Category: Leisure Travel

The best places in Africa to see elephants

The best places in Africa to see elephants

The big five are arguably the most renowned animals across the continent of Africa. Named because they were the hardest to hunt on foot, the buffalo, lion, leopard, rhino and elephant are probably the most photographed and sought-after animals for first time safari goers or seasoned professionals. There is certainly one animal that stands out […]

Margaret Thatcher's ski chalet is perfect for a luxury family ski holiday

Margaret Thatcher’s ski chalet is perfect for a luxury family ski holiday

Chalet Le Namaste in Courchevel 1850 was the former summer residence of Margret Thatcher but now it is available for luxury exclusive weekly rental as a fully catered ski chalet. Chalet Le Namaste certainly has real Kerb “piste” appeal! It’s ski in ski out access directly to the Bellecotte piste, an easy green run is […]

There's no app for this...

There’s no app for this…

In this digital age, it’s easy to be an armchair traveler — browsing travel magazines on an iPad, scrolling through photos on social media, or reading a blog on the newest undiscovered destination. But nothing replaces actually being there and experiencing a new culture, landscape, or activity! An app can’t leave you breathless as the […]

Top 5 things to do in Pembrokeshire

Top 5 things to do in Pembrokeshire

Ah, Pembrokeshire. Beautiful coastline, gorgeous towns and villages and plenty of things to do. We’ve put together a list of the top five things to do in Pembrokeshire. Trust us, you won’t get bored… Walk the coast path The first national trail in Wales, Pembrokeshire’s coast path is 186 miles of jaw dropping scenery. Discover […]

5 reasons to join the Carnival revelry in Brazil

5 reasons to join the Carnival revelry in Brazil

One of the most anticipated parties on Brazil’s calendar, Carnival has, over the centuries, become an integral part of national culture. However, it is neither a Brazilian invention nor is it celebrated in Brazil only. In fact, Carnival dates back to Ancient Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome. In Brazil, the revelry began in the colonial period […]

Madagascar - a birder's paradise

Madagascar – a birder’s paradise

If you saw the DreamWorks film Madagascar, you could be forgiven for getting very confused about what sort of wildlife inhabits this vast, Indian Ocean island off the south-eastern coast of Africa. There are no penguins, and no escapees from Central Park Zoo. What you will find, however, is an extraordinary hotpot of biodiversity: 90% […]

5 positives to a ski holiday lacking in snow

5 positives to a ski holiday lacking in snow

The snow sports industry is entirely at the whim of the weather and – as much as we wish that we could – we simply cannot control it. Having a bad snow season unfortunately goes with the territory, though of course our disappointment is entirely valid when we fly across the globe only to find […]

Family holidays with a difference: our top five family beach hotels for 2020

Family holidays with a difference: our top five family beach hotels for 2020

Treat your family to a memorable luxury beach holiday by picking the perfect hotel in the perfect destination, offering everything your family could want – and more. We have handpicked our top five hotels and resorts for an extra-special family holiday in 2020, where children can enjoy adventures from water sports to wildlife tracking, while […]

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The 5 most romantic spots to propose in Portugal

Are you planning the most special occasion of your life, your wedding proposal? The proposal of marriage to the person you love is something that should be treasured for ever. The setting, timing and location are so important. You will be talking about this moment for the next seventy years, so you really do need […]

Top 5 up-and-coming golf destinations for 2020

Top 5 up-and-coming golf destinations for 2020

Anyone who loves golf and travel has a few bucket list golf courses on their minds, like The Old Course at St. Andrews or Pebble Beach. But when you are truly devoted to traveling the world to play golf, you start to crave new challenges. Here are our top five up-and-coming golf destinations to add […]

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21 things to do in Nepal

Nepal is the ultimate mountain country; home to the magnificent 8,848-metre-high Mt. Everest, breathtaking Himalayan scenery and high-octane paths – it’s difficult to match Nepal for dramatic scenery. But with seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley alone, from ancient temples to stunning palace complexes, and epic wildlife and bird spotting opportunities, there’s […]

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Top 10 swim-up rooms in Mallorca hotels

Wake up to a pool on your doorstep, and within a few feet of your bed. For many tourists, the pool is a main feature of any holiday.  By staying in a swim-up room, you have your own private terrace with direct access to the pool therefore enabling you to take a welcome dip whenever […]

In praise of the mighty Zambezi!

In praise of the mighty Zambezi!

The great Zambezi River (literally meaning “Great River” in the local Tonga language) is the very lifeline of central-southern Africa, a place of legend, adventure and breath-taking beauty. Rising in a remote corner of Zambia before flowing through Angola and turning back to form the natural boundary between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Zambezi is beguiling, […]

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10 European mountain restaurants for a great ski lunch

You have to admire the determination of a restauranteur who chooses to open a restaurant halfway up, or even at the top of a mountain! The challenges are enormous simply getting the ingredients up there for the fantastic dishes they serve and for the stocking of the bar and this adds hugely to the running […]

Top 5 ski resort for celebrities

Top 5 ski resort for celebrities

I guess one of the appeals of skiing for celebrities is that on the slopes they can be anonymous. They can don a helmet and a pair of goggles and easily blend in with the common folk in the chairlift queue and on the piste. It must be refreshing for the rich and famous to be able to go […]

15 top tips for the perfect Galapagos Islands getaway

15 top tips for the perfect Galapagos Islands getaway

Teeming with wildlife and landscapes found nowhere else on earth, the remote Galapagos Islands are located almost 600 hundred miles off the coast of Ecuador. For most travelers, it’s a destination we dream of experiencing in person, though we rarely imagine the reality of what a visit to this iconic location entails. So, before you […]