There are cities, landmarks and experiences that make the cut on most bucket lists. And a visit to the ancient metropolis of Petra in Jordan is one of them. Petra is most famous for Al Khazneh (the Treasury). And while this is an absolute must-see for anyone travelling through Jordan, this remarkable country has so much more to offer.
From Greece to Malta, the Mediterranean is full of secret islands waiting to be explored. But with so much choice (and so much beauty) how do you choose which islands to visit? With this ultimate guide, First Class will take you off the beaten path to some of the lesser known islands scattered throughout the Mediterranean.
There are streets all over the world lined with perfectly poised luxury shops waiting to be explored. Think Hermes scarves, Prada handbags and classic Louboutin heels. Here are the top five luxe shopping streets around the world for high-end retail therapy.
I feel like I’ve just stepped out of a pumpkin as my Adidas shoe plants itself on the polished floor of the Royce Hotel on St Kilda Road. If only I had my boa or a flapper dress and some dashing T-strap heels. Even the air is delicately perfumed in this lobby which oozes 1920s style with its gold painted ceiling, red velvet wall panels and winding ballroom staircase.
See the world from a different perspective with the world’s top five sites to charter a private helicopter.
There are some places in the world that can’t be appreciated on land the same way they are from above. It would be like only seeing Mona Lisa’s smile and nothing else, or one star in Van Gough’s Starry Night. With a scenic helicopter flight, you can see the full picture. And truly know the beauty of mother nature.
Tackle the festival season in style with the ultimate luxury festival guide.
Festivals were once associated with warm beer, mud and poorly pitched tents. No more. From couture fashion to champagne sprays, the festival scene has gone luxe. With yachts, yurts and Michelin starred dining on offer, there really is no other way to festival.
If you’re planning an African safari holiday, you’re probably hoping to see the “Big Five”: lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo. From Tanzania to South Africa, Africa is home to some of the most amazing, luxurious and unforgettable safari lodges, with every detail meticulously planned to ensure your stay is out-of-this-world. Here’s a selection of our favourites – the “Big Five” of safari lodges, as compiled by TravelManagers’ Sally Barron.
Say goodbye to the winter blues with Sydney’s top five luxury experiences.
Sydney is just as alive and vibrant in winter as it is in summer. From private bridge climbs to igloos by the harbour, Sydney pulls out all the stops in winter. Time to swap the bikini for a coat and experience the cooler side of Sydney.
Take to the skies of San Pedro de Atacama for a unique ballooning experience.
Atacama is the world’s driest non-polar desert. But you won’t find an arid wilderness here. From vast salt flats to flamingo flocked lakes, this extraordinary region is bursting with life. What better way to take it all in, than with a birds-eye view.