Category: Speciality Travel

An Icelandic music festival at the edge of the world... and you're invited!

An Icelandic music festival at the edge of the world… and you’re invited!

The celebrated Icelandic music festival Aldrei fór ég suður will take place on 22nd and 23rd April 2011 in Ísafjörður, on Iceland’s West Fjords, and you are invited to attend via a live stream at www.inspiredbyiceland.com. Aldrei fór ég suður is a music festival unlike any other: located practically at the end of the world, in […]

5 of the best places to play golf in Europe

5 of the best places to play golf in Europe

If you are a true golf aficionado, a golfing holiday at one of Europe’s luxury golf resorts would be a dream come true. There you can golf the same fairways that have challenged some of the world’s golf legends, fine tune your game, sample some of the best cuisine the region has to offer and […]

Lowcountry luxury at Palmetto Bluff

Lowcountry luxury at Palmetto Bluff

In the early morning mist, with a languid calm settling over the Live Oaks dripping with Spanish moss, a strange sound in the distance roused me from sleep. Having spent enough time in the heart of the South Carolina Lowcountry, I immediately recognized the stirrings of an alligator clambering up a muddy bank on the […]

Special feature: The Music Mill, Hathersage, Peak District, UK

Special feature: The Music Mill, Hathersage, Peak District, UK

Self-catering is often overlooked as a luxury option, in favour of hotels and resorts, but really it shouldn’t be.  Over the last decade, the bar has risen once again when it comes to the self-catering (aka vacation rental) sector, and we are just back from a very relaxing break in the Peak District, staying at […]

Tubac Golf Resort & Spa, Arizona

Tubac Golf Resort & Spa lies just south of Tucson and is home to some of the best of Arizona’s lush green spaces and serene deserts. The resort houses a cutting edge golf course complete with 27 holes and it boasts the claim to fame that “Tin Cup” was filmed there. The first-class spa is […]

Movenpick Hotel in Amsterdam

Movenpick Hotel in Amsterdam

At first glance, the Movenpick Hotel in Amsterdam looks like a pile of children’s blocks placed neatly in a pile by the side of the river Lj. Angular, modern, stark against the gray fall sky, we were amazed at the modernistic beauty when we stayed there last fall. Conveniently located only a couple of blocks […]

Top 10 places to be seen in St Tropez

Top 10 places to be seen in St Tropez

Since the 1950s St Tropez has cultivated its now celebrated reputation as a jetset playground drawing movie stars, models, and millionaires from around the world. The French newspaper Le Figaro once said that “St Tropez boasts the the greatest number of famous faces per square meter” and for summer 2011 it will still hold true. […]

eforea: spa at Hilton

eforea: spa at Hilton

Using the experience perfected at its 123 spas around the globe, Hilton Hotels & Resorts launched a new spa concept towards the end of last year – eforea: spa at Hilton. The first eforea spa was opened at Hilton Short Hills in New Jersey, a AAA Four Diamond hotel located 45 minutes from Manhattan. eforea […]

Is Wales the place for a challenging luxury holiday?

Is Wales the place for a challenging luxury holiday?

That depends on your definition of challenge and luxury. Luxury travel can and should be challenging at times, provided what the destination has to offer is worth it. Overcoming physical or psychological barriers does add a piquant tang to a holiday experience and if nothing else makes you feel like you’ve deserved the luxurious accommodation […]

Honeymoon top picks

Honeymoon top picks

With the wedding season just around the corner travel agencies are choc-a-bloc with pre-hitched couples looking to make last minute adjustments and tweaks to finalise their wedding fantasies. Once the vows have been exchanged, the bouquets been thrown and some evanescent substance cheered and sipped, it’s time for the newlyweds real journey to take course; […]

6 of the world's most luxurious diving destinations

6 of the world’s most luxurious diving destinations

For the discerning traveller, diver or not, who has money to spend and wants the very best, these six destinations offer an incomparable level of service, style, and of course diving. So dream awhile, and casting all financial concerns aside, enjoy that lottery moment and consider which are the most spoiling and amazing destinations where […]

Experience Andre Rieu live with eWaterways and luxury river cruiser Royal Crown

Experience Andre Rieu live with eWaterways and luxury river cruiser Royal Crown

eWaterways has expanded its luxury cruise portfolio with the addition of five-star river yacht Royal Crown. The luxury cruiser renowned for its private members’ club feel will begin a new European sailing programme with eWaterways this month that includes a unique opportunity to see André Rieu, the internationally renowned Dutch violinist and composer, perform an […]

Elephants in southern Thailand must do their 'business' on state toilets

Elephants in southern Thailand must do their ‘business’ on state toilets

Luxury elephant tours in southern Thailand are in jeopardy after local government officials have declared that elephants may no longer foul the main routes used for tourist treks as it is “hazardous to human health”. Instead, elephants will have to do their business on specially-designed toilets scattered along the main tourist trails.  We spoke to […]

Epicurean delights at the Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival

Epicurean delights at the Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival

Walking into the Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival in the spring of 2010, something occurred to me. Why had it taken so long for someone—anyone—to come up with the idea for this annual event? I mean honestly, Pebble Beach is luxury incarnate — hulking mansions fronting some of the most beautiful coastline in the […]

Top artist to guide luxury Kenyan artists' safari

Top artist to guide luxury Kenyan artists’ safari

Celebrated wildlife portrait pro Martin Aveling has joined forces with luxury travel consultancy Africa House Safaris for a one-off artists’ safari in Kenya this summer. The 12-day holiday will be a welcome return to Africa for Martin, who lived on the continent during many of his childhood years. It was there that his love of […]

New opening: Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa, Morocco

New opening: Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa, Morocco

There’s a new opening from Sofitel this month – the Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa. Located in the heart of Mogador and adjoining the historical port of Essaouira, the hotel is Sofitel’s seventh establishment in Morocco. Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa consists of 147 bedrooms and suites as well as 28 villas with […]

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