Category: Travel Miscellany

Barcelona's hidden gem: Carrer d'Avinyó

Barcelona’s hidden gem: Carrer d’Avinyó

Tired of the tourist packed streets, shops, and restaurants? Looking for a more authentic, local experience? Take a stroll through the winding streets of the Gothic Quarter, but be sure to keep your eye out for Carrer d’Avinyó, a hidden gem among the popular souvenir shops and paella restaurants. Whether you’re looking for or happen […]

Top 5 venues in Vienna for classical music connoisseurs

Top 5 venues in Vienna for classical music connoisseurs

Every day, Austria’s capital Vienna stages one to three dozen classical music events. Many of them take place in luxurious spots but not all of them offer a luxury experience. Here are Wien’s top five classical venues for music connoisseurs. Wiener Musikverein The home of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is the epicenter of classical music. […]

Top 5 luxury activities to inspire you in Ireland

Top 5 luxury activities to inspire you in Ireland

Are you looking for something a little different while in Ireland? We have all enjoyed the obvious luxury getaways. Indulgent buffet breakfasts in a massive 5-star  hotel followed by some shopping, cocktails and a fantastic dinner. While this will never get old, our adventurous side needs to be entertained also. Ireland is topping the polls […]

The 7 best Cali-Baja experiences in San Diego

The 7 best Cali-Baja experiences in San Diego

San Diego is “Cali-Baja” culture, a blend of Mexico and California. From experiences to restaurants, San Diego gives you a chance to try this historical mix in a region rich with both old and new cultural direction. Yes, San Diego is water, whales, golf and history. Under it all is this different cultural melt that […]

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5 amazing luxury dining experiences

Some meals aren’t easily forgotten. They might raise the standards in terms of the food quality and inventiveness, the restaurant’s outstanding location or the high levels of service. These dining experiences make us feel that little bit more special, even if just for an evening. We’ve selected five stand-out dining experiences to enjoy on your […]

Where to get the best hot chocolate in Rome

Where to get the best hot chocolate in Rome

When traveling to Rome with children, there is nothing better for them than to stop in a local caffè and drink a delicious hot chocolate. The great thing is: Rome has got some of the best hot chocolate in the world. The chocolate powder you use to make your own hot chocolate has nothing to […]

Sustainable Travel, Choose Eco-Friendly Accommodation

7 principles of sustainable luxury travel

Sustainable travel is a hot topic for 2017. The ethos has made leaps and strides over the last few years, and the UN has even announced this year as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism. Now is the perfect time to explore how you can embrace sustainability on your luxury getaways. Here are 7 principles […]

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Top 5 bars and restaurants in Meribel

Meribel and the Three Valleys spoil you for choice when it comes to eating and drinking. Whether you are a frequent visitor or it’s your first time you are sure to find something perfect for you. Here is a run down of some of our absolute faves. in our top five Bar’s and Restaurants in Meribel. 1. […]

5 luxury Winter experiences in Victoria, BC

5 luxury Winter experiences in Victoria, BC

British Columbia is the perfect destination for a winter weekend getaway. It’s small enough to manage in a short time period, but offers enough activities and delicacies that you end up having more choices than time. It’s one of those destinations that wins your heart and warrants multiple visits. Here are five things to do […]

Special feature: Aman-i-Khas, Ranthambore, Rajasthan, India

Special feature: Aman-i-Khas, Ranthambore, Rajasthan, India

Once we had cleared the sprawling madness of the city of Gurgaon, which took an hour and a half, the remainder of the six-hour drive from our hotel to southern Rajasthan was surprisingly pleasant, albeit long, crossing through open expanses of agriculture and the rolling hills of the Aravali Range, along with the occasional quaint […]

Recipe of the week: Pan-seared aubergine, blood orange and fennel salad

Recipe of the week: Pan-seared aubergine, blood orange and fennel salad

Now that we are in the Winter months, citrus fruits are in season. A wonderful Winter favourite are blood oranges, used here beautifully with caramelised aubergine and fennel in a wonderfully flavourful and healthy salad. The following is adapted from a recipe prepared and written by Keri Moss, winner of Masterchef 2012 The Professionals Ingredients […]

5 great reasons to visit Cyprus in 2017

5 great reasons to visit Cyprus in 2017

Cyprus had been a popular tourist destination for many years. Yet, it still holds many secrets for you to discover. The New York Times voted Cyprus as a destination to visit in 2017. If that is not reason enough for you to book your getaway to this eclectic island, here are five more… Beaches Lets […]

Special feature: Amanbagh, Rajasthan, India

Special feature: Amanbagh, Rajasthan, India

Departing Aman-i-Khas in Ranthambore, we drove nearly four hours north to Aman‘s other Indian outpost, Amanbagh, set at the foothills of the Aravali Range, a lush, green landscape in otherwise arid Rajasthan. Recent improvements in Indian infrastructure have made this hotel slightly more accessible than before, now only a two-hour drive from the Rajasthani capital city of […]

Recipe of the week: Miso lamb cutlets

Recipe of the week: Miso lamb cutlets

Flavoursome and succulent, the cutlets partner beautifully with the chilli miso and pickled eggplant. The miso, a traditional Japanese seasoning, gives this dish a delicious savoury flavour. The dish works across all seasons – for a light summer or springtime lunch or dinner partnered with salad greens, or as a heartier meal with a vegetable […]

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5 of the world’s most exclusive hotels with up to 70% off

As you can imagine I have stayed at some absolutely amazing hotels and resorts, which is definitely one of the perks of my job. Whether I am visiting an iconic city or one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in the world, I always like to get the best out of my trip, by matching […]

Recipe of the week: Steamed tentacles with vegetables and organic lemon juice

Recipe of the week: Steamed tentacles with vegetables and organic lemon juice

This is a simple Mediterranean recipe for a light, fresh and delicious dish. It’s great as a Summer meal but can also serve as an entrée in the colder months: simply make sure to always use your local seasonal vegetables. Ingredients Octopus tentacles Rosemary Garlic Pepper grains Seasonal vegetables (such as asparagus, zucchini, carrots and […]

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