Category: Travel

Nisala Arana Review: Rustic Luxury in Sri Lanka

Nisala Arana offers top-notch boutique accommodation for those looking for a private, rustic getaway. It’s a sensory treat – whether it’s the slow-moving monitor lizard you spy cruising near a thicket or the evening call to prayer you’ll hear every evening at 5pm. As travel writer Jacqui Gibson finds there’s plenty to enjoy in this tucked-away oasis.

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4 Tips for Navigating Hotel Reviews

There are tons of great hotel review sites out there, but everyone is looking for something different in a comfortable hotel. It pays to do the research and ensure that your hotel meets or exceeds your expectations and gives you a relaxing place to rest between tours. Follow travel writer Beth Graham’s five top tips for choosing the right hotel and you won’t go wrong.

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8 Reasons to Walk New Zealand’s Hollyford Track

The Hollyford Track is one of the greatest guided walks in New Zealand. In three days, hikers go from the wilderness to the sea, traversing the Hollyford Valley by foot, jet boat and finally helicopter. New Zealand writer Jacqui Gibson walked the track. Here are eight reasons you should too.

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Sri Lanka: Top 5 Must Dos

Watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean, enjoy a hot Sri Lankan curry and hunt for rare leopards deep in the jungle. New Zealand travel writer Jacqui Gibson tracks down the best Sri Lanka has to offer.

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Barrandov Studios – Famous Films Shot Here

Add “location” to the well-known “lights, camera, action” adage and the focus for the travel industry becomes film tourism. Many destinations know the allure this growing niche has for movie-lovers to walk in the footsteps of a favorite star or to stand in a location where world-class Hollywood and international filmmakers created a scene. A country putting more pizzazz into the film tourism push is Czech Republic with the hope locals and visitors will experience Prague and the rest of the country differently – as a film destination in addition to a beautiful place to visit. Recently, they linked...

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Combine St. Regis and Kaua‛i for an Unforgettable Hawaiian Holiday

Often referred to as Hawaii’s “Garden Island,” Kaua‛i is a lush tropical paradise of towering cloud-crested green summits. The island has 50 miles of sandy beaches perpetually polished by translucent waves. It was undoubtedly the perfect island for the legendary St. Regis brand to open one of their unparalleled luxury resorts. Behold the Majestic North Shore The Hawaiian St. Regis Resort at Princeville is surrounded by five verdant mountains overlooking the beautiful Hanalei Valley and the breathtaking Napali Coast. No wonder Hollywood picked nearby Lumaha‛i Beach to film scenes for Rogers and Hammerstein’s immortal South Pacific. Kaua‛i’s north shore...

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