5 of the best places in Africa to see elephants

Elephants are always near the top of the list of animals that everyone wants to see when they go on safari to Africa. The good news is that just about every national park and game reserve with a good mix of general game will offer excellent elephant sightings, however there are a few places that […]

The Tragedy of Monica Geller

I graduated high school in 1998, either (depending on which arbitrary marker you choose) the last of Gen-Xers or the first of the Millennials. Like so many of us who came of age in the 90s, Friends was a delightful, aspirational glimpse of the future. (I had no perspective to realize that my friends of […]

Top 5 romantic Latin American beach retreats

With some of the most picturesque and dramatic coastlines in the world, Latin America offers up a plethora of options for romantic coastal retreats. Luxurious resorts, exclusive seaside boutiques and rustic-chic tropical hideaways are all available, meaning there is a hotel to suit all tastes and requirements for your indulgent luxury trip. Here are five […]

Short stay: Stanbrook Abbey Hotel, Worcester, UK

A mere decade ago, the Benedictine nuns of Stanbrook Abbey were wearing grooves into the floor of their chapel as they knelt to pray, as they had since the 19th century. Then, seeking further peace and seclusion, the nuns relocated to Waas in North Yorkshire. Once the Pope had agreed to deconsecrate Stanbrook Abbey it […]

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 […]

UNESCO World Heritage Sites you should visit in Ecuador

Ecuador is a small country located on the west of South America. This country has four regions, all of which are inhabited by unique flora and fauna. That is why the government has created national parks and nature reserves to protect Ecuador’s precious ecosystem. Although Ecuador is vastly known for its biodiversity, this country is […]

4 Adventurous Family Friendly Destinations in Asia

By Tom McLoughlin on May 13, 2019 in Featured Seeking out a long-haul destination in Asia when travelling with children or families can be a daunting experience. Moving away from the well-trodden routes of Thailand villas and India’s Golden Triangle opens up a wealth of opportunities for bucket-list holidays that will be never be forgotten. […]

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 […]

The most common bad ski habits and how to correct them

Whether brand new to the sport or a seasoned skier, you likely will have heard about ski technique. Perhaps the biggest question relating to it; `is having good technique important?`. And the answer? Absolutely. People having different motivating factors for fine tuning their skiing, whether it is for vanity reasons – namely `looking good`, or […]

Top 5 gourmet destinations in the Alps

By Craig Burton on May 12, 2019 in Europe, Food and Drink, France, Going Out, Italy, Regions, Restaurants, Switzerland, Travel Miscellany, Western Europe One thing that draws us to the mountains as much as great ski areas and luxury hotels are the gourmet restaurants serving culinary delights. Restaurants in the mountains continue to get better […]

5 reasons why New Zealand will be triumphant after Christchurch

New Zealand is a country of untold beauty; from the North to the South Island there are an abundance of natural sights that will take your breath away. There are mountain climbs that will elevate your view to more than 12,000 feet and scuba dives that will take you through an underwater paradise. New Zealand […]

5 of the most unusual places to stay around the world

By Thomas Ryves on May 10, 2019 in Accommodation, Africa, Camping, Europe, Hotels, Italy, North America, Peru, Regions, Resorts, South Africa, South America, Tanzania, USA, Utah, Western Europe As the world becomes smaller, travellers are getting ever more adventurous and are not content with merely treading the well-worn holiday paths. They are seeking out unique […]

5 reasons to do a horseback safari in Africa

Imagine galloping alongside the Great Wildebeest Migration in the Maasai Mara, Kenya. Picture yourself trotting through the African bush, tracking a herd of elephants in Botswana. Conjure up visions of yourself riding with a wild herd of zebra… No longer does this need to be the stuff of your wildest dreams. A horseback safari in […]

Top 15 dog friendly hotels in Chicago

Once called “the pulse of America” Chicago – the most populous city in Illinois – is famed for its architecture, fantastic museums and parks, the skyscraper-punctuated skyline and a vibrant live music scene, which includes a phenomenal array of jazz, blues and rock clubs. For such a lively city it’s also surprisingly very welcomingly to […]