Category: Adventure Travel

Doing the EdgeWalk on the CN Tower, Toronto

Doing the EdgeWalk on the CN Tower, Toronto

Have you a head for heights? Toronto’s newest and tallest attraction – EdgeWalk – has adventure lovers taking a walk outside the CN Tower… around the circumference of the roof! Every year between the months of May and October tourists can strap themselves in and lean out over the city – just above the 360 […]

The hottest ticket under the sun – the solar eclipse

The hottest ticket under the sun – the solar eclipse

A total eclipse of the sun will occur later this year and another in 2015. This is a not-to-be-missed experience that should be everyone’s “must do” list. The fact that there is intense interest in the eclipse experience already, means that the cruise lines are putting on extra ships, and tour operators are coming up with […]

The 4 best eco-lodges to go gorilla watching

The 4 best eco-lodges to go gorilla watching

The mountain gorilla has become an icon of eco-tourism and of conservation. In the last 30 years since we saw David Attenborough being surrounded by our giant cousins, many documentaries have told their story. Silverbacks have even knuckle-walked across the silver screen in Gorillas in the Mist . These are four great eco-lodges from where you can experience them […]

Photograph of the week: El Peñol in Colombia

Photograph of the week: El Peñol in Colombia

El Peñol is a monolith located on the outskirts of Guatapé, a small town that lies about 86 km northeast of Medellín (Colombia). This giant granite stone rises over 2,000 metres above sea level on its highest point. On one of its sides, there are some stairs that take visitors to the top to admire […]

Mount Roraima - the meeting of three South American countries

Mount Roraima – the meeting of three South American countries

Where the borders of Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana meet is the impressive Mount Roraima, flanked all around by 400 metre cliffs – the highest peak in the Pakaraima mountain chain. Legend has it that the plateau is the stump of a mighty tree that once held all the fruits and vegetables in the world until […]

Africa's top adventure: the Selinda Canoe Trail

Africa’s top adventure: the Selinda Canoe Trail

Luxury camps and lodges often have the best guides, best food and best locations in Africa – this is why even if you aren’t bothered about the wonderful comforts these camps provide, they do provide a better safari experience when it comes to the quality of your game viewing and guiding. The best parts of […]

5 reasons we think a luxury safari is better than any other holiday

5 reasons we think a luxury safari is better than any other holiday

As Africa addicts ourselves we realize we are writing this from a biased point of view, but we hope to argue convincingly why a luxury African safari beats any other type of luxury trip. We know there will be some who disagree, but we hope this article will be enjoyable for those of you who […]

Top 6 activities in the extremes

Top 6 activities in the extremes

Some people will go to the ends of the earth for a bit of adventure! Although still considered somewhat off the beaten track, the polar regions and surrounding areas are fast becoming bucket list contenders for many travellers. And if travelling to these destinations wasn’t enough of a luxury in itself, there is plenty to do […]

8 fantastic ways to encounter wildlife in the Outer Hebrides

8 fantastic ways to encounter wildlife in the Outer Hebrides

As the BBC natural history series, Hebrides, Islands on the Edge comes to an end, many viewers will have been inspired to put the Outer Hebrides on their must-visit list.  But can the islands really offer the kind of up-close and personal encounters with wildlife that the series promises? The answer is a resounding ‘Yes!’ – the islands live up […]

Nicaragua launches new Coffee Trail

Nicaragua launches new Coffee Trail

The Nicaragua Tourist Board has launched the Coffee Trail, a new tourist route that will give visitors an authentic experience of the northern region of the country. The Coffee Trail covers five regional departments – Estelí, Jinotega, Madriz, Matagalpa, and Nueva Segovia – and aims to show visitors the diverse culture, food, scenery and tourism […]

Luxury up South America’s 4 highest mountains

Luxury up South America’s 4 highest mountains

South America offers stunning landscapes, cultural diversity and awe-inspiring sites. If you are looking to accomplish a ground-breaking challenge in this remarkable continent we have compiled a list of South America’s five highest mountains. These extreme mountains offer demanding terrain, breath-taking views and a sense of adventure. Aconcagua, Andes, Argentina – 6,961m The lofty Aconcagua Mountain, located […]

Top 5 things to do in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Top 5 things to do in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Experience the exotic culture of Yogyakarta, known as the centre of classical Javanese fine art and culture. Yogyakarta has an international airport giving you the option to fly directly from Singapore or Kuala Lumpur. Surrounded by dramatic scenery of towering volcanoes, rice fields and rich tropical landscapes, choose to combine cultural overland journeys with short […]

Top 4 bike tour destinations for beginner cyclists

Top 4 bike tour destinations for beginner cyclists

Allow me to debunk a common myth: you do not have to be an avid cyclist to have an amazing and unforgettable time on a cycling vacation. To travel by bike is to take in your surroundings at your own pace, stop to taste the grapes right off the a vine in Tuscany, or navigate […]

Explore the Russian Far East in style

Explore the Russian Far East in style

When you think about Russia, you naturally think of grandiose domed churches, soviet-era architecture and vast siberian landscapes. What you don’t tend to think of is hot springs, volcanoes and bear-watching. Amazingly, if you go far enough east to the Kamchatka peninsula, the tourist industry is burgeoning and the affluent tourist can enjoy a huge […]

3 top tips on planning a luxury safari

3 top tips on planning a luxury safari

There are safaris and safaris of course, but what makes a safari a luxury safari? Is it the accommodation, the location, the food, the guiding, the vehicles… or something else?  Well, it’s all of these things and more, but there are a few key things you can look out for to ensure your safari is […]

6 original ways to discover Marrakech's surroundings

6 original ways to discover Marrakech’s surroundings

Beyond the hubbub of the medina, Marrakech has a diverse and wonderful landscape surrounding the city, that can surprise, stimulate and inspire. To really experience it, you have to get off the beaten track and discover what lies in store. Explore Marrakech by air or buggy, or go traditional with a horseback or camel caravan […]