Category: Accommodation

Top 5 new luxury safari sleep-outs

Top 5 new luxury safari sleep-outs

Sleeping out under the stars in Africa is a truly magical experience and one that will be the most memorable part of your safari if you are lucky enough to have access to it. Many of the luxury safari camps and lodges have caught onto the fact that it really appeals to people to sleep […]

The best new luxury hotel openings of 2014

The best new luxury hotel openings of 2014

The best new luxury hotel openings of 2014 include beautiful new properties in Beijing, Kyoto, Moscow, NYC, Orlando and Vienna. Some of these hotels are entering extremely crowded markets, while others are in the enviable position of having only a few luxury competitors, making them the go-to property for most luxury travelers to that destination. […]

5 of the most relaxing retreats in Marrakech

5 of the most relaxing retreats in Marrakech

The hectic pace of life in Marrakech might not make the city the most likely of candidates for a therapeutic retreat, but this historic city hides a number of soothing and relaxing gems that provide the ideal spot to recharge mind, body and soul. Amongst the scenic backdrop of beautiful riads and the breath-taking landscape […]

Top 6 places for a digital detox

Top 6 places for a digital detox

When was the last time you felt truly free from the constant buzz of an email, text or call? Prepare to log off and indulge back in a time when conversation and old-fashioned fun remained uninterrupted by the goings-on of others. We’ve put together some of our favourite remote boltholes for a sense of total […]

5 ways to ring in the New Year in Cape Town

5 ways to ring in the New Year in Cape Town

Paris, Rio de Janeiro and Sydney are often hailed as some of the most beautiful cities in the world, with tourists descending on their captivating skylines to ring in the New Year. But Cape Town is also blessed with a magical location and is fast becoming a favourite destination to celebrate the year just passed […]

4 experiential gift giving ideas for the festive period

4 experiential gift giving ideas for the festive period

Some people are just not easy to buy gifts for at Christmas. When faced with the dilemma of buying a gift for someone who already seems to have everything, the easiest thing to do is to buy a gift that can be treasured for years to come - and by that I mean a memory rather than a physical […]

Top 5 luxury safari Christmas spots

Top 5 luxury safari Christmas spots

Christmas in the bush is nothing less than spectacular – being out in the wilderness at such a special time really bonds people, and if you are in Africa with family it will be a magical occasion. Christmas is widely celebrated across Africa and the luxury safari lodges and camps use it as a wonderful […]

Top 5 luxury chalets to spend a magical Christmas

Top 5 luxury chalets to spend a magical Christmas

In most peoples’s mind’s eye the quintessential christmas would include traditional elements such as deep snow, a roaring log fire, a Heidi chalet somewhere in the mountains and a deep sense of contentment that the right ambience and the right interiors can engender. Throw children into the mix and the full magic of christmas can be seen […]

Photograph of the week: A luxury Seychelles ‘toes-in-the-sand’ dinner

Photograph of the week: A luxury Seychelles ‘toes-in-the-sand’ dinner

The Seychelles always conjures up dreamy images of untouched white sand beaches privately enclosed by palm trees, glorious granite outcrops and the most pristine azure blue waters. The rich and famous have often chosen the Seychelles as their isolated tropical destination for romantic escapes, honeymoons, private holidays and exclusive pampering, and with this picture of […]

The five most luxurious hotels in Oxford, UK

The five most luxurious hotels in Oxford, UK

North-west of London and around 90 minutes by car, Oxford is a quintessentially British city that all visitors to the UK should attempt to see. Don’t arrive thinking that Oxford is similar to Brighton; unlike ‘London-by-the-Sea’, as Brighton’s fondly known, Oxford is not a party town – despite the many students that live there. You’ll […]

Top 5 post-safari private islands

Top 5 post-safari private islands

Very few holidays can combine luxury and adventure like a safari. Where once were tents and fires now stand oases of opulence, their splendour further emphasised by their beautifully remote location. Those who have travelled to these outposts of civilisation will also tell you that, while there is nothing quite like the thrill of the […]

10 of the best discounted getaways from Small Luxury Hotels of the World

10 of the best discounted getaways from Small Luxury Hotels of the World

With the holidays upon us once more, it’s never been a better time to book with Small Luxury Hotels of the World. That’s because right now, SLH are offering discounts of up to 40% on certain hotels when you book and pay at the same time. What’s more, they’re also offering a special Club Member […]

Win 50,000 IHG® Rewards Club Points!

Win 50,000 IHG® Rewards Club Points!

If you’ve ever been tasked with looking after the travel requirements of your business, you may just know what a headache that can be. Thankfully, mine is only a small business so I only have to look after the travel needs of a very small number of individuals (in fact, usually just me!) and it’s not too […]

5 of South Africa's best private game reserves

5 of South Africa’s best private game reserves

Visiting South Africa and not going on a safari is like visiting France and not drinking wine. The numerous national parks and game reserves on offer are an integral part of the overall South African experience, and are woven into the very fabric of the country’s history, culture, contemporary politics and socioeconomic development. But with […]

Top 6 things to do in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Top 6 things to do in Albuquerque, New Mexico

There was a time when Albuquerque was mostly a place that travelers passed through on their way to Santa Fe or Taos, but in the last few years Albuquerque has become a destination in its own right. This is due to the city’s growth, the immensely popular Balloon Fiesta, and random things like the popularity […]

Top 10 tips for first-timers visiting Paris

Top 10 tips for first-timers visiting Paris

I was going on a Viking River Cruise to Southern France with my best friend, Joan, who mentioned that she had never been to Paris. Mon dieu! I immediately set out to rectify this grave error, and rebooked our flights so we could at least spend the weekend in Paris before heading down to Avignon […]

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