Category: Travel Miscellany

7 Italian food and wine events you really shouldn’t miss this Spring

7 Italian food and wine events you really shouldn’t miss this Spring

Love food? Love Italy? Then get yourself along to Italy this Spring! There’s a whole host of gourmet events taking place and here we’ve rounded up 7 of the best foodie festivals to whet your appetite in the few months ahead, covering everything from fresh fish (see ‘Slow Fish’ below) to fried food (see ‘Fritto [...]

7 top tips for travel PR companies pitching to bloggers

7 top tips for travel PR companies pitching to bloggers

A while ago I wrote an article titled 7 top tips for running a successful travel blog.   It proved quite popular so hear I am back again, but this time with a slightly different slant on things.  As a travel blogger, I receive pitches from PR companies on a daily basis – often many [...]

A Mini break in New York… literally!

A Mini break in New York… literally!

One hotel in New York has come up with a quirky way to attract high end customers through its doors. If you book a Suite at The Peninsula New York, you’ll have access to a chauffeur driven Mini Cooper S Clubman as a complimentary amenity! It might feel like a scene from The Italian Job as you [...]

Ethical luxury: the world’s only organic caviar

Ethical luxury: the world’s only organic caviar

Black sturgeon caviar has been a luxury delicacy for centuries, though it is only in the past couple of decades that our taste for it has driven the sturgeon, an ancient species with a history of at least 250 million years, to near extinction. Despite a temporary and partial ban on wild sturgeon fishing in [...]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for Easter

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for Easter

Easter is upon us – quicker than ever it seems this year, given that Easter falls early.  Even if it feels more like Christmas outside still – depending on what part of the world you are in – here are our top 10 luxury gift ideas to whet your appetite (quite literally, in some cases!) [...]

Recipe of the week: Braised belly of lamb

Recipe of the week: Braised belly of lamb

We suggest you use salt marsh lamb in this recipe. The unique environment where the sheep graze gives the meat its distinctive and very special flavour that is so sought after. Usually, farmers with coastal pasture bring their sheep on to it in spring. The sheep graze as close as possible to the water’s edge, [...]

Several great reasons to visit Florence this Easter

Several great reasons to visit Florence this Easter

Easter is a wonderful time to visit Florence, usually with comfortable temperatures of around 18–20 degrees Centigrade, ideal for walking and seeing the sights, visiting museums and exhibitions, and (especially if the sun is shining!) enjoying a meal and glass of wine on the terrace of one of the many inviting restaurants and cafés lining [...]

The 5 wonders of West Cork, Ireland

The 5 wonders of West Cork, Ireland

Cork is Ireland’s largest county, stretching east to west along much of the island’s southern coastline. It is jagged and uneven, interrupted by islands and peninsulas which slide like fingers into the Atlantic. It is a charming and beautiful place. Cork may be known as the Rebel County, but there is nothing rebellious down here. Celebrities [...]

Top 10 places in Europe to visit this Easter

Top 10 places in Europe to visit this Easter

Looking for inspiration on what to do or where to go this Easter? Then look no further! We’ve saved you the legwork by compiling 10 great ideas for a luxury European break during the festive season. Perhaps you’d like to experience a traditional Spanish Easter celebration or wish to find somewhere with guaranteed skiing this [...]

An adventure of a lifetime through the Northwest Passage

An adventure of a lifetime through the Northwest Passage

Specialist small ship cruise company, One Ocean Expeditions, invites wildlife lovers, keen photographers and those with a taste for adventure to follow in the wake of the great Arctic explorers on its Northwest Passage expedition on board the impressive, ice-strengthened vessel, the Akademik Ioffe. Pods of orca, beluga and the occasional bowhead whale, rafts of [...]

The top 3 biennial events not to miss in Wanaka, New Zealand

The top 3 biennial events not to miss in Wanaka, New Zealand

Lake Wanaka is much more than just a pretty place. If you thought that all there is to do on your holiday in the Southern Lakes Region (other than visiting Hobbit locations) is bungy jumping or jet-boating, then you definitely need to think again. If you find yourself in the area when one of these [...]

Interview with Ana Silva O’Reilly of mrsoaroundtheworld.com

Interview with Ana Silva O’Reilly of mrsoaroundtheworld.com

With a degree in Business Studies and a Henley Business School MBA, Ana Silva O’Reilly developed her career in strategic marketing management as Marketing Director for Portugal, Spain and Turkey with global commercial real estate consultant Cushman & Wakefield. She is also a New York University alumni (NYU), having graduated from its Social Media Strategy [...]

A two night guided gourmet walking tour off Tasmania

A two night guided gourmet walking tour off Tasmania

The Bruny island Long Weekend is a two night guided gourmet walking tour of one of Tasmania’s most beguiling and breathtaking off shore islands. Up to eight guests depart Hobart by catamaran, and return by seaplane, after spending three days exploring the island that is the size of Singapore with a human population of 600. Highlights include [...]

The top 5 wine regions in Australia

The top 5 wine regions in Australia

Whilst Australia is portrayed as a nation of beer swillers, it is its wine industry that has boomed over the last 10 years, outselling French wines in British supermarkets and rising to become the seventh largest wine producer in the world. Due to its diverse geography and climate, the country produces a wide range of wines [...]

10,000 likes on Facebook… and counting!

10,000 likes on Facebook… and counting!

In social media circles, we’re perhaps best known on Twitter where – at the last time of counting – we had over 185,000 followers (click on @luxury__travel for the latest figures).  More recently, though, we’ve been investing a bit more time in our Facebook page too and I’m pleased to report that that’s gradually paying off. [...]

Interview with Nicola Pearson, Marketing Director and Co-owner of Bridgewater Travel

Interview with Nicola Pearson, Marketing Director and Co-owner of Bridgewater Travel

Nicola Pearsonwas born in London but now lives with her family in Manchester. She is 34 years old with 2 daughters and is the Marketing Director and Co-owner of her family’s luxury travel company, Bridgewater Travel. Bridgewater Travel is a family owned and managed Italian villa rental company.  Nicola’s parents first started offering villas in Pietrasanta and [...]

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