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Top 10 essential travel items for the Summer

Top 10 essential travel items for the Summer

Going somewhere special this Summer?  Whether it’s an adventure in the Amazon or the beach in Barbados, why not treat yourself first to one of these great Summer accessories?  We have everything from water bottles to jetskis so quite a diverse range of gifts! So, without further ado, here’s our selection of the top 10
Top 10 luxury city breaks in Europe

Top 10 luxury city breaks in Europe

Considering a European city getaway?  Here we give you a round up on 10 of the best places to while away a weekend – or longer – in a number of Europe’s top cities. Whether it’s last year’s Olympic host city of London, the traditional romance of Paris or the vibrancy of Barcelona, you’re sure
Top 10 luxury country breaks in Europe

Top 10 luxury country breaks in Europe

If you’re looking to escape the city this Summer, in favour of somewhere more rural, then how about a country getaway in Europe?  Here we’ve rounded up 10 of the best plays to stay across the continent where you can truly get away from it all and forget the pressures and stresses of urban life.
10 of the best places in the world for travel photography

10 of the best places in the world for travel photography

National Geographic’s Jim Richardson – a photojournalist whose work first appeared in the National Geographic almost 30 years ago – was recently asked to compile a bucket list of his 10 most iconic places in the world for photographers. Apparently, it didn’t take long. Here are the 10 places he chose: Antarctica Venice, Italy Machu Picchu,
The 10 most expensive cities in the world

The 10 most expensive cities in the world

Tokyo, traditionally regarded as one of the most expensive cities in the world, no longer tops those rankings. The global cost of living survey conducted by ECA International sees them fall from 1st to 6th, whilst cities in Norway (due to the strong krone) and Africa are now regarded as the most expensive places to
Top 10 designer sunglasses for Summer 2013

Top 10 designer sunglasses for Summer 2013

With Summer now well and truly upon us, and no doubt many of you heading for sunnier climes this year, we thought we’d do a quick round-up of some of the best sunglasses currently on the market. Here we’ve selected 10 luxurious-yet-affordable designs for you to choose from. Please tell us which ones you like
The luxury travel secret of empty leg flights

The luxury travel secret of empty leg flights

According to private jet charter company ElJet, one of the best-kept secrets in the jet charter industry is empty leg flights (also sometimes known as ‘deadhead’ flights). These opportunities arise when a private or corporate jet has to return empty to its point of origin, perhaps because the previous passenger(s) just wanted a one-way journey.
Special feature: Intercontinental Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Special feature: Intercontinental Hong Kong, Hong Kong

As you pass through its doors to the lobby and gaze upon the view through the ceiling-high windows at the distance, there is no doubt what the main attraction at the Intercontinental Hong Kong is. Sitting on a protruding promenade in Kowloon, the hotel is in a prime position to view Hong Kong Island as it
The top 10 luxury swimsuits to be seen in this Summer

The top 10 luxury swimsuits to be seen in this Summer

Following on from our top 10 luxury bikinis to be seen in this Summer which was posted just a few days ago, here’s our guide to the top 10 swimsuits to be seen in this Summer also. This season there will be some bold prints and retro pieces and, swimsuits in white – which looks
The top 10 luxury bikinis to be seen in this Summer

The top 10 luxury bikinis to be seen in this Summer

Summer is finally upon us and so what better time to do a round-up on the top 10 luxury bikinis to be seen in this Summer.  Whether you’re heading for the beach, lounging by the pool, or just want to look good on your own private yacht, you are sure to find something here to
Win £500 to spend at Orlebar Brown!

Win £500 to spend at Orlebar Brown!

Here at A Luxury Travel Blog we’ve joined forces with Orlebar Brown to give you the chance to win £500 worth of goods from them. Inspired by 1960s poolside utopia, the Orlebar Brown world draws inspiration from the iconic pictures of Slim Aarons of Riviera and Palm Beach life during that decade. Orlebar Brown has
10 of the most popular travel videos of all time

10 of the most popular travel videos of all time

Here we’ve compiled a round-up of 10 of the most popular official tourist board videos to be found on YouTube.  We won’t claim to have identified them all, but hopefully we’ve picked out most of them. If you know of others, please let us know in the comments and perhaps we can do a follow-up
10 top tips on how to widen the appeal of your travel blog

10 top tips on how to widen the appeal of your travel blog

Earlier this year I wrote a post titled ‘7 top tips to running a successful travel blog‘ which proved to be quite popular. If you’ve been following all the tips there, hopefully you are starting to see some benefits from your efforts, so here I’d like to take that post a little further and give
Underwater hotel in Dubai

Underwater hotel in Dubai

In Dubai it seems everything is possible and one of the latest projects is an underwater hotel known as the Water Discus Hotel. The hotel comprises two discs – an underwater and above-water one. This combination will allow guests to admire the depths of the ocean while making the most of the warm climate. The two
The ultimate hotel check-in, complete with 24-carat gold iPad

The ultimate hotel check-in, complete with 24-carat gold iPad

This was a tweet that certainly caught my eye this week: @BurjAlArab: “Today we launched exclusive 24 carat gold iPads, designed specifically for Burj Al Arab, for our in-house guests.”  Yes… that’s right… guests checking at the Burj Al Arab in Dubai are being treated to 24 carat gold iPads for the duration of the
Photograph of the week: Leopard in the Maasai Mara

Photograph of the week: Leopard in the Maasai Mara

This leopard is called Fig and was there in the tree with his mother Acacia. They are two of the resident leopards that live near Porini Lion Camp in the Olare Orok Conservancy, Maasai Mara. Photographer Mohanjeet Brar was with the Porini Lion Camp Maasai guides who know the leopards’ territory well and that morning