Category: Leisure Travel

Finding our mojo in The Great Outdoors

Finding our mojo in The Great Outdoors

Slowly, ever so slowly, the world is waking up from a year of lockdown. Our strange hiatus in our homes has left us with two overriding emotions. First, we feel penned in and cannot wait to get out into the world again. Second, there is a hint of hesitancy, even fear maybe, of going to
5 reasons not to write Hakuba off this spring

5 reasons not to write Hakuba off this spring

Yes, the powder days are more than likely behind us for this winter. And while you will probably not be in waist deep Hakuba powder any time soon, there are still plenty of reasons to keep the village in your sights this spring season. Here are my top 5 reasons not to write off Hakuba
Bucket-list dolphin spotting across the Great British Isles

Bucket-list dolphin spotting across the Great British Isles

Whilst swimming with dolphins usually conjures visions of Caribbean waters, opulent, far-flung resorts and price tags to match, those opting to staycation this year may be pleasantly surprised to know that there is a wealth of magical wildlife that inhabits the Great British coastlines, year-round. From the wild shores of the Scottish islands to the
10 must-visit places and activities in Egypt's Marsa Alam

10 must-visit places and activities in Egypt's Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam is located in Egypt on the western coast of the Red Sea about 300 km south of the second scuba diving destination in Egypt, Hurghada. It’s known for its beautiful sandy beach and excellent scuba diving spots. Marsa Alam has become a premium tourist destination, especially for scuba divers as its sea is
5 questions to ask yourself when buying new skis

5 questions to ask yourself when buying new skis

There comes a time for most snow sport enthusiasts when they ponder the question, “should I buy my own skis”. The answer to that will vary depending on your personal situation, ski goals, frequency of skiing and budget – but if you have arrived at that question, here are 5 more to ask yourself when
Pontneddfechan Little Canyon for Wild Swimming in Brecon, Wales

5 places to go wild swimming in Wales

Wild swimming is a release, the likes of which are unrivalled. Such is the nature of wild swimming, it can be done in many different places, be it sea, lake, river or ocean. Wild swimming offers you a unique experience, to feel more alive and to give you time and space in a natural environment
9 breathtaking Ecuadorian trekking vacations

9 breathtaking Ecuadorian trekking vacations

As the world slowly recovers from a microscopic organism that has turned our world upside down, borders are gradually reopening. As this occurs, travelers are more eager than ever to head out — safely — on life-changing “once-in-a-lifetime” journeys. One such adventure is trekking along Ecuadorian highland trails back-dropped by magnificent snow-capped volcanoes, stunning river
5 favourite romantic retreats

5 favourite romantic retreats

Was Valentine’s Day a looming date you were slightly dreading? Another missed milestone comes and goes. Or perhaps it loomed with dread even in ye olde days of ‘normal’. How many overpriced meals in a fancy restaurant swarming with amorous couples do we really remember? No one can deny this pandemic has forced a shift
Child on Porth Iago beach, North Wales

The 5 best beaches on the Llŷn Peninsula

The Llŷn Peninsula is a treasured part of North Wales for many reasons but stands out because of its beautiful views and spectacular, rugged landscapes. One of the most cherished parts of the region is the many great beaches which surround this headlands, outlining the towns and villages of this popular travel destination. With nearly
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