Category: Adventure Travel

Pole positions with Silversea

Pole positions with Silversea

Follow in the wake of Scott and Nansen by booking a cruise on the new Silversea expedition ship, Prince Albert II. This state-of-the-art vessel set off for the Arctic last month but will head to the opposite pole later in the year for the summer in the far south.   Luxury on board combines with […]

Probably the best balloon trip in the world?

Probably the best balloon trip in the world?

What better way is there to explore some of the 5,700 square miles of the Serengeti National Park than by hot air balloon?   For a very reasonable $479 or $499 per person (depending on precise location), Serengeti Balloon Safaris will take you up for an hour to get a unique overview of the flora […]

Stowe Mountain Lodge, Vermont

Stowe Mountain Lodge, Vermont

A new resort opened in the Vermont last month: Stowe Mountain Lodge.   It lies at the heart of Spruce Peak at Stowe and has 139 rooms with beautiful mountain views.   A 21,000 sq. ft.  spa  includes 18 treatment rooms and therapy pools for those who simply want to relax.   For the more […]

See the Masai Mara migration from Olodana

See the Masai Mara migration from Olodana

In the Masai Mara,  the migration is beginning. The first zebras – precursors of two million wildebeest – have started to pick their way across the Mara River, a sign that the 2008 migration will be starting early. Olonana is perhaps the Mara’s leading luxury camp and is ideally positioned on the edge of the […]

Maui Adventure Guide Experience from Wailea Beach Resorts

Wailea Beach Villas is offering adventurous souls the chance to explore Maui by canoe, surf and snorkel!   The luxury resort offers private adventure tours by local guide Charlie Fleck. Enjoy a guided hike in a bamboo forest, an outrigger canoe trip, surf lessons and snorkeling at Turtle Town.   The Maui Adventure Guide Experience […]

Shenandoah National Park stays just got cheaper

Shenandoah National Park stays just got cheaper

Savings of up to 33% can be enjoyed at Skyland Resort and Big Meadows Lodge for stays between now and 26th June 2008,  if avoiding  Fridays and Saturdays and 23rd-25th May 2008. Their Early Bird Spring Weekday promotion starts at just $99 a night for a double, with breakfast included.   This offers an ideal […]

Balloon bliss in the Serengeti

Balloon bliss in the Serengeti

Experience the Serengeti from a totally new perspective at Grumeti River Camp. Exhilarating hot air ballooning safaris have recently been launched, offering a life-changing opportunity to experience the sheer enormity of the Serengeti and its magnificent wildlife from 1,000 feet above.

The most popular destinations for adventure travellers?

The most popular destinations for adventure travellers?

iExplore, named the Best Adventure Travel Website by Forbes Magazine and Travel + Leisure, has announced a list of top 10 world travel destinations as determined by purchases made by adventure and experiential travellers.   Egypt retains its number one spot, but South Africa jumps to the number 2 spot (from 19th position the year […]

The rich wildlife of Madhya Pradesh

The rich wildlife of Madhya Pradesh

Bandhavgarh, Kanha and Panna have won the ‘Best Maintained Tourist Friendly National Parks’ award, a national award given by the Government of India’s Ministry of Tourism. Why not have an unforgettable break and explore the timeless magic of Madhya Pradesh’s jungles, known as the Tiger State of India and also where the inspiration for the […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Tailor-made holidays from Bridge & Wickers Join the posh set at New York’s  Monmouth Park Stay at a converted Victorian schoolhouse in Dublin Ski and short stays in Tokyo/Kyoto from Ski in Japan

A luxury trip to Belize, for six people

A luxury trip to Belize, for six people

At Charity Buzz there is currently an opportunity to  go wildlife viewing  and fishing on a luxurious private trip for six to Belize by bidding on The Paris Review online auction. Six companions will spend a week wildlife watching at Belize’s premiere jungle resort, Chan Chich Lodge  (Andrew Harper’s Wilderness Lodge of the Year 2007), […]

Belize's Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort up for sale

Belize’s Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort up for sale

The owners of Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort, an exclusive eco-sensitive resort on the southern coast of beautiful Belize, have revealed that they are selling up, looking for bids of $7.9 million. Kanantik, which is a Maya Mopan word  meaning “to take care of”, has more than lived up its name: after building the resort […]

Early skiing opportunity at Whistler

Early skiing opportunity at Whistler

If you’re a keen skier, you might be interested to hear that over 80cms of snow fell on Whistler Blackcomb earlier this week and that this has prompted mountain managers to open Whistler Mountain almost a week early. Act quickly and you might get good offers at some of Whistler’s luxury hotels.   Check with […]

Bubbles with a view

Bubbles with a view

I expect many of you reading have probably experienced a Jacuzzi in an exotic location before, but I doubt many of you can top this… a Jacuzzi on the top of Mont Blanc.   These crazy people last month ascended Mont Blanc at night, assembled their ‘Jaccuzzi’ at the summit, melted some fresh snow and […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Savour New York in Ottawa with Luxe Bistro Travel like a star with Celebrity Jet Charters Adventurous vacations from Alpine Ascents Delta’s luxury jet charter service: Delta AirElite

Canvas Cabins - the ultimate outdoor experience

Canvas Cabins – the ultimate outdoor experience

If you love being in the woods but pitching a tent is not for you, consider an upscale, unique camping experience in our custom-built canvas cabins located on a secluded plateau overlooking Lake Neva. Lakedale Resort has two types of canvas cabin options available, standard and deluxe. Find out which option will best suit your […]