Author Archive for Kristof Eyckmans

Unique wildlife experiences to look forward to after the pandemic

Unique wildlife experiences to look forward to after the pandemic

By now most of us have become so eager to travel that we would even consider taking dodgy low cost carriers and indulge in all-day buffets without any hesitation or thought. Talking about lowering our standards just to get out of our pandemic routine. Personally, I’ve been trying to cope just by planning ahead and […]

Why it's the perfect time to visit Southern Africa right now

Why it’s the perfect time to visit Southern Africa right now

This pandemic has really thrown us a curveball and I doubt if many had seen it coming a year ago. Then again, tourism is an industry that has been through some tough times before, and I’m sure it will come out stronger once again as it has shown in the past. However, there are still […]

Top 5 most amazing hotels to put on your bucket list

Top 5 most amazing hotels to put on your bucket list

During these troubled times in which the world and especially the tourism industry is finding itself, we can’t ignore the fact that the longer this crisis is taking, the more we are dreaming of those ultimate holidays. And who can blame us, I mean, how many regret not taking that extra trip earlier this year, […]

Historical cities in Belgium which are worth a visit

Historical cities in Belgium which are worth a visit

It isn’t easy these days to come up with a travel plan that satisfies our feeling of wanderlust, yet sometimes it is right there in front of us. Belgium is one of those places which is often overlooked while it has a very rich history that will certainly keep you busy for a few days […]

How to visit South Africa during lockdown

How to visit South Africa during lockdown

We are all experiencing COVID-19 in our own way, and many of us had to cancel trips. When all of this will be over, and how the travel industry will look once it can start operating again, is a big question mark. But in the meanwhile we are all bound to stay at home and […]

Top 5 safari lodges for families in South Africa

Top 5 safari lodges for families in South Africa

We all know that safaris are increasingly popular among the travelers who are looking for something  more adventurous than just a beach or city holiday. And where it used to be mummy and daddy who would go and explore the African bush, it is fast becoming a favorite holiday for families who like to add […]

5 unique boutique safari lodges in Africa

5 unique boutique safari lodges in Africa

The ever growing safari market makes it difficult to find those hidden gems which are low key, intimate, yet tick all the boxes a discerning safari enthusiast is looking for. As a result, some of the big names in the industry have created what I would call boutique safari lodges which are the perfect answer […]

Top 5 wine estates to stay in South Africa

Top 5 wine estates to stay in South Africa

The Western Cape of South Africa attracts tourists from all corners of this globe, and for good reason. One of the main attractions at the winelands and who doesn’t like great wines, amazing food and beautiful landscapes? Some of the wine estates offer accommodation which rivals the quality and finesse which you can find in […]

Top 5 historical hotels you need to experience

Top 5 historical hotels you need to experience

There is something about staying in a place which is riddled with a very rich past. It feels like you are writing a page in a history book, but with all the modern trimmings one enjoys in the 21st century. Some of these historical hotels however are taking it to another level. Let me take […]

Top 5 luxury experiences in Africa

Top 5 luxury experiences in Africa

Often Africa is left aside when looking for a luxury escape from everyday life. But the dark continent has a lot to offer, and not only for budget travelers but also for the ones that aren’t shy to spend some cash in return for the most exclusive travel experiences out there. Here are a few […]

Top 5 hottest restaurants in and around Cape Town

Top 5 hottest restaurants in and around Cape Town

It’s been said before, and we’ll says it again, the Cape region is one of the best culinary regions in the world. This also means there’s always new restaurants that are hot or not. To keep track of the ones you really need to pay a visit next time you’re in the area, we listed […]

Top 5 best First Class lounges in the world

Top 5 best First Class lounges in the world

People often ask me if there is more to it than just a fancy meal and a bed when flying first class. Well, there surely is. Aside from all the extras you get on the plane, there are tons of perks before and after your flight too. One of them is having access to the […]

The top 5 inflight bars

The top 5 inflight bars

Aviation has always been associated with a luxury way of travel. Even though the golden age of the industry seems mostly in the past, there are still some airline companies that like to add that little extra flair to the experience, by adding a bar onboard their planes in order for the passengers to pass […]

The 6 most luxurious casinos in the world

The 6 most luxurious casinos in the world

We all like to play some of the casino games from time to time. But some of us prefer to enjoy the real experience, and these are the most luxurious casinos in the world to spend both your cash and your time. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore This casino doesn’t really need any introduction. This landmark […]

7 luxury rainforest retreats

7 luxury rainforest retreats

Everybody knows the rainforests and jungles are disappearing fast. And while we need to protect the ones that are still left, it is also possible to enhance and experience them while still retaining high levels of luxury. I named a few below as I do believe they are setting the example of how we can […]

Top 5 best first class experiences in the sky

Top 5 best first class experiences in the sky

While most of us love to travel far away, we also dread the thought about sitting in a long metal tube (no, not the one that is riding underground in London) next to a bunch of screaming kids who make you feel like the plane ticket was a total rip off. Lucky enough some airline […]