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For those who enjoy the finer things in life...


  • Malaysia

    Top 7 unforgettable experiences in Malaysia

    Malaysia, one of the most enticing destinations in South East Asia, is all about white beaches, tropical islands and delicious food. With a wide range of activities, a divine cuisine and beautiful accommodation this exotic country has something for everyon...
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    10 Provencal activities not to be missed!

    Holidays are about relaxing, but that doesn’t mean sitting around sunbathing all day long. Provence is such an incredibly varied region and we are spoilt for choice when it comes to the range of activities available. From cooking to mountain biking, ...
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    Europe’s top 6 luxury chalets

    As the first leaves turn red and yellow and the cooler breezes announce the arrival of the fall, it is time to start thinking about your winter holidays. If you enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and relaxing in a stunning natural environment, the following chale...
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    10 of the best African safaris

    When defining the World’s best safaris of course there’s an awful lot that goes into it, and much of this will of course be based on personal opinion. The following luxury safaris are by no means the be all and end all, but are a very good starting point...
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    10 top tips for improving your 4K photography

    As many of you may recall from my introduction to 4K photography last month, I have been trialling the Panasonic LUMIX GX8 camera and its 4K capabilities. The camera allows me to shoot HD video at the rate of 30 frames per second, with each frame providing...
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    Southern Laos: where the Mekong blossoms

    While many travellers head straight for the sybaritic charms of feted Luang Prabang, fewer sample the emerald rice plains of the south, with its stunning jungle karst formations, remnant Ho Chi Minh trail and some of the prettiest riverine villages in the ...
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    A day trip on a traditional boat (“vieux grément”) to Houat island

    If you like the sound of an unforgettable day sailing to an island paradise, then this one is for you! Owner Jérôme Suillerot and boat captain Olivier will guide you across the Gulf of Morbihan aboard the 22-metre Krog E Barz, a traditional sailing ship wi...
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    Top dining pubs in the Lake District, UK

    In the Lake District you have  traditional 17th Century inns nestled at the foot of England’s tallest mountain or tucked along country lanes. Today, there’s also chic pubs on the shores of England’s largest lake.  Hand-crafted brewery’s di...
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    Photograph of the week: Stunning Cinque Terre

    Cinque Terre consists of five small fishing villages that were built on a steep landscape right up to the cliffs on the coast. The villages terraces are now a very famous tourist attraction on the west coast of northern Italy. The villages are a part of th...
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    Springtime and flowers: gardens to visit in North America

    Springtime in England means blossom on our trees and flowers in our gardens; it also turns our minds to holidays and for the gardeners among us, perhaps the need for inspiration from gardens around the world. Here are some ideas of gardens to visit in Nort...
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    Staying relaxed… with a staycation

    We’re all familiar with the travel giant Expedia and how it serves as a one-stop shop for booking flights, hotels, car hire and package holidays. It’s led the way in online travel since before the millennium, having originally formed in 1999. B...
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  • Beach

    11 great reasons to visit amazing Oman now

    The Sultanate of Oman is a country of dramatic landscapes, endless coastline, rich history and friendly people. Enjoy the luxury hotels of the laidback capital Muscat, hike a mountain or escape into the Empty Quarter. This little known gem on the Arabian p...
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    10 great reasons to take a luxury Kenya safari in 2015

    Kenya has taken an absolute battering recently and we feel so sorry for the guys out there, just trying to make ends meet. Terrorists are very active everywhere in the world and the terrorist threat in Kenya has recently dropped to almost nil. Kenya has so...
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    6 of Rome’s most romantic restaurants

    In many cases, the best restaurants in Rome are so concerned with their food, that they lack atmosphere. Since the entire city of Rome can be a stage for romance, it is important to find restaurants that not only serve great food, but also maintain and enh...
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    3 favourite private island hotspots

    Just this month Conde Nast released the winners of their ‘Readers Travel Award’ destinations, as voted for by you. After 3 years the Maldives are back in prime position, which is great news. The Maldives is often an alternative for non-skiers looking for...
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    Bhutan’s 5 best luxury hotels

    Though five-star luxury may not be the first thing that springs to mind when one thinks of Bhutan, ‘The Happiest Place on Earth’ does offer a selection of stunning hotels, strategically placed around the country so that every corner has somewhere that offe...
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    Interview with Samantha Chalker, Editor of inBali

    Samantha Chalker is a freelance travel writer and marketer. She has been travelling for the better half of a decade, in between failed attempts at office jobs and a home loan. She is often told she’s curious, and sometimes told she’s vegan R...
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    5 of the best restaurants in the Lake District

    Spring in the Lake District is a time of transition and awakening. And it’s a particularly good time of year to enjoy its world-class cuisine. Yes! Cumbria has become quite the foodie mecca and is now home to 4 Michelin-starred restaurants and a vast arra...
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    5 vegan luxury experiences in Bali

    The island of Bali conjures up images of tropical beaches, majestic volcanos and lush natural beauty, once you escape from the congested streets of Denpasar and the busy tourist areas in the South, you really can find your very own slice of paradise on thi...
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    5 Hana views and the fun ways to find them

    Heavenly Hana. From the surf and sand to the lush, tropical foliage that surrounds its many waterfalls. Only 50 or so miles from bustling Kahului, it’s another side of Maui. The legendary Road to Hana has a view at just about every turn. Trouble is there ...
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  • Bologna

    Best DIY bites in Bologna

    Medieval Bologna is home to one of Europe’s best-preserved town centers, full of graceful terracotta porticos, majestic towers and landmark churches. It also has the oldest university in the western world, which almost begs to be explored via a walking to...
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    5 animals you would never expect to see in the Galapagos Islands

    Become encompassed in the world-famous living laboratory of the Galapagos Islands, among the feathered nests of blue-footed boobies and trolling feet of the giant Galapagos tortoise, and along the way you will doubtlessly come across animals that, although...
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  • Serengeti

    5 safari parks where you can see the Big 5

    If you are planning an African safari and are keen to see the Big 5 (African buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino), not all the parks will afford you this luxury. Sadly, the rhino has been poached to extinction in many of the parks, but there are sti...
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    5 beachside getaways on the KwaZulu-Natal coast

    Long days of sunshine, a sub-tropical climate, and miles of warm Indian Ocean washing footsteps off sandy beaches make KwaZulu-Natal a popular holiday destination in South Africa. Whether you prefer beaches with buzzing nightlife on its doorstep, or the qu...
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    The 10 best snorkeling spots in the world

    Slipping into the water is arguably the best way to appreciate the world’s vibrant array of marine life. We’ve listed our top ten snorkeling spots around the world from uninhabited islands and rugged coastlines to shallow lagoons. Galapagos Islands The v...
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    9 of the best volcanoes to visit

    What more says adventure and jaw dropping experience than the sight of an erupting volcano. The sheer splendour of watching the natural vibrant glow of molten rock seep or explode out of the earth’s crust is incredible and quite simply never gets boring! ...
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    4 wild and wonderful safari destinations in South Africa

    Living on a planet filled with so many wonders, you might ask: “Why visit South Africa? What is so unique about this part of the world?” South Africa is a beautiful and diverse country offering something special for every visitor. Once you have visited t...
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    The best way to see Barcelona… by boat!

    As the weather warms up, and summer is well on its way, there’s no better way to explore the city, soak up the rays and relax, than by riding the waves of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. Forget traipsing around the city as the weather hits the 30 degree ...
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    The 5 best restaurants of Rio de Janeiro

    Rio de Janeiro, “a cidade Maravilhosa”, latest host to the Fifa World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games, is home to some of the world’s best restaurants, serving up local Brazilian dishes, exotic tropical foods, and gastronomic fusions that will blow your ...
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    A luxury par 3 in Scotland

    Whether an independent country or part of the United Kingdom, Scotland has plenty to offer the luxury traveller. It has breathtaking scenery, rugged coastlines, a proud culture, centuries of heritage and this year is the Year of the Homecoming – a ye...
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