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Top 10 hot dogs in New York

Top 10 hot dogs in New York

The hot dog has become an icon of New York, perhaps even more so than the pizza or hamburger. Not only does it symbolise the city’s multi-national culture, but its diverse toppings and composition makes it the meal to please any palette. We’ve mapped out a list of the top 10 hot dogs in New [...]

How to travel in luxury on the Eurostar

How to travel in luxury on the Eurostar

Sometimes the most convenient way to get around Europe isn’t by air but instead by rail. But did you realise that you can still do this with a considerable degree of comfort? Read on to learn more about Eurostar’s Business Premier class. The Eurostar, if you didn’t know already, is a high-speed rail service that [...]

5 green ways to travel around Paris in style

5 green ways to travel around Paris in style

As you will probably have seen, Paris experienced high air pollution levels last week. To avoid this happening again, have a look at these five ways to travel green in Paris. This is a win-win situation – you will be protecting the city’s environment at the same time as having lots of fun. Twiztour In [...]

11 of the world’s best places to eat oysters

11 of the world’s best places to eat oysters

Here’s an idea for a trip – why not focus on travelling to places that can serve you delicious food, but food that is also an aphrodisiac? Oysters are a favourite aphrodisiac around the world, and in the words of Catalan man, Agustí Bertomeu, who has been farming oysters for most of his life: “Six [...]

7 of the best Instagrammers to travel the world with

7 of the best Instagrammers to travel the world with

We all know that a picture speaks a thousand words. So it’s no surprise that Instagram has quickly become the go-to for travel inspiration, traveler tips and documenting and sharing travel experiences. With around 150 million users across the globe actively using the mobile photo-sharing app to post pics of the mundane to the marvelous [...]

Ultimate worlds

Ultimate worlds

We know, size isn’t everything. But while not trying to make it onto the pages of the Guinness Book of records, we thought you might be interested to read about some of the truly ‘ultimate’ experiences around the world. Our collection of superlatives includes: The highest destination Kilimanjaro, which stands at nearly 6,000 metres, id [...]

Top 5 things to eat in Taiwan

Top 5 things to eat in Taiwan

Taiwan is a foodie’s paradise. For such a small island, it offers a host of weird and wonderful gastronomic delights, many of which are totally unique and cannot be found anywhere else. Tainan is traditionally the place associated with gastronomy but on my travels I have had my taste buds tantalised al across the country [...]

Top 5 beaches in Barbados

Top 5 beaches in Barbados

From sheltered bays to rugged surf spots, Barbados is home to over 100 world class beaches. Some are internationally famous, attracting tourists and locals alike in their thousands, while others remain unknown to all but the most intrepid of travellers. Whether you’re seeking calm and relaxing bays or amazing reefs of endless beautiful coral, these [...]

8 mouth-watering French desserts

8 mouth-watering French desserts

It’s no secret that I have an affinity for France and its culture.  Having spent a significant portion of my life in France, and mastering the French language, only solidifies my favoritism.  One thing which I have found the French done exceptionally well is mastering the culinary arts beautifully.  From their breads to their meals [...]

The 25 best beaches in the world

The 25 best beaches in the world

Ever wondered what are considered to be the best beaches on the planet?  According to online reviewers on Tripadvisor, the best beach in the world – where even the sharks are supposedly friendly – is in Brazil. Baia do Sancho lies on the fantasy archipelago of Fernando de Noronha, Brazil, just a short flight from Sao [...]

Recipe of the week: Durban curry

Recipe of the week: Durban curry

This traditional Durban curry is a warming and satisfying plateful which uses a delicate blend of spices to create a dish that is packed full of flavour. The use of tomatoes give Durban curries their deep red colour and this recipe is great served over rice and accompanied with chutneys and poppadum’s. The highly adaptive [...]

We’ve reached 100,000 ‘likes’ on Facebook!

We’ve reached 100,000 ‘likes’ on Facebook!

Some of you may recall a post I made in May last year, titled ‘20,000 likes on Facebook… and counting!‘.  In that post I mentioned our continued drive to develop A Luxury Travel Blog’s Facebook page, along with our other many other promotional activities that have resulted in A Luxury Travel Blog becoming one of [...]

How to carry cash on a luxury trip abroad

How to carry cash on a luxury trip abroad

Whether you have just booked a round the world trip of a lifetime or five star cruise, the time will come when you need to start thinking about buying foreign currency. In the past this may have involved a trip to your bank or you may prefer to leave currency exchange until you get to [...]

7 things every luxury traveler to Bali should know

7 things every luxury traveler to Bali should know

Bali; the ultimate tropical island paradise, featuring everything from pristine turquoise waters with powdery white sand beaches, to lush terraced rice fields. Small and intimate, yet vibrant and lively, Bali is an island rife with variety that knows how to pack a punch. This eclectic island serves up sensational dining, celebrated shopping, stunning temples and [...]

Another New Zealand hidden secret: Kaikoura Lavender Farm

Another New Zealand hidden secret: Kaikoura Lavender Farm

Kaikoura is a sleepy New Zealand seaside town, located two hours north of Christchurch. It is a popular stop among tourists when driving either north or south, down the east coast. Kaikoura has a lot to offer and is known for its spectacular whale watching, and very own seal colony. One beautiful location you just [...]

So what really happened to Malaysian Airlines flight MH370?

So what really happened to Malaysian Airlines flight MH370?

As the days continue to pass since Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 went missing, a number of theories have been put forward, ranging from a possible hijacking to somewhat more far-fetched ideas such as alien abduction. During this time, you can’t help but feel for the families of those involved and what they must be going [...]

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