Category: Travel Miscellany

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 […]

Top 5 things to do in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Top 5 things to do in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Experience the exotic culture of Yogyakarta, known as the centre of classical Javanese fine art and culture. Yogyakarta has an international airport giving you the option to fly directly from Singapore or Kuala Lumpur. Surrounded by dramatic scenery of towering volcanoes, rice fields and rich tropical landscapes, choose to combine cultural overland journeys with short […]

5 things you may not know about Amarone

5 things you may not know about Amarone

Amarone is one of Italy’s most sought after wines. Produced in the Valpolicella region of the Veneto, it’s an intense, full-bodied and elegant ‘big’ red, prized by wine enthusiasts across the globe. A visit to an Amarone producer is always a highlight and it’s somewhere you can learn about this amazing wine. Here are a […]

Dine like the Medici: 5 incredible meals to experience in Florence

Dine like the Medici: 5 incredible meals to experience in Florence

Art and food are two of the main draws for Florence visitors, and after a day exploring the former, you’ll need plenty of the latter. Should you wish to dine like the Medici, this list highlights five sumptuous dinners not to be missed while in the Tuscan capital, a slice of La Dolce Vita guaranteed […]

Recipe of the week: Risotto with gorgonzola, pears and crispy ham

Recipe of the week: Risotto with gorgonzola, pears and crispy ham

Risotto is one of the most delicious dishes that is prepared all over Italy. One of the best things about this dish is that you can prepare it using most kinds of vegetables, seafood, meat, legumes and of course different types of wine according to the main ingredients. This makes risotto a dish that you […]

Special feature: Domes of Elounda, Crete

Special feature: Domes of Elounda, Crete

This month we had one of our most relaxing breaks in a long time, enjoying an 11-day stay at the Domes of Elounda on the eastern side of the biggest of the Greek islands, Crete. Arriving quite late in the evening, we were welcomed to the resort with a complimentary drink at the Grand Domes Lobby […]

5 luxuries not to miss in Dubai

5 luxuries not to miss in Dubai

Visitors to Dubai – one of the world’s most opulent destinations – are spoilt for choice when it comes to seeking luxury. The city has become one the most popular playgrounds of the rich and famous, and has made many a statement with several of the world’s tallest buildings, man-made islands and even a huge […]

Top 10 UK gourmet getaways

Top 10 UK gourmet getaways

Food is undoubtedly one of the main highlights of a holiday or short break. Inspired by their recent travels across the UK, the team at dealchecker.co.uk have compiled a hot list of the UK’s most scrumptious towns and cities. There was some stiff competition for the top spot but they decided on Padstow, a must-do […]

The top 4 Andalucian Summer festivals

The top 4 Andalucian Summer festivals

Nowhere in Europe do they put on a party quite like the Spanish, and the Andalucian festivals are perhaps the most colourful of all. Every village, town and city holds at least two unique festivals each year, providing a veritable non-stop fiesta season from spring all through summer and autumn. While there are numerous dedicated […]

The most expensive shows in London

The most expensive shows in London

It has always been easy to spend your money in London but, when it comes down to it and, contrary to a lot of rumours, theatre-going in the theatre capital of the world is not necessarily that expensive: with special offers, meal deals, last minute tickets and upper circle seats you can “do” London’s Theatreland […]

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