Taking the Children to Chamonix

Posted on: 05 January, 2018

Author: Lisa Jeeves

We all know Chamonix is a wonderful resort for skiers and thrill-seekers, but it’s also fabulous for families. There are friendly faces and fantastic facilities, especially for younger children.... We all know Chamonix is a wonderful resort for skiers and thrill-seekers, but it’s also fabulous for families. There are friendly faces and fantastic facilities, especially for younger children. Here are a few of the most magical family-friendly, fun-filled activities to help you get more out of your ski holiday. All Things Animal! With plenty of zoos, nature reserves and the possibility to go on a husky ride through the snow,...

Nature on Display: Tips for Photographing the Wildlife of Galapagos

Posted on: 05 January, 2018

Author: Lisa Jeeves

In order to make the most of the photographic opportunities afforded on Galapagos holidays, experts have some specific tips.  For wildlife lovers, Galapagos holidays are often a long-held dream and a true "bucket-list" experience. This remote archipelago off the coast of Ecuador is home to some of the most unique wildlife on Earth, and offers the opportunity for some very close encounters. For those who want to make the most of the chance to capture photographs of the animals, some specific tips from experts may help. Tips for Photography on Galapagos Holidays There are plenty of generic tips for photographing...

Pampering in La Plagne: Non-Skiing Fun for Couples

Posted on: 05 January, 2018

Author: Lisa Jeeves

La Plagne has many romantic activities in store for couples. It is also easy to reach with our ski transfers. Geneva to La Plagne is the most convenient route. A winter holiday in The Alps is a wonderful, relaxing and romantic experience, and something that I highly suggest to non-skiing couples. Whilst everyone else freezes on the slopes, you can make the most of the fabulous facilities and activities found around the resort and enjoy the stunning natural scenery. There are many great resorts for starry-eyed romantics, but I think that La Plagne is the best, as it boasts many...

The Role of the Charles Darwin Foundation

Posted on: 13 November, 2017

Author: Lisa Jeeves

Anyone planning a wildlife cruise in Galapagos should understand the valuable conservation role of the Charles Darwin Foundation.  The Galapagos Islands have become a highly aspirational destination for wildlife lovers and those interested in the history and geology of our planet. Thousands of visitors arrive every year to embark on a wildlife cruise in Galapagos, for the opportunity to encounter the unique species of flora and fauna for which it has become famous. There are few places more important than this remote archipelago in terms of evolutionary biology. It is here that British naturalist Charles Darwin arrived in 1835 (as...

Christmas Gifts for the Stylish Skier

Posted on: 13 November, 2017

Author: Lisa Jeeves

Luxury Christmas gifts for the stylish skier in your life.  From romantic mountain breaks in catered ski chalets to heated gloves, we´ve got Christmas covered with our selection of gifts. With the sound of jingle bells only a month and a half away, the countdown to Christmas is on.  If the love of your life is a ski bunny why not treat them to a luxury ski gift?  Surprise them with a romantic get-away to a cosy catered ski chalet in the heart of the French Alps. Alternatively, for those without a smaller budget to spare, we've come up with...

Your Guide to Barging on the Canal de Bourgogne

Posted on: 13 November, 2017

Author: Lisa Jeeves

For your next barge holiday in France, travel the Canal de Bourgogne to explore historical Burgundy and Dijon while admiring rural France’s beauty along the way The Canal de Bourgogne in Burgundy is often revered as one of the nicest canals to navigate in France, with beautiful scenery that features charming French houses and colourful greenery. There are lots of historical sites to visit along the way too, including cathedrals, abbeys and markets. Length and Route This 242-kilometre-long waterway connects Burgundy to Paris. If you want to expore the canal on a barge holiday in France, I would recommend travelling...

Cheers and Beers: Laidback Venues in La Plagne

Posted on: 14 October, 2017

Author: Lisa Jeeves

La Plagne is ideal for groups that like hanging out at pubs before returning to their catered chalet. La Plagne has a great variety of bars, too! Many people believe that après ski is all about thumping music, dancing on tables and staying up all night. Whilst this certainly is possible and great fun on occasion, it is not for everyone. Fortunately, places like La Plagne have great diversity and suitable establishments for every taste. If your tabletop dancing days are behind you but you still enjoy a few beers and a laugh, La Plagne has plenty of more relaxed,...

Adobe of Ranganathaswamy- Srinagapatna

Posted on: 14 October, 2017

Author: Dimpy Roy

  This small river-island holds a very important place in Indian history. This town of Mandya is a great place for nature lovers. Srirangapatna is the pride of Karnataka. Here is a short description of the place.   Srirangapatna lies in Mandya district of Karnataka and it is surrounded by the river Kauveri. A very famous Vaishnavite pilgrimage centre, Srirangaptna adopted its name from Lord Ranganathaswamy. Srirangapatna is a place of cultural, religious and historic significance. The town is only 15 km away from Mysore. The temple was built in the 9th century and both Hoysala and Vijayanagar style of architecture can...

Do You Dare? Spine-Tingling Backpacking Adventures for Thrill Seekers

Posted on: 02 October, 2017

Author: Lisa Jeeves

Test your nerve against some of the most thrilling adventures in the world – just be sure you’re covered by good backpacker travel insurance before you go. So you’ve packed your rucksack, booked your ticket and taken out specialist backpacker travel insurance; now you’re looking for the kind of adventure that you’ll be talking about for a lifetime. If you fancy testing your nerve walking on a glass shelf 1430m above sea level, creeping into a cave full of sleeping bats or riding the world’s steepest roller coaster then you’ll enjoy my top 5 most nerve-shattering backpacking experiences. Experience the...

Fun Things to Do in New York this Fall

Posted on: 02 October, 2017

Author: Gupta Pradeep

Although Paris may be the first city to come to mind when thinking about romantic cities, New York cannot be far behind. New York is a city where the possibilities are endless. It doesn’t lack when it comes for romantic things to see and do and when it comes to wining and dining the choices are myriad. Check out some of the best events of New York happening in this autumn month. The Autumn months are some of the best in New York City. The big apple has so much to offer when the weather starts to dip that you...