Category: Travel Miscellany

Truffle tasting with Hotel Principe di Savoia

Truffle tasting with Hotel Principe di Savoia

Hotel Principe di Savoia, a member of the Dorchester Collection, is launching a four day Truffle Tasting Package whereby guests can experience a morning of truffle hunting in the neighbouring Piedmont region; home to the finest Italian truffles. Guests are also invited to dine at the Osteria dell’Arco restaurant for a three course lunch and […]

Top 5 August Bank Holiday events

Top 5 August Bank Holiday events

The London calendar is packed with events all year round, but the gloves really come off for Britain’s favourite day off – the August Bank Holiday. Venues come out fighting with some of the best events of the year on offer. Here is our pick of the top five things to see and do during […]

How to uncover Italy’s hidden palette

How to uncover Italy’s hidden palette

The key to really enjoying the best Italy has to offer is to do things the local way. It can help if you’re good with the lingo, but if not, here is a quick guide to seeking out the most authentic places to eat and drink in three of the country’s most visited cities – […]

Recipe of the week: Chicken and shrimp curry

Recipe of the week: Chicken and shrimp curry

‘Kari’ means sauce in Tamil. In English we call it ‘curry’. In Mauritius, they call it ‘cari’. The Mauritian cari can be done with various ingredients: game, fish, lamb, chicken, seafood or vegetables. The preparation of cari involves two steps: the first step is to prepare the garam masala which is a mixture of cinnamon, […]

Top 10 luxury picnic spots and shops in London

Top 10 luxury picnic spots and shops in London

The trouble with living in Britain is that when we do finally get a bit of sunshine, we don’t know what to do with it! But one thing we Brits certainly do well is picnics. And London has parks in abundance. So picnics in the park are a combination made in heaven if you know the […]

Travel hangman

Travel hangman

It is with great sadness that we are closing down the Aardvark Travel website this month. Although the site has been around for more than a decade and has been very popular during that time, it also saps up a lot of our time… dealing with spammers and so on and so forth.  We are […]

Recipe of the week: Simmered halibut with celeriac, shellfish & squid

Recipe of the week: Simmered halibut with celeriac, shellfish & squid

For a truly inspiring summer dish, halibut offers a light delicate texture naturally infused with a distinctive flavour – perfect for serving at home during the warmer months. This recipe creates an inspiring partnership of shellfish and celeriac for the season. The dish marries delicately cooked halibut with razor clams, cockles and winkle tongues from […]

Staying for the food in Copenhagen

Staying for the food in Copenhagen

As Scandinavia’s gourmet capital, Copenhagen’s hotels are becoming more than destinations to lay your head down with their restaurants now offering guests an array of locally sourced ingredients, New Nordic cuisine, Michelin-star dining, and more. The Radisson Blu Royal Copenhagen recently welcomed a prestigious new culinary team at the internationally renowned restaurant Alberto K. including […]

Honeymoon bliss on South Africa's Garden Route

Honeymoon bliss on South Africa’s Garden Route

Fancourt, one of South Africa’s top resorts, idyllically situated on the famous “Garden Route”, is the perfect setting for a heavenly honeymoon, especially when combined with a few days in Cape Town. It is just a short flight or a scenic drive from the Mother city to the historic town of George – and Fancourt […]

Over 100,000 unique visitors a month!

Over 100,000 unique visitors a month!

I’m pleased to announce that A Luxury Travel Blog passed 100,000 unique visitors a month this evening (with one day of the month still to go!).  Traffic to the blog has been steadily growing since I went full time with it at the back end of last year, but had hovered just below the 100,000 […]

Morocco has a flavour all of its own

Morocco has a flavour all of its own

You have never truly eaten Moroccan cuisine unless you have eaten it in Morocco. I have had plenty of great tasting tagines in London, but none can match the one I ate on a rooftop in Essaouria one warm December evening. The day had been a leisurely affair of slow wandering through the town to the […]

9 cultural revelries not to miss in France this September

9 cultural revelries not to miss in France this September

If you happen to be in France this September, then get yourself ready for a host of cultural revelries. Whether you’re looking to immerse yourself in French culture or history, or simply want to visit an exhibition or attend a local festival, there is something here for everyone. Here are nine events you won’t want to […]

Hotel bookings with a difference!

Hotel bookings with a difference!

Remember those crazy Japanese game shows that became a hit in the 1980s?  Well, it seems the Japanese still haven’t lost their enthusiasm for being a little crazy. Here the Tokyo Shock Boys are involved in a great PR stunt for Hotels.com showing how their online booking app can still be used in even some […]

Top 5 restaurants in Orlando

Top 5 restaurants in Orlando

It’s got to be said that Orlando isn’t known for its food, but it really should be. Cuisine of all kinds can be enjoyed in the Orange County and there are some really fantastic top restaurants you should try and factor into your stay in O-Town. Below we’ve taken a look at five of the […]

Top 5 quirky luxury restaurants in Cambridge, UK

Top 5 quirky luxury restaurants in Cambridge, UK

Just a hop, skip and a jump up the tracks from Kings Cross, the university town of Cambridge is a perfect luxury destination for an overnight escape – or you can just visit for the day for a great cultural getaway. It’s a foodie haven, but don’t just stick to the touristy city centre; here […]

Special feature: The Black Swan, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, UK

Special feature: The Black Swan, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, UK

We had called in at The Black Swan on our last visit to Helmsley – just for a drink – but on a recent visit to this market town had the opportunity to both stay and dine there. There is no mistaking this historic coaching inn at one end of Helmsley’s market place – it […]

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