Category: Travel Miscellany

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 – [...]

Recipe of the week: Deconstructed apple pie

Recipe of the week: Deconstructed apple pie

This recipe takes an old fashioned classic through a creative transformation, resulting in a delectable example of artful cuisine. The deconstructed cuisine trend isolates the ingredients of a traditional dish and rearranges them in a unique manner. This technique preserves, and in fact enhances, the original flavors of the dish, by treating each component separately, [...]

Floating hotel designed for Qatar World Cup

Floating hotel designed for Qatar World Cup

Finnish-based Sigge Architects have come up with a design for a floating hotel, with the aim of accommodating fans for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Such a hotel could be moved to another coastal location after the competition, thus catering for other major events around the world. It would be fully location independent, complete with its [...]

A quick look at the spectacular wilderness of Patagonia

A quick look at the spectacular wilderness of Patagonia

Let yourself be taken away by the beauty and wildlife of one the Earth’s farthest corners. Chilean Patagonia’s spectacular wilderness will leave you wanting an adventure, in what remains one of the planet’s few truly pristine places. Watch the video and tell us what you think… are you ready?!

Fantastic footage taken from off coast of San Clemente, CA and Maui, HI

Fantastic footage taken from off coast of San Clemente, CA and Maui, HI

Take a look at this wonderful video edited from footage captured by a drone controlled by Captain Dave Anderson of Capt. Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari which operates out of Dana Point, California. It shows thousands of dolphins, three gray whales migrating off the coast of San Clemente, and some wonderful imagery of a humpback [...]

Top 5 ‘foodie’ luxury safari lodges

Top 5 ‘foodie’ luxury safari lodges

We’ve always put a lot of emphasis on food, and luckily it has now become a feature of almost all luxury safari camps. We know you’re all there to see the wildlife but you are also on holiday and we think you should be truly spoilt. Having good food certainly doesn’t detract from the ‘seriousness’ [...]

Could this be your camera?!

Could this be your camera?!

Have you ever dropped a camera from a light aircraft?  If so, then perhaps this is your opportunity to be reunited with your lost gadget! In this particular incident, the person uploading the video found the camera in question in her pig pen of all places. It was recovered 8 months after a skydiver accidentally [...]

Top 5 Californian restaurants for all palates

Top 5 Californian restaurants for all palates

Visiting California could be a regular jaunt, something you’re only ever going to enjoy once or maybe the first steps to a long term move to the States. However long you’re visiting for you want to ensure you make the most out of it. Ensure you’ve got a no-expense spared base in your own luxury [...]

Top 7 reasons to use a luxury travel advisor

Top 7 reasons to use a luxury travel advisor

Think you’re getting the best deal booking luxury travel yourself online? Think again. While if you’re a budget traveler, you probably can get many of the best bargains yourself, the same isn’t true for luxury travel. If your taste runs to the very best luxury hotels and airline products the world has to offer, here’s [...]

Top 5 restaurants in Mexico

Top 5 restaurants in Mexico

One of the main reasons people visit and revisit Mexico is due to its aromatic and unique cuisine, which over the years has been adopted by various other countries. But there’s nothing quite like experiencing a delicious meal in its country of origin, which is why we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 restaurants [...]

3 top spots to enjoy on Negros, Philippines

3 top spots to enjoy on Negros, Philippines

Negros is one of the lesser known islands in the Philippines but is full of hidden treasures. Whether your focus is watersports, food or the beach, there are a number fantastic sites well worth the detour. Here our three top spots not to miss on your visit to Negros. 1. Hanging loose in Sipalay This [...]

Recipe of the week: Coconut and kaffir lime panna cotta with passion fruit pulp

Recipe of the week: Coconut and kaffir lime panna cotta with passion fruit pulp

This is a very simple but elegant dessert with some really nice tropical flavours. The coconut is quite rich so you want to serve it with something a little acidic like the passion fruit to balance the cream and the sweetness. Ingredients Panna cotta 350ml coconut cream 100ml milk 60g sugar 4 kaffir lime leaves [...]

London’s hottest new hangout

London’s hottest new hangout

The fashionable new hangout in London’s Marylebone made a timely debut last week that coincided with London Fashion Week. Chiltern Firehouse is renowned hotelier André Balazs’ most recent venture. And if our soft-launch experience of it is anything to go by, this is one hot new spot that will live up to the hype. A [...]

The best outdoor sporting events to combine with your trip to New Zealand

The best outdoor sporting events to combine with your trip to New Zealand

Everyone loves to kill two birds with one stone. It gives us a sense of achievement and sometimes even a slight amount of smugness! Given New Zealand’s distance from the rest of the world, it is the perfect place to combine pleasure with pain, and plan to compete in a sporting event while on holiday. [...]

Top 6 places to wine and dine in London

Top 6 places to wine and dine in London

Busy London city streets are packed with all kinds of eateries and bars; from the famous market stalls and small pubs in Camden to the top end restaurants and bars in the West End. With all of this choice available, how do you decide what is the best and what really tops the restaurant and [...]

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