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5 things to do in Africa before you die

5 things to do in Africa before you die

YOLO. You only live once. Though the phrase itself has been attributed to Mae West, the acronym has become a fashionable modern mantra for those who want to enjoy their life to the fullest, to do everything and anything, whatever the risks. It’s essentially the digital generation’s equivalent of carpe diem, seize the day. Unlike […]

The best new lodges in southern Africa

The best new lodges in southern Africa

Picking the right place to stay can make or break your holiday, and with new lodges opening all the time, it’s difficult to keep track. With so many lodges and hotels to choose from, it’s not always easy to know where to start. This is our guide to the best of the newest lodges in […]

Ever dreamed of owning your own part of Africa?

Ever dreamed of owning your own part of Africa?

It might seem far-fetched, but have you ever dreamed of owning your own part of African safari real estate? Tucked away in the south-east corner of Botswana – in the heart of Africa – is the Tuli Block, and within you will find a reserve brimming in wildlife. But the magic doesn’t stop there… you […]

If river cruising is the new black, then Viking is the leading fashionista!

If river cruising is the new black, then Viking is the leading fashionista!

Ocean cruising is soooo last year, which is fine by me since I’ve never understood the appeal of endlessly popping Dramamine while bobbing around the high seas with nary a speck a land in sight, gorging on mediocre buffets, tedious dis/embarkement procedures, and reduced to watching third-rate Vegas wanna-be shows. Which is why I wasn’t […]

6 luxury (vegan) hotels in Singapore (and Johor Bahru)

6 luxury (vegan) hotels in Singapore (and Johor Bahru)

With the rapidly increasing number of people choosing a vegan lifestyle, luxury hotels and resorts are beginning to adapt their services to ensure guests looking for plant based luxury feel just as at home as their non-vegan counterparts. There are already some vegan hotspots in the world (including Berlin and Los Angeles) that are well known for […]

Top 5 bars in the Maldives

Top 5 bars in the Maldives

The Maldives is a destination famous for its endless beaches and blue skies, which some might class as the perfect landscape in which to enjoy a refreshing drink. Picture reclining in your seat, favourite cocktail in hand, as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean – what could be more idyllic? We’ve compiled a list […]

9 of Seattle's top luxury hotels

9 of Seattle’s top luxury hotels

Seattle is a multi dimensional city that offers a great combination of outdoor activities and urban entertainment. You’ve got seaplanes flying overhead, quirky neighborhoods to explore, fantastic food, a busy iconic market on the water and a ferry system that provides infinite possibilities. If it’s culture you’re looking for, Seattle has theatre, museums and art […]

Top 5 family friendly activities in Taupo

Top 5 family friendly activities in Taupo

Synonymous with natural beauty, Taupo is home to the largest freshwater lake in the southern hemisphere, which is around the size of Singapore. Unique attractions such Huka Falls and 10m tall Maori Rock Carvings makes Taupo an intriguing destination to explore. It has an impressive array of activities to accommodate any age group, below we […]

9 far-flung destinations for under £500 return

9 far-flung destinations for under £500 return

I know many of you reading like to save on your flights and splurge once you get to your destination. If you’re thinking of heading somewhere exotic this year, but would like to make the most of a great deal on flights, then take a look at KLM Royal Dutch Airline’s Pack & Go super […]

Croatia's best kept secret café finds

Croatia’s best kept secret café finds

I spend a lot of time researching the best restaurants around the world for my clients, namely the Michelin starred restaurants where I have to sell a limb to reserve a table. Recently there has been a surge in ‘Foodie’s’ travelling the globe for the ‘pop up’ restaurants they have heard about via social media […]

5 Hana views and the fun ways to find them

5 Hana views and the fun ways to find them

Heavenly Hana. From the surf and sand to the lush, tropical foliage that surrounds its many waterfalls. Only 50 or so miles from bustling Kahului, it’s another side of Maui. The legendary Road to Hana has a view at just about every turn. Trouble is there are a lot of turns. The Hana Highway, HI-360, […]

2 luxury resorts in the Maldives that have perfected vegan luxury

2 luxury resorts in the Maldives that have perfected vegan luxury

The Maldives is well known as a top luxury destination, famous for diving, blissful tropical islands, romantic honeymoons and picture postcard beaches where the clear turquoise waters lap gently against the white sand. It has all the makings of paradise, unless you’re a vegan or vegetarian, as the thought of travelling to a remote island […]

Photograph of the week: An arduous ascent of one of Chile’s most active volcanoes

Photograph of the week: An arduous ascent of one of Chile’s most active volcanoes

This arduous ascent of one of Chile’s most active volcanoes, Villarrica, challenges the extremes of endurance for both young and old. Climbing in knee to waist-deep snow up to the 2,847 metre summit reveals a stark backdrop of freshly powered snow, which contrasts against a royal blue horizon. The dynamic panoramas during this climb reveal […]

14 of my favourite photos from my travels in 2014

14 of my favourite photos from my travels in 2014

2014 was another year filled with interesting opportunities and visits to far-flung places around the world, including trips to China and South Africa, as well as many much closer to home, including a luxury cycling trip in the Scottish Isles in the Summer. Although I still need to hone my photography skills, it’s a hobby […]

Top 3 activities for teenagers on an Alpine activity holiday

Top 3 activities for teenagers on an Alpine activity holiday

Being a teenager is challenging. Being the parent of a teenager…! After investing xteen years loving and caring for our beloved babies, they suddenly turn their backs on us and prefer to spend time with their mates. If they are not ‘hanging out’ they are glued to the iPad in cyberspace, which, of course, we as […]

Recipe of the week: Rice pudding with salted caramel and caramelised nuts

Recipe of the week: Rice pudding with salted caramel and caramelised nuts

This recipe for rice pudding is based around ingredients that you can find pretty much anywhere in the world and is therefore a universal crowd-pleaser, with the salty-sweet equilibrium of the salt and the caramel, and contrasting textures working together in perfect harmony. It serves 4 to 6 people. Ingredients 75g jasmine rice 100g sugar […]

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