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New Zealand: Rejuvenated and ready to return

New Zealand: Rejuvenated and ready to return

As Autumn gives way to the crisp cool days, warm company, and well-earned peace of winter, the challenges of recent months begin to ease and fade. The land and people slow down and recuperate, taking stock as we look forward to the promise and hope of a newfound spring. As we celebrate the obstacles we […]

Wilderness in waiting: Conservation during COVID-19

Wilderness in waiting: Conservation during COVID-19

‘Wilderness in waiting’ is a four-part weekly series, highlighting Africa’s proud wildlife heritage during the COVID pandemic. Without the regular revenue-flow from tourism, many of the conservation and community projects caring for Africa’s most vulnerable wildlife and people are themselves, now under threat. I spoke with several luxury lodges around Africa to hear their reflections, what […]

The perfect, plane-friendly organiser that oozes elegance

The perfect, plane-friendly organiser that oozes elegance

After hundreds of trips over the last few decades, the one thing that has always remained elusive to me is an elegant functional way to carry all of my essential valuables. You know the types of items that need to be kept safe yet within easy reach, such as your iPad, keys, wallets, chargers, credit […]

A bird flying through Doubtful Sound

Why you should book a small overnight cruise in Doubtful Sound

While travel at this time may be the furthest thing from your mind, I think it is a great time to be planning your next adventure.  If living in a pandemic has taught me anything I would have to say the greatest lesson is to really appreciate nature and wildlife. One of the countries that […]

The 4 'P's of luxury safaris in Kenya post-COVID-19

The 4 ‘P’s of luxury safaris in Kenya post-COVID-19

We are hungrier now more than ever before to marvel at the wonders of the world as the ‘travel drought’ has made our wanderlust that much stronger and given us itchy feet. The time will come when the new normal will once again include some of your old holiday favourites as well as different and […]

Hyatt third night free promotion - worldwide!

Hyatt third night free promotion – worldwide!

Hyatt Hotels is one of the largest hotel chains worldwide, with almost 900 hotels. While the chain has focused on cooperate travel, meetings, and events in the past, a change has taken place in the last two years. Hyatt has set itself the goal of stepping into the luxury segment and is now focused more […]

Iceland update: start planning, but maybe not flying just yet

Iceland update: start planning, but maybe not flying just yet

Since my last post there have been a number of developments in Iceland. Many positive and some that require re-examining. Therefore I have dedicated this month’s blog post to adding additional information and including any changes. The question posed 1 month ago was, ‘Is it now the right time to come to Iceland?’ My answer to […]

New England's best luxury hotels

New England’s best luxury hotels

When it comes to picturesque landscapes, seaside sunsets, and rich cultural heritage, there are few places in the New World that can compare to the New England region of the United States. From Maine down to Maryland, this countryside of seaports and cities is rich in history and patriotic spirit. The birthplace of the dream […]

Tanzania's safari secrets

Tanzania’s safari secrets

Tanzania is renowned for its abundance of wildlife and exceptional game viewing opportunities. With so many different camp and lodge options, there are also a plethora of many wonderful safari activities. With hot-air ballooning, walking and vehicular safaris being the norm for visitors, it is easy to fall in line with everyone else and miss […]

5 beach bars and restaurants to inspire your next Caribbean adventure

5 beach bars and restaurants to inspire your next Caribbean adventure

There is something therapeutic about looking out towards the sea. I appreciate those restorative ocean view therapy sessions even more now, not having had access to them, and not having a clear idea of when I might again. Those who are drawn to the sea will always find a way go back, I am confident. […]

5 of the best escapes in Namibia

5 of the best escapes in Namibia

In the last few months new phrases have entered the English language and in a short space of time have come to feel familiar. One phrase, perhaps more than any other, stands out, and that is social distancing. We have all been learning how to safely keep our distance from one and other and staying […]

De-escalation in Spain: An update on Barcelona

De-escalation in Spain: An update on Barcelona

Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Spain, has been present throughout the COVID-19 pandemic in keeping the country aware of how they should go about winding down lockdown measures. With 17 autonomous communities in Spain, all with differing populations and land sizes, the Spanish government’s plan to phase out measures has had to be adopted differently […]

Wilderness in waiting: 5 unmissable wildlife documentaries

Wilderness in waiting: 5 unmissable wildlife documentaries

‘Wilderness in waiting’ is a four-part weekly series, highlighting Africa’s proud wildlife heritage during the COVID pandemic. Many of Africa’s most critical pressing conservation victories have been won because either an individual or group of like-minded people have dedicated their lives to a critical cause. Many of these are first of their kind projects and thanks […]

Discover the beauty of Siwa

Discover the beauty of Siwa

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone has had to put everything they planned on hold and that includes vacations and trips, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy discovering more about the places you wish to visit, because surely you will get to see them sooner than later once all this is over. Siwa Oasis […]

Explore the USA this Summer... and make a difference

Explore the USA this Summer… and make a difference

Especially for those of you who live in the US, this is a great time to explore the US and discover the wonders in store. (Even if you live in the UK or elsewhere, the US is still a good option, if you can accept a quarantine period when you return home). In a post-lockdown […]

Amsteram's diverse top 5

Amsteram’s diverse top 5

The beating heart of the Netherlands, Amsterdam holds some of the very best and most impactful attractions in the area. In no other place is there such a fine balance between culture, history and luxury. On every canal and down every street there is something new and exciting to discover and enough options to entice […]