Archive for December, 2013

Track endangered rhino in Namibia

Track endangered rhino in Namibia

Namibia is the fifth largest country in Africa, known for its vast, open landscapes and unusual wildlife, and is home to the utterly bizarre Welwitchia plant.

Diverse Namibia, a new tour from adventure travel group Wildness Safaris, takes explorers to the spectacular red dunes of Sossusvlei, the desert and denizens of Damaraland, and Etosha National Park in northern Namibia. (more…)

Rejuvenate on a yoga retreat

Rejuvenate on a yoga retreat

Established as a world leader for yoga breaks, Como Hotels & Resorts has attracted some of the most renowned yoga teachers to its properties. Now, Elena Brower – founder and co-owner of Virayoga in New York and Global Yoga Ambassador for Adidas – will lead a retreat at Parrot Cay in the picturesque Caribbean. (more…)

Great deals to Mediterranean gem Malta

Great deals to Mediterranean gem Malta

If you fancy a short, three-hour journey to springtime warmth, we have found an offer for you: Air Malta is currently selling flights to the Mediterranean island for just ?79 return, including taxes and charges. (more…)

Gourmet wine tasting holidays in South Africa

Gourmet wine tasting holidays in South Africa

If you’re planning a trip to South Africa this season but are looking to escape the football crowd, then you may wish to consider a trip to the Cape Winelands. The region is a gourmand’s dream, with hundreds of fine restaurants, acres of vineyards and a wonderful selection of luxury hotels to choose from – including the newly-opened Delaire Lodges and Spa. (more…)

Jet off to Chambery for the weekend

Jet off to Chambery for the weekend

Always fancied getting away for a long weekend on the slopes, but weren’t sure how to get there? British Airways has just announced that it will be extending its routes to the Alps from London City Airport – ideal for those who want to just nip over The Channel for a bit of skiing – making a short ski break easier than ever. (more…)

To catch a thief

To catch a thief

The Thief sounds like it’s the title of Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbo’s next blockbuster thriller. But it’s actually the moniker of a new waterfront member of the Design Hotels group in Oslo’s trendy Tjuvholmen or ‘Thief Island’, a destination once better known as a centre of disrepute. (more…)

Haute cuisine on the London Eye

Haute cuisine on the London Eye

As the London skyline changes shape with the addition of iconic new landmarks – the Shard, the Olympic Stadium, Anish Kapoor’s Orbit tower – its existing landmarks are upping their game. (more…)

New retreat to open in Tasmanias Rocky Hills

New retreat to open in Tasmanias Rocky Hills

The award-winning design lodge Avalon Coastal Retreat in Tasmania is getting a sibling: located by the Great Oyster Bay, the Rocky Hills Retreat is scheduled to open in March.

Just like its sister property Rocky Hills is an elegantly furnished modernist haven but – unlike the larger Avalon (which sleeps up to six guests) – it is built for just two, making the ultimate private bolthole. (more…)

Celebrate the start of oyster season

Celebrate the start of oyster season

Foodies flock to the seaside town of Falmouth each October to celebrate to the start of oyster dredging season; and joining them this year will be Tim Anderson, who shot to fame after winning this year’s BBC MasterChef. (more…)

Capture James Bond locations

Capture James Bond locations

Wild Photography Holidays has launched a new workshop that takes travellers to Icelandic film locations such as Die Another Day, A View to a Kill and Tomb Raider.

This special five-day ice workshop starts with a night in Reykjavik, from where photographers fly east to Jokulsarlon, the country’s largest glacier lagoon. (more…)

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