Category: Regions

And the winner is... the 2020 World Ski Awards

And the winner is… the 2020 World Ski Awards

Every year the ski industry get’s into a tizzy as the results of the 2020 World Ski Awards are eagerly awaited and announced. In an industry that has an absolute plethora of fabulous luxury ski chalets and hotels situated in even more fabulous locations the judges are spoiled for choice. But, make a decision they […]

5 best luxury countryside hotels in Mallorca with great food

5 best luxury countryside hotels in Mallorca with great food

The real Mallorca has some enchanting hideaways and rural retreats set in rolling countryside, some with the World Heritage Tramuntana Mountains as their backdrop and others just a cycle ride away from the coast. There is a great choice! A love of food is synonymous with Mallorca and there are few places in Spain where […]

A river runs through it: Highlights of the Test Valley, Hampshire, UK

A river runs through it: Highlights of the Test Valley, Hampshire, UK

The Test Valley rises and dips between the North Wessex Downs and Southampton Docks. At its spine, The River Test carves a 40 mile journey from the sleepy villages where Jane Austen lived and worked to the tidal waters of the Solent. Here are some of our favourite spots on the river to discover whether […]

Why should you visit Dubrovnik during Christmas?

Why should you visit Dubrovnik during Christmas?

Dubrovnik is truly a magical place, at any time of the year. If you have only experienced this pearl of the Adriatic during the summer, come back and enjoy the Christmas holiday feeling, when the city is turned into a great winter destination. Of course, as soon as the pandemic is over, festive Dubrovnik can […]

7 of Italy's most beautiful villages

7 of Italy’s most beautiful villages

From Rome to Florence to Venice, Italy’s famous cities have little trouble drawing the eye, boasting an abundance of architectural splendour, ancient history and lauded landmarks. Yet there is beauty to be found off the beaten track – just as disarming, and just as alluring – encapsulated by the less-visited villages that sprinkle the hills […]

Discover India: 10 must-visit places and your luxury planning guide

Discover India: 10 must-visit places and your luxury planning guide

India captivates all your senses, with vibrant hues of traditional clothing and breathtaking architecture, enticing aromas of saffron and jasmine from roadside stalls, and mouth-watering dishes served by every street food vendor. India is a dream destination for many, but with such an overwhelming choice of incredible experiences, it can be difficult to know how […]

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Where can Americans travel to in January?

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine has cleared its latest hurdle, with the FDA approving the vaccine for emergency use. This is clearly exciting, and good news for those eager to travel again. In the meantime, there are still restrictions on where Americans can travel.  With January having amongst the lowest temperatures, you may have a hankering to […]

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, […]

10 reasons to go on a safari to Namibia during the 'Green Season'

10 reasons to go on a safari to Namibia during the ‘Green Season’

In most of Southern Africa, including Namibia, the “Green Season” refers to the summer months of November to April. These months correspond to the rainy season, where the landscapes come back to life with the first drops of rain and display all kind of green hues in the prolific vegetation. Historically, travelers looking for a […]

Hidden Iceland

The darkest days in Iceland: A wonderful contradiction

Don’t forget the stars while looking to the heavens. As I write this, on the 13th of December, I am squeezed into the few daylight hours left in Iceland. The sun didn’t rise until 11:16 today and will say good bye at 15:30. That’s barely more than 4 hours. On the darkest day of the […]

5 of the world's most swoon-worthy villas

5 of the world’s most swoon-worthy villas

If there was ever a time to start planning a villa holiday, that time, undeniably, is now. Villas, as opposed to hotels, are a natural choice for social distancing, as they are inherently secluded, and allow guests to spread out. Villas erase the need for babysitters, or restaurants, since a personal chef is one typical […]

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 […]

Why Scandinavia should be on your post-COVID travel list

Why Scandinavia should be on your post-COVID travel list

We have all gone through a tough year; 2020 has not been easy in any way for anyone. But nothing gives us more hope and gets us more excited than searching for new travel destinations and carefully making some travel lists of places to visit. It is that hope of experiencing new landscapes and cultures […]

21+ luxury travel events to attend in 2021

21+ luxury travel events to attend in 2021

2020 has been a year full of disappointments when it comes to travel events and, although there have been some very good virtual substitutes, it’s just not quite the same as being able to meet face-to-face. Here are 21 luxury travel events to add to your calendar for 2021. Fingers crossed that they will all […]

Another 100 coffins discovered at Saqqara Necropolis

Another 100 coffins discovered at Saqqara Necropolis

Saqqara Necropolis has not failed to surprise us more than once with many concealed secrets. One hundred coffins that are intact, sealed and painted have been unveiled inside three newly discovered burial shafts of 10 to 12 meters deep, dug more than 2,500 years ago. The Saqqara Necropolis has kept hidden for all these centuries […]

Catalan festive traditions

Catalan festive traditions

Christmas is celebrated in its own unique way all across the world, with countless different traditions and cultures holding its own distinctive celebrations for the festive season. Catalonia is a region of Spain famed across the globe for its proud traditions, and at Christmas time there are certainly some surprising and special celebrations. These are […]