Category: Travel Miscellany

Delicious drives in the UK: Lancaster to the Cartmel Peninsula, via Kendal

Delicious drives in the UK: Lancaster to the Cartmel Peninsula, via Kendal

Cumbria isn’t one of the easiest counties to get around if you don’t have your own transport. Not only is it the third largest county in England, but it is also the second most sparsely populated, meaning that most things tend to be a drive away. The county is far easier than many people realise […]

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Dreaming of Dubai: 5 top experiences for my next trip

I’ve been to Dubai a couple of times, but each trip was rather brief. Yet I had enough time to appreciate the amazing contrasts in a city where sheikhs have fulfilled their dreams, but ancient traditions live on. I spent time in the opulent Burj al Arab, filming the incredible palatial surroundings of the Royal […]

6 great reasons to go skiing in Japan

6 great reasons to go skiing in Japan

With a landscape that is 70% mountainous, it’s unsurprising that Japan’s terrain has some of the best skiing conditions in the world – just look at snow-topped spectacle Mount Fuji. Unique weather conditions teamed with a unique culture make Japan a destination well worth packing your skis for. 1. Powder snow If snowball fights are […]

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How to transform your travel passion into a lucrative, fulfilling business

Back in the 19th century, the renowned author, Robert Louis Stevenson said, “I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” Two centuries later, nothing much has changed, at least in terms of the innate human desire to travel. Travel is a basic human […]

Elegant evenings in Vienna: Fete Imperiale

5 of the most elegant evenings in Vienna

If you can’t spruce yourself up in Vienna, where else could you? While Austria’s capital boasts tons of old-world-glamour, the idea of true elegance often stops at the individual. Consequently, a few less savvy visitors stick out in elegant evening wear among a crowd of casual locals attending a concert or opera. Here are five occasions your […]

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Tour de France 2017 – the best place to stay in the Alps

Here’s my idea of heaven, two weeks in Chamonix, in the summer, with my bike and with the Tour de France for company. This year’s edition of the Tour de France pays two visits to the Alps, July 8th & 9th, after which the race then departs for the Dordogne, to return on the 19th […]

Top 7 bars where you can sip classic cocktails in Havana

Top 7 bars where you can sip classic cocktails in Havana

It’s not easy to find 5-star luxury in Cuba — the island is still developing. But you can find some of the best rum cocktails in the world here, and you’ll have a taste of Cuba’s glamorous past in every sip. While you’re in Havana, make sure to order some drinks in the city’s most […]

9 top tips for seeing a different side of Barcelona

9 top tips for seeing a different side of Barcelona

Barcelona. Everyone thinks they know everything about you, but you have so much more to offer, besides all the typical attractions. Here you can see some of the best non-touristy secrets of Barcelona and get some insider tips to get a more ‘local’ feel for Barcelona. 1. Palau Robert Gardens These beautiful gardens are just […]

Win a trip with Teletext Holidays worth up to £1,000!

Win a trip with Teletext Holidays worth up to £1,000!

Cheapflights UK – in partnership with Teletext Holidays – are celebrating the very best in UK travel, and they’re looking for your help. The first ever Cheapflights awards took place in South Africa last year and they have now taken that concept and introduced it to the UK, giving their users and the wider public […]

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10 great reasons to visit Croatia

Croatia is one of the last unspoiled gems of the Northern Mediterranean. With breathtaking coastal vistas, hidden islands and incredible food and wine, it strikes the perfect balance between relaxation, culture and activity. If you’ve yet to visit Croatia, read on for inspiration on why to go! 1. History and culture Although Croatia is one […]

Celebrating over a million social media followers with some new business cards

Celebrating over a million social media followers with some new business cards

I’m delighted to announce that A Luxury Travel Blog now has over a million followers across its various social media channels. Over 700,000 followers on Twitter, around 300,000 page likes on Facebook, over 20,000 on Instagram, and approximately 10,000 each on both Google+ and Pinterest, not to mention a few hundred thousand on some secondary […]

Here's exactly why you need to visit Columbia, Missouri

Here’s exactly why you need to visit Columbia, Missouri

Maybe it’s the fact that the median ago in Columbia, MO, aka COMO, is under 27 years old that accounts for a city that’s burbling with creativity, innovation, and just plain niceness.  You’ll need a long weekend to fully explore Columbia’s vibrant, tree-lined downtown streets packed with art galleries, indie boutiques, music venues and an […]

California dreamin'

California dreamin’

Few destinations summon as many daydreams as California, the breathtakingly gorgeous West Coast state with its impressive blend of landscapes… from beaches and vineyards to mountains and deserts. Birthplace of the road trip, the rewards as you explore this Golden State are abundant and immediate, with swathes of sandy beaches along the Pacific Coast; the […]

5 of the best restaurants in Salento

5 of the best restaurants in Salento

Best known as the Tuscany of the South, Salento is a region in Puglia steeped in history, surrounded by baroque art, pristine white sandy beaches and crystal clear sea. The warm welcome of its inhabitants, the sunny weather and the abundance of fresh organic food and wine are a recipe for a memorable vacation. The […]

5 fascinating wellness spots in Asheville, NC

5 fascinating wellness spots in Asheville, NC

Asheville, North Carolina; an artistic town rich in locally sourced dishes, diverse culture and wellness attractions. Browse Trip Advisor, and you’ll find an overwhelming list of spas to choose from. While most are pretty great, there are a few that are specifically fascinating because of their unique treatments, breathtaking architecture, or both. Asheville Salt Cave […]

Special feature: Fiat Ducato Auto-Roller 707 motorhome

Special feature: Fiat Ducato Auto-Roller 707 motorhome

Normally my special features are reserved for hotels and vacation rental accommodation, but last weekend we did something a little different. We’ve been travelling up and down the UK to attend our sons’ sailing events for a couple of years now, and have often contemplated what it would be like travelling in a campervan or […]

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