Category: Attractions

Many different carnivals in Brazil: 7 destinations to listen to the sound of nature

Many different carnivals in Brazil: 7 destinations to listen to the sound of nature

The most famous and celebrated popular festival in Brazil, Carnival has become, over the centuries, one of the major cultural events, annually drawing thousands of revelers to different cities. The whole country transforms itself in the carnival season, with endless possibilities of fun from North to South, including numerous street carnival blocks and groups in […]

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 […]

Photo of the week: Borobudur Temple, Indonesia

Photograph of the week: Borobudur Temple, Indonesia

Standing in the middle of the grandeur that is Borobudur, it’s hard to believe that this massive temple was ever ‘hidden’. Covering an area of ​​15,129 square metres, reaching 10 levels and 42 metres into the sky, if the walls of this, the largest Buddhist temple in the world, were arranged in a straight line […]

8 places to visit in the south of Brazil for unique experiences

8 places to visit in the south of Brazil for unique experiences

While many associate Brazil with the carnival in Rio or the African rhythms of Bahia, the south of Brazil presents a completely different scene. The culture is strongly influenced by European immigration, reflected in everything from the architecture to the music, gastronomy, and habits of the locals. From family-run wineries to gorgeous beaches, cooler temperatures, […]

Langkawi, Malaysia: adventure, luxury and relaxation

Langkawi, Malaysia: adventure, luxury and relaxation

Langkawi, on the west coast of Malaysia, is an idyllic archipelago of 101 islands sun-bathing in the warmth of the Andaman Sea. It can be an action-packed, high adrenaline destination with jet-skis and zip wires. For nature lovers, it is one of the most bio-diverse environments on the planet. And for those who just wish […]

Top 5 toughest tee times to get in the British Isles in 2020

Top 5 toughest tee times to get in the British Isles in 2020

Traveling to play golf typically involves playing on bucket list courses — the famous ones with long, storied pasts that you’ve seen the greats play in tournaments throughout the years. Unfortunately, some of these courses are notoriously difficult to get onto, for a variety of reasons. Here are our top five most sought after courses […]

Remarkable wonders of Egypt: Aswan and Abu Simbel

Remarkable wonders of Egypt: Aswan and Abu Simbel

Egypt is packed with incredible attractions and locations to visit; one that’s near the top of everybody’s bucket list is Abu Simbel. Most people love to visit Abu Simbel, but it isn’t one of the easiest attractions to reach in Egypt. Abu Simbel is the home of one of the most magnificent monuments – Ramses […]

Photo of the Week: Dray Nur Waterfall, Vietnam

Photograph of the week: Thác Dray Nur Waterfall, Buon Ma Thuot, Vietnam

Once upon a time, there lived a beautiful E De girl and her boyfriend who loved to wile away their hours, staring into one another’s eyes as they gazed upon a waterfall near their village. One day, as they were sitting upon a big rock doing just that, a monster appeared in a column of […]

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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