Category: Travel Miscellany

A bucket list: Do we need one and more importantly do we need to tick all those boxes?

A bucket list: Do we need one and more importantly do we need to tick all those boxes?

Those who've been bitten by the travel bug know what I mean when I tell them my bucket list only gets longer, even though I do my utmost best to tick many of the items on it.
20 luxury drinks to enjoy this Christmas (2022) - UK & Europe edition

20 luxury drinks to enjoy this Christmas (2022) - UK & Europe edition

Whether it's a classic mulled wine on a cold winter's day, a whisky by a roaring log fire, a celebratory glass of fizz or some other tipple that takes your fancy, Christmas is a time of merriment that's often filled with a variety of festive drinks.
20 luxury food treats to enjoy this Christmas (2022) - UK & Europe edition

20 luxury food treats to enjoy this Christmas (2022) - UK & Europe edition

Feast your eyes on our round-up of gourmet Christmas treats, perfect for any foodie who appreciates the festive season. Expolore our exquisite range of food gifts to add some luxury to your Christmas celebrations.
Short stay: Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Short stay: Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa Helmsley, North Yorkshire

It had been more than a decade since we'd last stayed at the Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa so I was keen to return and see how this gem of a hotel had evolved since our last visit.
Taste of Plitvice Lakes: Lička kuća restaurant

Taste of Plitvice Lakes: Lička kuća restaurant

The diet of the people of Lika in the past depended mostly on food that they had to grow themselves or that they could obtain in their surroundings. This is precisely what our chefs at Lička kuća have been guided by.
A wild taste of Kenya - safari dining in East Africa

A wild taste of Kenya - safari dining in East Africa

When travelling, food becomes more than just sustenance. It’s an experience to add to your memories. Meals are an integral part of celebrations, holidays, and family-gatherings – and a safari in Kenya is no different.
Useful apps for travel in Iceland

Useful apps for travel in Iceland

Here we've collated a number of apps which will help make your time in Iceland safer as well as enable you to get more from your visit.
Short stay: Topaz Suite, Diamond Suites, Keflavik, Iceland

Short stay: Topaz Suite, Diamond Suites, Keflavik, Iceland

Occupying the uppermost floor of the already-renowned Hotel Keflavik, Diamond Suites Luxury Boutique Hotel is Iceland's first five star hotel and consists of a collection of individually-decorated suites.
Short stay: Hotel Keflavik, Keflavik, Iceland

Short stay: Hotel Keflavik, Keflavik, Iceland

Hotel Keflavik is a clean, funky and well-located 4-star hotel with a good restaurant. For us, it was perfect place to base ourselves for our last night in Iceland prior to an early morning flight.
A guide to the best weekend in Barcelona: Things to see and do

A guide to the best weekend in Barcelona: Things to see and do

If you’re looking for the perfect weekend away, look no further than Barcelona. From rooftop drinks, to up-all-night partying, this blog has you covered.
The future of vegan luxury travel in the Maldives

The future of vegan luxury travel in the Maldives

The seemingly never ending rise in the demand for vegan and plant based food shows no signs of slowing down. This global shift in the way that we eat has multiple benefits that are impossible to ignore.
Dining with Icelanders in Reykjavik, Iceland

Dining with Icelanders in Reykjavik, Iceland

Wouldn't it be nice if you could experience the real Iceland for a day, or even just a few hours? A more authentic experience where you get to meet local Icelandic people and learn a little about their culture and day-to-day lives.
Short stay: Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel, Reykjavik, Iceland

Short stay: Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel, Reykjavik, Iceland

The 88-bedroomed Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel is housed in a historic building in downtown Reykjavik and caters for both business and leisure travellers.
Wakatobi delivers five-star marine life experiences

Wakatobi delivers five-star marine life experiences

Wakatobi Resort is a boutique property that provides divers and snorkelers with exclusive access to some of the world's finest coral reefs — set in the context of a luxury vacation experience.
The Icelandic greenhouse restaurant where everything on the menu is made from tomatoes

The Icelandic greenhouse restaurant where everything on the menu is made from tomatoes

When you think of Iceland, you tend to think of glaciers, geysers, volcanoes, earthquakes and dramatic landscapes. Rarely do people think of tomatoes.
Short stay: Antarctica Suite, Hotel Rangá, Hella, Iceland

Short stay: Antarctica Suite, Hotel Rangá, Hella, Iceland

You could be forgiven for wondering how a hotel that is largely made from wood, in a country that is relatively devoid of trees, has come about.