Category: Speciality Travel

5 best snorkeling sites in Galapagos

5 best snorkeling sites in Galapagos

Underwater Galapagos offers even greater wildlife viewing than on land.   The Galapagos Marine Reserve is among the largest in the world, covering an area equivalent to the size of Greece.  In 2001, the Galapagos World Heritage site, formerly applied only to the land portion of the archipelago, was expanded to include the newly created reserve.  […]

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The ultimate birding tour in Ecuador: 10 unbelievable species at Yasuni Biosphere Reserve

The Amazon is full of unbelievable birds, but Ecuador, represented in this case by Yasuni Biosphere Reserve, is the perfect place to find some of the most unbelievable bird species for travellers who are in search of unique adventures and birdwatching. Come to discover 10 representative species found in the Ecuadorian Amazon! In the year […]

7 luxurious things to do on the French Riviera

7 luxurious things to do on the French Riviera

From the chic beaches in Cannes to the glamorous jet-set fishing village of Saint Tropez, the French Riviera is home to some of the most popular holiday resorts in the world. With a particularly magical ambiance that cannot be matched anywhere else in the world, 11 million visitors flock to the Côte d’Azur each year. […]

The 5 most exciting safari camp refurbishments

The 5 most exciting safari camp refurbishments

As with any hotel industry the safari world often sees camps being completely renovated during the low season – this is exciting for everyone involved as old favourites take on new leases of life and provide even more reason for old guests and new to head in their direction. The luxury safari world’s commitment to […]

Top 5 family trips and holidays

Top 5 family trips and holidays

Getting away with the kids is never a chore when you have the whole world as your playground. Choose from one of our top five family escapes and jet off for an adventure of a lifetime. Make some noise in Thailand The sizzle of stir-fries, the lap of turquoise waves, the chirruping of the jungle, […]

Meerkats aren’t such nice guys... and 12 other Kalahari facts

Meerkats aren’t such nice guys… and 12 other Kalahari facts

First of all, the Kalahari isn’t all sand-dunes-and-camels desert. Much of the world’s biggest nature reserve, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, that takes in huge chunks of South Africa and Botswana, is arid scrub, officially semi-desert. It’s a vast red-sand expanse of Lion King sunrises, bigger than Wales. Meerkats love burrowing in this huge dry terrain […]

10 activities to try on a transatlantic crossing

10 activities to try on a transatlantic crossing

A transatlantic crossing on Cunard’s flagship Queen Mary 2 gives you 6 days at sea to relax, rejuvenate, wine and dine, and to explore this fabulous ocean liner at your leisure. There are so many activities to enjoy on board that the most difficulty you will have is choosing which ones to fit in. Whether […]

A guide to luxury travel with kids

A guide to luxury travel with kids

If you’re looking to take a luxury vacation with your children, there are some things to consider before booking your trip. Picking the location is probably the biggest decision you’ll make. But even after you choose a destination, you’ll need to do some research before finalizing your plans. This article will help you to cover […]

Top 5 unforgettable experiences in Cambodia

Top 5 unforgettable experiences in Cambodia

A captivating blend of lost cities, stunning coastal towns and dark recent history, a trip to Cambodia enables you to broaden your horizons as well as indulge in some rest and relaxation. Beyond the temples, it can be difficult to choose the best experiences to enrich your visit. Here are our top 5 unforgettable experiences […]

Guide to seeing the cherry blossom in Japan

Guide to seeing the cherry blossom in Japan

Up there with geisha, samurai and Tokyo’s towering skyscrapers, sakura (cherry blossom) is one of the most recognisable and much-loved symbols of Japan, inspiring poetry, painting and many a picnic. Whether framing Mount Fuji’s snow-capped summit, forming a sea of pink around a samurai-era castle or trailing around the gardens of Kyoto’s many temples, those […]

Ecuador from the air: 10 exceptional flyovers

Ecuador from the air: 10 exceptional flyovers

Just as there are many ways to experience a destination, today there are many means to do so. One of them — perhaps the most novel, fantastic and adventurous — is a helicopter flyover. In Ecuador, several companies have developed this type of tourism product. These are becoming increasingly popular, since witnessing a landscape from […]

Provence in April and May: things not to miss

Provence in April and May: things not to miss

With Spring sprung and the warm weather returning, this is a gorgeous time of year to explore Provence as the region wakes up after Winter. One of the many delights about this region is the sheer variety of things to do and see. To help you plan your Spring in Provence I have listed a […]

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5 reasons the Galapagos has left an irrefutable mark on science

The Galapagos Islands have arguably established their title as the most famous archipelago on the planet, and although this series of islands sits along the equator, their fame is not merely for their breathtaking beaches. Since Charles Darwin landed in the Galapagos Archipelago in 1835 and published one of the most groundbreaking theories known to […]

Top 10 lodges for walking safaris in Africa

Top 10 lodges for walking safaris in Africa

Walking safaris are often considered the purest and most exciting way to experience safari – they allow you to get closer to the wildlife and take you off the beaten track, away from the noise and rush of other people and vehicles. Walking safaris are available in most safari areas, but the experience can vary […]

The 5 most incredible luxury locations for birdwatchers in Latin America

The 5 most incredible luxury locations for birdwatchers in Latin America

If you are a keen birder, there are few places which can rival the sheer diversity of species in Latin America. From the huge flightless rhea, to the tiny jewel-like hummingbirds that can be found across the whole continent, there is a bird for everyone. The most famous residents are species such as penguins, macaws […]

Get your sparkle back in Varkala

Get your sparkle back in Varkala

India is renowned for its crammed, crazy cities, bursting with colour and culture, and for years I avoided going in case it might all be too much for me! That was until I discovered Varkala, a breath of fresh coastal air, in the Southern spice province of Kerala. Instead of taking the motorway from Trivandrum […]