Category: Hotels

5 of the best new luxury hotels in the Maldives

5 of the best new luxury hotels in the Maldives

The Maldives is a nation-state of over 1000 coral islands in the Arabian Sea lying within the Indian Ocean. These beautiful islands comprise twenty-six atolls. They all range over double rows in azure waters, sustaining marine life diversity around the coral reefs. Formerly a British protectorate, this now independent republic has become one of the […]

Elba Estepona Hotel Costa del Sol

Our favourite luxury hotel rooms in the Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol on the south coast of mainland Spain, has always been a favourite destination for the sun-seeker. There are wonderful sandy beaches, and a wide variety of resorts to choose from. From the relaxing atmosphere of the smaller villages such as pretty Frigliana, to the exclusive resorts of Puerto Banus and Marbella, […]

Top 5 hideaway hotels in Scotland

Top 5 hideaway hotels in Scotland

In the lead-up to Valentine’s Day everybody talks about romance and time for two. In Scotland every day could be spent with a romantic getaway due to an abundance of small hideaway hotels comprising fewer than 10 rooms in total. They can be located either on a private estate with a long driveway, hidden away […]

5 historic English hotels

5 historic English hotels

Across England’s green and pleasant land dozens of historic hotels reveal chapters of the nation’s rich and often turbulent history. Over the last century many grand country houses have been saved from ruin and reborn as luxurious hotels. Once these houses were the zealously guarded bastions of the aristocracy, not that every one of these […]

5 favourite romantic retreats

5 favourite romantic retreats

Was Valentine’s Day a looming date you were slightly dreading? Another missed milestone comes and goes. Or perhaps it loomed with dread even in ye olde days of ‘normal’. How many overpriced meals in a fancy restaurant swarming with amorous couples do we really remember? No one can deny this pandemic has forced a shift […]

5 favorite luxury hideaways in Mexico

5 favorite luxury hideaways in Mexico

There’s no denying that this is a tricky time to think about travel, plan travel and execute a stress-free vacation. However, for many of us needing to steal a few days (or weeks) to get away and escape our quarantine locations, Mexico has a ton of great offerings waiting for us when we’re ready to […]

What would you choose: a hotel or a vacation home?

What would you choose: a hotel or a vacation home?

Travel patterns change all the time, but definitely in the past year during the pandemic travel patterns have changed extremely. For many they have been non-existent, and for some, domestic travel has been rediscovered. The means of travel and choice of accommodation has shifted as well, where many have travelled by car and train and […]

Will the COVID-19 test become a hotel standard?

Will the COVID-19 test become a hotel standard?

We can see the light at the end of the tunnel and the opportunity to travel again soon. We have big hopes for the summer, with only a few more months to hang in there. We would all like to see normality restored – and finally have the opportunity to travel. Hotels and airlines are […]

The top 5 castle hotels in Scotland

The top 5 castle hotels in Scotland

Whenever visitors are asked what they love most about Scotland, castles often comes top of their preference list. This doesn’t come as a complete surprise. After all there used to be more than 3,000 castles in Scotland with Dunvegan Castle on the Isle of Skye being the oldest one and the ancestral home of the […]

Open in Siem Reap – Part 2

Open in Siem Reap – Part 2

As the tourism industry in Siem Reap battles to survive it’s now the perfect time to visit for a long weekend or staycation. OK, that’s only possible if you’re in Cambodia right now but for those of us that live in ‘The Kingdom of Wonder’ we are blessed with some excellent rates at some of […]

7 top Ecuadorian haciendas for stays in 2021

7 top Ecuadorian haciendas for stays in 2021

Here, in the pint-sized South American nation of Ecuador, 2021 will see the continued opening to some of the most amazing — yet safe — nature vacations. Situated well away from the congested cities and crowds that you might prefer to avoid are several luxurious haciendas – jewels in South America’s crown with breathtaking landscapes […]

Puerto Mogan Boats

The Little Venice of Gran Canaria

The island of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands, is one of the year-round destinations we can jet off to once travel is back in our lives.  One of the prettiest resorts in Gran Canaria is Puerto Mogan on the southwest coast.  You’ll see below why Puerto Mogán is known as ‘Little Venice’, and is […]

Must visit Tanzania safari lodges in 2021

Must visit Tanzania safari lodges in 2021

With 2021 arriving with high expectations, it is hoped that it will fulfil every travel desire that 2020 did not. Tanzania is a country full of wonder and excitement. With the backdrop of Kilimanjaro accompanying your descent into the airport, even the plane journey is filled with beauty. From the endless plains of the Serengeti […]

A luxurious weekend getaway in Muskoka Lakes, Ontario, Canada

A luxurious weekend getaway in Muskoka Lakes, Ontario, Canada

I think we can all agree that we have been faced with many challenges in the year 2020, and that travelling plans have been affected tremendously.  As residents of Niagara Falls Canada, my husband and I have had to limit our travel and in order to cure the “travel bug” within us we have decided […]

Hotels that are open in Cambodia for a staycation

Hotels that are open in Cambodia for a staycation

As 2020 draws to an end and we continue to explore Cambodia from our Siem Reap home, we travel a little further afield this month to feature 3 hotels and resorts that are currently open in Cambodia for a staycation. Each of them are unique in their own way, as are their locations, but they […]

And the winner is... the 2020 World Ski Awards

And the winner is… the 2020 World Ski Awards

Every year the ski industry get’s into a tizzy as the results of the 2020 World Ski Awards are eagerly awaited and announced. In an industry that has an absolute plethora of fabulous luxury ski chalets and hotels situated in even more fabulous locations the judges are spoiled for choice. But, make a decision they […]