Author Archive for Craig Burkinshaw

Australia's top 5 luxury lodges

Australia’s top 5 luxury lodges

While Australia is no stranger to luxurious accommodation options, some stand out head and shoulders above the rest. Here are five of my personal favourites from around the country, from iconic properties in the Great Barrier Reef, to lesser-visited but equally impressive lodges in Tasmania. Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, the Blue Mountains 40 stunning […]

Top 5 haunted stays this Halloween

Top 5 haunted stays this Halloween

Like a bit of ghoul with your glamour? Or perhaps you prefer your comfort with a side of creepy? Then you’ll love a stay in one of these reputedly haunted properties this Halloween season; luxurious by day, chilling by night… for some potentially spooky surprises, here are our top five suggestions. Angleterre Hotel, St Petersburg, […]

Luxury Autumn: where to spend the Fall

Luxury Autumn: where to spend the Fall

With the last few days of the Summer upon us, my thoughts have turned towards the coming season. The British Autumn is a great time to visit a number of countries around the world, whether it’s for Fall colours or a more relaxed pace of travel. Here is my top pick of countries to visit in […]

Top 6 activities in the extremes

Top 6 activities in the extremes

Some people will go to the ends of the earth for a bit of adventure! Although still considered somewhat off the beaten track, the polar regions and surrounding areas are fast becoming bucket list contenders for many travellers. And if travelling to these destinations wasn’t enough of a luxury in itself, there is plenty to do […]

Luxury in Madagascar: an unexpected gem

Luxury in Madagascar: an unexpected gem

As a destination, Madagascar isn’t known for its luxurious accommodation as tourism is still in its infancy, but don’t let this fool you into thinking luxury can’t be found here – there are a couple of exceptions, and one particular favourite is Constance Tsarabanjina, an idyllic castaway island in the Nosy Mitsio archipelago. If you’re […]

Top 10 luxury hideaways in South East Asia

Top 10 luxury hideaways in South East Asia

Southeast Asia is one of the few regions in the world that appeals to travellers at both ends of the budget scale. And while these countries often attract a backpacker crowd, they also serve equally well those looking for all out luxury. But what if you’re looking for a little bit of indulgence away from […]

Southern hospitality: where to stay in the Deep South

Southern hospitality: where to stay in the Deep South

If there is one thing America’s Southern States are famous for, it’s their hospitality. The region’s frenetic cities of Memphis, Nashville and New Orleans are an explosion of colour, sound and food, culminating in a culture known the world over for its friendliness and generosity, while the area’s rural regions offer a verdant and peaceful […]

Japan: culinary capital of the world

Japan: culinary capital of the world

Forget France, Japan is new the culinary centre of the world. And with a capital city that’s home to more Michelin stars than any other, it’s perhaps no wonder. Whether your preference is for sake or sushi, here is my pick of the top 5 eateries to really sink your teeth into on a trip […]

The top 5 wine regions in Australia

The top 5 wine regions in Australia

Whilst Australia is portrayed as a nation of beer swillers, it is its wine industry that has boomed over the last 10 years, outselling French wines in British supermarkets and rising to become the seventh largest wine producer in the world. Due to its diverse geography and climate, the country produces a wide range of wines […]

5 of the best luxury accommodation options for families

5 of the best luxury accommodation options for families

Just because you are travelling with your family, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a little luxury. From whole islands, that you can hire out all to yourself, to safari lodges which cater to even the youngest of guests, there are plenty of options available for you and your family. Here are 5 of the best […]