Category: Gadgets

7 must-have travel apps that will save you time and money

7 must-have travel apps that will save you time and money

Travelling is so much smoother when you are super organised – but that takes time! So instead of spending hours planning and researching your next trip, these travel apps have it covered. From finding the cheapest flights and planning your holiday to locating free WiFi; here are 8 essential apps that will save you loads
3 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

3 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

On a recent trip to Athens to attend the Travel Trade Athens 2014 event (see related blog posts “Short stay: InterContinental Athenaeum Hotel, Athens” and “8 things I saw on my trip to Athens“), I took the opportunity to try out a few new travel accessories. This was my first trip to mainland Greece (I’ve
The 10 must-have luxury travel apps

The 10 must-have luxury travel apps

There was once a time when booking a holiday meant browsing through a stack of brochures, a lengthy visit to the travel agent or booking a holiday over the phone on the recommendation of a friend. Today, thanks to the advances in modern technology, we have the world at our fingertips and booking a holiday
6 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

6 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

On my last trip to Cornwall, I took the opportunity to try out a few new products, some of which might appeal to those of you who travel a lot. Whether you’re looking for something that’ll just help to keep the children entertained on a long journey, or something that will help soothe you once
Top 10 luxury travel gifts this Easter

Top 10 luxury travel gifts this Easter

What better way to enjoy the holidays than by treating someone dear to you with a special Easter gift? Whether you’re looking for something stylish or simply craving some chocolate extravagance, here are our top 10 luxury gift ideas to whet your appetite (quite literally, in some cases!) this festive season. C900 Worldtimer from Christopher
Top luxury travel essentials for pets

Top luxury travel essentials for pets

Pets are more than just pets – they are members of the family! So it’s no surprise that more and more pet-owners are traveling with their furry companions in tow. In fact, it’s been reported that over half of pet-owners have their animals accompany them while on trips. With the rise of pet-friendly accommodations, having
Top 4 luxury yacht toys for 2014

Top 4 luxury yacht toys for 2014

Picture the scene – it’s mid-August 2014, you’re at anchor in the bay of St. Tropez aboard your luxury charter yacht. The sun is beating down, the breeze is gentle and the sea refreshing…you’ve just finished sipping your (first) perfectly created Mojito cocktail, the crew are preparing more; and, stretched out on the sun pad,
Taking your phone abroad – what not to do

Taking your phone abroad – what not to do

If you have a smartphone and are planning on taking it on your next international trip there are several things you should be aware of to ensure that you don’t accidentally waste obscene amounts of money staying connected while you are away.  Here are a few pointers so you can be savvy with your spending…
Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Valentine's Day

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Valentine's Day

Men aren’t always the easiest people to buy for, especially when it comes to buying a romantic gift. So, to make the task a little easier for you, here are 10 suggestions for you to make the process a little less challenging.  Whether the man in your life travels for business or pleasure, we hope
A Luxury Travel Blog in Condé Nast Traveller Middle East

A Luxury Travel Blog in Condé Nast Traveller Middle East

A Luxury Travel Blog appears in the current issue of the Condé Nast Traveller Middle East magazine, on a page titled “The expert: travel wisdom from those in the know – what are the best new travel apps?” There’s three of us featured and, since the picture is too small for you to read my
Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Valentine's Day

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Valentine's Day

With Valentine’s Day not far away now, what are you going to be buying for the travel-obsessed loved one in your life? Whether it’s a new bag, new shoes or a new scent, there are some great ideas here for the special someone in your life who already seemingly has everything. Read on if you’re
5 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

5 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

On my last trip, I went to Cape Town. The trip was a memorable one despite it being something of a whirlwind visit, and included a cable car trip up Table Mountain, a mooch around the V&A Waterfront, a cultural tour of the city, a little too much wine tasting and some excellent dining experiences.
8 top tips for keeping your data consumption to a minimum as you travel

8 top tips for keeping your data consumption to a minimum as you travel

Using your mobile internet when you travel can quickly rack up a huge bill.  Even if you think you are playing it safe, there are many ways in which people can get caught out.  Here is a check list to make sure you keep your travel costs under control when you are travelling internationally, along
Top 10 last minute luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas

Top 10 last minute luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas

Been working hard and left your Christmas shopping a bit late? You’re not alone and help is at hand. Here are some great ideas to spoil the lady in your life this Christmas. Whether you think she’d like a new addition to her wardrobe, some beautiful jewellery or a lovely watch, or something different, we’ve
Top 10 last minute luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas

Top 10 last minute luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas

Finding it difficult to buy for him this Christmas and worried that you haven’t got much time left? Whether it’s time the man in your life upgraded his luggage with something more stylish or if you think he would simply love to have a pop-up bar for a night with friends, regardless of the setting,
Apps for the discerning traveller

Apps for the discerning traveller

Travelling is now simpler than ever thanks to the power of smart devices and social media. Nowadays any morsel of information you could possibly require is accessible through the touch of a button (well, buttons are sort of obsolete now, but you get the idea). Not only is this inspiring more people to travel, but