Category: North America

Chef Tommes

Interview with Chef Tommes, Chef and Owner of That Little Wine Bar

What do you do if you’ve hunted high and low for a decent wine bar but there’s none to be found in your home town? For Chef Tommes and his wife Louise, the answer was simple – they opened their own! That Little Wine Bar in Georgetown, Penang, has attracted rave reviews (including on this […]

Inside Passage adventures

A cruise along the inside passage on the west coast of British Columbia to Alaska offers endless sights for passengers.

Las Vegas takes gold as top holiday destination for Team GB athletes

Las Vegas takes gold as top holiday destination for Team GB athletes

Official London 2012 airline partner British Airways has asked a number of Team GB and Paralympics GB athletes about their holiday plans post September 2012. Far from having a relaxing break, the results showed that many of the athletes will be seeking sun and fun, following weeks and months of gruelling schedules. Nearly a third […]

The top 5 destinations for innovative design ideas

The top 5 destinations for innovative design ideas

For travellers in search of the beautiful, the pursuit of innovative design is an exhilarating experience. While some of the top design destinations in the world are well-known to even novice design seekers, there are some that may surprise you. To start planning your next holiday, take a look at some of these cutting-edge design […]

5 of the world's most inspirational resorts

5 of the world’s most inspirational resorts

I’ve selected the following five resorts for special praise based on a number of metrics. We all love to discover somewhere unique, somewhere exciting or unusual when looking for the ideal place to stay- so I just wanted to share with you five of my personal recommendations that have inspired me on my own travels. Capella […]

Glamping shows its alternative side

Glamping shows its alternative side

Luxury camping is not just about safari tents, yurts and tree houses.  While these types of accommodations are unique in their own rights there is an otherworldly side of glamping that many travelers have never seen before and could possibly never imagine. The most intriguing thing about glamping is that sites can be built practically […]

Mickey's white glove treatment: the top 5 luxury experiences at Walt Disney World

Mickey’s white glove treatment: the top 5 luxury experiences at Walt Disney World

When Walt Disney World comes to mind, most people picture castles, singing dolls and lots of wild, running children. Few know how many surprises Mickey has hidden throughout his Vacation Kingdom, and just how many of them are decadently luxurious. Disney has carefully cultivated its experiences aimed at discriminating visitors who will settle for nothing […]

Treat yourself to these 9 luxury destinations and resorts

Treat yourself to these 9 luxury destinations and resorts

Awww… the life of luxury. It’s tough to beat a Thai massage, sipping mimosas by the poolside, dining on only the best Parisian cuisine and living the luxurious life. Whether you’re looking for the perfect weekend get-a-way or want to rub sholders with the rich and famous, these nine luxury destinations will point you in […]

Hawaii’s top attraction

Hawaii’s top attraction may not be what you think it is. From snorkeling to the volcanoes, there are endless things to do. But make sure you don’t miss out on this great experience!

Getting luxury right - at Twin Farms in the Vermont Woods

Getting luxury right – at Twin Farms in the Vermont Woods

Maybe I am jaded, too much travel to too many wonderful places, but rarely do luxury resorts live up to over the top hype. So I flew up to Vermont with trepidation to visit the much touted Twin Farms. Additionally, I am not really a nature girl,  so promises of fly fishing lessons and campfires […]

Bienvenue to W Montreal

Bienvenue to W Montreal

Close to everything, yet an experience unto itself, the W Montreal was my first foray into the W brand. I went in with unusually high expectations that ended up met or surpassed. I expected swanky and got it. The entire hotel has the vibe of a converted nightclub. Going into my room, I was stunned […]

Fabulous holidays and short breaks auctioned for a good cause

Fabulous holidays and short breaks auctioned for a good cause

England rugby player Tom Palmer has contacted me to say he is running an online auction, which includes a number of luxury holiday lots, to raise funds to help finance his close friend’s brain tumour treatment. The star lots are week-long holidays in 3 bedroom, pool villas at the 5 star resorts of Karma Kandara […]

The best of wellbeing in British Columbia, Canada

The best of wellbeing in British Columbia, Canada

British Columbia may be better known for manoeuvring moguls than chilling out but this scenic Canadian province offers world-class choices for those keen to relax. Here are five of the best.

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Luxury holidays from Carrier Explore Mexico’s Riviera Maya Stylish European cruises from Silversea Heaven on the Algarve at the Hotel Quinta do Lago

Boutique luxury in Providence, Rhode Island

Boutique luxury in Providence, Rhode Island

As the only boutique luxury hotel in Providence, Hotel Providence offers a unique experience that you won’t find in the chains around the city. Placed in the heart of downtown Providence, you’ll be able to broaden your artistic horizons inside and outside the hotel. Its proximity to PPAC allows you to partake in Broadway plays […]

Luxury spa experiences in the Riviera Maya

The luxury spa industry has experienced an incredible growth in Mexico during the last decade. According to the Spa Latin American Association, the spa industry in Mexico has registered a 25% annual growth since 2007. Several destinations such as Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and Cabo San Lucas offer state-of-the-art spa resorts. But one destination that is […]

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