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A very grown-up restaurant in Manchester's Northern Quarter

A very grown-up restaurant in Manchester’s Northern Quarter

Manchester’s Northern Quarter is famous for its Bohemian vibes and many bars, cafés, music and record shops situated north of the city. TNQ Resturant & Bar is a hidden gem of a modern British/European restaurant situated right in the heart of the area, once a storage warehouse for the old Smithfield fish markets, but now […]

Special feature: Congham Hall, near King's Lynn, Norfolk, UK

Special feature: Congham Hall, near King’s Lynn, Norfolk, UK

If you are looking for somewhere to totally relax and unwind, then you’d be hard-pressed to find somewhere more peaceful than Congham Hall where we have just spent the past week. Recently named as winner of the Best UK Small Hotel at the International Hotel Awards, this Georgian country house is home to a hotel, […]

Luxury family escapes: 5 of the world's most unique experiences

Luxury family escapes: 5 of the world’s most unique experiences

With such busy lifestyles, there is no comparable luxury than spending quality time together as a family. Searching for the right family holiday can be an overwhelming task, particularly if you are looking for a range of engaging activities to occupy your children. Here are some inspirational ideas to help you narrow down the right […]

5 surprisingly luxurious New York City hotels

5 surprisingly luxurious New York City hotels

Known for premium nightly rates even at modest hotels, New York City can be a difficult place to find luxury lodging at value. But thanks to a growing number of boutique hotels focused on the efficiency-minded traveler, high-end accommodations at mid-range prices have become increasingly more available. The next time you visit the Big Apple, consider one of these surprisingly luxurious New York City […]

6 of the best luxury hotels at the world's most iconic locations

6 of the best luxury hotels at the world’s most iconic locations

There are certain sites in the world which many of us would count as ‘must see’ travel highlights. For some of these iconic spots there are nearby places to stay which really do have the best positions imaginable. Staying in such top luxury properties very much adds to the experience of these very special places. […]

Suite of the week: The Tudor Suite at the Milestone Hotel, London, UK

Suite of the week: The Tudor Suite at the Milestone Hotel, London, UK

Suite name: The Tudor Suite Hotel name: The Milestone Hotel Location: London, UK Size of accommodation: 585 sq ft Cost per night: £1,100 What makes it special: Decadence personified, the Tudor Suite not only offers 24-hour butler service and a private Bentley on demand, it has its very own minstrels gallery above a separate sitting room. A 3.3m-high ceiling is adorned […]

Million dollar views: 6 of the world's best city hotel views

Million dollar views: 6 of the world’s best city hotel views

There are many reasons to pay “over the top” for a hotel. Some pay for the service, some for the brand name associated with it, some for the dining options at hand, while others to be a part of history in iconic hotels. But there are a select few who are willing to shell out […]

Top 10 places in South America to visit this Easter

Top 10 places in South America to visit this Easter

South America is very proud of its Roman Catholic heritage and traditions, and none more so than the present with the recent appointment of the first South American Pope, Pope Francis. If you are deliberating on where to go in South America this Easter, then here are 10 ideas that will help you make up […]

Top 10 places in Africa to visit this Easter

Top 10 places in Africa to visit this Easter

Have you still not yet planned what you’re doing this Easter? Easter has a social and spiritual dimension in Africa, and is a time when families love to come together. If you are looking to get away with your family this Easter – or perhaps just as a couple – then here are 10 fantastic […]

See London's Pompeii exhibition, then visit the site itself on an expert-led Amalfi cruise

See London’s Pompeii exhibition, then visit the site itself on an expert-led Amalfi cruise

In 2013, Peter Sommer Travels offers discerning travellers a unique opportunity. Only this year, is it possible to combine a visit to the British Museum’s sensational exhibition Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum with a cruise around the Bay of Naples, to experience those famous sites, destroyed and thus preserved for posterity by the […]

7 top tips for travel PR companies pitching to bloggers

7 top tips for travel PR companies pitching to bloggers

A while ago I wrote an article titled 7 top tips for running a successful travel blog.   It proved quite popular so hear I am back again, but this time with a slightly different slant on things.  As a travel blogger, I receive pitches from PR companies on a daily basis – often many […]

The best of Dumfries & Galloway

The best of Dumfries & Galloway

My local stomping ground, Dumfries and Galloway, is often overshadowed by the popular Highland areas.  However, the south west corner if often more accessible and can offer just as many jaw-dropping sites as its northern equivalent. Access to the area is easiest by car.  It is the first region across the border but is around […]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for Easter

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for Easter

Easter is upon us – quicker than ever it seems this year, given that Easter falls early.  Even if it feels more like Christmas outside still – depending on what part of the world you are in – here are our top 10 luxury gift ideas to whet your appetite (quite literally, in some cases!) […]

Top 10 places in Europe to visit this Easter

Top 10 places in Europe to visit this Easter

Looking for inspiration on what to do or where to go this Easter? Then look no further! We’ve saved you the legwork by compiling 10 great ideas for a luxury European break during the festive season. Perhaps you’d like to experience a traditional Spanish Easter celebration or wish to find somewhere with guaranteed skiing this […]

Infographic: all about cruise holidays

Infographic: all about cruise holidays

Ever wondered how big a cruise ship really is, or how many passengers they can hold? Or how many people go on cruise holidays and what the most popular locations are for cruising? These facts and more have been neatly compiled in the following infographic put together by the leading cruise deal specialist, Cruise1st. The […]

5 hotel openings to look out for in 2013

5 hotel openings to look out for in 2013

Despite the doom and gloom about the global economy, the luxury travel industry still seems to be holding up well and luxury hotels and resorts continue to spring up around the world.  Here we’ve picked out 5 to look out for in 2013, from a gourmet retreat in Fiji through to a high rise hotel […]