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Up close and personal – Unmissable’s Top 10 Wildlife Holidays with a Difference

A lack of charitable donations and funding have left wildlife operators looking for smarter ways to finance conservation.  This means unique and unprecedented opportunities to get closer than ever to some of the planet’s most iconic species. Rhino-notching, South Africa Last year, poachers killed 1,004 white rhinos in South Africa. This year, the tally stands at 294 (more than two every day) all to feed the Asian taste for an ineffective aphrodisiac. This prize offers the opportunity to take part in vital conservation work in the Greater Kruger National Park, tracking, tranquillising, notching ears (for identification) and inserting microchips into horns. The seven-night trip, which includes game drives and visits to the Khamai reptile centre and the Moholoholo wildlife rehabilitation... Read The Rest →

Unmissable Journeys – 7 Days, 6 Countries, One Memorable Trip

Only thirty five cars are invited to join this amazing journey of a lifetime – and you can offer a prize to be one of them.  All exotic, classic, or interesting cars are eligible to apply, and used as a prize, we can also supply you with a suitable car. Date: 14th to 21st June 2014 The journey includes some of the finest cuisine, hospitality, hotels and roads that Europe has to offer, for a truly memorable journey that will amaze, spoil, pamper and delight. Starting from the iconic Goodwood Hill Climb, highlights include driving the famous Stelvio Pass and relaxing on the Portofino coast before drive along the Italian coast to Monte Carlo. The Riviera Rally is a seven day event... Read The Rest →

The Ultimate Ski Retreats for the 2014-15 Season

  LEAPrus 3912, Mount Elbrus, Russia Close to the Georgian border, in a remote part of southern Russia, runs the formidable span of the Caucasus Mountains. In the centre of the range, topping nearly 6,000m is Mount Elbrus, Europe’s highest peak. The fifth member of the Seven Summits (the highest mountains in each of the continents), it is notorious for its extreme climatic conditions. Yet, perched atop the southern side of this peak, is a new eco-hotel. Determined on minimal environmental impact, the North Caucasus Mountain Club (NCMC) enlisted Italian architects LEAPfactory, who specialise in high-altitude design solutions, for this project. The result includes a purification system that uses melted snow to supply the bathroom areas with water. Fashioned from... Read The Rest →

Bottoms Up: Unmissable Wine-Fuelled Adventures

Wine and Walking Could Sussex soils soon be superior to those of Champagne? We think there’s a good chance.  And so do some win connoisseurs. Just for yourself on a sparkling wander across the South Downs. The route takes in the Meonhill Vineyards, where the Romans were first to frow a grape.  The top glugging stop is Nyetimber, queen of the UK fizz, while the scenery is taken at a sip, rather than a slurp – no more than 6 miles a day.  Even the village of Steep is tackled downhill.  Breaks are for 2 nights and include full-board and wine. Wine and Sailing Sleep meanders around Venetian Renaissance towns, sunset swims in starlit covers, your own floating sommelier…a bibulous... Read The Rest →

10 of the best places around the world to spend Easter

  Easter isn’t just about chocolate. Here we take a look at 10 of the best places to celebrate Easter.  We’ll create bespoke trips to any of these destinations according to budget and what you’re trying to achieve. 1. Virtuous in Argentina Easter Sunday in Argentina consists of consuming and sharing eggs as well as the special Easter cake, Rosca de Pascua. Tradition holds that people exchange eggs not only with their family, but also with friends and colleagues and the day culminates in attending mass followed by a big family gathering involving lots of food. Argentinians tend to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection with a huge barbecue and a treasure hunt organized by the local governments in the main cities, so... Read The Rest →

Easter in the Lake District with Beatrix Potter

LindethHowe Country House hotel is a unique 4 star country house hotel once owned by the best-loved children’s author Beatrix Potter.  Boasting 34 beautiful bedrooms, cosy lounges and a fantastic 2 AA Rosette Dining Room, it’s the ideal place to explore all the favourite places associated with Beatrix Potter.   We’ll arrange for winners to travel north alongside Lake Windermere to Waterhead where Beatrix spent many of her school holidays when she lived in London. From here we’ll drive them to her house, Hill Top Farm, visit the shop to receive some exquisite souvenirs and explore her treasured garden.  Children will receive a copy of the Tale of Peter Rabbit books in their room on arrival,  Easter eggs are also provided, as well as indoor and outdoor games for... Read The Rest →

The Ultimate Chocolate Treasure Hunt in New York

This amazing trip will take you on the ultimate hunt for chocolate in fabulous New York, a city famed for its vast array of cuisine from around the world.  This would make a great family experience, but it’s equally as good for 2. To settle into the New York lifestyle, the winner will be driven from JFK to spend 4 nights at the luxurious 4* Westin Times Square, in the heart of the city. For this ultimate of chocolate hunts, winners will be armed with a treasure hunt street map complete with starred destinations, a disposable camera, subway passes and some sustenance as they step out to take a bite out of the Big Apple.  Part of the fun  includes finding answers to tricky questions posed to them throughout their adventure, taking... Read The Rest →

Unmissable Festivals for 2014

  Here we take a look at some of the best festivals for 2014.  We’ve included the major contenders, such as Bestival and IOW, simply because they are still so popular on the festival calendar.  We can organise the tickets for the day or weekend, travel (train, car or campervan for example) and a huge array of sleeping options from basic hotels and camping, right through to VIP accommodation experiences in the heart of the festival grounds.  Money can’t buy elements can also be added, if your budgets allow. Snowbombing, Mayrhofen – April Not long to go now until this week-long whirlwind of world class DJs and bands, in the idyllic alpine setting of Mayrhofen, Austria.  Days are spent skiing/boarding, enjoying music on mountain-top... Read The Rest →

Which country is setting the culinary pace for 2014?

  France remains the most visited country on the planet, with 83m people visiting in 2013. Quite impressive isn’t it.  And right now in Paris, Brittany’s is having its moment.  Bretton food has once again become a real passion and talking point for the Parisians.  They love the oysters, crepes and of course, the butter.  One of the latest food delights is a food truck serving Brittany beer and bites, situated right in the heart of the city.  The Breton butter used in the bites is being touted as the best they’ve ever tasted, flecked and course with crispy grains of hand harvested sea salt from the region. Another revered Breton treat is the Kouign-amann, a puff pastry type of cake made from folds of the stuff, all caramelised with... Read The Rest →

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