Tag: "travel"

Canada summed up in just 2 minutes

Canada summed up in just 2 minutes

The Canadian Tourism Commission, Canada’s national tourism marketing organisation, asked Canadians to pick up their cameras and share some of Canada’s best travel experiences. Here is the result. The response was incredible; here is just 2 minutes from more than 65 hours of video and over 8,000 submissions. The sound track features Canadian indie rock […]

Africa's first permanent photo safari operator

Africa’s first permanent photo safari operator

Traditionally there has always been conflict on the back of a game viewing vehicle between people of differing interests…. predominantly birders and non-birders and, more recently, between photographers and non-photographers. A new company operating in Botswana’s Chobe National Park aims to solve that conflict by catering purely to people with an interest in wildlife photography. Pangolin […]

The longest bar in the world... at Christmas

The longest bar in the world… at Christmas

Düsseldorf’s Altstadt (Old Town) is known as ‘the longest bar in the world’ with more than 260 bars, pubs, and restaurants in under a square mile. When more than 200 Christmas-themed huts line the streets of the Altstadt for a whole month, adding candy, crafts, mulled wine and much more, the splendour multiplies and it […]

5 great off-season activities in Tuscany

5 great off-season activities in Tuscany

Tuscany is a fabulous and picturesque part of Italy, understandably popular with visitors who enjoy the great cities, art and architecture and wonderful food and wine. Throughout the summer months the main cities, Florence, Pisa and Siena can be unbearably hot and while the hills and mountains are generally cooler, accommodation there is expensive and […]

Affordable luxury ski holidays in France

Affordable luxury ski holidays in France

Ski holidays have been growing in popularity over the past few years. Many people are packing their bags for snow-covered mountainous destinations to spend quality time with friends, families and loved ones. The opportunity to experience the country lifestyle of the French, the delicious cuisines and the adrenaline of some of the snowboarding and skiing […]

5 reasons to travel to Peru in 2013

5 reasons to travel to Peru in 2013

In 1911, Hiram Bingham, the Yale University lecturer and explorer stumbled upon the lost Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Although some say that Machu Picchu was never lost, but simply re-discovered, Hiram Bingham’s finding certainly triggered huge international interest in a relatively unknown country, changing the tourism scene in Peru forever. After a few recent […]

The 5 most luxurious castle hotels (Paradores) in Spain

The 5 most luxurious castle hotels (Paradores) in Spain

While in English we say “castle-hotel” meaning one of the most luxurious types of dwelling Spanish-speaking countries have the word “Parador” to denote this phenomenon. As you already understand, “paradores” are usually located in historic buildings such as a castle or monastery. “Paradores” serve to maintain the historical spirit of the country as well as […]

A bonus journey through authentic Cypriot village life

A bonus journey through authentic Cypriot village life

Authenticity is something that is often lacking in modern tourist destinations nowadays. However, away from the tourist areas, the Larnaka countryside offers the chance to experience the genuine culture. Similar to the old Cypriot way of life, when foreign guests were welcomed on a complimentary basis, this winter the Larnaka Tourism Board if offering tourists the opportunity […]

Sky high in Bangkok, Thailand

Sky high in Bangkok, Thailand

Travelers visiting Bangkok’s central business and nightlife district, Silom, will be confronted by a myriad of entertainment  options, but here we make a couple of suggestions to “elevate” your experiences – quite literally! Take to the cockpit of a 737, and then  visit the Vertigo restaurant and bar at the capital’s Banyan Tree. Flight Experience […]

A guide to Bangkok's temples

A guide to Bangkok’s temples

Few cities have the energy and intensity of Bangkok. With 12 million people, it’s long been a big player in terms of size, but investment over the past 30 years has turned it into a bustling metropolis on a par with Singapore or Tokyo. And when it comes to food and nightlife, it’s one of the best cities […]

New luxury in the Swiss resort of Verbier

New luxury in the Swiss resort of Verbier

New to the Swiss resort of Verbier is Hotel Cordée des Alpes – a luxurious hotel with innovative interiors, mixing the best of old-school ski and the latest in Swiss chic. Comprising 34 suites and guest rooms and 14 exclusive residences for ownership, Cordée des Alpes marks the latest offering from local hotel and restaurant […]

Luxury is a compost toilet

Luxury is a compost toilet

Now, if you look at the previous posts on this blog, you’ll find plenty of luxurious accommodation options. You will not, however, find anything alluding to toilets. Especially the type I’m about the tell you about! So why am I writing about a compost loo? Well, I recently visited Erraid – a tiny island of […]

The best Christmas markets in Europe

The best Christmas markets in Europe

With the weather getting cooler there seems little to look forward to in the winter months. However, heading to a Christmas market can dilute the frosty chill your mood might have taken and replace it with festive cheer and an exciting experience. Treat yourself to a weekend away in one of these excellent destinations and […]

Key questions to consider for luxury travel in Africa

Key questions to consider for luxury travel in Africa

Is it safe to travel to Africa? Wherever you travel in the world – safety is always a concern.  There are risks associated with any travel and Africa is no exception.  East and Southern Africa are generally very safe but we would recommend using an experienced and reputable tour operator to make all your travel […]

The 10 most followed travel-related Twitter accounts – updated

The 10 most followed travel-related Twitter accounts – updated

Almost 2 years ago now, I blogged about the most followed travel-related accounts on Twitter (here and here).   Since then, Twitter has seen enormous growth of course so I thought it was about time that I updated the list. Back then, not one of the accounts had even got close to 1 million followers. […]

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