Category: Accessories

Overcoming geographic internet restrictions when travelling

Overcoming geographic internet restrictions when travelling

When I was in China this year, I found that – a little frustratingly – I was only intermittently able to access the likes of Facebook and Twitter from the hotel where I was staying. It was a flying visit but, had I been a little more prepared, the use of a Virtual Private Network […]

5 tips on getting through security easily and as quickly as possible

5 tips on getting through security easily and as quickly as possible

Traveling has become a way of life and so has the use of planes which inevitably means – airports.  As convenient as flying has become, airport security has increasingly turned out to be more stringent and time consuming with heightened security and safety concerns. As a busy traveler, time is money and no one wants […]

3 travel essentials for your carry-on

3 travel essentials for your carry-on

No matter where you are traveling to – preparation is the key to a successful trip. Making a checklist of what should go in your carry on might sound pedantic but once you are on that plane there’s no going back! It’s all about priorities –  pack all the necessities before you start adding in […]

5 must-have travel gadgets of 2014

5 must-have travel gadgets of 2014

Traveling can leave a sense of anxiety in the minds of some; the best way to overcome it is to gadget up and be prepared for anything! Whether you’re taking the family on vacation or traveling for business, these tech gadgets will put your mind at ease… here are our 5 must-have travel gadgets this […]

5 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

5 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

On our mountain bike trip around the islands of Scotland this Summer, we had a great time exploring islands such as Eigg and Raasay, and staying at a number of luxury hotels and B&Bs along the way, all of which you’ll find detailed on the blog. We also had the opportunity to try out lots […]

A luxury sightseeing experience

A luxury sightseeing experience

A luxury experience in a city usually boils down to a dinner at the best restaurant, accommodation in a unique hotel or shopping in the most expensive city district. But when thinking about luxury sightseeing, nothing really comes to mind. This is where AudioTrip may be helpful. As a part of their Kickstarter campaign called […]

5 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

5 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

For those who haven’t seen my ‘tried and tested’ posts on A Luxury Travel Blog before, this is an ongoing series where I give a brief overview of products I have trialled on my travels. On my trip to the ILTM international luxury travel conference in Shanghai this year, I road-tested a few new products, […]

9 top luxury jewellers and watchmakers in London

9 top luxury jewellers and watchmakers in London

London, one of the world’s greatest cities, is a true gem for shopping. Watches and Jewellery have been one of the most sought after products in the capital of the United Kingdom for hundreds of years with consumers appetites being as strong as ever. Check out some of the top jewellers and watchmakers in London […]

7 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

7 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

On a trip a short while ago (not written about on this blog), we went on a short, not-so-luxurious camping trip on the excellent National Trust campsite in the Langdales in the heart of the English Lake District. Unfortunately it was cut short with a visit to hospital (I’ll spare you the details!), but I did at […]

Top 10 sunglasses to keep you looking stylish this Summer

Top 10 sunglasses to keep you looking stylish this Summer

Looking for a pair of sunglasses that will keep you looking stylish this Summer? Then look no further… whether you’re simply looking to deflect the sun, hide a hangover, spice up your outfit, or make a fashion staement… here are 10 of the best to keep you looking stylish throughout the Summer months. DARTY from […]

Win an amazing road trip for two!

Win an amazing road trip for two!

As part of Enterprise Rent-A-Car UK’s #openroadessentials campaign, I’ve decided to share a few road trip essentials that I take on my own travels. This is a really fun project to get involved with so do take a look at the link at the end if you fancy taking part (there’s a great prize to be […]

The best way to find out where to enjoy a tipple on your travels

The best way to find out where to enjoy a tipple on your travels

Following your next trip, food and drink will inevitably play a large part in how successfully your trip plays out, but, short of asking some friends who may live there, the research required to find out where to eat and drink while you’re in town can always be a hassle. Researching for food is, in […]

10 things every luxury hotel room should have

10 things every luxury hotel room should have

It never ceases to amaze me when I check into a higher-end hotel room, and some of the most basic, practical things are noticeably absent. I’m sure everyone can relate to the problem of running around turning on every single lamp, because there isn’t a single overhead light to be found- but that’s just the […]

7 must-have travel apps that will save you time and money

7 must-have travel apps that will save you time and money

Travelling is so much smoother when you are super organised – but that takes time! So instead of spending hours planning and researching your next trip, these travel apps have it covered. From finding the cheapest flights and planning your holiday to locating free WiFi; here are 8 essential apps that will save you loads […]

5 of the most expensive sports items in the world

5 of the most expensive sports items in the world

We all start off enjoying sports and making do with whatever comes to hand to emulate our childhood sporting heroes, a rolled up rag for a football, a garden cane for a Javelin, a brick for a shot put, childhood imagination knows no bounds in the pursuit of fun and games. The rude awakening comes […]

The 10 must-have luxury travel apps

The 10 must-have luxury travel apps

There was once a time when booking a holiday meant browsing through a stack of brochures, a lengthy visit to the travel agent or booking a holiday over the phone on the recommendation of a friend. Today, thanks to the advances in modern technology, we have the world at our fingertips and booking a holiday […]

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