Category: Family Travel

Short stay: Kinloch Lodge, Sleat, Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK

Short stay: Kinloch Lodge, Sleat, Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK

Owned by cookery writer Lady Claire MacDonald and home to the first Michelin star on Skye, Kinloch Lodge is easily accessible via both the Mallaig-Armadale ferry and the bridge across to Skye. Impressively voted one of the world’s best small hotels in CondéNast Traveller magazine, the entranceway to Kinloch Lodge is littered with some of […]

A day out with Skye Ghillie on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK

A day out with Skye Ghillie on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK

We met Mitch Partridge, aka Syke Ghillie, in the car park outside Portree Tourist Information Centre, before heading out in his vehicle for an afternoon of foraging and fun. Mitch offers a respected ghillie service for the experienced angler, offering tuition for individuals and groups, but also turns his hand to other outdoor activities such […]

Visiting the Isle of Raasay, Scotland, UK

Visiting the Isle of Raasay, Scotland, UK

Just a short drive from Portree is the village of Sconser from where you can take the CalMac ferry, MV Coruisk, to the island of Raasay. Raasay is just 14 miles long and 4 miles wide, with a population of around 200 people. Taking her name from the freshwater Loch Coruisk on the Isle of […]

Visiting the Isle of Eigg, Scotland, UK

Visiting the Isle of Eigg, Scotland, UK

We had looked into visiting the small isles of Rum, Eigg, Muck and Canna but, on studying the Calmac timetable more closely, realised that this wasn’t possible as a day visit from the mainland. Although the ferry operator does run a service to the islands from Mallaig, there is only 10 minutes or so between […]

Short stay: Arisaig House, Invernessshire, Scotland, UK

Short stay: Arisaig House, Invernessshire, Scotland, UK

Arisaig House is very much a family operation (led by Peter and Sarah Winnington-Ingham), perfectly situated for exploring the West Highlands. From here, you can also easily reach the islands of Rum, Eigg, Muck and Canna, explore Knoydart, or venture north towards Skye. The house dates back to 1864 but was transformed in the 1930s. […]

A day out in North Argyll, Scotland, UK

A day out in North Argyll, Scotland, UK

Whilst staying at the Isle of Eriska Hotel, we took the short journey to the Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary which occupies a stunning location on the banks of Loch Creran. There’s far more than just seals here – in addition to the seal rescue facility, there’s an aquarium, interactive touch pool, a wooded adventure play […]

Short stay: Isle of Eriska Hotel, Scotland, UK

Short stay: Isle of Eriska Hotel, Scotland, UK

In 1973 Robin Buchanan-Smith, a Church of Scotland minister, bought the Isle of Eriska with his wife Sheena and, more than 40 years on, it remains in the family to this day, with elder son Beppo now at the helm and very much involved in the day-to-day running of the hotel. Over those four decades, the property […]

Why stay in a hotel when you can rent an apartment?

Why stay in a hotel when you can rent an apartment?

It is no secret that vacation rentals have become increasingly attractive to travelers compared to traditional hotels. Today, more travelers than ever have stayed in a vacation rental as an alternative to a traditional hotel during the past two years. But what about you? Ask yourselves why a hotel when you can rent an apartment? […]

Special feature: Airstream, The Quiet Site, Ullswater, Lake District, UK

Special feature: Airstream, The Quiet Site, Ullswater, Lake District, UK

Camping or caravanning might not be everyone’s idea of luxury but, if you’re going to do it, one way to do so with a little comfort, significantly more style than those white caravans that you see, and without any of the hassle of pitching a tent, is with an Airstream; and so we stayed in this iconic vehicle on a […]

5 of the best family holiday destinations  for 'reconnecting with family'

5 of the best family holiday destinations for ‘reconnecting with family’

Traveling with my kids allows me the privilege of reliving my childhood – i can see things from a child’s perspective – I get to play like a kid with my kids, doing the things my Dad did with me. Jumping into pools. Diving off his shoulders. Playing tennis, throwing a ball, endless battles of […]

The top 3 airlines for travelling with the family

The top 3 airlines for travelling with the family

Travelling with children is often stressful and not the most relaxing start to that dream holiday you have been looking forward to, therefore, I have put together my three favourite airlines for families, from priority boarding and baby air miles to children only lounges and specially created menus from celebrity chefs. Etihad Airways Etihad Airways […]

How to keep your teenagers happy on holiday in Paris

How to keep your teenagers happy on holiday in Paris

Grumpy, whining, fed up… keeping those complaining teenagers happy and enthusiastic on holiday is always a challenge. But that doesn’t have to be the way – with teens, it’s all about factoring in what they want from their summer if a family holiday is going to work. City breaks are a great plan with this […]

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 […]

Top 3 luxury wellness escapes

Top 3 luxury wellness escapes

Discerning spa aficionados are increasingly looking for more complete retreats offering an all-encompassing wellness escape. Here are three of my favourite resorts, each with something unique to offer – whether that be working with specialist practitioners, training en famille on a beautiful white sand beach or getting back to nature in tropical island jungle surroundings. […]

Special feature: Flying Butler apartments by Deep Blue, Kingston-upon-Thames, UK

Special feature: Flying Butler apartments by Deep Blue, Kingston-upon-Thames, UK

Less than an hour west of London lies Kingston-upon-Thames – a thriving suburb of the capital, with a relaxed but vibrant feel to it. There we enjoyed a leisurely stay in one of the brand new Flying Butler apartments by Deep Blue, close to Kingston Bridge and overlooking the River Thames. Once we located the apartment […]

8 reasons to escape to the Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui

8 reasons to escape to the Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui

An oasis of 42 lushly landscaped acres, the Four Seasons Koh Samui offers sweeping ocean views at every turn, a white sand beach, stand alone villas, each with its own private pool, and of course quintessentially gracious Four Seasons service. Whether you’re planning a honeymoon, anniversary trip or even trying to plan a romantic escape […]

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