Category: Travel Miscellany

5 wonderful treasures to be found in Pittsburgh (yes, Pittsburgh!)

5 wonderful treasures to be found in Pittsburgh (yes, Pittsburgh!)

The city of Pittsburgh has a long proud history dating back centuries. Thanks to its unique geography and three rivers – Pittsburgh became a center for coal and steel production during the Industrial Age of the 19th century mill workers and miners that labored to make the city great left behind a strong work ethic […]

Top 10 reasons why now is the perfect time to visit Tallinn, Estonia

Top 10 reasons why now is the perfect time to visit Tallinn, Estonia

The first time I visited Tallinn was approximately 10 years after Estonia regained its independence in 1991. My impressions were that although it had excellent Slavic cheekbones it was still on the verge of becoming a major tourist destination. After last month’s visit, I’m here to report it has finally “verged” with flying colors. Below […]

Private jets - the epitome of travel

Private jets – the epitome of travel

For those who seek privacy, spectacular service and bespoke travel at its best, the world of private jet vacations is paving the way for a new age of adventure. Luxury travel is changing and with boutique bliss, undiscovered territory and sublime air travel from Presidential Private Jet Vacations now is the time to be whisked […]

5 experiences not to miss on the Turks & Caicos' 'Provo'

5 experiences not to miss on the Turks & Caicos’ ‘Provo’

The Turks and Caicos Islands. You’re imagining scenes of white sand beaches and warm, turquoise waters. And you’d be right. There’s a reason why Grace Bay Beach has won countless “best beaches in the world” awards. But don’t be so blinkered (like I was)! There is so much more to these islands, as I discovered […]

Extreme mountain biking on the Isle of Skye

Extreme mountain biking on the Isle of Skye

Many of you very kindly followed our family mountain bike adventures in the Scottish Isles this Summer in which we eventually made our way on to the Isle of Skye where we did a little exploring of our own. Well, our efforts will look rather meagre once you watch this! #TheRidge is the brand new […]

Recipe of the week: Parsnip and maple syrup cake, and clotted cream ice cream

Recipe of the week: Parsnip and maple syrup cake, and clotted cream ice cream

Inspired by the humble vegetable, this luxurious dessert is full in flavour yet surprisingly light. Served with clotted cream ice cream, the cake is laced with citrus flavours from the grated apples, orange juice and zest without losing the spicy sweetness of the parsnip. The maple syrup helps blend the eclectic mix of flavours to […]

Short stay: Table Bay Hotel, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa

Short stay: Table Bay Hotel, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa

The 5-star Table Bay Hotel, a Sun International property set on the breakwater wall of Cape Town’s historic Victoria & Alfred waterfront, is a contemporary architectural treasure with 329 rooms that either overlook the bay to Robben Island, where Nelson Madela was for a long time famously imprisoned, or – as in the case of […]

Charleston’s top 3 decadent dining experiences

Charleston’s top 3 decadent dining experiences

It’s southern hospitality at its very finest. Spoken with a soft southern drawl, luring you in with irresistible temptations just sinful enough to delight all the senses. This is Charleston, jewel of the lowlands and capital of culture south of the Mason-Dixon line. Voted top city in the world by Condé Nast Traveler for three […]

Recipe of the week: Giant jaffa cake

Recipe of the week: Giant jaffa cake

This giant jaffa cake has been designed by two Michelin star chef, Michael Wignall in collaboration with Café Football’s executive chef, Brendan Fyldes. The dessert is perfect for football-themed birthday parties or for those who simply love the delicious combination of sweet orange jelly coupled with the crunch of bitter dark chocolate. Enjoy! Ingredients Orange […]

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 […]

A few sacred places in Paris where you can listen to music

A few sacred places in Paris where you can listen to music

There are only a few sacred places in Paris where you can only occasionally listen to some music in a historical surrounding. La Sainte-Chapelle, located under the Conciergerie, where Björk gave once a live performance, usually hosts concerts during the New Year period and it’s a very good occasion to enter this mystical place during […]

Top 5 wine farm stays in South Africa

Top 5 wine farm stays in South Africa

Wine lovers are spoilt for choice with accommodation in South Africa’s winelands. From 5-star hotels and luxury guest houses, to Cape Manor houses and boutique style lodging, the following establishments offer the highest standards of service, quality, and comfort. You’ll also find superb attractions such as restaurants and spas, and, of course, some of the […]

3 superb boutique accommodations to enjoy in the UK

3 superb boutique accommodations to enjoy in the UK

Restaurants with rooms are great, offering relative luxury, peace and quiet and top-notch food.  We have learnt recently that this is a superb way of taking a weekend break in the UK without breaking the bank but ensuring really good R&R time in very comfortable surroundings and without too many other people.  To get a good […]

Top 5 South African Winelands boutique hotels

Top 5 South African Winelands boutique hotels

For many who love wine and food it is Italy or France which call them in year after year – the Winelands in South Africa has so many benefits – firstly it will be far more economic even with the long haul flight to book a winelands tour in South Africa because of the current […]

Fishing for piranhas in Brazil

Fishing for piranhas in Brazil

Ever wondered how to fish for piranhas? Here a girl demonstrates how it can be done with your bare hands and a piece of meat. Piranhas are an important source of food in the Pantanal wetlands of Brazil and this is actually a practical way of catching them because their teeth can destroy fishermen’s nets […]

Tempt your tastebuds at these October wine and food festivals in Paris and London

Tempt your tastebuds at these October wine and food festivals in Paris and London

With October approaching and the days becoming shorter, food and wine enthusiasts will enjoy both the culinary delights and the festival atmosphere that are offered at two distinctive annual events – the Montmartre Grape Harvest Festival in Paris, and the London Restaurant Festival. Read on to learn more… Montmartre Grape Harvest Festival, 8th – 12th October […]

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