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Nicola Livingston

5 of the world’s most sustainable eco-hotels

ARTICLE Travelling sustainably whilst not compromising on luxury is becoming easier thanks to an ever expanding catalogue of sustainable eco-hotels.  These sustainable hotels are paving the way for responsible, conscious tourism and are a sign of what the future of travel looks like. Here we talk about some of our favourite eco hotels from across …

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Lake Torridon

Scotland’s North Coast 500

Castles, caves, ancient ruins, deserted white-sand beaches and pristine clear blue waters are some of the draws of Scotland’s North Coast 500. NORTH COAST 500: SCOTLAND’S ROUTE 66 One of the world’s most jaw-droppingly beautiful road trips is Scotland’s North Coast 500 (NC500).  Your ‘Scottish route 66’ adventure’ starts in the UK’s most northerly city …

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Safari with kids

How are children influenced by travel?

Travelling is a brilliant way to bond, spend time together and enjoy new experiences.  But, for children travel offers so much more.  The powerful and lasting impact experiencing our world has is life changing. Travelling to other cultures, engaging with local communities provides building blocks that transform and develop children into adulthood. How does travel influence …

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Yosemite Half Dome

Top 6 activities for a Yosemite family adventure

Yosemite national park is one of those places you have to visit in order to appreciate its majestic pull. Although it’s not North America’s biggest park but it is definitely one of the countries best.  Here are our top 6 activities for a family adventure when visiting Yosemite. 1. Expert Led activities We cannot emphasise …

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Township in Capetown

Should we visit a township in Cape Town?

The idea of visiting a township in Cape Town raises more than an eyebrow for most. “Voyeuristic”, “culturally insensitive”, “poverty tourism” are terms often used to describe the idea of tourists “gawping” at local people and the poverty they live in.  Our clients are often passionate about getting involved in local communities they are visiting.  …

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Family 1st class travel

Top 5 airlines for travelling business & first class with children

The issue of travelling with children in first class is a tricky one.  First and business class passengers have often spent money on seats to avoid being sat near children.  Hearing the sighs of other passengers as you take your seat with a toddler isn’t a great start to your family adventure and choosing the …

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Underwater diving

What age can children learn to scuba dive?

Diving historical wreck sites and cool caverns is an experience like no other. With children’s natural curiosity and ability to learn new skills, scuba diving is a skill to learn as soon as possible.  Scuba diving programs start for children at age 8.  There are a number of certification bodies involved in learning to scuba dive but …

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Space tourism

How much does it cost to go to Space?

Space tourism prices vary massively, what do you get for $250,000 versus $80 million?  It’s been over 50 years since the moon landings. Branson, Musk & Bezos all have their own aspirations to conquer the final frontier.  With private companies getting in tow with space agencies there are more and more opportunities for private astronauts …

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