Category: Road Travel

Top 5 North American road trips

Top 5 North American road trips

North America is the home of the road trip. Whether you’re sitting on a Greyhound bus, riding pillion on a Harley-Davidson or behind the wheel of a classic Cadillac, your vehicle choice doesn’t matter half as much as the journey itself. Our top five choices are the stuff of movies and the best way of
Special feature: Sheen Falls Lodge, Kenmare, Ireland

Special feature: Sheen Falls Lodge, Kenmare, Ireland

We have just returned from Ireland where we spent the week at the five star Sheen Falls Lodge hotel on the outskirts of Kenmare, County Kerry. Rather than staying in the hotel itself, we were in one of the hotel’s ‘villa rental’ properties, known as Little Hay Cottage. This thatched, two-bedroomed property gives you the
5 of the most scenic car-free bike paths in Europe

5 of the most scenic car-free bike paths in Europe

Cycling is considered one of the best ways to experience a new place. You’re out and about, you can enjoy the fresh air and you get to see all the sights. That being said, not all bike routes are created equal. For the less experienced cyclist, avoiding traffic is always a plus. Here are the
A world record attempt from Abu Dhabi

A world record attempt from Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi’s entertainment destination of Yas Island will be transformed into an extravaganza of green, red, white and black on 2 December  as thousands of cars decorated in the colours of the UAE national flag gather to celebrate the country’s National Day and make a unique attempt to set a new world record. Launched in
Day 7 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – New Delhi #SilkTrail2013

Day 7 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – New Delhi #SilkTrail2013

Today was a well-earned rest day and an opportunity to do some sightseeing in Delhi. Unfortunately, it was one of those days that just didn’t go as smoothly as it might. The traffic didn’t help matters and, take note, a number of Delhi attractions are closed on Mondays, but unfortunately our guide didn’t appear to
Day 6 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Mahendranagar to New Delhi #SilkTrail2013

Day 6 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Mahendranagar to New Delhi #SilkTrail2013

Once again we’re up early and away. There’s more than 300 kilometres to cover today in order for us to reach Delhi but, with a border crossing, some rough roads and the onslaught of Delhi to contend with, we need time to be on our side. Our trip leader Hans has already done a lot
Day 5 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Nepalgunj to Mahendranagar #SilkTrail2013

Day 5 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Nepalgunj to Mahendranagar #SilkTrail2013

We get a wake up call at 6.30am with the intention of an 8am departure. I pull back the curtains and am presented with a view of a stack of bricks and a mound of sand. This “hotel” has certainly been the most basic so far, but I’m told that it will be surpassed in terms
Day 4 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 - Pokhara to Nepalgunj #SilkTrail2013

Day 4 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 - Pokhara to Nepalgunj #SilkTrail2013

It’s 5.30am and the telephone rings by my bedside. That’s my cue to quickly get up, get breakfast and get packed. We’re leaving promptly today as we have more than 400 kilometres on the Land Rover Silk Trail 2013 to cover in order to reach our next destination of Nepalgunj. Or at least that’s the
Day 3 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 - Pokhara #SilkTrail2013

Day 3 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 - Pokhara #SilkTrail2013

A handful of us got up early this morning in order to see sunrise from Sarangkot, the highest point of Pokhara. On a good day, you can see Annapurna I, the tenth highest mountain in the world and among the world’s most dangerous to climb. (From Pokhara itself, you can see Pokhara II, III and
Day 2 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 - Kathmandu to Pokhara #SilkTrail2013

Day 2 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 - Kathmandu to Pokhara #SilkTrail2013

Today has been an eventful one. It began promptly with a 5.30am get up; not ideal since I only got to bed at 1.30am, frustrated by the internet connection, and still needing to catch up on sleep from the flight to Kathmandu, but there was no way I was about to miss what warranted such
Day 1 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 - Kathmandu #SilkTrail2013

Day 1 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 - Kathmandu #SilkTrail2013

Our guide for the duration of our time in Nepal is Rabhindra, but he tells us we can call him Robin for short. He informs us about his country and its 125 ethnic groups as our bus trundles through Kathmandu, a city which has seen a 60% rise in its population in just the last
10 world maps that will make you think

10 world maps that will make you think

I’ve been fascinated by maps and globes for as long as I remember. Of course, they come in shapes and sizes, from your traditional maps to some that are a little more ‘off the wall’. Here are ten interesting maps that are a little bit different and that I hope might provoke some interesting discussion.
Namaste from Nepal! #SilkTrail2013

Namaste from Nepal! #SilkTrail2013

I landed in Kathmandu this morning to join leg 8 of the Land Rover Silk Trail 2013 expedition. The expedition commenced on 23rd August 2013 from Land Rover’s base in Solihull, Birmingham and will finish – all being well – on 15th October 2013 in Mumbai, home of Tata Motors Ltd. which acquired Land Rover
The winners of the 2013 Seven Star Global Luxury Awards

The winners of the 2013 Seven Star Global Luxury Awards

A Luxury Travel Blog was this year proud to be a sponsor of the inaugural Seven Star Global Luxury Awards held at the Villa Padierna Palace Hotel in Marbella, Spain. The event was a great success with an excellent turn-out that included both royalty and tourism ministers, not to mention a little flamenco, Spanish music
Top 10 cycle rides in Europe

Top 10 cycle rides in Europe

I thought I’d take a few minutes to share some of my favorite rides that I’ve experienced recently. And although I may be revealing some secrets by rating these as my top 10, nothing quite compares to actually riding these routes and experiencing them yourself. So while I may be divulging the ‘where’ and some
The world's most expensive car

The world's most expensive car

Welcome to the world’s most expensive car. (In making this claim, we’re not including cars that are no longer on the market such as the 1931 Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe which sold for $8.7 million in 1987.) The Lamborghini Veneno costs a cool $4.6 million and is Lamborghini’s fastest car to date, capable of speeds of up