Archive for the ‘Destinations’ Category

A luxury Italian Christmas

A luxury Italian Christmas

Located in a remote part of the Tuscan hills, the Il Salviatino hotel is the ultimate setting for a festive break.

This Christmas the award-winning property – which was also featured on this year’s Hot List – is offering guests the chance to experience a true Italian Christmas from December 22 till January 9, including midnight mass at Florence’s world famous Duomo. (more…)

The Rocco Forte Collection celebrates first resort in Sicily

The Rocco Forte Collection celebrates first resort in Sicily

Renowned hotel group The Rocco Forte Collection will open its first ever luxury resort in Sicily in March.

The Verdura Golf & Spa Resort will join an impressive portfolio that includes The Balmoral in Edinburgh, Brown’s Hotel in London and The Augustine in Prague. (more…)

Solar eclipse over Easter Island

Solar eclipse over Easter Island

A lucky group of about 1,000 tourists, photographers and astronomers watched today as a full solar eclipse took place over Easter Island.

The Polynesian island off the coast of Chile is famous for its 887 monumental statues, called moia, believed to have been carved in rocks between the 13th and 15th centuries. (more…)

New experiences in Ecuador

New experiences in Ecuador

It was the opening of Mashpi Lodge, an eco-aware and architecturally unique hideaway deep in the Ecuadorian cloud forest, last year that tempted travellers seeking luxuries such as bathtubs and spa treatments away from Quito and into the wilds of Ecuador. (more…)

The perfect classroom: learn photo tricks on Zambian safari

The perfect classroom: learn photo tricks on Zambian safari

Award-winning photographer David Rogers has spent the last 15 years of his life capturing stunning scenes of the South and East African landscape at hundreds of different locations. (more…)

Limited edition hiking

Limited edition hiking

The four-day hike from Lake Te Anau to Milford Sound on New Zealand’s South Island has been called ‘the greatest walk on earth’ and celebrates its 125th anniversary when it opens for the summer once again this month. (more…)

Going underground

Going underground

Want to get under the skin of Belize? Blancaneaux Lodge has launched a series of caving adventures to take travellers deeper into this Central American land.

The lodge – one of Francis Ford Coppola’s hotels – sits in the Maya Mountains, surrounded by rainforest and tumbling waterfalls. (more…)

Come on in, the waters freezing!

Come on in, the waters freezing!

‘Why isn’t everyone doing this?’ a friend once exclaimed, agog, after her first-ever snorkelling experience on the island of Koh Lanta. Well, quite. The difference a mask makes! (more…)

Istanbul gets ready to become Europes City of Culture 2010

Istanbul gets ready to become Europes City of Culture 2010

Istanbul is currently putting the finishing touches to restoration work and schedules in preparation to become Europe’s Capital of Culture in 2010.

The city, home to an incredible wealth of historical sites, monuments and museums, is hosting a launch party on 16 January that will kick-off a year-long programme of cultural events. (more…)

Luxury ski chalet opens in the Swiss Alps

Luxury ski chalet opens in the Swiss Alps

Luxury chalet company CK Verbier is celebrating the opening of its brand-new ski chalet in the Swiss Alps this week.

Sagittaire sleeps a mammoth 31 people in three private apartments, each made using reused wood and stone. (more…)

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