Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Portland, Maine

Maine’s largest city is known for its salty sea air, vibrant creative and restaurant scene, chilled vibes and beautiful surrounding scenery. Rising through the trendy stakes, visitors now flock to the cluster of redbrick warehouse buildings,  narrow cobblestone streets and excellent museums and galleries which make up the hip, vibrant town. Not only does it […]

5 things to do in Iceland in Summer, for the more discerning traveler

By Ryan Connolly on Jul 17, 2019 in Adventure Travel, Attractions, Europe, Featured, Food and Drink, Going Out, Iceland, Regions, Speciality Travel, Travel Miscellany, Western Europe Traveling to Iceland in the Summer can be both magical and tricky. On the one hand you may be rewarded with great weather and flourishing flora. On the other […]

The 6 most luxurious casinos in the world

By Kristof Eyckmans on Jul 17, 2019 in Africa, Asia, China, Europe, Germany, Leisure Travel, Monaco, Nevada, North America, Regions, Singapore, South Africa, Speciality Travel, USA, Western Europe We all like to play some of the casino games from time to time. But some of us prefer to enjoy the real experience, and these are […]

Hiking in Sicily: the Mount Edna Day Hike

Where should you hike in Sicily? In my opinion, you should start with Mount Etna, which is a beautiful volcano which is still active and lies on this historical island in very south of the country. This place is a must visit destination for all the tourists who are planning to travel to Italy. Furthermore, […]

Top 5 ways to be prepared for a day of backcountry skiing

Backcountry skiing is one of the most exciting and nature immersing of all winter pursuits. As with many sports of its kind it is accompanied by risk, but fortunately for us some well directed preparation can go a long way in minimising those risks. Here are 5 ways to be prepared for a day of […]

Vegan luxury luggage essentials

Normally we’d be writing about vegan food, travel and vegan friendly luxury hotels but it’s probably time we let you into a little secret, and that’s our obsession with luggage. That’s right, we really love bags, wallets, purses and all kinds of packing accessories with quite some passion, but it’s a pleasure that we’ve often […]

Photograph of the week: Glencoe, Scotland, UK

Glencoe, in the Scottish Highlands, is beautiful. The kind of beautiful that takes your breath away. But looks can be deceiving. Undoubtedly one of Scotland’s most scenic glens, and even voted Scotland’s most romantic glen, Glencoe is also a land steeped in bloodshed. Treachery. Murder. It was 5am on the freezing winter morning that was […]

Rooms with a view: our top 6 scenic hotels around the world

By Thomas Ryves on Jul 16, 2019 in Accommodation, Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Central America, Europe, Greece, Hotels, Morocco, Nicaragua, North America, Oceania, Regions, Resorts, Vietnam, Western Europe, Worldwide With more and more luxury hotels opening their doors all around the world, alongside existing hotels continually upping their game and guests becoming ever-more discerning, the […]

My Memoir is Out in Paperback Today.

It has been two years since my memoir came out, and the reality of that dream coming true has both sunk in and managed to become surreal. Sometimes, I need a reminder that it all actually happened. And then someone will mention it to me, or email me to tell me that they just finished […]

See the lion, save the lion

As the world prepares for Disney’s highly-anticipated, live-action remake of The Lion King, I can’t help but reflect on Africa’s most iconic species. The king of the jungle’s reign comes under greater threat with each passing year, yet this sad fact remains relatively overlooked. Just several decades ago, 450,000 lion ruled Africa’s savannahs; now the […]

Travel tips: how to sleep on the road

Ever find it hard to sleep when you’re not in your own bed? No matter how comfortable the bed is or whether you’re staying in a hotel or at a friend’s place, you just can’t seem to get that quality sleep. You wake up the next day and go about your business not firing on […]

Highlights of cruising the French Riviera

The Côte d’Azur; the French Riviera; the Blue Coast, however you term it, this spectacular region immediately evokes images of sublime rural beauty, charming towns and fine gastronomy. And it’s got the heritage to back it up. First marked as Europe’s premiere getaway by the British upper class in the late 1700s, the arrival of […]

5 surprising South American wildlife experiences

Continuing a look at South American adventure experiences, here we take a look at travel experiences involving the wildlife of our amazing continent – especially those natural experiences that you might find surprising. The vast array of creatures with fins, feathers or fur across this expansive continent makes for some interesting sights and activities, some […]

Top tips for planning your trip to The Open

The British Open as it’s known in the U.S., or just The Openas it’s known in Great Britain, is the most prestigious tournament in golf. It happens every July at one of several rotating golf courses in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Playing the courses themselves is a bucket list treat for many golf enthusiasts, but […]

5 outstanding yacht charter locations in exotic Indonesia

Anchor under puffing volcanoes in Volcano Alley, with gentle breezes blowing through the palm fronds. Swim deep into a mountain cave with the cave entrance guarded by the ancient graves of village elders. Hike inland to a local village to see how Ikat Textiles are created from cotton bolls that are carded, spun, dyed and […]