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Luxury travel treats: DJI Mavic Pro drone, MiVue safety camera and more...

Luxury travel treats: DJI Mavic Pro drone, MiVue safety camera and more…

In this week’s edition of ‘luxury travel treats’, we have two fabulous gadgets in the form of arguably the best and most easily portable drone ever and one really useful – and easy-to-use car accessory.  Also included is ideal luggage for the watersports enthusiast and the perfect family tent for those occasional weekends in the […]

9 of the best croissants in Paris

9 of the best croissants in Paris

You might be wondering what is the ultimate child-friendly, round-the-clock snack? It could only be the Parisians favorite pastry… that’s right, croissants. Moist, light, caramel-colored, they are the perfect breakfast for the whole family.  Croissants truly are the ultimate snack because they are portable, delicious, and quick. After a long morning of sightseeing, or touring […]

10 great reasons to visit the Arctic

10 great reasons to visit the Arctic

The Arctic is starting to pop up more and more on luxury travellers’ must-visit lists. Part of its appeal is that for a very long time Arctic cruises were so exotic that they were almost the thing of fantasy, meshed in with tales of explorers risking life and limb to find the elusive Northwest Passage. […]

Luxury travel treats: Dell XPS 13, Protected Species Mackintosh and more...

Luxury travel treats: Dell XPS 13, Protected Species Mackintosh and more…

In what will be a new regular series on A Luxury Travel Blog (every Sunday), we look at a range of luxury travel products and accessories that we hope you’ll love. Up this week we have a very portable laptop solution from Dell, a stylish waterproof Mackintosh from Protected Species, a beautiful timepiece from IWC […]

8 top picks for a scuba diving adventure of a lifetime

8 top picks for a scuba diving adventure of a lifetime

Most of us are satisfied with exploring new countries or destinations, but are you fascinated by marine life and the underwater world? Do you love to snorkel, or is Scuba Diving more your thing? There are hundreds of great places you can go and learn or just simply try Scuba Diving for the first time, […]

Top 10 wheeled luxury luggage options for the main hold

Top 10 wheeled luxury luggage options for the main hold

Travelling with luggage can be cumbersome sometimes so choosing good quality luggage that can be wheeled about with ease can make all the difference. Here we’ve picked out 10 of the best to make your journey from your accommodation to the airport as effortless as it can be before you get it checked in, ready […]

5 of the best private island resorts in the world

5 of the best private island resorts in the world

Finding a holiday spot that offers utter seclusion and perfect relaxation is not as easy as you might think. If you want a piece of paradise all to yourself then a private island is the only place to go. Read my guide to the top 5 private island resorts. Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at […]

5 of the best unique resorts in Fiji

5 of the best unique resorts in Fiji

Out of all the beautiful and exotic beach destinations in the world, Fiji might best encapsulate the idea of tropical paradise. Palm trees sway in the warm breeze, azure waters gently lap the shore, and the backdrop of dazzling blue sky is a near constant. But with over 330 islands and thousands of hotels and […]

5 tried and tested items from our latest trip

5 tried and tested items from our latest trip

You could be forgiven for thinking this is some idyllic paradise in the Maldives. Sadly, it was somewhere much colder! The scene you see is in fact sunrise at Beaver Sailing Club, not a million miles from the not-so-picturesque town of Goole in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Our sons were there for some sailing […]

The 5 best restaurants of Rio de Janeiro

The 5 best restaurants of Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, “a cidade Maravilhosa”, latest host to the Fifa World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games, is home to some of the world’s best restaurants, serving up local Brazilian dishes, exotic tropical foods, and gastronomic fusions that will blow your tastebuds’ mind. Some of the most delicious foods on offer are the Brazilian […]

9 interesting facts about Antarctica

9 interesting facts about Antarctica

Why the heck would you head to Antarctica? Most of us get our fill of snow and ice at home, thank you very much. Isn’t that all there is to see around the South Pole? As it turns out, not even close. Antarctica and the nearby islands are part of an amazingly vital ecosystem that […]

5 breathtaking activities to experience in Malindi and Watamu in Kenya

5 breathtaking activities to experience in Malindi and Watamu in Kenya

Kenya coast is one of the most sort-after vacation destinations in the world; it scores high on world travel awards as a frontier beach destination due to its clear and clean white sandy beaches. The warm climate there attracts lots of travelers during winter seasons. Luxurious accommodation around this area include; Lion Under the Sun, […]

7 extraordinary ways to enjoy a luxury adventure in Iceland

7 extraordinary ways to enjoy a luxury adventure in Iceland

Extraordinary landscapes have already cemented Iceland’s place as an adventurer’s paradise. But while plenty of countries have glaciers and mountains, or even active volcanoes, there are few destinations that can boast as many incredible and rare experiences, all in one place. From heli-hopping across unreachable mountaintops or walking in lava chambers, to diving between tectonic […]

5 gorgeous photo locations in the Tuscan countryside

5 gorgeous photo locations in the Tuscan countryside

The beautiful countryside of Tuscany, Italy is a popular subject for glossy travel magazines, wall calendars, and coffee table photography books. When we start working with travelers at Italy Beyond the Obvious, we always ask how Italy won the jackpot for their dream trip. Quite often, the answer includes a desire to see the iconic […]

5 of the best restaurants in the Lake District

5 of the best restaurants in the Lake District

Spring in the Lake District is a time of transition and awakening. And it’s a particularly good time of year to enjoy its world-class cuisine. Yes! Cumbria has become quite the foodie mecca and is now home to 4 Michelin-starred restaurants and a vast array of award-winning, artisan foodie products. Recently nominated for World Heritage […]

7 Asian holiday destinations that will take your breath away

7 Asian holiday destinations that will take your breath away

Holiday tastes change with the seasons. Only a month or two ago, we couldn’t wait to hit the piste, curl up in-front of a blazing log fire, or sit in an outdoor Jacuzzi surrounded by snow. But now, as the weather starts to show signs of improvement, we’re ready for some sun. And no continent […]

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