Category: Leisure Travel

Top tips for the perfect holiday house party with friends

Top tips for the perfect holiday house party with friends

Who doesn’t love a party? And I’m pretty sure anyone reading A Luxury Travel Blog likes travel as well… A growing segment of the upward trend in private vacation rentals is down to group travel for friends and families looking for that special place to celebrate that special occasion – or simply any excuse for […]

6 reasons to love Mallorca this Summer

6 reasons to love Mallorca this Summer

Mallorca has been in the news for all the wrong reasons recently but – outside the raucous party resort of Magaluf – discerning travellers will find plenty to love about the Spanish island this Summer. British chef Jamie Oliver and his family, racing driver Freddie Hunt (son of the late James Hunt), and former ‘Baywatch’ […]

6 of the best hotels for art

6 of the best hotels for art

There is a definitive synergy between art and travel and, increasingly, we are finding that hotels are embracing this superlative relationship to offer guests an enriching and thought-provoking experience. Challenging the norm, art is becoming the new hotel accessory, serving to accentuate the concept that people do not want culture in prescribed pockets. Whether it […]

Cycling around Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate near Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, UK

Cycling around Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate near Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, UK

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate is one of the historic seats belonging to the family of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, as well as being home to part of an internationally renowned art collection (Rembrandt’s Old Lady Reading and family portraits by artists such as Thomas Gainsborough, as well as landscapes by Paul Sandby […]

Horseback adventures for the discerning on Dartmoor

Horseback adventures for the discerning on Dartmoor

If you’re looking for a luxury riding holiday in the UK, then look no further than bespoke horseback adventure organiser Liberty Trails. Established by Elaine Prior following three years of negotiation with landowners and National Park authories, the company offers horseback safaris for discerning riders across Dartmoor, combined with gastronomic adventures in close partnership with Relais […]

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 […]

5 of the best golf and spa resorts in South Africa

5 of the best golf and spa resorts in South Africa

South Africa is a playground for golfing holidays, with pristine courses appearing almost everywhere from the coastline to the heart of the bush. Here is a selection of the country’s top golf resorts that cater to golfers, but also offer excellent spa facilities to their partners who prefer to spend their holidays off the greens. […]

Powerboat racing on Windermere, Lake District, UK

Powerboat racing on Windermere, Lake District, UK

A bylaw came into force on England’s longest lake in the year 2000 setting a speed limit on the lake of 10 knots (12 mph), despite much controversy. Proponents argued a speed ban was required on environmental and safety grounds whilst opponents pointed out that this was the last remaining lake in the Lake District where […]

5 reasons to safari at Beho Beho

5 reasons to safari at Beho Beho

Beho Beho was my first safari experience, and I have been told that I have set the standards pretty high. Of course, I will let you know once I have had my second experience – apparently the Serengeti is worth looking into. But for now I shall give five reasons to visit Beho Beho. 1. […]

Top 5 must-do things in the Maldives

Top 5 must-do things in the Maldives

The Maldives is renowned for being a tropical paradise and is a popular choice when it comes to honeymoon destinations. But what is there to do there? Well you can either simply soak up the stunning surroundings of pure white sands, crystal clear waters and swaying palms doing absolutely nothing, or immerse in the many […]

Top 6 places to visit while cruising on the Canal du Midi in the South of France

Top 6 places to visit while cruising on the Canal du Midi in the South of France

The 330-year-old Canal du Midi Skirts the sun-drenched shore of the Mediterranean before meandering inland through the fabled ‘Cathar Country’. For those seeking an alternative destination in France, the historic, UNESCO World Heritage status Canal du Midi is perfect, with it’s with its fortified hilltop villages, walled cities, ever present towpath and little canal side […]

Top 10 activities to enjoy in the French Alps this Summer

Top 10 activities to enjoy in the French Alps this Summer

Everyone associates the Alps with winter; crisp winter mornings where your breath freezes in the air in front of a back drop of imposing mountains covered with snow, curling up in front of a crackling fire whilst icicles drop from the windows or shooting down steep slopes on two planks of wood. To many people, […]

 Top 4 places to view the Northern Lights

Top 4 places to view the Northern Lights

Considered to be one of the world’s most magical natural resources, the Aurora Borealis is a breathtaking wonder that colours the sky in a multitude of ethereal hues. Best seen between November and March, their spectacular appearance is created by solar particles drawn towards the Pole then crashing into the Earth’s atmosphere. Here is my […]

8 of the best cruise ships for exploring the Galapagos

8 of the best cruise ships for exploring the Galapagos

Considering a tropical escape for a vacation this year? A cruise through the Galapagos Islands definitely fits the profile, with warm sandy beaches, clear turquoise waters, and sun-kissed tan lines. To add to the appeal, the Galapagos has some of the most unique indigenous wildlife which you won’t find anywhere else on the planet. Before […]

5 romantic tented camps in South Africa

5 romantic tented camps in South Africa

If your idea of a romantic camping getaway involves sleeping bags on the floor or searching for a communal lavatory in the dark, you’re doing it wrong. With the wide selection of luxury tented camps available in South Africa, camping – or “glamping” as it has been dubbed – is fast becoming one of the […]

6 of the most luxurious hotels in remote Australia

6 of the most luxurious hotels in remote Australia

One of the most remarkable discoveries when travelling in Australia is not just the presence of luxurious hotels in towns and cities but how, even in the most faraway places, there’s no need to compromise on comfort. Here are just six examples of superb properties to be found in remote locations across Australia. Longitude 131° This […]

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