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Sustainable safaris in South Luangwa

Sustainable safaris in South Luangwa

We’re drinking our morning coffee, still rubbing the sleep from our eyes, when we spot two male lions, lying high up on the bank, on the other side of the Luangwa River. It’s hard to tell who is watching who. Are we the watchers or the watched? Rapidly finishing our coffee, we drive the one […]

Short stay: Bay Tree Hotel, Broadstairs, Kent, UK

Short stay: Bay Tree Hotel, Broadstairs, Kent, UK

High on Broadstairs’ Eastern Esplanade, looking down on Stone Bay’s white cliffs and golden beach, The Bay Tree Hotel has stunning views. The name comes from a bay tree flourishing in the back garden that is probably Kent’s oldest and largest specimen. After a lengthy £1 million renovation this 10 room boutique red brick hotel, […]

Are these the most luxurious treehouses in the UK?

Are these the most luxurious treehouses in the UK?

Whilst COVID has, without doubt, been a huge detriment to the travel industry, there are some businesses that have worked tirelessly during successive lockdowns to improve the quality of their existing offering. One such business is Mallinson’s Woodland Retreat, a luxurious adults-only resort with a difference. Mallinson’s in fact already lends itself extremely well to […]

Luxury volunteer vacation Bali

Doing good in 2022

Happy New Year! If 2021 was the year when travel got back on its feet, here’s to 2022 being the year that travel runs again. My encouragement to you is to remember the ‘forgotten victims’ of COVID – those communities dependent on tourism who have lost their livelihoods and become unable to provide for their […]

Are these the 22 best holiday destinations for 2022?

Are these the 22 best holiday destinations for 2022?

Some of you have already seen the clock strike midnight and welcomed in the New Year, but most of us aren’t quite there at the time of writing. But wherever you happen to be in the world, we would like to take this opportunity to wish all readers of A Luxury Travel Blog a very […]

22+ luxury travel events to attend in 2022

22+ luxury travel events to attend in 2022

2021 has been another long and difficult year for the travel industry. If you turn the clock back to the start of the year, I don’t think it would be unreasonable to assume that travel would have made a significant recovery by the Summer, what with the roll-out of vaccines, and so on. However, all […]

20 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas – US & Canada edition

20 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas – US & Canada edition

Buying a special gift for someone at Christmas can be quite challenging sometimes, especially if you’re treating someone who already seems to have everything they want. But don’t despair – we have some great gifts for the lady in your life with this round-up of festive gift ideas. Spoil her this Christmas with one of […]

20 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas – US & Canada edition

20 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas – US & Canada edition

Christmas is upon us once again! Whether you’re a regular visitor to our Christmas gift guides, or in need of a little inspiration and some ideas for what to buy him this year, we’re hope you’ll find this post useful. There’s are some really useful and practical items in this round-up – everything from a […]

20 luxury food and drink treats to enjoy this Christmas – US & Canada edition

20 luxury food and drink treats to enjoy this Christmas – US & Canada edition

Christmas is a time to celebrate with friends and/or family, a time of fun, often interspersed with a little over-indulgence. But it is Christmas after all! Whatever your Christmas dinner consists of this year, here are some treats to enjoy over the festive period. For our other Christmas gift guides, please visit the following links: […]

20 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas - UK & Europe edition

20 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas – UK & Europe edition

Finding her the perfect Christmas gift can be a little daunting sometimes. Our round-up of luxury gift ideas will hopefully give you some much-needed inspiration with some great suggestions that any lady who is regularly on the move will be sure to love. We have everything from fashion accessories to gadgets, and a lot more […]

20 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas - UK & Europe edition

20 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas – UK & Europe edition

It’s that time of year again… is it just me or does Christmas come around more quickly each year?! And even though this year hasn’t been great for travel, there’s still plenty of inspiration out there for travel gifts, not to mention plenty of optimism for a new year of fun-filled travel ahead. Treat him […]

Short stay: Abbey Farm glamping, Alby, North Norfolk, UK

Short stay: Abbey Farm glamping, Alby, North Norfolk, UK

Abbey Farm takes glamping to new levels of indulgence. Look out from the private hot tub on your terrace, Abbey Farm gin in hand, to take in panoramic views of Norfolk’s big skies views. Meanwhile, in the kitchen there is dough to roll out pizzas from a Bertie’s nudja pizza kit before slipping them into […]

20 luxury food and drink treats to enjoy this Christmas - UK & Europe edition

20 luxury food and drink treats to enjoy this Christmas – UK & Europe edition

Christmas is a time to treat yourselves a little… to spend time with family, friends and some unforgettable food and drink… that’s all you need for a truly unforgettable Christmas, isn’t it?! This year, to make Christmas extra special, we’ve rounded up some festive food and drink treats to allow you to truly indulge – […]

Local food and drink producers to look out for on your next trip to Devon

Local food and drink producers to look out for on your next trip to Devon

Devon isn’t just known for its spectacular coastline and beautiful beaches. The county has also long had a superb reputation for its exceptional food and drink. As well as being home to three Michelin star restaurants and a number of celebrity-owned restaurants, it’s of course also renowned for cream teas, fish and chips, cheese, cider, […]

Flying from the UK to Spain (and back) during the pandemic - getting through the red tape

Flying from the UK to Spain (and back) during the pandemic – getting through the red tape

I recently flew from Manchester to Malaga in order to visit the luxury resort of Sotogrande and, given that many people are travelling overseas again for the first time in a long time, I thought it might be helpful to document my experience of all the ‘red tape’ in case it helps others who are […]

Short stay: SO/ Sotogrande, Sotogrande, Andalucia, Spain

Short stay: SO/ Sotogrande, Sotogrande, Andalucia, Spain

SO/ Sotogrande is the tenth and newest addition to Accor’s SO/ hotel brand, with fifteen more scheduled to open. Set in an exclusive gated community in Sotogrande, this is a luxury brand but with a distinctly rebellious twist – each SO/ hotel has its own unique identity and flair, whilst still acknowledging its roots. In […]