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Villa des Orangers, Marrakech - the discreet palace

Villa des Orangers, Marrakech – the discreet palace

A riad in Marrakech was the thing to have a few years back when the economic crisis hadn’t yet reached the Western world. It all started back in the late 90s when French and other Europeans discovered that they could buy a house in the old town of Marrakech for a bargain. Most of them […]

Photograph of the week: Waterfall sunset from Kauai, Hawaii

Photograph of the week: Waterfall sunset from Kauai, Hawaii

This beautiful sunset was captured at one of the many little waterfalls at Queen’s Bath, Kauai, Hawaii. Here the ocean collects in the black lava rock to create a stunning natural swimming pool. It is also home to a variety of small sea creatures including the vibrant angelfish. While in the Winter months it is […]

Rwanda’s top 5 luxury stays

Rwanda’s top 5 luxury stays

For many years, Rwanda has been overlooked as an African tourism-must. But now, Rwanda has earned its rightful place in the African tourism front and nothing confirms this more pronouncedly than its top luxury stays. Rwanda is one of Africa’s leading eco-tourism destinations, so it comes as no surprise that three of its top luxury […]

4 of the best luxury restaurants in Montreal

4 of the best luxury restaurants in Montreal

Montreal is a top destination for Canadians and international visitors alike. The city exudes a vibrant sense of urban flair and is known as a foodie’s paradise. These top restaurant picks excel in food, service and presentation. They are perfect for special nights out and romantic dining, providing the ultimate in luxury cuisine. One thing to […]

A luxury stroll through Knightsbridge, London

A luxury stroll through Knightsbridge, London

Knightsbridge is one of the most prestigious shopping neighbourhoods in London, one of the world’s greatest cities. As one would expect, a vast array of luxury businesses call this area of the city their home and offer only the highest standards of products and services. Make sure you explore the exclusive location of Knightsbridge to […]

Suite of the week: Bali Luxury Villa Collection, Villa Sungai Bali

Suite of the week: Bali Luxury Villa Collection, Villa Sungai Bali

Suite name: Bali Luxury Villa Collection, Villa Sungai Bali Location: Canggu, Bali, Indonesia Size of accommodation: 2,100 sq m (villa and gardens) Cost per night: AUD1,100-1,300++ (low/peak season) What makes it special: Floating above a river, beneath a towering canopy of rainforest, Sungai, with its standout ‘great’ room with vast thatched ceiling overlooking the 18m pool, has everything you expect […]

Recipe of the week: Pão de queijo (cheese choux puffs)

Recipe of the week: Pão de queijo (cheese choux puffs)

Pão de queijo (cheese choux puffs) is one of the most easily found delicacies in Brazil. If you are in any of Brazil´s cities you are never more than 400 yards away from one. They are also the first thing you will smell when arriving at Brazil’s international airports, it’s hard to arrive in Brazil […]

A luxury lodge nestled in a spectacular New Zealand mountain backdrop

A luxury lodge nestled in a spectacular New Zealand mountain backdrop

Tucked away behind large private grounds and with a breath-taking mountain backdrop is Mountain Range Luxury Lodge. Even though the lodge sits just on the outskirts of the Lake Wanaka, New Zealand township, when at the lodge you feel like you are a million miles away from anywhere. Lake Wanaka and the Wanaka township is […]

The alternative starting number 9 for São Paulo

The alternative starting number 9 for São Paulo

The World Cup in Brazil is now underway, with the host nation getting off to a winning start, but the country and in particular, its largest city São Paulo, has more to offer than just the best football in the world. Here is the best number 9 for the city which should be a fixture […]

3 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

3 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

On a recent trip to Athens to attend the Travel Trade Athens 2014 event (see related blog posts “Short stay: InterContinental Athenaeum Hotel, Athens” and “8 things I saw on my trip to Athens“), I took the opportunity to try out a few new travel accessories. This was my first trip to mainland Greece (I’ve […]

10 iconic World Heritage Sites and the places to stay when visiting

10 iconic World Heritage Sites and the places to stay when visiting

There are currently 981 World Heritage Sites worldwide. To be considered one it has to have ‘outstanding universal value’ and falls into the following sites: cultural, natural and mixed. A World Heritage Site could range from being a building, a mountain, a lake to a desert, monument, forest and even a city. Here are just […]

Dos and don’ts for visiting Brazil

Dos and don’ts for visiting Brazil

Brazil is packed with amazing sights, stunning landscapes and plenty to keep you entertained – day or night. Whether you are heading to Brazil for the football or plan on taking a holiday there, here are a few pointers of what you should and shouldn’t do. Do try and see some of the wonders that […]

Photograph of the week: Poppies in Provence

Photograph of the week: Poppies in Provence

Poppies are everywhere in Provence this time of year, and these rolling hills outside of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie are blanketed with poppies as far as the eye can see, like a scene out of The Wizard of Oz. Moustiers-Sainte-Marie is one of the “Most beautiful villages of France”, and neighbours the scenic Gorges du Verdon. Thank you […]

3 fantastic places to see endangered nesting sea turtles in Costa Rica

3 fantastic places to see endangered nesting sea turtles in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a country teeming in diverse wildlife on land, in the sea and in the sky, and five out of seven species of endangered sea turtles pull themselves onto the country’s shores every year to lay their precious eggs. During the nesting season, more than one million turtles are said to make their […]

Managing your mail as you travel

Managing your mail as you travel

For those who travel – and particularly for those who travel frequently or for long periods – managing your postal mail can be something of a challenge. But did you know that even ‘snail mail’ (as postal mail is often termed relative to email) can also be handled online? Read on to discover how… Picture […]

The 7 wonders of the 7th arrondissement of Paris

The 7 wonders of the 7th arrondissement of Paris

A first trip to Paris can be fairly daunting. Down every street and around every corner, there’s something special to see and do so to help you out here’s a guide to visiting the seven wonders of the the 7th arrondissement. Many of Paris’ most beautiful landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Ecole Militaire […]

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