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Iceland to re-open to tourists on 15th June with airport testing

Iceland to re-open to tourists on 15th June with airport testing

To say I’m excited by this news would be a bit of an understatement. Especially since my livelihood relies on people coming to Iceland. But, I am cautious as to what this will actually mean for travellers who do decide to make the journey to Iceland this year. So I’ve put together a short list […]

5 reasons to take a family safari after COVID-19

5 reasons to take a family safari after COVID-19

All across the world, people have experienced fundamental changes in their lives due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  We have been plunged into a new ‘normal’ that, for most of us, is very different from what we were used to. These shifts in our lifestyles have made us realize how much we may have taken things […]

Tales of Iceland: The Snaefellsnes Peninsula under the Northern Lights

Tales of Iceland: The Snaefellsnes Peninsula under the Northern Lights

“I’m dreaming with my eyes open!” The Snaefellsnes Peninsula always seems to enjoy more media coverage than the rest of Iceland. In fact, as far back as 1864 when Jules Verne wrote Journey to The Centre of the Earth, Snaefellsnes has been a traveller’s dream spot. The protagonist in the book exclaimed, “I’m dreaming with […]

5 humorous short stories from a private travel guide

5 humorous short stories from a private travel guide

As a professional guide, one of the things I love most is not just to show you around our beautiful backyard, but it is to meet many different people and ethnicities, so we can learn from each other. There is nothing more rewarding to get a big thanks and hug at and end of a […]

Pedestrians, Osaka, Honshu, Japan

Photograph of the week: Pedestrians, Osaka, Honshu, Japan

Could this one day be a scene that will once again be familiar to us all? The current state of emergency in many parts of Japan, including Osaka, is due to remain in place until the end of this month, but is also due to be reviewed tomorrow. Osaka is a bit like Betty to […]

10 things to know before going to Paris

10 things to know before going to Paris

Planning your dream vacation to Paris post lockdown? You may be filled with questions about your visit, especially if it will be your first time visiting the French capital. We’ve compiled a list here of 10 things you should know before you come to Paris. 1. Paris is safe Paris is a very safe city, […]

Social distancing yacht charters in 2020

Social distancing yacht charters in 2020

Leave the city far behind this Summer and reconnect with loved ones and nature in wild, wondrous destinations only accessible on a luxury yacht charter. With social distancing travel, you will be able to go on a vacation of a lifetime and still visit amazing places. There is a wide selection of vessels available to […]

'Hotels Joining Hands' during COVID-19

‘Hotels Joining Hands’ during COVID-19

The travel industry has been devastated by COVID-19 with both international and local travel having come to a standstill in many places around the world as people deal with the direct and indirect problems caused by this pandemic. Most people have now accepted that the path to recovery will be long and testing and the […]

A light-hearted look at lockdown travel

A light-hearted look at lockdown travel

While there is no escaping the devastation caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus – both from a global health perspective and from a financial viewpoint – sometimes it is important to take a lighthearted look at the world around us, and to remember that better times lie ahead. I’m sure many of you have been sent […]

When will the cruise industry resume?

When will the cruise industry resume?

The cruise industry has taken nothing short of a battering in recent months with the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, but thin shards of light are starting to emerge that suggest cruises may one day resume. So that you can find the information all in one place, here are extracts from the latest official statements […]

Luxury travel news this week: Coronavirus update

Luxury travel news this week: Coronavirus update

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 […]

The best places to see wild dogs in Southern Africa

The best places to see wild dogs in Southern Africa

If you ask first-time safari-goers what they are most looking forward to seeing in the wild, their answers are inevitably very similar. Lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, rhinos and “if we are lucky, the elusive leopard”. Frankly, who can argue with that. It’s like asking someone on their first trip to France what they want to […]

10 of the best virtual tours so you can still explore the world

10 of the best virtual tours so you can still explore the world

Recently, I sat and thought about some of the reasons why I travel (and these days I have more time to sit, and think, than to travel). I realized a few interesting things. Why do I travel? Well, clearly to escape and explore. But, also to embrace and understand other cultures, to free my mind, […]

Looking forward to active learning holidays in Austria

Looking forward to active learning holidays in Austria

Whether it’s baking bread or putting paintbrush to paper, many of us are keeping busy at the moment by trying out new activities and rediscovering the excitement of acquiring new hobbies. Once lockdown ends, travellers looking to chase that thrill of learning a new skill should keep Austria’s Saalfelden Leogang, Ötztal and Ski Juwel Alpbachtal […]

Discover the 5 best wines in Provence

Discover the 5 best wines in Provence

Let me take you on a journey. It’s a COVID-19 era trip without flights, trains, suitcases or hotel rooms. And with travel banned, rather than a passport, you’ll need just a glass of wine and a little imagination to hop over borders. The French speak of tipicité and terroir. By this they mean that a […]

Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Sexten Dolomites, Italy

Photograph of the week: Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Sexten Dolomites, Italy

Whilst Italy starts to see a partial easing of its lockdown restrictions, amidst mixed emotions of fear and joy, we hope that scenes like this will soon be more accessible to everyone. On August 21, 1869, Paul Grohmann (alongside guides Franz Innerkofler and Peter Salche), completed the first ever ascent of Cima Grande, the highest […]