REASONS TO BOOK WITH A TRAVEL AGENT


We are often asked why should I book with a travel agent when I can do it all myself online? My funny answer to this is – I do not cut my own hair! I let my hairdresser do it, I could probably cut it myself but it is not worth the risk. I want a professional who is trained …

Animal Magic – Guess Who?


With David Attenborough making his mark with Planet Earth II exploring how animals meet and the challenges they entail trying to survive in the most iconic habitats on earth. We are becoming more inspired to visit these wonderful destinations. The following beautiful animals are found on the Galapogas Islands. Here is a test for the David Attenborough’s amongst you. Can you name these …

The best places to travel solo


 Are you considering travelling solo for the first time this year? Excited about the opportunity to have a free rein over your holiday, but nervous about where to start? We list the best places to embark on a first solo trip and offers 10 top tips for making the most of your time away as a solo traveler.  Travelling alone …

Planning a lavish holiday in Dubai..


When luxury is the goal, there are few more enjoyable destinations on the planet than Dubai. This amazing city-state in the United Arab Emirates is not a holiday spot for those on a budget, and everyone from heads of state to world-famous celebrities have enjoyed a week or two in this hot, scenic and magnificent destination. From luxury hotels to …

10 of the best river cruises


1 The Nile, Egypt If you only take one river cruise in your life, it should be this route, sailing along the Nile between Luxor and Aswan. It’s worth it just for the temples at Luxor and nearby Karnak, Tutankhamun’s tomb at the Valley of the Kings, and Nefertari’s tomb in the Valley of the Queens. But there’s more: from …

The world’s best rail journeys


Train journeys offer a more relaxed pace of travel and often evoke a feeling of a bygone era, with elaborately decorated carriages and the opportunity to mingle with like-minded people. There are countless rail journeys across the world all of which offer something different, but for me there are a few that really stand out. Here are five of my …

Top 5 experiences in Thailand


There is so much to do in Thailand that it might seem a bit overwhelming at times. It is one of the most popular holiday destinations to visit in Southeast Asia, offering amazing beaches, tantalising cuisine and beautiful culture. Have a look at some of the best things to experience in Thailand. Island Hopping Renowned for its many islands, Thailand …

Barbados & St Vincent


I can definitely say I started my trip in pure style, as I entered the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse I was greeted by some extremely friendly faces with a selection of breakfast options and bubbly, only to be made better by a complimentary spa treatment – definitely took away the standard pre-departure stress. Feeling relaxed, I then boarded my Virgin Atlantic …

Top 10 white-sand beaches in the world


Bora Bora, Tahiti It’s billed as the most romantic island in the world, and it’s hard to find any reasons to argue with that. Private over water bungalows provide sublime relaxation. Mount Otemanu rises into the sky like spires of a castle, inviting you explore the fantastic panoramas above the glistening beaches. Matira Beach is enchanting while also being exciting. …

Top 6 cities to enjoy in mainland Europe


1. Siena, Italy This picturesque town is often overlooked in favour of nearby Florence and Pisa, but this is definitely an Italian highlight. There are loads of great boutiques to shop in and some lovely cafes out in the open air. Go later in the summer – July and August – to see the historic Palio bareback horserace in the …