Category: Leisure Travel

Where to ski in Switzerland this season

Where to ski in Switzerland this season

With its chocolate-box villages and captivating Alpine scenery, Switzerland is undoubtedly one of the best destinations in Europe for a luxury skiing holiday. There’s no shortage of resorts scattered throughout the valleys of the Swiss Alps, but in our opinion these five are the best place to start. Gstaad Despite having enough designer boutiques and […]

Short stay: Stoke Park Country Club, Spa and Hotel, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, UK

Short stay: Stoke Park Country Club, Spa and Hotel, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, UK

Famed for its appearances in numerous films – Bridget Jones’s Diary, Goldfinger, Tomorrow Never Dies, Layer Cake and more – Stoke Park is clearly a firm favourite with Pinewood Studios (just 5 miles away) and the British film industry. But if appearances in major movies wasn’t enough to convince you, Britain’s first country club’s many […]

6 things to know about skiing in Japan

6 things to know about skiing in Japan

Japan is unlike any other country on the planet, and one that has carefully preserved and protected its culture, history and identity through the ages. It is therefore no surprise that skiing in Japan has it`s own nuances and unique charm. Here are a few `good to know` things about skiing in Japan. 1. Its […]

6 ways to relax in Barbados

6 ways to relax in Barbados

With a totally tropical climate, dominated by sunshine and high temperatures it is easy to see why Barbados is such an appealing holiday destination.  If you are looking to get away really and chill then, you are heading to the right place.  Here are six totally relaxing options for your Barbados trip. Lay on a […]

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! […]

6 of the best high altitude experiences at Keystone Resort outside of the Winter season

6 of the best high altitude experiences at Keystone Resort outside of the Winter season

At 80 miles west of Denver, Keystone is either an easy destination to reach or not too far out of the way if part of other Rocky Mountain adventures. Keystone has morphed in a top-notch destination for summer and fall with a bevy of adult festivals, activities each day for children, and then activities the […]

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 […]

Special feature: The Hayloft, Cumrew, Eden Valley, Cumbria, UK

Special feature: The Hayloft, Cumrew, Eden Valley, Cumbria, UK

Our latest trip was to the Eden Valley on the eastern side of Cumbria. Whilst many visitors to the county head for the Lake District, areas that are peripheral to the UK’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site are often overlooked. Those who venture further afield than the confines of the National Park are rewarded with […]

12 reasons why you should visit Myanmar

12 reasons why you should visit Myanmar

This enchanting country in Southeast Asia has so much to offer to those who visit. From amazingly friendly people to landscapes that are a photographer’s dream; Myanmar is one of our favourite places that we have visited. Enjoy reading about our 12 reasons why you should visit Myanmar and feel free to leave a comment […]

12 tips for stress-free skiing with kids

12 tips for stress-free skiing with kids

For the most part family ski holidays are enormously fun and create lifelong memories. That being said, there is always the potential for the odd meltdown or two that can leave the kids squawking in the snow and the parents wondering why they bothered. Fortunately for us, there are a few easy things that we […]

The top 5 reasons to visit Barbados

The top 5 reasons to visit Barbados

Not that it takes much convincing to visit such a fantastic island, after all the totally awesome sun, sea and sand are going to win most people over, but if you are going to head over on a bucket list type holiday, you really want to make sure you are seeing all the vital elements.  […]

The best places for biking and hiking in Rwanda

The best places for biking and hiking in Rwanda

Plan on travelling to Rwanda soon? If you are an active person, know that there are plenty of options available to you if you are an avid cyclist or hiker. With plenty of mountainous terrain, lovely lakes, and country roads which take you from one authentic village to the next, there are plenty of excellent […]

6 unforgettable luxury safari experiences

6 unforgettable luxury safari experiences

Luxury safaris are stuff that dreams are made of, where you and your guide rove the remote bush of private reserves in a chauffeured vehicle searching out elusive wildlife with few, if any, other humans in sight. Traditional safari game drives are an amazing way to get up-close to the incredible flora and fauna of […]

6 luxurious self-catered accommodation options for your next ski trip

6 luxurious self-catered accommodation options for your next ski trip

For those who are used to all-inclusive, the freedom of self-catering can be a treat in itself – particularly when you have a luxury apartment to come back to after a day on the slopes. Without being tied to set meal times, you can do as you like. Dine at gourmet restaurants or bring home […]

Unforgettable bike riding adventures

Unforgettable bike riding adventures

Do you remember the first time you rode a bike without stabilisers, or freewheeled down a very long hill? That joy of cycling really is second to none, and whether you’re a casual, fair weather cyclist, or hop on the bike committedly for your daily commute, it’s something which can always be rediscovered. One of […]

5 South American beaches you’ll absolutely love

5 South American beaches you’ll absolutely love

Bathed by the waters of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, and by the Caribbean Sea, South America can boast — arguably — the most beautiful beaches in the world. From remote fishing villages whose charm lies in simple and magnetic nature, to sophisticated and modern resorts with luxury hotels and all kinds of water sports, this […]

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