Category: A Luxury Travel Blog

Thank you for the invitation to your event but...

Thank you for the invitation to your event but…

Every day I get invited to some travel-related event or other. Just today, for example, I’ve been asked to afternoon tea to hear about a resort in Antigua, had the pleasure of my company requested for a VIP event for a members-only luxury airline, received an invitation for a drinks evening for a luxury apartment […]

And the winner of Best Travel Blog is...

And the winner of Best Travel Blog is…

I’ve been meaning to mention this for a while but things have been so busy. Earlier this year I was shortlisted for the award of Best Travel Blog in the Travelmole Web Awards and I attended an awards ceremony sponsored by Pure Michigan at the Rah Rah Room in London’s Piccadilly area. The awards aim […]

#1 out of 1,000+ travel blogs!

#1 out of 1,000+ travel blogs!

I’m pleased to report that A Luxury Travel Blog has moved up two places on the Rise #travel1k Top 1000+ Travel Blogs to occupy the number one spot. Published by Rise Market Insight, the leaderboard ranks thousands of travel bloggers by scoring them on their social media influence. It is released on Wednesdays each week. […]

The best ways to beat the crowds at The Vatican

The best ways to beat the crowds at The Vatican

Due to the “rock star” popularity of Pope Francis, the Vatican is becoming increasingly popular for tourists and pilgrims alike. Vatican City is expecting 50 million visitors over the course of the year in honor of the Jubilee which started in December 2015.  Here are my insider tips to avoid the crowds and queues and […]

My latest challenge: running at least 10K every day throughout 2016

My latest challenge: running at least 10K every day throughout 2016

I have never been a particularly good runner but it’s something I enjoy doing and I’ve run a handful of marathons over the years (nothing particularly fast so don’t be too impressed!). This year, though, is a little different. I have set myself a running challenge that will really test me: to run at least […]

Best Company Travel Blog - and the nominations are...

Best Company Travel Blog – and the nominations are…

We’re delighted – and honoured – to see A Luxury Travel Blog being recognised for so many awards lately. It certainly seems to be awards season at the moment: in November, we were nominated for the award of ‘Best Travel and Tourism Blog’ from Vuelio, and this was closely followed by a nomination for ‘Best […]

And the Best Travel Influencer is...

And the Best Travel Influencer is…

…A Luxury Travel Blog! I am delighted to announce that A Luxury Travel Blog has been declared as a winner at the prestigious TUMI X WIRED Innovation in Travel Awards. Designed to celebrate the companies, destinations and services delivering unparalleled experiences in the travel sector, the awards are a partnership between the leading luggage and […]

10 top tips from 10 years of travel blogging

10 top tips from 10 years of travel blogging

Today marks 10 years to the day that I started A Luxury Travel Blog. Back then, it was something I did on my lunch breaks out of personal interest and as a bit of a hobby – little did I realise then that it would take off to the extent that it did, and become […]

Best Travel and Tourism Blog - and the nominations are...

Best Travel and Tourism Blog – and the nominations are…

It’s obviously awards season at the moment. No sooner had I heard that I’d been nominated for the award of Best Travel Influencer in awards being collectively run by technology magazine WIRED and the luxury luggage brand TUMI (click here for details on how to vote and for the chance to win a holiday to […]

£10,000 prize: vote to win a full set of luggage and a luxury 7-night stay in Phuket

£10,000 prize: vote to win a full set of luggage and a luxury 7-night stay in Phuket

We are delighted to announce that A Luxury Travel Blog has been shortlisted for the category ‘Best Travel Influencer’ in awards led by the prestigious technology title ‘WIRED’ and the leading luggage and lifestyle brand ‘TUMI’. The TUMI x WIRED Innovation in Travel Awards celebrate the companies, destinations and services delivering unparalleled experiences in the […]

News from A Luxury Travel Blog

News from A Luxury Travel Blog

It’s been a while since I updated you all with any news about the site so I thought I’d just take this opportunity to provide a few updates. We’ve had a recent flurry of trips lately, some of which you may have read about – a mountain bike / island hop adventure in the Scottish […]

Luxury travel with four-legged friends... your tips, please!

Luxury travel with four-legged friends… your tips, please!

Meet George… our new puppy. He’s a lively 10 week old English Springer Spaniel and, of course, our new travel companion! Right now, he’s keeping us busy, chewing anything he can get teeth into and generally being a mischief. This is going to be a steep learning curve for us all, not least when we […]

Database of travel bloggers

Database of travel bloggers

Are you a travel blogger looking to work with new clients? You know, the sort who actually pay you rather than just bombard you with press releases that they seemingly expect you to put on your site for free… I’m increasingly being asked by paying clients to recommend other travel bloggers to work with, and have […]

A milestone that would be easy to miss!

A milestone that would be easy to miss!

In the last 24 hours – and it nearly escaped my notice – we reached something of a social media milestone here on A Luxury Travel Blog.  At the time of writing, our number of Facebook likes is at 140,405. You could be forgiven for thinking that 140,000 – despite being a healthy number – […]

We've reached 100,000 'likes' on Facebook!

We’ve reached 100,000 ‘likes’ on Facebook!

Some of you may recall a post I made in May last year, titled ‘20,000 likes on Facebook… and counting!‘.  In that post I mentioned our continued drive to develop A Luxury Travel Blog’s Facebook page, along with our other many other promotional activities that have resulted in A Luxury Travel Blog becoming one of […]

Follow A Luxury Travel Blog on Pinterest

Follow A Luxury Travel Blog on Pinterest

If you don’t already, please come and follow us on Pinterest. We have a dedicated luxury travel board here and are looking to put a bit more time and energy into it. It’s a great way to get a quick visual on the content that we’re sharing, allowing you to delve further should any of the […]

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