Category: Leisure Travel

Austrian mountains’ Summer paradise: cut price luxury and adrenaline adventures

Austrian mountains’ Summer paradise: cut price luxury and adrenaline adventures

Ultimate luxury at bargain prices. Temperatures breaking 30 Centigrade. Dare-devil thrills for adrenaline junkies. Hundreds of miles of biking and hiking trails. So, why do the herds head for the Med in summer? No queues at the ski-lifts, no jostling crowds at the bar, no battling for restaurant tables with a view. Civilised airports, lower […]

5 things to do in Italy in the Winter

5 things to do in Italy in the Winter

It’s all too easy to fall into the trap of thinking winter in Italy equals skiing — after all, there are more than 300 ski areas to choose from. But look beyond the Alps and you’ll discover a plethora of activities away from the slopes; head further south and you’ll find a mild climate and […]

The games suite at Grand Kameha

24 hours of luxury in Zurich

Zurich, Switzerland is consistently rated as a city with one of the highest qualities of living in the world. It’s no wonder, then, that it has become a popular destination for luxury breaks, with quaint architecture, abundant shopping and picturesque natural scenery. Here’s our guide for what do for 24 hours of luxury in Zurich. […]

7 of India's most romantic spots

7 of India’s most romantic spots

India may perhaps seem a place to be tackled, rather than somewhere to relax or romance, but we have had some of our most memorable moments with loved ones on the subcontinent. There is a wealth of places to escape to, whether for a honeymoon, anniversary or birthday celebration. What could be more passion-kindling than […]

Top 5 luxury resorts for a romantic honeymoon in Switzerland

Top 5 luxury resorts for a romantic honeymoon in Switzerland

While tropical locales have long been the conventional honeymoon choice for newlyweds looking to celebrate, there’s something to be said about eschewing tradition and jet-setting to a mountainous terrain instead. A backdrop of snow-capped peaks and ski lifts offers the ideal place to snuggle up and begin a new life together. Arguably nowhere is this […]

5 reasons why you should take your teenager on a dive vacation

5 reasons why you should take your teenager on a dive vacation

It doesn’t take long before your little bundle of joy grows into a lanky and impressionable teenager who may think that their parents are from Mars and probably a bit outdated as far as technology goes. These young men and women are subject to societal and peer pressure and are trying to find their way […]

New Zealand: the ultimate celebration destination

New Zealand: the ultimate celebration destination

A land of snow-capped mountains, mystical glaciers and active volcanoes; New Zealand is a magical place whose scenery deserves a standing ovation. Pair this with some of the most unique experiences and luxurious properties on the planet; this far-flung paradise provides an unbeatable backdrop to celebrate life’s most special occasions. From birthdays on private yachts […]

10 of the most luxurious new safari properties

10 of the most luxurious new safari properties

This year Africa has experienced a real boom in high-end safari properties, with extraordinary new lodges and camps opening across the continent. We have already checked out some of the most exciting openings so they can share their firsthand observations and opinions with you. Below you’ll find 10 of our favourites. Sable Alley, Botswana Built around […]

Understanding Sandals and Beaches resorts

Understanding Sandals and Beaches resorts

Sandals, a brand synonymous with couples only, ultra all inclusive, stunning beaches, luxury and fun, began its life in Montego Bay in Jamaica in 1981, and is still owned by the same Jamaican family today, but now boasts 7 resorts in Jamaica, 3 in St Lucia, 2 in Bahamas, 2 in Barbados, 1 in Antigua […]

Dance opportunities in Vienna: Ball at Hofburg Palace

Top classical and retro dance places in Vienna

With carnival in full swing Vienna is all singing all dancing. While Austria’s capital is famous for its elegant winter balls, classical and retro dance events take place throughout the year. Here are the top five opportunities for ballroom and modern dancers in Wien: Classical balls Since the Congress of Vienna in 1815 elegant ballroom […]

Top 10 activities to enjoy with children in Florence

Top 10 activities to enjoy with children in Florence

Florence is an absolutely stunning city. However, it’s not always apparent how family friendly it can be. Take a look at our top 10 list of things to do in Florence with children to ensure that all members of the family can equally enjoy their city break! Museo dei Ragazzi (Children’s Museum) This is a […]

5 reasons to include Umhlanga on your South African vacation

5 reasons to include Umhlanga on your South African vacation

Umhlanga is a seaside resort located on the east coast of South Africa. A tropical paradise facing the Indian Ocean and immersed  in lush green vegetation. One of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, with golden beaches stretching northwards for more than 200 kilometers. Only a 10 km drive from the international King Shaka […]

Aspen

Top 5 luxury ski destinations in the USA

A country where mountains are impressively huge, snowfall is pristine and champagne powder is de rigueur: the USA certainly has sublime ski territory. We’ve chosen our favourite spots for a truly indulgent trip to the slopes. Aspen, Colorado Aspen has four spectacular mountains to choose from: Snowmass – home to the largest lift-served vertical descent […]

6 reasons to visit the Yucatan Peninsula

6 reasons to visit the Yucatan Peninsula

The view from the window of the new Dreamliner showed a thick green carpet below as we landed into Cancun airport. Quite surprising, since my perception of Mexico had been one of deserts and cacti, probably obtained from watching too many westerns. The Yucatan Peninsula is an altogether different place, full of lush vegetation, with […]

5 unforgettable Galapagos experiences

5 unforgettable Galapagos experiences

The Galapagos Islands are famed for having one of the highest rates of endemism in the world, and some of the planet’s most unusual and avidly studied life. An incredible 97% of all reptiles and land mammals, and 80% of land birds that you will see on the islands are found nowhere else on earth, […]

Botswana's top 5 romantic retreats for 2018

Botswana’s top 5 romantic retreats for 2018

There’s no doubt that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are the couple of the moment. The wedding planning is well underway, and the world’s media can’t get enough of it. But there’s something else about the golden couple that has peaked the public’s interest — their penchant for Botswana. Harry’s first visit came only two […]