Category: Travel Miscellany

Top 5 exclusive restaurants for your trip to Bali

Top 5 exclusive restaurants for your trip to Bali

Bali is a dream destination and hosts some stunning scenery and golden sands. It is famed for the volcanic mountains, coral reefs and paddy fields as well as some genuinely breathtaking temples. It goes without saying that you will want to see as much as possible while you are there, but after that, a well-earned […]

Enjoy Christmas in Provence!

Enjoy Christmas in Provence!

Christmas can be an incredibly exciting time of year to enjoy a holiday. Although the temptation is just to do the ‘same old thing’ and chill out at home, making the effort to get away for a few days over Christmas can be well worth it. So, this year, why not book a flight and […]

Top 5 hottest restaurants in and around Cape Town

Top 5 hottest restaurants in and around Cape Town

It’s been said before, and we’ll says it again, the Cape region is one of the best culinary regions in the world. This also means there’s always new restaurants that are hot or not. To keep track of the ones you really need to pay a visit next time you’re in the area, we listed […]

The transformation of luxury hotels

The transformation of luxury hotels

According to the Oxford-English dictionary, a hotel is “an establishment providing accommodations, meals, and other services for travelers and tourists.” And that, in a nutshell, is what they’ve been since the early days of the hospitality industry. Even back in Roman times, inns were used to shelter, feed, and allow for a brief respite during […]

Danube highlights: an A-ROSA DONNA river cruise

Danube highlights: an A-ROSA DONNA river cruise

A long horizontal crimson-red rose, decorating the A-ROSA DONNA’s white hull, informs us that we have found our 100 cabin river cruiser at Engelshartzell, Austria. The 118-metre ship will be our home for the next five nights for a cruise that takes us on a dramatic section of the Danube through Vienna and out to […]

Connoisseur highlights: 5 tantalising experiences to try in New Zealand

Connoisseur highlights: 5 tantalising experiences to try in New Zealand

While New Zealand provides many a guest an outstanding holiday, it also provides lovers of luxury, connoisseurs of distinction and individuals of impeccable taste an exquisite opportunity to blend the finer things in life. From fine dining, helicopter cruises, fly-fishing and inspired shopping to gorgeous blue oceans, sea-food cruises and delicious wines, you can do […]

7 best hidden gems in Barcelona

7 best hidden gems in Barcelona

Barcelona is known throughout the world for its unique architecture, fashion, and beautiful weather along the northern Spanish Mediterranean coastline. However, beyond the normal tourist attractions and sights, you’ll discover a number of hidden gems tucked away from most visitors. From secrets bars to breathtaking hotels, with a city as old as Barcelona you’ll discover […]

6 reasons to explore Istria, Croatia on a private yacht charter

6 reasons to explore Istria, Croatia on a private yacht charter

While on a yacht charter, by including Pula or Rovinj, both of which are historic coastal towns in Istria, it is so easy to head inland for an afternoon or a day further into Istria as this is a region not to be missed. Once part of Italy, Istria is now a historic and cultural […]

5 unforgettable Cape Town foodie experiences

5 unforgettable Cape Town foodie experiences

Have you ever travelled to a lodge or area without checking on the quality of the cooking, only to be seriously disappointed after a few days of bland cuisine? We certainly have! With the exception of dedicated foodies, this detail can often go missing in our travel planning. Amazing food brings the local culture to […]

A guide to patisseries in Paris

A guide to patisseries in Paris

Paris is a magical city known for its fashion and, of course, food…in particular, the city’s over abundance of patisseries and boulangeries averaging one ever 100 meters.  For those with a sweet tooth and a love of carbs, here are a few tips and recommendations for your enjoyment. What is the difference between a patisserie […]

5 reasons Santorini is the ultimate destination

5 reasons Santorini is the ultimate destination

Santorini, or better known as one of the most Instagrammable destinations on earth, is an island that combines it all. Natural breathtaking beauty, luxury services to the highest level, impressive accommodations, mouthwatering dishes and romantic activities. So take your plus one and allow the island to guide you to all the must-see locations. Where to […]

The Northern Lights in Iceland: how to avoid disappointment

The Northern Lights in Iceland: how to avoid disappointment

There are few things more magical than hunting down the Northern Lights in Iceland… when you’re successful! But for every great story heard from a friend who witnessed the green and pink dancing curtains 3 nights in a row, there’s the misery tale from another friend who was driven around in a big bus night […]

Vegan delights in Paris and London

Vegan delights in Paris and London

Being based in Southeast Asia we get limited opportunities to visit Europe, but instead spend our time lusting after the vegan food and vegan friendly luxury hotels that we read about online. So when given the chance of a whistle stop tour of Paris and London during which time we would get to live out […]

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Luxury: a perspective from the rainforest

The word luxury usually conjures up images of decadence and comfort for most of us. That may be a bit extreme, but luxury is usually tied to ideas of power and wealth. Success dictates the level of luxury we have in our lives. The more successful you are, the greater level of luxury you can […]

5 reasons why it’s time to visit the Azores

5 reasons why it’s time to visit the Azores

Just a few years ago, the Azores started appearing in a handful of publications and articles with titles like, “remote islands that no one knows about” and “Europe’s Best Kept Secret.” Many people, especially North Americans could not point out this archipelago on a map. But for those in the know, the thought of a […]

An 'Oh La La' weekend escape to Paris

An ‘Oh La La’ weekend escape to Paris

There are never enough trips to Paris, the city of love, light, fashion, croissants and Champagne toasts. New luxury hotels, events, trends and, of course, classics, like an Oh la la ‘petit déjeuner’ overlooking the Eiffel Tower. Few cities can symbolize many cities, in just one, a luxury trip to the capital of France is always […]