Category: Cruises & Boat Travel

Discover 5 secret island archipelagos by luxury yacht charter

Discover 5 secret island archipelagos by luxury yacht charter

Tucked away in remote corners of the world, are fabulous secret island archipelagos waiting to be discovered by private yacht charter; where your charter yacht might be the nicest accommodation and restaurant for miles around. These are islands you may have never heard of, where airports are non-existent, and the ease of moving from island […]

Short stay: Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia

Short stay: Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia

This week I travelled to Sydney for just four nights to attend the seventh edition of Luxperience, a three and a half day luxury travel trade forum connecting many of the world’s most exclusive travel providers in the southern hemisphere. It was therefore an opportunity to network with a number of people within the industry […]

5 unique experiences on Azamara Club Cruises

5 unique experiences on Azamara Club Cruises

Azamara Club Cruises are a small-ship cruise line with a fleet of three identical sister-ships. Each vessel carries just fewer than 700 guests in luxurious and modern surroundings for a more-inclusive cruise holiday. Azamara Journey, Azamara Quest and just launched Azamara Pursuit sail on destination focussed cruise itineraries, offering longer stays in port and more […]

The best cruise around the Fiji islands

The best cruise around the Fiji islands

Neither of us had been on a cruise before, we had always been put off by the thousands of people disgorged onto a small town or island. So the concept of small ship cruising that would provide a more authentic, personal and less commercial experience was very appealing, particularly as it would allow us to […]

Top 7 fjords of Norway

Top 7 fjords of Norway

Western Norway is famed for its spectacular and easily accessible fjords and mountains, which form a dramatic landscape and pave the way for myriad adventures, a plethora of picturesque towns and villages, and some excellent food. With snow-covered peaks, wild waterfalls, lush vegetation, shimmering glaciers, precipitous viewpoints and charming mountain communities, Norway’s fjords are a […]

Frankfurt: 10 reasons to visit this power city

Frankfurt: 10 reasons to visit this power city

You don’t get a soaring aspirational Skyscraper Skyline without earning it, without packing a punch. Nick-named Manhattan-am-Main, or Mainhattan, Frankfurt’s been at the heart of Europe for many, many centuries. Big deals are signed at the Frankfurt Book Fair – don’t even think of getting a hotel room then – and many Germans read the […]

Luxury - the new trend in Galapagos

Luxury – the new trend in Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands are probably the most pristine and coveted destination for nature lovers on our planet. This famous Archipelago consists of 13 major islands and over 100 islets and is located 1000 kilometers (600 miles) from the coast of Ecuador, a small and beautiful Andean country in South America. Because of the remote location […]

5 highlights from Komodo National Park

5 highlights from Komodo National Park

Komodo National Park is a location that is on the bucket list of many people, it was certainly on ours for a very long time before we finally visited. Declared a national park in 1980, with the prime purpose to protect the Komodo dragons, it was granted UNESCO World Heritage status 11 years later in […]

Provencal activities to enjoy whilst learning French!

Provencal activities to enjoy whilst learning French!

Being able to speak another language is an enviable skill and one that many of us aspire to acquire at some point, particularly after a holiday abroad! A subscription to Babbel that never gets used and the well-meaning resolution to learn 50 words a day are often the first casualties for the many of us […]

7 reasons for choosing a small yacht to cruise the Galapagos

7 reasons for choosing a small yacht to cruise the Galapagos

In all my years of experience working in the tour and travel industry, there is one question that I repeatedly receive from travelers wanting to come to the Galapagos. Is it better to cruise Galapagos in a bigger or a smaller vessel? My answer is always the same. It depends on your needs and interests! […]

15 reasons to visit the Galápagos Islands

15 reasons to visit the Galápagos Islands

The Galapagos are 16 volcanic islands and hundreds of islets in the middle of the Pacific Ocean straddling the equator 950 km from the South American coast. Our five day cruise was on La Pinta, a ship accommodating just 48 guests accompanied by 4 experienced Naturalist Guides hosting excursions during the day and presentations on […]

Luxury boat trips in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos

Luxury boat trips in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos

The network of waterways in Southeast Asia chop and change as you follow the current. Between hives of activity with clusters of houses and hardworking fishermen, there are stretches of untouched countryside, mountains thick with jungle and towering limestone karsts. Not only do these waterways offer an insight into local life – a springboard to […]

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 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 […]

7 luxurious things to do on the French Riviera

7 luxurious things to do on the French Riviera

From the chic beaches in Cannes to the glamorous jet-set fishing village of Saint Tropez, the French Riviera is home to some of the most popular holiday resorts in the world. With a particularly magical ambiance that cannot be matched anywhere else in the world, 11 million visitors flock to the Côte d’Azur each year. […]