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The top 5 things to do at Tschuggen Bergoase Spa, Arosa, Switzerland

The top 5 things to do at Tschuggen Bergoase Spa, Arosa, Switzerland

Tschuggen Bergoase Spa is located in a picturesque mountain setting 1,800m above sea level in Arosa, in the German-speaking Graubünden region of Switzerland.  The spa, which cost 35 million Swiss Francs to build in 2006, is linked to the five-star Tschuggen Grand Hotel by a glass walkway.  So, what are the ‘top five’ things to
Combine two World Wonders with a Machu Picchu Galapagos vacation

Combine two World Wonders with a Machu Picchu Galapagos vacation

With frequent and reliable flights throughout South America, luxury travellers are now taking full advantage of everything that South America has to offer, and combining multiple destinations in one comprehensive vacation. One of the most in demand trips combines the highlights of Ecuador and Peru, to create a once-in-a-life-time Machu Picchu Galapagos vacation. There are
Stargazing in Chile

Stargazing in Chile

There’s something magical about a star-filled night sky. You don’t have to be an astronomer, or know the names of the constellations to appreciate it, but one look at the sky over Chile’s Atacama Desert and you’ll want to know more. Some of the world’s best astronomical science is conducted here, thanks to the dry
To infinity & beyond - Asia's top 5 infinity pools

To infinity & beyond - Asia's top 5 infinity pools

There was once a time when infinity pools were a novelty. In recent years, they have become the standard, and any new hotel worth its salt will have one. But despite the abundance of infinity pools in hotels nowadays, let’s face it – some do it better than others. If you’re touring Asia and an
3 great sporting events not to miss in Europe in 2013

3 great sporting events not to miss in Europe in 2013

2012 saw some great sporting events in Europe – most notably the UEFA Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine, and – of course – the London 2012 Olympics. And 2013 will also be a great year for catching some unique sporting events across the continent. The Six Nations Championship is looming, and the Rugby League
Special feature: The Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course, Kelso, Scotland

Special feature: The Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course, Kelso, Scotland

The wonderful welcome from Robyn at reception is typical of the staff at the Roxburghe. Always at hand, always willing, yet never interfering. This wonderful Georgian house, owned by the Duke of Roxburghe, is situated on the banks of the River Teviot. This river, together with the Tweed where the Duke also has beats available
Morocco made easy: the Sofitel Agadir Thalassa Sea and Spa Hotel

Morocco made easy: the Sofitel Agadir Thalassa Sea and Spa Hotel

Agadir’s new kid on the block, the Sofitel Agadir Thalassa Sea and Spa, is indulgent, elegant, and oh so impressive, striking a mellow and tranquil chord against the smouldering backdrop of this dusty, Atlantic-coast city. Fresh from the exotic, piquant and chaotic haze of Agadir airport, I arrived at the cool, subtle opulence of the
The top 4 luxury spas in France

The top 4 luxury spas in France

France boasts a huge variety of landscapes along with numerous spas that range from exclusive resorts to the ever appealing tiny spa villages. All the luxurious spas in France have the best facilities, so people from all around the world often come here for a relaxing and refreshing holiday. So for those looking for a
Heritage London: a stay at The Rookery Hotel

Heritage London: a stay at The Rookery Hotel

Nestled into an unassuming corner of Clerkenwell, The Rookery is a glorious boutique London hideaway. Occupying the old houses of St Peter’s Lane, and around the corner from Old Smithfield’s Market, the Rookery is slap bang in the centre of London’s historical market heartland. The present Smithfield’s Market was established by an Act of Parliament
Five star luxury in Venice

Five star luxury in Venice

Surely there is no better way to approach a hotel than travelling up the Grand Canal in the beautiful city of Venice. Our destination was the Ca’Sagredo Hotel, formally a 15th Century palace now declared a national monument housing a five star establishment. Our water taxi was greeted at the hotel’s private dock by a
Arriving in style - Mauritius

Arriving in style - Mauritius

Getting to Mauritius from Yorkshire was a pretty straightforward affair: train to Kings Cross, taxi to Paddington, Heathrow Express to Terminal 4 and then a direct flight with Air Mauritius. We had a window seat and adjoining seat and enough leg room to not feel too cramped. We’d deliberately booked an overnight flight and this turned out
Secret London: the St James's Hotel and Club

Secret London: the St James's Hotel and Club

Checking into the St James’s Hotel and Club is an understated affair. This is one of London’s most discrete, boutique hotels, proffering a sophisticated brand of urban luxury; utilized by a core group of discerning London regulars, and (increasingly) a dazzling resume of international dignitaries and global business scions. Condoleezza Rice stayed here last month.
How to live like a Maharaja in Rajasthan

How to live like a Maharaja in Rajasthan

Rajasthan, the ‘Land of Kings’ showcases royal India at its best. Ancient forts and exquisite palaces are the perfect backdrop to the rural beauty of Rajasthan. For hundreds of years, Rajasthani royalty would commission lavish palaces and robust fortresses, most of which are still standing proud today. Many of Rajasthan’s extravagant palaces have since been
3 of the ultimate luxury Peru vacations

3 of the ultimate luxury Peru vacations

If you are tempted by luxury travel in South America, have you considered a trip to Peru? Most luxury travellers to South America associate the continent with attractions like the elegant city of Buenos Aires, the wine regions of central Chile or perhaps the picture postcard settings of Rio de Janeiro. Of course these are
A little luxury in Colombo, Sri Lanka

A little luxury in Colombo, Sri Lanka

“Walk down the stairs, it’s good for you”; commands the late Cyril Gardiner with refreshing disparity directed at the modern (albeit fairly antiquated, in relative terms), golden escalator cage. From an alternative placard a frank (but fair), exchange continues; with Cyril’s tart taunts against tobacco: “the ashes we find may well be yours“. A temperamental
3 luxurious getaways in Japan

3 luxurious getaways in Japan

For those looking to experience a mix of tradition and luxury in Japan, it’s important to choose the right location and accommodation for your getaway. Traveling to Japan has never been easier, as American Airlines has recently launched non-stop flights from New York’s JFK airport to Tokyo Haneda, making it the only airline to run this