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8 essential tips to avoiding travel madness and making your next trip a success:

October 20th, 2017

I’m a planner. A week before most trips I start laying out the basics, making checklists, and doing last minute shopping to fill in the gaps. With four kids and a husband to pack for, it’s my way of always being prepared.  We were headed on a trip down under—flying from Hong Kong to Sydney, with a […]

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A day trip on a traditional boat (“vieux grément”) to Houat island:

October 20th, 2017

If you like the sound of an unforgettable day sailing to an island paradise, then this one is for you! Owner Jérôme Suillerot and boat captain Olivier will guide you across the Gulf of Morbihan aboard the 22-metre Krog E Barz, a traditional sailing ship with a white hull and distinctive green stripe – a […]

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10 great reasons to visit Carnac, Brittany, France:

October 19th, 2017

Having recently spent around 10 days in Carnac in southern Brittany, we thought it would be fitting to share 10 great reasons to visit this popular French seaside resort. Located in the heart of Quiberon Bay, and close to Brittany’s Gulf of Morbihan, Carnac enjoys a healthy influx of tourists, particularly in high season (July […]

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5 cool boutique hotels to visit in 2018:

October 17th, 2017

Instagrammable gems of the accommodation world, the best boutique hotels deliver memorable escapes with bucket-loads of originality and panache.  Warm, personal service is a given – as are bespoke, well-considered interiors.  Read on for our top-picks to add to your wander-lust wishlist for 2018 and beyond: Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman This clifftop retreat rests 2,000m […]

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Travel guide to Aman Resorts:

October 17th, 2017

Phenomenal luxury, exquisite comforts and an astonishing array of different cultures and landscapes, Aman serves up the best of the best every time. Below we have listed their properties in Asia, but specifically highlighting what we love about each one. Carry on reading and let us know in the comments if you have any other highlights […]

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5 of the best luxury hotel companies:

October 16th, 2017

There are many luxury hotel brands, and hotel that purport to be 5-star properties. But in this crowded space, a few companies stand out for the quality of experience they offer guests, both their hard product and soft product. Are they perfect? No, but on the occasions when something goes amiss, they tend to provide […]

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Video of the week: Epic lava ‘fire hose’ in Hawaii:

October 5th, 2017

This dramatic lava flow streamed out of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano. Filmed by Kalapana Cultural Tours, it was temporarily extinguished by a cliff collapse but returned with a vengeance a few days later. The lava flow, named 61g, has captured the attention of geologists since it first appeared earlier this year.

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South Africa’s best kept safari secrets:

October 19th, 2017

South Africa is renowned for its remarkable safari experiences, with people from all around the world travelling miles and miles to spend a night or two at one of the country’s superb game reserves. There are many firm favourites, names recognised across the globe for their incredible accommodation and service that have yet to disappoint […]

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5 of South America’s most romantic spots:

October 16th, 2017

For those in search of a romantic experience that’s different from what’s found in a typical vacation package, South America offers some of the most amorous destinations in the world. These getaway havens not only mean dinners by candlelight, long dreamy-eyed walks on the beach, and accommodations with all the creature comforts, they stand apart for […]

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Top 5 mountain restaurants in Zermatt:

October 16th, 2017

While any form of exercise can burn calories, there are special benefits to skiing. One reason is the effort your body goes through to stay balanced. Which is a roundabout way of saying, tuck in, you’ve earned it. It’s more than likely that you’ll want to refuel in the middle of the day and you’re […]

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7 of the most popular safari and adventure experiences from Cape Town to the Garden Route:

October 18th, 2017

Feel the rhythm of South Africa as you explore diverse wildlife; safaris; beaches; marine life and majestic mountains in the land of sunshine. Take the opportunity and tap into the knowledge of an expert local tour guide and get to see the world where nature; adventure; cultures and landscapes merge and locals call home. Start […]

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5 inspiring non-skier activities in Châtel:

October 18th, 2017

Perhaps you have grandparents staying or friends who haven’t caught the skiing bug, or maybe you just fancy a break from thrashing around on the slopes. The charming resort of Châtel offers a host of alternative diversions. Coffee shops, bars and restaurants line the main streets providing welcome opportunities for relaxation and people watching. Tempting […]

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5 of the world’s best serviced apartments for the business traveller:

October 18th, 2017

Travel around the world on business a lot? If you do, you’ll no doubt appreciate the comfort of a good quality, long-term base when you travel – something that gives you more independence and privacy than a traditional hotel stay. We spoke to our friends at Vision Apartments to identify five luxury apartments that you […]

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Special feature: Carnac Thalasso Spa Resort and Hotel, Carnac, Brittany, France:

October 19th, 2017

We recently visited Carnac in Brittany – a resort famous for its Neolithic standing stones – so that our two boys could compete in a sailing competition. Carnac itself is divided into two distinct areas – Carnac-Ville (the historic, main town) and Carnac-Plage (the beach area). With the event being out of Carnac Yacht Club, […]

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6 excellent, independent restaurants in St Petersburg:

October 17th, 2017

Russia is experiencing a food revolution due to food sanctions that have been in place for the last three years. We have selected just six of our favourite independent restaurants in St Petersburg to showcase how creative and forward thinking the Russian food scene is today. EM Olesya Drobot is a rare find – a […]

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Top 5 superyacht watersports toys:

October 16th, 2017

Chartering a yacht can provide the perfect opportunity for those with a love of water sports to get their adrenaline pumping and fully enjoy all that the ocean has to offer. Yacht charter provides an unforgettable experience and many superyachts come with an extensive series of water sports equipment that can be enjoyed under the […]

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Top 5 high altitude resorts in the Alps for early skiing:

October 16th, 2017

I feel the same as you, it’s been a disappointing summer, and now your thoughts are turned to the white stuff, the mountains, the buzz, that magical feeling of just standing on a mountain and looking down, surrounded by the white stuff, snow… lots of lovely snow. You’re torn, you want to enjoy the view […]

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Sun, surf and slopes: Winter in Andalusia:

October 16th, 2017

Long famed for its sweeping beaches and seemingly endless summer sun, Andalusia is without a doubt a Mediterranean sun-seeker’s paradise. But what many people may not understand is that the intense summer rays are usually not the most comfortable of the year. Here in Spain’s southernmost region, the reputation for reliable sunshine is very well […]

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Top 6 luxury lodgings around Lake Tahoe:

October 15th, 2017

Lake Tahoe is one of my favourite places on the planet. And I’m not alone. Mark Twain author of Huckleberry Finn – wrote this about that view: “…at last the Lake burst upon us—a noble sheet of blue water lifted six thousand three hundred feet above the level of the sea… As it lay there […]

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First time in Bali? Which area should I stay?:

October 15th, 2017

Bali, the number one holiday destination for 2017 (according to TripAdvisor), is attracting tourists from all over the world. And a question often asked: which area in Bali should I stay? Bali is a large island with many different towns and villages, each with different characteristics and offering something different. And the island has grown […]

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