Category: Travel Equipment

10 picturesque places in Persia for practicing photography

10 picturesque places in Persia for practicing photography

Sanctions are slowly being lifted from Iran, and since 2015, it’s become easier to travel through this warm and welcoming land, its rich history and culture ripe for the picking. Autumn and Spring are the best times to go, as temperatures are mild and comfortable. In my two week visit I witnessed so much beauty, […]

Discover the best bespoke luxury travel collections

Discover the best bespoke luxury travel collections

You’ve just booked the luxury cruise of your dreams to the Far East, snorkelling in the crystal clear blue waters of Malaysian Borneo, visiting an orangutan rehabilitation centre and walking in the rainforest, now the only thing you need is the right luxury luggage ensemble for the trip. Kensington Bespoke bring you the best bespoke […]

Top 5 photography tips for your beach holiday

Top 5 photography tips for your beach holiday

A beach vacation is perfect for so many reasons. The open sea, the fresh air, the cool blue waters and the soothing sand transport your body and soul to another dimension – one where time is not counted by the hour but the number of waves reaching the shoreline. It is great to go on […]

5 top tips for getting tailor-made clothes in Hoi An, Vietnam

5 top tips for getting tailor-made clothes in Hoi An, Vietnam

Still waters, saffron-coloured buildings and streets untouched by the modern world; no trip to Vietnam is complete without a few days in the beautiful town of Hoi An. Nearly as famous as its well-preserved old quarter is a reputation for top-quality tailors. It’s impossible to amble down narrow roads without spotting countless shops with jumbo […]

Luxury travel treats: Travel case from WOLF, Weekender bag from Billingham and more...

Luxury travel treats: Travel case from WOLF, Weekender bag from Billingham and more…

We have some great treats for you currently, regardless of where your travels take you. There’s something for everyone in this week’s round-up, whether you seek something stylish to carry your jewellery or are looking for a backpack for some outdoor excursions. Or perhaps you’re just heading somewhere with your loved one for the weekend, […]

Luxury travel treats: sailing special

Luxury travel treats: sailing special

This week we’ll be driving to Brittany in France so that our boys can compete in the World Championships for the boat that they sail. It seems fitting, therefore, that this week’s round-up of luxury travel treats has a focus on sailing gear. Whether you’re into race sailing or something a little more leisurely, you’re […]

Luxury travel treats: Muse meditation headband, Saddleback Leather backpack and more...

Luxury travel treats: Muse meditation headband, Saddleback Leather backpack and more…

Our latest round-up of luxury travel treats includes a number of gadgets and accessories to help you travel more comfortably. Whether you merely wish to take the stress out of travelling with a meditation headband, take the photographic possibilities with your smartphone to the next level, secure inexpensive WiFi access when you’re on the move, […]

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Painting with light in Paternoster

Luxury is… painting with light. Shutterbugs will be in their element when visiting Paternoster, on the west coast of South Africa. This serene and picturesque seaside village is truly a photographer’s paradise. To produce perfect pictures of picture perfect scenes is always a challenge. Walk with me and my camera! Keep the golden rule of […]

14 books to read before you go to India

14 books to read before you go to India

At Ampersand we feel that to really make the most of your holiday it pays off to swot up and do a bit of homework before you fly. Indians are avid readers and throughout the country, as well as at airports and hotels, you will find excellent bookshops, stocking titles on everything from art and […]

Luxury travel treats: Garmin Approach S6, Blazer by Fadenmeister Berlin and more...

Luxury travel treats: Garmin Approach S6, Blazer by Fadenmeister Berlin and more…

In this week’s edition of ‘luxury travel treats’, we have a great gadget for golfers, an elegant cashmere blazer for female business travellers, and a USB stick with a capacity like no other. Also included is a very versatile and portable wireless speaker and a handy translation tool, perfect for the frequent overseas traveller. Garmin […]

Luxury travel treats: DJI Mavic Pro drone, MiVue safety camera and more...

Luxury travel treats: DJI Mavic Pro drone, MiVue safety camera and more…

In this week’s edition of ‘luxury travel treats’, we have two fabulous gadgets in the form of arguably the best and most easily portable drone ever and one really useful – and easy-to-use car accessory.  Also included is ideal luggage for the watersports enthusiast and the perfect family tent for those occasional weekends in the […]

Luxury travel treats: Dell XPS 13, Protected Species Mackintosh and more...

Luxury travel treats: Dell XPS 13, Protected Species Mackintosh and more…

In what will be a new regular series on A Luxury Travel Blog (every Sunday), we look at a range of luxury travel products and accessories that we hope you’ll love. Up this week we have a very portable laptop solution from Dell, a stylish waterproof Mackintosh from Protected Species, a beautiful timepiece from IWC […]

Top 10 wheeled luxury luggage options for the main hold

Top 10 wheeled luxury luggage options for the main hold

Travelling with luggage can be cumbersome sometimes so choosing good quality luggage that can be wheeled about with ease can make all the difference. Here we’ve picked out 10 of the best to make your journey from your accommodation to the airport as effortless as it can be before you get it checked in, ready […]

5 tried and tested items from our latest trip

5 tried and tested items from our latest trip

You could be forgiven for thinking this is some idyllic paradise in the Maldives. Sadly, it was somewhere much colder! The scene you see is in fact sunrise at Beaver Sailing Club, not a million miles from the not-so-picturesque town of Goole in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Our sons were there for some sailing […]

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Top 5 luxury must-haves when choosing a ski chalet

In our opinion, you can experience luxury without spending a fortune – provided you are treated exceptionally well in an outstanding place. When you are looking for luxury, be sure to choose somewhere that provides these top five must-haves to make your stay, well, luxurious! 1. Arrive in style or book an all-day heli-ski day […]

4 safari splurges that are so worth it

4 safari splurges that are so worth it

An African safari is not something you want to cut corners on. But, at the same time, you don’t want to spend money on something that will add little to no value to your safari experience. So, while the Swarovski binoculars may seem cool at the time, I suggest you save your money for some […]

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