Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

A new view of Australia

A new view of Australia

Flinders Ranges, north of Adelaide, is the largest mountain range in all of Australia, and is best explored from the skies. Perhaps not surprising then that Outback Ballooning has just launched new hot air balloon experiences so that guests at Rawnsley Park Station can get the best views. (more…)

Explore the marine life of Oman

Explore the marine life of Oman

Thanks to the new Dive Centre at Six Senses Zighy Bay, travellers can now discover some of the world’s best diving – in Oman.

Located just down the beach from the resort, the centre offers courses in SSI/CMAS and PADI as well as Discovery courses for beginners, lead by husband and wife team Esther and Petzi, who between them have racked up over 13,000 dives and know the area well. (more…)

Five-star half-price paradise holidays for volunteers

Five-star half-price paradise holidays for volunteers

The tropical paradise of the Maldives – with its pristine sands and azure seas – is often a costly destination, but now travellers visiting these beautiful islands have the chance to save a few pennies while donating some of their time to the local community. (more…)

Wilderness wedding in Zambia

Wilderness wedding in Zambia

Couples can now exchange their vows and honeymoon in the wonderful wilderness of Zambia with a special travel package from luxury holiday specialist Bailey Robinson.

The setting for the marriage is Livingstone Island, a remote island above the breathtaking and majestic Victoria Falls. (more…)

Sail from Australasia to Asia

Sail from Australasia to Asia

A new grand voyage takes passengers halfway around the world, from the southwest Pacific Ocean to India. Like a modern-day version of a great nautical exploration, the trip lasts 44 days and calls at 27 ports along the way. (more…)

Nature Discovery Centre for Caribbean

Nature Discovery Centre for Caribbean

The new Nature Discovery Centre at Amanyara Villas, will put Turks and Caicos on the scientific map, thanks to new activities designed by New York’s Museum of Natural History.

Aimed at families, the programmes include scavenger hunts, turtle nesting site conservation tours and eco hikes. (more…)

Sister bliss in Byron Bay

Sister bliss in Byron Bay

A women-only spa retreat with a focus on yoga, surfing and spa treatments has been launched on Broken Head beach in Byron Bay.

On the edge of a white-sand beach and shrouded by rainforest, the accommodation is very much in keeping with the spirit of Byron Bay: barefoot beachy, eco-friendly, with surfboards and paddleboards guests can help themselves to, and a pool, outdoor dining and jungly, subtropical gardens for down-time chilling. (more…)

Whos a pwetty boy then?

Whos a pwetty boy then?

While David Attenborough may have brought the natural world into our living rooms, the BBC’s Springwatch series has been about encouraging us to get closer to the nature around us, away from the TV and into gardens, local parks or the countryside. (more…)

Photograph The Land of Fire and Ice

Photograph The Land of Fire and Ice

Iceland’s volcanic landscape has earned it the name “The Land of Fire and Ice”: although the country should be covered in ice like Greenland, the heat generated by magma beneath the surface thaws the land. (more…)

Gone fishing

Gone fishing

Each June, a moving mass of sardines so large that, from the sky, it appears to be an inky river flowing languidly through the deep blue ocean makes its way to the cold waters off South Africa. (more…)

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