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   Socotra by Luxury Camps: The Yemeni Galapagos This secretive Arabian island has – like the Galápagos – evolved in near-isolation. That means its UNESCO alien landscapes host one of the highest levels of species endemism, plenty of opportunity for adventure thrill and an enthralling cultural past and present.And, given its remote setting, you’ll be one of the only people to have visited. So, Cookson Adventures has extensively recced the destination, bringing along the Financial Times’ Africa editor, scouting exclusive beaches for your luxury camp and gaining special access to local sheikhs and conservation opportunities.What’s more, just because you’re in an off-grid location, you won’t compromise on comfort. Alongside private-chef picnics and dinner setups, you’ll retire to these exclusive tented camps, created...

The Caribbean is made up of more than 700 islands, reefs, and cays, and is fast becoming the hottest tourist destination for winter 2023/24. With the demand for summer sunshine all year round, winter travel is expected to surpass pre pandemic 2019 levels. This post pandemic revival has given the Caribbean economy a well needed boost and is attracting a new clientele with new restaurants and bars lining the sandy shores. I recently visited Barbados and stayed at a beautiful private residence situated in Westmoreland, St James, just a stone’s throw away from the legendary Lone Star restaurant and the golden beaches that line the island.  There is a plethora of new and pre-loved properties coming to market in Barbados and I was fortunate...

ConnectSkies are delighted to be working with SFY Styling, assisting our clients with their wardrobe prior to flight, on-board and arrival at their destination. At SFY the mindset of our clients is our priority. Their mindset is calm and reassured because the team at SFY have thought of everything for their trip. Our clients are constantly travelling either for business or pleasure. Our bespoke packing service is a seamless extension of our work with our clients.  Sustainability is very important to us when choosing brands, the likes of Casa Raki and choosing good quality over quantity, is the smart way to shop.  We pack the exact number of outfits for your trip – taking into account any special occasions and the weather...

ConnectSkies are proud to exclusively represent this beautiful, low timed and well maintained Piaggio P180 Avanti II with only 495 Hrs since new. The P180 Avanti II boasts the performance of Citation like light jets, yet can carry 2 more pax, has a fully enclosed lavatory, fuel consumption reduced by 30%-60% against aircraft of the same category, producing 960Kg CO2 per hr VS a bracket of 1160-1730 Kg/hr for the other jets in the same weight cat. Another advantage of the Avanti over its competition is the comfort provided by its cabin size. It is the only Business Jet in its category to allow a person up to 5' 8'' to stand upright in the cabin. The aircraft can carry up...

MOOCOCO’S  Everyone has their favourite chocolate be it plain dark chocolate, a praline or truffle. But what about cardamon, olive oil and honey or maybe raspberry and black pepper? MooCoco is a small exquisite chocolaterie based in Storrington, West Sussex producing traditional hand filled chocolate truffles and creations for all occasions … how chocolate should really taste!  Kim, whom is MooCoco’s owner and chocolatier, was trained as a professional caterer who more than 15 years ago found chocolate the perfect medium to bring together an original traditional art with her flare for originality and creativity. “My grandfather was a whisky blender so I think I have inherited his nose and taste to put flavours together”, she reveals Over the years she has won many...

 AFRICA BY AIR For those literary veterans who have read ‘West of the night’ by Beryl Markham you will appreciate the magic of flight in East Africa - the utopia of flying for the jet aficionado. However, for many of us, it is the Oscar winning film ‘Out of Africa’ where Robert Redford playing Dennis Finch Hatton and Meryl Streep as Karen Blixen, capture our hearts and invite us into the world of flight over Africa.  ConnectJets decided to investigate further and flew from London to Nairobi to see first-hand how Aviation is changing tourism in East Africa.   THE MAGIC OF FLIGHT  On arrival into Jomo Kenyatta Airport and a short stay in Muthaiga, home to the Muthaiga Country Club, I take a short...

They’ve been here for almost a thousand years but most people in Britain are unfamiliar with their cuisine. Although Jews first arrived in Britain in 1070 at the invitation of William the Conqueror, with the exception of Smoked Salmon bagels and Salt Beef sandwiches, their culinary tradition is hardly known.Jewish cuisine may well be the world’s most nomadic, with dishes from its broad range of communities: Ashkenazi (Central and Eastern European); Sephardi (descendants of the Iberian Jews including Italian, Greek, Turkish and Balkan); Mizrahi (North African, including Moroccan, Tunisian, Algerian and Libyan); Judeo-Arab (Lebanese, Syrian and Iraqi); Persian Jewish; Yemenite Jewish; Indian Jewish and Latin-American Jewish. And since the establishment of the State of Israel, a nascent Israeli ‘fusion cuisine’ has also developed.Its name inspired by the date when Jews first arrived...

Award winning private aviation travel company ConnectJets have thrown their support behind international eye care charity Orbis, to help raise awareness for their See My Future appeal. For three months, until 23rd June, all public donations to the appeal will be doubled by the UK government.In many parts of the world, avoidable sight loss means children are dropping out of school. Issues such as refractive error, cataract and strabismus (severe squint) can all impede a child’s ability to see the blackboard, their text books and their teachers. In some cases children are dropping out of school to care for an adult with sight-loss.See My Future aims to raise £850,000 and the UK government will match every pound, which will help...

The convenience of chartering a private aircraft, for business or pleasure, is obvious. You can fly from convenient private airfields, as well as major airports, to almost anywhere at the time you choose and without accompanying passengers.But what of security? How do you ensure your own safety and the safety of those travelling with you? And what should you do when travelling with works of art, jewellery or other especially valuable items?  Can you rest assured that your broker is following the correct security protocols when arranging your travel schedule? ConnectJets work closely with Rose Partners to ensure we have every angle covered.ConnectJets & Rose Partners; the approach to securityIt’s worth taking the time to make sure the private...

Explore the best of Argentinian and Chilean Patagonia with PELORUS, using ConnectJets to combine three contrasting environments: the sprawling wine regions of Mendoza; the glacial lakes and picturesque mountains of Bariloche; and the rugged wilderness of Torres del Paine. You will experience the most authentic Patagonian experiences coupled with world-class hospitality and cuisine.Begin your adventure by flying into the heart of southern Patagonia. Declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, Torres del Paine National Park is recognised as one of the most beautiful places on the planet. A paradise of 227,298 hectares and exceptional geography of imposing massifs, virgin forests and turquoise lakes. The hiking, biking and mountaineering possibilities here are endless. Head out on a series of incredible treks with...