Category: California

Did you know that today is National Plan for Vacation Day?

Did you know that today is National Plan for Vacation Day?

National Plan for Vacation Day, celebrated on the last Tuesday of January (ie. today!), is a day that is designed to encourage Americans to plan their time off. In 2020, American workers left an average of 33% of their paid time off on the table according to the United States Travel Association, which is a […]

Win a $10,000+ Los Angeles, CA theme park trip for 4!

Win a $10,000+ Los Angeles, CA theme park trip for 4!

Win a $10,000+ Los Angeles, CA theme park trip for four people! This amazing prize includes four tickets to Southern California’s largest theme park in Anaheim, CA, courtesy of DirecTV, a digital satellite service serving the USA. The prize also includes roundtrip travel, a 3-night hotel stay, a $1,000 bank card, a guided tour, and […]

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 regular updates from A Luxury Travel Blog, please make sure you subscribe to our mailing list. Which luxury island escape is right for you? Six new trips for 2022 Given we’ve been cooped up for months, […]

New USA and Canada spa openings in 2022

New USA and Canada spa openings in 2022

The year ahead is full of exciting new spa openings and wellness experiences waiting to be discovered in the USA and Canada. While the fate of winter lockdown and 2022 travel plans remain unknown for the time being, the good news is that we can still dream. While it’s difficult to list them all, Spas […]

Charter in the Sea of Cortez

Charter in the Sea of Cortez

The narrow Sea of Cortez is flanked by mainland Mexico and Baja California, offering an intriguing coastline that remains somewhat of a secret yachting destination. Aptly named “the world’s aquarium” by Jacques Cousteau, the waters here thrive with an abundance of fascinating marine mammals such as whale sharks, humpbacks, sea lions and mobula rays. The […]

The best beaches in the world to visit by boat

The best beaches in the world to visit by boat

With lots of vacations still on hold, we find ourselves daydreaming of when we can travel freely once again. YachtWorld has listed all the best beaches in the world, only accessible by boat. Vacations and short trips are always good ways to unwind and re-energize ourselves. For many people who love to explore and seek […]

These luxury hotels will open in 2021

These luxury hotels will open in 2021

2021 is a year packed with transformation in the hospitality and tourism industry where landmarks become 5-star luxury hotels, and these luxury hotels are promoting destinations. The new luxury hotels to open this year target millennials and advocate advanced technological features. These 5-star hotels have a mission to maintain a holistic and futuristic take on […]

My 6 favorite Napa Valley experiences

My 6 favorite Napa Valley experiences

Luxury travel isn’t just my business, it’s my passion.  This past year has been a challenge on both fronts, but finally, we’re seeing a light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to hitting the road again.  One of the first places I hope to visit is California’s Napa Valley: exceptional dining, private […]

6 luxury vacation ideas to quell your wanderlust right now

6 luxury vacation ideas to quell your wanderlust right now

If quarantine has you itching to leave your four walls, we can relate. The truth is, the only cure for wanderlust is travel, but that can feel like a daunting feat right now. The good news is, with approved vaccines being distributed and as borders, businesses, and accommodations begin to re-open, our options are broadening, […]

The best Christmas traditions in luxury hotels 2020

The best Christmas traditions in luxury hotels 2020

The snow is falling in Europe, and Christmas is just around the corner. It is a Christmas that is different from how we have known it before. Nevertheless, the Christmas decorations are hung around the world, and the Christmas trees are decorated. Like every year, it will be a contemplative family celebration – just a […]

Suite of the week: Barn One-Bedroom Suite, Farmhouse Inn, Forestville, Sonoma County, California, USA

Suite of the week: Barn One-Bedroom Suite, Farmhouse Inn, Forestville, Sonoma County, California, USA

Suite name: Barn One-Bedroom Suite Location: Farmhouse Inn, Forestville, Sonoma County, California, USA Size of accommodation: 850 square feet Cost per night: $1,675 What makes it special: The Barn One Bedroom Suite is set apart by touches unique to this Farmhouse Inn suite, including the double-sided fireplace to enjoy from the indoor comforts of the suite or on the private […]

6 brag-worthy experiences from around the world

6 brag-worthy experiences from around the world

Why settle for a ho-hum holiday when you can experience a one-of-a-kind adventures that will leave you with lasting memories? Of course, that’s a bit harder right at this moment in time, but that means it’s also a great time to start planning for your next adventure. Get all the details nailed down so when […]

Belize luxury volunteer travel

How to finish this dreadful year well

2020 has been almost universally challenging for us all, and now we are coming into the holiday season, traditionally a time of caring for those who are having it even tougher than us. I think this is even more important this year, especially for those in the developing world who, in addition to COVID-19, face […]

Suite of the week: Penthouse Suite, Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA, USA

Suite of the week: Penthouse Suite, Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA, USA

Suite name: Penthouse Suite Location: Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA, USA Size of accommodation: 465 sq m Cost per night: $15,000 Who’s stayed there? Celebrities, royalty and the international elite What makes it special: As the largest Penthouse in all of Los Angeles at 5,000 sq ft., this one-of-a-kind Specialty Suite is complete with 270 degree views […]

Explore the USA this Summer... and make a difference

Explore the USA this Summer… and make a difference

Especially for those of you who live in the US, this is a great time to explore the US and discover the wonders in store. (Even if you live in the UK or elsewhere, the US is still a good option, if you can accept a quarantine period when you return home). In a post-lockdown […]

10 of the best virtual tours so you can still explore the world

10 of the best virtual tours so you can still explore the world

Recently, I sat and thought about some of the reasons why I travel (and these days I have more time to sit, and think, than to travel). I realized a few interesting things. Why do I travel? Well, clearly to escape and explore. But, also to embrace and understand other cultures, to free my mind, […]