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Travel video of the week: Discover Spain's culture

Travel video of the week: Discover Spain’s culture

Spain’s cultural richness is unique, brilliant and diverse. A luxury for the senses! Where to begin? In Spain you’ll find unique monuments, as well as outstanding museums and masterpieces of universal art. You can stroll around cities that will transport you back to past times, and choose from an exciting array of cultural events… 2,000 […]

19 must-see destinations in 2019

19 must-see destinations in 2019

Ever wondered what the next hot destinations are likely to be? British Airways has come up with its own predictions for the year ahead, choosing 19 must-see destinations for 2019, as determined by new routes and exciting events happening around the globe. Without further ado, here are the 19 they’re saying you should look out […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

Short stay: Jumeirah Hotel, Frankfurt

Short stay: Jumeirah Hotel, Frankfurt

Ninety-nine metres of aspirational floor-to-ceiling-plate glass windows and steel soars into Frankfurt’s sky. The Jumeirah is an opulent hotel power-dressing in a dynamic city which hosts both the German Stock Exchange and the European Central Bank. Centuries-old traditions of hospitality are celebrated by Jumeirah Hotels which originate from the sands of Arabia. Chilled juices are […]

Vuelio Blog Awards 2018

Vuelio Blog Awards 2018

I am delighted to announce that A Luxury Travel Blog has been shortlisted for another award. Earlier this week, an email landed in my inbox, congratulating me on being shortlisted as a finalist for the Travel & Leisure Category in the Vuelio Blog Awards 2018. Vuelio, for those who don’t know, is a leading UK […]

Luxury travel treats: glamping accessories special

Luxury travel treats: glamping accessories special

Are you partial to camping in luxury? The term ‘glamping’ has been around for some time and refers to ‘glamorous camping’. In short, it’s like camping but with all the comforts of home – a proper bed, feather duvet, and often Wi-Fi and running water. And if you want to make the experience that little […]

Short stay: Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia

Short stay: Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia

This week I travelled to Sydney for just four nights to attend the seventh edition of Luxperience, a three and a half day luxury travel trade forum connecting many of the world’s most exclusive travel providers in the southern hemisphere. It was therefore an opportunity to network with a number of people within the industry […]

Why is Dian Fossey a key icon for gorilla tourism and conservation?

Why is Dian Fossey a key icon for gorilla tourism and conservation?

Not long after arriving in the Virunga Mountains of Rwanda, your guides will likely be telling you plenty of stories about an American woman by the name of Dian Fossey. A researcher, activist, and advocate for the mountain gorilla, her actions played a big role in ensuring this species survival to this point in history. […]

What to order at a Greek taverna

What to order at a Greek taverna

Tourists from all over the world visit Greece every Summer raving about how beautiful the sea is, how the islands and the towns are even more mesmerizing in person than in pictures and how hospitable the Greeks actually are.  Then it’s time to eat. To taste the renowned Greek cuisine that has been praised by […]

Top 5 off-the-beaten-track camps in Tanzania

Top 5 off-the-beaten-track camps in Tanzania

Today, Tanzania is one of the most popular destinations for first-time safari-goers and safari aficionados alike. This is because it always delivers in terms of incredible wildlife viewing and wonderful scenery – and in northern Tanzania, there’s bags of culture too! It really is a magical place to visit. However, travellers can be put off […]

5 reasons why New Zealand could be the next food capital of the world

5 reasons why New Zealand could be the next food capital of the world

I admit when I arrived here in New Zealand more than 20 years ago, food was not something that impressed me or many people travelling from overseas. There was a time when the New Zealand dinner was based on a Sunday Roast with potatoes and wedge, sausages on a BBQ, or some fish and chips […]

Short stay: Stoke Park Country Club, Spa and Hotel, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, UK

Short stay: Stoke Park Country Club, Spa and Hotel, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, UK

Famed for its appearances in numerous films – Bridget Jones’s Diary, Goldfinger, Tomorrow Never Dies, Layer Cake and more – Stoke Park is clearly a firm favourite with Pinewood Studios (just 5 miles away) and the British film industry. But if appearances in major movies wasn’t enough to convince you, Britain’s first country club’s many […]

Special feature: The Hayloft, Cumrew, Eden Valley, Cumbria, UK

Special feature: The Hayloft, Cumrew, Eden Valley, Cumbria, UK

Our latest trip was to the Eden Valley on the eastern side of Cumbria. Whilst many visitors to the county head for the Lake District, areas that are peripheral to the UK’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site are often overlooked. Those who venture further afield than the confines of the National Park are rewarded with […]

The Greek gods' answer to luxury accommodation in Thessaloniki

The Greek gods’ answer to luxury accommodation in Thessaloniki

Greece’s second largest city, Thessaloniki, is impossible not to fall in love with. Even the ancient Greek gods could watch over it tenderly from their home on Mount Olympus. Thessaloniki is the Balkans’ answer to Istanbul; a beautiful melting pot of different cultures, architectural genres, where ancient wonders blend seamlessly with outstanding modern architecture. Thessaloniki […]

Luxury travel treats: Lumie Zest light, Bugaboo Fox pushchair and more

Luxury travel treats: Lumie Zest light, Bugaboo Fox pushchair and more

The focus for this week’s round-up is on products that make travel a little easier, whether it be a gadget to combat jet lag, a travel pushchair system that makes trips with little ones more bearable, portable skin care products or even iPhone wires that last. We hope you find something here that enables you […]

How to plan for a retirement filled with luxury travel

How to plan for a retirement filled with luxury travel

Ever wondered how some people seemingly manage to enjoy a life of perpetual luxury travel? Do you look at those Facebook posts from your friends that show they’re living the life of Riley and wonder ‘how?’, or get Instagram envy whenever you see yet another beautiful photograph from some far-flung destination? I talked about some […]