Category: Worldwide

Takayama Festival

7 celebrations around the world

It seems like every day, somewhere in the world, a celebration of some form is underway. Many of these festivals are known around the globe and form the crux of a trip to that destination. Others are more low-key, local affairs that you may just stumble upon while out and about. Here are seven celebrations […]

6 luxurious trains that'll spoil you

6 luxurious trains that’ll spoil you

Trains are one of the oldest means of long-distance travel. They do a good job of providing an uncluttered, simple and straightforward travel experience where the problems are few and the advantages many. However, for those of us who’d like a touch of sophistication added to this seemingly simple mode of transport, what are the […]

Bisate Lodge

7 luxurious stays to make a difference this Christmas

Sometimes when we travel, it’s easy to forget about the world around us and the communities we impact along the way. Although we love ultra-luxe villas, powder white sands and first class-service, we love it even more when we find resorts that give a little something extra back – not just to us but to […]

Pila Italy

Top 5 hidden gem ski resorts in the world

What could be more luxurious than having your own slice of ski heaven? Quiet slopes are just as important as perfect powder and first-class services, which is why we’ve put together our top five secret ski destinations in the world. Pila, Italy Pila has the sought-after combination of being both lively and intimate: its small […]

5 cool boutique hotels to visit in 2018

5 cool boutique hotels to visit in 2018

Instagrammable gems of the accommodation world, the best boutique hotels deliver memorable escapes with bucket-loads of originality and panache.  Warm, personal service is a given – as are bespoke, well-considered interiors.  Read on for our top-picks to add to your wander-lust wishlist for 2018 and beyond: Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman This clifftop retreat rests 2,000m […]

Al Maha, Dubai

6 of the sexiest tented camps outside southern Africa

The rugged wilderness has always been a natural calling to mankind – after all, mankind was shaped by it before by inventing agriculture, creating colonies and discovering civilisation. But the adventurer has found a way to escape the chaos of cities and going back to mankind’s roots by roughing it out and camping in nature. […]

Superb benefits from Small Luxury Hotels of the World... and you're invited!

Superb benefits from Small Luxury Hotels of the World… and you’re invited!

From Fiji’s pure paradise, picture-perfect islands, to the glitzy, high life of Monaco, Small Luxury Hotels of the World, seek out hotels with lashings of luxury that leave a lasting impression. In September 2017, Small Luxury Hotels of the World re-created and re-launched their superb membership programme. Aligned perfectly with the brand’s independently minded spirit, […]

The most exciting city in the world?

The most exciting city in the world?

In partnership with the Platinum Card® from American Express® Inspirational, intriguing cities are dotted all over the world offering visitors enriching experiences, brushing with fascinating eras of history, embracing different cultures and enjoying delicious culinary creations. I have been lucky enough to visit some of the world’s most iconic cities, as well as some lesser […]

Stunning scenery in Sicily

10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites to visit on a Mediterranean yacht charter

A luxury yacht charter is the ultimate way to visit the great UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Mediterranean. Disembark by day to wander the villages of Amalfi, hike Sicily’s volcanoes, or walk the walls of Dubrovnik, before returning to your yacht, chatting excitedly about the wonders you’ve seen, dining on deck as the yacht […]

Top 5 sustainable hotels around the world

Top 5 sustainable hotels around the world

Travel sees a plethora of trends which come and go, but one that’s firmly here to stay is sustainable tourism. More than ever before, travellers are seeking hotels that are fully conscious of their impact on their surroundings. From guest experiences that protect local wildlife and celebrate indigenous culture, to ‘green’ operations or fostering ties […]

Heliskiing Experience

Some of the best heliskiing experiences around the globe

My winter months are spent in Meribel, in the French Alps, running our catered chalet business. I have been skiing for many years and my husband, Ed, is a ski instructor in the resort. When time permits, we enjoy nothing more than strapping on our fat skis and exploring the fabulous off piste that the […]

5 of the world's best luxury ski hotels

5 of the world’s best luxury ski hotels

It’s the finer details that make an experience truly luxury and when it comes to your time away it’s even more important to make sure that every need is taken care of from start to finish. Luxury ski hotels offer indulgence and impeccable service in the most stunning of settings, with unrivalled access to the […]

9 of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world

9 of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world

There are hundreds of thousands of different waterfalls across the world in many different countries, both in prominent locations, and secret hideaways. All of the waterfalls I am going to describe are spectacular, exhilarating, beautiful, and often a popular tourist attraction in that area. Some waterfalls are better known than others, but whether it’s a […]

The world's best jungle resorts

The world’s best jungle resorts

Jungles and rainforests provide some of the most awe-inspiring scenery and best wildlife experiences on the planet.  And forget sticky, mosquito-ridden lodgings – these days there’s no need to forgo a few luxuries during your travels.  We’ve pulled together a list of our favourite jungle retreats, all of which offer uncompromising eco adventure alongside innovative […]

Oak Alley Plantation

Lights, camera, action: 7 ways to go behind the scenes

Visual effects in film may have advanced dramatically, but most directors still choose to shoot in real locations, taking advantage of some of the world’s most dramatic landscapes or filming in period settings that add authenticity to a scene. There’s something quite special about seeing these pseudo-fantasy locations in real life, adding an extra dimension […]

Paddle boarders Botswana

7 alternative safaris to take you off the beaten track

To come face-to-face with the incredible wildlife that walk this planet is surely one of the greatest adventures. But there’s more than one way to enjoy a safari these days than just sitting on a jeep. If you’re looking for a real heat-thumping wild encounter that gets you closer and takes you off the beaten […]

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