Category: Regions

The world's greatest theme park - Xcaret?

The world’s greatest theme park – Xcaret?

Imagine a rip-roaring Indiana Jones’ day-out. Swimming along a subterranean river, walking rope bridges high in a steamy jungle of touchwood trees, swimming with sharks and perilously hanging onto a rope across the ocean. Slammin’ down Tequila shots if you choose. If you’ve taken the chaotic horn-blaring road south from Cancun for 35 miles, you will have […]

6 ways to enjoy New Orleans in Winter

6 ways to enjoy New Orleans in Winter

New Orleans has its own personality any time of the year, but the winter season in the Big Easy offers visitors a chance to experience attractions that aren’t offered during the peak summer months. New Orleans is not only one of the largest cities in Louisiana, but is also the Gulf of Mexico’s busiest northern […]

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7 luxurious stays to make a difference this Christmas

Sometimes when we travel, it’s easy to forget about the world around us and the communities we impact along the way. Although we love ultra-luxe villas, powder white sands and first class-service, we love it even more when we find resorts that give a little something extra back – not just to us but to […]

Our 10 favourite towns in Umbria

Our 10 favourite towns in Umbria

Nestling alongside Tuscany, Umbria is a region that sits in the middle of Italy, characterised by rolling hills and green fields. Whilst Umbria may be less well known than its more famous neighbour, its towns and cities offer an abundance of sights for holidaymakers to enjoy. Here’s our 10 favourite places to visit in Umbria! […]

Top 5 ways to spend a luxurious date night in Positano, Italy

Top 5 ways to spend a luxurious date night in Positano, Italy

Few locales exude romance, glamour, and luxury quite like the coast of southern Italy. One of the most lavish and opulent places to unwind, recharge, and take in the sights with your significant other? The Amalfi Coast. Overlooking the Salerno Gulf region of the Tyrrhenian Sea, the picturesque location is a beloved tourist destination that’s […]

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Top 5 authentic Alpine ski resorts

You’ve waited all year, the snow has started to fall, the resorts are opening, one by one, it won’t be long before you arrive at your chosen destination. If you’re an old hand and you’ve been going to the Alps for several seasons you’ll already have your preferred choices, however if you’re new to the […]

The 5 best prohibition bars in NYC

The 5 best prohibition bars in NYC

On January 16, 1920 the 22nd Amendment was put into effect banning the sale and consumption of alcohol in the United States. As Prohibition agents patrolled the streets of New York City, illegal practices and criminal activity ran rampant. During the 13 years of Prohibition, more than 15,000 speakeasy bars were opened. Although many of […]

Experience South Norway by luxury superyacht

Experience South Norway by luxury superyacht

Stretching 25,000km, Norway’s rugged coastline is broken by huge fjords ad thousands of islands that are perfect to explore by yacht. Allowing you to cruise between stunning fjords and unforgettable landscapes, you can spend your holiday exploring new places before heading back to stay in complete luxury onboard your own private yacht. You also have […]

It's raining Michelin stars over Spain

It’s raining Michelin stars over Spain

On 24th November in Tenerife, Canary Islands, the Michelin guide announced the Spanish restaurants honoured with stars for 2018. In a gala event at the Ritz-Carlton it was revealed that two restaurants in Spain can newly boast the three star accolade, the highest award offered, bringing the total to an impressive 11 three star establishments […]

Want to whale watch? Try the Ecuadorian coast!

Want to whale watch? Try the Ecuadorian coast!

The shore that runs some 530 miles to define Ecuador’s Pacific coastline offers pristine beaches, vibrant surfing towns, traditional fishing villages, tepid seawater, exotic wildlife, archeological sites and a supremely bio-diverse abundance of flora and fauna. And every year, from May through September, this Ecuadorian region receives some very special visitors: humpback whales. Following a […]

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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 […]

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The best hotels in the UK for an alternative Christmas

It’s fair to say that Christmas is not a relaxing time of year; families coming together in a cacophony of noise, the enormous pressure of perfecting the Christmas feast to feed the masses, end of year exhaustion… If only there were warm, cosy, characterful sanctuaries, for one to take refuge in at this hectic and […]

Why Umbria should be your next holiday destination

Why Umbria should be your next holiday destination

Umbria might not be as popular as its well-known neighbour (Tuscany, in case you’re wondering) but that shouldn’t put you off visiting. If anything, it should encourage you. It’s just as beautiful, but with fewer tourists and better food. Being smaller, it’s easier to explore — and being less travelled, you’re far more likely to […]

5 of the best luxury ski resorts for families

5 of the best luxury ski resorts for families

Skiing is a treasured family past time for many. Old or young, family members of all ages and abilities can enjoy the fun and beauty of snow-capped mountains across the globe. Whether your favorite part of the vacation is hitting the slopes, taking in the breathtaking views, or sipping hot chocolate in the lodge, these […]

5 of the best extreme ski runs in Canada

5 of the best extreme ski runs in Canada

Canada has some great, well known ski resorts such as Whistler Blackcomb on the west coast and Banff Lake Louise in the Alberta Rockies, but also many superb lesser known ones such as Panorama in the BC Rockies. They are not short of steep terrain but which resorts offer the most extreme ski run experience […]