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5 unusual facts you probably didnít know about Carmel-by-the-Sea

5 unusual facts you probably didnít know about Carmel-by-the-Sea

Visitors to this sleepy California coastal town come for the fresh sea air, charming English-style architecture, white sand beach, cozy inns and great food. Situated on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean with towering pine and cypress trees, Carmel by the Sea has a distinctive natural beauty all its own. Lurking just below the surface, […]

6 of the most authentic restaurants in London

6 of the most authentic restaurants in London

As one of the most vibrant and eclectic cities in the world, London treats its visitors and inhabitants to a staggeringly diverse and tantalising range of dining options. Because of its cosmopolitan nature, London truly transcends the usual high dining standards of a capital and can easily compete with gastronomic giants such as New York […]

Discover a new definition of luxury in Marrakech

Discover a new definition of luxury in Marrakech

I love Morocco. Itís filled with bright colors and warm people, all illuminated by the brilliant sunlight. At night the air cools and people stream into the streets to shop, and socialize over tea in street cafes. Many Europeans go for the beaches – Mediterranean Cala Iris, fog covered Agadir, or Instagram perfect Essaouira. Iím […]

Top 5 South African lodges

Top 5 South African lodges

South Africa is a leader when it comes to luxury safari lodges which is why we are not surprised that people return there time and time again. South Africa has the best food, best game viewing and best safari lodges in all of Africa Ė the only thing is lacks is the freedom of some […]

5 of the best luxury experiences in Zurich, Switzerland

5 of the best luxury experiences in Zurich, Switzerland

Known as one of the top cities in the world with the best quality of life, Zurich is located in central Europe, in the heart of Switzerland. An excellent public transportation system that will get you from the airport to downtown in ten minutes makes it easy to enjoy an extended layover. †If you are […]

5 Mediterranean escapes for a luxury family break

5 Mediterranean escapes for a luxury family break

The Mediterranean promises great weather for those in search of summer sun. With typically hot, dry summers and mild winters, a Mediterranean holiday is wonderful any time of year, making it popular with families. If youíre after a little bit of luxury this year, here are 5 amazing Mediterranean escapes perfect for a family break. […]

11 great reasons to visit amazing Oman now

11 great reasons to visit amazing Oman now

The Sultanate of Oman is a country of dramatic landscapes, endless coastline, rich history and friendly people. Enjoy the luxury hotels of the laidback capital Muscat, hike a mountain or escape into the Empty Quarter. This little known gem on the Arabian peninsula is just waiting to be discovered. With ambitious plans to grow tourism […]

4 of the most luxurious hot springs in Costa Rica

4 of the most luxurious hot springs in Costa Rica

There is something truly exquisite about a hot spring: luxuriating in water heated by a volcano feels as primal as it does magical. Nowhere is this experience more transcendent than in the hot springs of Costa Rica. From rustic, rocky pools to high-end spas, the hot springs of Costa Rica have the healing powers and […]

Top 3 Summer hikes in the Alps

Top 3 Summer hikes in the Alps

The snow is melting, most resorts are now closed for skiing, only a few resorts can sustain the activity all year round. What am I going to do now that Iíve packed my skiís away? Well, to be honest thereís a lot to do and see and the Alps provide a superb playground for summer […]

5 of the best things to see and do in Paraty, Brazil

5 of the best things to see and do in Paraty, Brazil

The hectic pace of life in Rio can leave visitors in need of a little rest and relaxation, and thankfully there are ample opportunities to recharge the batteries within just a few hoursí drive of the city. Rio de Janeiro state is packed with beautiful beaches, quiet fishing towns and well-preserved rainforest, and one of […]

Top 5 safari hides

Top 5 safari hides

The safari hide has become very popular as the skills of the amateur photographers who travel to Africa are becoming better and better. This breeds a desire to get as close to the wildlife as possible, without disturbing it. A safari hide is of course the best way of doing this and there are some […]

Confessions of a Viking River Cruises addict

Confessions of a Viking River Cruises addict

I have a confession to make. Iím a Viking River Cruises junkie. I thought I had my addiction under control. It all started last year when Viking invited me to join them on their Portraits of Southern France-Avignon to Chalon river cruise. I was so not a cruiser (having had much less than wonderful experiences […]

5 luxury vegan experiences in Siem Reap

5 luxury vegan experiences in Siem Reap

Siem Reap in Cambodia is home to the ruins of the ancient Khmer city of Angkor which include famous sights such as Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm (the magical ruins overgrown by giant trees where Tomb Raider was filmed). It’s hot, dusty and busy; yet it’s an amazing travel destination that will leave […]

3 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

3 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

Those of you who read about our trip to North Cornwall will know already that we had a great week, and were spoilt with both wonderful accommodation and some great weather. On my last trip we tried out just three new items Ė an advanced backpack, a high quality travel organiser and an app that […]

6 must-see French Riviera beauties

6 must-see French Riviera beauties

The sweetest summer playground and home for many rich and famous, the French Riviera with its chic and sultry beaches, prestigious party events and gastronomic affairs seems to attract the rich and the famous with the turn of every calendar. From the couture shops and cinematic appeal of Cannes to the fast pace of the […]

Bruges: Belgiumís capital of fine dining

Bruges: Belgiumís capital of fine dining

The small Belgian town of Bruges is an enchanting place of medieval buildings, narrow cobblestone streets and romantic canals. It also has an exceptional culinary scene, with many outstanding restaurants run by some of the worldís top chefs and a total of eight Michelin-starred restaurants. Of the three restaurants in Belgium which have received the […]

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