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Short stay: Jumeirah Dar al Masyaf at the Madinat, Dubai

Short stay: Jumeirah Dar al Masyaf at the Madinat, Dubai

Jumeirah Dar al Masyaf, the summer-houses, is where Arabian Nights living coalesces with Venetian canal-style. East meets West, Arabia greets Europe in perfect harmony in Jumeirah’s contemporary take on a traditional Arabian citadel. This is an opulent 5 star luxury leading on to a white-sand private beach on the shores of the warm Gulf of […]

Greece and snow? An unorthodox but heavenly combination!

Greece and snow? An unorthodox but heavenly combination!

Sun, sea and sand – the three “Ss” that characterize Greece as a tourism destination. As that may be correct, there is a fourth “S” that is missing from the sequence – Snow. Yes, although that may come as a shock to many travelers, Greece is one of the most mountainous countries in Europe, as […]

The world's top resorts for scenic skiing

The world’s top resorts for scenic skiing

One thing many skiers want when they go on holiday is to escape the drab, urban town and cityscapes we are so used to seeing and instead marvel at the much more striking and beautiful scenery that can be found in ski resorts. From idyllic little Alpine villages to towering majestic mountain faces, this list […]

5 reasons to choose a cruise for your next holiday

5 reasons to choose a cruise for your next holiday

The growth in the cruising industry in the past 10 years has been phenomenal. Over 27 million passengers have cruised in 2018, and this is forecast to increase again in 2019 and beyond. As we approach the busiest time for booking holidays, lets explore some of the reasons why this is and why you should […]

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The revitalization of giant otters in Ecuador

The giant otter, Pteronura brasiliensis, is the longest and largest of all otters. They can reach up to 2 meters in length, and weigh between 26kg to 34kg depending on the individual and their gender. It is also the largest species of the entire mustelid class which includes carnivorous mammals such as weasels, badgers and […]

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Finding the feel-good factor in Siem Reap

Siem Reap is fast becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in Southeast Asia. With TripAdvisor naming Angkor Wat as the number 1 Landmark in the World for the second consecutive year it’s no surprise visitor numbers are on the rise. In addition to visiting the award winning and incredible Temples of Angkor, we’re […]

5 reasons to ski at Hakuba47 Winter Sports Park, Japan

5 reasons to ski at Hakuba47 Winter Sports Park, Japan

As Japan explodes on the world map as an ultimate powder skiing destination, you may be wondering which areas to visit first and what they offer. For anyone heading to Hakuba this season, here are a few great reasons why Hakuba47 Winter Sports Park might be your pick for the day. 1. Longest season for […]

The re-birth of the auberge

The re-birth of the auberge

In this age of disposability, we often find old buildings razed to the ground and new characterless buildings replacing them but not so in a small village in Provence.  Le Brûlat is part of the commune of Le Castellet located between Toulon and Marseille and just fifteen minutes from the coast.  Since September 2016 there […]

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 […]

5 Colombian pueblos to visit before you die

5 Colombian pueblos to visit before you die

When it comes to quaint colonial towns, Colombia is almost bursting at the seams. For the discerning traveler, this nation’s pueblos promise a window into the past through their timeless terracotta roofs, cobblestone lanes, ornate churches, and tree-lined squares. These refined architectural stylings were introduced during the colonial era, when European conquistadors from Spain and Portugal […]

A last-minute Christmas escape!

A last-minute Christmas escape!

Feeling like you always have the same old Christmas celebrations? Or feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of tackling crowded supermarkets in-time to get all the trimmings to go with your turkey? Fear not! There is still time to make this a festive season to remember by treating yourself to a Christmas abroad. Even better, check […]

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Asia’s 2019 travel hot list

So many of recent openings have excited us lately that it’s been quite a feat to narrow down the latest and hottest news to a mere handful… we love taking travellers out of their ‘comfort zones’ and introducing people to new or unusual experiences that engage them with deeper and unexpected layers of a destination. […]

Travel video of the week: The Stone Stockmen, Melbourne, Australia

Travel video of the week: The Stone Stockmen, Melbourne, Australia

Enjoy street art? Next time you’re in Melbourne, Australia, look up The Stone Stockmen. These living statues (or rather – living statue – since just one of them is real) delight and intrigue their audiences with shows that include stone props, slow motion, magic and crowd participation. Find him at Melbourne’s Burke Street Mall. If […]

Top 7 reasons to snorkel the Galapagos Islands

Top 7 reasons to snorkel the Galapagos Islands

Are you planning to go to the Galapagos Islands soon or is it in your bucket list? If so, we would like to share with you 7 reasons for snorkeling in the Galapagos Islands. What a great experience it is snorkeling the turquoise water of this volcanic archipelago. Ecuador created the Galapagos Marine Reserve in […]

Top 5 malaria free safaris in South Africa

Top 5 malaria free safaris in South Africa

A safari in one of South Africa’s malaria-free reserves is an excellent option for anyone who loves the idea of seeing Africa’s amazing wildlife in its natural environment, but is worried about malaria. Whilst it is pretty straight forward for most people to take anti-malarial precautions, there are some who prefer to avoid both malarial […]

The top 10 alternative treasures of New York

The top 10 alternative treasures of New York

While the likes of the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and the Museum of Modern Art rightly grab the headlines, it’s perhaps in the breaths between highlights that New York really comes to life. Here are our top recommendations for getting the most out of the city’s hidden – and not so hidden […]