New ultra-luxury brand for MSC Cruises

[social_warfare] MSC Cruises has announced plans for a new ‘ultra-luxury’ brand targeted at the ultra high net worth. The world’s largest privately-owned cruise company has commissioned construction of new four hyper luxury vessels, with a value in excess of 2 billion euros. The dedicated super luxury brand aims to reach a new segment of wealthy […]

And the world’s cleanest airline is…

[social_warfare] Japan’s All Nippon Airlines (ANA) has been voted the world’s cleanest airline. The annual airline survey conducted by Skytrax shows how passengers rate airlines’ hygiene levels. As part of the World Airline Awards, it asked its database of 24.45 million customers to rate the standards and quality of cleanliness based on their flying experiences, […]

Top 5 sailing destinations for 2019

By Paul Johnson on Mar 21, 2019 in British Virgin Islands, Caribbean, Croatia, Cruises & Boat Travel, Eastern Europe, Europe, Greece, Italy, Regions, Spain, Speciality Travel, Western Europe Thinking about a sailing holiday this year? With data collected over the last five years, leading boat holiday platform Zizoo has released its predicted sailing trends for […]

Top 10 places to visit in Gran Canaria

As you may have seen, I recently visited the Spanish island of Gran Canaria (read about my trip with Hyundai UK here, here and here). Situated in the Atlantic Ocean off the north-west coast of Africa, this tourist island is the third largest of the Canary Islands after Tenerife and Lanzarote, but the second most […]

Where to stay and eat on the southern tip of Gran Canaria

By Paul Johnson on Mar 01, 2019 in Accommodation, Europe, Featured, Food and Drink, Going Out, Hotels, Regions, Restaurants, Spain, Travel Miscellany, Western Europe My recent trip to Gran Canaria with Hyundai UK included two amazing experiences (if you haven’t already read about them, see my posts titled ‘Climbing a via ferrata in Gran Canaria‘ […]

UNESCO sites in Cordoba

Within 1.5 hours of home I can be in the centre of Cordoba and I often am. I’m lucky, I know. Cordoba is Andalusia’s most northern province. Vast swathes of sierras and pasture land used for the grazing of black pigs for Spain’s famous jamon meet the more northerly regions of Extremadura and Castilla-La Mancha. […]

Special feature: Teal House, Lemmington Cottages, Near Alnwick, Northumberland, UK

By Paul Johnson on Feb 26, 2019 in Accommodation, Attractions, Europe, Family Travel, Featured, Going Out, Leisure Travel, Regions, Restaurants, Speciality Travel, United Kingdom, Vacation Rentals, Western Europe A pheasant scurries across the road as we turn into the drive towards Teal House, our home for a week’s holiday in the north-east of England. We […]

Your own UK luxury holiday home on a stunning, private estate

By Paul Johnson on Feb 15, 2019 in Accommodation, Europe, Family Travel, Going Out, Leisure Travel, Real Estate, Regions, Restaurants, Spas & Pampering, Speciality Travel, United Kingdom, Vacation Rentals, Western Europe Luxury bespoke homes on a private Somerset estate form a new development which offers the perfect lifestyle and getaway among an ancient landscape. Set […]

Taking a helicopter ride over Gran Canaria

As you will know from my earlier ‘Climbing a via ferrata in Gran Canaria‘ post, I’ve just come back from an adventurous few days in Gran Canaria where we’ve also had the opportunity to drive the rather sleek and stylish Hyundai i30 Fastback N. The previous post showed the vehicle in Engine Red, but here it […]

Climbing a via ferrata in Gran Canaria

Recently I visited the Spanish island of Gran Canaria off north-west Africa whilst working alongside car manufacturer Hyundai. Not only was it an opportunity to experience some highlights of the island, but it also served as a great excuse to test drive the all-new Hyundai i30 Fastback N (pictured here outside our hotel) – part of the i30 […]

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]