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5 of the most beautiful ryokan in Japan

5 of the most beautiful ryokan in Japan

Ryokan, or Japanese-style inns, epitomise Japan’s traditional minimalist aesthetic. Japanese architecture and interior design is intimately connected with Zen principles, eschewing unnecessary features in favour of exquisite simplicity. Flashy is not a word in the Japanese vocabulary. Given this, it should not be surprising that the set of criteria by which a ryokan’s quality is […]

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Top 6 riverside towns

London isn’t the only city famed for its river, with the Thames flowing past attractions like the Houses of Parliament and the Eye. All around the world there are cities and towns with locals whose lives revolve around the waters – from Varanasi where the sacred Ganges is a pilgrimage site, to architecturally splendid bridges in Prague where […]

5 luxury products not to miss when visiting Spain

5 luxury products not to miss when visiting Spain

One of Spain’s biggest attractions is its culinary culture, whether it is a family meal at home, bar hopping for tapas, or 3 star Micheline dining.  The Spaniards excel at making simple food taste extraordinary, they use quality ingredients and mix tradition with innovation to produce a finished product that in uncomplicated and delicious. There […]

The 7 Wonders of Canada

The 7 Wonders of Canada

There are so many Canadian wonders – it’s hard to decide where to visit and what to see. The beauty of Canada’s glaciers, mountains, coastlines and links is almost unparalleled. But to get you going, here are seven of the country’s highlights, from the iconic Niagara Falls to the mysterious Thousand Islands. Why not put […]

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6 stunning sites to see on a luxury Nile cruise

The River Nile is the longest river in the world and with its impressive length (a total of 4,160 miles) comes a diverse landscape. One minute, you could be passing through a humble fishing village watching the world the go by, the next you could be surrounded by a congregation of alligators in the water, […]

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10 of the best luxury eco retreats in Asia

Asia is a fantastic place to enjoy luxury and is also home to some of the best eco retreats in the world. If you’re looking for a dream break that lets you rest your weary body in a sustainable way then we’ve put together ten of the very best places to sit back, relax and […]

Urban highlights of Sicily

Urban highlights of Sicily

Sicily is the perfect Autumn destination, frequently remaining pleasantly warm until well into November. Its attractions are innumerable, including the world-famous wonders of Mount Etna and the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. What is less often described are the elegant delights to be found within its towns and cities, with Palermo, Syracuse and Modica […]

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Kampala: the Milan of Africa?

One thing everyone notices right away as they land in Africa is the vibrant colors. It is not the textbook sky-blue and pink sunsets just like little Simba saw them. It is the amazing palette of women’s clothing, both in urban and rural areas, that capture one’s glance. Long cascading dresses, artfully tangled headbands, elegant […]

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The top 3 spa retreats in the Alps

When you think about it, water, the giver of life, is the skiers best friend, in many ways. When it’s frozen or in snow form it gives joy to millions of them. After a day on the mountain many of those skiers will wallow in water’s heated and vapourised version, in hot tubs, jacuzzi’s, heated […]

5 getaways where a carry-on is all you need

5 getaways where a carry-on is all you need

Sometimes you just need to get away from it all, even if it’s just for a long weekend. These are the trips that refresh and rejuvenate your soul – so don’t let them to break your back with a heavy bag. Your revitalization should begin when you pack and continue as you walk past the […]

5 of the best Ecuadorian eco-lodge experiences

5 of the best Ecuadorian eco-lodge experiences

The very notion of luxury travel is being re-worked. Old-fashioned, ostentatious “luxury” hotels are clearly outmoded, as today’s high-end travelers are searching for experiential adventure. They are looking to “get inside” a destination – connecting with the indigenous culture, sampling the local food, and appreciating local designs. These modern-day explorers pursue not just vacations, but […]

The ultimate gentlemen's guide to packing only a carry-on

The ultimate gentlemen’s guide to packing only a carry-on

With more restrictions, both in price and size, on checked bags, packing everything into a carry-on is not only sensible but also preferable for a gentleman on the go. Not to mention, packing only a carry-on allows you to stroll off the plane and on to your destination without waiting for your bags to spin […]

3 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

3 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

My latest published trip was to the UAE and the Maldives (you can read all about it here) where we spent a few nights in Dubai, followed by a heavenly stay at JA Manafaru on the northernmost atoll in the Maldives. The trip also served as a great opportunity to try out a few new […]

4 mythological destinations in Latin America

4 mythological destinations in Latin America

Visitors come to Latin America looking for incredible scenery. Long before globetrotting travelers came to snap photographs, the following destinations all inspired local legends. When you visit, you will share in the awe that the indigenous people felt for the unknowable depths of the nearby lakes, valleys, and volcanoes. Lake Titicaca, Peru Visitors will find […]

The secret life of luxury simplicity in Phuket

The secret life of luxury simplicity in Phuket

Discover the new experiences; learning and getting a new perspective about life are the top motivations for travellers. Discovering their own precious moments that they can go brag with friends for years and uncover the hidden meaning of life is just something that can be done easier when environment allows. Imagine how beautiful life can […]

The 5 most desired luxury rental cars

The 5 most desired luxury rental cars

Decisions, decisions… with a fantastic variety of luxury cars on the market, how do you possibly choose just one to hire? There are different pull factors that draw people to the luxury car of their choice. The obvious factors include the power and brute force of the engine, a sensual or futuristic design that captures […]

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