Sometimes with Karen

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Lady Elliot Island a delightful coral cay

Lady Elliot Island is the most southerly coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef, it’s about a 25 minute flight from Bundaberg in Queensland or slightly …

Tiny House, Warm Hearts: Glamping in Oregon

Speed tourist in Bangkok – How to make the best of a seriously short visit

I was in Bangkok for one afternoon (after arriving from a long flight so knackered), one full day and a couple of nights. Despite this being a tiny …

African Safari Packages From Australia : 7 Top Tips for Finding the Best

By Steph on February 26, 2018 in Africa, BOTSWANA, KENYA, NAMIBIA, SOUTH AFRICA, TANZANIA, Travel Tips, UGANDA, ZAMBIA, ZIMBABWE with 0 Comments<p>Let’s …

Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Chef Q&A with Biju Joshwa

When travelers arrive for the iconic Afternoon Tea at The Palm Court in the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane, they should expect the delightfully …

A staycation in St Ives is a Cornish delight with sun, sea, and seals

Snoozing in the sun after a hefty mackerel lunch, the residents of Seal Island barely raised an eyelid as our boat,<i>The Dolly P</i>, approached.<p>A handful …

Chapel House Farm, Herefordshire

A warm welcome awaits at our new campsite in the mountain wilds of the Welsh Marches in Herefordshire.<p>Campers seeking peace and tranquility at this …

England

Glorious Yorkshire: But which of these offers the best view of our wonderful White Rose county?

When it comes to the best view in Yorkshire there are some obvious contenders.<p>There’s the limestone pavement above Malham, the panorama of Whitby …

9 day trips outside London to boost your Instagram game

Want a weekend escape with a difference? From paragliding to prehistoric monuments, you’ll be the envy of your social media feed.<p>Londoners – are you …

Lady’s Guide to 3 Days in England’s Lake District

My great British road trip has begun! I’m excited to be on the journey, not least because the first destination I’m visiting is one of my favorite …

Lake District

Ribblehead Viaduct And A Grand Yorkshire Walk

It was time for another walk. The second of a fantastic HF Holidays weekend, walking many miles in the Yorkshire Dales. The variety was to be so …

Yorkshire Dales

10 of the UK's Most Popular Destinations That Aren't London

A tourist visiting England for the first time will typically migrate towards London — and although its capital city is superb, there's so many other …

Rukiya Camp Wild Rivers Nature Reserve

When you’re visiting a private nature reserve like Wild Rivers, it’s not surprising to find this is african bush in the raw. I stayed at Rukiya Camp …

Why 2018 Is a Great Year to Visit This Charming Swiss Town

If you’ve dreamed of wandering the cobblestone streets and admiring the incredible art and architecture in the charming Swiss city of Basel, next …

Travel Diaries: What to do for 2.5 days in Lisbon

Back in June, my husband and I went to Lisbon for a long weekend. I had booked it for Mark for his birthday present but what I didn’t know at the …

Laps of luxury: 17 jaw-dropping pools around the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> Diving in at the deep end has never been more enjoyable than in these jaw-dropping pools.<p>From private villas to Japanese onsen, luxury resorts to boutique lodges, these are some of the world's most memorable, luxurious and expensive destinations to take a dip:<p>1. Ski Portillo, Chile<p>Up in the …

What did I learn on safari in Zambia? Rather a lot as it happens...

I’d wanted to Safari in Zambia (not to be confused with Trump’s Nambia!) for a while. This year I got the chance when another trip had to be …

WATCH: Here’s why you should explore the Atacama desert at night

No video will ever capture what it feels like to lay under a starry sky, especially if we’re talking about one of the world’s cleanest and darkest …

The Blue Planet II trailer is here and everyone is going wild

Soon you’ll be able to travel to unknown parts of the ocean with the epic new Blue Planet series, and the jaw-dropping five-minute trailer has the entire internet excited.<p>Blue Planet II will be the second installation of the nature series produced by BBC Earth. The first series was released in 2001 …

9 Most Breathtaking Europe Train Journeys

It’s a heady experience to take on a Europe train journey – you travel through spectacular landscapes and glorious architecture in luxury and style. …

72 Hours in Gran Canaria

10 great wilderness cabins and campsites in Canada: readers’ tips

<b>Winning tip:</b> <b>Glacier View Cabins, northern British Columbia</b><p>Simply one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited: remote, barely known, a hidden gem, this is Lake Atlin. The view from the deck of the cabin is so stunning you can only stand and stare in awe at the lake dotted with forested …

Hiking

Pelion - Land of the Centaurs

Unless you’re a hiker it’s unlikely that you’ll of heard of Pelion, most visitors to Greece from the UK are encouraged to stick to the greek islands …

Beaches

Editors' Picks: The Best Safari Lodges and Camps in Africa

In our July/August issue, we debunked six of the biggest myths about going on safari—including the assumption that you can plan it yourself. Trust us: It's not worth the hassle. Use this roundup of the best safari lodges, resorts, and camps in Africa, tested by our senior editors and travel …

Staying at Tintswalo Atlantic in Cape Town

As much as I love city life, sometimes I just need to get away from it all. Living in Cape Town, the best place that I’ve found to do that is …

Cape Town

How to Work Remotely While Camping

Though some of you may decry the idea of working while camping, it’s worth noting that for many freelancers and modern professionals, camping and …

Work-life Balance

5 Reasons to Ditch Your Tent and Get a Rooftop One Instead

Here’s a scenario: You pick your campsite, set up your tent and get ready for a peaceful night’s sleep. You crawl inside, nest into your sleeping …

Camping

How to go ultralight camping

Hit the trail without any extra baggage.<p>On a backpacking trip, spending the night outside takes more preparation that simply going for a day hike. But fear not: It doesn’t have to feel like gearing up for a Himalayan expedition. Here’s how to get ready for an overnight hike without breaking the …

Flying in a Hot Air Balloon in Cappadocia Should Be on Your Bucket List

Here's how to do it.<p>A rocky landscape of natural wonders and human aptitude, Cappadocia is Turkey's very own fairytale kingdom. Initially shaped by …

15 Most Photogenic Places In the World You Must Visit

Travel photography is such an integral part of our experience – whether you’re an amateur or a pro, memories captured are priceless. Here are some …