6 ways to relax in Barbados

With a totally tropical climate, dominated by sunshine and high temperatures it is easy to see why Barbados is such an appealing holiday destination.  If you are looking to get away really and chill then, you are heading to the right place.  Here are six totally relaxing options for your Barbados trip. Lay on a […]

One day in Matera: European Capital of Culture 2019

You are no doubt familiar with the image of the Phoenix and it’s meaning, the legendary bird that rises from the ashes as a symbol of constant re-birth. No city in the world embodies this fate and symbolism better than Matera, the fascinating town located in the southern Italian region of Basilicata, on the border […]

7 reasons for choosing a small yacht to cruise the Galapagos

In all my years of experience working in the tour and travel industry, there is one question that I repeatedly receive from travelers wanting to come to the Galapagos. Is it better to cruise Galapagos in a bigger or a smaller vessel? My answer is always the same. It depends on your needs and interests! […]

5 top tips for a great transoceanic flight

Oh, the long-haul flight. You know it’ll be worth it when you arrive at your destination and start your adventure. But sometimes the thought of 7 to 16 hours on a plane is a bit overwhelming. Those of us who work in the travel industry have taken many of these flights and have happily learned […]

5 luxury midtown Manhattan hotels for your next New York visit

Midtown Manhattan is the epicenter for visitors to New York City. The bright lights, and massive billboards selling everything from fast cars to the latest Star Trek flick. Globally, the imagery of the Big Apple exists between the confines of Times Square continuing along Broadway Theatre District culminating two blocks away at world’s most revered […]

15 reasons to visit the Galápagos Islands

The Galapagos are 16 volcanic islands and hundreds of islets in the middle of the Pacific Ocean straddling the equator 950 km from the South American coast. Our five day cruise was on La Pinta, a ship accommodating just 48 guests accompanied by 4 experienced Naturalist Guides hosting excursions during the day and presentations on […]

Belgravia: 10 reasons to visit the village thriving in Central London

Within a few miles of Oxford Circus, Paddington, Heathrow and any deafening maelstrom of London chaos you care to mention, Belgravia surprisingly has the aura of a peaceful country village from a bygone era. With artisan bakers, book shop, chocolatiers, delicatessens, jewellers, tailors and vintners on Belgravia’s cobbled streets it seems like nostalgic time-travel. In fact, […]

Special feature: The Hayloft, Cumrew, Eden Valley, Cumbria, UK

Our latest trip was to the Eden Valley on the eastern side of Cumbria. Whilst many visitors to the county head for the Lake District, areas that are peripheral to the UK’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site are often overlooked. Those who venture further afield than the confines of the National Park are rewarded with […]

Greek destinations that still have availability but not for long

It’s almost mid-summer, and although Greece is packed with tourists, there are still some unique destinations off the radar offering great vacation options, especially for families travelling with children. For those not afraid to discover the lesser-known Greek destinations, here are a few great last minute options: Pilio – where the green landscape is mirrored in crystal clear waters The […]

The Greek gods’ answer to luxury accommodation in Thessaloniki

Greece’s second largest city, Thessaloniki, is impossible not to fall in love with. Even the ancient Greek gods could watch over it tenderly from their home on Mount Olympus. Thessaloniki is the Balkans’ answer to Istanbul; a beautiful melting pot of different cultures, architectural genres, where ancient wonders blend seamlessly with outstanding modern architecture. Thessaloniki […]

Luxury travel treats: Lumie Zest light, Bugaboo Fox pushchair and more

The focus for this week’s round-up is on products that make travel a little easier, whether it be a gadget to combat jet lag, a travel pushchair system that makes trips with little ones more bearable, portable skin care products or even iPhone wires that last. We hope you find something here that enables you […]

12 reasons why you should visit Myanmar

This enchanting country in Southeast Asia has so much to offer to those who visit. From amazingly friendly people to landscapes that are a photographer’s dream; Myanmar is one of our favourite places that we have visited. Enjoy reading about our 12 reasons why you should visit Myanmar and feel free to leave a comment […]

Aarhus: 10 reasons to visit Denmark’s ‘Capital of Cool’

In 2017, Denmark’s second city, grabbed our attention as a European Capital of Culture. Compact with a population of just 300,000, cultured and quirky Aarhus continues to pull in visitors. Aarhus is Denmark’s Oxford with students comprising 20% of the population, that gives the place a Bohemian twist but still structured with Scandinavian efficiency. Many […]

How to plan for a retirement filled with luxury travel

Ever wondered how some people seemingly manage to enjoy a life of perpetual luxury travel? Do you look at those Facebook posts from your friends that show they’re living the life of Riley and wonder ‘how?’, or get Instagram envy whenever you see yet another beautiful photograph from some far-flung destination? I talked about some […]