Category: Leisure Travel

5 reasons why Hakuba, Japan is the best place for an introduction to backcountry skiing

5 reasons why Hakuba, Japan is the best place for an introduction to backcountry skiing

Since the pandemic began outdoor fitness is an industry that has boomed. Perhaps with more time and less ability to spend it on the things that we used to – such as travel – many seem to be focused on self improvement, learning new skills or picking up new hobbies. One industry that has seen […]

5 ski slope behaviours to avoid

5 ski slope behaviours to avoid

Skiing and snowboarding can be enjoyed for a lifetime without incident or injury. That said, there are factors that will increase our likelihood of mishap, and ironically many of these are behaviours or habits that we develop as we gain confidence and skills on the slopes. For the sake of our bodies, our longevity on […]

And the winner is... the 2020 World Ski Awards

And the winner is… the 2020 World Ski Awards

Every year the ski industry get’s into a tizzy as the results of the 2020 World Ski Awards are eagerly awaited and announced. In an industry that has an absolute plethora of fabulous luxury ski chalets and hotels situated in even more fabulous locations the judges are spoiled for choice. But, make a decision they […]

The best aprés ski in Zermatt

The best aprés ski in Zermatt

Despite everything, there will be a smattering of bookings over the coming season in most resorts. Some folks will find the wherewithal to travel and enjoy a week or two in the snow. It’s been very tough for the travel industry so I guess we have to be very grateful for small mercies. All that […]

10 reasons to ski at Hakuba47 Winter Sports Park this winter

10 reasons to ski at Hakuba47 Winter Sports Park this winter

For those residing in Japan the prospect of travelling overseas this winter season is increasingly less likely. In the spirit of making the best out of a tough situation, let us instead focus on maximising our enjoyment within Japan and rediscovering some of the magic that is here. As Japan boasts the most ski resorts […]

Gran Castillo Tagoro in Lanzarote

Our top 30 hotels with splash pools in the Canary Islands

What child doesn’t enjoy spending time in a hotel splash pool? With lots to keep the youngest travellers entertained, we’ve searched through the Canary Islands to bring you our top 30 hotel splash pools on the islands of Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria.  We have included just 4 and 5 star hotels, and they […]

5 unique stays in Victoria Falls

5 unique stays in Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls are one of the great natural wonders of the world and justifiably so. At peak flow a gigantic curtain of water plunges 100m into a boiling chasm below, stretching a mile in length and making the single largest sheet of water in the world. It is little wonder then that the falls […]

Short stay: Congham Hall Hotel and Spa, Near Kings Lynn, Norfolk, UK

Short stay: Congham Hall Hotel and Spa, Near Kings Lynn, Norfolk, UK

Carved kingfishers and waders, an oil painting of deer flitting through the forest, a Norfolk estuary at sunset. Congham Hall Hotel and Spa, where you hear the birdsong, is a haven, a rural celebration of one of Britain’s most restful counties. Congham Hall Hotel, built in the 1780s, is a whitewashed Georgian mansion complete with […]

Sounds of the world

Sounds of the world

We rarely talk about the sounds that we encounter when traveling and how they may differ by or even define a destination. We highlight the other senses—views from an overlook, the tastes of cuisine, the feeling of sand in our toes, and the scent of pine or the ocean, but we don’t talk about what we hear, which […]

Top 7 honeymoon destinations of India

Top 7 honeymoon destinations of India

Your honeymoon is such a special time. It is when you get the opportunity to truly connect with your spouse. Experiencing this special time in a land that celebrates love and marital bond can be quite emotionally rewarding. There’s no place in the world that better captures the essence of everlasting love than India. The […]

6 top tips for staying safe on a ski holiday during COVID-19

6 top tips for staying safe on a ski holiday during COVID-19

As we adjust to what the new normal looks like for day to day life, it may be time to consider how a ski holiday could look this winter, and the things that we can do to stay safe on it. With safety and comfort being our top priorities, here are our 5 top tips […]

5 adventures awaiting you as the Ecuadorian mainland re-opens

5 adventures awaiting you as the Ecuadorian mainland re-opens

Ecuador and its legendary Galapagos Islands have been gradually — yet carefully — opening their doors to international travelers since this summer, when the first international flights began arriving in the country with passengers. Prudently applied protocols allow anyone who wants to travel to Ecuador to do so in an environment that’s quite safe, since […]

5 reasons to discover the Maldives with luxury yacht Nawaimaa

5 reasons to discover the Maldives with luxury yacht Nawaimaa

If you’re planning your next winter holiday, here are five reasons to choose the Maldives and a luxury yacht charter aboard NAWAIMAA. You’ll never tire of ‘socially distancing’ as you cruise from one breath-taking island to the next: Reconnect with nature and explore the exotic wonders of Maldives at your own pace, letting your expert […]

Top 5 luxury fly fishing lodges in Argentinian Patagonia

Top 5 luxury fly fishing lodges in Argentinian Patagonia

Straddling the border between Chile and Argentina, Patagonia has long been an outdoor adventurer’s paradise. With towering snow-capped peaks, stunning mountain trails, and dramatic valley canyons etched by crystal clear rivers, there are few places as magnificent as this World UNESCO Biosphere. People come to this pristine natural landscape on the southern tip of South […]

Niseko, Japan - Asia’s Winter holiday destination

Niseko, Japan – Asia’s Winter holiday destination

A recent online survey with participants from a dozen different countries listed Japan as their top choice of destination once the worldwide travel hiatus finally ends. Their reasons include obvious agendas such as the food (Japan is also among the top culinary destinations in Asia) and visiting specific cultural and themed attractions, like Universal Studios […]

Top 5 family friendly hikes in the Columbia Valley, Canada

Top 5 family friendly hikes in the Columbia Valley, Canada

There are so many wonderful hikes to be done yet so many of them require a good fitness level, hiking experience and the ability to cover distances that can be challenging for the young, injured and elderly. Ultimately, fewer older and younger individuals feel that they cannot approach hiking as a recreation and end up […]