Short stay: Hotel Kriunes, Near Reykjavik, Iceland

The family-run Hotel Kriunes is a unique luxury hotel that is often overlooked by visitors heading directly for Reykjavik, yet it offers a lovely alternative on the capital’s outskirts. Nestled on the shores of Lake Elliðavatn, popular with migratory birds as well as fishermen looking to catch char, trout and salmon, the hotel provides a … Read more

Exploring Iceland’s Fagradalsfjall volcano site

By Paul Johnson on Sep 25, 2022 in Adventure Travel, Attractions, Europe, Family Travel, Going Out, Iceland, Leisure Travel, Regions, Specialty Travel, Western Europe We didn’t hang about on our trip to Iceland. When we landed in the afternoon at Keflavik Airport, got through security, collected our bags and picked up our hire car, the … Read more

Why a safari should be your next romantic getaway

What romance is and looks like is different for every couple. It can be exploring new places, dining out at a romantic restaurant for date night while the grandparents look after the kids, or just curling up on the couch together to watch your favorite movie at home. Of course, it can be all those … Read more

The 5 best hotels in St. Petersburg Barts

This beautiful island is home to some of the best hotels in the world. From the stunning views to the friendly people, you’ll be blown away by everything Barts has to offer. So, if you’re looking for a place to stay that will make your vacation unforgettable, check out our list of the best hotels … Read more

Short stay: Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge, Sabie Game Reserve, Sabi Sand Wiltuin, South Africa

Earth Lodge, as organic as it sounds, is Sabi Sabi’s vision of the future of the safari lodge. Forget any notions that an eco-conscious sustainability manifesto elbows out high-end. Earth Lodge sits at the very pinnacle of luxurious safari living in terms of architecture, facilities and impeccable service. From a distance, Earth Lodge’s 13 thatched … Read more

Driving in Iceland – what you need to know

Driving overseas can sometimes be a little daunting, particularly if you’re traveling somewhere for the first time. But it needn’t be… overcome that trepidation, and you’ll soon discover that the independence that comes with renting a car (as opposed to traveling on tours or by public transport) more than makes up for any initial fears … Read more

The Lake District’s historic houses

Over the course of the last 10 days or so, historic building and monuments across the country have thrown open their doors to the public as part of Heritage Open Days, England’s largest festival of history and culture, a chance for you to see hidden places and try out new experiences. This year, Heritage Open … Read more

Car rental in Iceland – what you need to know

Renting a car in Iceland will give you more flexibility than if you travel by public transport or on an organized tour. You’ll be able to stop when and where you want, you won’t be waiting for others and you can travel much more independently. You can create your own itinerary (and change it if … Read more