Top 9 rivers for luxury river cruising in Europe

River cruising is gaining in popularity, but is it for you, and which river do you choose? The average age is slightly higher than ocean cruising, and it is generally more expensive, but it offers more inclusions and there is a suitable itinerary for everyone. It particularly suits those with an interest in history and […]

Combining luxury and adventure with 5 South American tours

Upmarket travelers are combining of epic adventure activities with unrivaled comfort. By now it’s become clear that luxury travelers are no longer satisfied with routine sightseeing, perhaps returning to their hotel for a massage. More and more it’s about “experiential travel”. Upscale vacationers seek to participate in unforgettable activities, getting out and about for a […]

The 12 months of Provence

With only a few weeks of 2018 left we thought now was the ideal time to begin looking to the year ahead… where do we want to go and what do we want to do?? No, these aren’t self-help, philosophical questions of the kind we’re going to see many (many) of filling our social media […]

Top tips for travel in Andalusia’s “Axarquia”

Few people outside of the little region of La Axarquia itself know the mountainous, coastal territory in Malaga’s easternmost corner by name. At the far end of the Costa del Sol, La Axarquia is in many ways the antithesis of what the “costa” has come to be associated with, having preserved its natural beauty and […]

Imagine… 326 days of sunshine a year

On the outskirts of Protaras in southern Cyprus, close to Konnos Bay and set back from the fairly busy Kavo Greko Road that runs between Ayia Napa and Protaras, lies Chloe Villa available through Imagine Villa Rentals (their reference CV614). It might not seem like much at first – it’s shielded from the road by […]

Top 5 ski resorts in Europe for Christmas

Imagine waking up on Christmas morning, you cast a glance out of the bedroom window and lo and behold the world has turned white. Actually, it’s been white ever since you arrived in resort but it’s still nice to see the ‘snow on Christmas day’ box ticked. Choose any of the resorts below and it’s […]

5 of the best places in Africa to see big cats

For many visitors to Africa, getting to see the continent’s ‘Big Cats’ sits high on their wish-list of experiences. First on that list is usually the lion, ‘king of the beasts’ and apex predator, with the fierce and often elusive leopard, and lightning-fast cheetah not far behind. In this blog we are taking a look […]

How Thessaloniki will steal your heart

Thessaloniki is a city unlike no other, with welcoming, hospitable residents and a unique charm, as it is a crossroad of civilizations where cultures and religions are blended in the most harmonious manner. It is the second largest city in Greece and known as “The Bride of the North”, embracing its long history and bringing an […]

Top 5 places to visit in the Barossa Valley

Located just one hour north of Adelaide, South Australia’s Barossa Valley is heaven for those who have a passion for food, wine and luxury travel. Famous for producing some of the world’s best Shiraz Barossa is also home to the finest quality produce you can imagine. A warm welcome, beautiful scenery, world class arts culture […]

6 top tips for learning to ski powder

With so many skiers and snowboarders enthusiastically proclaiming the joy of powder riding, it is natural that our curiosity may be piqued along with an interest to give it a try. As with many good things in life though, it takes a little direction, time and practise – but is so worth the energy put […]

7 adventures to go on in Puglia

Puglia is such a wonderful region of Italy; far enough off the beaten track for it to feel like a real Italian adventure, but yet established enough for it to cater wonderfully for the tourists who do make it there. Located in the south of Italy, you’ll find beautiful weather for most of the year […]

Discover the most sacred place in Japan

The last of the 15 countries we visited in our 10 month adventure was Japan and specifically the village of Koyasan on Mount Koya, the most sacred place in Japan. It is also remote, so after four hours of travel by subway, local trains, the wonderful bullet train, the Nankai Electric Railway, a bus and […]