Category: Accommodation

A perfect romantic break in the center of Amsterdam

A perfect romantic break in the center of Amsterdam

With its serpentine canals, sprawling parks and artist’s heart, Amsterdam provides an effortless backdrop to romance. The city’s Conservatorium Hotel is just the spot to cocoon in sensory splendor, while remaining mere steps from the city’s famed museums, designer shops, and bohemian cafes. Built in the 19th Century, with incarnations as both a bank and […]

3 romantic, historic Irish castle hotels

3 romantic, historic Irish castle hotels

In Ireland we have a saying, which translates into English as: “A Hundred Thousand Welcomes” – Céad Mile Fáilte! This is a saying that is an integral part of the personality of many Irish people; we love to welcome visitors, to know that you have a good time and enjoy the offerings of our small, […]

Top 10 luxury hideaways in South East Asia

Top 10 luxury hideaways in South East Asia

Southeast Asia is one of the few regions in the world that appeals to travellers at both ends of the budget scale. And while these countries often attract a backpacker crowd, they also serve equally well those looking for all out luxury. But what if you’re looking for a little bit of indulgence away from […]

Top 10 spots for after-dark decadence in Toronto

Top 10 spots for after-dark decadence in Toronto

As North America’s fourth largest city, Toronto is fast becoming a world class destination, and with that it has seen the birth of several world class establishments. Both the quantity and quality of upscale spots to eat and drink has seen vast growth over recent years. But here are the top ten luxury bars and […]

Escape to Estepona: legacy luxury on the Costa del Sol

Escape to Estepona: legacy luxury on the Costa del Sol

Ah… wonderful Spain.  My affinity with this country runs deep, with part of my soul residing in beloved Madrilenian haunts, the wilds of the rich Andalusian hills and the chatter of evenings with olives. With the eyes of the world on Spain’s economic crisis, the strength (and importance) in its own identity continues to resound.  Even […]

Family fun at Desroches Island: kayaking, fishing and even tortoise feeding

Family fun at Desroches Island: kayaking, fishing and even tortoise feeding

Desroches Island, the luxurious remote island in the Seychelles, is set to launch Kids’ Haven, to provide its younger guests with inspiring, exciting and unusual experiences and activities. Kids’ Haven launches on 1st June 2013 with a selection of stimulating and exhilarating activities for children and teens including fishing, kayaking, skills learning and tortoise feeding. […]

3 stops on a road trip from Boston to NYC

3 stops on a road trip from Boston to NYC

Early October is a great time for a trip to Boston, Cape Cod, Rhode Island and New York.  The weather is likely to be all over the place – so it isn’t a busy time of year for tourists.  We had half our trip high 20s and above, a hurricane, some cooler days and then more […]

Shop and stop in style in Palma de Mallorca

Shop and stop in style in Palma de Mallorca

Island capital Palma de Mallorca is renowned for its luxurious shops, with top international brands such as Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss, Cartier, Loewe, Carolina Herrera, and Pinko all having stores here. Mulberry and Michal Negrin also recently opened their first boutiques in Spain in this elegant waterfront capital. Shop… The best shopping streets are the […]

A luxury hotel room in a 20-foot container

A luxury hotel room in a 20-foot container

Over in Antwerp there’s a unique pop-up luxury hotel using 20-foot containers. Currently based at the Rijnkaai, Sleeping Around‘s four hotel rooms are housed in containers next to the Schelde, along with a breakfast/lounge container and a sauna container. Each ‘room’ comes complete with floating box-spring bed with high quality linen, XXL Hansgrohe raindance shower […]

Shhhh... community-owned luxury in Kenya

Shhhh… community-owned luxury in Kenya

One of my favourite camps in Africa is up in northern Kenya in a massive wildlife conservancy called Namunyak.  You can be forgiven for never having heard of it – not many people have.  It’s north of Mount Kenya, and not too far from Samburu Game Reserve. The camp in question is called Sarara Camp. […]

5 reasons not to miss Ibiza’s Summer party season

5 reasons not to miss Ibiza’s Summer party season

There are few places in the world that epitomize sea, sex and sun (or is that ‘sin’) better than the stunning Balearic island of Ibiza. The official birthplace of the ‘rave’, it is not surprising that it has the reputation of being the quintessential clubbing island of the Mediterranean. Ibiza has the beautiful people, the […]

3 'must try' experiences in Japan

3 ‘must try’ experiences in Japan

Japan is like no other country in the world. A land of incredible contrasts, it offers overseas travellers so many diverse and unusual experiences that you wont find anywhere else. This article is about 3 ‘must try’ experiences for any discerning traveller interested in visiting the Land of the Rising Sun. Experience a ryokan (an alternative […]

10 of the world's most baby friendly luxury hotels

10 of the world’s most baby friendly luxury hotels

Even the newest members of the family can enjoy the art of fine travel in exotic locations. Baby can enjoy such pleasures as freshly prepared organic baby food, plush crib linens, Maclaren strollers and GUND teddy bears. Mom and Dad will appreciate diaper services, bottle warmers, childproof kits and even a personal butler to help […]

Luxury at the library

Luxury at the library

If your idea of luxury involves a good book, sumptuous surroundings and uninterrupted peace and quiet, you need to know about Gladstone’s Library. Sitting unassumingly in the picturesque village of Hawarden, Flintshire, the UK’s only residential library is a blissful hideaway for book lovers, writers, theologians and anyone needing to just simply just be. It’s […]

Enjoy a little luxury at Bulgaria's Pirin Mountain this Summer

Enjoy a little luxury at Bulgaria’s Pirin Mountain this Summer

Are you tired of the noisy Summer resorts packed with tourists and no space for you to enjoy on your own? Are you looking for a more relaxing holiday, surrounded by pristine nature, fresh mountain air and crystal clear springs? Then look no further than Bulgaria’s beautiful Pirin Mountain… It turns out there’s a lot […]

3 new affordable luxury hotels in LA

3 new affordable luxury hotels in LA

Los Angeles has some exciting developments coming both this year and next. Among them will be the new, world class $1.7-billion Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX that opens this Summer and will solidify LA’s role as an international gateway.  Coupled with this, here we highlight three affordable luxury hotels that coming to the city. The […]

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