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A very Merry Christmas from A Luxury Travel Blog

A very Merry Christmas from A Luxury Travel Blog

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all readers a very Merry Christmas. This year has been a huge one for A Luxury Travel Blog – as many of you will know, I went pretty much full-time with the site towards the end of 2012 and this year the fruits of my labour have [...]

8 top tips for keeping your data consumption to a minimum as you travel

8 top tips for keeping your data consumption to a minimum as you travel

Using your mobile internet when you travel can quickly rack up a huge bill.  Even if you think you are playing it safe, there are many ways in which people can get caught out.  Here is a check list to make sure you keep your travel costs under control when you are travelling internationally, along [...]

Suite of the week: Barbados 33, Gibb’s Bay, Barbados

Suite of the week: Barbados 33, Gibb’s Bay, Barbados

Suite name: Barbados 33, Gibb’s Bay Location: Saint Peter, Barbados Size of accommodation: 11 acre estate including park, villa and pool Cost per night: $7,000 – $15,000, depending on the season What makes it special: Expansive deluxe family accommodation with private staff, free form pool and home cinema nestled on the sandy shores of Barbados. This stunning private villa sits [...]

Top 10 things to do in Tibet

Top 10 things to do in Tibet

Tibet. It’s on all of our ‘bucket’ lists. You’ve seen the pictures of the Potala Palace, the Himalayas, and the majestic Tibetan Plateau, and now you’re ready to go. This journey of a lifetime can be made even more epic, with a few awesome additions to your experience; here are my top 10 suggestions: Take [...]

The new Grand Aston Bali Beach Resort

The new Grand Aston Bali Beach Resort

The new Grand Aston Bali Beach Resort, which re-branded in September after some major renovations, has been designed wholly with guests’ comfort in mind, where service reigns supreme and Balinese-style architecture of its 187 elegant rooms and suites harmonize with nature. Inspired by a fusion of contemporary flair with authentic Balinese architecture, the refurbishment of [...]

16 traditional foods to try on your next trip to Madrid

16 traditional foods to try on your next trip to Madrid

Madrid’s culinary history dates back to the 16th Century and today the capital city is littered with traditional tavernas and eating houses, so is stands to reason that finding traditional food is rarely a problem.  Next time you’re there, look out for these items and you should hopefully be in for an authentic experience. Bacalao [...]

7 of the most cyclist-friendly luxury hotels in the world

7 of the most cyclist-friendly luxury hotels in the world

As an avid cyclist, I love my bike, and I spend a significant amount of time with it. I love traveling to places with amazing rides and cyclist friendly accommodations. There’s nothing better to me than finding a hotel in an exotic location that caters to my cycling frame of mind and offers fantastic riding [...]

The best of Berlin’s Christmas markets

The best of Berlin’s Christmas markets

Christmas in Berlin is a beautiful time of year. The boulevards are lit with thousands of fairy lights, on every street corner you are greeted with the smell of roasting chestnuts and you have the perfect excuse to wear fur lined boots. All over the city Christmas markets appear like glowing visions of mystical villages [...]

Top 10 white-sand beaches in the world

Top 10 white-sand beaches in the world

Does cold weather have you dreaming of a warm beach in an exotic location? Sun, sand, and surf tempt the winter-weary to enjoy marvelous fun and relaxation. Where the sparkling water meets gorgeous white sand, the penultimate imagination of paradise beckons. Here’s a look at ten of the best white sand beaches from around the [...]

Vienna’s 3 most impressive luxury hotels

Vienna’s 3 most impressive luxury hotels

Vienna is a city of Rorschach-like elements that evoke personal, idiosyncratic responses. It is, after all, the city that gave birth to psychoanalysis and spawned the dramatic art of Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt. So it makes sense that, like the town itself, Vienna’s great hotels should leave us with strong impressions. The hotels I [...]

Interview with Alison Scott, Commercial Director of Simpson Travel

Interview with Alison Scott, Commercial Director of Simpson Travel

Alison Scott joined Simpson Travel as the Commercial Director in June this year. However she is more than familiar with the Simpson Travel group having worked in Product and Operations for Simply Travel (a very successful tour operation run and owned by Graham Simpson for over 20 years and sold in the late 1990s) for over [...]

Luxury travel for those with disabilities

Luxury travel for those with disabilities

If you are filled with wanderlust but have a disability, planning a trip abroad can be a time consuming and frustrating task. For those who prefer luxury travel, specifically, the market still lags in resources that cater to the disabled traveller. Things are slowly starting to move in the right direction however, with more and [...]

Luxury South Africa safaris are storming ahead

Luxury South Africa safaris are storming ahead

South Africa safaris have long been known as some of the most luxurious in the world – the lodges are chic, modern and glamorous. The safaris aren’t quite as wild as those in East Africa and Botswana but thanks to the rand gbp exchange rate they are now not only half the price of safaris [...]

A new year, a new you

A new year, a new you

Ever thought that it would be quite nice to have a complete reboot?   To sort your head, calm your mind, restore your body to its natural state of well-being?  When life has been hard on you, and it might take more than a day at a spa, we’d recommend a proper retreat. n a 19th Century [...]

5 of the most unique places to dine out in Marrakech

5 of the most unique places to dine out in Marrakech

Marrakech is a hub of cultural strands, blending local Moroccan culture with classical European influences and Asian flair, along with a twist of contemporaneity. This intricate multicultural atmosphere is most evident in the city’s rich culinary offerings, that blend together a variety of flavours with deftness and subtlety. While the throngs of the Medina are [...]

Why choose Cunard for your transatlantic crossing

Why choose Cunard for your transatlantic crossing

Transatlantic cruising was huge back in the early 20th Century – not only was it a cost effective way for the lower classes to cross the pond in search of the American Dream, it was also a way for the upper classes to demonstrate their wealth – transatlantic cruising was, largely, a symbol of status. [...]

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