Category: California

5 reasons to do Downtown Napa

5 reasons to do Downtown Napa

So much wine, so little time. The Napa Valley is synonymous with wine – good wine. You can’t taste it all, but you can taste smart. So break the wine country mold, ditch the need for a designated driver and and do Downtown Napa. In case you needed them, here are five good reasons to […]

Luxury in California, 12 shades of blue in the Maldives, family travel advice and top tips for a trip to Antigua

Luxury in California, 12 shades of blue in the Maldives, family travel advice and top tips for a trip to Antigua

Last month, whilst I was off reviewing an apartment in Kingston-upon-Thames on the outskirts of London, my fellow luxury travel bloggers and members of the Luxury Travel Blog Network were dotted across various other corners of the globe. Here’s what the others were up to in April. Nadine visited the recently renovated Relais and Châteaux […]

7 of the world's best high-end shopping streets

7 of the world’s best high-end shopping streets

For those of you traveling fashion victims out there, stepping foot on a high-end shopping street is similar to a child walking in a candy store. Let’s face it: while shopping malls are convenient, keeping you warm and dry during colder seasons, they get depressing as well, considering you won’t see the light of day […]

5 black sand beaches for adventurous travelers

5 black sand beaches for adventurous travelers

Stop your vacation planning and listen up! We know you’ve read those ’10 Best Beaches’ lists and dreamed about white sand between your toes, but chances are, you’ve already been there and done that. So why not go for something a little more daring? Something a little more out of the ordinary? Those are a […]

Interview with Mariek Anselme, Co-Founder of A.M.A. Selections

Interview with Mariek Anselme, Co-Founder of A.M.A. Selections

Mariek Anselme is the Co-Founder of A.M.A Selections, the new premier luxury vacation rental agency on the French Riviera. Mariek currently resides in the South of France near Cannes. Although half French and half American by birth, Mariek grew up moving quite often and has lived in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Paris, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. […]

3 trips to take with your girlfriends in Southern California

3 trips to take with your girlfriends in Southern California

With spring comes the inevitable appetite for renewal–for new life, new wonders and new experiences. Take this changing of seasons as the perfect reason to round up your closest gal pals and explore sunny Southern California. Head for places where you can enjoy the outdoors and let the Golden State’s natural elements work their wonders […]

5 hotels to watch the sun rise

5 hotels to watch the sun rise

“The early bird catches the worm,” as the renowned idiom states. One of the true joys of life is watching the sun rise, slowly lightening the cool, dark dawn with the warm rays of the star that burns brightly in the centre of our solar system. This phenomenon has been the inspiration for many a […]

Fantastic footage taken from off coast of San Clemente, CA and Maui, HI

Fantastic footage taken from off coast of San Clemente, CA and Maui, HI

Take a look at this wonderful video edited from footage captured by a drone controlled by Captain Dave Anderson of Capt. Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari which operates out of Dana Point, California. It shows thousands of dolphins, three gray whales migrating off the coast of San Clemente, and some wonderful imagery of a humpback […]

5 of the most unique and luxurious resorts in the US

5 of the most unique and luxurious resorts in the US

You won’t believe the amazing options offered at the most unique resorts in the US. When it comes to priceless luxury travel, it doesn’t get better than fresh local-grown cuisine, your own private island, or better yet, the sight of the Aurora Borealis! There are many luxurious resorts throughout America, but there are only a […]

Top 5 Californian restaurants for all palates

Top 5 Californian restaurants for all palates

Visiting California could be a regular jaunt, something you’re only ever going to enjoy once or maybe the first steps to a long term move to the States. However long you’re visiting for you want to ensure you make the most out of it. Ensure you’ve got a no-expense spared base in your own luxury […]

Family fun in Hawaii, luxury in Nevis, a Disneyland members-only club and skiing in Val d'Isere

Family fun in Hawaii, luxury in Nevis, a Disneyland members-only club and skiing in Val d’Isere

I was recently invited to join the Luxury Travel Blog Network, a group of leading, like-minded, luxury travel bloggers from various corners of the globe. This is just an opportunity for us to share what we’ve each been up to each month. Regular readers of ALTB will already be aware that I enjoyed a lovely […]

7 amazing picnic spots

7 amazing picnic spots

I’ve found that in life, efficiency and health are keys to a happy (not to mention productive) existence. This plays perfectly into my role as a cyclist and CEO. Between meetings, deadlines, training rides and other traveling obligations, sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day. This is why I’m a huge advocate for […]

Summer paradise in Malibu

Summer paradise in Malibu

In the summertime, Malibu, California hosts what is considered by many as the most perfect weather on the planet.  The air has very little humidity, while temperatures remain between 75 degrees and 85 degrees Fahrenheit.  It should not come as a surprise that Malibu is the most highly desired areas to vacation in Southern California.  […]

Win a fabulous 2 night stay in Malibu!

Win a fabulous 2 night stay in Malibu!

To celebrate the launch of their new website, Privé Luxury Rentals is giving away a free 2 night stay at their Modern Malibu Hills Estate in Malibu, CA the weekend of Aug 22 and 23 in the summer of 2014. This is the prime time to enjoy the perfect weather, surf, and beaches of Malibu […]

5 Californian gems you may not have considered

5 Californian gems you may not have considered

California is the annual holiday destination for thousands of Brits and many book into their same hotel and enjoy the same experiences. Yes, it’s a fantastic experience but perhaps it’s worth looking further afield and trying something different. You’ll be amazed at some of the different experiences available in the areas surrounding your usual haunts. […]

8 US destinations for active travelers

8 US destinations for active travelers

When choosing a vacation destination, I tend to look for a place that is alive with activity. Athletes are very focused on fitness, and I am no different.  This is why, when I travel, I make sure I’m able to squeeze some much needed exercise into the holiday.  These are what I consider to be […]

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