Cast your mind back to a memorable weekend. One spent with family or friends, enjoying late lunches, perhaps an early morning swim, a long walk, a boat trip or a bike ride.

However you spent it, you were able to slow down, detach from external commitments, and indulge in quality time.

If only all your weekends could be savoured like this. Maximising your time, stretching out the days and feeling like you’d had a week-long break instead of just a few days.

Well, here’s the thing:

There’s a skill to creating the illusion of more time. It starts with speeding up the relaxation process and ensuring you feel at ease. No traffic jams, no race to catch a flight, no worrying about luggage or being late, or just generally getting from A to B.

Still round the corner, there may wait, a new road or a secret gate

J. R. R. Tolkien

Isn’t that what we spend most of our time doing, and desperately need a break from?

This is why we place such importance on the journey itself.

Because, when this becomes an integral part of your experience, then you’ve wasted no time at all.

For example, there are times when travelling by helicopter or private plane is a no-brainer. African safari is a good case in point as flying privately makes the whole adventure so blissfully easy and the safari network is perfectly set up for it.

But even in Europe, it can make a world of difference. Flying from Rome to Costa Smeralda, Sardinia (in 40 minutes), exploring the farthest corners of Iceland, a day trip from Paris to Versailles, or getting to Courchevel from Geneva without a 2.5-hour drive. Everything revolves around your schedule, leaving you free to enjoy your time stress-free.

The same applies to boats, and sometimes trains. Some are simply faster and more comfortable, luxurious and enjoyable than others. You just need the right advice from people who know the routes and hold your best interests in mind.


Let’s make sure you are getting the best possible return on your time and stretching out your days in all the right ways.