Category: Leisure Travel

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Family riding holidays in Africa

Exploring a national park by 4×4 is exhilarating, but doing it on horseback brings with it a whole new level of excitement. Without the growling of an engine you can approach much closer before starting to disturb the game. Horses are not noisy, or invasive. Wild animals are aware of the horses’ presence but completely […]

Best plans for Paris in the Spring

Best plans for Paris in the Spring

Henry Miller wrote in his book Tropic of Cancer, “God knows, when Spring comes to Paris, the humblest mortal alive must feel that he dwells in paradise”. The American writer lived in Paris between 1930-1939, and we have to agree with Miller that Paris is paradise in the Springtime. Every year, as the cherry blossoms […]

The most luxurious way to discover Mallorca is on a gastronomy cycling tour

The most luxurious way to discover Mallorca is on a gastronomy cycling tour

The Spanish Island of Mallorca offers the most beautiful and varied sights. Known for its dreamy beaches and incredible scenic mountain passes and charming villages. Stay at one of the nicest beach towns and you will have a good time. Add in the lesser known routes and visit the incredible mountain passes and winding roads […]

5 amazing solo travel experiences in Africa

5 amazing solo travel experiences in Africa

February is typically the month of romance.  However, as I am personally not a big fan of so-called ‘Hallmark Holidays,’ it seems fitting to reflect on embracing solitude – while travelling.  There could be no better continent than African to find oneself (safely) alone amongst wild things.  Here are my reflections on five of the […]

5 warm-weather golf courses for a romantic getaway

5 warm-weather golf courses for a romantic getaway

While golf is known for being mostly male-centric, I can think of nothing more romantic than a couple that likes to play golf together. Adding a round of golf can give you some special bonding time, even in destinations that are already known for being as close to paradise as possible. For those lovely teams […]

Top 5 reasons to take a ski lesson

Top 5 reasons to take a ski lesson

Whatever level you ski and snowboard at, taking a professional lesson by a reputable company will pay off in dividends, and make you wonder why you have not been taking lessons all along. In case you need convincing, here are 5 reasons to take a ski or snowboard lesson. 1. Safety Running the risk of […]

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Celebrate love in South Africa’s romantic winelands

The Cape Winelands area of South Africa is a wonderful place to visit for an intimate gourmet meal or romantic couple of nights away to celebrate Valentine’s Day, a wedding anniversary, or a special birthday. The mix of beautiful countryside, outstanding food and drink, and warm hospitality make this a firm favourite with both locals […]

The best places in Africa to see elephants

The best places in Africa to see elephants

The big five are arguably the most renowned animals across the continent of Africa. Named because they were the hardest to hunt on foot, the buffalo, lion, leopard, rhino and elephant are probably the most photographed and sought-after animals for first time safari goers or seasoned professionals. There is certainly one animal that stands out […]

Margaret Thatcher's ski chalet is perfect for a luxury family ski holiday

Margaret Thatcher’s ski chalet is perfect for a luxury family ski holiday

Chalet Le Namaste in Courchevel 1850 was the former summer residence of Margret Thatcher but now it is available for luxury exclusive weekly rental as a fully catered ski chalet. Chalet Le Namaste certainly has real Kerb “piste” appeal! It’s ski in ski out access directly to the Bellecotte piste, an easy green run is […]

There's no app for this...

There’s no app for this…

In this digital age, it’s easy to be an armchair traveler — browsing travel magazines on an iPad, scrolling through photos on social media, or reading a blog on the newest undiscovered destination. But nothing replaces actually being there and experiencing a new culture, landscape, or activity! An app can’t leave you breathless as the […]

Top 5 things to do in Pembrokeshire

Top 5 things to do in Pembrokeshire

Ah, Pembrokeshire. Beautiful coastline, gorgeous towns and villages and plenty of things to do. We’ve put together a list of the top five things to do in Pembrokeshire. Trust us, you won’t get bored… Walk the coast path The first national trail in Wales, Pembrokeshire’s coast path is 186 miles of jaw dropping scenery. Discover […]

5 reasons to join the Carnival revelry in Brazil

5 reasons to join the Carnival revelry in Brazil

One of the most anticipated parties on Brazil’s calendar, Carnival has, over the centuries, become an integral part of national culture. However, it is neither a Brazilian invention nor is it celebrated in Brazil only. In fact, Carnival dates back to Ancient Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome. In Brazil, the revelry began in the colonial period […]

Madagascar - a birder's paradise

Madagascar – a birder’s paradise

If you saw the DreamWorks film Madagascar, you could be forgiven for getting very confused about what sort of wildlife inhabits this vast, Indian Ocean island off the south-eastern coast of Africa. There are no penguins, and no escapees from Central Park Zoo. What you will find, however, is an extraordinary hotpot of biodiversity: 90% […]

5 positives to a ski holiday lacking in snow

5 positives to a ski holiday lacking in snow

The snow sports industry is entirely at the whim of the weather and – as much as we wish that we could – we simply cannot control it. Having a bad snow season unfortunately goes with the territory, though of course our disappointment is entirely valid when we fly across the globe only to find […]

Family holidays with a difference: our top five family beach hotels for 2020

Family holidays with a difference: our top five family beach hotels for 2020

Treat your family to a memorable luxury beach holiday by picking the perfect hotel in the perfect destination, offering everything your family could want – and more. We have handpicked our top five hotels and resorts for an extra-special family holiday in 2020, where children can enjoy adventures from water sports to wildlife tracking, while […]

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The 5 most romantic spots to propose in Portugal

Are you planning the most special occasion of your life, your wedding proposal? The proposal of marriage to the person you love is something that should be treasured for ever. The setting, timing and location are so important. You will be talking about this moment for the next seventy years, so you really do need […]