Author Archive for Holly McQueen

8 of the world's 'ultra luxe' bathrooms

8 of the world’s ‘ultra luxe’ bathrooms

We spend a lot of time in the bathroom. A good bathroom is a necessity, a beautiful bathroom is a luxury, but the following bathrooms, are just out of this world. I like to put them in the ‘Ultra Luxe’ box. A section of the ‘marketing mix’ which has been thoroughly thought about and is […]

3 favourite private island hotspots

3 favourite private island hotspots

Just this month Conde Nast released the winners of their ‘Readers Travel Award’ destinations, as voted for by you. After 3 years the Maldives are back in prime position, which is great news. The Maldives is often an alternative for non-skiers looking for winter sun, hotly followed by the Seychelles, Barbados and Hawaiian Islands. Here […]

"St. Moritz of the Orient" - Japan's Niseko ski resort

“St. Moritz of the Orient” – Japan’s Niseko ski resort

Niseko was coined the “St. Moritz of the Orient” by insiders in the 1960s, but the area still remained seriously under the radar until the ’90s. Now 2014 Niseko is the place to be this coming season. Think Champagne powder, night skiing and snow rafting, or maybe a reindeer sledge followed by a dip in the hot springs. […]

5 reasons to safari at Beho Beho

5 reasons to safari at Beho Beho

Beho Beho was my first safari experience, and I have been told that I have set the standards pretty high. Of course, I will let you know once I have had my second experience – apparently the Serengeti is worth looking into. But for now I shall give five reasons to visit Beho Beho. 1. […]

The top 3 airlines for travelling with the family

The top 3 airlines for travelling with the family

Travelling with children is often stressful and not the most relaxing start to that dream holiday you have been looking forward to, therefore, I have put together my three favourite airlines for families, from priority boarding and baby air miles to children only lounges and specially created menus from celebrity chefs. Etihad Airways Etihad Airways […]

Ibiza's best restaurants

Ibiza’s best restaurants

I have recently been exploring the island of Ibiza, and the foodie that I am, love to mix any opportunity to experience the new ‘it’ restaurant, chef or hang out. Ibiza, famous for its DJ’s, parties and VIP guest lists and now, home to the world’s most expensive restaurant. Welcome to the golden steps of […]

A guide to the beautiful Vamizi Island

A guide to the beautiful Vamizi Island

A private island in the middle of the Indian Ocean but with so many amazing opportunities. Whether you are looking for a laid back beach holiday, a diving expedition (Vamizi is one of the top 10 dive sites in the world) getting to one with nature or practising yoga and pilates. There really is something […]

4 reasons to visit Gouverneur Beach, St Barths

4 reasons to visit Gouverneur Beach, St Barths

There are fourteen beaches on St Barths, and when they are all glistening in white sand and clear blue waters, it is difficult to choose which one to frequent. Of course, you must make sure to try each at least once so that you have your own fond memories, but, if you have little time, […]