Austin, Texas – What To Do And Where Should You Stay?

While Austin may be the capital of Texas, it is actually only the state’s fourth largest city, and is located on the banks of the Colorado River. Austin is also the country’s fastest growing city in the period between the 2010 census and the 2017 census. The city has been the state’s capital since 1839 […]

12 of the most beautiful wildlife holidays

A holiday combining beautiful scenery and beautiful wild animals is arguably one of the most life-changing trips you can take. I’ve always been a huge animal lover and I love photographing them too, but I firmly believe the only way to see animals is roaming around freely in their natural environment. And from the numbers […]

Become Invincible. Then Make Cadbury Creme Egg Mayonnaise.

The problem with any writer who happens to experience that rare, fleeting phenomenon known as “external validation” is that for a few moments, we go a little mad. Which is to say: we start believing our own hype. And for a writer, truly, what greater madness is there than believing in yourself? Don’t get me […]

Yasuni: nature and ancestral culture

In the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve the inhabitants live in harmony with nature. Yasuni translates to ‘sacred land’ and the indigenous tribes that live in this part of Amazonia, treat it as sacred, because it sustains them, which is as true today as it was for their ancestors in the mists of the past. Ecuadorian Amazonia […]

Top 15 dog friendly hotels in Santa Barbara

The Southern Californian sun-soaked gem impresses and enchants its many visitors with its white stuccoed walled buildings, beautiful palm tree lined beaches, superb collection of bars, restaurants, coffeehouses and independent boutique stores as well as its elegant but laid-back atmosphere. It’s also a great place to bring along Fido too, and as well as a […]

The island of Crete – a destination for nature lovers

In the south of the Aegean lies Crete – an otherworldly island, naturally stunning, warm and inviting. Crete encapsulates Greece and charms everybody who visits it. It is an island with many destinations to admire: Heraklion, Rethymno, Chania, Agios Nikolaos, Elounda, Ierapetra, Malia, Hersonissos, Sitia and Sfakia to name just some. Nothing is re-hashed in […]

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 […]

Caribbean castaways – a brief guide to 5 authentic islands

Travel trends can be fickle – one moment the whole world and her dog want to marvel at steamy geysers in Iceland; and then next season it’s all about devouring culture in Malta. Yet some destinations stand the test of time; visit after visit. Undoubtedly that includes the Caribbean. The luxurious playground of the world, […]

8 reasons to fall in love with Seychelles

The Seychelles Islands are a true tropical paradise surrounded by the Indian Ocean. It is already a perfect reason to run away from your daily routine and let yourself loose in the sunshine. Just you, maybe your partner and the ocean – it is an ideal combination for a relaxing ambience and unforgettable memories. However, […]

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 […]

Alpine cheese and wine around Mont Blanc

What do you get when three countries with some of the best culinary traditions in the world converge in one area? A gastronomic region of immense proportions. While the area around Mont Blanc spanning France, Italy, and Switzerland is known for big cheese names such as Gruyere and Fontina, there are many smaller cheesemakers that […]

5 benefits to choosing a villa in the Dominican Republic

Since the Dominican Republic hosted its first PGA Tour event in 2018, there’s never been a better time to check out the spectacular golf that the Caribbean paradise has to offer. The island’s best courses speak for themselves: Teeth of the Dog, Punta Espada, and newly-featured Tour host Corales are all among the world’s best. […]

5 Andean cities for ‘living large’ in retirement

South America’s Andean region is capturing the attention of expatriates in search of a place to spend their retirement. Here, even moderate-income retirees can live in veritable luxury thanks to the region’s excellent medical care, temperate climate, improving safety indices, and, of course, the region’s low cost of living. At the same time, high-speed internet […]

5 luxurious Marrakech riads

For travellers looking for an authentic Marrakech experience it is hard to beat a Riad. That’s a traditional Moroccan house within the historic walls of the Medina. Riad translates from Arabic as garden. Tall airy houses, often three storeys, are based around an internal cooling garden made up of a plunge pool, trees climbing up […]