent Great Gatsby London experiences

The decadence, the opulence, the romance, the fashions of the roaring 20s – Baz Luhrmann’s new production of The Great Gatsby has brought a whole new audience to F.Scott Fitzgerald’s great American novel. Now you can imagine yourself as a guest at one of Jay Gatsby’s lavish parties with The Great Gatsby-style offers available at […]

Underwater hotel in Dubai

Underwater hotel in Dubai

In Dubai it seems everything is possible and one of the latest projects is an underwater hotel known as the Water Discus Hotel. The hotel comprises two discs – an underwater and above-water one. This combination will allow guests to admire the depths of the ocean while making the most of the warm climate. The two […]

7 of the best restaurants in Malaga Province, Andalusia

7 of the best restaurants in Malaga Province, Andalusia

The recent announcement of this year’s list of the best restaurants in the world has cemented Spain’s place at the top with more Spanish chefs in the top ten than any other country. Not only did the Roca brothers climb to number one with The Cellar de Can Roca in Girona, but Basque restaurants Mugaritz […]

Inside a billionaire's 205-foot megayacht

Inside a billionaire’s 205-foot megayacht

Billionaire Darwin Deason lets Forbes on to his 205-foot megayacht. This $70 million-dollar luxury yacht, Apogee, can be chartered for a mere $400,000 per week… plus fees. Complete with a lounge designed after the Hôtel de Paris in Monte Carlo (the spot where Deason first dreamed of owning a megayacht 30 years ago), he is said […]

Kouros Hotel & Suites, Mykonos

Kouros Hotel & Suites, Mykonos

With its exceptional Mykonian architecture, Kouros Hotel & Suites, located at the entrance of Mykonos Town, is nestled into the Tagoo’s beach rock that faces the sea and offers its guests an amazing Mykonos town view. You may find it difficult to choose between gazing the dreamy island sunset over Mykonos’ windmills from you Suites’ […]

Light, music and ideas come to Sydney Harbour

Light, music and ideas come to Sydney Harbour

The 5th annual Vivid Sydney has officially opened with Sydney’s iconic Opera House illuminated in a stunning 3D-mapped visual feast of colour, movement, and world-class lighting artistry by Australian creative innovators The Spinifex Group. The largest light, music and ideas festival in the Southern Hemisphere, Vivid Sydney features lighting installations around the harbour foreshore, live music […]

Interview with Alina Pinelli, Founder of countryslowliving.com

Interview with Alina Pinelli, Founder of countryslowliving.com

Alina Pinelli, together with her family Lucia and Giovanni, are the founders of countryslowliving.com  (Il Fontanaro Farm, Villas & Co) – a resort where travellers come from all over the world to learn about the Italian heritage in organic wines, olive oils, saffron and honey, to discover the culture of the Tuscan and Umbrian lands. With […]

6 Summer festivals to be held in Iceland this June

6 Summer festivals to be held in Iceland this June

As temperatures start to rise just a little during the Spring months, so too does activity within the tourist industry. If you happen to be visiting Iceland this June, you’ll find a diverse range of festivals taking place throughout the month. Whether you’re interested in Icelandic history and traditions, the country’s music or its food […]

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