The luxury of Christmas in Spain

One of the great pleasures of my work is collaborating with so many people from different countries and cultures. Despite globalisation and commercialisation, at times like Christmas national identities shine through, as each community celebrates in very different ways. Spain is truly an all-year destination. With its rich, colourful and fun-loving culture, it’s a favourite […]

5 perfect ladies breaks in Portugal 

Are you looking for a weekend break for you and your friends? Not sure where to go or what to do? Then Portugal may be the ideal location. With a wonderful Mediterranean climate, amazing food, glorious beaches and white washed villages to explore there is something to suit everybody. But if you are looking for […]

Top 7 hidden gems for eating out in Hakuba, Japan

With so much information – and indeed mis-information – out there when it comes to Hakuba`s best dining spots, it can be very difficult to distinguish the true culinary delights from the everyday restaurants. How we all rate dining experiences is a rather personal and subjective thing, but from 10 years of living in Hakuba […]

Canary Islands for foodies: luxury and sun all year round

Nothing like venturing through the largest of the Canaries around the winter to know what is good: exclusive hotels, high-flying trips, dreamlike landscapes, incomparable cuisine, whale watching excursions and marine life, and a good beach club. The Canary Islands are not only a summer thing in Europe, but they also make their August in autumn […]

Short stay: Hartwell House Hotel and Spa, Aylesbury, UK

By Michael Edwards on Dec 14, 2019 in Accommodation, Europe, Food and Drink, Going Out, Hotels, Regions, Restaurants, Spas & Pampering, Speciality Travel, Travel Miscellany, United Kingdom, Western Europe Hartwell House Hotel and Spa has some history. When Louis XVlll was exiled from France after the French Revolution, he rented this stately home, in 90 […]

New Zealand by water – luxury yacht charters ahead of the America’s Cup

New Zealand has a name for itself as an adventurer’s paradise and the outdoor lifestyle of its locals translates well into the country’s tourism industry. With Auckland to host the America’s Cup in 2020, the islands are gearing up to welcome travellers from across the world, and luxury yachts in particular will find state-of-the-art amenities […]

Top 5 reasons to go on a women-only safari in the Maasai Mara

It might take some time arranging and planning but just imagine if you and all those amazing women in your life jump in a plane for the adventure of your lives – a luxury safari in the Maasai Mara in Kenya. Time seems to fly by and with busy schedules it can be difficult making […]

How the Rich List can save the Red List

By Christopher Hill on Dec 13, 2019 in Africa, Asia, Botswana, Central America, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Montana, North America, Regions, South Africa, Travel Miscellany, USA The Sunday Times’ Rich List is eagerly awaited in May every year, as it reveals the 1,000 wealthiest individuals and families in the UK. Brexit has done no favours […]

5 of the best recent openings across Africa that you may have missed

By Paul Campbell on Dec 13, 2019 in Accommodation, Africa, Botswana, Camping, Kenya, Regions, Resorts, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia Nothing stays still in the world of luxury travel to Africa, and it can be hard to keep up-to-date with all the new openings and refurbishments that happen on a weekly basis across the continent. From […]

Top 5 house reefs in the Maldives

Many hotels and resorts around the world boast fantastic locations with easy access to the beach and ocean. But a resort that features its own house reef sets itself apart – particularly for diving and snorkelling enthusiasts. What is a house reef? A house reef is a coral reef that is easily accessible from a […]

Adventure ideas for your next holiday in the UK

With the new year just around the corner, we’re starting to plan our 2020 adventures. With numerous opportunities for adventure and exploration in the UK, meaning you don’t have to travel to far to discover something new, we’ve put together a list of 2020 adventure ideas for your next holiday in the UK. Cornwall Cornwall […]

10 animals that you will only find in the Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands is like no other place on the planet and its exclusive animals are no doubt one of its key defining elements. Located in a remote location about 1,000 km (600 miles) off the coast of Ecuador, the fauna was able to develop virtually unaffected by predators. In fact, the animals are so […]

Langkawi, Malaysia: adventure, luxury and relaxation

By Michael Edwards on Dec 13, 2019 in Accommodation, Air Travel, Asia, Attractions, Food and Drink, Going Out, Hotels, Malaysia, Regions, Resorts, Restaurants, Spas & Pampering, Speciality Travel, Travel Miscellany Langkawi, on the west coast of Malaysia, is an idyllic archipelago of 101 islands sun-bathing in the warmth of the Andaman Sea. It can be […]

Top 5 toughest tee times to get in the British Isles in 2020

Traveling to play golf typically involves playing on bucket list courses — the famous ones with long, storied pasts that you’ve seen the greats play in tournaments throughout the years. Unfortunately, some of these courses are notoriously difficult to get onto, for a variety of reasons. Here are our top five most sought after courses […]