Category: Accessories

6 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

6 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

My last trip was an expedition with Land Rover, travelling across Nepal and into India in the new Range Rover Hybrid that is due out next year. All that has already been documented on this blog, but it also served as an opportunity to try out a number of products that I hadn’t previously tested, […]

The new iPhone 5S

The new iPhone 5S

The new iPhone 5S has finally arrived. The following video outlines some of the new features on offer, most notably being touch ID which can be used to improve the phone’s level of security as well as for online purchases. What do you think of the new phone and its features? Will you be upgrading?

5 things you need to know about taking your phone abroad

5 things you need to know about taking your phone abroad

Now that pretty much everyone has a smart phone, taking your phone abroad has become more complex.  Simply turning it off will not prevent you from being changed hefty data roaming fees.  Here are a few simple tips to make sure you don’t get a huge mobile phone bill when you return home from your […]

5 things that should be on your travel checklist

5 things that should be on your travel checklist

Besides the usual travel arrangements, the list of what to pack and holiday preparations, there are several other items that should be on your holiday ‘to do’ list to ensure you have a stress free holiday with no hiccups – and if there are bumps in the road, you will be well prepared for them! […]

Preserving our cultural heritage with the Zebedee scanner

Preserving our cultural heritage with the Zebedee scanner

A new handheld 3D mobile mapping system called ‘Zebedee’ has been developed by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO (the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation). It uses a primary sensor (a 2D Hokuyo lidar scanner) on a simple spring mechanism (hence the name Zebedee from The Magic Roundabout) which measures the distances to surfaces in […]

3 travel gadgets for the savvy traveller

3 travel gadgets for the savvy traveller

Let’s face it; gadgets make our lives easier and nowadays we simply can’t survive without them (and why would we want to!). Whether you’re a business traveller where communication is vital or simply a leisure traveller who likes to keep up with the latest tech happenings, here are three travel gadgets that will make you […]

10 gadgets to help you travel

10 gadgets to help you travel

Dr. Livingstone cut his way across the jungles of Africa with little more than a shotgun and a shaving kit. You probably ought not to try and sneak a rifle through the airport, but here are some more modern gadgets that will come in handy for a boys’ adventure.  If you have ay other ideas […]

6 products to help you survive a long haul flight

6 products to help you survive a long haul flight

The longest commercial flight to date is courtesy of Singapore Airlines from Newark to Singapore, which lasts an unbelievable 18 hours and 50 minutes. For some, the idea of spending almost an entire day in the air sounds absolutely miserable, but if you’re armed with the right products, you may actually enjoy yourself! Here are […]

MappLore: a useful mapping app for your travels

MappLore: a useful mapping app for your travels

I recently tested the MappLore app, available on the iPhone and iPad.  It’s very simple and easy to use, but with practical applications for travellers also. There’s also a very useful YouTube video that runs through it all in a nutshell and is a useful starting point, but here’s a written explanation of how it […]

5 of the most luxurious beauty products for travel

5 of the most luxurious beauty products for travel

This is it, the realization of six months of travel planning.  You are ready: resort wear picked out, fun itinerary in place and the promise of sun and sand just a plane-ride away.  But before you embark on that twelve-hour flight to paradise, lookover our top five beauty essentials for travel. Afterall, you wouldn’t want […]

Top 10 essential travel items for kids this Summer

Top 10 essential travel items for kids this Summer

Going somewhere with the kids this Summer?  Whatever age your children, here are some great accessories to take with you, whether it be to look after your little ones with a car seat on your airport transfer, or whether it’s simply to protect your their precious skin from the sun’s harmful rays.  Wherever you’re heading, […]

Top 10 essential travel items for the Summer

Top 10 essential travel items for the Summer

Going somewhere special this Summer?  Whether it’s an adventure in the Amazon or the beach in Barbados, why not treat yourself first to one of these great Summer accessories?  We have everything from water bottles to jetskis so quite a diverse range of gifts! So, without further ado, here’s our selection of the top 10 […]

Win £500 to spend with Sunuva, the luxury beachwear brand for children

Win £500 to spend with Sunuva, the luxury beachwear brand for children

Here at A Luxury Travel Blog we’ve joined forces with luxury kids’ swimwear and beachwear brand Sunuva to offer you a great prize – £500 worth of Sunuva merchandise! Sunuva is the beachwear of choice for many celebrity Mums and has earned itself a great reputation since it uses the highest quality Italian fabric so they […]

Top 10 designer sunglasses for Summer 2013

Top 10 designer sunglasses for Summer 2013

With Summer now well and truly upon us, and no doubt many of you heading for sunnier climes this year, we thought we’d do a quick round-up of some of the best sunglasses currently on the market. Here we’ve selected 10 luxurious-yet-affordable designs for you to choose from. Please tell us which ones you like […]

Win £500 to spend at Orlebar Brown!

Win £500 to spend at Orlebar Brown!

Here at A Luxury Travel Blog we’ve joined forces with Orlebar Brown to give you the chance to win £500 worth of goods from them. Inspired by 1960s poolside utopia, the Orlebar Brown world draws inspiration from the iconic pictures of Slim Aarons of Riviera and Palm Beach life during that decade. Orlebar Brown has […]

Top 5 must-have luxury travel gadgets

Top 5 must-have luxury travel gadgets

No matter how beautiful your location, or how sunny the weather is, many of us will admit to finding ourselves itching to switch on our laptop or check up on emails whilst we’re away on holiday. We even have the statistics to prove it. A recent poll from sunshine.co.uk found that ‘half of those in […]

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