Photograph of the week: Sunset on the Côte Sauvage, France

Côte Sauvage, which translates as “wild side” in English, and known as the “wild coast” of Brittany, is a stretch of untamed beauty in the Charente-Maritime department on the Atlantic seaboard of France. Rocky cliffs, dramatic seascapes, sandy beaches and thumping waves are set against a backdrop of towering pine forests. And in the middle […]

Latest news from A Luxury Travel Blog

It’s been a while since I posted an update with news specifically about the blog, so I thought I’d take a quick hour out of my day to share a few new developments, firstly by mentioning one or two nice pieces of recognition that I’ve been receiving. In the last couple of months, I’ve been […]

Vineyards in Var: a tour of Domaine de l’Olivette

Covering an area of approximately 1,500 hectares, the terroir of the Bandol appellation covers 8 communes in Var (Bandol, Le Beausset, Le Castellet, La Cadière d’Azur, Saint Cyr-sur-mer, St. Anne of Evenos, Sanary-sur-mer and Ollioules) and some 50 winemakers. The region covers a natural amphitheatre of terraces that descend towards the Mediterranean Sea in the […]

Short stay: St. Ermin’s Hotel, Westminster, London, UK

By Paul Johnson on May 15, 2019 in Accommodation, Attractions, Europe, Featured, Food and Drink, Going Out, Hotels, Regions, Restaurants, Travel Miscellany, United Kingdom, Western Europe The four star St. Ermin’s Hotel is a horseshoe-shaped Grade II Listed mansion that can be found in a tranquil Westminster location, befitting of its reputation as a hotel […]

Short stay: Ansty Hall, Ansty, Near Coventry, UK

By Paul Johnson on May 14, 2019 in Accommodation, Attractions, Europe, Family Travel, Featured, Food and Drink, Going Out, Hotels, Regions, Restaurants, Speciality Travel, Travel Miscellany, United Kingdom, Western Europe Situated in 8 acres of grounds in the rolling Warwickshire countryside, Macdonald Ansty Hall is a Grade II Listed Georgian mansion dating back to 1678. […]

Our £10,000 and $10,000 luxury travel contests!

Yesterday we reached a significant milestone – we published our 10,000th blog post. Yes, you heard that right… it’s taken us almost 14 years to get there, but we now host more than 10,000 articles here on A Luxury Travel Blog!! And to celebrate this accomplishment, we’re planning on running two very exciting competitions over […]

The most beautiful market in France

By Paul Johnson on May 13, 2019 in Attractions, Europe, Events, Featured, Food and Drink, France, Going Out, Regions, Restaurants, Travel Miscellany, Western Europe If you’ve ever explored France, chances are that you’ve stumbled upon one of the country’s many markets. These have long been a thriving tradition in France with regular markets displaying produce […]

Special feature: Mas du Brulat, Provence, France

By Paul Johnson on May 07, 2019 in Accommodation, Attractions, Bars, Disabled Travel, Europe, Featured, Food and Drink, France, Going Out, Hotels, Regions, Restaurants, Special Features, Speciality Travel, Travel Miscellany, Vacation Rentals, Western Europe In the heart of a small, pretty village in Provence’s department of Var, just under an hour’s drive from Marseille, is […]

This new luxury villa collection is another reason to visit Sri Lanka right now

One of the most up-and-coming luxury holiday destinations just got a whole lot more tempting. Luxury villa rental service Inspiring Villas has added some of the most exclusive beachfront properties in Sri Lanka to their portfolio. Already known for their exclusive luxury villas in Thailand, Inspiring Villas is now offering the same five-star standard in […]

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. […]