Category: Attractions

Guests looking at rock art, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Ancient Africa

When I talk to people about what draws them to Africa, often time and again, they speak of the magnificent landscapes, the endless sky, and the rich wildlife that is without parallel anywhere else on earth. But when we press them further, conversation always turns to the people, the warm welcome and hospitality, the passion […]

Top 5 things to do in Dubrovnik

Top 5 things to do in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is a popular holiday destination with little wonder as it is full of sights, history and sunny days. It’s often visited by tourists coming on popular cruises and it’s very often you see some magnificent cruise liners moored off the coast ferrying excited visitors back and forth via the ships boat taxis. A new […]

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21 things to do in South Africa

South Africa is often listed as the perfect destination for those looking for a world-class safari, but there’s so much more to this vast country than the wildlife-rich game reserves. A heady mix of ravishing coastlines, jaw-dropping scenery, outstanding cuisine and 5-star lodgings means it’s perfect not just for the safari enthusiast, but the adventurer, sun seeker, […]

5 of the world’s most spectacular hiking routes

5 of the world’s most spectacular hiking routes

“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” The words of Henry David Thoreau, a man who knew more than a thing or two about the value of the great outdoors to the human condition. It’s no secret that Thoreau was a firm believer in the merits of donning […]

Photo of the Week: Kyoto, Japan

Photograph of the week: Yasaka Pagoda, Kyoto, Japan

A trip to Kyoto, Japan, with its 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and over 1600 temples and shrines, can feel overwhelming. A whirlwind of activity amongst a riot of glowing gold and vibrant vermillion. So much to see, so much to do, so little time. Given that this could be considered the home of Zen, […]

Trekking in Israel – it's not just for backpackers

Trekking in Israel – it’s not just for backpackers

Many people connect hiking and trekking with backpacking and low budget travel. Some tourists visiting Israel dream of hiking in the holy land, but they end up avoiding it due to concerns that they will need to compromise on lodging standards. However, there are plenty of ways to combine your desire for an outdoor adventure […]

Top 8 tourist attractions to visit in Provence this Winter!

Top 8 tourist attractions to visit in Provence this Winter!

You might not think of winter as the ideal time to visit Provence and especially not to see the top tourist attractions on offer across the region. Surely the summer is the best time? Well actually late Autumn to early Spring offers a superb window of opportunity to enjoy a holiday in this fabulous area […]

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Escaping the cold: 5 Winter hideouts

Escaping the cold: 5 Winter hideouts

Depending on where in the world you’re based, you may already be enduring cold bitter winds and inches of snow. It’s now that time of the year when the kids are out playing, enjoying the short days and snow, while us adults dread the bitter mornings and not having enough time in the day. With […]

Photo of the Week: Neuschwanstein Castle, Schwangau, Germany

Photograph of the week: Neuschwanstein Castle, Schwangau, Germany

If you think this confection of towers, turrets, frescoes, and sparkling white walls, cast deep in the green, green woods, could well be a palace plucked straight out of a fairy tale, you’d be absolutely correct. In fact, Neuschwanstein Castle, located in Bavaria, Germany, has served as the real-life inspiration for the abodes of not […]

5 "must sees" on a trip to Italy's Amalfi Coast

5 “must sees” on a trip to Italy’s Amalfi Coast

As soon as you see the beauty of the Amalfi Coast, you will understand why it has become one of the most visited destinations in the country. Sitting between Naples and Salerno, the coastline boasts mountain vistas and the Sorrento Peninsula. The scenery is magnificent and takes several days to see everything worth seeing, so […]

5 romantic experiences in Santorini

5 romantic experiences in Santorini

There’s a reason so many couples choose the beautiful island of Santorini for their honeymoon. The glowing cliffside from sunrise to sunset is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before and the romantic experiences are plentiful. If you’re in search of some ideas to spice up your itinerary, we have five unique experiences to add to […]

Bone-chilling legends of the Paris Catacombs

Bone-chilling legends of the Paris Catacombs

Buried beneath the streets of Paris you’ll discover the Paris Catacombs, preserving the bones of over 6 million people. Created due to a shortage of burial space, the Paris Catacombs are one of Paris’ eeriest and most mysterious sites. A plethora of legends and folklore surrounding this ossuary, lure more and more travelers each year […]

35 tips for experiencing Machu Picchu

35 tips for experiencing Machu Picchu

Perched high in the Peruvian Andes, the almost mystical “Lost City of the Incas” is a must for any traveler’s bucket list. Though the ruins of Machu Picchu remained concealed in a high-mountain cloud forest for centuries, today it’s by far the top tourist attraction in Peru. Every day, hundreds of foreign tourists venture to the […]

Why you should visit Egypt in 2020

Why you should visit Egypt in 2020

Egypt is distinguished with its gushing Nile, ancient treasures, great history, vast deserts, warm sun, and cool beaches. However, Egypt has more to offer than you might expect. You don’t have to look through hundreds of holiday destinations around the world for your perfect vacation; Egypt has it all. 2020 is set to be the […]

Top 5 luxurious winter holiday golf trips to escape the cold

Top 5 luxurious winter holiday golf trips to escape the cold

With cold weather in full swing in most of the northern hemisphere, playing golf outside is probably the last thing on your mind. But that doesn’t mean you can’t slip away for a few days on the course in a warmer destination. Check out some of our favorite winter holiday golf trips to find a […]