Category: Regions

Our top 5 Italian film sets

Our top 5 Italian film sets

Italy is often used as the setting for famous films precisely because it offers the most beautiful backdrop. Here’s our favourite five film locations in Italy and the best films to watch if you fancy escaping to Italy from the comforts of your armchair. If you’re planning a trip to Italy, then these viewing tips […]

Top 5 attractions in Bolzano

Top 5 attractions in Bolzano

Bolzano is one of the most beautiful cities in Northern Italy as well as being the gateway to the magical world of the Unesco Dolomites and perfectly portrays the fusion between Mediterranean and Central European culture and traditions. The Ice Man One of Bolzano’s most famous attractions is a 5300 year old man. He was […]

Galapagos: the 7 top-rated visitor sites

Galapagos: the 7 top-rated visitor sites

We asked 12 naturalist guides with a combined 231 years of guiding experience in Galapagos to rate each visitor site on a scale of 1-100 against 5 distinct criteria: i) overall diversity and abundance of animal and plant species; ii) chances of seeing iconic Galapagos species; iii) landscape beauty iv) beach quality and v) snorkel […]

Exploring Barbados from your luxury villa base

Exploring Barbados from your luxury villa base

Located in the eastern Caribbean, there is little question as to why Barbados is such a popular location for holidaymakers seeking a slice of heaven.  When you team that with a luxury vacation rental property you really are looking at creating the holiday of a lifetime with memories that will endure forever.  From one of […]

Caribbean Cruises

Top 5 cruise routes for first timers

There are many advantages to taking a cruise from the fact that they’re an easy way to get a taste of a destination in a day or two to the many on shore excursions you can take part in as well as on board activities. However the best thing about a cruise is that you […]

5 of the best places to see the Great Migration

5 of the best places to see the Great Migration

When we ask our younger clients what first inspired them to take an African safari, often they tell us that it was watching Disney’s The Lion King. Some of the film’s most memorable scenes include the parading and stampeding of hundreds of animals, so it’s no surprise it makes quite an impression. But watching the Great […]

8 reasons to visit Augrabies Fall National Park in South Africa

8 reasons to visit Augrabies Fall National Park in South Africa

Don’t worry about lions, hippos, rhino and scorpions. This is one National Park where you can clamber down from the bakkie and explore independently, giving you’re the opportunity to bike and hike amongst the 54,000 hectares of this diverse National Park that borders Namibia. Augrabies is 800 km from both Capetown and Johannesburg. More conveniently […]

5 star beds for the best sleep-outs in Africa

5 star beds for the best sleep-outs in Africa

Sleeping out, under the African night sky is the insomniac’s dream. On safari the entertainment never stops and outside, all the channels are switched on at once. Between a heaven that is alive with satellites, stars, planets and planes and the bush that loudly goes about its gossip and business, the miracle of a great […]

5 of the most seductive stays on Mallorca

5 of the most seductive stays on Mallorca

Mallorca’s effortless sophistication and seductive Mediterranean charms have been enchanting travelers for decades, and continue to entice even the most seasoned traveler with a swoon worthy lullaby of sun, sea and serenity. From luxury stays with soul and hilltop villages that glow golden in the sun to hidden coves of shimmering aquamarine and a symphony […]

Top 5 Greek island destinations in 2018

Top 5 Greek island destinations in 2018

From heart-stopping adventures to the perfect Mediterranean dish, Greece has a variety of destinations to discover. In 2018, we handpicked five island destinations which already enjoy some of the limelight and will attract some international discerning travelers looking for crystal clear waters, authentic cuisine and the well-known Greek philoxenia (φιλοξενία). Paros Island Located close to […]

5 of the most transformative travel experiences

5 of the most transformative travel experiences

Travel is more than just checking off a bucket list or standing in front of famous sites. It’s about interacting with other cultures, learning about diverse ways of life and beliefs, and having opportunities you can’t get many other places. If not for those things, why would you ever leave your house? But there are […]

5 can't miss stops in New England's Berkshires this Summer

5 can’t miss stops in New England’s Berkshires this Summer

Want to get away this Summer? There are few places in the world that can offer cultural experiences surrounded by natural beauty like New England’s Berkshires. A rural region in the mountains of western Massachusetts, the Berkshires is well-known for its picturesque views, farm-to- table food scene and its thriving art and cultural offerings. Historic […]

Top 10 reasons to visit Cape Cod

Top 10 reasons to visit Cape Cod

Cape Cod, a land of enchantment jutting out into the Atlantic like a raised arm to smack ships down in brutal storms. This is where America as we know it began and it offers something for everyone. Living history, vintage mom and pop shops, and a general slower way of life make this one of […]

The best food and drink experiences in the French Riviera

The best food and drink experiences in the French Riviera

Among the many extravagant things the French Riviera has to offer is fantastic cuisine, followed by energetic, vibrant nightlife. You can make your way through each town by sampling rich coffee and pastries at traditional bakeries; dining in Michelin-starred restaurants for lunch or dinner; and staying up late into the night at the area’s many […]

5 luxury road trips to enjoy in Spain

5 luxury road trips to enjoy in Spain

Despite the sole use of the words “road trip” playing against the word luxury, there is a certainty that this connotation will diminish after viewing the following proposals made here. These 5 road trips start from Madrid and all three include 5-star luxury accommodation. They also share the inclusion of top Michelin-star restaurants and local […]

Urban Athens meets vegetarian restaurants: the top 5

Urban Athens meets vegetarian restaurants: the top 5

The challenges vegetarian, let alone vegan, travelers face are real, making lunch or dinner an absolute struggle. This post aims to kill any hesitations our vegetarian and vegan friends may have to visit Athens. The vegetarian culture and lifestyle has arrived in Athens and it’s about time the world becomes aware of these five Athenian vegetarian […]