Category: Attractions

Cape Sidecar Adventures

Top 5 lesser-known activities around Cape Town

Cape Town is the most visited part of South Africa, and there is a well established set of outstanding attractions that are always high on the list of every visitor.  But the city still has plenty to offer once you’ve taken the cable car up Table Mountain, seen the harbour and waterfront area, visited the […]

Short stay: Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, Belgravia, London, UK

Short stay: Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, Belgravia, London, UK

Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts is widely regarded as one of the most luxurious and innovative hotel brands in the world. With more than 20 hotels in key locations across the globe, the brand’s five star Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel is perhaps atypical of many in the group. Hidden away in a discrete but central location and […]

5 of the best day trips from Athens

5 of the best day trips from Athens

Being in a capital city, surrounded by millions of people is most certainly fun and exciting as the options of “what to do” and “where to eat” are plentiful. However, that exciting attitude may change if you start to feel stressed out while being on the overcrowded subway or stuck in traffic or waiting for […]

Lake Malawi - the jewel in Malawi's crown

Lake Malawi – the jewel in Malawi’s crown

Having given an overview of Malawi’s unique variety of attractions in last month’s blog (lake, landscape, wildlife and culture), this month we will focus in on what is probably the best known: Lake Malawi. Widely viewed as Malawi’s primary tourism asset and also known as the Lake of Stars, Lake Malawi is a wondrous inland […]

UNESCO World Heritage Sites you won't want to miss on your visit to central Portugal

UNESCO World Heritage Sites you won’t want to miss on your visit to central Portugal

The Algarve, Portugal is a well known holiday destination famous for its sun drenched beaches, stunning scenery, fantastic golf courses and surfing. But for the more discerning traveller, Portugal is so much more. It is a land of diversity, steeped in heritage and culture, with castles and monuments that are well preserved and a variety […]

Hiking the Nakasendo Trail and staying at a Japanese ryokan

Hiking the Nakasendo Trail and staying at a Japanese ryokan

We had been planning our once-in-a-lifetime adventure for nearly a year; 10 months travel around the world visiting 15 countries to explore the history, landscape, wildlife, people and food of each destination across South America, Australasia, the Polynesian Triangle, Southeast Asia, China and Japan. Our adventure included some of the must-see attractions of global travel; […]

Beyond the headlines: the hidden treasures of the Middle East

Beyond the headlines: the hidden treasures of the Middle East

What we often hear of the Middle East isn’t always positive, which is a shame as there is so much waiting to be discovered in this halal friendly part of the world. What many travellers have yet to explore is what’s behind the headlines often making the rounds on the TV or the internet. This […]

5 of the best ancient archeological sites to visit on a private yacht charter in the Greek Cycladic Islands

5 of the best ancient archeological sites to visit on a private yacht charter in the Greek Cycladic Islands

Amidst the white cubic houses with cobalt blue trim, the blue domed white churches, the white trimmed stepped walking streets, the arid beautiful terraced landscapes, the olive, lemon and orange trees, and the grazing goats, are remnants of the ancient civilizations that also once roamed these beautiful islands millenniums ago. And for the historian, and […]

8 unmissable holiday experiences in Cornwall

8 unmissable holiday experiences in Cornwall

Conjure up an image of Cornwall and you’re guaranteed to think of the glorious beaches perfect for picnics, bathing in the warmth of the sunshine and splashing around in the crystal-clear waters. Perhaps you’ve visited a few times before or are still to take that much desired trip, or maybe you’ve a trip planned for […]

Exploring the Isle of Skye and the Highlands with Heart of Scotland Tours

Exploring the Isle of Skye and the Highlands with Heart of Scotland Tours

No visit to Scotland can be complete without a few days in the Highlands. A place of rare beauty, the Scottish Highlands are famous as the home of Loch Ness and the Isle of Skye. However, getting to Loch Ness and Skye from major cities such as Edinburgh can be complicated. Although some public transportation […]

Photograph of the week: Church of the Blessed Virgin of the Angel in Caorle, Italy

Photograph of the week: Church of the Blessed Virgin of the Angel in Caorle, Italy

Where the rocks end and the Levante beach begins, on a cliff wedged into the Adriatic sea, you will find the Church of the Blessed Virgin of the Angel. For centuries this has been a pilgrimage destination for residents of Caorle, Italy, a place to worship and find peace. This is increasingly the case too […]

Why you should go to Turkey this Autumn

Why you should go to Turkey this Autumn

Turkey is re-emerging as a fantastic holiday destination and offers a taste of everything from the cultural treasures of Istanbul to the landscapes of Cappadocia, via centuries-old historic ruins such as Ephesus. And then there are its spectacular coastlines and beaches – discover the Bodrum Peninsula and set sail on your very own private gulet […]

The Isle of Wight: 7 reasons to sail across

The Isle of Wight: 7 reasons to sail across

The short voyage across the Solent, sometimes as little as 22 minutes, makes a visit to the Isle of Wight an adventure. Not only are crossings fast, they are very frequent too. You are embarking on a mini-cruise when you take Wightlink from Lymington, Portsmouth or Southampton to the Isle of Wight. Although the ferry […]

7 places where you eat best in Spain

7 places where you eat best in Spain

From Seville to San Sebastian making stops in Cáceres, Madrid or Segovia, these are the 7 best places to eat in Spain. The modern traveler chooses more and more frequently destinations where tourism offer goes beyond monuments, museums or beaches. We Spaniards love to enjoy a good meal or dinner to recover strength and get […]

Where to play, stay and chill in Greater Palm Springs this Summer

Where to play, stay and chill in Greater Palm Springs this Summer

Sunrise hikes, mornings at the pool, midday spa retreats, mister-cooled dining al fresco, and dive-in movies under the stars—summer has arrived in Greater Palm Springs. Follow my blog with Bloglovin Ask any local or frequent warm weather guest, summer and fall in the oasis offer plenty of perks—unbeatable prices, super affordable family vacation packages, fewer […]

Autumn Barcelona

Barcelona in four seasons

The Catalan capital is a great destination whatever the season, be it the more than mild winter, or the scorching hot summer. No matter the weather, there are always things to do in the city, and many of the famous landmarks can be visited come rain or shine. Barcelona typically gets busy from May to […]