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 […]

5 of the best ultra-luxurious lodges in Kruger

Everyone who goes on a safari will want to have the best possible wildlife experience, however when it comes to the type of lodge or camp that people are looking for we find that going on safari means different things to different people.  Some will conjure up an image in their mind of a simple safari […]

Short Stay: Absalon Hotel, Vesterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark

By Michael Edwards on Jul 12, 2019 in Accommodation, Denmark, Europe, Featured, Food and Drink, Going Out, Hotels, Regions, Restaurants, Travel Miscellany, Western Europe The Absalon Hotel is just a three minute walk from Copenhagen Central Station in the upcoming Vesterbro district. It is a great base for seeing Copenhagen and beyond. Vesterbro, a haven […]

Florence, a delicious pictorial

Florence Florence, like most Italian cities, is a haven for fresh and delicious food. Walking the streets and alleys, green markets are as proliferate as Starbucks in North America. Filled with the freshest, in-season produce, and all quite affordable, there is no excuse not to eat your veggies. Markets With so many markets to choose […]

Six great caff├Ęs in Florence

I decided not to title this post “the best coffee in Florence” or “the best cafes in Florence” simply because Florence is in Italy and let’s face it, most of the coffee here is amazing! So here are six of our favourite spots to get caffeinated in Florence. Caffè Gilli Directly behind the carousel in Piazza della […]

The best travel documentaries on Netflix

By James Jayasundera on Jul 12, 2019 in Asia, Food and Drink, Japan, Myanmar, Nepal, Photography, Regions, Travel Equipment, Travel Miscellany, Videos Escape into the real world with some of our favourite travel documentaries showing on Netflix. Our globe has more adventure and magic than any fictional show. We have delved into the world of […]

20 Photos That Will Inspire You to Visit Japan

In May, I spent eight days in Japan with my little sister. And truly, it was one of the best trips, if not the best trip, of my life. Japan is a magical place and I fell completely in love with it. I’ve never met nicer people, seen more adorable objects/foods, or felt more confused […]

Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Ocean City, Maryland

A city that comes alive in the summer almost like no other place on earth, the sun-splashed seaside resort is a heady mix of sea, sun, fun and thrill-rides. Known for its long stretch of sand and its nostalgia-inducing wooden boardwalk handily lined with restaurants, bars, shops, hotels and theme parks, Ocean City, Maryland is […]