Sun, sea and sand in Provence

There are lots of reasons why Provence makes such a good holiday destination. Great food, lovely towns and vibrant cities set in a geographically beautiful landscape are just some. But one of the top reasons people visit is to enjoy the stunning coastline that meanders for miles and the sunshine and warmth which makes time […]

The world’s top 5 luxury rail journeys

By Dave Warne on Mar 18, 2019 in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Featured, France, India, Italy, Leisure Travel, Middle East, North America, Oceania, Peru, Rail Travel, Regions, South America, Speciality Travel, Turkey, Western Europe When it comes to exploring the world by train, the choice seems never-ending. For many it’s the destination that makes all […]

Top 5 courses for a luxury ladies’ golf trip in Scotland

Although it has a reputation for being a man’s sport, golf has also been a great sport for women. Ladies have been playing golf since it was popularized 500 years ago. In fact, Mary Queen of Scots is considered the mother of golf, and played often to release the stress of trying to claim her […]

Top 5 reasons to visit Cefalù in Sicily

There are some places in the world that everyone loves. Cefalù (pronounced ‘chefaloo’) is one of those places. People just fall in love with it. After having toured around Sicily, many return to Cefalù the following year with their extended family or friends. Some even end up buying holiday villas in Cefalù there before retiring […]

7 reasons why Italy should be your next multi-generational holiday destination

The world of tech might well be abuzz with excitement about 5G; but for those in the travel industry, the compelling trend is 3G. It’s the growing demand for destinations that cater for multi-Generational holidays; those travelling with the extended family. Increasingly, parents not only get away with their children but with uncles and aunts, […]

A definition of ‘luxury travel’ and ‘luxury travelers’

By Carmen Caballero on Mar 17, 2019 in Travel Miscellany Most luxury travelers choose the most exclusive cabin class and the most luxurious hotels when they travel; you might think retired adults dominate this industry but also young professionals are looking for luxurious, private and out-of-the-ordinary experiences when they travel. Away from mass tourism and […]

Discover Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca was a ‘must-see’ destination on our world tour of 15 countries in 10 months. But we found there is only one way to travel from beautiful Colca Canyon to Lake Titicaca; that’s the roller-coaster road over the volcanic mountains up to 4,910 metres and down into Puna, the elegant city on the banks […]

10 reasons why you need to visit Colombia now

One of the most surprising things I learned recently is how diverse the landscapes and experiences are in Colombia. You can have urban experiences, spend time with indigenous and Afro-Colombian cultures, see wildlife, enjoy beaches on quiet islands, have river adventures, relax in hot springs, see a volcano, spend time in the mountains, see canyons, […]

5 modern-day African festivals

Africa is known for some amazing traditional festivals that showcase the rich and diverse cultures found across the continent. But it is also home to a growing number of modern-day festivals, created in the current era and celebrating the vibrancy of music and arts in Africa now. In this blog, we are taking a look […]

5 reasons to book with a resort-approved ski school

Unfortunately ski resorts are generally not known for being cheap, and one of the larger expenses can be ski or snowboard lessons. With that in mind it is easy to understand why people are tempted to hire individuals to do the job at a much lower rate, and often as a cash in hand arrangement. […]

When Online Threats Become Real. (It’s Not Just Trolling.)

(Note: this piece does not link to any of the shooter’s video or manifesto directly, but some of the news sites that I link to may do so. A few include screencaps of his 4-chan forum discussions. Please click with caution.) 49 people died yesterday, gunned down in two mosques in coordinated attacks across New […]

All that glitters is gold: some of the world’s most spectacular gold landmarks

By Thomas Ryves on Mar 15, 2019 in Accommodation, Asia, Attractions, Australia, Colombia, Eastern Europe, Europe, Going Out, Hotels, Middle East, Myanmar, Oceania, Regions, Russia, South America, Thailand, United Arab Emirates Visit some of the world’s most impressive gold-themed attractions, from temples and museums that preside over the skylines of iconic cities to a lavish […]

Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera: 5 luxurious Somabay hotels

The sun almost always shines on the Somabay peninsula, a welcoming sub-tropical finger bathing in the warmth of the Red Sea. Even in the depths of the cold and dark European winter visitors still pick-up a tan on the shores of the Red Sea. Hurghada’s modern airport quickly sends visitors on their way on a […]

10 cookery schools to discover around the world

By James Jayasundera on Mar 15, 2019 in Africa, Asia, Europe, Food and Drink, India, Ireland, Japan, Laos, Regions, South Africa, Thailand, Travel Miscellany, United Kingdom, Western Europe ‘There is no sincerer love than the love of food’… George Bernard Shaw Food is humanity’s greatest connection with each other. One of travel’s enticing rewards is […]