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The luxury of time

The luxury of time

Time. A phenomenon as yet undecided, undeciphered, unreal. It exists as both a concept and a reality. Many physicists, mathematicians and philosophers have tried to unravel it, hypothesizing and postulating till the cows come home. But it remains an elusive illusion. “Time – nature’s way of keeping everything from happening at once” – Physics Nobel […]

Photo of the Week: Grand Prismatic Spring, USA

Photograph of the week: Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, USA

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park, USA, is photoshopped. It isn’t. True story. You know what does lie behind its vibrant colours, though? Science. Without getting too technical, its stunning prismatic colour, matching most of the colours seen in the rainbow dispersion of white light by an […]

Langkawi, Malaysia: 10 reasons to visit

Langkawi, Malaysia: 10 reasons to visit

Bathing in the warm aquamarine Andaman Sea, Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 Malaysian islands just shy of the border with Thailand. White sand beaches backed by dense rain forests provide a base for relaxing holidays. But Langkawi is also a base for adrenaline infused adventures too. The Oriental Village The Oriental Village is an […]

Compelling Hawaiian-inspired dining in Oahu

Compelling Hawaiian-inspired dining in Oahu

Oahu, the gathering spot of the Hawaiian Islands, has become the center point of exceptional dining experiences. While most people who visit Hawaii might want the cultural experience of a Luau, the fusion of cooking styles and cuisines make this a one of a kind destination. Expect dishes where Hawaiian culture meets international influence. And […]

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10 European mountain restaurants for a great ski lunch

You have to admire the determination of a restauranteur who chooses to open a restaurant halfway up, or even at the top of a mountain! The challenges are enormous simply getting the ingredients up there for the fantastic dishes they serve and for the stocking of the bar and this adds hugely to the running […]

Top 5 luxury hotels in Vienna

Top 5 luxury hotels in Vienna

Luxury, finery, and class. These are the three words that most describe the beautiful city of Vienna, the Crown Jewel of Europes Imperial Age. Located along the Danube in eastern Austria, Vienna has set itself apart in Europe as being a city whose very history is written in opulence. From towering cathedrals and churches to […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

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 […]

River ship review: the SS Joie de Vivre

River ship review: the SS Joie de Vivre

The SS Joie de Vivre, Uniworld’s latest offering, is the first super ship built at 125 metres, as opposed to the standard 135. As such, it’s able to slip through France’s winding channels to dock at moorings that are simply too small for other ships. It can even get right into the heart of Paris […]

5 worldwide mini cruises to savor

5 worldwide mini cruises to savor

If giant cruise liners dropping thousands of passengers at every port-of-call isn’t your idea of fun, perhaps something a little more compact, and a little more luxurious would be closer to your tastes. All around the world mini cruises – some lasting only several hours – can offer unique and unusual perspectives to many seemingly […]

Degen Estate

10 luxurious country estates near Sydney

Wide open spaces, gorgeous landscapes, and plenty of peace and quiet—that’s what being away in the country means to most. And in Australia, there certainly is no shortage of fantastic country homes and villas to choose from when you’re in need of some R&R. Take a look at some of these beautiful country estates close […]

9 things to expect on a luxury safari

9 things to expect on a luxury safari

An African safari may well be the epitome of adventure and is an experience many people have dreamt of all their life. There are many ways to “do a safari”, but ultimately, you get what you pay for. A luxury safari, is a once-in-a-lifetime holiday where you’ll enjoy the very best service, facilities, accommodations, meals, guides, […]

Why you should take a month-long trip

Why you should take a month-long trip

Long trips are increasingly becoming the norm.  I recently returned from a 3.5-week journey, and I absolutely loved it.  I also know a family of 6 who took a 6-week, Summer trip through Italy and Switzerland; and I know a mother and daughter who took a 3-week, Summer trip through Japan, Cambodia, and Vietnam.  Here […]

The top 5 destinations to make your New Year's resolutions a reality

The top 5 destinations to make your New Year’s resolutions a reality

Welcome to 2020! Have you made your resolutions? Popular resolutions relate to becoming a better person, being more generous and showing concerns for others, living life to the fullest, being more environmentally aware, or spending more time with your friends and family. Of course these are fantastic. What would you think if you knew that […]

Photo of the week: Tower Bridge, London, UK

Photograph of the week: Tower Bridge, London, UK

Tower Bridge is not London Bridge. (And neither of them are falling down.) In spite of London Bridge being given the fairly dubious honour of starring in that famous English nursery rhyme ‘London Bridge is falling down’, sung the world over, it is undoubtedly Tower Bridge which is the more iconic of the two bridges. […]

Beyond LEGOLAND®: why Carlsbad, California is the ultimate destination for the whole family

Beyond LEGOLAND®: why Carlsbad, California is the ultimate destination for the whole family

As multigenerational travel continues to trend, families want to visit destinations where there are activities to satisfy everyone from toddlers to grandparents. A recent study by the U. S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation reported that Gen Z influences $600 billion of family spending, playing a pivotal role in the decision to take family trips. What […]

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 […]