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Delicious drives in the UK: Lancaster to the Cartmel Peninsula, via Kendal

Delicious drives in the UK: Lancaster to the Cartmel Peninsula, via Kendal

Cumbria isn’t one of the easiest counties to get around if you don’t have your own transport. Not only is it the third largest county in England, but it is also the second most sparsely populated, meaning that most things tend to be a drive away. The county is far easier than many people realise […]

Shiki Shima dome room

Is this the most luxurious train journey in the world?

Could this incredible train journey, which is filled with discoveries and experiences, like you’ve never known before, be the most luxurious train journey in the world? From glass-encased observation cars, you can breathe in the eternal aesthetic beauty of North Eastern Japan’s countryside. If you fancy it, you will need to apply soon, as the […]

Celebrating over a million social media followers with some new business cards

Celebrating over a million social media followers with some new business cards

I’m delighted to announce that A Luxury Travel Blog now has over a million followers across its various social media channels. Over 700,000 followers on Twitter, around 300,000 page likes on Facebook, over 20,000 on Instagram, and approximately 10,000 each on both Google+ and Pinterest, not to mention a few hundred thousand on some secondary […]

Luxury travel treats: Garmin Approach S6, Blazer by Fadenmeister Berlin and more...

Luxury travel treats: Garmin Approach S6, Blazer by Fadenmeister Berlin and more…

In this week’s edition of ‘luxury travel treats’, we have a great gadget for golfers, an elegant cashmere blazer for female business travellers, and a USB stick with a capacity like no other. Also included is a very versatile and portable wireless speaker and a handy translation tool, perfect for the frequent overseas traveller. Garmin […]

Special feature: Fiat Ducato Auto-Roller 707 motorhome

Special feature: Fiat Ducato Auto-Roller 707 motorhome

Normally my special features are reserved for hotels and vacation rental accommodation, but last weekend we did something a little different. We’ve been travelling up and down the UK to attend our sons’ sailing events for a couple of years now, and have often contemplated what it would be like travelling in a campervan or […]

A luxury golf break at Trump Turnberry, Ayrshire, UK

A luxury golf break at Trump Turnberry, Ayrshire, UK

Set high above the magnificent 18 hole Championship Ailsa golf course along the spectacular Ayrshire coastline overlooking the majestic Irish Sea and the bird sanctuary on the island of Ailsa Craig sits the remarkable Trump Turnberry Hotel. This is part of President Donald Trump’s portfolio of businesses. Whilst the President currently has matters of state […]

Special feature: Hazel Brow, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, UK

Special feature: Hazel Brow, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, UK

Situated in the village of Low Row in Swaledale, Hazel Brow – seen here in the centre of the photograph – is a beautiful property with period features and lots of character. It was built by a local landowner in 1860 and today sleeps up to 15 people on a self-catering basis, making it perfect for […]

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 […]

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