Category: Regions

David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa, Zambia

Legendary explorer, Sir David Livingstone, said “I am prepared to go anywhere, provided it be forward.” When the David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa celebrated its opening on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, it was apparent that the hotel has more in common with this famous pioneer than just its name; it has […]

Hilton Beijing’s Food & Wine Experience

The Hilton Beijing‘s Food & Wine Experience is back on 14th November 2009 for the 12th year, with a whole day of wine and food tasting and featuring over 100 world-famous food and wine suppliers such as Evian and ?Aussino World Wines. Hilton Beijing Head Sommelier Julia Zhu, together with guest speakers, will be there […]

First-ever Asian Culinary Summit at Halekulani

Halekulani, one of the world’s finest and most acclaimed luxury resorts, and Gourmet, the magazine of good living, have gathered together leading Asian culinary masters for an unparalleled epicurean experience at this iconic Hawaiian resort. From 13th to 15th November 2009, connoisseurs from around the world are invited to join hosts Sara Moulton, Gourmet executive […]

A Barossa food tradition

Maggie Beer is one of Australia’s favourite cooks, cookery writers and a pioneering champion of Barossa regional cuisine. Her farm shop offers daily verjuice cooking demonstrations at 2pm. Visitors to the farm shop will also find Maggie’s gourmet products and award-winning books. Her cooking, using mainly local produce, has been pivotal in the development of […]

Check out the Energy Pool at the Paresa Resort, Phuket

Have you heard about the newly launched Paresa Resort in Phuket? The resort as 49 luxury villas and suites all with private pools and located on Phuket’s ‘Millionaires Mile’. Following its launch Paresa has unveiled its Energy Pool. Designed to recharge and vitalise the body and mind, the pool is made from black terrazzo and […]

The Blue Hole, Belize

The Blue Hole is a scuba diver’s paradise off the coast of Belize. ?If you’re unfamiliar with it, be prepared to be amazed by the video footage below…

Thorntree River Lodge, Mosi Oa Tunya National Park, Zambia

Located in the Mosi Oa Tunya National Park, Zambia, Thorntree River Lodge features breathtaking scenery with river views and sightings of a variety of animals on the Zambezi River. Adventure and excitement of the true Africa beckons as views of the unspoilt bush, natural waterholes and spectacular sunsets welcome you with luxury and superb hospitality. […]

Country B&Bs in the UK: the top 10

The Guardian published its top 10 country B&Bs in the UK. Somewhat diplomatically, perhaps, they’ve managed to cover B&Bs from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. ?Want to know where they recommend? ?Here’s the list: Jerichos at The Waverley, Windermere, Cumbria 3 Norfolk Square, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Carlton Riverside, Powys, Wales Dungiven Castle, Co Derry, […]

Win a luxury London hotel stay... and learn how to make a mean martini!

Win a luxury London hotel stay… and learn how to make a mean martini!

As many of you already know, A Luxury Travel Blog, although very popular, is more of a sideline for me. ?During the day, I’m usually busy running our UK-based online tourism business and today we updated our competition page over on the UKhotel.com website. This month’s competition gives you the chance to win a fabulous […]

Mövenpick's Zara Spa at the Dead Sea

Mövenpick’s Zara Spa at the Dead Sea

Zara Spa at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea features Oriental-inspired thermariums, tropical rain showers and 24 spacious treatment rooms and suites. It is also known for the diversity of its five pools: a hydro-pool, a large outdoor heated massage pool with 3% salt concentration, various massage jets, whirlpool and geysers, a Kneipp-foot massage pool, […]

Luxury travel auctions from Charity Buzz

Charity Buzz, an online auction site ?with luxury and celebrity experiences has a large number of travel package ?auctions for every type of traveller with ?destinations all over the world. Not only will winners get an experience ?of a lifetime, but they will also help a good cause like Gabrielle’s ?Angel Foundation for Cancer Research […]

Dramatic footage of a skier caught up in an avalanche

Sit back and watch in amazement at this video footage from Alaska. A skier gets caught up in an avalanche and buried alive. Fortunately for him, he lost his glove just prior to being buried, which marked his approximate whereabouts. ?He was also with people who were trained in avalanche rescue. ?He was rescued in […]

New developments from Zambian Horizons

New developments from Zambian Horizons

Zambian Horizons is a collection of luxury camps and lodges in Zambia’s top national parks and this Autumn saw the addition of a new safari house and a complete refurbishment of their private island retreat. Sausage Tree Camps Kigelia Safari House Recently opened, Kigelia House is the ideal place for groups of friends ?and families […]

Starwood's 150th hotel in Asia Pacific now open

Starwood’s 150th hotel in Asia Pacific now open

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has opened its 150th hotel in Asia Pacific – the ITC Royal Gardenia, a Luxury Collection hotel in Bengaluru, India. The opening of the 292-room hotel underscores Starwood’s long-term strategic growth plans in Asia Pacific, where it has executed 23 new deals in 2009 – seven hotels have been opened prior […]

Early booking offers at Paradise Island Villas, Crete

Early booking offers at Paradise Island Villas, Crete

Sitting on the hillside of Anissaras, Hersonissos, Paradise Island Villas offers easy access as it is ?located just 23km from Heraklion airport. Family owned and run, the hotel is a chic retreat, combining the elegance and charm of a luxury boutique hotel, in a collection of 12 stylish villas, all with private pools with Jacuzzis […]

Major re-vamp for Merus

Major re-vamp for Merus

Cult Napa winery Merus has recently undergone a major revamp by UXUS in Amsterdam. Merus started as a family business run from the owners home, gained cult status thanks to constant near perfect reviews from critic Robert Parker, and has now opened a designer winery/cellar door. ?Check out the Flickr gallery for the pictures!

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