Category: Travel Miscellany

The UK's first holiday park exclusively for pets

The UK’s first holiday park exclusively for pets

Whilst you’re busy sunning yourself in a far-flung luxury resort, have you ever stopped to consider whether your pets back home are being similarly looked after?  Soon you need no longer worry as Darwin Escapes are planning to add to their collection of luxury UK holiday resorts and retreats with the launch the UK’s first […]

Sniffer cats to replace dogs in airport security trial

Sniffer cats to replace dogs in airport security trial

Sniffer dogs are having to step aside for their feline counterparts at a Papua New Guinea airport and, if trials are successful, we could soon be seeing sniffer cats – rather than sniffer dogs – at airports all over the world. It has long been known that cats have in the region of 200 million […]

4 ways to enjoy the best of Napa Valley

4 ways to enjoy the best of Napa Valley

The Pacific Highway road trip is growing in popularity as a great way to discover the West Coast of America. From San Francisco to Los Angeles, you can take in the finest of great city living, national parks, and of course some of the best wine regions in the world. One of our highly recommended […]

A guide to the vibrant scene of West Hollywood

A guide to the vibrant scene of West Hollywood

It goes without saying that there’s much more to West Hollywood than a few iconic letters on a hill. A sunny shopping Mecca brimming with gourmet chefs, cutting edge cocktail bars, and glamorous architecture to match, West Hollywood is truly home to the stars and a destination that takes holiday indulgence to new extremes. Shop […]

Top 10 bars in Edinburgh

Top 10 bars in Edinburgh

Whether it’s a cool café come wine bar, an underground speakeasy, or a luxury hotel with Prosecco on tap, Edinburgh is full of incredible places to enjoy a drink or two. With an offering to challenge cities such as London and Paris, you don’t need to go far to come across some of the best […]

Chiang Mai's best luxury afternoon teas

Chiang Mai’s best luxury afternoon teas

Afternoon tea is a great way to experience some of Chiang Mai’s luxury hotels without actually staying there. Sit adjacent to rice paddies or dine by the river; four of Chiang Mai’s most beautiful hotels are waiting to enchant your tastebuds. The Four Seasons Scattered amidst 32 acres of rice fields, jungle, pools and lakes, […]

Bon bini to Bonaire - my top 5 to dos

Bon bini to Bonaire – my top 5 to dos

Bonaire, which is part of the ABC islands, is an underwater paradise and an unblemished jewel. Though many might expect to find the country’s most valued treasures deep within the sea, explorers will be pleased to know that a wealth of bounty awaits them above water too. Prepare to journey with me  to a well-preserved […]

Delightful Dubrovnik: 5 tips for an indulgent visit

Delightful Dubrovnik: 5 tips for an indulgent visit

Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful cities in the Med, one that has become increasingly popular with travellers in recent years. What was once the Adriatic’s best kept secret, is now a thriving destination with tourism reaching an all-time high in 2014 with over 800,000 visitors. With its coastal views and distinctive Old Town, […]

8 top tips to get the best from your Business Class flight as a vegan

8 top tips to get the best from your Business Class flight as a vegan

The luxury travel world is becoming well experienced at catering for the growing number of vegans out there; no longer are we expected to settle for salad and a sub standard product because we are vegan; luxury hotels and resorts are offering vegan menus, vegan amenities and even vegan cooking classes to ensure that vegan […]

5 great reasons to make an early start on holiday

5 great reasons to make an early start on holiday

Luxury travel is best enjoyed with a decent night’s sleep and careful planning of journeys should allow for this. However, there are times when the inclusion of an early start or late finish really adds to the experience and justifies the inconvenience. In this piece we explore the situations that might tempt even the most […]

Top 5 design wineries in Spain

Top 5 design wineries in Spain

Wine making is a craft that date back thousands of years and in Spain wine makers not only strive to create the best wine possible they design spectacular facilities in which to do so, making a destination in itself. There are thousands of vineyards all across Spain, big and small producing some of the best […]

The Andalusian festival season is in full swing for Spring

The Andalusian festival season is in full swing for Spring

Andalusia is a region known as much for its colourful and culturally rich festivals as it is for the seemingly endless supply of warm sunshine over its Mediterranean coastlines and seas of shimmering olive groves. Happily, these festivals and fiestas run right throughout the year so there’s bound to be something interesting happening no matter […]

Cacao craze: 5 of the best British bean-to-bar chocolate choices

Cacao craze: 5 of the best British bean-to-bar chocolate choices

Coffee is no longer the trendiest bean in town. From chocolate ‘clubs’ to raw devotees, the homemade to the ethically produced, Britain it seems has become a nation of cacao purists with chocolatiers and makers getting seriously obsessed about the single-origin bean. So this Easter, join us in waving cheerio to Cadbury and bye-bye to […]

Begur Costa Brava Sa Tuna

Beautiful Begur: Spain’s secret jewels

Beautiful Begur is where you will find some of the best beaches and coves that the Costa Brava has to offer. Imagine crystalline waters, embraced by verdant green pines, that dig their roots into the cliff face. Their aroma is seductive, as you explore the spectacular surroundings of this chichi Catalan town. Cast your eyes […]

5 top tips for proposing on holiday

5 top tips for proposing on holiday

Finding the right moment to pop the question to your other half is a daunting enough task as it is, but location is key. So it comes as no surprise to hear that the vast majority of people prefer to propose where the sun is brighter, the weather warmer and the setting is picture perfect. […]

Top 5 things to do for a foodie weekend in Budapest

Top 5 things to do for a foodie weekend in Budapest

Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is definitely one of Europe’s rising stars when it comes to quality destinations with a luxury feel. The city is one of the most beautiful capitals in Eastern Europe, featuring hundreds of thermal sources, includings the famous Gellerts Baths. The architecture of the city is also stunning, rich and diverse, […]

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