Author Archive for Andrew Loyd

Andrew Loyd is the founder of the Bespoke Travel Club which is a consortium of small luxury travel specialists providing a tailored travel service for discerning clients to a wide range of international travel destinations. Whether you are seeking stylish contemporary London boutique hotels, the ultimate ski chalet or rooms in an exclusive Italian Palazzo with personal chef and travel guide, a magical safari, a luxury jet to take friends or family to that special destination, or an exclusive cultural itinerary in Asia or Eastern Europe.

5 top ‘Arabian nights’ experiences

5 top ‘Arabian nights’ experiences

Have you have ever dreamed of entering the world of the Arabian Nights and  exploring a land where the golden and salmon coloured dunes stretch from the horizon on to the horizon;  discovering  exotic markets  laden with the heavy scent of frankincense; or cruising – Sinbad-like – along a dramatic rugged coastline to find pristine […]

Top 5 pistes in the Trois Vallees

Top 5 pistes in the Trois Vallees

The three valleys ski area is undoubtedly the most extensive and well connected in France, if not the world. Providing access to 8 different ski areas;  Courchevel, La Tania, Brides-les-Bains, Meribel, Les Menuires, St Martin de Belleville, Val Thorens and Orelle. There are over 600km of pistes which are serviced by 183 lifts giving you […]

The best 3 French ski resorts for a luxury family ski trip

The best 3 French ski resorts for a luxury family ski trip

Winter ski trips are a great idea when considering options for a family holiday and the joy of skiing with your children is difficult to replicate. Choosing the right resort however is essential in making sure every member of the family, both young and old has a great time. Here are my top three ski […]

The top 3 Scottish castles perfect for a family Christmas

The top 3 Scottish castles perfect for a family Christmas

Whether you’re after traditional or contemporary, here is an ABC of top, privately owned Scottish castles from which to base a tailor-made family Christmas holiday.  These fine castles boast outstanding luxury and comfort with all the modern facilities that any luxury bespoke holiday can offer and where guests are looked after by kind and experienced […]

5 great European short breaks by private jet

5 great European short breaks by private jet

There’s a saying; ‘It’s not the destination, it’s the journey getting there’ – but with a short break by private jet, you truly can have the best of both worlds. Weekends away often sound appealing, but when you have factored in travelling time, antisocial airline timetables and queues, you find that it can take a day […]

The 4 best eco-lodges to go gorilla watching

The 4 best eco-lodges to go gorilla watching

The mountain gorilla has become an icon of eco-tourism and of conservation. In the last 30 years since we saw David Attenborough being surrounded by our giant cousins, many documentaries have told their story. Silverbacks have even knuckle-walked across the silver screen in Gorillas in the Mist . These are four great eco-lodges from where you can experience them […]

Enjoy the best of Scotland’s views from your own castle

Enjoy the best of Scotland’s views from your own castle

Don’t mess around when you come to Scotland for your next round of golf. Go straight to the top and rent a castle and the good news is, whilst living the life of 16th Century ‘laird’ you can now do it in comfort. Gone are the lumpy beds, drafty corridors and cold bathrooms and now there are […]

3 of the top villa and boat combinations to get the best out of the Greek islands

3 of the top villa and boat combinations to get the best out of the Greek islands

The Greek islands have long been a popular destination; here many people opt for either a villa or boat, but our suggestion is that you try combining the two, to enable you to get the most out of your Greek island experience. Here are our top 3 choices for a combined villa and boat holiday […]