Category: Travel Miscellany

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 […]

4 luxury hotels in Taipei that welcome vegan guests

4 luxury hotels in Taipei that welcome vegan guests

Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is a fast growing and bustling metropolis that’s famous as a ‘foodie’ destination; from night markets offering colourful street food to fine dining restaurants, it’s packed with culinary options fuelling the city’s food obsession. Quite simply, people in Taipei are really passionate about food, all kinds of food. You may not know it but Taipei, home of […]

The romance of Winter in Quebec

The romance of Winter in Quebec

Québec is the perfect romantic winter wonderland for any couple that’s yearning to get away from the stress of the daily grind. The fresh mountain air and the dramatic snow covered landscapes have inspired many a traveller in the past, and the charming French hospitality paired with the numerous activities on offer make this one of our favourite […]

Girona Bridge Decorated Flower Festival-1

Secrets of Spain: gorgeous Girona

Explore chic boutiques, gastrobars and galleries, some of which can be found in delightful Art Nouveau buildings and even in Medieval palaces, in the gorgeous city of Girona. A city of fascinating contrasts, Girona enjoyed wealth during the Medieval period, which means that visitors can see fine Gothic and Romanesque architecture: buildings which still remain […]

A bright Christmas and New Year in Madrid

A bright Christmas and New Year in Madrid

When I first got to Madrid in 2002 I have to say I was not particularly impressed with what was on offer at Christmas time but Madrid has come a long way since then and this year is no exception. In addition to all the monuments, museums, and activities in Madrid, the city is packed […]

7 ways to spend a day in Buenos Aires

7 ways to spend a day in Buenos Aires

As an immense airport hub for flight connections, Buenos Aires allows layover travelers to get a taste of the vibrant, tango-crazed metropolis in South America. Aptly nicknamed “Paris of the South,” Buenos Aires is a Euro-flavored city where stylish residents eat well, party late and warmly embrace newcomers. Buenos Aires shouldn’t be a place you […]

Recording your luxury holiday

Recording your luxury holiday

A luxury holiday is a wonderful treat but is apt to be over all too soon. In order to preserve your memories for a little bit longer try to spend some of your time away recording the special moments. You can then re-live them once reality strikes back at home even if you choose not […]

3 reasons to celebrate Christmas in Edinburgh

3 reasons to celebrate Christmas in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a wonderful city to visit all year round, but once the Christmas decorations and lights go up, the Scottish capital becomes truly magical. The city has so much to offer visitors in December, but we’ve picked out three not to be missed experiences which make Edinburgh an enchanting Christmas destination, guaranteed to make […]

Cracking Costa Rican craft beers

Cracking Costa Rican craft beers

Upon entering Costa Rica, within minutes you will see the black and yellow crested logo of the national beer, Imperial. It is on shop fronts, T-shirts and car stickers and is distributed so widely, it is as near to a national symbol as you can get, that can also be found everywhere. If you are […]

Top 5 Foodie Cities in Europe

Top 5 foodie cities in Europe

Are you crazy about cuisine? Passionate about finding the next delicious meal? If you are a devoted foodie, then Europe offers a fantastic smorgasbord of amazing food experiences to enjoy. Here are some of the best cities in Europe for foodies to explore. 1. San Sebastian, Spain This gorgeous Basque city is in love with […]

3 vegan friendly resorts in Vietnam near UNESCO World Heritage Sites

3 vegan friendly resorts in Vietnam near UNESCO World Heritage Sites

For your next trip how about combining luxury living, fine dining and spa therapies with some history and culture? If this sounds good to you then read on and consider checking into one of these 3 vegan friendly resorts in Vietnam near UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Fly to Danang in Central Vietnam and check in […]

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