Top 6 luxury lodges in Australia

Known for its rust-red outback, ivory beaches, and culinary excellence, Australia’s quality of life is extraordinary, but what does it offer the luxury traveller? Plenty. Heralding a climate and landscape that covers the spectrum, the luxury traveller should demand an engaging sensory experience that takes advantage of Australia’s scenic beauty without foregoing the finer comforts. […]

What to pack (and how!) for your safari

By Laura Burdett-Munns on Dec 04, 2018 in Accessories, Adventure Travel, Africa, Clothing, Gadgets, Luggage, Photography, Regions, Speciality Travel, Travel Equipment There was a time when going on safari meant travelling with an entourage, who would carry everything from your Louis Vuitton trunks to your campaign desk, your Persian carpets to your folding commode. With […]

The best places to watch Flamenco in Barcelona

Originally born in the South of Spain, the passionate dance style of Flamenco is one of Spain’s most recognised traditions. The oldest record of Flamenco dates all the way back to 1774, and has been heavily influenced by the Romani people, however it is also a style that is uniquely Andalusian. The rest of Spain […]

8 ways to discover and enjoy Quito city center

Very few travelers know about Quito and its history. Visitors are often surprised to discover the rich heritage as they walk the ancient streets of this city, and many regret not spending more time there. Many travel agencies and tour operators offer Quito as a stopover before or after their trip to the Galapagos Islands […]

The best cities to celebrate New Year’s Eve

By Andrew Bezhenar on Nov 30, 2018 in Asia, Australia, China, Europe, Events, France, Hong Kong, Leisure Travel, Middle East, New York, North America, Oceania, Regions, Speciality Travel, Travel Miscellany, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA, Western Europe After packing away the decorations and preparing yourself to go back to work, it is easy to […]

The ‘off-the-grid’ islands of the Cyclades

Perhaps the most famous group of islands in Greece is the Cyclades. The name derives from the Greek word “kyklos” which in English means circle (circular islands), hence the shape the islands form around the sacred island of Delos. According to Greek mythology, the God of the Sea, Poseidon, turned the Cyclades nymphs into islands […]

Visit the Riva Boutique for unique Christmas gifts

Riva is one of the most iconic brands in the boating world. The Italian company has a peerless reputation built on 175 years of excellence that extends beyond its legendary luxury speedboats and yachts. Since 1842, when the Riva boatyard was established on Lake Iseo in Sarnico, Italy, the name has become a synonym for […]

Travel video of the week: The Maldives in 4K

Watch this spectacular 4K video of the Maldives, totally shot with the DJI Inspire 1 aerial platform. This is Patrice Gaucher’s inaugural video with the Inspire 1 and we think he did a pretty amazing job putting together this beautiful two-minute production. [embedded content] If you would like to subscribe to our own YouTube channel, […]

Top 5 things to do in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

Karlovy Vary is the main city of the spa region of Czech Republic. I must admit I had not heard of it before visiting the area! Now that I have been there I cannot believe that such a stunning and interesting town has quite a low profile. So there is a great opportunity to experience […]

8 reasons why you should walk with a bushman

The Khomani San were a people who forgot their identity after they had been expelled from their ancient homelands to create the South Africa’s Gemsbok National Park in 1931. By the 1990s perhaps just fifty men and women remembered their proud heritage. For over 20,000 years the tribe had lived in the red sands and […]

The first five-star custom-designed couples-only hotel in Cyprus

The Amavi is the first five-star custom-designed couples-only hotel in Cyprus. A destination where all facilities are created for refined side-by-side holiday experience. Situated directly on the golden sands of a ‘Blue Flag’ certified beach in Paphos, it offers unobstructed sea views and enchanting sunsets from each hotel room and all public areas, all within […]

Luxury hotels and fine dining in Tokyo

‘Luxury hotels and fine dining in Tokyo’ is a snapshot of our experience in the exciting capital city of Japan, a destination that conjures up images of bustling streets, towering skyscrapers and modern, urban and futuristic design; add to this the opportunity to dine at world class restaurants and stay at award-winning hotels, then we […]

Luxury travel news this week

By Paul Johnson on Nov 25, 2018 in Accommodation, Asia, Camping, Europe, Health & Safety, Hotels, India, Italy, Middle East, Regions, Travel Miscellany, United Arab Emirates, Western Europe, Worldwide 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 […]

A foodie break at Fishmore Hall, Ludlow, UK

By Judy Johnson on Nov 24, 2018 in Accommodation, Europe, Featured, Food and Drink, Going Out, Hotels, Regions, Restaurants, Travel Miscellany, United Kingdom, Western Europe Ludlow has for many decades been the Mecca for foodies in the UK and now it has another. Sitting just outside the town is the elegant Georgian house known as […]

Club 1 Hotels: guaranteed savings at over 1 million hotels

Club 1 Hotels, a global hotel travel club, is currently offering a year’s free membership and there is no credit card required to access that offer. So you don’t need to worry about auto-renew or auto-bill coming into action. Nor are there any black-out dates. Members can make huge savings every day of the year […]