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When it comes to holiday planning, it pays to think ahead. Many popular destinations are booking up fast for April and the Easter holidays in particular, so our travel experts have compiled some recommendations to ensure you don’t miss out – whether you are seeking action and adventure, peace and solitude, or a traditional family holiday in the sun. Here are just a few suggestions to inspire your plans this Easter:
This decade has seen Peruvian cuisine rise in popularity on a global scale and it’s now seen as a prominent player in the culinary world, with dedicated restaurants appearing in many cities. The dishes have a reputation as fresh, hearty and healthy fare, underpinned by corn, potatoes and chillies. Over the last five centuries, immigration has seen Peruvian food evolve and intensify in terms of flavour, such as the Chinese/Peruvian fusion of cuisines known as Chifa. Our South American expert Rosemary Hill explores some of the nation’s most popular cuisine:
Red Savannah’s Tuscany villas expert, Charlie Stephenson explores the popularity of Tuscany’s capital, Florence, and the delights of dipping in and out of the city from the relative tranquillity of the Tuscan countryside.
“The very air of Florence seems to be a healthy tonic; its citizens are well dressed, and its women lovely and fashionable, its buildings are very beautiful, and every sort of useful craft is carried on in them, more so than any other Italian city. For this many come from distant lands to see her, not out of necessity, but for the quality of its manufactures and arts, and for the beauty and ornament of the city.”
If 2015 is a landmark year for you, then it’s time to think about how – and where – you’re going to celebrate, whether you’re planning an engagement, milestone anniversary or a ‘big’ birthday bash with family and friends. We present ten top places for celebrating in style, from intimate, romantic hotels to grand villas and private islands.
Our CEO, George Morgan-Grenville, shares his predictions for 2015 travel trends including hot destinations on the rise. Pure adventure is high on the agenda, as is going off-the-beaten-track and the opportunity to let your hair down.
As the dawn of a New Year beckons, we take a look at some of the best places in the world to see in the 1st of January. For those preferring to escape the festivities altogether, head for splendid isolation away from the crowds. For party animals and culture vultures, then take your pick from some buzzing, cosmopolitan cities. The destination specialists at Red Savannah have selected their recommendations for a truly memorable New Year’s Eve.
The northern Vietnamese city of Hanoi is home to a plethora of intoxicating smells, colour and sounds. An hour after leaving the airport, a cacophony of noise erupts with the hooting of car horns and beeping of mopeds as they speed around in their droves like a scene from Quadrophenia. Chaos reigns but somehow there seem to be unwritten rules of the road ingrained in the locals as they meander freely and skilfully around each other.
When Red Savannah’s expert on Oman holidays, Ed Granville, recently visited the country, he scratched the surface of the desert to uncover ancient rivers, lost cities and discovered that the desert, in fact, experiences a monsoon season.
Miles of coastline, a beautiful climate and good road infrastructure are just a few reasons why a South Africa holiday lends itself so well to self-drive. This country is a multi-cultural delight which is famous for providing a warm welcome to all its visitors and this is why it’s often referred to as the ‘Rainbow Nation’.
This article is brought to you by our Guest writer, Ross at The Luxury Editor a UK based travel website uncovering the finer travel experiences in life. A year ago Ross was lucky enough to spend a month in Malaysia where he explored the cities, countryside and the coast. Here he shares some of his tips.