Category: Travel Miscellany

Stars queue up for West End roles

Stars queue up for West End roles

The cast for London’s Theatreland is particularly impressive this month as those whose runs started in the Spring are still to be found in the theatres of London whilst the curtain is raised on several intriguing Summer shows boasting an even broader aray of stars. I suppose it would behove us well to start with […]

Discover St Petersburg's new 19 billion ruble theatre

Discover St Petersburg’s new 19 billion ruble theatre

Opera and theatre lovers throughout the world are rejoicing as the amazing 19 billion ruble Mariinsky II theatre (one of the most expensive cultural projects ever built) has finally opened its doors, after years of problems and delays with its financing and construction. Boasting a huge auditorium with a capacity of 2,000, the new theatre […]

The ultimate guide to successful packing

The ultimate guide to successful packing

Why do so many people get holiday packing wrong? And are men from Mars and women from Venus when it comes to packing? As airlines tighten their policies on baggage allowance, perfecting the art of packing could save you money as well as reduce stress, so the last minute travel website latedeals.co.uk has come up with […]

Interview with Lynn Crawford, Owner and Head Chef of Ruby Watchco

Interview with Lynn Crawford, Owner and Head Chef of Ruby Watchco

Celebrity chef Lynn Crawford has over 25 years of culinary experience, winning international awards as the Executive Chef of the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto and New York City. She is one of the most high-profile chefs in Canada and has been invited to cook, speak, and mentor chefs and food lovers across North America. Lynn opened Ruby […]

Boutique Hotel Summit 2013

Boutique Hotel Summit 2013

The boutique hotel industry is an area which has shown considerable growth in recent years and seems to be going from strength to strength. If you happen to be involved in the industry and in London next week, then do get yourself along to the Boutique Hotel Summit. Sadly I can’t be there but A […]

Recipe of the week: Home-made vanilla ice cream (Gelato alla vaniglia)

Recipe of the week: Home-made vanilla ice cream (Gelato alla vaniglia)

Nothing says summer more than ice cream, and no one makes ice cream like the Italians! This authentic Italian recipe for vanilla ice cream may not be the healthiest, but you can rest assured that with actual vanilla bean pods, full-fat milk and full-fat cream, your homemade ice cream will be second to none. Once […]

A boost for A Luxury Travel Blog

A boost for A Luxury Travel Blog

I ran a few searches on Google last night, with the intention of updating our ‘about us’ page, and was pleasantly surprised to find that our continued efforts with A Luxury Travel Blog are not going unnoticed.  Firstly, I came across Cision’s social media index ranking the UK’s top 10 luxury travel blogs and we have […]

Consider spending Summer in Alberta

Consider spending Summer in Alberta

Have you considered spending the Summer in Alberta? This beautiful footage from Travel Alberta features the breathtaking landscapes of Badlands – Horse Thief Canyon, Barrier Lake, Edmonton, Crescent Falls, Stephen Avenue – as well as Calgary, Maligne Lake, Jasper and more.

Welcome to quiet luxury at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai

Welcome to quiet luxury at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai

Welcome to quiet luxury. At JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, guest rooms, meeting rooms, event spaces including 2 ballrooms are equipped with the state-of-the-art technology. 9 restaurants, 3 bars and two lounges offer a myriad of taste sensations. Saray Spa, a world class luxury spa, offers that seamlessly blends the best of Arabic rituals and […]

World's second ugliest building turned into luxury hotel

World’s second ugliest building turned into luxury hotel

An old communist TV tower in Prague – the Zizkov TV tower – which was voted the world’s second ugliest building, has been transformed into a (self-proclaimed) six star one-room hotel with dramatic views. At 216 metres tall, Tower Park Praha already housed a restaurant and observation deck. This latest addition of a one-bedroom hotel […]

The 10th Noosa Food & Wine Festival, Queensland, Australia

The 10th Noosa Food & Wine Festival, Queensland, Australia

This year sees Noosa celebrating its 10th annual Food & Wine Festival, and to mark the anniversary they have lined up ten Guest Chefs from the 2012 San Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurants list. The Queensland Virtuosi Orchestra will open the event which runs from 16th to 19th May 2013 with a line up of over 200 […]

Go cocoa-mad at Belize Chocolate Festival

Go cocoa-mad at Belize Chocolate Festival

Chocolate lovers can enjoy three days of sheer indulgence at the “Chocolate Festival of Belize” from 24th to 26th May 2013 in the Toledo District, the chocolate mecca of Belize. This annual event reflects Belize’s rooted history in cacao production, dating back to the times of the Maya, and includes a full programme of fun […]

Explore Milan’s canal district and welcome the arrival of Summer at the Festa dei Navigli

Explore Milan’s canal district and welcome the arrival of Summer at the Festa dei Navigli

While walking around the centre of Milan, it is hard to believe that the city was, in Medieval times, an important port, with a whole network of canals used to transport goods in and out of the city and the surrounding region of Lombardy.  As canals became less important as a method of transport, many […]

Recipe of the week: Banana, coffee and whiskey with tonka bean cream

Recipe of the week: Banana, coffee and whiskey with tonka bean cream

Banana, coffee and whiskey with tonka bean aroma is a dessert at the peak of sweetness with an incredible combination of tastes, from the bitter of the coffee to the delicate shades of wood from the whiskey due to the ageing in barrels. The tonka bean that brings together all of the flavours makes this […]

A luxury London picnic

A luxury London picnic

There’s nothing like a picnic, and there’s nothing like a sumptuous afternoon tea, so My London Planner have combined these two wonderful experiences into a new package available to Londoners. Inspired by Spring, a stunningly beautiful luxury Afternoon Tea is set up, ready for you to enjoy. Think crystal and silk rather than wicker and […]

Please help raise awareness: today is Melanoma Monday

Please help raise awareness: today is Melanoma Monday

The American Academy of Dermatology designates today, the first Monday in May, as Melanoma Monday® to raise awareness of melanoma and other types of skin cancer. Melanoma is the most deadly form of cancer and the fastest-growing cancer in the world. If it’s caught early, the chances of recovery are very high. If not, it can […]

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