Category: Rail Travel

10 chartered vacation retreats in Ecuador and its Galapagos Islands

10 chartered vacation retreats in Ecuador and its Galapagos Islands

Here, in the pint-sized South American nation of Ecuador, the massive re-opening of some of the most amazing — yet safe — nature vacations has begun. Whether in the stunning Galapagos Islands, deep in the Amazon, along the dazzling Pacific coast, or high in the Andes, a whole range of accommodations can be chartered for […]

Top 5 high-end experiences in Scotland

Top 5 high-end experiences in Scotland

Scotland is much more than castles, whisky and tartan. It is also much more than just the Highlands. If visitors are looking for a unique and unforgettable experience, there is an abundance of opportunities. For luxurious accommodation the days of rigidly formal 5-star hotels and traditional castle accommodation have gone. The investors in luxury brands […]

Unique places to stay in South Africa

Unique places to stay in South Africa

South Africa is one of those destinations that has everything to offer for travellers, irrelevant if they are looking for culture, natural wonders, history or even culinary delights. It does’t matter how many times you’ve visited this stunning country, there is always more to explore, more to experience and certainly more to learn. Those who […]

5 amazing rail journeys around the world

5 amazing rail journeys around the world

A journey by rail is one of the most romantic ways to travel. And, as passionate Bradshaw’s devotee Michael Portillo will attest, it’s also a fantastic way to discover remote landscapes, communities and cultures across the globe. In the early days of the luxurious Orient Express, just a handful of train rides could claim to […]

Riding the Glacier Express through Switzerland

Riding the Glacier Express through Switzerland

Switzerland impresses with its nature and mountains. One of the best ways to experience Switzerland is to take the Glacier Express. This is a panorama train that crosses Switzerland from St. Moritz to Zermatt. The Glacier Express runs this 8-hour route daily from May to October. Many travelers make the trip in a day, but […]

Wildebesst crossing the Mara River, Tanzania

6 of the best experiences in Africa for your travel bucket list

Africa is one of the most fascinating continents in this world. For anyone dreaming of going for the first time or if you are thinking of planning your next visit, here are a few of our top suggestions to add onto your bucket list 1. Track The Big 5 in Kruger If you’re looking for […]

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 […]

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 […]

Time travel, slow travel and other African adventures

Time travel, slow travel and other African adventures

In the 21st century, life for many has taken on a pace that sometimes feels too busy and far too fast.  We are increasingly exposed to vast amounts of information, and although beneficial, this can lead to a sense of overwhelm.  Current trends towards ‘digital detox’ and ‘slow living’ are indicators of a growing need […]

Top 5 luxury travel experiences for 2020

Top 5 luxury travel experiences for 2020

As 2019 draws to a close, perhaps you’ve started thinking about your 2020 travel bucket-list? To help inspire, we’ve picked out the very best travel experiences for next year, whether you’re after a luxury rail journey or Arctic adventure. Discover our top picks below. Italy & the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express We all know the Orient Express […]

Chinese Market Stall

19 things to do in China

To think of China and not think of The Great Wall would be unlikely. But as impressive as this feat of humankind is, it is often the less obvious things that make a trip to any country just that bit more special. China, as a vast country, has many wonderful sights from the Great Wall […]

Sundowner drinks in Africa

Africa: the perfect honeymoon destination

Couples invariably spend months and months planning their big day, down to the smallest detail. But what of the honeymoon to follow? How you spend your first few days or weeks together is actually just as important as it is one of the bedrocks of your married life. Whether you are planning the honeymoon as […]

Top 5 luxury experiences in Africa

Top 5 luxury experiences in Africa

Often Africa is left aside when looking for a luxury escape from everyday life. But the dark continent has a lot to offer, and not only for budget travelers but also for the ones that aren’t shy to spend some cash in return for the most exclusive travel experiences out there. Here are a few […]

6 of Europe's most luxurious rail journeys

6 of Europe’s most luxurious rail journeys

While there are myriad ways to experience Europe’s heritage-filled cities, spectacular landscapes and world-class gastronomy, we think it’s all perhaps best showcased with a luxury rail journey. Expect centuries-old tradition and five-star service framed by iconic views that range from the rolling hills of the Scottish Highlands to the coastal charm of Spain’s north. See […]

Destination profile: Vancouver

Destination profile: Vancouver

Consistently found topping lists of the world’s most liveable cities, Vancouver’s charms are myriad. Wedged between sea and mountains, its natural setting rivals the likes of Rio and Cape Town while its creative enthusiasm sites it firmly on North America’s West Coast. Taste your way through artisan cafés and craft breweries, marvel at world-class art […]

5 of India’s top luxury experiences

5 of India’s top luxury experiences

If you’ve been to India – or even if you haven’t – it’ll come as no revelation that the country is jam-packed full of unforgettable and luxury experiences, the likes of royal palaces and luxury lodges forming the base for everything from spotting tigers to exploring world-famous monuments. See below for our selection of the […]