Category: Leisure Travel

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 […]

Want to whale watch? Try the Ecuadorian coast!

Want to whale watch? Try the Ecuadorian coast!

The shore that runs some 530 miles to define Ecuador’s Pacific coastline offers pristine beaches, vibrant surfing towns, traditional fishing villages, tepid seawater, exotic wildlife, archeological sites and a supremely bio-diverse abundance of flora and fauna. And every year, from May through September, this Ecuadorian region receives some very special visitors: humpback whales. Following a […]

5 top tips for choosing a family ski holiday

5 top tips for choosing a family ski holiday

Whether you are a seasoned skier or a relative newbie to winter fun on the mountains, the rules of the game change the moment you transition to arranging the first ski holiday for your family with young children. Suddenly in what should be a very familiar winter holiday scene your first priority is to a […]

5 of the best luxury ski resorts for families

5 of the best luxury ski resorts for families

Skiing is a treasured family past time for many. Old or young, family members of all ages and abilities can enjoy the fun and beauty of snow-capped mountains across the globe. Whether your favorite part of the vacation is hitting the slopes, taking in the breathtaking views, or sipping hot chocolate in the lodge, these […]

5 of the best extreme ski runs in Canada

5 of the best extreme ski runs in Canada

Canada has some great, well known ski resorts such as Whistler Blackcomb on the west coast and Banff Lake Louise in the Alberta Rockies, but also many superb lesser known ones such as Panorama in the BC Rockies. They are not short of steep terrain but which resorts offer the most extreme ski run experience […]

5 Lake District Christmas traditions

5 Lake District Christmas traditions

The Lake District is home to some of the most beautiful, quintessentially English villages and towns in Britain and is a wonder to visit over Christmas. In the north, the glut of festive lights of Keswick gives out a merry signal; the welcoming warmth of Grasmere in the central Lake District draws visitors together in […]

5 of the best luxury hotels for active travelers in Mazatlan

5 of the best luxury hotels for active travelers in Mazatlan

Mazatlan is unique in Mexico as this is a working town that also has a high number of visitors. It also is incredibly active with numerous beaches, water adventures, and inland tours. So in Mazatlan, the hotels are as luxurious as they need to be considering you are there for the evening, and then off […]

5 travellers who should visit Madagascar

5 travellers who should visit Madagascar

Madagascar – the fourth largest island in the world – is an absolute must-see for those wanting to experience a destination which is, without exaggeration, completely unlike any other. 160 million years ago, as the Gondwana supercontinent broke up, Madagascar lost physical contact with Africa but remained close, while Antarctica, Australia, and India drifted far […]

Top 10 things to see and do on Lake Maggiore

Top 10 things to see and do on Lake Maggiore

Lake Maggiore is the second largest of the Italian Lakes. Measuring approximately 40 miles in length, it sits in Italy but also has a foot in Switzerland and stretches from Arona in the South to Locarno in the North. It’s shores are divided between the two Italian regions of Lombardy and Piedmont and the Swiss […]

5 unique luxury adventures to discover in Knoxville, Tennessee

5 unique luxury adventures to discover in Knoxville, Tennessee

I was watching the bartender smoke my whiskey Old Fashioned, and the entire bar smelled like burning wood on a cold Appalachian day. On the bar top of the Drawing Room at The Tennessean, a new luxury hotel in Knoxville, TN, a large copper and glass box swirled with dusky smoke around an Old Fashioned […]

Corvara ski resort, Italy

Top 5 luxury ski resorts in Italy

Upscale hotels, indulgent restaurants and picturesque snow-covered slopes: Italy’s ski resorts truly embody this country’s love of the finer things in life. We pick our top five places to sample the very best that the Italian Alps has to offer. Corvara Nestled between the mountains of Alta Badia, Corvara is a perfect suntrap for your […]

Plaça de Catalunya

Christmas and New Year in Barcelona

If you’re thinking about spending the Christmas season in the European gem that is Barcelona, then think no further, as the city turns into a winter wonderland for both its visitors and locals. Although snow tends to be off the agenda in Barcelona, the weather does indeed get colder and the ambience of the city […]

10 reasons to choose Puglia for your next holiday in Italy

10 reasons to choose Puglia for your next holiday in Italy

2017 was a record season for Italy in terms of tourist numbers. According to figures released by Federalberghi and the Cultural Ministry in Italy, over 48 million people spent a night in an Italian hotel this Summer whilst a further 3 million spent the night in AirBnB accommodation, an increase of over 20% year on […]