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Top 5 safari lodges for families in South Africa

We all know that safaris are increasingly popular among the travelers who are looking for something  more adventurous than just a beach or city holiday. And where it used to be mummy and daddy who would go and explore the African bush, it is fast becoming a favorite holiday for families who like to add […] The post Top 5 safari lodges for families in South Africa appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Africa, Accommodation, South Africa, Resorts, Adventure Travel, Family Travel, Regions, Speciality Travel


Family riding holidays in Africa

Exploring a national park by 4×4 is exhilarating, but doing it on horseback brings with it a whole new level of excitement. Without the growling of an engine you can approach much closer before starting to disturb the game. Horses are not noisy, or invasive. Wild animals are aware of the horses’ presence but completely […] The post Family riding holidays in Africa appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Africa, South Africa, Kenya, Adventure Travel, Botswana, Regions, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel


Is Costa Rica Travel Worth the Splurge?

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Tags: Travel, Costa Rica, Central America, Adventure Travel, Travel Industry, Family Travel, Long-term Travel, Destination Reports, Travel Adventures, Cheap Latin America Travel, Adventure Tours, Budgeting For Travel, Budget-busters, Splurges, Costa Rica Travel Worth the Splurge


10 of the best outdoor adventures in Europe: readers’ tips

From wild swimming to climbing an active volcano or tackling a via ferrata, our tipsters share their most thrilling open-air achievementsWalk 230 miles in Scotland and go days without seeing anyone. I navigated the unmarked trail, at times with no path, through soaring mountains and wild landscapes, across swollen rivers and beaches with sand as white as anything in the Seychelles. Starting at Fort William with a boat crossing, the trail hugs the rugged west coast, dipping in and out of sea loch...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Scotland, Cycling Holidays, Top 10s, Walking Holidays, Climbing holidays, Adventure Travel, Seychelles, Europe Holidays, Canoeing And Kayaking Holidays, Fort William, Darren Dunsmore


7 Cool Things to Do Around Ft. Myers, Sanibel, and Captiva in Florida

As a resident of Tampa Bay for many years, it was easy for me to hop down to the Ft. Myers and Sanibel area regularly, so our lodging partner Hotels.com asked me to share my recommendations on top things to do in the region. I recently researched a freelance article on the easiest warm weather places to get to on a bargain flight and the destination that kept coming up the most from various...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories Falling in Love with Yasawa IslandHanoi to Halong...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Nature, Adventure Travel, Beaches, Kayaking, Halong Bay, Us Travel, Island Travel, Parks And Preserves, Tampa Bay, Florida Gulf Coast, Fort Myers, Captiva, Sanibel, Florida Travel


The bear necessities in Alaska

Tongass National Park is one of the world’s great, unspoiled forests – and it’s home to more brown bears than anywhere else on earthThrough the droplets on the binoculars, some distance away, two unidentifiable creatures appear to be wading across the tidal creek. Deer? Wolf? Moose? A faraway brown bear and cub, in fact. We watch as the maple-brown carnivores lumber straight for our group, swallowing up the space between us. Their determined pace hints at a head-on meeting. The tone of our guide...
Tags: Travel, Life and style, Alaska, Moose, Wildlife Holidays, Adventure Travel, United States Holidays, North And Central America Holidays, Alaska Holidays, Wolf, Sitka, Peter Robertson, Tongass National Park


From horse marathons to Roman running: 11 great UK adventures

The euphoria of outdoor challenges – mainstream and eccentric – has proved life-changing for our fresh-air enthusiastsIt was completely accidental. Growing up in north-east London, I’d never even heard of the Three Peaks Challenge – entailing people climbing the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales within a 24-hour window. But a friend was doing it for charity and asked if I wanted to join him. Without hesitating, I said yes. I’d recently had a gun pulled on me which misfired – twice. Th...
Tags: Travel, UK, London, Wales, Cycling Holidays, Walking Holidays, Climbing holidays, Adventure Travel, England Holidays, United Kingdom Holidays, Scotland England


I cycled from Dieppe to Nice and saw a different France

A 1,000km ride on cycle trails in the Seine, Loire and Rhône valleys takes in a France inaccessible by car – and brings a rare sense of freedomThe crunch of tyres on gravel rouses me from my doze. Damn it! I knew I shouldn’t have hit “snooze”. I unzip my tent and look out on to a dewy football field. A van has pulled into the car park – it’s the groundsman arriving for morning duties. I’d intended to be out of here before anyone found me, so wiggle out of the tent and pack it as quickly and quie...
Tags: Travel, UK, France, Paris, Cycling Holidays, Nice, North Sea, Green travel, Adventure Travel, Camping Holidays, Europe Holidays, France Holidays, Dieppe, Chaussy, Seine Loire


Seven of the best ridge walks in Britain

With views on both sides, ridges make for exhilarating, occasionally scary, treks. We get safety tips from an expert before tackling the Mosedale Horseshoe in the Lakes Plus: Six more hikes to tryI meet Richard Warren from Wasdale Mountain Rescue at the most appropriate place, a pub adorned with photographs of people in farcically inadequate clothing, carrying outdated equipment while they tackle monstrously dangerous crags not far from where we sit.The only feeble excuse these poor folk can off...
Tags: Travel, England, Britain, Hostels, Walking Holidays, Adventure Travel, United Kingdom Holidays, Richard Warren, Wasdale Head Inn, Wasdale Mountain Rescue


Charles Yonge obituary

My brother Charles Yonge, who has died aged 74, was a climber, explorer and caver who opened up many new routes and discovered caves all over the world. He also carried out numerous ascents in the Rocky Mountains in Canada.Born in Chesterfield in Derbyshire, Charles was the son of Wg Cmdr John Yonge, an RAF pilot, and his wife, Enid (nee Blanch), who worked in surveillance for MI5. He was educated at Sutton Valence school in Kent and then at the University of Surrey, where he gained a degree in ...
Tags: Travel, Science, Americas, UK News, World news, Canada, Mountaineering, Geology, Raf, Exploration, Kent, Rock Climbing, Adventure Travel, Chesterfield, Rocky Mountains, University Of Sheffield


Falling in Love with Yasawa Island

“It might be a bit bumpy,” my pilot revealed as our plane touched down on Yasawa Island. Looking out of the window, I saw hues of blue ranging from electric to deep cobalt form halos around the islands chain. White sand beaches and green rolling hills punctuated the blue. Our plane touched down on the grass airstrip that led to the Pacific Ocean. I stepped off the plane and received...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories What to Expect on Your First Island Hop FlightHanoi to Ha...
Tags: Travel, Pacific Ocean, Adventure Travel, Halong Bay, Island Travel, Yasawa Island


Kruger’s wild, Wild North

The Kruger National Park is unquestionably one of the world’s greatest wildlife destinations. Guests from around the world home in on the park and surrounding reserves in the hopes of seeing Africa’s “Big 5” and more in their natural environment. Stretching some 360km from north to south, and covering an area roughly the size of […] The post Kruger’s wild, Wild North appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Africa, South Africa, Adventure Travel, Regions, Speciality Travel, Kruger National Park, Kruger, Wild North


The best places in Africa to see elephants

The big five are arguably the most renowned animals across the continent of Africa. Named because they were the hardest to hunt on foot, the buffalo, lion, leopard, rhino and elephant are probably the most photographed and sought-after animals for first time safari goers or seasoned professionals. There is certainly one animal that stands out […] The post The best places in Africa to see elephants appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Africa, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania, Adventure Travel, Botswana, Regions, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel


Tips for Planning Your Uluru Tour

Located in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, the magnificent sandstone of Ayers Rock or Uluru stands tall at 1,142 feet above ground. The natural formation is widely known for being one of the most sacred places to the indigineous peoples in Australia. At the same time, it is also popular for attracting tourists from all over the world to the land down under. If you want to visit Uluru in order to pay tribute to this wonder of nature, then doing so through the right tour is in your best intere...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Adventure Travel, Uluru, Ayers Rock, Alice Springs, Kata Tjuta, Uluṟu Kata Tjuṯa National Park, Rock Art Uluru


There’s no app for this…

In this digital age, it’s easy to be an armchair traveler — browsing travel magazines on an iPad, scrolling through photos on social media, or reading a blog on the newest undiscovered destination. But nothing replaces actually being there and experiencing a new culture, landscape, or activity! An app can’t leave you breathless as the […] The post There’s no app for this… appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Adventure Travel, Regions, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel, Cruises & Boat Travel, Worldwide


Best Time to Visit Panama and Costa Rica

The fact that Costa Rica and Panama are close makes both countries perfect for visiting. During your holiday there, it’s easy to travel back and forth between the two countries and enjoy all the wonders they have to offer. Keep in mind that the timing of your holiday will influence what sorts of sites you can visit and what activities you can make part of your plans. By understanding a little about what to expect, it’s easy to determine the best time of year to visit both countries, based on wha...
Tags: Travel, San Jose, Costa Rica, Panama, Adventure Travel, Panama Canal Museum, Casco Viejo You


Five of the UK’s best multi-trip rail adventures

Settle back and take in the view or jump off and use a rover pass ticket to explore the countryside, market towns and seaside resortsThis one-day ranger gives travellers the freedom of what is a diverse county. The ticket allows unlimited off-peak journeys (after 9am, or any time at weekends) on all trains within Derbyshire, as well as out-of-county routes to Sheffield, Burton upon Trent and Uttoxeter. The ticket can also be used on most buses within Derbyshire and some beyond the county borders...
Tags: Travel, UK, Rail Travel, Day trips, Weekend Breaks, Short breaks, Derbyshire, Adventure Travel, United Kingdom Holidays, Trent, Sheffield Burton


Most Underrated Travel Destinations

Everyone knows about Paris and Rome and London but there are so many other beautiful travel destinations that are amazingly underrated. The fact that so many beautiful countries go unexplored by travelers is a tragedy. Not only because so many people are missing out on rich cultures and picturesque views, but also because a lot of these destinations tend to be a lot cheaper to travel to than popular cities.  A majority of Americans, when asked about traveling abroad, will likely shake their h...
Tags: Travel, London, Rome, Santiago, Chile, Paris, Amsterdam, Armenia, Uruguay, Adventure Travel, Lagos, Forbes, Rotterdam, Lagos Nigeria, Montevideo, Mount Ararat


Secrets of the Eternal City — 5 Hidden Gems of Rome

The history and culture that define Rome keep travelers coming back again and again. In fact, it doesn’t matter how many times you’ve seen the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, The Pantheon, or the Trevi Fountain, there’s always something magical about those old cobbled streets and stories behind them.  However, for anyone who wants to see a different side of the Eternal City, it’s certainly worth stepping off the usual tourist trails to explore some of the lesser known sights. Rome is burstin...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Adventure Travel, Gaudi, Piazza, Tiber, Eternal City, St Peter, Trastevere, Gianicolo, San Pietro, Montorio, Villa Borghese, Borromini, Piazza di Santa Maria, Francesco Borromini


Views you don’t get on the freeway … across America by train

With Elvis’s Mystery Train playing on his headphones, our writer rides Amtrak’s Southwest Chief from Illinois to Arizona through big landscapes and small towns Things might have been different if only Jack Kerouac had known how to hop a freight train. His attempts, described at the outset of the book that gained him celebrity, were a failure; a romantic notion from a bygone era that, in reality, proved tricky. Much easier to hitch a lorry ride. And thus the writer’s euphoric westward peregrinati...
Tags: Travel, US, America, Rail Travel, Arizona, Road, Illinois, Jack Kerouac, Elvis, Adventure Travel, Amtrak, United States Holidays, North And Central America Holidays, Arizona Holidays, Southwest, North East


5 of the world’s most overlooked animals

One of the most enticing things about travelling abroad is the chance to see the fascinating and unusual creatures of the world. There are many iconic wildlife experiences, whether it be looking at lions laze in the grasses of South Africa, meeting mountain gorillas in the dense jungles of Rwanda and Uganda or watching wildebeest […] The post 5 of the world’s most overlooked animals appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Indonesia, Mexico, Africa, Uganda, Colombia, South Africa, Malaysia, Paraguay, Brazil, Zimbabwe, Argentina, Peru, Kenya, Venezuela


What to Expect on Your First Island Hop Flight

Before moving to the South Pacific, I’d never been on a truly small commercial aircraft. I’d flown major Asian, European, American, and Australian carriers, all with rigid safety requirements and boarding announcements that reminded passengers not to crowd the lavatory near the cockpit. Then, I moved to Fiji. Island hop flight horror stories around the South Pacific tend to be like...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories Long Haul Flight Tips for the Easily Stressed5 Reasons You...
Tags: Travel, Flight, South Pacific, Travel Tips, Adventure Travel, Island Travel, Travel the World, Short Haul, Flight tips, Fiji Island


New decade, new travel goals: 12 reasons to go on an African safari in 2020

All around the world, countdowns have been shouted, loved ones kissed and champagne bottles popped, signaling the start of a new year and a new decade. For some, this is also the time to revisit last year’s resolutions and write new goals for the year ahead. If travel has made your list in 2020 and […] The post New decade, new travel goals: 12 reasons to go on an African safari in 2020 appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Africa, Kenya, Adventure Travel, Regions, Speciality Travel


Here Are 5 Essential Air Travel Tips That You Ought to Know About! 

  Taking a long vacation is all one can long for after experiencing a tough time at work or at home. That small break can you do your body, mind, and soul sound, especially when one is on the verge of a mental breakdown. You ought to plan yourself accordingly more so concerning your travel arrangements. It will enable you to have an adventurous time right from the time you leave your front door. Here are essential air travel tips that you must know about when planning for your trip. Book your fl...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Sydney, Adventure Travel, Essential Air Travel


21 things to do in Nepal

Nepal is the ultimate mountain country; home to the magnificent 8,848-metre-high Mt. Everest, breathtaking Himalayan scenery and high-octane paths – it’s difficult to match Nepal for dramatic scenery. But with seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley alone, from ancient temples to stunning palace complexes, and epic wildlife and bird spotting opportunities, there’s […] The post 21 things to do in Nepal appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Air Travel, Restaurants, Nepal, Attractions, Adventure Travel, Unesco World Heritage Sites, Regions, Going Out, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel, Kathmandu Valley


6 Trips Every Adventurer Needs to Try

Travel is a great passion to have because it allows you to see the world and have so many new experiences. However, if you’re already a seasoned traveler, you may find it difficult to find new adventures, so here are some suggestions for trips you may not have considered before. 1. Island hopping Island hopping is a great way to enjoy multiple destinations during your vacation, without long transfers in-between. From Scotland to Greece, there are many places around the world where you can islan...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Greece, Scotland, New Zealand, Tanzania, Caribbean, Adventure Travel, Amtrak, Machu Picchu, Mediterranean, Travel Blog, Milford Track


Top 5 luxury Latin American holidays you need to plan in advance

As lovers of luxury travel, there is nothing more disappointing than designing the dream itinerary on paper, only to have availability at the top-level hotels scupper your vacation plans late on. We all know that certain destinations at certain times are busier than others, but without an in-depth knowledge of the regions you are planning […] The post Top 5 luxury Latin American holidays you need to plan in advance appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Events, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, South America, Polar regions, Costa Rica, Central America, Adventure Travel, Regions, Speciality Travel, Travel Miscellany, Cruises & Boat Travel, Antarctic


In praise of the mighty Zambezi!

The great Zambezi River (literally meaning “Great River” in the local Tonga language) is the very lifeline of central-southern Africa, a place of legend, adventure and breath-taking beauty. Rising in a remote corner of Zambia before flowing through Angola and turning back to form the natural boundary between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Zambezi is beguiling, […] The post In praise of the mighty Zambezi! appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Africa, Accommodation, Angola, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Resorts, Adventure Travel, Tonga, Zambezi, Regions, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel, Zambezi River


Your wildlife bucket list for 2020

If there is ever a time for contemplating what to do throughout the year, then there is no better time than the start of a new decade. With concerns about wildlife stability and the ever-growing concern of climate change, it seems that the next decade will be pivotal for everyone. One of the concerns is […] The post Your wildlife bucket list for 2020 appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Africa, Uganda, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, Adventure Travel, Rwanda, Botswana, Regions, Speciality Travel


‘The Godfather of trains’: the Trans-Mongolian from Moscow to Beijing

For the author of Around the World in 80 Trains this was a standout journey, full of captivating encounters that could only happen on a trainWith the air of melodrama unique to chic French women, the lady opposite me yanked open the overhead window then sat back down, grumbling to no one in particular and fanning herself with a copy of Paris Match. An aroma of pine filtered into the carriage and a breeze cooled my brow as the train clattered south to Béziers. Edging up to the window, I looked do...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Beijing, Paris, Rail Travel, Moscow, Adventure Travel, Kerala, Europe Holidays, China Holidays, Russia Holidays, Massif Central, Moscow holidays, Beijing holidays, Niagara Falls Continue



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