Category: Travel Miscellany

Top 10 hot dogs in New York

Top 10 hot dogs in New York

The hot dog has become an icon of New York, perhaps even more so than the pizza or hamburger. Not only does it symbolise the city’s multi-national culture, but its diverse toppings and composition makes it the meal to please any palette. We’ve mapped out a list of the top 10 hot dogs in New […]

11 of the world's best places to eat oysters

11 of the world’s best places to eat oysters

Here’s an idea for a trip – why not focus on travelling to places that can serve you delicious food, but food that is also an aphrodisiac? Oysters are a favourite aphrodisiac around the world, and in the words of Catalan man, Agustí Bertomeu, who has been farming oysters for most of his life: “Six […]

7 of the best Instagrammers to travel the world with

7 of the best Instagrammers to travel the world with

We all know that a picture speaks a thousand words. So it’s no surprise that Instagram has quickly become the go-to for travel inspiration, traveler tips and documenting and sharing travel experiences. With around 150 million users across the globe actively using the mobile photo-sharing app to post pics of the mundane to the marvelous […]

Top 5 things to eat in Taiwan

Top 5 things to eat in Taiwan

Taiwan is a foodie’s paradise. For such a small island, it offers a host of weird and wonderful gastronomic delights, many of which are totally unique and cannot be found anywhere else. Tainan is traditionally the place associated with gastronomy but on my travels I have had my taste buds tantalised al across the country […]

8 mouth-watering French desserts

8 mouth-watering French desserts

It’s no secret that I have an affinity for France and its culture.  Having spent a significant portion of my life in France, and mastering the French language, only solidifies my favoritism.  One thing which I have found the French done exceptionally well is mastering the culinary arts beautifully.  From their breads to their meals […]

Recipe of the week: Durban curry

Recipe of the week: Durban curry

This traditional Durban curry is a warming and satisfying plateful which uses a delicate blend of spices to create a dish that is packed full of flavour. The use of tomatoes give Durban curries their deep red colour and this recipe is great served over rice and accompanied with chutneys and poppadum’s. The highly adaptive […]

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 […]

How to carry cash on a luxury trip abroad

How to carry cash on a luxury trip abroad

Whether you have just booked a round the world trip of a lifetime or five star cruise, the time will come when you need to start thinking about buying foreign currency. In the past this may have involved a trip to your bank or you may prefer to leave currency exchange until you get to […]

7 things every luxury traveler to Bali should know

7 things every luxury traveler to Bali should know

Bali; the ultimate tropical island paradise, featuring everything from pristine turquoise waters with powdery white sand beaches, to lush terraced rice fields. Small and intimate, yet vibrant and lively, Bali is an island rife with variety that knows how to pack a punch. This eclectic island serves up sensational dining, celebrated shopping, stunning temples and […]

The world’s tallest, fastest, steepest waterslide

The world’s tallest, fastest, steepest waterslide

The world’s tallest, fastest, steepest water-slide – taller than the Niagara Falls – is nearing completion in the Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark, located in Kansas City, KS. Due to launch with the seasonal re-opening of the park in late May 2014, ‘Verruckt‘ (which translates from German to ‘insane’ in English) is approximately 17 storeys high […]

Interview with Magali Déchelette, Founder and CEO of Family Twist

Interview with Magali Déchelette, Founder and CEO of Family Twist

Magali started her career as a management consultant, which gave her the opportunity to work abroad, especially in London and China. In both countries, she became aware through talking to various people about how difficult it is for families to travel to Paris, her home city. This gave her the idea to found Family Twist, […]

F1 mogul Eddie Jordan’s new £32 million superyacht

F1 mogul Eddie Jordan’s new £32 million superyacht

Formula One mogul Eddie Jordan is no stranger to the world of luxury yachts. A serial owner of multimillion pound Sunseeker yachts, Eddie always makes his new yachts available to paying punters who can experience a slice of his life on the water – and his new £32million yacht “Blush” is no exception to this […]

The top 5 places for football fans to visit in Europe

The top 5 places for football fans to visit in Europe

There are those who see luxury as those little moments that make us feel unique. So for those who live and breathe football, to enjoy the exclusivity offered by the great temples of the sport can certainly be one of those special moments. If some matches are genuine spectacles best viewed from the stand, then […]

15 gift ideas for Mother's Day in London

15 gift ideas for Mother’s Day in London

Mother’s Day is a day where mothers as well as those in maternal positions such stepmothers, grandmothers and mothers-in-law are honoured for their eternal love and care. Here are some of the best luxury gifts in London to treat those special mother figures in each of our lives and show them how much we appreciate […]

Lowcountry luxury on Hilton Head Island

Lowcountry luxury on Hilton Head Island

Situated at the southernmost tip of South Carolina, the resort town of Hilton Head Island has long been a popular destination for those seeking a laid-back respite from the daily grind. Almost as intrinsic as the island’s southern hospitality is its atmosphere of luxury. Though subtle, high-end resorts, upscale restaurants and boutique shopping await vacationers […]

How to make a cruise ship 30 metres longer

How to make a cruise ship 30 metres longer

Ever wondered how you make a cruise ship longer? This time-lapse video shows a cruise ship (the Norwegian Crown) being cut in half and extended by nearly 30 metres. The new ship is known as Balmoral and owned and operated by Fred Olsen Cruise Lines. The work – which took just under two months – […]

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