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The Most Beautiful City In The World: Cape Town

Posted by on May 27th 2015 in Africa, Inspiration, Luxury, Travel Tips & Advice

The Most Beautiful City In The World: Cape Town
Why you need to visit Cape Town, South Africa   

The great explorer Sir Francis Drake was not wrong in the year 1580 by naming this “the fairest Cape in all the world”. On arriving here yourself, whether by sea or air, it’s almost impossible to disagree with him; quite simply this city is spectacular. More recent acknowledgement of this would be in 2014 when the city of Cape Town was named "the best place in the world to visit"  by both The New York Times and The Telegraph newspapers. 

When traveling from London, New York...

Mallorca - The Luxury Jewel In the Mediterranean

Posted by on May 20th 2015 in Europe, Inspiration, Luxury, Travel Tips & Advice

Mallorca - The Luxury Jewel In the Mediterranean
What's the best island in the Mediterranean? 

Mallorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands, for seven hundred years a strategic enclave, the jewel of the Mediterranean Sea. Known as 'The King's Island' and favorite of everyone from royalty, celebrities and millionaires right down to the common man. The island now attracts as many as 10 million tourists a year, so it is no wonder the name alone has become synonymous with 'holidays'.

There’s a relaxed and friendly atmosphere at this most emblematic of Mediterranean vacation hotspots. It’s a place totally at one with...

Top Travel Books to Read (Part One)

Posted by on May 13th 2015 in Adventure & Expeditions, Book Reviews, Inspiration

Book Covers
Eight travel books everyone should read 

Packing a book or two to enjoy whilst on this summer's vacation? You would do very well considering any of the below, some of our personal favourites will take you to all corners of the world: 

1. First Overland by Tim Slessor.  Buckle up and enjoy the trip of a lifetime. In 1955 to 1956, two teams of recent Oxford and Cambridge University graduates undertook a never repeated London to Singapore overland journey (including Burma one year before it closed its borders to...

Sir Ranulph Fiennes triumphs at 71 completing Marathon des Sables

Posted by on May 8th 2015 in Adventure & Expeditions, Africa, Inspiration, Sandgrouse News

Sir Ranulph Fiennes triumphs at 71 completing Marathon des Sables
Congratulations to Sir Ranulph Fiennes

The veteran, heroic explorer, described by the Guinness Book of Records as “the world’s greatest living explorer”, has completed the toughest footrace on earth and in doing so becomes the oldest Briton to complete the grueling 6-day Sahara ultra-marathon in Morocco.

Following his epic trek, Sir Ranulph’s chosen charity, Marie Curie, will receive donations in excess of £99,000 at the time of writing. Marie Curie is a charity close to Sir Ranulph’s heart and helps nurses assist those with terminal illness, including but not exclusively...

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