Madagascar – a birder’s paradise

If you saw the DreamWorks film Madagascar, you could be forgiven for getting very confused about what sort of wildlife inhabits this vast, Indian Ocean island off the south-eastern coast of Africa. There are no penguins, and no escapees from Central Park Zoo. What you will find, however, is an extraordinary hotpot of biodiversity: 90% […]

Photograph of the week: Arch of Constantine, Colosseum, Rome, Italy

Roman Emperor Maxentius wouldn’t have liked it much. (Had he survived, that is.) After all, the Arch of Constantine was erected specifically to mark his emphatic (and humiliating) defeat at the hands of Roman Emperor Constantine I in an ancient Roman civil war. Even more notable, though, was the fact that this exquisite arch would […]

5 positives to a ski holiday lacking in snow

The snow sports industry is entirely at the whim of the weather and – as much as we wish that we could – we simply cannot control it. Having a bad snow season unfortunately goes with the territory, though of course our disappointment is entirely valid when we fly across the globe only to find […]

5 of the places to take a boat trip in Europe

By Patricia Bech on Jan 21, 2020 in Croatia, Cruises & Boat Travel, Eastern Europe, Europe, France, Italy, Regions, Spain, Speciality Travel, Western Europe Renting a boat is a great way to enjoy a different perspective of a place. Whether you chose to join a group boat tour on your next travelling experience, or hire […]

Luxury travel in Iceland

“It is in Iceland’s authenticity that luxury can be discovered.” This month’s blog post comes from the cosy cocktail bar situated in the luxurious Canopy by Hilton hotel. It is a 4 star hotel (there are no official 5 star hotels in Iceland). This hotel is based in downtown Reykjavik and a stone’s throw from the […]

Planning for your 2020 halal holiday

By Nabeel Shariff on Jan 21, 2020 in Travel Miscellany Another new year is here. With the new year brings a new decade, and the opportunity to set new travel goals and additions to your bucket list. Though we’re only just starting a completely different chapter, one of the best ways to succeed at travel […]

9 of the best luxury sailing cruise adventures

By Steve Newman on Jan 20, 2020 in Africa, Asia, Cruises & Boat Travel, Ecuador, Egypt, Europe, Greece, Indonesia, Regions, South America, Speciality Travel, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Worldwide The days of sail were thought to be over but they’re coming back with a vengeance. More and more people want to be environmentally friendly when […]

Family holidays with a difference: our top five family beach hotels for 2020

By Thomas Ryves on Jan 20, 2020 in Accommodation, Caribbean, Europe, Family Travel, Greece, Hotels, Leisure Travel, Mexico, Middle East, North America, Oman, Regions, Resorts, Saint Lucia, Speciality Travel, Western Europe Treat your family to a memorable luxury beach holiday by picking the perfect hotel in the perfect destination, offering everything your family could want […]

From gyms to golf greens – top notch facilities you can find in a luxury villa

The “luxury” in “luxury villa” is not there for no reason. The facilities, amenities, and services offered by these properties are truly impressive and even surprising to some, stylishly distinguishing them from your typical home rental. Having your own private chef and infinity pool are signature features of luxury villas, as many experienced vacationers already […]

The ultimate packing guide for your Amazon adventure

One of the first things you should consider when packing for your next vacation is the climate you will be visiting. In an ideal world, you could pick and choose the kind of weather you’ll experience. But in the real world, it’s best to do your research beforehand so that you will be prepared for […]

The 5 most romantic spots to propose in Portugal

Are you planning the most special occasion of your life, your wedding proposal? The proposal of marriage to the person you love is something that should be treasured for ever. The setting, timing and location are so important. You will be talking about this moment for the next seventy years, so you really do need […]

How the red deer brought the Wild West to New Zealand

New Zealand is a magical place, with stunning natural beauty and amazing scenery. From national parks, golden beaches, indigenous forests to expansive mountain ranges that stretch on endlessly, the opportunities to explore abound. The cities and towns too hold their own charm; some surreally modern while others hold an old-world charm that harks to a […]

Top 5 up-and-coming golf destinations for 2020

By Ravi Coutinho on Jan 18, 2020 in Asia, Bulgaria, Eastern Europe, Europe, Italy, Leisure Travel, Mexico, North America, Portugal, Regions, Speciality Travel, Thailand, Western Europe Anyone who loves golf and travel has a few bucket list golf courses on their minds, like The Old Course at St. Andrews or Pebble Beach. But when you […]

Top 8 ways to experience the Northern Lights

The Northern Lights are Scandinavia’s most spectacular natural wonder and, unsurprisingly, one of its biggest draws. And, spotting the ethereal display is easier – and more luxurious – than you may think. From Finland to Norway; Sweden to Iceland; Scandinavia and the Nordics offer endless ways to witness the aurora, from heated glass igloos to […]

21 things to do in Nepal

By James Jayasundera on Jan 18, 2020 in Adventure Travel, Air Travel, Asia, Attractions, Going Out, Leisure Travel, Nepal, Regions, Restaurants, Speciality Travel Nepal is the ultimate mountain country; home to the magnificent 8,848-metre-high Mt. Everest, breathtaking Himalayan scenery and high-octane paths – it’s difficult to match Nepal for dramatic scenery. But with seven UNESCO […]