Category: Leisure Travel

Top 5 Greek island destinations in 2018

Top 5 Greek island destinations in 2018

From heart-stopping adventures to the perfect Mediterranean dish, Greece has a variety of destinations to discover. In 2018, we handpicked five island destinations which already enjoy some of the limelight and will attract some international discerning travelers looking for crystal clear waters, authentic cuisine and the well-known Greek philoxenia (φιλοξενία). Paros Island Located close to […]

5 of the most transformative travel experiences

5 of the most transformative travel experiences

Travel is more than just checking off a bucket list or standing in front of famous sites. It’s about interacting with other cultures, learning about diverse ways of life and beliefs, and having opportunities you can’t get many other places. If not for those things, why would you ever leave your house? But there are […]

Top 10 reasons to visit Cape Cod

Top 10 reasons to visit Cape Cod

Cape Cod, a land of enchantment jutting out into the Atlantic like a raised arm to smack ships down in brutal storms. This is where America as we know it began and it offers something for everyone. Living history, vintage mom and pop shops, and a general slower way of life make this one of […]

5 best snorkeling sites in Galapagos

5 best snorkeling sites in Galapagos

Underwater Galapagos offers even greater wildlife viewing than on land.   The Galapagos Marine Reserve is among the largest in the world, covering an area equivalent to the size of Greece.  In 2001, the Galapagos World Heritage site, formerly applied only to the land portion of the archipelago, was expanded to include the newly created reserve.  […]

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The ultimate birding tour in Ecuador: 10 unbelievable species at Yasuni Biosphere Reserve

The Amazon is full of unbelievable birds, but Ecuador, represented in this case by Yasuni Biosphere Reserve, is the perfect place to find some of the most unbelievable bird species for travellers who are in search of unique adventures and birdwatching. Come to discover 10 representative species found in the Ecuadorian Amazon! In the year […]

Top 5 family trips and holidays

Top 5 family trips and holidays

Getting away with the kids is never a chore when you have the whole world as your playground. Choose from one of our top five family escapes and jet off for an adventure of a lifetime. Make some noise in Thailand The sizzle of stir-fries, the lap of turquoise waves, the chirruping of the jungle, […]

Meerkats aren’t such nice guys... and 12 other Kalahari facts

Meerkats aren’t such nice guys… and 12 other Kalahari facts

First of all, the Kalahari isn’t all sand-dunes-and-camels desert. Much of the world’s biggest nature reserve, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, that takes in huge chunks of South Africa and Botswana, is arid scrub, officially semi-desert. It’s a vast red-sand expanse of Lion King sunrises, bigger than Wales. Meerkats love burrowing in this huge dry terrain […]

10 activities to try on a transatlantic crossing

10 activities to try on a transatlantic crossing

A transatlantic crossing on Cunard’s flagship Queen Mary 2 gives you 6 days at sea to relax, rejuvenate, wine and dine, and to explore this fabulous ocean liner at your leisure. There are so many activities to enjoy on board that the most difficulty you will have is choosing which ones to fit in. Whether […]

Top 5 unforgettable experiences in Cambodia

Top 5 unforgettable experiences in Cambodia

A captivating blend of lost cities, stunning coastal towns and dark recent history, a trip to Cambodia enables you to broaden your horizons as well as indulge in some rest and relaxation. Beyond the temples, it can be difficult to choose the best experiences to enrich your visit. Here are our top 5 unforgettable experiences […]

Guide to seeing the cherry blossom in Japan

Guide to seeing the cherry blossom in Japan

Up there with geisha, samurai and Tokyo’s towering skyscrapers, sakura (cherry blossom) is one of the most recognisable and much-loved symbols of Japan, inspiring poetry, painting and many a picnic. Whether framing Mount Fuji’s snow-capped summit, forming a sea of pink around a samurai-era castle or trailing around the gardens of Kyoto’s many temples, those […]

Provence in April and May: things not to miss

Provence in April and May: things not to miss

With Spring sprung and the warm weather returning, this is a gorgeous time of year to explore Provence as the region wakes up after Winter. One of the many delights about this region is the sheer variety of things to do and see. To help you plan your Spring in Provence I have listed a […]

The 5 most incredible luxury locations for birdwatchers in Latin America

The 5 most incredible luxury locations for birdwatchers in Latin America

If you are a keen birder, there are few places which can rival the sheer diversity of species in Latin America. From the huge flightless rhea, to the tiny jewel-like hummingbirds that can be found across the whole continent, there is a bird for everyone. The most famous residents are species such as penguins, macaws […]

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5 of the world’s most luxurious ski chalets

Five-star opulence is just the beginning at these five luxurious ski chalets. Expect exclusive locations, impeccable service and amenities that put them a cut above the rest. After an exhilarating day on the piste, you could be coming home to your own private spa, dance floor and open fire. When you stay at one of […]

7 luxury escapes that you can enjoy by private jet

7 luxury escapes that you can enjoy by private jet

Private jet travel has seen steady growth in recent years. The appeal of shorter wait times, and faster and more direct travel, combined with various failings of commercial airlines, have all added to its appeal. With this in mind, we spoke to our friends at GOGO Jets to identify some of the most favoured luxury […]

The 5 most exclusive luxury beach hotels in Costa Rica

The 5 most exclusive luxury beach hotels in Costa Rica

The tiny country of Costa Rica has enjoyed a steady rise in popularity over the last few years, and for good reason. This little slice of paradise offers pristine jungles bursting with wildlife, adventure activities galore, toasty winter sun and of course plenty of tropical beaches. Children and adults alike will love the white-tipped waves […]

Ketchum, Idaho - a luxury winter getaway

Ketchum, Idaho – a luxury winter getaway

Ketchum is a cozy lodge-style town beside Idaho’s beloved Sun Valley, which only sees grey skies about 20 percent of the year. Ernest Hemingway found refuge here, as do a list of other celebrities; artisanal cuisine, luxurious lodging and world class skiing reside in this heavenly slice of Idaho. Luxurious lodging Right within downtown Ketchum […]