Category: Speciality Travel

Flying in these strange times

Flying in these strange times

Recently my wife and I flew from London Stansted to Turkey – our first time on an aeroplane in six months. We used to take this trip regularly in the pre-coronavirus era, to go see our parents, but this time each leg of the journey had an element of surprise. You take it for granted […]

Open in Siem Reap - Part 1

Open in Siem Reap – Part 1

Cambodia has managed the COVID-19 situation remarkably well with zero deaths and just a few hundred cases. Borders closed very early and community transmission has been minimal which has left the country amongst the very few not to face a health crisis as a result of the pandemic. However, with toursim being key to the […]

The best aprés ski in Zermatt

The best aprés ski in Zermatt

Despite everything, there will be a smattering of bookings over the coming season in most resorts. Some folks will find the wherewithal to travel and enjoy a week or two in the snow. It’s been very tough for the travel industry so I guess we have to be very grateful for small mercies. All that […]

10 reasons to ski at Hakuba47 Winter Sports Park this winter

10 reasons to ski at Hakuba47 Winter Sports Park this winter

For those residing in Japan the prospect of travelling overseas this winter season is increasingly less likely. In the spirit of making the best out of a tough situation, let us instead focus on maximising our enjoyment within Japan and rediscovering some of the magic that is here. As Japan boasts the most ski resorts […]

The magic of a guided bush walk in Kenya’s Maasai Mara

The magic of a guided bush walk in Kenya’s Maasai Mara

Trade the traditional 4×4 game vehicle for a guided bush walk or short walking safari in the remote wilderness of Kenya’s Maasai Mara, and experience a thrilling adventure that you won’t soon forget. Rambling on foot through one of the most internationally celebrated and beautiful natural areas – and recognized as the Seventh Natural Wonder […]

Gran Castillo Tagoro in Lanzarote

Our top 30 hotels with splash pools in the Canary Islands

What child doesn’t enjoy spending time in a hotel splash pool? With lots to keep the youngest travellers entertained, we’ve searched through the Canary Islands to bring you our top 30 hotel splash pools on the islands of Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria.  We have included just 4 and 5 star hotels, and they […]

5 breathtaking adventure sports vacations on the Ecuadorian mainland

5 breathtaking adventure sports vacations on the Ecuadorian mainland

After months of being pent-up inside, adventurous travelers are feeling the urge to travel the world more than ever. At the same time, these intrepid explorers seek to venture out in a manner that ensures their health and safety. For this, outdoor adventure sports are ideally suited, as social distancing and plenty of fresh air […]

Riding the Glacier Express through Switzerland

Riding the Glacier Express through Switzerland

Switzerland impresses with its nature and mountains. One of the best ways to experience Switzerland is to take the Glacier Express. This is a panorama train that crosses Switzerland from St. Moritz to Zermatt. The Glacier Express runs this 8-hour route daily from May to October. Many travelers make the trip in a day, but […]

Natural wonder in Antarctica

Natural wonder in Antarctica

Achingly beautiful and wildly pristine, remote Antarctica is unlike any other destination on earth and defies the imagination. The land is a vast white icescape, dotted with soaring mountains untouched by mankind and blessed with wildlife flourishing in this snowy enclave. Take time to marvel at the many wonders of this incredible peninsula where ice-filled […]

The Turkish delights of chartering a luxury gulet

The Turkish delights of chartering a luxury gulet

Endless days of sunshine and warmth beckon in the Eastern Mediterranean even as we head into winter, but you can start planning your next spring or summer holiday and take your friends and family to Turkey on a beautiful luxury gulet adventure in 2021. Gulets are traditional wooden-hulled vessels that are locally built and offer […]

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The best spa days in Barcelona

Friendly warning: due to the current Coronavirus situation and restrictions that are regularly changing, it’s best to double check before leaving that the venue you’re heading to is open and operating. Deep back massages, a dip in the heated pool with panoramic sea views, and a steam in the sauna. Sound inviting? With all the […]

6 brag-worthy experiences from around the world

6 brag-worthy experiences from around the world

Why settle for a ho-hum holiday when you can experience a one-of-a-kind adventures that will leave you with lasting memories? Of course, that’s a bit harder right at this moment in time, but that means it’s also a great time to start planning for your next adventure. Get all the details nailed down so when […]

Our COVID-19 safe travel experience from London to Phnom Penh via Singapore

Our COVID-19 safe travel experience from London to Phnom Penh via Singapore

Back in March, with the Cambodian borders closing and our global health care deemed invalid due to the World Health Organisation declaring a pandemic, we decided to visit friends and family in the UK. Finally, after six months of uncertainty we have arrived back in Cambodia and wanted to share our COVID-19 safe travel experience […]

5 unique stays in Victoria Falls

5 unique stays in Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls are one of the great natural wonders of the world and justifiably so. At peak flow a gigantic curtain of water plunges 100m into a boiling chasm below, stretching a mile in length and making the single largest sheet of water in the world. It is little wonder then that the falls […]

Photograph of the week: Donegal Sea Stacks, Ireland

Photograph of the week: Donegal Sea Stacks, Ireland

Living along the Donegal coast in the Republic of Ireland are just over 100 lonely rock towers called sea stacks. These isolated sea stacks are found in remote, lonely and dramatically beautiful settings in locations that nature has carved out using thousands of years of endless angry seas, wind and rain. Created by the pounding […]

Safari destinations currently open to tourists

Safari destinations currently open to tourists

There is no hiding the fact that our travel dreams have nearly all been vanquished this year. Whether you were hoping to relax on the beach or head onto a fun filled safari, travel has been disrupted in ways we could never have imagined at the start of the year. However, there appears to be […]