Category: Accommodation

Rothay Manor in the Lake District

Short stay: Rothay Manor, Ambleside, Lake District, UK

Rothay Manor is a wonderfully elegant Regency mansion which has become a boutique hotel at the heart of the Lake District. Privately owned by Jamie and Jenna Shails, the hotel is renowned for fine-dining going from strength to strength with Dan McGeorge creatively leading an impressive culinary team. Although the house remains true to its […]

Wild Lakeland venison

Short stay: The Black Bull, Sedbergh, Cumbria, UK

It is a journey that has brought a Japanese Thinking Bath, kokedama mossball rooted plants and potent wasabi vodka to small-town Cumbria. Nina Matsunaga, born of Japanese parents in Düsseldorf, and James Ratcliffe, born just down the dry-stone-wall-bordered road, have put Sedbergh on the foodies’ global map. Guests travel from afar for East / West […]

Bawah Resort in Indonesia

The most ultra-luxurious island retreats you need to know about!

What could be better than an island retreat to ease back into the rhythm of traveling? It’s certainly one of the best solutions if you want to avoid the crowds, but equally a reward towards yourself for the tough times we’ve all had to face recently. In case you don’t know where to start looking, […]

Excited for vegan luxury travel in Southeast Asia

Excited for vegan luxury travel in Southeast Asia

As the COVID-19 vaccine roll out gathers speed and infection numbers worldwide are slowly shrinking, the possibility of travel during 2021 could become a reality, and for us that means vegan luxury travel in Southeast Asia. Currently quarantine is still a pre requisite for travel throughout the region but ‘vaccine passports’ are being discussed alongside […]

5 top Mallorca wedding venues

5 top Mallorca wedding venues

In today’s secular times, when traditional religious ceremonies have fallen like dominoes, weddings have increasingly become ad hoc affairs. My brother married his betrothed on a beach in Koh Tao. They made their own vows and rituals to make it meaningful to themselves and the friends and relatives who attended. The ceremony ended in a […]

Short stay: The Roseate Reading, Berkshire, UK

Short stay: The Roseate Reading, Berkshire, UK

It has been some journey. Shire Hall for the County of Berkshire, completed in 1911, has become Reading’s only five star hotel, recently described as “the UK’s sexiest townhouse”. Boldly built in Queen Anne symmetrical style, facing onto Forbury Gardens and its bandstand, with a central three bay portico framed by Doric order columns, today […]

Top 5 golf hotels in Scotland

Top 5 golf hotels in Scotland

With the arrival of spring, it is time to go outdoors, enjoy nature and do it responsibly, leaving no trace behind! Paths are there to be explored on leisurely walks, long-distance trails want to be hiked and discovered. Cycling routes can be enjoyed, maybe while pedalling along on a new bicycle or even with the […]

South Africa’s first varietal-based wine route

South Africa’s first varietal-based wine route

At the tip of a continent, at the birthplace of winemaking in the Southern Hemisphere, the Constantia Wine Route is proud to launch a South African first – a varietal-based wine route. At this elegant confluence of ancient soils and a unique microclimate comes a celebration of the noble Sauvignon Blanc. The brand new Constantia […]

Unique places to stay in South Africa

Unique places to stay in South Africa

South Africa is one of those destinations that has everything to offer for travellers, irrelevant if they are looking for culture, natural wonders, history or even culinary delights. It does’t matter how many times you’ve visited this stunning country, there is always more to explore, more to experience and certainly more to learn. Those who […]

5 of Asia's best luxury fitness retreats

5 of Asia’s best luxury fitness retreats

Let’s imagine a world where we can travel again freely and enjoy everything that a destination offers. Now think about your body overhaul to get back on that fitness track. Combining a well-deserved luxury break with finding your fittest self is going to be so popular once international borders re-open. Asia is perfectly placed to […]

The 5 best luxury hotels in Scotland

The 5 best luxury hotels in Scotland

Scotland is one of the four countries that comprise the United Kingdom and the most northerly of the Union. It is a land famous for its beautiful highlands, castles, rivers, and lochs. Moreover, this is the ancestral home of golf with splendid courses as famous as Scottish whisky that was first distilled here in the […]

Savoy Palace in Funchal

A touch of luxury in Funchal, Madeira

With Madeira now accepting UK tourists (albeit with certain testing criteria both on arrival and departure), we thought we would introduce you to some lovely 5-star hotels.  Located in the capital of Madeira – Funchal – all of the hotels shown have a TripAdvisor rating of at least 4.5 out of 5.  In fact, several […]

My 10 favorite luxury hotels in Charleston, South Carolina

My 10 favorite luxury hotels in Charleston, South Carolina

We all see Charleston continue to make many of the “best of” lists, and it’s clearly a favorite for a lot of tourists. Before Covid, the city was seeing well over seven million visitors each year, and since all of these people need places to stay, I wanted to share 10 of my favorite luxury […]

Sustainable luxury at Six Senses resorts in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam

Sustainable luxury at Six Senses resorts in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam

Since spending our honeymoon at Six Senses Ninh Vanh Bay in Vietnam, during 2010, we have remained fans of this luxury brand who have sustainability as one of their core values. With new and exciting resorts due to open during 2021 in Spain, India and Israel, we’re confident that Six Senses will continue to innovate […]

5 amazing holistic healing retreats in Asia

5 amazing holistic healing retreats in Asia

Over the last year, we’ve seen our physical and emotional selves suffer. We were isolated from family and friends, lost our health and wellness routines, and our grounding in life. As we begin to think about future travel adventures, how can we address the healing process and destress at the same time? Asia offers the […]

The best 5 luxury resorts in the Algarve

The best 5 luxury resorts in the Algarve

The Algarve is an area on the southernmost tip of Portugal, blessed with a warm and sunny climate, fine white sandy beaches, and glorious scenery. A redeveloped area, the Algarve retains the charm of quaint fishing villages. It also boasts a coastline lined with fine restaurants, bars, and villas. The Algarve is famous for its […]