Entries by Clare Burkey

Fethiye Coast, Turkey

Why a Turkey Holiday is Good Value Right Now

We are seeing a confident resurgence of the Turkish holiday resorts with the Bodrum Peninsula introducing high-end luxe product for 2019. The arrival of Bodrum Lux, Bodrum Edition, Six Senses and more to come put Turkey firmly back on the map.  New developments include the Turkish Airlines direct flight from London Gatwick to Bodrum onboard […]

Family Holidays, Sri Lanka

Family Friendly Sri Lanka

If you are wondering where to go with your family to chase the tail end of the summer why not consider an escape to Sri Lanka, which is an ideal family destination during October half term and the festive period. Sri Lanka is a superb destination for families – think sandy beaches, national parks and […]

, Steppes Big 5: New Zealand Winter Festivals

Steppes Big 5: New Zealand Winter Festivals

Winter in New Zealand is crisp as a Braeburn apple and hits the spot like a Sauvignon Blanc. As the weather cools, the country is ready to welcome visitors for another season of uniquely Kiwi winter events. Whether it’s gentler outdoor action and adventure, or cosy fireside relaxation that whets the appetite, there’s a varied […]


Ballooning season now underway in Myanmar

It’s not just ballooning in Bagan that will take your breath away. We can also provide a bird’s eye view of Inle Lake, Pindaya and the latest region to take a flight from – Ngapali Beach. The ballooning season runs from October through to March, with no better way to enjoy and connect with the […]


After 10 years Planet Earth II returns to BBC2

Attenborough’s Planet Earth II will be the BBC’s most high- tech series ever, utilising ultra-high definition cameras on drones.  The experience guarantees to be immersive, allowing the viewer to travel with the animal, whilst showing the epic scale of the environment it lives in. This is utterly game changing for how documentaries are produced, uncovering […]


Celebrating Holi

Holi is nearly upon India, celebrated nationwide and  tourist friendly, this annual event stops this vast country in its tracks. In rural locations such as Maheshwar, it is often the case that the Holi festivities last for days, and very little gets done! The Hindu spring festival marks the coming of Spring is usually celebrated […]


Holi – A festival of colour in India

I have made a conscious effort to bypass the hotels of Delhi and Mumbai, of which there are many, and seemingly increase daily. Rather than report back to our valued traveller information on plasma TV screens and fast internet connection, I am filled with a warm glow to confirm that the “real“ India is alive and […]