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The world’s most luxurious spa pools and baths

The world’s most luxurious spa pools and baths

Some of the world’s most opulent hotels seem to be competing for bragging rights on the most over the top Jacuzzis and spas. But what really makes a bath or spa pool luxurious? A key feature of the Presidential Suite at the Intercontinental Hotel in Hong Kong, for example, at more than $14,000 a night, is [...]

10 of the best places to stay in Europe for post-Summer sun

10 of the best places to stay in Europe for post-Summer sun

Wondering where the sun has gone? As we say goodbye to Summer and enter much cooler weather, it’s useful to know where you can travel and yet still enjoy some post-Summer sunshine. So here are 10 European ideas to help you extend your Summer into the Autumn months and enjoy the sun’s rays for that [...]

Special feature: IDW Esperanza Resort, Kozelkiskiu, Trakai, near Vilnius, Lithuania

Special feature: IDW Esperanza Resort, Kozelkiskiu, Trakai, near Vilnius, Lithuania

When we told friends that we’d be going to Lithuania this Summer, they invariably looked at us with surprise. Not only had we never visited the country before, but it soon emerged that we didn’t know anyone who had, either. Lithuania, of course, is a relatively new country, and one where tourism hasn’t yet fully [...]

Are you in on Africa’s big secret?

Are you in on Africa’s big secret?

In most African countries there is a ‘secret season’, sometimes called the low season, except it’s not really a low season – the wildlife is still there, often the birds are more beautiful, the vegetation is lush and the flowers are out; in short, low or secret season (usually between November and April in most [...]

10 more of the best travel quotes of all time

10 more of the best travel quotes of all time

Remember our post earlier this year titled ‘10 of the best travel quotes of all time‘?  Well, it proved to be quite a hit (around 1,000 re-tweets and counting) that we thought we’d follow up with ’10 more of the best travel quotes of all time’.  So… sit back and enjoy as we run through [...]

Testicle-eating fish in European waters: a warning to keep your trunks on!

Testicle-eating fish in European waters: a warning to keep your trunks on!

Now there’s a blog post title you don’t read every day. Without wishing to alarm people, you (or at least approximately half the population) might like to be aware that a small, piranha-like fish called the pacu – but also referred to as the ‘ball-cutter’ owing to its reputation for biting off men’s testicles – [...]

10 top tips for affordable luxury travel

10 top tips for affordable luxury travel

Want to find a luxury holiday for less? Don’t despair – you don’t need a bottomless budget to enjoy luxury travel. With this helpful guide, it’s entirely possible to find a decadent getaway with a price tag you can actually afford. Without further ado, therefore, here are my 10 top tips for affordable luxury travel. [...]

5 luxury holidays you have to try at least once

5 luxury holidays you have to try at least once

Luxury holidays aren’t just about staying in an excellent hotel or visiting a beautiful destination; the real luxury comes from the whole experience and the sense of fulfilment you get to take home with you when your holiday comes to an end. Here are five types of luxury holiday you have to try at least [...]

6 products to help you survive a long haul flight

6 products to help you survive a long haul flight

The longest commercial flight to date is courtesy of Singapore Airlines from Newark to Singapore, which lasts an unbelievable 18 hours and 50 minutes. For some, the idea of spending almost an entire day in the air sounds absolutely miserable, but if you’re armed with the right products, you may actually enjoy yourself! Here are [...]

The hottest ticket under the sun – the solar eclipse

The hottest ticket under the sun – the solar eclipse

A total eclipse of the sun will occur later this year and another in 2015. This is a not-to-be-missed experience that should be everyone’s “must do” list. The fact that there is intense interest in the eclipse experience already, means that the cruise lines are putting on extra ships, and tour operators are coming up with [...]

Would you travel on a glass-bottomed plane?

Would you travel on a glass-bottomed plane?

We’ve known about glass-bottomed boats for a long time, but what about glass-bottomed planes? In April of this year Richard Branson announced on the Virgin Atlantic blog that he was going to be adding a new Airbus A320 to its fleet with a clear strip down the middle made from aviation-standard glass, instead of the [...]

The world’s most amazing market?

The world’s most amazing market?

Welcome to the Maeklong Market in Samut Songkhram, Thailand. This market has a railway track running through it and, about four times most days, a train passes through. Stallholders are given about a minute’s notice before the train arrives and continue about their day once it’s passed as if nothing has happened. Here’s another video [...]

10 of the weirdest things eaten by travel bloggers

10 of the weirdest things eaten by travel bloggers

For me, part of the fun of travelling is trying different foods in far-flung destinations – things that you might never dream of eating, and dishes that you just don’t get back at home. Here I present a round-up of 10 weird and wonderful items that fellow travel bloggers have tried during their own travels. [...]

10 of the most expensive villas and chalets for rent

10 of the most expensive villas and chalets for rent

Luxury homes vary all throughout the world. These seemingly one-of-a-kind beauties have steadily increased people´s desire for the finer things in life. From exclusive designs to the latest and greatest high-tech gadgets, these homes seem to have it all and more. So are you one of the many adventurers looking for something more different and [...]

Special feature: The Black Swan, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, UK

Special feature: The Black Swan, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, UK

We had called in at The Black Swan on our last visit to Helmsley – just for a drink – but on a recent visit to this market town had the opportunity to both stay and dine there. There is no mistaking this historic coaching inn at one end of Helmsley’s market place – it [...]

Special feature: Domes of Elounda, Crete

Special feature: Domes of Elounda, Crete

This month we had one of our most relaxing breaks in a long time, enjoying an 11-day stay at the Domes of Elounda on the eastern side of the biggest of the Greek islands, Crete. Arriving quite late in the evening, we were welcomed to the resort with a complimentary drink at the Grand Domes Lobby [...]

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