Category: Away from the City

Tourist on Safari jeep watching tiger crossing the road at Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur

Explore India’s lush animal kingdoms

There’s an escape from India’s rikshaw-filled alleys and buzzing markets. It’s called nature, and it consists of incredibly peaceful animal kingdoms. Kaziranga National Park, Ranthambore National Park & Sundarbans National…

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A view of a tented villa in Awei Pila

Be one of the first to discover Myanmar’s luscious resort island of Pila

Nestled amidst a network of some 800 scattered islands and vibrant coral reefs, the island of Pila in Myanmar was known only to the indigenous people of the Mergui Archipelago,…

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Noel Vaux le Vicomte (c)Franklin Lecointre

France’s largest privately-owned chateau opens its doors to just 15 guests this Christmas

Be treated like a king this Christmas at the legendary Château de Vaux-Le-Vicomte, France's largest privately-owned chateau, whose sumptuous architecture inspired centuries of elaborate baroque design. Château de Vaux-Le-Vicomte Be…

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Domaine des Etangs vegetable garden

Select few vacation like a knight in this 11th-century French chateau

To say that the Domaine des Etangs is located in the middle of nowhere is a stretch - the 11th century French chateau is, in actuality, merely a few hours…

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Reviving 200-year-old English cottage by the beach

Not enough has been said about the beauty of the English countryside, and even less so about its quaint towns and secret beaches. The town of Croyde - situated in…

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&beyond Mnemba Island Zanzibar

Recipe for romance

Is one assured of falling in love when on white sandy beaches fringed by beautiful palm trees and encircled by crystal clear turquoise waters of the Maldives? Get your destinations…

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Breakfast view from the conservatory at Castello di Monticelli, near Perugia

Umbria, Italy’s gourmet treasure trove

Leave Rome its Colosseum and Paris its Eiffel Tower; let Tuscany have its Chianti wines and hordes of visitors. Where I’m going is Italy’s reclusive child, Umbria – Europe’s bona fide…

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The mesmerising south of India

Spend your winter in winsome Southern India

Vibrant, colourful, exotic and ethnic, with attractions as diverse as the mind can visualise- this is Southern India. Allow it to lure you this winter. The fine art of forest…

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Turquoise waters of the Exuma Island

Island whimsy in the Caribbean

A seaplane arrival over turquoise waters of the Exuma Island chain begins your journey to this 72-acre private island paradise. Bury your toes in the Caribbean’s powder-white sand and feel…

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The high elevations of Sheldon Chalet, combined with the crystal-clear mountain air make for stellar aurora-viewing by chris burkard

Northern Lights and Alaskan nights

Leave the day-trips, shore excursions and leaving-you-wanting-more fly-overs behind, there’s a new way to explore Alaska’s famous Denali National Park. Denaliís call to the wild Leave the day-trips, shore excursions…

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