Category: Leisure Travel

Did you know that today is National Plan for Vacation Day?

Did you know that today is National Plan for Vacation Day?

National Plan for Vacation Day, celebrated on the last Tuesday of January (ie. today!), is a day that is designed to encourage Americans to plan their time off. In 2020, American workers left an average of 33% of their paid time off on the table according to the United States Travel Association, which is a
Win a luxury Winter trip to Whistler!

Win a luxury Winter trip to Whistler!

This is your chance to win a Winter trip to Whistler, Canada, in Tourism Whistler’s ‘The Thrill Runs Deep’ contest. The lucky winner will stay six nights in the heart of Whistler’s magnetic Village, just steps away from the gondolas. It’s your opportunity to ski unmatched alpine terrain, après alongside Whistler’s passionate community, soak up
The very best from the world of skiing

The very best from the world of skiing

The winners of the World Ski Awards – now in their ninth year – were announced recently and, whilst there are also many national awards, here is a round-up of the worldwide winners. As you will see, it was a great year for Switzerland! It was a double celebration for the Swiss resort of Verbier,
6 romantic Valentine's stays in Northern Ireland

6 romantic Valentine's stays in Northern Ireland

This year, why not embrace each other and the giant spirit of Northern Ireland at the same time in the country’s wide selection of ultra-romantic hideaways? Choose from quiet hotels and snug cottages with log burners to cosy self-catering apartments and glamping pods all offering romantic backdrops and Valentine’s Day inspiration. Here are six new
New romantic beach bubble experience at Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives

New romantic beach bubble experience at Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives

Spending the night under the stars in a state-of-the-art Beach Bubble on a secluded private beach in the Maldives is a truly magical bucket list experience for the romantically adventurous. Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives by Seaside Collection, is delighted to announce an exciting new upgrade to its exclusive Dream Eclipse Experience; with the introduction of
12 of the best places to propose in Italy

12 of the best places to propose in Italy

There are endless places in Italy where you can propose and where you can also tie the knot. Italy is known for its romance, from Manzoni’s I Promessi Sposi to Romeo & Juliet, from Dante’s love of Beatrice to the fictional lovers Francesco and Paolo from Dante’s L’Inferno. Add the landscapes, the sun, the wine,
Top 5 Alpine chalets with private cinemas

Top 5 Alpine chalets with private cinemas

The facilities in the most luxurious chalets are pretty impressive. Wine Caves, Heated Indoor Pools, State Of The Art Gymnasiums, Heli Pads, Mini Nightclubs with sprung dance floors, the list goes on. One provision that any self respecting luxury chalet must have is a home cinema. Cosying up after dinner with the family to watch
The Tres Tombs Parade in Barcelona

The Tres Tombs Parade in Barcelona

The Tres Tombs Parade is a celebration of the feast of St Anthony Abbot, celebrated across towns and cities in Spain every 17th of January. Saint Anthony Abbot was a Roman Catholic monk and patron saint of domestic animals, basket weavers, farmers, grave diggers and the sick. This celebration is especially noticed throughout Catalonia where
The 10 highest-class golf courses in Italy

The 10 highest-class golf courses in Italy

In Italy, it is possible to play golf in more than 300 courses, from the northern Lombardy and Piedmont regions to Sicily passing through the central region of Umbria. Wherever golf players choose to stay, either in the northern areas of the country or in a more central location such as the lush region of
Top 7 diving spots in Egypt

Top 7 diving spots in Egypt

Egypt has long been a favorite among scuba divers, thanks to its easy access to the Red Sea, which runs the whole of Egypt’s eastern coast. The Red Sea was first brought to the world’s attention by Hans and Lotte Haas’ award-winning black-and-white documentary Adventures in the Red Sea and then popularized by Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s
5 fab reasons to visit Anguilla in 2022

5 fab reasons to visit Anguilla in 2022

Nestled in the northern Caribbean is the alluring island of Anguilla, a picture-perfect paradise with a relaxed pace and the warmest of welcomes. The under-the-radar Caribbean gem has been named one of the top 10 countries to visit next year, by global travel authority, Lonely Planet, but there are many other reasons for sunseekers to
9 fantastic things to do in Livingstone, at the Victoria Falls

9 fantastic things to do in Livingstone, at the Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls is the result of thousands of years of erosion. The Zambezi River, flowing across a basalt plateau in ancient times, found cracks that were filled with sandstone, and started wearing away at the softer rock, eventually creating a series of magnificent and dramatic gorges. In fact the Victoria Falls have been gradually
Top 5 après ski bars in Val d'Isere

Top 5 après ski bars in Val d'Isere

Après ski bars can become legendary venues in any given resort. Given the nature of employment in the ski season, the best bars attract a regular cast of characters, ski bums, seasonaires, ex-pats and residents who are loving the vibe of a lively bar with a reputation for being the place to see and be
10 exceptional birdwatching spots in Ecuador

10 exceptional birdwatching spots in Ecuador

As we slowly move away from discussions about Moderna and Pfizer, adventurous birdwatchers are again thinking more about Macaws and Finches. And one of the best areas for some serious birding is the pint-sized South American nation of Ecuador, which has the most bird species per acre of any country on the planet..!! Boasting 1,638
Top 10 watersports to enjoy in Exmouth, Devon

Top 10 watersports to enjoy in Exmouth, Devon

Last Summer, we had the good fortune to attend a sailing event in Exmouth on the Jurassic Coast and one of the oldest and most picturesque seaside towns in Devon. Situated on the south-east coast of Devon where the River Exe meets the sea, Exmouth enjoys a unique position with amazing estauary and sea views
7 beautiful ski chalets in Hakuba, Japan

7 beautiful ski chalets in Hakuba, Japan

“7”, but technically 9, Hakuba White Fox is one of the newer and larger property portfolios in the Hakuba Valley, exuding comfort, style an sophistication throughout their collection. Easily recognisable in their bold and unique architecture – contemporary meets cosy in these luxury Hakuba ski chalets. Aside from the design, the concierge team live full