Whether it’s the wildlife, scenery, or people you remember most, Africa is out on its own for sheer scale, variety and dramatic impact. It’s an extraordinary place that will entice you back again and again, from the elegance and charm of Cape Town to the primal attractions of the Serengeti and the impossibly-perfect beaches lapped by the Indian Ocean.
Straddling the two Poles and encompassing myriad landscapes and cultures, The Americas offer an almost tireless treasure trove of experiences for travellers, from the remains of ancient civilizations in South America to the gleaming cities of Canada and the US, peppered amongst ever-changing landscapes which define majesty.
With its gleaming towers rising out of the desert, constantly sun-drenched beaches, world-beating designer shopping and fabulous hotels, the UAE serves up the very last word in urbane glamour, while Oman is a stylish and sophisticated choice for those looking to enjoy the very best Arabia has to offer.
How can you begin to sum up Asia? Mysterious, majestic, surprising, spiritual, energetic, enticing… it’s all those and more. A trip here is a true voyage of discovery, not least because its cultures and history have been hidden to Western eyes for too long, and with so much to explore, you’ll be back time and again.
Explore, cherish and fall in love with Australia, the world’s largest island; the epic countryside and adrenaline-junkie Eden of New Zealand, or the spectacularly laid-back islands of French Polynesia – which bring to life just how dreamy reality can get.
Hunker down by translucent shores and shady palms to breathe in jasmine and hibiscus and watch the hovering of miracle-winged hummingbirds. Why not explore the stunning tiny islands of the Caribbean?
From the sun-kissed Mediterranean to sophisticated cities, Europe’s diversity is without equal. Its converted castles, restored monasteries, refurbished palaces and rolling landscapes are all testimony to its fascinating history, whilst the gourmet cuisine, vintage wines and glamorous nightlife reflect the continent’s irrepressible joie de vivre.
Choose from idyllic islands adrift in the Indian Ocean, seducing you with overwater villas, underwater reefs, iridescent white sands, swaying sugar cane and cerulean oceans; or the magnificence of the Indian Subcontinent’s temples, Buddhist Kingdoms and beaches throughout Sri Lanka – all serving up a feast for senses as well as the soul.
Relax and Restore
Looking for a beautifully-healthy getaway? Come snooze away on a plush spa table and detox in a mud and mineral bath. No matter what your flavour, here are the best spas to escape to help you re-energise and relax.
Meadowood Napa Valley
This brand new spa features eight treatment suites that include a private bathroom and steam shower, and the comfy lounge area has sliding windows that look out to forested views. Have a bite in the relaxation gardens from the private spa menu. Hotel guests only.
Sink into their heated mineral pool and take in the sights and sounds of the surrounding woodlands and private Lake Lommel. Hotel guests only.
Auberge du Soleil
Soak while you overlook the Napa Valley, followed by a custom spa treatment. Hotel guests only.
Indian Springs Resort
You must experience the mud bath followed by the mineral bath and relax by the Buddha pond. Be sure to bring your bathing suit for before and after your treatments to enjoy the onsite mineral pool.
This is one of Calistoga’s most elegant spas. The Bathhouse and Mud Bar features healing geo-thermal pools and mineral-rich mud therapy in a gorgeous setting of farmhouse-style cottages.
Spa Terra at Meritage Resort & Spa
This spa is set within a 22,000 sq. ft. estate cave. Yes; you read that correctly, a cave!
Calistoga Spa Hot Springs
This recently updated spa and hotel also offers the traditional mud bath with locally harvested volcanic ash mud. And this is their giant mineral pool!
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