Category: Accommodation

10 top tips when booking a villa rental property

10 top tips when booking a villa rental property

It sounds simple enough but booking a villa abroad can be a bit like taking a stab in the dark especially at the moment with different Covid regulations in place. That’s why Sue Flynn, an accommodation specialist for Turkey, is urging holidaymakers not to be shy when booking online to avoid any potential pitfalls and […]

Short stay: Homewood Hotel and Spa, Bath, UK

Short stay: Homewood Hotel and Spa, Bath, UK

Homewood, in ten bucolic acres of lawns and soaring trees, brings relaxed but stylish Mediterranean living to the rural village of Freshford: palms, olive trees in deep terracotta planters, Goddess sculptures and modernist art. It’s a sensuous taste of the Côte d’Azur slotted between the rivers Avon and Frome. The Mediterranean theme is apt, given […]

Short stay: The Swan Hotel, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, UK

Short stay: The Swan Hotel, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, UK

The Swan Hotel is a former sixteenth-century coaching inn that has been extended to become virtually a Lake District resort. Ivy grows on whitewashed walls that overlook the five arches of the narrow 1651 Newby Bridge. Meanwhile the River Leven that sedately flows towards Lake Windermere. After flooding in December 2015, The Swan Hotel rose […]

Oceanfront in Cape Town

Oceanfront in Cape Town

There is no denying that Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. In no small part thanks to her position, languishing on the shores of the southern Atlantic. From the heart of the city to the far reaches of the Cape Peninsula rugged mountain backdrops are hemmed in by the […]

5 luxury hotels that should not be missed on a trip through Switzerland

5 luxury hotels that should not be missed on a trip through Switzerland

Switzerland is one of the countries considered safe for tourists in the current pandemic. Not only for its excellent medical care but also for its stunning, dramatic landscapes and seclusion. If you are seeking tranquillity, and spectacular scenery, from historic towns and contemporary cities, wildflower meadows, to rugged mountain landscapes and Swiss traditions. You definitely […]

The best mobile camps in the Serengeti

The best mobile camps in the Serengeti

The Serengeti epitomises the image of safari. With rolling plains dotted with acacia trees and the kopjes where sleeping lions laze in the morning sun, add the year-round wildebeest migration and you have a recipe for arguably the best place in the world to experience the wild of Africa. When choosing where to stay in […]

6 days in Cabo San Lucas: an escape to Esperanza on the edge of a pandemic

6 days in Cabo San Lucas: an escape to Esperanza on the edge of a pandemic

It’s March 11th. Our President has just announced that all US nationals must return from Europe. There is panic at airports, and at universities, where students are studying abroad. There is panic overseas as Americans scramble to get home within the stated two-day window. There is panic everywhere, it seems. I panic, too. Later on […]

A local's recommendations for a luxury escape to wine country in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada

A local’s recommendations for a luxury escape to wine country in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada

I consider myself a very lucky woman to be living in one of the most beautiful places in the world in my humble opinion. I live in Niagara, Ontario, Canada and as some of you may or may not be aware this is wine country. Niagara Peninsula is the largest wine producing region in the […]

5 of the best luxury sleep-outs and treehouses in Africa

5 of the best luxury sleep-outs and treehouses in Africa

From simple tented camps set around a fire to large luxury lodges with air conditioning and private plunge pools, there is a vast range of accommodation in Africa to suite every taste and budget. One of the most interesting developments over the last few years has been in increasing popularity of luxury sleep-outs and treehouses. […]

Future travel inspiration: The most impressive oceanfront clifftop villas in Bali

Future travel inspiration: The most impressive oceanfront clifftop villas in Bali

At the very southern tip of Bali, along the fringes of the Bukit Peninsula, is a landscape whose marvels obscure the boundaries between reality and cathartic dreams. Uluwatu, as the place is called, literally translates “land’s end rock”. This area is a vast stretch of coastal limestone cliffs, rising up to 230 feet above the […]

Iberostar Anthelia in Tenerife

How hotel chains will look after us once we return

With thoughts slowly returning to being able to enjoy an overseas holiday once again, many may be concerned about how they will be looked after once they arrive at their hotel. We have looked into just three popular hotel chains to see what measures they have introduced with your safety, and well-being, in mind. Of […]

Hyatt third night free promotion - worldwide!

Hyatt third night free promotion – worldwide!

Hyatt Hotels is one of the largest hotel chains worldwide, with almost 900 hotels. While the chain has focused on cooperate travel, meetings, and events in the past, a change has taken place in the last two years. Hyatt has set itself the goal of stepping into the luxury segment and is now focused more […]

5 of the best escapes in Namibia

5 of the best escapes in Namibia

In the last few months new phrases have entered the English language and in a short space of time have come to feel familiar. One phrase, perhaps more than any other, stands out, and that is social distancing. We have all been learning how to safely keep our distance from one and other and staying […]

What is the hotel experience like now and after COVID-19?

What is the hotel experience like now and after COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic has substantially changed our lives for the past months. During the lockdown, we all drastically missed our freedom – and even more the freedom to travel. But easing around the globe is slowly beginning with the prospect of resuming, reasonable normality once again. The pandemic has affected the entire world, and every […]

Why Kraków is Eastern Europe's new go-to destination

Why Kraków is Eastern Europe’s new go-to destination

Eastern Europe has seen vast abundances of new tourism in the last decade, with the region stepping out of its ex-Soviet shadow to announce itself to the world. With both vivid colour and vibrancy, Europe’s cultured east is the globe’s new extravagant phoenix rising out of the ashes. Eastern Europe is seasoned with brilliance, with […]

Brilliant group activity ideas while staying in at your private villa

Brilliant group activity ideas while staying in at your private villa

As the world anticipates post-pandemic realities, we all remain positive that leisure travel, among other things, will once again be an accessible privilege to people. There is certainty, however, that necessary and somewhat radical changes will occur alongside this comeback. Though travelers remain longing for the delights of holiday experiences, there is an understandable inclination […]