Category: Travel Miscellany

A leisurely afternoon in Chinatown, Manchester, UK

A leisurely afternoon in Chinatown, Manchester, UK

With the wet weather continuing unabated here in the UK, this afternoon we decided to head for Chinatown in Manchester, have a late lunch and a bit of a look around. This is the second biggest Chinatown in the UK (after London) and one of the biggest in Europe. We’ve been many times before but […]

Following your interests with Walltik

Following your interests with Walltik

If you haven’t heard of Walltik before, you might just like to take a look. Describing itself perhaps a little cryptically as an “ecoystems of interests”, the best means of getting to grips with what it does is to try it first hand. In short, Walltik allows you to create, share and discover items of […]

Recipe of the week: Rock oysters with a Champagne sauce

Recipe of the week: Rock oysters with a Champagne sauce

Rock oysters from Carlingford in Lough, Ireland are recommended for this dish as they are creamy and rich with a distinct metallic zing, which contrasts well with the sweetness of the Champagne sauce. This recipe combines the indulgence and richness of traditional French cuisine, with light, clean flavours favoured in Asian cooking to cut through […]

A Luxury Travel Blog in Condé Nast Traveller Middle East

A Luxury Travel Blog in Condé Nast Traveller Middle East

A Luxury Travel Blog appears in the current issue of the Condé Nast Traveller Middle East magazine, on a page titled “The expert: travel wisdom from those in the know – what are the best new travel apps?” There’s three of us featured and, since the picture is too small for you to read my […]

India: the best of the fairs and festivals

India: the best of the fairs and festivals

India is a feast for the senses at any time of the year. However, time your visit to coincide with one of India’s unique fairs and festivals – some traditional, some recent arrivals – and you’ll be rewarded with an intensity of colour, music, rituals, costumes and an overall sense of India at its most […]

Over half a million unique visitors to A Luxury Travel Blog in just one month

Over half a million unique visitors to A Luxury Travel Blog in just one month

I’m delighted to be able to tell you that A Luxury Travel Blog reached new heights recently, achieving more than half a million unique visitors in the month of January 2014 – to be precise, 507,150 uniques. The most popular day of the month (and an all-time record day for the site) was Friday, 10th […]

11 ideas for Valentine's Day in London

11 ideas for Valentine’s Day in London

Following the hustle and bustle of the Festive season, Valentine’s Day offers the perfect excuse to unwind and relax in luxury with that special someone in your life. London hosts some of the world’s most romantic hotels and restaurants that can help to create the perfect break for just the two of you. This great […]

Beautiful footage from Australia

Beautiful footage from Australia

Ever needed inspiration to visit Australia?  Sit back and watch this for 3 minutes. Put together by Pleasetakemeto.com, it shows some beautiful aerial footage taken from all over the country, showing off its diverse nature – cities, beaches, the Outback and more – in a way you perhaps haven’t seen it before.  Does it inspire […]

Top 10 things to do in Barbados for couples

Top 10 things to do in Barbados for couples

Barbados is one of the best destinations in the Caribbean to escape with your significant other. If you’re travelling to this exotic island, you’ll find isolated beaches, stunning subterranean caves, and hundreds of other unique and interesting places to see with your partner. From the best places to catch the Caribbean sunset to the island’s best […]

The top 4 mountain restaurants in Meribel

The top 4 mountain restaurants in Meribel

When you are enjoying a fabulous day on the slopes of Meribel, there is no need to drop back into the resort when you start to get peckish at lunchtime. There are a variety of mountain restaurants for you to enjoy before carrying on with your day’s skiing. Here are our top four: The Nuvoself […]

The world's biggest snowball fight!

The world’s biggest snowball fight!

The Quebec Winter Carnival, celebrating its 60th year , is asking Quebec’s population to participate in the world’s biggest snowball fight. The goal is 6,000 participants. If you feel like going along, the even will be held on 1st February – the first Saturday of the carnival, from noon to 4.00 pm, on the Plains […]

The ultimate Super Bowl travel package costing up to $500,000

The ultimate Super Bowl travel package costing up to $500,000

Thanks to a recently formed partnership between No Limit Air, Wings Air Helicopters and Safe Rides Unlimited high-rollers can now go above and beyond with the greatest Super Bowl travel package of all time. The experience begins with a flight on a G650, the most technologically advanced business aircraft in the sky, decked out with your […]

5 amazing carnivals in Catalonia, Spain

5 amazing carnivals in Catalonia, Spain

There’s no need to travel to Rio to have a fantastic time at a carnival, you can join in on some serious festivities during carnival time in Catalonia, Spain. In the country where fiestas and carnivals are integral to the culture; Catalonia, which is considered by many to be the gastronomic capital, is also the […]

Love and luxury: your guide to the best Valentine’s Day cocktails

Love and luxury: your guide to the best Valentine’s Day cocktails

Whether you’re travelling this Valentine’s Day or you’re just looking to bring a little holiday spirit into an evening at home with a loved one, there’s always room for a cocktail. To help you add some loved-up glamour to your evening, we’ve teamed up with Oriole Ruiz, bartender at Dubai’s Salero Tapas & Bodega in […]

A guide to snow polo in Europe

A guide to snow polo in Europe

Polo is a sport steeped in history from all corners of the globe, with a reputation for its glamorous events and high-end hospitality. In 1985, a winter variation was introduced in St Moritz where the playing field took the form of a frozen lake covered in compacted snow. Since its first induction twenty-eight years ago, […]

Interview with Alvaro Rey, Area General Manager of InterContinental in London

Interview with Alvaro Rey, Area General Manager of InterContinental in London

Alvaro began his career at InterContinental Medellin in his native country of Colombia in 1984 and has remained with the company ever since. During this time he has held prestigious positions across North and South America, Middle East, Australia and Europe. What is it that you do exactly? I have been General Manager of the […]

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