Category: Accessories

What travellers really want from hotels

What travellers really want from hotels

What is it that we really want from hotels nowadays? For me, luxury travel is all about service and attention to detail and, when it comes to rooms, hotels aren’t always getting it quite right. Free WiFi is thankfully becoming more commonplace (despite some notable exceptions) but in some cases, the provision of in-room facilities […]

Win a smartwatch, tablet, portable WiFi hotspot and more!

Win a smartwatch, tablet, portable WiFi hotspot and more!

To celebrate the launch of their new smart watch, the ‘Nigma’, WorldSIM are giving away a collection of their best travel gadgets. One lucky winner will win a smartwatch that can be used as a phone as you can put a SIM card inside, a 7” Android tablet, a portable WiFi hotspot so you can […]

5 top tips for proposing on holiday

5 top tips for proposing on holiday

Finding the right moment to pop the question to your other half is a daunting enough task as it is, but location is key. So it comes as no surprise to hear that the vast majority of people prefer to propose where the sun is brighter, the weather warmer and the setting is picture perfect. […]

What's it like to fly the DJI Phantom 3 Advanced drone?

What’s it like to fly the DJI Phantom 3 Advanced drone?

A drone has to be one of the ultimate gadgets nowadays so you can imagine my delight when I got to trial the DJI Phantom 3 Advanced drone recently. DJI, if you haven’t heard of them already, are comfortably the market leaders when it comes to drones, controlling around 70% of the global market, and […]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Valentine's Day

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Valentine’s Day

Men aren’t always the easiest people to buy for, especially when it comes to buying a romantic gift. So, to make the task a little easier for you, here are 10 suggestions for you to make the process a little less challenging. Whether the man in your life travels for business or pleasure, we hope […]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Valentine's Day

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day not far away now, what are you going to be buying for the travel-obsessed loved one in your life? Whether it’s a new bag, new shoes or a new scent, there are some great ideas here for the special someone in your life who already seemingly has everything. Read on if you’re […]

Win the amazing Panasonic Lumix GX8 camera worth over GBP1,000!

Win the amazing Panasonic Lumix GX8 camera worth over GBP1,000!

Regular readers will know that I’ve been trialling a rather special camera this last few months – the Panasonic Lumix GX8 from Lumix UK. Retailing in the UK at £1099 with the 14-42mm lens, not only does it offer superb image quality but it’s also amazingly compact and has consequently taken the DSLR market by […]

5 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

5 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

My latest ‘tried and tested’ review round-up is from two trips that I made back-to-back. First I went to Lisbon with Infiniti and became aquainted with the new Q30, before returning ‘home’ but only getting as far as a hotel at the airport because I was heading out to Dubai the next day to familiarise […]

Timepieces that travel well: the top 5 trends in men's watches for 2015

Timepieces that travel well: the top 5 trends in men’s watches for 2015

Face it fellas, you like your arm jewelry as much as the ladies like their bling. And if there’s one truly indispensable accessory that every man of distinction has to have, it’s a classic, well-made, wristwatch. Any guy who says that he would never buy or wear an expensive watch probably isn’t being honest with […]

3 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

3 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

If you haven’t already seen it, my last special feature reported on our stay at Stone Lodge, the gatehouse to the beautiful Combermere Estate in Shropshire. During our week there, we enjoyed some fantastic weather for the time of year and there were a few new items we were able to trial, and you will […]

How to give your luggage a voice and detect whether it's mishandled when you travel

How to give your luggage a voice and detect whether it’s mishandled when you travel

If you’re a frequent traveller – and perhaps even if you’re an infrequent one – chances are that at some point you’ve had a problem with your luggage. Perhaps it’s been dropped, hurled about, left out in the rain, emerged on the luggage carousel torn or half open, or perhaps it’s not even emerged at […]

10 top tips for improving your 4K photography

10 top tips for improving your 4K photography

As many of you may recall from my introduction to 4K photography last month, I have been trialling the Panasonic LUMIX GX8 camera and its 4K capabilities. The camera allows me to shoot HD video at the rate of 30 frames per second, with each frame providing me with a high resolution photograph that can […]

3 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

3 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

My latest published trip was to a beautiful luxury self-catering townhouse in the seaside town of Weymouth in the UK (you can read all about it here) where we had a very pleasant stay whilst attending a national sailing event. As with most of my travels, it threw up a new opportunity to trial a […]

Lady's Carry On Packing List

The ultimate lady’s guide to packing only a carry-on

We’ve showed you how a gentleman can pack a bag, and now it’s time to focus on a lady’s guide to packing only a carry-on. While much of the advice for packing remains the same for a woman as it does for a man, there are a few key differences. We still recommend rolling versus […]

The ultimate gentlemen's guide to packing only a carry-on

The ultimate gentlemen’s guide to packing only a carry-on

With more restrictions, both in price and size, on checked bags, packing everything into a carry-on is not only sensible but also preferable for a gentleman on the go. Not to mention, packing only a carry-on allows you to stroll off the plane and on to your destination without waiting for your bags to spin […]

3 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

3 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

My latest published trip was to the UAE and the Maldives (you can read all about it here) where we spent a few nights in Dubai, followed by a heavenly stay at JA Manafaru on the northernmost atoll in the Maldives. The trip also served as a great opportunity to try out a few new […]

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