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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 [...]

Top 10 luxury country breaks in Central America

Top 10 luxury country breaks in Central America

In Central America there are so many luxuries awaiting your discovery. Here we’ve selected 10 of the best remote luxury escapes to be found across the region, from a boutique hotel in Costa Rica – possibly all too often overlooked by luxury travellers as a budget destination – to a world class resort in Belize, [...]

Top 10 luxury city breaks in Africa

Top 10 luxury city breaks in Africa

Africa is a continent well known for its vast plains and amazing wildlife, but perhaps less recognised for its potential as an urban getaway. African cities, though, are worthy destinations in their own right and here we round-up 10 of the best African city breaks and hope they might give you an insight into an [...]

Top 10 luxury country breaks in Africa

Top 10 luxury country breaks in Africa

If you are looking for a rural getaway with a difference, then look no further than Africa – a continent so diverse and beautiful, both in its landscapes and, of course, its flora and fauna. Whether it’s a hot air balloon ride over the Maasai Mara, fly fishing on the Zambezi or simply relaxing on [...]

Top 10 essential travel items for kids this Summer

Top 10 essential travel items for kids this Summer

Going somewhere with the kids this Summer?  Whatever age your children, here are some great accessories to take with you, whether it be to look after your little ones with a car seat on your airport transfer, or whether it’s simply to protect your their precious skin from the sun’s harmful rays.  Wherever you’re heading, [...]

Top 10 essential travel items for the Summer

Top 10 essential travel items for the Summer

Going somewhere special this Summer?  Whether it’s an adventure in the Amazon or the beach in Barbados, why not treat yourself first to one of these great Summer accessories?  We have everything from water bottles to jetskis so quite a diverse range of gifts! So, without further ado, here’s our selection of the top 10 [...]

Top 10 luxury city breaks in Europe

Top 10 luxury city breaks in Europe

Considering a European city getaway?  Here we give you a round up on 10 of the best places to while away a weekend – or longer – in a number of Europe’s top cities. Whether it’s last year’s Olympic host city of London, the traditional romance of Paris or the vibrancy of Barcelona, you’re sure [...]

Top 10 luxury country breaks in Europe

Top 10 luxury country breaks in Europe

If you’re looking to escape the city this Summer, in favour of somewhere more rural, then how about a country getaway in Europe?  Here we’ve rounded up 10 of the best plays to stay across the continent where you can truly get away from it all and forget the pressures and stresses of urban life. [...]

10 of the best places in the world for travel photography

10 of the best places in the world for travel photography

National Geographic’s Jim Richardson – a photojournalist whose work first appeared in the National Geographic almost 30 years ago – was recently asked to compile a bucket list of his 10 most iconic places in the world for photographers. Apparently, it didn’t take long. Here are the 10 places he chose: Antarctica Venice, Italy Machu Picchu, [...]

The 10 most expensive cities in the world

The 10 most expensive cities in the world

Tokyo, traditionally regarded as one of the most expensive cities in the world, no longer tops those rankings. The global cost of living survey conducted by ECA International sees them fall from 1st to 6th, whilst cities in Norway (due to the strong krone) and Africa are now regarded as the most expensive places to [...]

Top 10 designer sunglasses for Summer 2013

Top 10 designer sunglasses for Summer 2013

With Summer now well and truly upon us, and no doubt many of you heading for sunnier climes this year, we thought we’d do a quick round-up of some of the best sunglasses currently on the market. Here we’ve selected 10 luxurious-yet-affordable designs for you to choose from. Please tell us which ones you like [...]

The luxury travel secret of empty leg flights

The luxury travel secret of empty leg flights

According to private jet charter company ElJet, one of the best-kept secrets in the jet charter industry is empty leg flights (also sometimes known as ‘deadhead’ flights). These opportunities arise when a private or corporate jet has to return empty to its point of origin, perhaps because the previous passenger(s) just wanted a one-way journey. [...]

Special feature: Intercontinental Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Special feature: Intercontinental Hong Kong, Hong Kong

As you pass through its doors to the lobby and gaze upon the view through the ceiling-high windows at the distance, there is no doubt what the main attraction at the Intercontinental Hong Kong is. Sitting on a protruding promenade in Kowloon, the hotel is in a prime position to view Hong Kong Island as it [...]

The top 10 luxury swimsuits to be seen in this Summer

The top 10 luxury swimsuits to be seen in this Summer

Following on from our top 10 luxury bikinis to be seen in this Summer which was posted just a few days ago, here’s our guide to the top 10 swimsuits to be seen in this Summer also. This season there will be some bold prints and retro pieces and, swimsuits in white – which looks [...]

The top 10 luxury bikinis to be seen in this Summer

The top 10 luxury bikinis to be seen in this Summer

Summer is finally upon us and so what better time to do a round-up on the top 10 luxury bikinis to be seen in this Summer.  Whether you’re heading for the beach, lounging by the pool, or just want to look good on your own private yacht, you are sure to find something here to [...]

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