Sunday, January 8, 2017

What’s your #luxurytravel resolution this New Year?


Luxury Travel

It’s that time of year again. The Christmas excitement is over, waistlines have expanded and thoughts turn to reinvention, health, self-improvement and the adoption of better habits. The luxury travel experts think that travel delivers on all these fronts.

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More family time

Nothing is more fulfilling than taking time out with the family and a holiday gives the perfect opportunity to relax, remove yourself from the day to day and focus on those around you. A wildlife safari  delivers unforgettable experiences, educates young and old alike on the wonders of the animal kingdom, allows plenty of activity and adventure and above all unforgettable memories.

Give back

There is always more that can be done to benefit needy communities and respect fragile ecosystems. A&K understood this as far back as 1982 when it established Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy (AKP). Many journeys offer opportunities for personal involvement with the projects AKP supports from leopard protection in Sri Lanka to bee-keeping in Tanzania, housing for street kids in Morocco and wells for clean water in Cambodia, and many more.

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Eat Well

Avoid a drastic diet and instead make healthy choices, like the Italians do. Their respect for fresh produce and simple flavours is to be admired. Adopt these habits when you visit the northeast of Italy where Prosciutto, Venetian bacari and white asparagus are counted amongst the regional specialities. While the focus is fine fresh food, travellers will be equally dazzled by the local art, architecture and atmospheric lodgings.

Drink less

It is said that life’s too short to drink bad wine so if consumption is to be cut choose quality above quantity. Argentinean wines are amongst the best in the world and nestling against the Andes, Mendoza is one of the world’s great wine regions. Most famous for its malbec, there’s no shortage of quality here and on a luxury travel journey, guests explore the terroir, visit leading vineyards and cellar doors, meet winemakers and enjoy ample tasting opportunities.

Perfect a skill

Photography and luxury travel go hand in hand but so often the images we capture disappoint. Try a dedicated photographic expedition to Antarctica where professional photographer Richard Harker is the resident photo coach. Throughout the journey, Richard offers everything from an introduction to taking photographs in polar climes to tips for seasoned experts with on board workshops, technical advice, hands-on tutorials and guidance in the field. Antarctica is alive with incredible subject matter for the photographer from dazzling icebergs and close-up wildlife to breaching whales and seabirds in flight. On a photographic expedition you’re sure to bring home wonderful pictorial mementos of the trip.

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