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Are you a planner or a last-minute traveller? I am definitely a planner, although 2020 has forced me to explore the advantages and joys of last-minute trips, and adapt to the constant change of plans even 24 hours before departure. I did not think I could just look up a destination the night before, book, pack leave on a whim and actually enjoy it. I thought everything had to be meticulously thought through and carefully planned to avoid disappointment. But hey, 2020 forced us to revisit and reevaluate our habits

Greetings from Schiermonnikoog, the unpronounceable Dutch Frisian island, a sort of “Dutch Hamptons”. Literally its name can be translated into “Grey Monk Island” . The island’s first known inhabitants were the monks of Klaarkamp Abbey, a Cistercian monastery near Rinsumageest, on the mainland. “Monnik” means “monk”, “schier” is an archaic word meaning “grey”, referring to the colour of the monks’ habits, and “oog” translates as “island”. A National Park of breathtaking natural beauty, the island, 16 Km long and 4 Km wide, can only be reached on foot or by

Incorporating wildlife and nature treks into luxury holidays has surged in popularity in recent years, and has also provided a welcome opportunity for many much-loved destinations to showcase their less familiar natural resources and riches. For many enthusiasts, birding is the most obvious, quick and accessible entry for deepening their acquaintance with Tuscan wildlife. Although beautiful birds can be seen all over the region, the marshlands and mountains are particularly good starting points for ornithology enthusiasts. The wetlands of Padule di Fucecchio outside Florence boast varieties including many herons and

While some families prefer to sit back and spend two weeks relaxing by the pool, others are all about activities, adventures and non-stop fun. If you’re the type of clan that can’t stand the thought of sunbathing for the entirety of your trip, read on for an overview of some of our favourite spots for active families this summer. Disclaimer: Relaxation is not on the cards here. It’s all hiking, mountain biking, scuba diving and exploring until the very last second. Ready, set, go! Valais – Switzerland Nestled in the