Category: Regions

Top 5 things to do in Yangon

Top 5 things to do in Yangon

If youíre heading to Burma, the chances are that youíll be beginning your trip in Yangon: Burmaís former capital city and former stronghold of the British Raj. Though it is by far the largest city in Burma, Yangon remains much quieter and less developed than most Southeast Asian capitals. It has only 5 million residents […]

Six architectural highlights of Rotterdam

Six architectural highlights of Rotterdam

This advertorial is in association with American Expressģ I recently had the opportunity to sample 24 hours in life of a Platinumģ Cardmember when I visited the world-renowned port of Rotterdam with American Expressģ. Following a relaxing start to my trip using the Priority Pass that I got as a Cardmember for the day to […]

Ballooning over Sossusvlei

10 photos to convince you to visit Namibia

Think of Namibia. If anything comes to mind itís probably an image of the dunes at Sossusvlei. But did you know you can take an early morning flight over them in a balloon, taking off at dawn as the sun lights up the eastern side of the dunes and casts the western faces into deep […]

Ice Q, Solden, Austria

Where to see the 5 most glamorous locations in Spectre

Glamorous locations pepper the new James Bond movie, Spectre, like bullets from 007ís Walther PPK. But these breathtaking places arenít guarded secrets and you donít have to be licensed to kill to visit them. Thereís no need to worry, either, that in travelling like Bond you will be plagued by evil villains – you will […]

Top 5 adventurous holidays

Top 5 adventurous holidays

For those looking for something a bit different to your typical beach holidays, we have compiled our favourite adventurous holidays, perfect for those wanting to experience something unique. From an exploration of the South eastern nation of Burma, the depths of the vast Antarctica to an epic rail journey across several countries and a trek […]

Photograph of the week: View over Amsterdam

Photograph of the week: View over Amsterdam

This is the view from the roof of the Old Bank building at Rembrandtplein, Amsterdam. Amsterdam is a notoriously short city: you can see the whole cityscape from the 6th storey roof of the Old Bank. Though short, it’s easy to get a feel for its character with its warm colours and sharp lines under […]

4 luxury resorts in Vietnam where you can experience vegan luxury

4 luxury resorts in Vietnam where you can experience vegan luxury

Vietnam, one of South East Asia’s premier travel destinations has something for everyone; pristine beaches, beautiful temples, culture, history, vibrant cities and breathtaking rural landscapes, not to mention a cuisine that holds it’s own on the world stage. What you may not know is that it’s also a haven for vegans and vegetarians. Every month, […]

Photograph of the week: Sunset at Yaxha

Photograph of the week: Sunset at Yaxha

Nestled amidst the rich history of the Mayan civilization and the countryís lush natural wonders, your Belize experience awaits. Belize is an adventurerís paradise with majestic forests and a robust history at every turn. We hope this photograph of the sunset at Yaxha inspires you to venture off the beaten path and be immersed in […]

8 reasons why Iran will be the destination for 2016

8 reasons why Iran will be the destination for 2016

When talking about Iran, and in the interests of expectation management, I always like to start with the negatives. The visa situation is still a bore (although soon to improve, inshallah); ladies need to wear a headscarf at all times in public; thereís no booze (anywhere Ė not even in the 5* city hotels); the […]

5 famous bridges in Paris

5 famous bridges in Paris

The Seine and its bridges have always been central to life in Paris. For proof, we need look no further than the stirring works that some of our finest artists have created to pay tribute to them; Apollinaire, Barbara, Montand, Piaf, Verlaine and a whole host of others have immortalized those great witnesses of the […]

4 ways to avoid human gridlock in Paris

4 ways to avoid human gridlock in Paris

Audrey Hepburn said, “Paris is always a good idea.”Ě From the hordes of tourists taking selfies and family portraits in front of famous works of art, it seems most of the world agrees with Hepburn. Surely, the city’s most famous attractions are worth some elbow-knocking and selfie-stick bruises, but sometimes one wants to enjoy Paris […]

£10,000 prize: vote to win a full set of luggage and a luxury 7-night stay in Phuket

£10,000 prize: vote to win a full set of luggage and a luxury 7-night stay in Phuket

We are delighted to announce that A Luxury Travel Blog has been shortlisted for the category ‘Best Travel Influencer’ in awards led by the prestigious technology title ‘WIRED’ and the leading luggage and lifestyle brand ‘TUMI’. The TUMI x WIRED Innovation in Travel Awards celebrate the companies, destinations and services delivering unparalleled experiences in the […]

Top 5 things to do in Lake Bled, Slovenia

Top 5 things to do in Lake Bled, Slovenia

Hugged by mountains and favoured by the rich and famous, Lake Bled manages to remain a sanctuary for all. Perfect for blissful weeks spent in the Slovenian countryside, and definitely one to recommend for romantic weekends away, it has a charming list of activities. Whether youíre interested in planning a spa break or walking holiday, […]

A taste of Malaga in five historic dishes

A taste of Malaga in five historic dishes

Andalucian cuisine presents a tantalising array of flavours rooted in historical influences introduced by the Phoenicians, Romans, Islamic Moors, Jews and Christians amongst others. All is based on the freshest of local ingredients and here you find the finest fresh seafood, wild game and fowl, and an abundance of exotic spices such as saffron and […]

Robins House Exterior

5 ‘home from home’ private safari houses

Africa is most fun when shared with family or friends and there are an increasing number of exclusive-use safari houses where you can do it in style with your own chef, a team of staff to look after you, and a private guide and vehicle to go out and explore. And if it’s a private […]

Photograph of the week: Sydney Opera House during during the Vivid Sydney Festival of Light

Photograph of the week: Sydney Opera House during during the Vivid Sydney Festival of Light

The Sydney Opera House is considered one of the milestones of 20th century architecture. Its multi-performance venues are the stages of more than a thousand spectacles each year, and its exteriors are also the ‘canvas’ of contemporary artists and performers, as seen here during the Vivid Sydney Festival of Light. Thank you to Paolo Evangelista […]

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