Category: Accommodation

Short stay: Slaley Hall, Slaley, Hexham, Northumberland, UK

Short stay: Slaley Hall, Slaley, Hexham, Northumberland, UK

Slaley Hall is a large hotel set in a 1,000 acre Northumberland estate, between Consett and Hexham, and part of the QHotels chain. This elegant Edwardian mansion enjoys a winding approach that gives a feeling of grandeur before you even reach the main building. Enjoying a rural location surrounded by moorland and forest, the hotel […]

Luxury travel Las Vegas style

Luxury travel Las Vegas style

They say what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. And though this gambling capital of the world is known as “Sin City”, there are actually countless luxury and family experiences to be had. Between the countless breathtaking show options, gorgeous resorts, and pools, plus restaurants and local attractions, there is more than one way to […]

Top 5 wilderness and splendid isolation holidays

Top 5 wilderness and splendid isolation holidays

It’s not that you’re not sociable, you just want to get away from it all. Us too. For those off-the-grid moments that we all crave, here’s our pick of the five best remote places for when silence is golden. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, British Colombia, Canada An intimate retreat in the picture-postcard backwaters of Clayoquot Sound in […]

On safari in 9 private houses: the perfect family trip

On safari in 9 private houses: the perfect family trip

My own childhood memories of going on safari determined the entire arc of my adult life. In some way, those delicious safari feelings, smells and sights are the treasures that I have been chasing, ever since I came home from the Kruger Park for the first time. It wasn’t until I had my own children […]

California luxury: Santa Barbara bliss

California luxury: Santa Barbara bliss

I am sure we don’t need too much introduction to California, with it’s incredible diversity and 1200 odd miles coastline. It is a great state for a road trip, and a popular stop on any California Road Trip is Santa Barbara, situated on the sunny California Coast, about 100 miles north of LA. It is […]

5 best beach breaks in Bahia, Brazil

5 best beach breaks in Bahia, Brazil

Brazil’s northern state of Bahia has seen an enormous increase in popularity amongst international tourists seeking a secluded, luxury beach retreat. For many years, the golden sands and crystal blue waters of this sun-soaked Brazilian paradise were neglected by visitors from abroad; the international tourists favouring the glossy resorts surrounding Rio de Janeiro. No longer […]

Family fun on a Little Londoners package

Family fun on a Little Londoners package

London is a great city to visit with family as there is so much to do, whether you’re travelling with very little ones or teenagers, or both.  But what’s really important, I find, is to make sure you’re centrally located to make the most of all that the capital has to offer. The Trafalgar St. […]

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Bali’s tremendous destination wedding venue

Bali is already regarded as a top honeymoon destination. And rightly so. However, with Bali now known as the top holiday destination on the planet it’s no surprise that it has seen a sharp increase in the number of wedding parties descending to the island to celebrate the occasion in their own little paradise. And […]

5 of the most luxurious foodie places to stay in Australia

5 of the most luxurious foodie places to stay in Australia

The level of luxury in hotels in Australia has risen markedly in recent years. The model for luxury in Australia often combines some of the country’s stunning natural attractions with a high thread count on the sheets and amazing food and wine. All five of the hotels on this list are located in an area […]

Top 5 luxury family safari properties in Tanzania

Top 5 luxury family safari properties in Tanzania

Many people feel nervous at the thought of going on safari with their kids, and many properties don’t accept children below a certain age. However, taking your family on safari can be an amazing adventure, and it’s all about making sure you choose the right places to stay – ones that can tailor the safari […]

Exploring Barbados from your luxury villa base

Exploring Barbados from your luxury villa base

Located in the eastern Caribbean, there is little question as to why Barbados is such a popular location for holidaymakers seeking a slice of heaven.  When you team that with a luxury vacation rental property you really are looking at creating the holiday of a lifetime with memories that will endure forever.  From one of […]

5 of the best places to see the Great Migration

5 of the best places to see the Great Migration

When we ask our younger clients what first inspired them to take an African safari, often they tell us that it was watching Disney’s The Lion King. Some of the film’s most memorable scenes include the parading and stampeding of hundreds of animals, so it’s no surprise it makes quite an impression. But watching the Great […]

5 star beds for the best sleep-outs in Africa

5 star beds for the best sleep-outs in Africa

Sleeping out, under the African night sky is the insomniac’s dream. On safari the entertainment never stops and outside, all the channels are switched on at once. Between a heaven that is alive with satellites, stars, planets and planes and the bush that loudly goes about its gossip and business, the miracle of a great […]

5 of the most seductive stays on Mallorca

5 of the most seductive stays on Mallorca

Mallorca’s effortless sophistication and seductive Mediterranean charms have been enchanting travelers for decades, and continue to entice even the most seasoned traveler with a swoon worthy lullaby of sun, sea and serenity. From luxury stays with soul and hilltop villages that glow golden in the sun to hidden coves of shimmering aquamarine and a symphony […]

Florence and Rome: 5 hotel gems from the Lungarno Collection

Florence and Rome: 5 hotel gems from the Lungarno Collection

Italy is one of the world’s most romantic destinations, and home to some of the world’s best luxury hotels. Among them is the Lungarno Collection which belongs to the family of high-fashion Italian shoemaker, Salvatore Ferragamo. The collection’s unique series of palazzo hotels can be found at strategic locations in Rome and Florence so, next […]

Top hotels in the world’s most underrated cities

Top hotels in the world’s most underrated cities

They don’t get the high level of attention as much as their neighbouring capitals, but these lesser-known cities are starting to come out from their rival’s shadows and emerge as some of our favourite destinations. We’ve hand-picked a few of the most exclusive hotels which not only elude notes of luxury and elegance, but are […]