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Have a fear of flying?  Now you can chat with a pilot...

Have a fear of flying? Now you can chat with a pilot...

Many people who feel afraid of flying often feel alone. They feel like they are alone in their fear, while everyone else is enjoying the flight. This is obviously not true since it’s said that at least one third of people feel uncomfortable about flying, and 16% has a moderate to extreme fear of flying
Luxury travel news for the week ending 30th January 2022

Luxury travel news for the week ending 30th January 2022

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. Elon Musks offers teen $5k to stop tracking his private jet location The SpaceX CEO and the richest man Elon
Another spectacular ad from Emirates

Another spectacular ad from Emirates

Some of you may recall the ad that Emirates ran last August, showing a member of their cabin crew standing atop of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. The “We’re on top of the world” advertisement unsurprisingly went viral. In the UK version, which has had more than 7 million views, passengers were welcomed
New River Gorge National Park and Preserve: 22 things to do in 2022

New River Gorge National Park and Preserve: 22 things to do in 2022

It’s been just over a year since New River Gorge reached the “Gold Standard” of being designated a national park, and excitement among visitors continues to increase. “For the first time that I can recall, the entire country seems to be talking about West Virginia – and Southern West Virginia in particular – as a
The first voco hotel in Germany opens in Dusseldorf

The first voco hotel in Germany opens in Dusseldorf

IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel groups, has announced the opening of its first voco hotel in Germany; voco Dusseldorf Seestern. Located in the Lörick district of the city, voco Dusseldorf Seestern is a great premium option for those visiting Dusseldorf for business or leisure. The hotel is within walking to
Top 50 spas in Canada

Top 50 spas in Canada

Travellers in Canada were drawn to the outdoors last year, as country, ocean, and mountain spa and wellness experiences proved the most popular. Spas of America’s annual ranking of consumer preferences found people sought out outdoor fresh air, outside of most cities, but close to home. Ontario captured the top three Canada Spas in 2021:
Historic bridge re-opens in the Florida Keys

Historic bridge re-opens in the Florida Keys

A section of the landmark Old Seven Mile Bridge, paralleling the famous Overseas Highway, has just reopened in the Florida Keys – once again allowing visitors to use it for cycling, walking, running, watching sunrises and sunsets and to access the historic island of Pigeon Key. The frequently photographed 2.2-mile section of the bridge reopened
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 luxury Winter trip to Whistler!

Win a luxury Winter trip to Whistler!

This is your chance to win a Winter trip to Whistler, Canada, in Tourism Whistler’s ‘The Thrill Runs Deep’ contest. The lucky winner will stay six nights in the heart of Whistler’s magnetic Village, just steps away from the gondolas. It’s your opportunity to ski unmatched alpine terrain, après alongside Whistler’s passionate community, soak up
The very best from the world of skiing

The very best from the world of skiing

The winners of the World Ski Awards – now in their ninth year – were announced recently and, whilst there are also many national awards, here is a round-up of the worldwide winners. As you will see, it was a great year for Switzerland! It was a double celebration for the Swiss resort of Verbier,
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. Saudi Arabia to convert palaces to luxury hotels Saudi Arabia crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud has launched Boutique
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
6 romantic Valentine's stays in Northern Ireland

6 romantic Valentine's stays in Northern Ireland

This year, why not embrace each other and the giant spirit of Northern Ireland at the same time in the country’s wide selection of ultra-romantic hideaways? Choose from quiet hotels and snug cottages with log burners to cosy self-catering apartments and glamping pods all offering romantic backdrops and Valentine’s Day inspiration. Here are six new
Is now the best time to book your flights?

Is now the best time to book your flights?

Wherever you plan on travelling in 2022, it could just be that now is the best time to book your flights. The delta and omicron variants have brought about significant volatility in flight prices but it could just be that we are currently experience low prices that might not be around for much longer. Cheap
Win a luxury cruise on the River Severn!

Win a luxury cruise on the River Severn!

There’s nothing better than escaping the stresses and strains of daily life, and a holiday in the UK is just the solution, whether a trip to the seaside, a walking holiday in a National Park, or even a cruise on one of the UK’s waterways. English Holiday Cruises operate trips along the River Severn, beginning
Private jet journeys from Four Seasons

Private jet journeys from Four Seasons

In late 2021, leading luxury hospitality company Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced its first Private Jet journeys taking flight in 2023. More recently, more opportunities to enjoy a five-star experience in the sky have been unveiled, with three more journeys in 2023, as travellers look to resume plans to explore the world. The seven