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Luxury foodie breaks in Lincoln fit for a king

With Magna Carta celebrations in full swing in Lincoln, all eyes are on the historic city which possesses the world’s best preserved version of the document. Lying in a brand new state-of-the art vault at Lincoln Castle, the city is the only place where Magna Carta can be seen next to the 1217 Charter of […]

3 of the best luxury boutique hotels in Greece

3 of the best luxury boutique hotels in Greece

The Greek mainland and its surrounding islands have long been regarded as one of the leading holiday destinations. The country attracts several million tourists each year and continues to appeal to global audiences with its unique mix of beautiful coastlines, timeless culture and charming people. Greece offers so many attractions; from stunning nature and overwhelming […]

The most luxurious hotel in the Alps

The most luxurious hotel in the Alps

It’s perhaps no surprise that what I consider to be the most luxurious hotel in the Alps is located in Courchevel 1850. In arguably the world’s most affluent ski resort, a resort crammed with some truly outstanding properties, the bar has been set very high. Any newcomer to the resort has to match the existing […]

3 ‘only-in-Japan’ experiences not to be missed

3 ‘only-in-Japan’ experiences not to be missed

I don’t know where I was when I first heard there was a new taste: umami. Surely you can’t discover a taste, can you? It’s like saying scientists have just designed a new emotion or announced a thicker type of gravity. To be fair, it is no surprise somebody from Japan discovered this ‘fifth’ savoury taste. […]

4 luxury resorts where your friends and family can come too

4 luxury resorts where your friends and family can come too

Luxury travel isn’t always about heading to a remote island with your soulmate and strolling hand in hand along the beach as the sun goes down, before you dine at your romantic ‘table for two’ under the stars, staring into each other’s eyes, oblivious to the world around you. Oh no, lovely as this might […]

Special feature: Elounda Gulf Villas, Elounda, Crete

Special feature: Elounda Gulf Villas, Elounda, Crete

Regular visitors to Crete are probably aware that the small fishing town of Elounda is one of the island’s most desirable resorts. I’ve had the pleasure of staying in a number of the town’s best luxury hotels over the years, but none as small or intimate as my most recent stay at Elounda Gulf Villas […]

The 5 best boutique hotels in Skiathos

The 5 best boutique hotels in Skiathos

A small but perfectly-formed Greek island with over 50 beaches and lush, clear seas that border on Caribbean blue, Skiathos is a great choice for those seeking a peaceful Greek retreat. It’s especially popular with honeymooners who want to take life easy after the thrills and spills of planning a wedding and older couples who […]

4 amazing castles in France

4 amazing castles in France

If you’re looking for the ultimate luxury holiday, you simply can’t beat a trip to France. And to push the envelope even further, book some accommodation in a genuine castle. Living like royalty for a weekend will be an experience you will never forget. Awe inspiring castles around the world are favourites among photographers and […]

5 fabulous seaside resorts in Phuket

5 fabulous seaside resorts in Phuket

With sea, sun and Champagne, Thailand’s largest island has evolved into a destination travellers return to again and again, with European trends and local hospitality converging to produce what has been called “Riviera spirit”. The wonderful beaches, friendly people and local attractions such as the Old Town still attract a wide range of visitors, but […]

Top 5 hidden hotels of Sri Lanka

Top 5 hidden hotels of Sri Lanka

If you’re planning a trip to Sri Lanka, the best way experience the island’s rich diversity is to circumnavigate the country on a round tour. Sri Lanka is famed for golden beaches, elephant-inhabited wildlife reserves and ancient temples, yet there is so much more to see if you step a little off the tourist trail: […]

Top 5 things to do in Cappadocia, Turkey

Top 5 things to do in Cappadocia, Turkey

Take to the skies with a hundred other hot air balloons and spot some sci-fi scenery at sunrise, then head underground to explore the ancient cave cities. Whether you’re above or below the ground, one thing is for sure – Cappadocia is a totally magical place! Read on for our top 5 suggestions on what […]

New luxury villas project unveiled in Tuscany

New luxury villas project unveiled in Tuscany

Argentario Golf Resort & Spa, a 5-star design resort located on Tuscany’s Silver Coast, has announced the launch of an all-new luxury residential project called Argentario Golf Residences. Up to 20 new villas will be built on the panoramic hills overlooking the eco-friendly Argentario golf course and Orbetello Lagoon, a WWF protected reserve. This peaceful […]

4 of the world's most wonderful spas with a view

4 of the world’s most wonderful spas with a view

Hitting the spa is a wonderful way to enhance your vacation and rid yourself of any lingering stress. All across the world are a host of spas which not only boast opulent treatments, but opulent surroundings too. From those immersed in forestry to others suspended over shimmering waters, the world is privy to some truly […]

A gallery stroll in London’s Bohemian Fitzrovia

A gallery stroll in London’s Bohemian Fitzrovia

Fitzrovia is a neighbourhood in central London, tucked between Bloomsbury and Marylebone, north of Soho. This historically bohemian area was once inhabited by renowned writers like Virginia Woolf, George Bernard Shaw and George Orwell. It is now a burgeoning art hub containing some of the most innovative and well-respected galleries. To explore this area in […]

Discover a new definition of luxury in Marrakech

Discover a new definition of luxury in Marrakech

I love Morocco. It’s filled with bright colors and warm people, all illuminated by the brilliant sunlight. At night the air cools and people stream into the streets to shop, and socialize over tea in street cafes. Many Europeans go for the beaches – Mediterranean Cala Iris, fog covered Agadir, or Instagram perfect Essaouira. I’m […]

Top 5 South African lodges

Top 5 South African lodges

South Africa is a leader when it comes to luxury safari lodges which is why we are not surprised that people return there time and time again. South Africa has the best food, best game viewing and best safari lodges in all of Africa – the only thing is lacks is the freedom of some […]

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