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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 […]

The best luxury retreats in Latin America for photographers

The best luxury retreats in Latin America for photographers

With landmasses than span mountain ranges, deserts, icefields, rainforest, salt-plains, rivers and savannahs, Latin America’s natural diversity is one of the region’s greatest attractions. Speckled with sophisticated modern metropolises and older towns of crumbling colonial charm, the human element is equally as compelling. For those with a keen interest in photography, the cocktail of cultural […]

35 fun things to do in Dubai (plus a bonus one!)

35 fun things to do in Dubai (plus a bonus one!)

Dubai is the Disneyland of cities with a seemingly endless amount of things to do. To give you some inspiration for your next holiday to Dubai we’ve managed to narrow it down (and we use the term loosely), so here are the top 35 things to do in Dubai (in no particular order). If you […]

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Discover the Barcelona modernist route

Modernisme, or Catalan Modernism, came to Barcelona at the end of the 19th century. This architectural style, similar to the Art Nouveau movement, played a major role in indicating the social status of the then infamous bourgeoisie. Rich clients used to employ well-known architects to design them a Modernista house, complete with the style’s recognisable […]

Photograph of the week: Portland Head Lighthouse, Cape Elizabeth, Casco Bay, Maine, USA

Photograph of the week: Portland Head Lighthouse, Cape Elizabeth, Casco Bay, Maine, USA

“The rocky ledge runs far into the sea, And on its outer point, some miles away, The Lighthouse lifts its massive masonry, A pillar of fire by night, of cloud by day…” In 1849, poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow began his poem “The Lighthouse” with this stanza in what was widely believed to be an ode […]

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The top 5 reasons you need to visit the Silver Coast of Portugal

The Silver Coast of Portugal, also known as the Costa de Prata is a region in Portugal that stretches from Lisbon to Figueira da Foz, though on some searches, the area can be defined as far north as Porto. It is a region where mass tourism has not taken hold, but is developing rapidly as […]

Exploring the Hawaiian island of Kauai

Exploring the Hawaiian island of Kauai

Kauai is the fourth largest and oldest of the Hawaiian Islands. Known as ‘The Garden Isle’ it has a perimeter of 90 miles of secluded coastline with lush vegetation, majestic valleys, captivating cliffs, tropical rainforest, waterfalls, rivers and breathtakingly beautiful beaches. Kauai is the result of volcanic eruption, with a crater in the centre of […]

Beach destinations to die for

Beach destinations to die for

For many countries around the globe, the summer holidays are just about to begin, while others have already begun. With the kid’s off school, now’s the best time to whisk your family off for the perfect Muslim friendly summer holiday. If you’re aren’t as lucky as other destinations that get to enjoy the sun almost […]

Photograph of the week: Mount Kirkjufell and Kirkjufellsfoss, Iceland

Photograph of the week: Mount Kirkjufell and Kirkjufellsfoss, Iceland

At 463 metres (1,519 feet), Kirkjufell mountain in Iceland is hardly a towering behemoth. (For reference, Mount Everest is 8,850 metres/29,035 feet.) This doesn’t make it any less arresting, however. What makes this Iceland’s most photographed mountain? A combination of things. Its unique, pyramid-like shape. A landscape of ever-changing, always exquisite colours. The picture-perfect three-forked […]

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 […]

Inspiration on the French Riviera

Inspiration on the French Riviera

So much more than just a coastline, the French Riviera is dotted with hidden gems steeped in local history, excellent cuisine and artists hideaways, discretely located alongside the region’s world-renowned glamour. Head inland from the waterfront bustle to explore towns immersed in rich Mediterranean culture, where pristine vineyards hug hillside contours and an array of […]

Top 10 beaches in Greece

Top 10 beaches in Greece

It’s summer and we have already begun our refreshing dips in the clear waters in Greece. As we are relaxing by the water we can’t help but wonder where to go for our summer vacations. A brilliant idea would be to book at an island that has been voted to have one of the best […]

5 things to do in Iceland in Summer, for the more discerning traveler

5 things to do in Iceland in Summer, for the more discerning traveler

Traveling to Iceland in the Summer can be both magical and tricky. On the one hand you may be rewarded with great weather and flourishing flora. On the other it is often hailed as the ‘busy time of year’ with hotel spaces sometimes being hard to come by if booking last minute. But if you […]

Top tips for planning your trip to The Open

Top tips for planning your trip to The Open

The British Open as it’s known in the U.S., or just The Openas it’s known in Great Britain, is the most prestigious tournament in golf. It happens every July at one of several rotating golf courses in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Playing the courses themselves is a bucket list treat for many golf enthusiasts, but […]

Photograph of the week: Stegastein viewpoint, Norway

Photograph of the week: Stegastein viewpoint, Norway

A must-stop for anyone travelling between Oslo and Bergen, Flam sits plum in the middle of UNESCO World Heritage fjord territory. The Stegastein viewpoint, near Flam, offers the best views of those fjords. Stegastein is likely one of the most photographed viewpoints in Norway, a veritable Mecca for avid Instagrammers seeking selfie-stardom. But don’t let […]

5 things you've probably never done in Japan but should!

5 things you’ve probably never done in Japan but should!

In case you didn’t know, I LOVE Japan. I studied the culture extensively in college and grad school, lived there twice, used to travel to Tokyo 1-2 times per year over the course of a decade in my last career, and continue to travel to Japan often. Even after numerous visits, I continue to find […]