Romance is created by many different things – landscapes, music, food and art can all spark the emotion of romance. Over the years artists, playwrights and authors have been inspired by the UK’s beautiful stunning landscapes, towns and villages to create some of the world’s most famous works. These same locations can provide a perfect [...]
Spanish chef José Pizarro, two-Michelin-starred Tom Kerridge and Raymond Blanc protégée Ollie Dabbous were among the big winners at the inaugural Food and Travel Reader Awards held at The Royal Automobile Club on London’s Pall Mall on 3 September, 2012. In total 29 awards were handed out during a glittering evening hosted by comedian Simon [...]
Although arguably not as famous as the Lonely Planet books, Moon Handbooks have been in production for over 30 years and are renowned for their wide appeal, from families through to solo adventurers. Landing on my desk recently was their guide to Tahiti written by David Stanley. The first thing to note is that the [...]
I recently received a printed copy of Dan Poynter’s Air Travel Handbook – a goldmine of information for the travel enthusiast and, in particular, the frequent flyer. It’s not really the kind of book that needs to be read from cover to cover but instead is easy to dip in and out at any point and [...]
A Luxury Travel Blog has teamed up with the publishers Thames & Hudson to offer you a great chance to win one of 5 copies of the fabulous book ‘Dive in Style‘ by Tim Simmond. I have a copy of this beautiful book myself and it contains over 700 fabulous illustrations of where you can [...]
Daunt Books, the travel specialists, has launched an online resource for discerning travellers. Mimicking the unique design of the shops where the books are arranged by country, the user can browse the careful selection of guides, non-fiction and fiction which have all been personally recommended and reviewed by the knowledgeable staff. Whether you’re looking for [...]
A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Craving for Travel: Celebrating Life’s Moments Check out the luxury spas portfolio from Johansens Rollable travel shoes (!) from Spare Pear Boutique chic from Villa Elena, Sicily
We are delighted to announce a new competition. A Luxury Travel Blog has teamed up with Blurb to offer you a great chance to win one of five £50 vouchers to use on their website. An online creative book publishing platform, Blurb allows everyone and anyone to create their own coffee table book. Perfect for [...]
The Leading Hotels of the World annual directory for 2010 was released worldwide this week. There are 13 new Leading Hotels in the handsome hardcover volume which showcases more than 450 members in over 80 countries across the globe. They are as follows: Royal Spa KitzbÃ¼hel, Jochberg, Austria The Augustine, Prague, Czech Republic Kameha Grand [...]
It’s not every day you get to dine with the dead. Sign up for Four Seasons Hotel Dublin‘s “Discover Dublin” package and you’ll be treated to an authentic evening that leaps right off the pages of James Joyce‘s famed short story, The Dead. You’ll feast as Joyce’s characters did, with the very same hearty menu. [...]
A mobile version of Hg2‘s groundbreaking new restaurant guide, Eat New York, goes live on UBI UBIâ„¢ today. It’s the only high-end restaurant and travel guide designed exclusively for the smartphone platform. With a unique take on the restaurant world, Eat New York is designed specifically for savvy residents and sophisticated travellers, with 150 insider [...]
The Great Hotels Organisation has officially launched the Special Hotels of the World 2009 Exclusive Travel Collection Directory. The latest edition includes a hand-picked selection of over 50 of the world’s best hotels that offer something special or unique to the discerning traveller. The new coffee-table style directory features breathtaking photography, hotel facts and tips [...]
Think Louis Vuitton and you instantly think ‘luggage’. But, unbeknown to many, there is another aspect of the LV brand – Louis Vuitton City Guides – which has been running for 10 years. The 2009 edition is out now, featuring many new destinations. They will be available from LV boutiques worldwide from tomorrow.
I’ve managed to get my hands on a Sony PRS-505 Reader which has been out in the US for a while now, but has only recently become available in the UK through the High Street retailer Waterstones (priced at £199). As soon as I opened the box, I was immediately struck by the look [...]
The first 5 star hotel to grace the state of Utah is officially Stein Eriksen Lodge. The news came this week with the publiation of the latest Mobil Travel Guide. It is just one of 41 accommodation establishments across USA and Canada to achieve the top accolade. Stein Eriksen Lodge’s setting within a Rocky [...]
Whilst the Mobil Travel Guide celebrates its 50th anniversary, The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs will mark its 48th consecutive year on the five star list, making it the longest-running five star property in Mobil Travel Guide’s history. That’s no mean achievement! Also enjoying five star status in Colorado is The Little Nell in Aspen.