Category: Travel Miscellany

Top 5 ways to spend your birthday in Barbados

Top 5 ways to spend your birthday in Barbados

From stunning beaches to world class restaurants, there are hundreds of great ways to enjoy your birthday in Barbados. This diverse and beautiful Caribbean island has an activity to suit anyone, from lovers to the outdoors to bon vivants hoping to taste the finest foods and wines of the Caribbean. If you’re traveling to Barbados […]

5 ways to fall for Arles

5 ways to fall for Arles

A trip to Arles, in the south of France, will leave you very much in love with wine, art, history, food and the finer things in life. This charming destination is brimming with craft shops, sartorially savvy locals, cosy wine bars, shuttered houses, Roman ruins, inviting restaurants and galleries aplenty. So, while the town may have […]

Feast on your favorite flavors at Savor the Summit

Feast on your favorite flavors at Savor the Summit

Come out on 21st June 2014 to enjoy one of the most fabulous dining experiences in Park City. Savor the Summit returns again this year as the area’s biggest outdoor dinner party. Not only is Savor the Summit the biggest dinner party, it is also the longest — but not in terms of time. Guests will be […]

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 – […]

Recipe of the week: Brittany sea bass fillet, shaved Parma ham and lime pesto

Recipe of the week: Brittany sea bass fillet, shaved Parma ham and lime pesto

This dish unveils perfectly the natural taste of the sea bass. The extremely fresh fish is cooked in its own juice, without thick sauces, to keep it pure and delicate. The components like tomatoes and rosemary perfectly refresh the flavour of the dish and ham and potato make the taste a bit more replete. Ingredients […]

Interview with Richard Zaher, CEO of Paramount Business Jets

Interview with Richard Zaher, CEO of Paramount Business Jets

Richard Zaher grew up in Virginia and attended Herndon High School. Shortly after graduation he attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical University to become a commercial pilot. Throughout the years of flying and studying at ERAU he began to realize that he was more interested in the business aspects of private aviation. He ended up graduating with […]

How to feel safe in Thailand

How to feel safe in Thailand

Like many South East Asian countries, Thailand has had its fair share of bad press, from political unrest to petty crime and drugs. Like most places in the world, Thailand does have a dark side, however exercising appropriate precautions and with a little common sense, the likelihood of becoming embroiled in disaster is low. To […]

8 perfect Cape Town memories to make

8 perfect Cape Town memories to make

You’ll never forget your first trip to Cape Town. The people, the colors, the food, the wine(!), those memories will stick with you long after your trip has ended. Probably even for the rest of your life. You’ll never forget the view from the top of Table Mountain, the taste of the afternoon tea on […]

Recipe of the week: Gressingham duck with potato pancake, cider and apple sauce

Recipe of the week: Gressingham duck with potato pancake, cider and apple sauce

To achieve a crisp, well-done duck you have to roast the whole bird. It is best to use whole ducks, as the carcass is used for the sauce and the legs and fat can be used to make confit. If well-done is the desired result, crisp duck confit is ideal. We hope you enjoy this […]

5 ways to spend Mother's Day in Victoria, BC

5 ways to spend Mother’s Day in Victoria, BC

British Columbia’s charming capitol, Victoria, is the perfect place to spend Mother’s Day and offers plenty of decadent things to do to celebrate the occasion. From a picnicking in peacock friendly Beacon Hill Park to enjoying a pint in an English pub, there’s something for everyone. But the thing that really makes Victoria shine for […]

Top 10 luxury restaurants in Singapore

Top 10 luxury restaurants in Singapore

Forget the Merlion, the city parks, the cleanliness and the world-class retail locations, the main reason the rich and famous continually flock to Singapore is the city’s magnificent multitude of fine dining establishments. So here’s a list of 10 of the most luxurious and prestigious ones to be found in the fine city. 1. Waku […]

5 top tips for the luxury business traveler visiting Seattle

5 top tips for the luxury business traveler visiting Seattle

Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood is the tech start-up district and home to Amazon, Microsoft, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It’s a hotspot for business. This former industrial area now bustling with fresh energy is right in the middle of Seattle, making it a convenient home base for exploring the city when you’re […]

4 reasons why there’s no place like home when you’re staying at Sri Panwa, Phuket

4 reasons why there’s no place like home when you’re staying at Sri Panwa, Phuket

The minute I stepped out on my private deck it became crystal clear how Sri Panwa scored Hotel with the Best View in the World in The Best Beach Property Awards 2011 by Beach Tomato. If you’ve always dreamed of a secluded island retreat but unlike Richard Branson you can’t afford to buy a private […]

Top 10 tips for your first trip to London

Top 10 tips for your first trip to London

Planning your first trip to London can be a daunting prospect. With so many things to see and do, it is sometimes difficult to know where to start, especially if you are only in town for a few days. They say that when you are tired of London, you are tired of life. Well let […]

8 of the best luxury experiences on the Gold Coast

8 of the best luxury experiences on the Gold Coast

Glitz and glamour reign supreme on the Gold Coast, Australia. Large-scale developments tower over the sparkling waters, creating a striking contrast and a visual spectacle. The Gold Coast is a hedonistic mix of high-rise buildings, exhilarating theme parks and glamorous bars. Heaving with tourists the area has become synonymous with fun and frivalry. The never-ending […]

8 of Dublin's best pubs to drink Guinness

8 of Dublin’s best pubs to drink Guinness

You can’t possibly visit Dublin without sampling at least one pint of Guinness. Apart from the embarrassment of having to admit this to family and friends back home, you know it’s good for you – at least that’s what I was told when I was growing up in Dublin! It was normal to understand from […]

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