Category: Speciality Travel

Wine tasting experience as you cruise through Europe

Wine tasting experience as you cruise through Europe

If tasting fabulous wines, listening to knowledgeable wine experts, touring world-famous wineries and vineyards as you relax and cruise along the calm Rhine and Mosel Rivers in Europe sounds like the perfect vacation for you, I recommend you experience the same wine-tasting cruise from which I just returned. Boarding the luxurious yet wonderfully comfortable MS […]

Top 15 experiences you shouldn't miss in Australia

Top 15 experiences you shouldn’t miss in Australia

Australia has it all for the adrenalin-loaded adventure junkie. Australia is home to is the exotic Great Barrier Reef, golden beaches, crystal clear water, flora and fauna, wide open spaces, basalt plains studded with extinct volcanoes, scenic mountain ranges, rugged wilderness, surrounding tropical islands, extensive coastlines, vast rivers, and the oldest, deadliest rainforest in the […]

The best wildlife parks in Tanzania

The best wildlife parks in Tanzania

Tanzania is a country in East Africa which is rich in beautiful scenery, diverse culture and of course, fascinating wildlife – the type of animals you would only get to see on TV or in zoo’s in the Western world. When recommending where to visit in Tanzania, I would suggest starting with some of the […]

$22,000 luxury Valentine’s Day suite in Mexico on auction

Off & Away, a luxury hotel deals website is kicking off February 2011, the traditional month of love with gusto thanks to one of the highest-value auctions ever. The fun new auction site for travel connoisseurs seeking luxury travel experiences will auction off a special three-night stay in the ME Cancun Hotel’s Suite ME prior […]

2011, the year of the Kiwi?

2011, the year of the Kiwi?

New Zealand has always been a favourite destination of mine. Whether you are looking for family orientated structure, romantic seclusion or exhilarating adventure, Aotearoa has consistently maintained its reputation as one of the world’s most versatile holiday locations. A melting pot of cultures, the country promises an experience unlike any other; with a proud South […]

Crystal slashes prices for Mexico cruise in March 2011

Mexico has become the land of buried treasure as luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises announces dramatic discounts for its 10-day Mexican Riviera cruise sailing round trip from Los Angeles. Departing 31st March 2011, the getaway offers new per person tiered rates at 30-45% less than previous fares: $1995 for Deluxe Outside Staterooms with large windows, […]

London’s latest luxury hotel: the Corinthia Hotel London

London’s newest 5-star luxury hotel, Corinthia Hotel London has announced that it is now taking reservations from the public. The first guests will be part of history-in-the-making as this 21st Century grand hotel opens its doors in April 2011. The property is ideally located in the heart of London on Whitehall Place, at the apex of […]

Top 10 luxury hotels in the world

Top 10 luxury hotels in the world

It’s that time of year again when Tripadvisor come up with their Travellers Choice Awards based on ratings given by users of their site.  There are all sorts of categories for the awards, whether they be sorted by region, by budget or by something else.  Naturally, I headed straight for the luxury category to locate […]

Barcelona harbour - a cruiser's paradise

Barcelona harbour – a cruiser’s paradise

“All roads lead to Rome” and all cruises lead to Barcelona harbour. Three new Cruise lines have decided to tie up their vessels at the Barcelona harbor for 2011; “Liberty of the Seas” Royal Caribbean, “Epic” Norwegian Cruise Line and “Carnival Magic” Carnival. Collectively they will attract 2.5 million passengers per year to the Catalonian […]

The Monaco Grand Prix

The Monaco Grand Prix

With beautiful natural features and classic European architecture, Monaco is the perfect setting for the glamour and excitement of Formula One racing.  Style and sophistication, private jets, incredible helicopter transfers, fine dining and seventy eight laps of high speed racing – this is the perfect destination for jet-setting this spring. This prestigious sporting event involves […]

Le Chardon Mountain Lodges - Val d'Isere

Le Chardon Mountain Lodges – Val d’Isere

Val d’Isère renowned as one of the most luxurious ski resorts in the Alps. Having just returned from the resort, I can see why it is so popular. I stayed at Le Chardon Mountain Lodges in Val d’Isère; a brilliant location set in a truly picture postcard setting high above the main town. The transfer is […]

Trek with the elephants at Thailand's Anantara Golden Triangle Resort and Spa

Trek with the elephants at Thailand’s Anantara Golden Triangle Resort and Spa

If you’ve never sat on an elephant, here is your chance: The Anantara Golden Triangle Resort and Spa features elephants as its main attraction. So pack your garment bags, and hop on board to explore the surrounding bamboo jungle of Thailand while sitting on one of these magnificent creatures. The Royal Thai Government established the […]

Top 10 spa destinations

Top 10 spa destinations

According to an email just received at A Luxury Travel Blog HQ from Tripadvisor, the top 10 spa destinations are as follows: 1. Sedona, AZ, USA 2. Bath, United Kingdom 3. Reykjavik, Iceland 4. Bora Bora, French Polynesia 5. Ubud, Indonesia 6. Playa Mujeres, Mexico 7. Oia, Greece 8. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 9. Santa […]

Top 10 warm weather escapes

Top 10 warm weather escapes

Those of you currently enduring sub-zero temperatures might be interested to hear that Tripadvisor has come up with a top 10 list of warm weather escapes.  Making the list are the following: 1. Cancun, Mexico 2. St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands 3. Playa del Carmen, Mexico 4. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 5. Miami Beach, Florida, USA […]

Pemba – a name to remember

The first thing people often might say if you were to ask them about Pemba would be something like, ‘isn’t he the warthog for the Lion King?’ In any case the animal’s actual name was Pumbaa, derived from the Swahili for ‘foolish’, but no, the Pemba I am referring to is of a very different […]

Top tips for game viewing in Tanzania

Top tips for game viewing in Tanzania

Holiday makers who are looking to experience the vast array of wildlife that Africa has to offer would be hard pressed to outdo Tanzania travel. The country is host to a truly awesome variety of game and bird life, not to mention the local flora. With areas as famed as the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro […]

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