Category: Going Out

3 very special Michelin-starred, gourmet, cultural tours in Spain

3 very special Michelin-starred, gourmet, cultural tours in Spain

Take a little time to discover some of Spain’s Michelin starred restaurants, whilst truly absorbing the Spanish culture. Get involved in incredible Michelin starred culinary classes, meet the bulls up close and personal, and enjoy wine tasting rarities. Here are a few different ideas to get you started. Authentic Michelin star tours in Andalucia Take [...]

UK and Ireland short breaks – 6 very different ideas

UK and Ireland short breaks – 6 very different ideas

Much as my writing seems to indicate a fondness for overseas travel, it wasn’t until I was 22 and sailing as part of a crew on a large racing yacht that my desire to leave the UK regularly began – even if it was on an easyJet plane with my 22 crew-mates suggesting that every [...]

Cruising the Baltic in style

Cruising the Baltic in style

If you’re considering a European cruise but looking for something different to the usual cruises in the Mediterranean, then how about looking further north and east to the Baltic?  MSC Cruises are offering two great opportunities to explore the region, departing from Copenhagen, the beautiful city that inspired many a Hans Christian Andersen fairytale. Hop aboard [...]

Avoiding the tourist trap in Cyprus

Avoiding the tourist trap in Cyprus

When we went to Cyprus last October, one of the things that struck us was the number of tavernas that were so heavily geared towards the mass market. It was a shame, really, but souvlaki and chips was often about the closest you could get to Cypriot cuisine in anywhere that was at all touristy. The [...]

The winners of the 2013 Seven Star Global Luxury Awards

The winners of the 2013 Seven Star Global Luxury Awards

A Luxury Travel Blog was this year proud to be a sponsor of the inaugural Seven Star Global Luxury Awards held at the Villa Padierna Palace Hotel in Marbella, Spain. The event was a great success with an excellent turn-out that included both royalty and tourism ministers, not to mention a little flamenco, Spanish music [...]

The new taste of Asia brings spice to Beirut

The new taste of Asia brings spice to Beirut

The hottest thing to pop up in Beirut’s Clemenceau district is a new delivery and catering kitchen called JAI. The blood, sweat and tears of Beiruti-born Chef Wael Lazkani, Jai offers a little taste of South East Asia in the heart of Beirut. It officially launched in February 2013 and has fast become a firm [...]

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, [...]

Travel tips for business, family or honeymoon travel to Brazil

Travel tips for business, family or honeymoon travel to Brazil

Brazil is world famous for its inviting beaches, beautiful landscape and instantly recognisable cultural sights. As Rio de Janeiro and the surrounding areas gear up for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the region is being rejuvenated, returning to the classically luxe city it is historically known to be. Gone are the times when a beach [...]

12 things not to miss in Washington DC

12 things not to miss in Washington DC

Washington DC is a city that many visit with work and as such is probably much overlooked in terms of a holiday destination.  I was lucky enough to be on a work trip that included the weekend and so spent a day with a member of my extended family touring the sights.  We did this [...]

10 amazing US hotel rooftops

10 amazing US hotel rooftops

The popularity of rooftop lounging continues to grow, and guests are demanding more unique offerings and more luxurious options.  Whether you grab a cocktail with a few hundred friends or dine in seclusion with the love of your life, these 10 US hotels offer rooftop experiences for every travel personality. The Press Lounge at Ink48 [...]

Top 5 beaches in Thailand

Top 5 beaches in Thailand

There are many fun, adventurous activities to do and places to see in Thailand. The shopping is exquisite, Bangkok is bustling and the history is fascinating. However, none of these will top a visit to the luxurious, beautiful, glistening sandy beaches that can be found on the many Thai islands.  Here are our top 5: [...]

3 days in Paris and 15 things to do

3 days in Paris and 15 things to do

I love Paris!  It is about an hour’s flight from either Southampton or Heathrow and the change in climate is staggering – much more continental.  I think Paris is best done in short bursts; there is so much to see but I strongly believe it is best to see it in foot, and there is [...]

Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali

Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali

This beautiful resort, set on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, is balanced on a dramatic limestone cliff and is the only overseas hotel to win a Royal Institue of British Architects Award. Each villa comes with its own saltwater pool and a cabana. Removable walls allow you to make the most of the ocean breeze. Also on [...]

Pre-theatre dining in Soho, London

Pre-theatre dining in Soho, London

Shaftesbury Avenue has been at the centre of London’s Theatreland for over a century. The gilded architectural flourishes, the bespoke pavements the enticing billboards have long been the iconic façade of London’s entertainment industry, whilst up dark side alleys, past stage doors and strip joints, Soho has enjoyed a totally different relationship with London’s visitors. [...]

Explore India’s Golden Triangle in style

Explore India’s Golden Triangle in style

When planning a luxury tour of India, it is difficult to know where to start. India offers so much, from the grand Taj Mahal, to the sandy beaches of Goa, to the backwaters of Kerala. It is of course impossible to explore all of India’s beauty in just one trip, and to really soak up [...]

Top 10 luxury London freebies

Top 10 luxury London freebies

Finding luxury without paying full whack is a bit of an art in an expensive city like London.  This list should help, whether it’s views, booze or loos you wish to luxuriate in. It helps to have a hardy constitution and be willing to blag a little (or at least to dress up and look [...]

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