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5 steps to the ultimate romantic London getaway

5 steps to the ultimate romantic London getaway

Ah a romantic break in London… what better way could there be to enjoy some valuable time with your loved one? Many of us dream of such a getaway, and it isn’t as hard to arrange as you might think. In fact, if you follow a few essential steps you can thrill your special someone […]

Win fantastic new luggage for your next luxury travel adventure!

Win fantastic new luggage for your next luxury travel adventure!

Thanks to the wonderfully generous people at Property Of… (do have a look at their website – they have some lovely products), we’re delighted to announce that we have some rather fine bags to give away.  We have FOUR of their ‘Marcus Trip’ bags in Dark Olive and FOUR of their ‘Tommy Trip’ bags in Fern […]

5 things you must see on a luxury Tanzanian safari

5 things you must see on a luxury Tanzanian safari

A wildlife safari is the holiday of a lifetime, and not one you’re likely to repeat again and again every year. If you’re headed to Tanzania, or even just thinking about it, then you’re in for an amazing time packed full of unforgettable experiences and memories that will stay with you forever. Here are a […]

The top 5 pool villas in Thailand

The top 5 pool villas in Thailand

Once you’ve stayed in a pool villa you really don’t want to stay anywhere else! Of course, there are some amazing hotel rooms across the world, but who doesn’t love the concept of a pool villa – with generally more space and of course the option to take a dip in privacy, a concept that is […]

Watch turtles nest on Australia's Heron Island

Watch turtles nest on Australia’s Heron Island

The annual turtle nesting season is set to begin on Queensland’s Heron and Wilson Islands, with an abundance of green turtles coming ashore to nest on these two Great Barrier Reef coral cays. It’s a spectacular sight watching turtles coming out of the ocean and laboriously pulling themselves up the beach to lay their eggs, all […]

Photograph of the week: Tattoo artist in French Polynesia

Photograph of the week: Tattoo artist in French Polynesia

Roonui is one of the leading tattoo artists in French Polynesia. Tattooing is a traditional Polynesian art form, and Roonui wears his art as well as creates it. Photographer Bob Krist tells me he was one of the most graceful and dignified people to ever be in front of his lens, and his self-possession in […]

Diving with sharks in the Atlantic

Diving with sharks in the Atlantic

Many new and exciting activities have come about in the last few years in South Africa, but none more exciting than the advent of shark diving in the chilly blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Hundreds of people flock to the small town region of Gansbaai on a daily basis to experience the ultimate adrenaline […]

8 unbelievable floating structures

8 unbelievable floating structures

With the global population on the increase, one of our growing immediate challenges is one of physical space, so it’s perhaps no surprise that concepts are being considered to help re-define how we live. Here are eight unbelievable floating structures that might just help future generations. The eight structures covered are: Aerotel The Underwater City […]

4 top tips for luxury in London this November

4 top tips for luxury in London this November

November is just before the big run-up to the festive season, but that’s not to say that there isn’t absolutely loads going on in the capital as the temperatures begin to drop. As always there’s plenty to please those who like to lean towards the luxury side of life. Here are our top picks for […]

10 places to be in France in the run-up to Christmas

10 places to be in France in the run-up to Christmas

With Christmas only just around the corner (OK, so it’s a short time off… but some of these events start quite soon!), here are 10 festive ideas to start getting you in the mood for the festive season in France. Whether you simply wish to take in the aromas of cinnamon whilst browsing the Christmas […]

Staying at home to explore Sedona

Staying at home to explore Sedona

I’ve done my share of world traveling. I’ve backpacked and hitchhiked, I’ve done a few luxury tours, and I’ve gone the group route. The one thing that all of these different types of travels have in common is the getting out and exploring. No matter if you’re traveling alone, with loved ones or with strangers […]

Take a bite of rustic France at the annual Mourjou Chestnut Festival

Take a bite of rustic France at the annual Mourjou Chestnut Festival

Every year in October, more than 20,000 visitors come to take a bite of rustic France at the annual Mourjou Chestnut Festival. In the heart of the Lot Valley, between the Lot and the Aveyron, go and discover Mourjou (Cantal) and the chestnut that nourished people of the area for ages. Symbol of the Châtaigneraie cantalienne […]

Top tips for the ultimate luxury theatre break in London

Top tips for the ultimate luxury theatre break in London

Few cities in the world are as renowned for their theatre as much as London is. With beautiful hotels, world-class restaurants and sightseeing galore, there are also few places that are as exciting a destination for a luxury theatre break. Here are our tips for planning the perfect theatre break in London. Choose your style […]

Your 10 greatest pet hates about flying

Your 10 greatest pet hates about flying

Lastminute.com has done a survey to identify air passengers’ most irritating in-flight habits. Rather predictably, screaming children is up there, but it’s not the highest one on the list. So what are the things that annoy us most of all? Below is a list of your 10 biggest frustrations. My greatest irritations – people getting […]

Boot camp without the boot

Boot camp without the boot

“When we first moved to France and our American friends came to visit, they’d often comment that they would lose weight despite eating three full meals a day as the French do,” says Libby Pratt, 53, founder of luxury fitness boot camp based in the mediaeval bastide of Lauzerte, Tarn and Garonne. “And that’s how […]

Spa treatments for kids, in case the Maldives wasn't already relaxing enough

Spa treatments for kids, in case the Maldives wasn’t already relaxing enough

Are your kids stressed?  No, I didn’t think so.  And I don’t think they’d be likely to be whilst holidaying in the Maldives.  But, if they should be, the Devarana Spa at the Dusit Thani Maldives has launched a special spa programme called “Happiness for the little one” and it’s all for kids between 6 and […]