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Top 5 South Africa spas

Top 5 South Africa spas

South Africa is home to a plethora of stunning landscapes, enchanting landmarks and unforgettable sights. It is the perfect destination for thrill seekers and adventurers, where natural wonders are waiting to be explored and mountains scaled. However, it is also a place of relaxation, with a host of spas on hand to detangle every tense […]

The 6 best luxury dive hotels in the world

The 6 best luxury dive hotels in the world

The concept of scuba diving for leisure has been around since that clever Frenchman Jacques Cousteau perfected the aqualung, but it’s only really of late that luxury diving holidays  – where the diving on offer is as outstanding as the accommodation – have come to the fore. Here are my favourite luxury diving hotels across […]

The best gardens and parks in and around Rome

The best gardens and parks in and around Rome

With Spring in the air in Rome, now is the perfect time to get outside and explore. Rome’s open air piazzas are not the only place in the city to congregate and enjoy la dolce vita. One of our favourites is the city’s English landscape garden, Villa Borghese, a popular city park destination for people […]

No more noodles: Chiang Mai's best alternatives to Thai cuisine

No more noodles: Chiang Mai’s best alternatives to Thai cuisine

For almost all visitors to Thailand, the delicious and varied food is one of the highlights of their holiday. For many, however, there comes a time when they simply need a change from Thai food. So, if you’ve eaten enough green curry to float a small ship, and the thought of another noodle makes you […]

5 luxurious places to stay in Edinburgh with historic links

5 luxurious places to stay in Edinburgh with historic links

Edinburgh is a city packed full of history and heritage. With buildings dating back to the 12th century, Old Town charm and Georgian splendour, you do not have to walk far to spot an architectural gem. Edinburgh is also a city which takes its luxury seriously and there is a wide choice of superb accommodation. […]

6 of the best drives in North America

6 of the best drives in North America

I have driven hundreds of thousand miles in the US and Canada and hope to do many thousands more. Being in the travel trade, people are always asking me what is your favourite place/country/drive/hotel and the answer is always different because it depends on the mood I am in and what I can remember at […]

1881 Per Sagardi Barcelona

Barcelona off the beaten track: the hidden gems of the city

Some may be quick to assume that Barcelona is nothing more than unusual Gaudi buildings and beautiful beaches. To the contrary, the Catalan capital is brimming with off-the-beaten-track treasures whether you’re looking for the best spots for clandestine dining, low-key bars, quaint and quirky museums or simply to keep away from the hoards of tourists. […]

3 Ecuadorian journeys for the senses

3 Ecuadorian journeys for the senses

If you’re a traveler looking for more than landmarks or monuments, keep in mind that each destination offers alternatives. There are journeys that provide surprising experiences, challenge the senses and invite you to understand a place more deeply. These are travels that bring you closer to the lives of their people, closer to their traditions, […]

Top 5 reasons to visit Bora Bora

Top 5 reasons to visit Bora Bora

There are many reasons Bora Bora is such a favorite honeymoon and anniversary destination with my clients – who wouldn’t want to wake up to surreal turquoise water, snorkel and dive with manta rays, and enjoy the privacy of your very own overwater bungalow? In case your other half or family still needs to be […]

Luxury developments on the horizon in Andalusia's Malaga province

Luxury developments on the horizon in Andalusia’s Malaga province

Though the Andalusian resort town of Marbella, on Spain’s southernmost Mediterranean coast, has long been renowned as a luxury travel playground of the rich and famous, the Costa del Sol itself gained a bit of a reputation for lower end tourism and overcrowding, particularly to the west of Malaga city. However, in recent years Malaga […]

Short stay: Goldsborough Hall, near Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, UK

Short stay: Goldsborough Hall, near Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, UK

Situated between Harrogate and York, Goldsborough Hall is a historic, 400-year-old stately home and Grade II Listed building, and former residence (and first marital home) to one of the present Queen’s aunts: HRH Princess Mary (1897-1965). After an extensive restoration, it has established itself as one of Yorkshire’s finest wedding venues but has also enjoyed a growing trade […]

3 of the best 5 star Mallorca hotels to know before you go to

3 of the best 5 star Mallorca hotels to know before you go to

Offering everything from a vibrant city life to lush countryside escapes Mallorca has been a long time favorite for many europeans seeking sea and sun. I had always thought it was just a vacation place that Germans frequented for summer holidays but I quickly realized on my very first visit that that was not the […]

Top 10 hikes in Peru

Top 10 hikes in Peru

Each region of Peru has incredible terrain that’s worth a good hike. In the highlands of the Andes you can see elaborate fortresses and agricultural terraces left behind by the Inca. Go to southern Peru to see ruins left behind by ancient cultures, and see the very beginnings of civilization in South America. Peru also […]

4 fabulous Spring activities in Eastern Canada

4 fabulous Spring activities in Eastern Canada

Canada has a lot to offer. Beautiful wildlife, exciting cities and numerous possibilities for active holidays – it never fails to surprise and amaze. Regardless of whether you are new to the country’s treasures or you are a regular visitor, there are plenty of places that you should definitely visit this spring season. So, what […]

25 free things to do in Dubai

25 free things to do in Dubai

Dubai is renowned for over-the-top luxury, and as a tourist thinking of things to do in Dubai, it’s usually the high cost experiences that first come to mind. Helicopter tours, waterpark tickets, designer boutiques, private desert safaris and afternoon tea at expensive hotels… all very glitz and glam, but definitely budget-blowing. Well, there’s another side […]

Cuba's Golden Triangle

Cuba’s Golden Triangle

The name Havana evokes different images for different people, but generally pleasurable ones. Many associate it with movies, others with Caribbean comforts. It is the obvious entry point for a first visit to Cuba but in this piece we hope to extend your stay with visits to two other bases on the south coast; to […]

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