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Costa Rica

By George
On: 8th August, 2019

Livin' La Pura Vida in Costa Rica

  • Costa Rica

'Pura Vida' … or, 'pure life' in English, is the phrase heard everywhere in Costa Rica, but it's not just a motto to describe how to live your life. The Ticos and Ticas (male and female Costa Ricans) use the phrase in many situations. Yes, the underlying meaning is to try and live a 'pure'…

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By Tom
On: 18th July, 2019

Why So Slow, UNESCO?

  • Indonesia
  • Raja Ampat
  • Gothenburg and the West Coast
  • Sweden
  • Ethiopia
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Inle Lake
  • Zambia
  • The South Luangwa
  • Costa Rica
  • Bhutan

The last few weeks have been something of an emotional rollercoaster, haven't they? There was the absolute madness of the Cricket World Cup final, the devastation of honorary Brit Roger Federer losing in the Wimbledon final and, of course the annual updates to the UNESCO World Heritage…

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By Guest blogger
On: 12th February, 2019

Where To Go in March

  • Kenya
  • Seville
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Thailand
  • Whistler
  • Svalbard
  • Bhutan
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Botswana

March: a month typified by new-born lambs frolicking in fields, daffodils blooming and the start of it being socially acceptable to scoff Creme Eggs at all hours. But, lest we forget, March 2018 was, in reality, dominated by a certain Beast of an Easterly nature and its after-effects, which…

Wooden speedboat
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By Jess
On: 20th April, 2018

Arrive in Style

  • Oman
  • New Zealand
  • Bhutan
  • Canada
  • Sweden
  • Botswana
  • Peru
  • India
  • Italy
  • Zambia
  • Costa Rica

What do Bond girls, the Pope and Boris Johnson have in common? They all know how to make an entrance (who can forget Boris swinging from that zip wire?). And while we don't necessarily recommend 'doing a Boris', the slightly smug feeling of having really arrived in style is something we can…

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By Guest blogger
On: 1st March, 2018

Our Top Five Eco-Destinations

  • Tanzania
  • Easter Island
  • Maldives
  • Costa Rica
  • South Africa

Re-use, reduce, recycle. We all know the huge importance of conserving and protecting our beautiful planet, and we all try to do our bit to help the environment and to reduce both our energy use and waste (Kenya and Rwanda are away ahead of us by the way, banning the use of plastic bags…

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By Jess
On: 9th January, 2018

Our Top 10 Hotels for a Luxury Safari Holiday

  • Madikwe & The Waterberg
  • South Africa
  • The Okavango Delta & Beyond
  • Botswana
  • Western Tanzania
  • Tanzania
  • The Namib Desert
  • Namibia
  • Rajasthan & Agra
  • India
  • The Pantanal
  • Brazil
  • Osa Peninsula & Golfo Dulce
  • Costa Rica
  • Laikipia
  • Kenya
  • Central India
  • Kruger National Park & Sabi Sands

Anyone with an interest in wildlife, habitats and adventure will have a safari on their bucket list. Whether you're in search of the big five in Africa, evoking memories of the jungle book in India or seeking exotic wildlife in Latin America, we know the very best luxury hotels, camps and…

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By Jess
On: 7th August, 2017

Lights. Camera. Action: It's Show Time...

  • Albania
  • USA
  • Costa Rica
  • Sweden
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka

Who else was totally enthralled by Joanna Lumley in India and Wild Alaska Live? Both gave fascinating insights into some of the most beautiful corners of our planet, and made us want to immediately grab our passports and head off in search of adventure. But what should we watch on the telly…

Colourful Houses, Bolivia
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By Jess
On: 30th May, 2017

Travel by Colour: our Top Five Destinations in Latin America

  • Buenos Aires & the Pampas
  • Argentina
  • Guatemala
  • Belize
  • Galapagos Archipelago
  • Costa Rica

Latin America is a region of many characters; football is practically a religion; the steak is the best in the world (and the only vegetarian item you're likely to find on the menu is a mojito) and the jeans are very, very tight. It's also a continent awash with colour - from bright woven…

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By Jess
On: 19th July, 2016

Delightful Dunks

  • Italy
  • Australia
  • Costa Rica
  • Botswana
  • Turks & Caicos
  • India
  • Oman

You know you're officially on holiday when you dive head first (or climb gracefully, or bomb, you get the picture) in to the cool, refreshing water of the hotel's swimming pool. And we're not talking about any old 25m situation, we're talking infinity pools with beautiful views, romantic…

Honeymoon Suite
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By Jess
On: 11th April, 2016

The Best Honeymoon Destinations in Central America

  • Central America
  • Nicaragua
  • Mexico
  • Costa Rica
  • Belize

Your honeymoon is arguably the most important holiday you'll ever take… no pressure, then. Well that's where we come in, as your travel guardian angels it's our mission to make sure you have the most superlative-ridden honeymoon of all time. And the first step to such honeymoon heaven is…