Long haul family holidays

Five of the best long-haul options for families

Here are the pick of our exciting options for families traveling to long haul this year. We’ve got an increased presence in America, plenty of gorgeous villas in Sri Lanka and would thoroughly recommend Thailand for families. What are you waiting for?

Chill out collection

The Chill-Out Collection: top hotels around the world to do absolutely nothing in

Forget hot city sightseeing, queuing for museums, and Everest Base camp before breakfast, holidays in 2011 are all about good old-fashioned relaxation. We've found that now, more than ever, people just want to chill out and slow down on their holidays. It’s all about taking in the view rather than climbing a mountain, lying back with a good book over dashing around art galleries, and time by the pool instead of hours spent on guided tours.

The Supervillas Collection

When it comes to holiday luxury some of us like to stretch our legs and have more than a few home comforts. Others like to fly in by helicopter, enjoy the services of a private chef, have the run of a yoga studio, and command the best views on the bay. Or we might want to swap our urban rabbit hutch for a week in a modern architectural masterpiece, go Heston in a high-tech kitchen, and feel like a film star on the glamorous Côte D’Azur. With i-escape’s ‘supervillas’, that’s all possible....

i-escape blog / Photographing landscapes

Travel photography tips: landscapes and architecture

In the first of a series of posts, i-escape Editorial Assistant and keen photographer Abi shares her secrets for taking travel pictures that you’ll be proud to show off when you get back home