Author Archive for Craig Burkinshaw

Uruguay's top 5 new luxury properties

Uruguay’s top 5 new luxury properties

Uruguay is not usually at the top of travellers’ wish lists but with relatively few visitors, some surprisingly stylish accommodation options and excellent wild beaches that knock the socks off their Argentinian equivalent, it offers a slice of South America to suit most palates. It’s also fantastic for birders and wine lovers, not to mention […]

Top 3 luxury properties in New England

Top 3 luxury properties in New England

With rich colonial heritage, a reputation for excellent dining and a varied and memorable scenic canvas, visiting the area of New England on the East Coast of the USA has never been more popular. Boston, New England’s gateway city, is served daily by a three international airlines from London, and with a flight time in the […]

Australia's top 5 luxury reef experiences

Australia’s top 5 luxury reef experiences

The Great Barrier Reef is one of Australia’s iconic attractions and for good reason, but this is not the only part of the country where you can experience the beautiful coral reefs and marine life that make the country so popular. Whether on your first of fifth visit to Australia you will always find a […]

Visit Moscow and St Petersburg in style

Visit Moscow and St Petersburg in style

With a scale of luxury rarely found outside of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Russia is a country that revels in unabashed indulgence. From sipping champagne on an ultra-modern balcony overlooking the mighty Moscow Kremlin, to nibbling caviar in a palatial St. Petersburg ballroom – Russia has endless opportunities for a quality, luxurious experience. I’ve picked out […]

Luxury in the land of Maharajas: India's top palace hotels

Luxury in the land of Maharajas: India’s top palace hotels

In amongst India’s 1.2 billion population, this extraordinary country enthralls its visitors with ancient inhabited cities, astonishing colourful festivities and beautiful landscapes; it’s a real overload of the senses. To add to the many incredible experiences India has to offer, the country is home to a number of undeniably luxurious palace hotels, all of which […]

Top 5 luxury lodges on New Zealand's South Island

Top 5 luxury lodges on New Zealand’s South Island

New Zealand is a small country, but what is lacks in size it makes up for in stunning scenery, an incredible choice of activities and fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities. While the North Island is home to cosmopolitan cities and is where you’re likely to experience Maori culture and geothermal activity, it’s the South Island that […]

Top 5 luxury lodges on New Zealand's North Island

Top 5 luxury lodges on New Zealand’s North Island

A country famed for its rugged and varying landscapes, extreme sports and Maori heritage, New Zealand is also home to a vast array of welcoming accommodation options, where you can enjoy a touch of luxury coupled with wonderful Kiwi hospitality. Here are my top five luxury lodges on New Zealand’s North Island: Kauri Cliffs, Matauri […]

Luxury Botswana for families

Luxury Botswana for families

Botswana is one of my favourite safari destinations, for its glittering selection of wildlife and the equally glittering water world of the Okavango Delta. Elephant, giraffe and zebra roam the plains, and hippo and crocodile lounge in lagoons – there isn’t much wildlife you won’t encounter here. If you’ve the added consideration of a family […]

Top 5 luxury hotels in Colombia

Top 5 luxury hotels in Colombia

A country still in its infancy somewhat where tourism is concerned, Colombia may not jump out as a luxurious destination when compared to other areas of the world. But don’t let this fool you into thinking luxury can’t be found here. The cities of Bogota and Cartagena in particular are home to some wonderful properties, […]

Luxury in the wilderness: Canada's best lodges

Luxury in the wilderness: Canada’s best lodges

Canada is a country that evokes a sense of untouched landscapes and pristine wilderness teeming with wildlife, where pure mountain air blows across crystal clear glacial lakes. There is no better way to experience this tranquillity than with a stay in a luxury lodge, and Canada has some indulgent options for those looking to do […]

The world's best rail journeys

The world’s best rail journeys

Train journeys offer a more relaxed pace of travel and often evoke a feeling of a bygone era, with elaborately decorated carriages and the opportunity to mingle with likeminded people. There are countless rail journeys across the world all of which offer something different, but for me there are a few that really stand out. […]

Home of the gaucho: Argentina’s best estancias

Home of the gaucho: Argentina’s best estancias

Argentina is famous for many things: great wine; spectacular landscapes; the tango; Maradona… but for a truly authentic taste of this South American giant spend some time at one of the country’s beautiful estancias. Home to rugged gauchos – or cowboys – estancias are places where you can get your hands dirty with activities such […]

Alternative Africa: 7 things to do besides a safari

Alternative Africa: 7 things to do besides a safari

Africa is renowned for its safari experiences, and rightly so. Wildlife viewing opportunities abound, from the world-famous Great Migration that sees over two million wildebeest journey across the plains of the Serengeti and into the grasslands of the Masai Mara, to gorilla trekking in the smoky mountains of Uganda and the countless endemic species that […]

Africa's top 10 most romantic properties

Africa’s top 10 most romantic properties

True romantics don’t need Valentine’s Day to show their loved ones how much they care. With these dreamy properties in Africa you’ll be looking for any excuse to spend a few nights away! Read on for our guide to the 10 most romantic places to stay on the continent. Kaya Mawa, Malawi The name of […]

The best luxury river cruises in the world

The best luxury river cruises in the world

If you’re the type of traveller that likes exploring a destination at a relaxed pace, one of the best ways to do this is on a river cruise. Not only does this offer a more peaceful mode of travel, it also allows you to view a country from a completely different perspective, experiencing things not […]

Morocco's top 5 luxury stays

Morocco’s top 5 luxury stays

From traditional riads in Morocco’s bustling cities, to more secluded and off-the-beaten-path kashbahs throughout the countryside, traditional Moroccan accommodation offers both comfort and luxury. Whatever your preference may be, here is my pick of Morocco’s top five luxury accommodation options. Capaldi Hotel Morocco has its fair share of wonderful accommodation options, but the Capaldi Hotel, which […]