Category: Speciality Travel

Short stay: Kilkea Castle Estate & Golf Club, Kildare, Ireland

Short stay: Kilkea Castle Estate & Golf Club, Kildare, Ireland

Located just an hour’s drive from Dublin, Kilkea Castle is the oldest inhabited castle in Ireland. Originally built in 1180 by Hugh de Lacy, the Earl of Ulster and chief governor of Ireland, for Sir Walter de Riddlesford, a Norman knight, the castle was the seat of the Fitzgeralds, the Earls of Kildare, for almost […]

Travelling solo? Choose a luxury cruise and embark on the adventure of a lifetime!

Travelling solo? Choose a luxury cruise and embark on the adventure of a lifetime!

Have you ever thought about taking a luxury cruise? How about getting onboard solo and setting sail on the adventure of a lifetime? If you’re considering solo travel for the first time, a cruise is a wonderful way to ease into getting those dream experiences alone. There’s nothing you want from a vacation that you […]

Top 10 island getaways

Top 10 island getaways

In today’s fast paced world, our lives are super busy with constant ties to technology that always leave us feeling ‘on”. I remember back to a time between graduating from university and starting out in the work world when there was a feeling of being able just to go and explore, without boundaries. In recent […]

11 unforgettable adventures in Kenya

11 unforgettable adventures in Kenya

Kenya has a glamorous reputation, due in part to the extraordinary adventures of Karen Blixen and the savvy expat community calling this African nation ‘home.’ In Kenya, this same community was the driving force behind several successful wildlife conservancies.  Today, tourists travelling to Kenya enjoy offbeat activities due to the fact that conservancies are owner […]

8 must-dos in Bhutan

8 must-dos in Bhutan

Bhutan is one of my favorite destinations. Not only are the pristine landscapes breathtaking, but the rich Buddhist culture and glorious temples are unforgettable. As the government requires that most visitors travel with a guide, Bhutanese guides are incredibly well trained, speak impeccable English, and are enthusiastic about sharing their heritage and country with guests. […]

Cotswolds

Budget friendly but brilliant staycations

Reducing our carbon footprint and impact on the environment has never been more important. Aviation alone accounts for at least 2% of global carbon emissions. Although ruling out flying altogether may be inconceivable, you can reduce your air miles and carbon footprint in 2020 by opting for a luxury staycation. Not only can staycation by […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

Top 5 safari lodges for families in South Africa

Top 5 safari lodges for families in South Africa

We all know that safaris are increasingly popular among the travelers who are looking for something  more adventurous than just a beach or city holiday. And where it used to be mummy and daddy who would go and explore the African bush, it is fast becoming a favorite holiday for families who like to add […]

Children riding horseback at Ant's Collection

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 […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

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 […]

South Africa’s top 8 luxury lodges and hotels

South Africa’s top 8 luxury lodges and hotels

From ultra-luxurious safari lodges with spas to treehouses under the stars, South Africa offers some of the continent’s most stunning properties and experiences. Perhaps go wine tasting on a private train, dip in the pool alongside elephants in Kruger National Park or relax at a spa retreat overlooking Table Mountain. Here, we’ve rounded up the ultimate […]