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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 […]

3 beaches in Puerto Rico you need to see

3 beaches in Puerto Rico you need to see

Puerto Rico is an island of azure waters and white sandy shores. In fact, it actually boasts 272 miles of beautiful beaches – a lot of choice for even the most dedicated of beach lovers. So whether you want to experience the vibrant energy of this island or completely get away from it all, we’ve found […]

Brazil's top 5 beach hotels

Brazil’s top 5 beach hotels

Brazil is easily the best destination in South America for beaches and with over 5000 miles of stunning coastline, it is easy to see why. There really is something to please everyone amongst Brazil’s beaches. Whether you want to relax on a secluded beach, off the beaten track, catch some waves kite surfing, dive in […]

Top 5 things to do in Mandalay

Top 5 things to do in Mandalay

As the city that lends its name to one of Kipling’s most famous poems, Mandalay has an awful lot to live up to. Its name is inextricably linked with rose-tinted colonial romance, but how does the modern town compare to the hype? Those in search of remnants of the Raj might be a little disappointed […]

Photograph of the week: Close encounter with a great hammerhead shark

Photograph of the week: Close encounter with a great hammerhead shark

The Bahamas is a shark diving hot spot and the island if Bimini delivers an adrenaline rush of a dive that gets you up close and personal with great hammerhead sharks. The sharks are not shy and offer a unique photographic opportunity to those that love these enigmatic animals. In this image, the dive guide […]

Take your travel photography to the next level

Take your travel photography to the next level

Have you ever wondered what it is that makes professional travel photography different from your own holiday snaps? One of the biggest differences is that the professional will try to avoid the obvious, clichéd shots and seek out something unusual, something creative. If you arrive at a site and start to shoot away then you […]

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 […]

Wildlife Drive Okavango Delta Xudum Camp

Exploring Botswana in 9 safari photos

“Lift your feet up” says the guide casually as the water slops into the Land Cruiser’s footwell. This is Botswana’s Okavango Delta and if you want to see the wildlife you take your safari vehicle through the channels to find it. Four-wheel drive means the wet conditions are no barrier to grip and an air […]

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 […]

Surprises along the River Rhone in France

Surprises along the River Rhone in France

The 505-mile Rhone River was used by Greek and Roman traders, so today river cruisers can experience antiquity, artistry, history, and some of the best food and wine in Europe. Beginning in Beaune and ending in Avignon, I decided to experience the region by boat and discover both the known and lesser-known charms of a […]

4 of the most romantic places to spend Valentine's Day in Central America

4 of the most romantic places to spend Valentine’s Day in Central America

Central America is the epitome of romance; with its secret beaches tucked away in an oasis of calm and tranquillity, exquisitely crafted lodges hidden deep in the tropical rainforest and vibrant cities overflowing with history and culture, the seven countries of Central America have a little something for everyone on Saint Valentine. Here are some […]

6 travel trend predictions for 2016

6 travel trend predictions for 2016

Explore, the adventure travel specialist, has predicted the key travel trends for the coming year and there is lots to look forward to with more than 90 new trips added to Explore’s portfolio as well as plenty of old favourites. Ashley Toft, Managing Director of Explore commented, “2016 is set to be another exciting year […]

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 […]

15 of my favourite photos from my travels in 2015

15 of my favourite photos from my travels in 2015

2015 was another year filled with interesting opportunities and visits to far-flung places around the world, including trips to Japan, Singapore, UAE and the Maldives, as well as many much closer to home, including several trips around the UK. My photography continues to need some fine tuning (I will be going on a course in […]

7 great reasons to ski in Canada

7 great reasons to ski in Canada

I suppose the first question most people ask me is why should I go all the way to Canada to ski when I can easily drive to the Alps?  For me, the answer is easy although it comes in several parts. People also ask about the cold.  Of course it is cold, you need cool weather […]

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