Category: Cruises & Boat Travel

5 South India experiences, away from the crowds

5 South India experiences, away from the crowds

With a diverse array of natural riches; golden sand beaches, colourful temples, colonial heritage and diverse wildlife, South India has many fantastic experiences on offer. Its popularity as a destination is a blessing and a curse. Whilst visitors have contributed to the prosperity of local communities, the sights have become more congested and iconic places […]

Top 10 French Polynesia experiences

Top 10 French Polynesia experiences

Breath-taking turquoise lagoons, towering lush mountains, sumptuous food and a rich local culture make the islands of French Polynesia the perfect tropical paradise. Here are 10 of our favourite experiences: Enjoy the luxurious lagoons Life revolves around the spectacular lagoons that encircle the many islands that make up The Society Islands. The best resorts are […]

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Cracking Kefalonia – 5 luxury highlights

The beautiful island of Kefalonia certainly makes for a cracking holiday, and it’s got something for everyone. Adorned with sandy coves and beautiful limestone cliffs, beaches blessed with warm, shallow water for swimming in, and quaint little harbours for picture perfect moments, this Ionian island is great for every type of traveller. Whether you’re planning […]

5 reasons to cruise India's mighty Brahmaputra River

5 reasons to cruise India’s mighty Brahmaputra River

Being a regular visitor to India for more than 20 years, I am often looking for the new and the unexplored. And I know that for many travellers who have been traversing the globe for equally as long and longer – there’s a value placed on experiences that are unique and travel that has a […]

5 amazing boating experiences in Burma

5 amazing boating experiences in Burma

It’s not difficult to find incredible destinations in Myanmar; the hard part, in a country where the public transport network is still in its infancy, is getting to them. But there is a way to get to those untouched places that aren’t yet accessible by road or rail, and it just so happens that it’s […]

10 spectacular treasures of Peru

10 spectacular treasures of Peru

Peru has long been a backpacker’s paradise; however, this “Empire of Hidden Treasures” has now entered into the limelight as a must-see travel destination for upscale travelers as well. From riverboat expeditions deep in its exotic rainforest, to journeys along its vast coastal desert – traveling via the breathtaking peaks of the Andes in between […]

10 exciting ways to pass the Winter in Andalusia

10 exciting ways to pass the Winter in Andalusia

Andalusia may be best known for its sweeping beaches and seemingly endless summer sun, long serving as a haven for those wishing to soak up some reliable rays. This reputation is well founded; however, even throughout the winter there is no shortage of fascinating and exciting things to do. And with the best climate in […]

Planes, trains and luxury safari transportation

Planes, trains and luxury safari transportation

For many people, an African safari brings to mind a series of bumpy drives, racing through the dusty bush in a safari vehicle. While it is true that a large part of many safaris involves game driving, these days there are a number of more comfortable and/or adventurous alternatives for spotting the Big 5 in […]

Kayaking combined with a little luxury in the Lake District

Kayaking combined with a little luxury in the Lake District

We recently tested two Sevylor kayaks on a luxury stay in the English Lake District, arriving at one of Cumbria’s finest lakeside hotels in style… by kayak! Before we get started, the first thing to mention about Sevylor kayaks is how portable they are.  Despite being quite large and robust vessels, once they’re fully inflated, […]

Why a cruise might not be what you expected

Why a cruise might not be what you expected

If anything is synonymous with luxury and glamour, it is a cruise. Seeing the most beautiful places on Earth while being wined and dined in a floating hotel is heavenly. Unsurprising then that a cruise features on so many of our holiday wish lists. But along with their obvious charms, cruises often come with reservations […]

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Undiscovered Burma… return to the Golden Land

The hype for Burma has been irrefutable, overwhelming and international tourism has boomed. The well-trodden tourist trail of Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake has attracted discerning travellers from far and wide. But there is so much more to this bewitching and beautiful country, you cannot visit just once. So full of off-the-beaten-track discoveries it […]

9 great reasons to visit Sliema in Malta

9 great reasons to visit Sliema in Malta

Malta, one of the smallest countries in the world, is a real paradise, as implied in its name derived from the original Phoenician word, “Maleth,” which means “a heaven”. The Greeks also used to call it “Melite” which means “honey-sweet” due to the production of a unique type of honey on the Island. Malta’s mild […]

Top 5 luxury camps for boating safaris

Top 5 luxury camps for boating safaris

Viewing wildlife from a vehicle is the classic approach to spotting animals, but boating safaris allow guests to avoid the chaos and dust that come with a game drive. There is no more relaxing way to appreciate Africa’s waterways than floating along with the sounds of hippos grunting in the background. Boating safaris also offer […]

From chaos to calm: how our latest trip nearly didn't happen

From chaos to calm: how our latest trip nearly didn’t happen

It started with a bang. A very loud bang. And it didn’t take us long to realise what had happened. The boat trailer that we were towing had become detached from our car and one of the boats on it had come straight through our rear windscreen. Panic set in. We were due to catch […]

Top 7 unforgettable experiences in Malaysia

Top 7 unforgettable experiences in Malaysia

Malaysia, one of the most enticing destinations in South East Asia, is all about white beaches, tropical islands and delicious food. With a wide range of activities, a divine cuisine and beautiful accommodation this exotic country has something for everyone. Here are the top 7 unforgettable and luxurious experiences to have in Malaysia. 1. Enjoy […]

European river cruises are both dreamy and haunting

European river cruises are both dreamy and haunting

Cruising European rivers on a longboat, which is actually a floating five-star hotel, is an increasingly popular way to experience Europe. The convenience of unpacking once, time to explore port villages seldom mentioned in history books, and maximizing experiential time, cruises give travelers the gift of lingering and wandering. On a Viking cruise from Amsterdam […]