Category: Speciality Travel

Free bikes in Amsterdam!

Free bikes in Amsterdam!

Amsterdam is an absolute gem – the largest city in the Netherlands and well worth visiting at least a few times!

Virgin on the ridiculous: is this REALLY what we want from our airlines these days?!

Virgin on the ridiculous: is this REALLY what we want from our airlines these days?!

On selected flights during May, Upper Class fliers with Virgin Atlantic will be ‘treated’ to a new in-flight innovation.  More comfortable seats, free WiFi, a new menu or maybe improved cabin staff, you might wonder?  Think again. No… their great idea – which has reportedly been the culmination of the efforts of four designers working […]

A true taste of the wilderness – the Wolwedans private camp, Namibia

A true taste of the wilderness – the Wolwedans private camp, Namibia

Sometimes the hustle and bustle of city living can be constricting, and you’d like nothing better than to ‘get away from it all’. Not just hopping on a plane to some Mediterranean sea-resort, but properly getting away from everything and having some quality time with yourself or your loved ones. If the idea of sleeping […]

Luxury spa experiences in the Riviera Maya

The luxury spa industry has experienced an incredible growth in Mexico during the last decade. According to the Spa Latin American Association, the spa industry in Mexico has registered a 25% annual growth since 2007. Several destinations such as Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and Cabo San Lucas offer state-of-the-art spa resorts. But one destination that is […]

5 luxury touring vehicles to meet every taste

5 luxury touring vehicles to meet every taste

Cool spring breezes and gorgeous roadside wildflowers make it extremely difficult for me to sit in bland airports and board stuffy airports at this time of year. What I really want to do is head west – from Austin to see burgeoning blue bonnets, from Denver to see the mountains awaken from winter, or as far west as […]

Special feature: Aldemar Royal Mare, Hersonissos, Crete

Special feature: Aldemar Royal Mare, Hersonissos, Crete

When we arrived at Heraklion Airport one evening last October, our driver told us that it had rained on Crete for the last four days. We had visited at this time of year on several occasions now, though, and always found it to be a very palatable climate – warm enough to be in shorts […]

5 of the best luxury activities in Scotland

5 of the best luxury activities in Scotland

Being home to some of the most stunning scenery in the world, Scotland is always been prime location for the pleasure seeker looking for the best getaway. Just in case you were looking to inspiration, here are five top activities for those looking for luxury with Scottish flavour. 1. Golf Golf, every bit as Scottish […]

6 tips on getting upgraded to first class... for free

6 tips on getting upgraded to first class… for free

With the increase in airline prices it is unfortunately becoming something of a distant dream for any of us mere mortals to fly first class. But after years of research and real-world testing, we’ve come up with some great tips to help you get the first class upgrade you’re looking for – here are our […]

A luxury holiday in the Seychelles

A luxury holiday in the Seychelles

If you’re looking for the perfect place for a luxurious and relaxing getaway, then look no further than the Seychelles. With one hundred and fifteen islands to choose from – forty-three ‘inner’ and seventy-two ‘outer’ ones, to be precise – there is also a lot more to do than you’d think… Of course, one major […]

From Glaciers to Gold Rush: Alaska adventures

From Glaciers to Gold Rush: Alaska adventures

Alaska travel is like visiting New York City – you can’t see it all in one trip! From the Gold Rush to glaciers, there’s lots to see and do on an Alaska cruise.

Suite of the week: Spa Loft Suite, Argentario Golf Resort & Spa, Tuscany, Italy

Suite of the week: Spa Loft Suite, Argentario Golf Resort & Spa, Tuscany, Italy

Suite name: Spa Loft Suite Resort: Argentario Golf Resort & Spa, Tuscany, Italy Size of accommodation: 70 aq m suite + 60 sq m terrace Cost per night: 917 – 1179 euros (low-high season, double occupancy) What makes it special? Designed with wellness in mind, this suite features its own private spa: an XL hot […]

Silversea confirms luxury cruise ship collision in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Silversea confirms luxury cruise ship collision in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Just when you thought the cruise industry had already had its fair share of bad publicity this year, it’s been confirmed that Silversea‘s luxury cruise ship, the Silver Shadow, collided in foggy conditions with a local commercial vessel in Ha Long Bay, about 5 miles off the coast of Vietnam.  Accounts of the scale of […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Luxury Rhodes honeymoons from 3redbags Italian beauty from Azimut Yachts St. Moritz charm from Badrutt’s Palace Discover the 15 islands of the Cook Islands

Luxury sailing- SeaDream Yacht Club

Luxury sailing- SeaDream Yacht Club

SeaDream Yacht Club consists of a brace of near identical sister ships. Small, low slung and superbly styled, they are quite simply the Lamborghinis of the cruise industry. Each yacht accommodates a maximum of ninety guests, served by a crew of the same number. This creates the only true one to one service ratio in […]

Interview with Richard Lumb, Co-Founder and Director of Kaluma Travel

Interview with Richard Lumb, Co-Founder and Director of Kaluma Travel

As an unhappy accountant, an offer of a job as a ski guide in Kitzbuhel was just too attractive to turn down. In short, Richard Lumb was hooked on the travel industry instantly and never looked back. Finding new products, innovations and delivering the best service in his niche market keeps his job extremely interesting […]

Indulge body and soul in Fiji

Indulge body and soul in Fiji

While it’s easy for a property to excel at land or sea, visitors to Fiji soon learn that the Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort manages to do both. Founded by the son of diver Jacques Cousteau, this eco-luxury resort on the island of Vanua Levu makes the most of the secluded coastline and neighbouring barrier […]

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