Winter is coming for Iceland

Winter is coming! A phrase adopted by Game of Thrones many years ago, but also something often muttered by the locals when the first snow falls in the autumn months. For the locals, it spells the end of harvest season and the start of a difficult winter. For tourists, it’s the beginning of a winter […]

Photograph of the week: Social distancing in the giraffe world

During a safari in Northern Tanzania this group of giraffes (called “a tower”) was observed strolling through the Ndutu Plains. The Ndutu Region forms part of the northern section of Ngorongoro Conservation Area and stretches to the unfenced southern reaches of the Serengeti National Park, a meeting point between these two incredible wilderness areas. This […]

Short stay: The Cavendish Mayfair, London, UK

In the true spirit of The Cavendish London you could order The Duchess from The Petrichor Bar: a cocktail of Galliano, Cointreau, orange juice and double cream. Then toast Rosa Lewis, known as the Duchess of Jermyn Street, who worked her way up from humble origins to purchase The Cavendish London in 1902. Back then […]

The re-opening of Uganda’s borders – here’s what you need to know

By Paul Johnson on Oct 12, 2020 in Africa, Regions As of 1st October 2020, Uganda’s borders have reopened, and Entebbe International Airport (EBB) has resumed operations for international airlines following a 6-month closure during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. All of Uganda’s national parks are open to international visitors as well. The reopening […]

5 must-visit permanent lodges in The Serengeti

The north of Tanzania is home to some of the best wildlife viewing places in the world. From the famous Ngorongoro Crater to the elephant paradise of Tarangire, the possibilities are endless. There is however one National Park that rightly steals the headlines: The Serengeti. Home to the Great Wildebeest Migration, an abundance of big […]

9 attractions not to miss in Alexandria

Alexandria is the second largest city in Egypt and is considered a major economic center. With the lighthouse which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, it’s one of the most history-filled cities, also home to many Greco-Roman landmarks. When planning your next trip to Egypt, make sure […]

The 5 best ski resorts in 2020

By Guido Graf on Oct 10, 2020 in Accommodation, Austria, Colorado, Europe, Hotels, North America, Regions, Resorts, Switzerland, USA, Western Europe The winter is around the corner, and hoping to embrace the next ski season. Despite the pandemic, our preferred ski resorts are committed, motivated, and preparing for their guests with enthusiasm and love. We […]

5 must-visit camps in Botswana

Botswana is a vast and varied country, full of beautiful wildlife and stunning landscapes. It’s easy to understand why it is one of the best safari destinations in Africa. From the vein-like waterways in the Okavango Delta to the arid and desolate Kalahari Desert, the variety within this landlocked country is second to none. Whilst […]

Recipe of the week: Banana mille-feuille

There are few desserts with a pedigree as illustrious as the mille-feuille. Since the 18th century the pastry, translated as “thousand-sheets” has been adopted and adapted by many cultures. In Italy it is savory, filled with spinach, cheese or pesto. In Latin America, guava paste and coconut flakes are popular. Whatever the country – Sweden, […]

New Mexican dining in Santa Fe

Santa Fe, New Mexico, is an artist mecca. Creativity is supported by an incredible number of art studios and galleries. While that scene is well documented, it may be the food artistry where Santa Fe really shines. Per capita, Santa Fe is definitely the best dining in the U.S. and maybe the world. These dining […]

Experience the Kimberley, Australia by yacht

Travelling along the north-western edge of Australia offers an introduction to a raw, wild coastline dotted with some 2,600 beautiful islands. The isolated and rugged Kimberley coast is often referred to as one of Australia’s great natural wonders; this never-ending natural haven of crystalline waters, white sands, pounding waterfalls, and sandstone gorges is guaranteed to […]

5 travel comebacks to plan right now

By Jamie Edwards on Oct 07, 2020 in Travel Miscellany Many months into the pandemic, or as my husband calls it, on this ‘new planet’, I have started to dive deep into my travel files, my memory bank, and my bucket lists. It is a guilty pleasure of mine during this unique moment in time—dreaming […]

6 memorable meals from our pre-COVID-19 vegan travel adventures

By Paul Eyers on Oct 07, 2020 in Accommodation, Asia, China, Europe, Food and Drink, Going Out, Hong Kong, Hotels, Regions, Restaurants, Singapore, Thailand, Travel Miscellany, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Western Europe The global lockdown and COVID-19 crisis has forced us all to postpone travel plans whilst life as we once knew it is still on […]

Photograph of the week: Horseshoe Bend, Arizona, USA

How do you photograph a place that has been photographed so many times and make it look unique? Horseshoe Bend is one of those places. A circular meander of the Colorado River located close to Page, Arizona, USA, referred to as the east rim of the Grand Canyon. It gets its name from being a […]