Surrounded by the timeless romance of a refurbished heritage building, guests of Darley’s Restaurant indulge in the gourmet creations of the only hatted restaurant in the upper Blue Mountains.

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Southern Ocean Lodge is one of Australia’s most extraordinary luxury retreats, perched dramatically atop limestone cliffs on the unspoilt south-west coast of Kangaroo Island.   Continue reading “SOUTHERN OCEAN LODGE”


CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa, a member of Leading Hotels of the World, is a luxury destination hotel and resort located on the tranquil island of Anguilla, the most northerly of the Eastern Caribbean’s Leeward Islands.  Continue reading “CUISINART GOLF RESORT & SPA”


This time we’re looking at when you actually arrive at your destination. You’re on holiday, you’re a visitor, so no need to be all executive like, just relax and take it all in.  Back in the good old days when travel was a little more difficult people would take the time to get involved. To really experience the place they were visiting.  But I think it’s just because life was at a little bit of a slower pace. No instant gratification. So the next time you travel for leisure, try and approach it differently.  Here are some handy hints to give you a kick start.

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Granny’s Gems

All across Africa our grans have their own way of dealing with our common health ailments. And each of these grandmothers insist that their way is the best. As time goes by these become part of the “Old Wives Tales” but we chatted to some friends and discovered that many have used the same or similar remedies for the same or similar ailments. So, there has to be something to it, right? Take a look and see how many you can identify with.

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Typical African Dishes:

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The Grande Roche Hotel is a spectacular hotel complex in one of the most beautiful valleys of the Cape. Wine country, historical farmland, architectural splendor – no one who has visited this part of the Southern Africa can forget the exquisite setting that Paarl enjoys. Continue reading “GRANDE ROCHE HOTEL”


An extraordinary destination where royal treatment is a part of each day AmaKhosi Safari Lodge is nestled on the banks of the Mkuze river in the Amakhosi Private Game Reserve in the northern part of KwaZulu-Natal, 40km west of Pongola. Continue reading “AMAKHOSI SAFARI LODGE”


82 generous-size pool villas comprise 1 and 2-bedroom Pool Villas and Spa Pool Villas, 2-bedroom Zighy Pool Villas and Spa Pool Villas, 2-bedroom Zighy Pool Villa Suites, The 2-bedroom Retreats and the 4-bedroom Private Reserve. The villas are designed and furnished to reflect local Omani culture, and offer privacy and tranquility.

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Grand in style yet warm and welcoming, Chris Corbin and Jeremy King’s first hotel is elegant and intimate, its classic design inspired by the great Art Deco hotels of the 1920s. Superbly located on a quiet Mayfair square, close to the sophisticated shops, galleries and museums of Mayfair, the five star, 73-room Beaumont recaptures the luxurious spirit of a bygone age.

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