Category: Attractions

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5 exquisite wine estates in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley in South Africa

When Belinda Carlisle sang her hit: ‘Ooh, heaven is a place on earth, they say in heaven, love comes first’, she surely did not know about the Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) Valley near Hermanus! Otherwise she would perhaps have sung: ‘They say in heaven, wine comes first’! Until 2006 this part was known as Walker […]

5 reasons why you must visit Southern Iceland

5 reasons why you must visit Southern Iceland

Iceland has become a much more popular destination in recent years – and deservedly so! Its landscapes are absolutely jaw-dropping, it offers out of this world scenery and, of course, the Northern Lights. Many people visit Iceland as a long weekend and base themselves in Reykjavik, doing the Golden Circle Tour and visiting the Blue […]

Top 5 reasons to visit the Christmas markets in the Dolomites

Top 5 reasons to visit the Christmas markets in the Dolomites

The crisp air of the Unesco Dolomite mountains during the winter season seem to have a warmer glow during the Christmas festivities. The larger cities and smaller mountain towns are dressed up in magical lights and amazing Christmas decorations. The tradition of Christmas markets in German-speaking countries dates back to the Middle Ages which is […]

15 reasons to visit Provence in 2018!

15 reasons to visit Provence in 2018!

With Christmas almost here it’s natural that thoughts will soon start to drift to all the exciting prospects in store for 2018, and with it thoughts of a well-deserved holiday in the sun (which no doubt feature all the more strongly when it’s cold and wet outside!). So, to mark the last few days of […]

Top 5 enduring moments from South Africa

Top 5 enduring moments from South Africa

South Africa is a remarkable country with a huge amount to offer visitors, from its diverse people, landscapes and wildlife to the remains of its fascinating past. Of course these days the globe is increasingly connected. Modern technology works really well to help travellers fit in visits to recommended restaurants, local sights and activities, and […]

Haunting images that will add Pompeii to your bucket list

Haunting images that will add Pompeii to your bucket list

One of the intrinsic benefits of luxury travel is getting to wander off the main tourist path and visit places that can be stimulating from an intellectual point of view. The ancient city of Pompeii on Italy’s west coast is just such a place. It experienced a catastrophic ending, and within 1 day, it was […]

A dozen things to do on Lake Como

A dozen things to do on Lake Como

Lake Como is the third largest of the lakes in Italy. Measuring approximately 46 kilometres in length, it may not be as large as it’s neighbours Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore, but it is surprisingly deep. Measuring over 400 metres in depth, it is in fact one of the deepest lakes in the whole of […]

5 hidden gems to discover in Barbados

5 hidden gems to discover in Barbados

If you are going to spend time in Barbados, you will want to make sure you see the best sights and make the most perfect memories.  If you are not familiar with the island, it can be only too easy to miss some of the best bits.  Here are five hidden (or apparently not so […]

Top 10 things to see and do on Lake Maggiore

Top 10 things to see and do on Lake Maggiore

Lake Maggiore is the second largest of the Italian Lakes. Measuring approximately 40 miles in length, it sits in Italy but also has a foot in Switzerland and stretches from Arona in the South to Locarno in the North. It’s shores are divided between the two Italian regions of Lombardy and Piedmont and the Swiss […]

5 unique luxury adventures to discover in Knoxville, Tennessee

5 unique luxury adventures to discover in Knoxville, Tennessee

I was watching the bartender smoke my whiskey Old Fashioned, and the entire bar smelled like burning wood on a cold Appalachian day. On the bar top of the Drawing Room at The Tenneeseean, a new luxury hotel in Knoxville, TN, a large copper and glass box swirled with dusky smoke around an Old Fashioned […]

Corvara ski resort, Italy

Top 5 luxury ski resorts in Italy

Upscale hotels, indulgent restaurants and picturesque snow-covered slopes: Italy’s ski resorts truly embody this country’s love of the finer things in life. We pick our top five places to sample the very best that the Italian Alps has to offer. Corvara Nestled between the mountains of Alta Badia, Corvara is a perfect suntrap for your […]

10 reasons why Oman is more luxurious than Dubai

10 reasons why Oman is more luxurious than Dubai

Oman is more Arabia than Armani, more Lawrence of Arabia than Levi jeans, more Sultanate than Starbucks: a dreamy destination increasingly on discerning travellers’ wish-lists. South of brash and glitzy Dubai, Oman is the quiet good-living neighbour. Sultan Qaboos, the Mr Nice Guy of the world’s absolute rulers, who deposed his father in a coup […]

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Christmas and New Year in Barcelona

If you’re thinking about spending the Christmas season in the European gem that is Barcelona, then think no further, as the city turns into a winter wonderland for both its visitors and locals. Although snow tends to be off the agenda in Barcelona, the weather does indeed get colder and the ambience of the city […]

Staying relaxed... with a staycation

Staying relaxed… with a staycation

We’re all familiar with the travel giant Expedia and how it serves as a one-stop shop for booking flights, hotels, car hire and package holidays. It’s led the way in online travel since before the millennium, having originally formed in 1999. But did you know that Expedia also has a dedicated staycation section on its […]

10 reasons to choose Puglia for your next holiday in Italy

10 reasons to choose Puglia for your next holiday in Italy

2017 was a record season for Italy in terms of tourist numbers. According to figures released by Federalberghi and the Cultural Ministry in Italy, over 48 million people spent a night in an Italian hotel this Summer whilst a further 3 million spent the night in AirBnB accommodation, an increase of over 20% year on […]

5 ways to honeymoon in luxury on Martha’s Vineyard

5 ways to honeymoon in luxury on Martha’s Vineyard

Want to start your new union off on the right foot? You could book a hotel in a busy city with a soundtrack of street noise. Or, you could opt for a luxurious, private stay in the glamorous and still gloriously secluded island of Martha’s Vineyard. Long a playground for royalty and celebrities alike, the […]

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