Category: Leisure Travel

6 romantic places to spend Valentine's Day in Japan

6 romantic places to spend Valentine’s Day in Japan

Where better to spend Valentine’s Day than the land of steaming hot springs, luxurious kaiseki cuisine, enchanting ryokan inns and exclusive skyscraper hotels? Whether you’re after traditional charm and rural seclusion or Michelin-starred restaurants and cocktail bars – Japan has romance to suit all comers. Here are just a few of our favourite places to […]

Child drinking hot chocolate

3 of the most family friendly luxury ski hotels

If you’re planning to take the kids with you the next time you take a ski vacation, it pays to make sure that you choose accommodation that caters for children. As any parent knows, a bored child is a recipe for disaster if you’re wanting to relax and enjoy yourself. Here are three hotels that […]

5 cracking ideas for a good night out in Costa Rica

5 cracking ideas for a good night out in Costa Rica

There are so many ways to have a good time in Costa Rica. There are lots of towns that have a reputation for a good night out like Jaco and Tamarindo. Most guide books talk about the day time activities full of volcanoes, wildlife and surfing. These are all obviously incredible aspects to an equally […]

Top 10 beaches in South Africa

Top 10 beaches in South Africa

South Africa is laden with beautiful beaches, all of which have something unique to offer, from stunning views of Table Mountain to a wealth of water sports available. But which are the best beaches worth your consideration? We’ve put together a list of the top 10 beaches in South Africa to help you out. Ballito […]

Photograph of the week: The exotic beach of Balos lagoon in Chania, Crete

Photograph of the week: The exotic beach of Balos lagoon in Chania, Crete

The famous lagoon of Balos is located approximately 56km northwest of Chania. It is one of the mostly photographed beaches in Crete due to its turquoise waters and the wonderful exotic scenery it offers. During the summer, Balos is visited by thousands of people who arrive on the island to experience the wild and natural […]

Top tips on how to enjoy your ski holiday when there is no snow

Top tips on how to enjoy your ski holiday when there is no snow

The unseasonably high temperatures and lack of snow in European resorts this Christmas holiday created a serious challenge for ski resorts. The snow canons were running on full throttle (when temperatures were cool enough) and every valuable snowflake nurtured and dammed into as many skiable pistes as possible. One resort even helicoptered in tons of […]

6 of Rome's most romantic restaurants

6 of Rome’s most romantic restaurants

In many cases, the best restaurants in Rome are so concerned with their food, that they lack atmosphere. Since the entire city of Rome can be a stage for romance, it is important to find restaurants that not only serve great food, but also maintain and enhance the romantic mood of the city. Here are […]

5 tips for taking kids on safari

5 tips for taking kids on safari

We traveled to Tanzania this past August with our three boys ages, 14, 12 and 8. A close family, we have never gone on vacation without the boys, so it was natural that we would take them with us on our safari and trip to Zanzibar. As we planned the big trip, we often thought about […]

Cape Town's 5 most thrilling outdoor adventures

Cape Town’s 5 most thrilling outdoor adventures

Cape Town is a dream destination for anybody who likes to get outdoors and explore beautiful countryside and a coastline of endless spectacular views. Here are five of the best ways to explore the Mother City. Take a motorcycle sidecar tour If you’ve ever yearned to feel the wind in your hair and sun on […]

3 beaches in Puerto Rico you need to see

3 beaches in Puerto Rico you need to see

Puerto Rico is an island of azure waters and white sandy shores. In fact, it actually boasts 272 miles of beautiful beaches – a lot of choice for even the most dedicated of beach lovers. So whether you want to experience the vibrant energy of this island or completely get away from it all, we’ve found […]

Wildlife Drive Okavango Delta Xudum Camp

Exploring Botswana in 9 safari photos

“Lift your feet up” says the guide casually as the water slops into the Land Cruiser’s footwell. This is Botswana’s Okavango Delta and if you want to see the wildlife you take your safari vehicle through the channels to find it. Four-wheel drive means the wet conditions are no barrier to grip and an air […]

Surprises along the River Rhone in France

Surprises along the River Rhone in France

The 505-mile Rhone River was used by Greek and Roman traders, so today river cruisers can experience antiquity, artistry, history, and some of the best food and wine in Europe. Beginning in Beaune and ending in Avignon, I decided to experience the region by boat and discover both the known and lesser-known charms of a […]

4 of the most romantic places to spend Valentine's Day in Central America

4 of the most romantic places to spend Valentine’s Day in Central America

Central America is the epitome of romance; with its secret beaches tucked away in an oasis of calm and tranquillity, exquisitely crafted lodges hidden deep in the tropical rainforest and vibrant cities overflowing with history and culture, the seven countries of Central America have a little something for everyone on Saint Valentine. Here are some […]

12 of the dreamiest pool villas on the planet

12 of the dreamiest pool villas on the planet

Discerning travellers are becoming increasingly hard to impress; impeccable service, fancy bathroom toiletries and spacious rooms are all taken for granted when you stay at a 5-star hotel. But there’s one room type that even the most hard-to-please globetrotters still get excited about: the pool villa. There’s something about staying somewhere with your very own […]

The 5 most stunning views in Rome

The 5 most stunning views in Rome

Rome has seven hills, and countless spectacular views. Some of them are famous, and discovered by every eager tourist, such as the view of the Roman Forum from the Capitoline Hill, while others are harder to find. Even if you think you know the city well, you might suddenly be surprised. Turn into an ordinary […]

Barcelona Christmas lights

City breaks: a shopping trip to Barcelona

Barcelona has plenty to see and do all year round, and winter is no exception. The city is filled with a cosmopolitan buzz, and shoppers can enjoy browsing the markets and high streets looking for New Year bargains. You’ll also find plenty of delicious treats can always be found in the bars and restaurants for whenever you need a […]

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