Apres-Golf Masters: 5 Hidden Gems Off the Course


I realize that if you are lucky enough to find yourself on the fairways of Augusta National, The Old Course, Shinnecock Hills, or Bandon Dunes the last thing on your mind will be, “what else could I being doing right now?” But having lived and caddied at at dozens of great courses around the country and abroad over the past twenty years, I also know that a course owes its greatness to its Read the rest of this entry »

Alila Villas Soori introduce helicopter transfers

Guests at Alila Villas Soori can travel like a true A-lister, with their newly launched private helicopter transfers package. The new ‘Come Fly with Me West’ offer allows guests to arrive at the luxury resort in the quickest and most hassle free way, while experiencing the stunning scenery of Bali from a unique perspective.

Dubbed ‘the ultimate chauffeur’, the package combines luxurious touches with a Read the rest of this entry »

GOL expands codeshare deal with Delta Air Lines

GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes has announced a key milestone in its partnership with Delta Air Lines, the implementation of GOL codeshare on Delta’s flights from Brasilia to Atlanta.

GOL will now sell Delta’s international tickets through its sales channels – website, Voe GOL stores, call centres and travel agencies.

Over the next months other markets will be included in the codeshare including all Delta flights between Brazil and the United States, as well as key connecting markets operated by the United States-based company.

“These are exciting times for GOL and Delta.

“This announcement is proof point of collaboration between two partnerships with a dynamic relation combined with our mutual desire to provide our Read the rest of this entry »

Iniala Beach House, Phuket to open this week

The exclusive Iniala Beach House will open this week in Phuket, Thailand and enable guests to stay in a shrine to some of the best creative minds, architects, designers and chefs in the world.

Iniala Beach House is a 10-suite private residence available torent entirely, or by individual villa or Penthouse Suite, and situated on Natai Beach just 20 minutes north of Phuket Airport. It has incredible, uninterrupted views of the beach and the Andaman Sea.

Iniala comprises three villas, each with three suites and their own spa, and one Read the rest of this entry »

Ski crash study offers verdict on helmets

Wearing a helmet dramatically reduces the risk of a head injury, say first
study of its kind – but fails to protect the neck

In what is claimed to be the first UK tests to measure the impact of crashes
on the slopes using dummies, the TRL found wearing a helmet dramatically
decreases the risk of serious head injury or death

The study, in association with the insurance company Direct Line, simulated
collisions with a crash test dummy hitting a tree at speed, up to 12mph with
and without a helmet – and with a helmet at 19mph. A proposed test at the
same speed without a helmet was not carried out as results suggested the
test would destroy the dummy, and such a crash would kill a human.

Scientists at the TRL concluded skiers and snowboarders without a helmet
experienced up to four times as much g force on the head than those wearing
a Read the rest of this entry »

Winter sun: activity holidays for families with teenagers

Ask the experts: Our destination experts suggest where to go for the
best activity breaks with older children

I’m looking to do a 10-day family trip next Easter, with 15- and 16-year-old
children. I’m looking for sun, originality and adventure. Any ideas?

Fred Mawer, destination expert, replies

Have you thought about a small-group adventure Read the rest of this entry »

The Festive Wine Guide by Will Smith

We don’t pretend to be wine experts (unlike that chap at every business lunch — there’s always one) which is why we’ve drafted in Will Smith. No, not that Will Smith; this Will Smith is the co-owner of the much-loved Arbutus and Wild Honey. He’s got some great tips to pair festive fare with some seriously top tipples. Now you really can eat, drink and be merry.

The month of December builds with office parties, client lunches and all-important entertaining. When you finally get to the main event, booze is probably the last thing on your mind. But this is a Read the rest of this entry »

The Weekend At The Delano For New Year’s Eve

WHY:Dinner, dancing and a show.
One thing is for sure this New Year’s Eve, you’ll have plenty of great destinations to check out to ring in the New Year. The Delano Hotel on South Beach will again be one of the most popular spots to grab a group of friends and dance the night away while you count down to midnight. Guests who head to the Delano will be graced with a performance by Canadian R&B artist and producer the Weeknd. After the ball drops, the party will move inside to the Delano’s lounge spot, FDR, and will continue into the first Read the rest of this entry »

Couple finish epic South America run

Katharine and David Lowrie, from Devon, completed a record-breaking run the
length of South America yesterday

11:07AM BST 21 Oct 2013


A British couple are “mentally and physically exhausted” after becoming the
first to run the length of South America, by completing a marathon almost
every day for 15 months.

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Skiing in Qubec’s Chic-Choc mountains

With its splendid snow fields, quirky cities and French-Canadian culture, the
eastern Canadian province of Québec and its Chic-Chocs delivers a feast of
the unexpected

If you’re looking for adventure, what springs to mind? The powder-coated
volcanoes of Japan? A Russian heli over Kamchatka? There’s no need to go so
far or so exotic. For there’s another adventurous destination that’s closer,
cheaper and just as quirky as further-flung locales. Think Canada avec une

I’m on an eight-day foray into the wilds of the province of Québec – an
adventure of planes, trains, hire cars and snowcats that spans many hundreds
of kilometres across flash-frozen mountains, and dips into a modern melange
of French, First Nations and English culture.

First stop, cat ski operation Ski Chic-Chocs in the Chic-Choc mountains. The Read the rest of this entry »

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