Category: Travel Miscellany

Photograph of the week: Vivid Festival, Sydney

Photograph of the week: Vivid Festival, Sydney

Every year in Sydney, the popular Vivid Festival transforms the city into a mesmerising display of lights, sounds and interactive art. The festival centrepiece is the iconic Sydney Opera House as it becomes a canvas to display an intriguing array of themed images and patterns. This years Vivid runs from late May through to early […]

24 hours of luxury in Edinburgh

24 hours of luxury in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is city break paradise. Here’s our dream luxury itinerary for just 24 hours in Edinburgh, short enough to leave you wanting more, but definitely long enough to sample the best of this stunning city. 00.00 Sweet dreams You’ll need what Scots call a ‘long lie’ to prepare for the busy day in store, so […]

Wine Tourism

3 wine tours around Barcelona that you just won’t want to miss

Wine lovers certainly won’t go thirsty during their trip to Barcelona. Blessed with the perfect conditions for wine-making, this fabulous region is worldwide famous for its production of Cava – the go-to for sparkling wines. Enjoy a spectacular day out at some of the region’s top wineries for vineyard tours and tastings in the picturesque, […]

5 hotels for vegan luxury and Michelin-starred dining in Hong Kong

5 hotels for vegan luxury and Michelin-starred dining in Hong Kong

Our love of luxury travel and our search for the best vegan food in the world recently took us to Hong Kong, where the skyscrapers dominate the skyline and hustle and bustle oozes from every corner of the city. The opportunity to find a world class luxury hotel is Hong Kong is everywhere with all […]

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral

Seductive Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Santiago is seductive. Once referred to as “an ideal city, which is overflowing with history and timeless as well” in a UNESCO-ICOMOS report, Santiago de Compostela is one of Northern Spain’s jewels. Many consider it to be Northern Spain’s most important tourist destination. Its old quarter is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the city […]

3 new Michelin stars herald Malaga's world class cuisine

3 new Michelin stars herald Malaga’s world class cuisine

Many would rightly credit the global prominence of Spanish cuisine to such pioneering restaurants as El Bulli, Arzak and Mugaritz that first made their mark more than a decade ago, and El Celler de Can Roca near Barcelona tops the list today as the world’s best restaurant. While the Spanish Basque country and Catalonia continue as […]

6 superb ways to become a more stylish, healthy traveller

6 superb ways to become a more stylish, healthy traveller

Even the most seasoned traveller can lose precious holiday time because of jet lag, a dodgy belly, diarrhoea, hangovers or sleepless nights. No matter how beautiful your wardrobe is and how luxurious your hotel, these little holiday monsters don’t make you feel, or at times, look very stylish. For those of us who need to […]

5 facts you need to know about a specialist tour operator

5 facts you need to know about a specialist tour operator

Tour operators  are often asked by prospective clients “What exactly is a Tour Operator? or “Why should I book with a tour operator rather than direct with the hotel and airline?”.  We have listed 5 facts you need to know about tour operators showing how they are able to secure the best pricing and other […]

Top 6 things to do for a perfect  weekend in Lisbon

Top 6 things to do for a perfect weekend in Lisbon

The city of Lisbon, Portugal, has always been somewhat of an underdog. Even though this European capital is undeniably charming, it managed to fall under the mainstream radar for quite some time, failing to attract big tourist crowds. This was in direct contrast to more popular destinations such as Paris or Barcelona. The capital of […]

6 of Rome's most romantic restaurants

6 of Rome’s most romantic restaurants

In many cases, the best restaurants in Rome are so concerned with their food, that they lack atmosphere. Since the entire city of Rome can be a stage for romance, it is important to find restaurants that not only serve great food, but also maintain and enhance the romantic mood of the city. Here are […]

What's it like inside one of the world's most famous hotels?

What’s it like inside one of the world’s most famous hotels?

Have you ever dreamed of visiting the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, one of the world’s most famous hotels, or wondered what goes on behind its doors? An all-suite hotel where every ‘room’ spans two floors. Well, now you can see for yourself – from the comfort of your own home. I recently had the pleasure […]

Interview with Marie Nadal-Sharma, Founder of Them You and Me

Interview with Marie Nadal-Sharma, Founder of Them You and Me

Marie Nadal-Sharma is the Founder and Director of Them You and Me Ltd., and is constantly looking for travel inspirations and for new destinations, while offering the best luxury travel experiences and hidden treasures to her clients. What is it that you do exactly? There are two sides to the business. My team and I […]

6 travel technology trends to look out for in 2016

6 travel technology trends to look out for in 2016

If 2015 was any example of how the market is changing both technologically, operationally as well as philosophically, then 2016 should be an incredibly interesting year. Here are some thoughts from Greg Abbott, a Partner at DataArt, a leading the travel and hospitality practice which he formed in 2010, regarding the year ahead. Consolidation Massive […]

Best Company Travel Blog - and the nominations are...

Best Company Travel Blog – and the nominations are…

We’re delighted – and honoured – to see A Luxury Travel Blog being recognised for so many awards lately. It certainly seems to be awards season at the moment: in November, we were nominated for the award of ‘Best Travel and Tourism Blog’ from Vuelio, and this was closely followed by a nomination for ‘Best […]

And the Best Travel Influencer is...

And the Best Travel Influencer is…

…A Luxury Travel Blog! I am delighted to announce that A Luxury Travel Blog has been declared as a winner at the prestigious TUMI X WIRED Innovation in Travel Awards. Designed to celebrate the companies, destinations and services delivering unparalleled experiences in the travel sector, the awards are a partnership between the leading luggage and […]

10 top tips from 10 years of travel blogging

10 top tips from 10 years of travel blogging

Today marks 10 years to the day that I started A Luxury Travel Blog. Back then, it was something I did on my lunch breaks out of personal interest and as a bit of a hobby – little did I realise then that it would take off to the extent that it did, and become […]

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