Category: Regions

Top 5 luxury safari spots for birding

Top 5 luxury safari spots for birding

Even those of us that would rather see a predator cannot fail to be impressed by the brightly coloured birds in Africa, or the huge birds of prey, which stalk the savannah from the air. Birding in Africa is huge and it is often the birders that see some extraordinary sights. As they peer into […]

Interview with Alvaro Rey, Area General Manager of InterContinental in London

Interview with Alvaro Rey, Area General Manager of InterContinental in London

Alvaro began his career at InterContinental Medellin in his native country of Colombia in 1984 and has remained with the company ever since. During this time he has held prestigious positions across North and South America, Middle East, Australia and Europe. What is it that you do exactly? I have been General Manager of the […]

New Year’s Eve in the Philippines

New Year’s Eve in the Philippines

A few days before 31st December, a local newspaper in Manila reported that in the Philippines, New Year’s Eve is all about noise. Wherever you are and whoever you’re with the main thing is to make it LOUD. When I arrived in the country at the end December, there were already plenty of noisy preparations […]

9 Greek islands in 7 days

9 Greek islands in 7 days

“The sea once it casts its spell holds one in its net of wonder forever.” (Jacque Yves Cousteau). The Aegean Sea attracts sailors from all over the world looking for a Greek island treasure hunt in a canvas of secluded coves, fish villages, crystal blue water and wind shaped cliffs and natural bays. For those […]

The perfect luxury London itinerary for couples

The perfect luxury London itinerary for couples

There are few cities in the world that combine some of the finest things in life; world-class restaurants, beautiful hotels, award-winning architecture and spectacular views. London, a short train ride from the capital of romance of Paris, combines all of this within its city walls. Here are three ideas that you should experience when you’re […]

What it's like to fly Upper Class with Virgin Atlantic

What it’s like to fly Upper Class with Virgin Atlantic

I’ve had the pleasure of flying Upper Class with Virgin Atlantic Airways on a few occasions recently – coming back from New Delhi to Heathrow as well as a return trip to Cape Town – so I thought I would take this opportunity to describe what you can expect when booking the airline’s equivalent of […]

5 of the hottest speakeasies in Paris

5 of the hottest speakeasies in Paris

Perhaps it’s Boardwalk Empire, perhaps it’s the exclusivity, or perhaps it’s simply the eternal attraction of all that is clandestine – either way, hidden bars haven’t been this in vogue since the time when they were actually a necessity. Here are 5 of the hottest speakeasies in Paris – where speaking is not often so […]

8 great shopping cities for those who love luxury

8 great shopping cities for those who love luxury

Shopping is undeniably one of the most pleasurable things to do—especially when you are travelling, and you are eager to bring home some goodies to your family and friends (and of course, for yourself). There are many great shopping cities, but here are some of the best according to travellers and ladies! Seoul, South Korea Seoul […]

Special feature: Sheraton Macao Hotel, Macau

Special feature: Sheraton Macao Hotel, Macau

In Macau, the Las Vegas of the East, bigger is better. Going by that simple judgement, the 3,896 room Sheraton Macao Hotel on the Cotai Strip, the largest Sheraton in the world, is one of the city’s top hotels. But there is more to this sprawling behemoth than meets the eye. Underneath the overlapping layers […]

Top 10 reasons to visit Tel Aviv

Top 10 reasons to visit Tel Aviv

From a very early age, I fell in love with ‘The Startup Nation’ and in particular the cosmopolitan city of Tel Aviv. Whilst many other destinations have been hit hard by the global recession, Israel is enjoying a booming tourism economy. Tel Aviv, Israel’s capital, has long been one of Israel’s most popular destinations and for […]

Top 3 golf holiday destinations for 2014

Top 3 golf holiday destinations for 2014

Golf holidays are becoming ever more popular and 2014 is no exception with many new destinations emerging as ‘the next big golf destination’. Each year, a staggering 3 million golfers pack up their golf clubs and head for warmers climate, sweeping golf courses with ocean views and luxurious accommodation, and it’s easy to see why. […]

Touring New York City by land and by air

Touring New York City by land and by air

Sightseeing in New York City is a tough enterprise, especially if you’re on foot and on a tight schedule. This metropolis of over 8 million people can be so overwhelming at first that you’re not even sure where to begin. Here are some pointers about must-see attractions and the best way to explore them. Empire […]

5 of the best luxury hotels in the world

5 of the best luxury hotels in the world

Have you always wondered what it is like to live like you are rich and famous? The most luxurious hotels in the world will allow you to experience the decadent life, if you can afford a single night in their establishment. Here’s our pick of 5 of the best luxury hotels on the planet… The […]

Trends for luxury travel in 2014 – local life and set-jetting

Trends for luxury travel in 2014 – local life and set-jetting

In this post, we predict what we think will be the key trends for luxury travel in 2014, and we have also hand-picked a selection of the world’s most luxurious destinations, hotels and resorts that encompass each of these growing trends. Read on to learn more about our predicted trends of ‘local life’ and ‘set-jetting’. […]

Top 5 night safaris in Africa

Top 5 night safaris in Africa

Night drives and safaris are always a hot topic for conservationists, some people believe that it’s best to leave the wildlife alone at night – but we believe that a good guide will not harass wildlife but follow from a distance, observing but not interfering or disturbing. Of course Africa comes alive at night – […]

Marry like a star on Mallorca

Marry like a star on Mallorca

Singer James Blunt and fiancée Sofia Wellesley, granddaughter of the Duke of Wellington, will tie the knot this summer on the island of Mallorca, at a property owned by her family. The society wedding (the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and singer Elton John are reported to be on the guest list) is likely to […]

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