Safari adventures on the breath-taking Island of Sri Lanka

Jaw-dropping scenery and some of the world’s rarest and most majestic wildlife make Sri Lanka a unique safari experience. To make your time in this inimitable country truly unforgettable why not combine a safari holiday with time on the beach by renting your very own luxury beachfront villa from Dynamic Lives.

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Nilaya Hermitage, Goa

Nilaya, meaning abode in blue or simply heaven in Sanskrit, is a secluded and unique, luxury, boutique hotel in Goa surrounded by nature. The perfect hideaway and antidote to our hectic, modern lifestyles.

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Inspira Santa Marta: eco-chic hotel in the heart of Lisbon

Lisbon is a fabulous city to visit for a shortbreak, as I recently discovered for myself, and being further south than most European cities, the mild weather makes it an excellent choice for an out of season escape. I’d never been before and while I was eager to explore the city, my main reason for being there was to learn about the sustainability and corporate responsibility policies of a very special hotel, the Inspira Santa Marta.

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Step back in time at the Casablanca Hotel Times Square

The Casablanca Hotel Times Square is a member of the exclusive Library Hotel Collection. Like its sister hotels in Manhattan, it ranks among the most popular hotels in NYC. Inspired by the romance of the film, Casablanca, the hotels ambiance is often called an oasis by guests seeking a serene escape from the adjacent Times Square Broadway Theatre District.

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Romance and luxury in the rose gardens of Prague Castle

Our latest ‘Hotel of the Month’ is the unique Golden Well Hotel in Prague, a quiet 16th Century hideaway set in the romantic rose garden of Prague Castle with a stunning terrace restaurant looking out across the roof tops and spires of this historic city.

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Traditional charm and modern luxury in southern Italy

Our featurted hotel of the month is Masseria Torre Maizz, a former Puglian watch tower and working farm converted into a luxury 5 star hotel. We love the combination of traditional character and modern luxury in such an idyllic setting surrounded by orchards and vineyards. In addition the hotel has its own golf course set amongst ancient olive trees and the stunning Coccaro Beach Club.

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The unique and historic Mercer Hotel Barcelona, Spain

Located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter and with just 28 rooms, the Mercer Hotel Barcelona is a unique establishment in a restored heritage building of tremendous historical value to the city. Parts of the building dates back to the 1st century AD, including a portion of the Roman wall of ancient Barcino, whilst other parts date back to the middle ages.

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The ultimate in relaxation with a wellness river cruise along the Danube

For many a holiday is a chance to relax and unwind, stepping away from the stresses of modern life to enjoy a week or two of peace. A river cruise is the ideal time to give yourself a chance to recuperate and have everything taken care of for you – including meals, drinks, flights and transfers. So why not indulge in the ultimate relaxation experience and choose a river cruise with a real ‘feel good factor’?

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Pampering and relaxation at the Solent Spa, Hampshire

Right from the moment I wrapped myself up in the soft, white, fluffy robe I felt pampered. I was at the Solent Hotel in Hampshire on the south coast of England, for a morning of relaxation. Opening out on to a small meadow and woodland, the spa is a wonderful place to unwind, particularly on a sunny day.

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Sustainability in Tanzania Part 2 – Tembo Kijani EcoLodge

Waking up to the soft sound of the waves, singing birds and the rustling of the palm trees. Looking out the window to see monkeys and the most beautiful butterflies passing by. Getting away from it all, forgetting about such things as the time or the date, simply relaxing, surrounded by nature – this is what the Tembo Kijani EcoLodge offer their guests.

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From a cave hotel in Turkey to the ultimate in luxury in St Moritz

We all love a bit of luxury, but there is so much more to making a hotel really memorable. I recently asked 5 well-respected travel bloggers what were their favourite luxury, boutique or eco chic hotels. They replied with a very interesting mix, from the ultimate in luxury to something a little more unusual.

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5 favourite eco-chic holiday homes

Holidaying in a ‘green’ way used to mean camping in a field surrounded by cow manure. How times have changed! The emergence of eco-chic holiday homes means that now you can play your part, respecting the planet, whilst relaxing in comfortable or even luxurious surroundings. Here’s five of our favourites…

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Top 5 honeymoon hotels in Sardinia

Sardinia is a very romantic island with many glorious sandy beaches, dramatic mountain scenery and delicious food and some superb wines. Having spent a week visiting hotels dotted around this lovely island, here are my five favourite boutique hotels, each one perfect for a Sardinian honeymoon.

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Review: Leo’s Beach Hotel, The Gambia, West Africa

Having opened just last year, this small boutique hotel is sure to prove popular. With just 5 double bedrooms plus 1 suite and with no children allowed, it is a serene oasis in the colourful country of The Gambia. The Austrian owners left their careers in publishing to build their dream home with a small, family run hotel attached, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and they invite you to share their dream with them.

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Escape the world at La Rocchetta in the Sierra de los Padres valley, Argentina

La Rocchetta, a small boutique hotel in the Sierra de los Padres valley, near the city of Mar del Plata in Argentina, was created with the sole purpose of giving guests a unique and memorable experience every time they visited.

I had heard good things about this hotel and wanted to know more. With the means of modern technology I was able to have a chat with owner, Agustin Ciarfaglia. I found it thoroughly enthralling hearing how one family’s dream became a reality.

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