Category: Travel Miscellany

Special feature: Domes of Elounda, Crete

Special feature: Domes of Elounda, Crete

This month we had one of our most relaxing breaks in a long time, enjoying an 11-day stay at the Domes of Elounda on the eastern side of the biggest of the Greek islands, Crete. Arriving quite late in the evening, we were welcomed to the resort with a complimentary drink at the†Grand Domes Lobby [...]

5 luxuries not to miss in Dubai

5 luxuries not to miss in Dubai

Visitors to Dubai – one of the world’s most opulent destinations – are spoilt for choice when it comes to seeking luxury. The city has become one the most popular playgrounds of the rich and famous, and has made many a statement with several of the world’s tallest buildings, man-made islands and even a huge [...]

Top 10 UK gourmet getaways

Top 10 UK gourmet getaways

Food is undoubtedly one of the main highlights of a holiday or short break. Inspired by their recent travels across the UK, the team at dealchecker.co.uk have compiled a hot list of the UK’s most scrumptious towns and cities. There was some stiff competition for the top spot but they decided on Padstow, a must-do [...]

The top 4 Andalucian Summer festivals

The top 4 Andalucian Summer festivals

Nowhere in Europe do they put on a party quite like the Spanish, and the Andalucian festivals are perhaps the most colourful of all. Every village, town and city holds at least two unique festivals each year, providing a veritable non-stop fiesta season from spring all through summer and autumn. While there are numerous dedicated [...]

The most expensive shows in London

The most expensive shows in London

It has always been easy to spend your money in London but, when it comes down to it and, contrary to a lot of rumours, theatre-going in the theatre capital of the world is not necessarily that expensive: with special offers, meal deals, last minute tickets and upper circle seats you can “do” Londonís Theatreland [...]

Laid-back luxury: a holiday in Crete

Laid-back luxury: a holiday in Crete

How to introduce you to Crete? As a lush, colourful and constantly surprising landscape that never leaves you far from the refreshing azure of the Mediterranean Sea? As one of the most beautiful of all the Greek islands? As a destination that provides everything you need for a lively and upbeat holiday? We mustn’t forget [...]

Top 5 luxury Kenya safari sundowner spots

Top 5 luxury Kenya safari sundowner spots

In Kenya they really know how to operate luxury safaris. Having spent the afternoon game viewing with your expert guide, you will often be greeted by a surprise sundowner spot, set up with all the romanticism of the first explorations of Africa. These sundowner spots are perched high above the surrounding bush with exquisite views [...]

Summer luxury in the Alps

Summer luxury in the Alps

Are you still yet to decide where to go this Summer? For a luxury family Summer holiday with a difference, head to the Alps. With everything from sporting activities and spas to Michelin star restaurants and sumptuous chalets, there’s plenty of great reasons to visit this amazing region outside of the peak winter season. Head [...]

Where to next? 8 considerations that help me make my mind up

Where to next? 8 considerations that help me make my mind up

Iím in a very strange and unfamiliar position right now Ė I donít have our next holiday booked, or even planned; thankfully, the UK heatwave continues or Iíd be getting a bit concerned, as this is not like me. Normally I am at least 2 trips ahead and itís not as if I can even [...]

4 of the world’s best dining tables with great views (and great food!)

4 of the world’s best dining tables with great views (and great food!)

Travel is a sensation for all of the senses and combines our greatest passions that leave us with memories to last a lifetime. We rarely remember the soggy sandwich we raced to eat before the 2pm meeting but the fresh taste of the reef fish we caught and barbecued on the beach is a flavour [...]

5 great reasons to ski New Zealand this Winter

5 great reasons to ski New Zealand this Winter

While the folks in the northern hemisphere are enjoying days of sunshine at and ice creams at the beach, winter has kicked off with a vengeance in the southern hemisphere. Here are five great reasons why you should trade in the sandals and sand for skis and snow and head south to New Zealand this [...]

Soak up the luxuries of Indiaís Pink City

Soak up the luxuries of Indiaís Pink City

Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan, a northern state of India. It is affectionately known as the ďPink CityĒ, as the walls of Jaipurís historic City Palace are washed in a vibrant salmon hue. The pink colour was used to create an impression of red sandstone Mughal buildings, and was repainted in 1876 during [...]

To the manor reborn: a hotel that makes you feel like royalty

To the manor reborn: a hotel that makes you feel like royalty

The English countryside is where royalty goes to quell the noise of their public lives; itís where stately homes the size of city blocks stand sentinel amidst rolling hills; and itís where you and I can go to feel like queens and kings, even if just for a sliver of time. Here I cover one†of [...]

10 celebrities who own their own private jets

10 celebrities who own their own private jets

As well as those who are ‘quietly’ wealthy, celebrities in the limelight have long been known to be among those who choose to travel by private jet, enjoying the perks of comfort and luxury, not to mention the time savings.†But did you know that some celebrities not only travel by private jet, but actually own†their [...]

Recipe of the week: Broiled black cod with miso

Recipe of the week: Broiled black cod with miso

The black cod dish is inspired by the beautiful fresh fish. The recipe uses traditional Japanese cooking techniques and is marinated for three days in sake and sugar, giving it a soft texture and a sweet flavour. The recipe makes use of black cod which was recognised as being readily available but rarely used, when [...]

Top 10 luxury country breaks in Africa

Top 10 luxury country breaks in Africa

If you are looking for a rural getaway with a difference, then look no further than Africa – a continent so diverse and beautiful, both in its landscapes and, of course, its flora and fauna. Whether it’s a hot air balloon ride over the Maasai Mara, fly fishing on the Zambezi or simply relaxing on [...]

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