Category: Resorts

Chef Tommes

Interview with Chef Tommes, Chef and Owner of That Little Wine Bar

What do you do if you’ve hunted high and low for a decent wine bar but there’s none to be found in your home town? For Chef Tommes and his wife Louise, the answer was simple – they opened their own! That Little Wine Bar in Georgetown, Penang, has attracted rave reviews (including on this […]

The top 5 hotels in Dubai

The top 5 hotels in Dubai

Such is the wealth of excellent hotels in Dubai it was not particularly easy to select just five for special praise. After all, every traveller has their own personal tastes and requirements from a hotel with different facilities fulfilling different needs accordingly. That said I have tried to remain as objective and balanced as possible […]

The honeymoon of a lifetime

The honeymoon of a lifetime

Luxury tour operator Carrier is offering the honeymoon of a lifetime for newlyweds seeking to couple the best safari and beach experience in Kenya, Africa. Stay in the luxury tents of Mara Bushtops where couples can enjoy Champagne in the tent’s private sunken hot tubs, after returning from an enriching game drive in the Masai […]

5 of the world's most inspirational resorts

5 of the world’s most inspirational resorts

I’ve selected the following five resorts for special praise based on a number of metrics. We all love to discover somewhere unique, somewhere exciting or unusual when looking for the ideal place to stay- so I just wanted to share with you five of my personal recommendations that have inspired me on my own travels. Capella […]

Mickey's white glove treatment: the top 5 luxury experiences at Walt Disney World

Mickey’s white glove treatment: the top 5 luxury experiences at Walt Disney World

When Walt Disney World comes to mind, most people picture castles, singing dolls and lots of wild, running children. Few know how many surprises Mickey has hidden throughout his Vacation Kingdom, and just how many of them are decadently luxurious. Disney has carefully cultivated its experiences aimed at discriminating visitors who will settle for nothing […]

The top 3 luxury thermal resorts in Tuscany

The top 3 luxury thermal resorts in Tuscany

Ah the wonders of Tuscany! A never-ending line of marvels that tourists get to enjoy almost everywhere in the region! One of the most prized and luxurious activities to do in Tuscany is enjoying thermal baths. This Italian region has a very long history of hot springs and thermal resorts. Since the Etruscans, passing through […]

Treat yourself to these 9 luxury destinations and resorts

Treat yourself to these 9 luxury destinations and resorts

Awww… the life of luxury. It’s tough to beat a Thai massage, sipping mimosas by the poolside, dining on only the best Parisian cuisine and living the luxurious life. Whether you’re looking for the perfect weekend get-a-way or want to rub sholders with the rich and famous, these nine luxury destinations will point you in […]

Getting luxury right - at Twin Farms in the Vermont Woods

Getting luxury right – at Twin Farms in the Vermont Woods

Maybe I am jaded, too much travel to too many wonderful places, but rarely do luxury resorts live up to over the top hype. So I flew up to Vermont with trepidation to visit the much touted Twin Farms. Additionally, I am not really a nature girl,  so promises of fly fishing lessons and campfires […]

Chaa Creek: beautiful, accessible Belizean nature

Chaa Creek: beautiful, accessible Belizean nature

Chaa Creek is a well-known commodity in Belizean tourism, due to their dedication to sustainable tourism. They’ve received recognition from Green Globe, Conde Nast Traveler, Forbes, Travel & Leisure, and many more respectable institutions. Last year, Chaa Creek was awarded the Hotel of the Year award from the Belize Tourism Board. Chaa Creek gets its name […]

Hidden Valley Inn – a Belizean paradise

Hidden Valley Inn is what I imagine a resort in Heaven is like. There’s a reason that celebrities and other people who desire privacy find their way to Hidden Valley. Many of the other properties in the area are in the triple-digit range of acreage. Hidden Valley sits on 7,200 acres. They have the tallest […]

The top 4 island choices in the Maldives

The top 4 island choices in the Maldives

Recently I was fortunate enough to visit the Maldives through a work trip and the setting was right to mix pleasure and business. Although I primarily enjoyed the former I was keen to document the experience as a resource for others visiting this truly wonderful destination. Naturally to then get a true understanding of the […]

The life of luxury in Marbella

The life of luxury in Marbella

When someone says “Costa del Sol” the mind flashes to crowded beaches, of hundreds and hundreds of tourists flocking from sun-starved countries just to clamour for a few square-inches of beach. Since the massive tourism boom in the area, many a coastal town in Andalusia has swelled in size and great concrete colossi have grown, […]

Fabulous holidays and short breaks auctioned for a good cause

Fabulous holidays and short breaks auctioned for a good cause

England rugby player Tom Palmer has contacted me to say he is running an online auction, which includes a number of luxury holiday lots, to raise funds to help finance his close friend’s brain tumour treatment. The star lots are week-long holidays in 3 bedroom, pool villas at the 5 star resorts of Karma Kandara […]

The best of wellbeing in British Columbia, Canada

The best of wellbeing in British Columbia, Canada

British Columbia may be better known for manoeuvring moguls than chilling out but this scenic Canadian province offers world-class choices for those keen to relax. Here are five of the best.

New luxury family holiday brochure from Carrier

New luxury family holiday brochure from Carrier

Luxury tour operator Carrier has launched a new luxury family holiday brochure for the 2012 season and, what’s more, any family booking with them before the end of this month will enjoy the benefit of at least one of their children staying for free. Luxury Family Escapes 2012 includes a hand-picked selection of some of […]

Family-friendly five star luxury in Portugal

Family-friendly five star luxury in Portugal

A visit to Portugal’s most south-westerly point takes you to the unspoilt land of Sagres. This small village, spread across the cliff-tops, played a significant role in Portugal’s colonial conquests of the 15th Century. Today, it is no more than a sleepy fishing village, its brilliant white houses wrapped around a charming square above the […]

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