Category: Regions

Photograph of the week: Sunset in Paris

Photograph of the week: Sunset in Paris

From the Westin Vendôme, along Rue de Rivoli, the sun sets just behind the Eiffel Tower, beyond the Ferris Wheel of the Tuileries Garden. On nights with light cloud cover, it produces a beautiful palette of bright oranges, yellows, purples, and blues. It is a mesmerizing yet appropriate way to end a Parisian day. Thank […]

History's home in Hanoi: the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel

History’s home in Hanoi: the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel

A sing-song “Bonjour Madame“caught me somewhat by surprise. This is Hanoi, Vietnam’s hectic capital, and the redolent heart of old French Indo-Chine.  And, I’m at the Metropole. Some 10 minutes later, I am wrapped up in a checked woolen blanket, drinking vin rouge by the swimming pool. Festive Christmas lights twinkle over-head.  The air is […]

Interview with Magali Déchelette, Founder and CEO of Family Twist

Interview with Magali Déchelette, Founder and CEO of Family Twist

Magali started her career as a management consultant, which gave her the opportunity to work abroad, especially in London and China. In both countries, she became aware through talking to various people about how difficult it is for families to travel to Paris, her home city. This gave her the idea to found Family Twist, […]

Top 10 tips for your first trip to Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Top 10 tips for your first trip to Newcastle-upon-Tyne

If you have ever seen an episode of Geordie Shore, or a documentary about hen and stag weekends, you may well have been left with completely the wrong impression of Newcastle. There is a seriously sophisticated side to this city. Whether you are here on business trip, to see a sporting event, concert, or just […]

Dog-lovers: top tips for your luxury British getaway

Dog-lovers: top tips for your luxury British getaway

There is nothing like enjoying the splendour of the English countryside with your four-legged companion by your side. However, sometimes it can be difficult for dog-lovers to know where to find luxury that both pet and owner can enjoy. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of our top must-have travel accessories and favourite dog-friendly boltholes […]

Rajasthan: a glimpse inside the glamorous Oberoi Rajvilas

Rajasthan: a glimpse inside the glamorous Oberoi Rajvilas

The Oberoi Rajvilas makes for the perfect base in which to explore the exotic Indian city of Jaipur, and is arguably one of the finest resorts in Rajasthan. There are not many hotels in the world where check-in involves an elaborately painted elephant and fragrant shower of rose petals, but the Oberoi Rajvilas does not […]

Top 5 villas in Southeast Asia

Top 5 villas in Southeast Asia

Whether standalone or privately owned as part of a larger development or a resort, multiple-bedroom villas are all the rage for summer holiday bookings and ideal for family, a group of friends, or to host special occasions. For those who have a kid or two, simple hotel rooms or suites just do not bring the […]

3 great casino resorts close to NYC, not in Atlantic City

3 great casino resorts close to NYC, not in Atlantic City

Gaming in New York State is limited to slot machines but if you’re feeling lucky and want to hit the jackpot or roulette tables, there are plenty of casinos to choose from close to the Big Apple. Atlantic City is probably the first thing that comes to mind but did you know there are some […]

Joglos in the jungle: Indonesia’s best kept secret

Joglos in the jungle: Indonesia’s best kept secret

I sit, poolside, high above the stupas and spiraling towers of Borobudur, set back on the dense, lush hillside, of this Javanese valley. Framed by volcanoes, distant mist, and undulating paddy fields: calm and spiritual silence descends. We’ve arrived, via Jakarta, to a place rich in history, drop-dead smoldering beauty and untold promise. And this is […]

The top 5 places for football fans to visit in Europe

The top 5 places for football fans to visit in Europe

There are those who see luxury as those little moments that make us feel unique. So for those who live and breathe football, to enjoy the exclusivity offered by the great temples of the sport can certainly be one of those special moments. If some matches are genuine spectacles best viewed from the stand, then […]

5 must-see places in the Balearics

5 must-see places in the Balearics

For many, the Balearic Islands of Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza are sources of quick and easy holidays in the sun. Many visiting these locations are happy to do nothing more than soak up the sun on the beach, but there is more to the Balearics than may first meet the eye… Palma Cathedral Though this might not […]

The first ever hot tub among the stars

The first ever hot tub among the stars

“All aboard starship hot tub” is a phrase you’re not likely to hear when stepping into any Jacuzzi anywhere in the world. Hot tubs are heavy items and containing upwards of 2,000 litres of water, not to mention eight adults, the weight is somewhere in the region of half an elephant; a fully grown African […]

Meet the ‘Grand 1’ at Walt Disney World Orlando

Meet the ‘Grand 1’ at Walt Disney World Orlando

With such an eminent designation, the chance to spend the day with the ‘Grand 1’, at Walt Disney World Resort, conjures magical ideas of a certain famous mouse for a tour around the inescapably popular Magic Kingdom. As we discovered, the ‘Grand 1’ is one of those extra special experiences that Disney offer privileged VIP guests […]

Top 5 beaches in the Caribbean

Top 5 beaches in the Caribbean

The Caribbean is renowned for its year round warm climate and beautiful islands. With so many to choose from, it is hard to narrow down the very best beaches. Get an insight into just some of the top beaches in the Caribbean at destinations including The Bahamas, British Virgin Islands and Jamaica to name but […]

Is the Okavango the best luxury safari location?

Is the Okavango the best luxury safari location?

Botswana’s Okavango Delta has been drawing in guests and visitors for many years. From the early stages Botswana’s government declared a low impact high income tourism policy which has successfully managed to prevent over crowding in this wondrous and lush Delta – here the game is abundant and the people are not which is what […]

15 gift ideas for Mother's Day in London

15 gift ideas for Mother’s Day in London

Mother’s Day is a day where mothers as well as those in maternal positions such stepmothers, grandmothers and mothers-in-law are honoured for their eternal love and care. Here are some of the best luxury gifts in London to treat those special mother figures in each of our lives and show them how much we appreciate […]

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