Category: Leisure Travel

4 fun ways to pass the time when stuck at O'Hare Airport

4 fun ways to pass the time when stuck at O’Hare Airport

Long layovers, flight delays, and cancellations are dreaded words in any traveler’s vocabulary. But being stuck at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport no longer means you are stuck to a plastic seat, stuck in an overcrowded bar, or stuck for hours with nothing to do but wander around the concourses lamenting your luck. Thanks to a well-developed […]

5 unique luxury resorts on Langkawi Island, Malaysia

5 unique luxury resorts on Langkawi Island, Malaysia

Langkawi is a beautiful jungle-clad tropical island situated just off the northwestern coast of Malaysia, close to the border of Thailand. Designated as a UNESCO Geo Park due to its unique geological and ecological features, Langkawi is the largest island in a picturesque archipelago of 99 limestone islands, some no more than bare rocks. Much […]

Britain in bloom: 4 spectacular gardens to visit this Spring

Britain in bloom: 4 spectacular gardens to visit this Spring

Britain has long been a proud nation of garden lovers and is home to some of the most spectacular and iconic gardens in the world. Rich with history and beautiful flora, these magnificent spaces start to come alive in spring when fresh blooms paint the gardens and glasshouses in splashes of colour. From grand landscapes […]

3 stunning boutique hotels for an Asian honeymoon

3 stunning boutique hotels for an Asian honeymoon

Asia is a vast and beautiful continent, one which is veiled with hidden gems to entice the curious traveller. And for the adventurous honeymooning couple, Asia is full of romance and surprise. But to get the best out of your honeymoon, skip the executive suite in your favourite luxury hotel chain – and opt for […]

Secrets of Spain: majestic, magnificent Morella

Secrets of Spain: majestic, magnificent Morella

I want to let you into a secret. I want to tell you about a town that is like a film set, but not so many people have heard of it, as yet. This town is worlds removed from some of the “popular” towns on the Costas of Spain. Although it gets its fair share […]

3 unexpected honeymoon destinations

3 unexpected honeymoon destinations

When it comes to luxurious honeymoons, there are the tried and true standards: destinations like Maui, St. Barts and Santorini that will never go out of style. But what if you’re looking for something a little off the beaten track? Here are three surprisingly romantic destinations you may not have considered. Wine and dine in […]

5 things to do on a luxury break in Tunis

5 things to do on a luxury break in Tunis

For the avid traveller, Tunis is the perfect prelude to the beautiful and diverse country of Tunisia. Not only is it the window to the heart and soul of the country but as its capital, it is the largest and home to a population of over 2,300,000 people. But this bustling city filled with charming […]

6 reasons to go on a private luxury photography holiday

6 reasons to go on a private luxury photography holiday

For keen photographers and visual storytellers, luxury photography holidays can bring together a harmonious blend of possibility, personalized attention and the chance to enjoy seamless travel that pulls out all the stops. A private luxury photography holiday goes beyond the basics of a workshop and takes you out into the world where you can hone […]

Special feature: Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK

Special feature: Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK

Just before Christmas we decided to have a short getaway in North Yorkshire, staying at the Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, a small country hotel just a few miles out of Scarborough. Not only was this my first time in this part of the country – despite it being only about 3 hours’ drive from home […]

Top tips to finding quality mountaineering off the beaten track           

Top tips to finding quality mountaineering off the beaten track           

The dream of climbing to the top of a mountain, exerting your physical capabilities to the max and indulging in the privileged view you have earned, is a dream shared by many. There are many mountains in the Alps but for some reason there are only a few that ever get on the bucket list […]

5 experiences not to miss in Hungary's Budapest

5 experiences not to miss in Hungary’s Budapest

Often referred to as the Pearl of the Danube, or The Heart of Europe, these warm and rich labels sit at the core of Budapest. It’s rich in history and heritage, yet full of a youthful energy and vibrancy. A fizzing nightlife, great restaurants and a diversity of activities that include relaxing river cruises and thermal baths, ice skating, exploring […]

Two treasures in Bali, Island of the Gods

Two treasures in Bali, Island of the Gods

If you’re looking for somewhere to truly relax, then spare a thought for Bali and the luxurious accommodation on offer from Tjendana Villas – a collection of six unique properties, all finished to a high standard. Among the group is The Club Villas in the heart of Seminyak, combining Balinese living with modern touches, and […]

5 unmissables in New Zealand

5 unmissables in New Zealand

Forget the interminable operas of Richard Wagner, the cinematic Lord of the Rings cycle feels like it has gone on for ever. Mercifully the Tolkien-fest has reached its conclusion (the ones with furry feet and pointy ears won) so New Zealand can revert from being a cinematic backdrop – albeit a fabulously beautiful one – […]

24 hours in Lecce: 10 things to do and see

24 hours in Lecce: 10 things to do and see

Lecce is an ancient and beautiful city known as the ‘Florence of the South’ because of its ornate Baroque buildings made from the pale-coloured local stone, called pietra leccese. It is one of the most important cities of Italy’s Apulia (Puglia) region, and also the capital of Lecce province. This lively city is buzzing with […]

10 reasons to visit Malta in 2015

10 reasons to visit Malta in 2015

Malta is a southern European destination quite unlike any other. Comprising an archipelago of seven islands out in the Mediterranean Sea, it has so much to offer for a luxury break.  The following are 10 good reasons why Malta is such a welcoming luxury holiday destination during 2015, whether as a family group, as a couple […]

Tsavo's top 7 picks for luxury lodging

Tsavo’s top 7 picks for luxury lodging

Tsavo, the region where Tsavo and Athi rivers meet, and the historical Mombasa-Kampala railroad stretches to connect the ocean with the depths of East Africa , is one of the most marvelous parts of Kenya for wildlife watching. The big five are ever-present in both Tsavo East and Tsavo West National parks, and Mt Kilimanjaro […]