Is Portovenere Cinque Terre’s best-kept secret?

Nestled amid the small village of Portovenere, where the turquoise waters of the Ligurian Sea caress the craggy coastline of Cinque Terre, sits an architectural gem steeped in history and splendour. Welcome to Grand Hotel Portovenere, a haven of tranquillity and a Dimora Storica – a historical property that once hosted the famed St. Francis […]

The latest from Paradores, Spain’s state-run luxury hotel network

As 2024 unfolds, Paradores, Spain‘s state-run luxury hotel network of 97 historic and cultural hotels, unveils a host of developments, from new openings and significant renovations to engaging new experiences and tours. With hotels spanning converted monasteries, Moorish fortresses, and medieval castles, as well as some exceptional modern properties, Paradores continues to help British holidaymakers explore Spain’s rich […]

Navigating New Zealand: Private guided travel vs. standard tours

Venturing on a journey through New Zealand is akin to stepping into a living postcard, where every turn reveals a new adventure. Whether you’re drawn to the misty mountains of the South Island or the pristine beaches of the North Island, New Zealand offers a tapestry of landscapes waiting to be explored. Yet, the question […]

Review: The Stables, Chateau de la Fuye, Chinon, France

This is the Versailles of gites. Within the shadow of the fifteenth-century Château de La Fuye sits a romantic tower for two and a luxurious three-bedroom gite sleeping six. Imaginatively converted from the chateau’s former stables, this historic and stylish self-catering gite captures the very essence of the Loire. Dressed in white tuffeau stone, so […]

Captivating design and mindful moments at the new JW Marriott Hotel Nairobi

JW Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of over 30 extraordinary hotel brands, today unveils its second property in Kenya with the opening of JW Marriott Hotel Nairobi. Standing as the tallest hotel in the country with 35 stories in the Westlands commercial district, JW Marriott Hotel Nairobi captures the essence of Kenya’s natural beauty […]

What’s new in Bordeaux

As authentic as it is dynamic, urban and natural, historic yet alternative, Bordeaux has plenty going for it! Famed for its vineyards, architecture and fine food, the destination also impresses with its cool attitude, cultural excitement and laid-back way of life. Between land and ocean, Bordeaux is influenced from all directions, and reveals a lifestyle […]

The beauty of Bonifacio

We were looking forward to setting off from the Costa Smeralda in Sardinia on an extraordinary journey. Our journey would take us through the enchanting islands of the archipelago of La Maddalena before we finally docked in the rugged town of Bonifacio in Corsica. Our adventure cruise began in Sardinia, known as the jewel of […]

9 off-the-grid paradises for your 2024 luxury escape

Looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Well, get ready to indulge your inner explorer with these 9 off-the-grid paradises for your 2024 luxury escape. We’re talking about places that redefine luxury travel – where you can immerse yourself in jaw-dropping beauty and unique experiences away from the masses. 1. […]

Discover Ibiza’s elite: 6 luxury yacht charters defined by distinction

126 shares Ibiza’s allure extends far beyond its lively atmosphere to include some of the Mediterranean’s most exquisite yacht charters. Embark on a unique journey aboard one of these six luxury yachts, each offering a blend of sophistication, performance, and a storied connection to the enchanting waters of Ibiza. Mangusta 130 Chill Out – Sleek […]

Quito, Ecuador: Home to stunning architectural design

Based on the hotels, fine dining, vibrant entertainment, and splendid architecture in the Ecuadorian capital, the American magazine Condé Nast Traveler highlighted Quito as among the world’s 24 best places to visit in 2024. In terms of its architecture, Quito is a city where its history echoes through its streets and avenues. Anyone who has […]

Review: Hotel Indigo Coventry, Warwickshire, UK

Opened in January 2024, the brand-new Hotel Indigo Coventry has an elegant barcode cladding of metallic blues. Shades that home in on Coventry’s history. Originally it was the blue tint of the city’s woven cloth that brought spectacular medieval wealth. Today that blue is celebrated in Coventry City’s sky-blue football shirts. On the ground floor, […]

The best Antarctica fly-cruises

Antarctica is a bucket-list destination and a once in a lifetime experience for so many. The White Continent is a photographer’s dream, and its beauty is almost beyond compare with the clear blue seas, snowy landscapes and icebergs creating a stunning backdrop. Wildlife is plentiful from several breeds of penguin to leopard seals, birds and […]

5 ‘must sees’ on any Croatia luxury yacht charter itinerary

Nestled at the crossroads of Central Europe and the Mediterranean, where past and present intertwine, Croatia embraces its reputation as one of the top luxury yacht charter destinations anywhere in the world. Croatia has grown in popularity over the last twenty years, and it is easy to see why: with more than 1500 km of […]

75th birthday of the Plitvice Lakes National Park

The Plitvice Lakes National Park has been welcoming nature lovers from around the world for 75 years now, establishing itself as a favourite natural oasis. The Society for the Arrangement and Beautification of Plitvice Lakes was established in Zagreb in 1893 with the aim of creating opportunities for visitors and preserving this wonderful environment. This […]