Category: Travel Miscellany

5 reasons to join the Carnival revelry in Brazil

5 reasons to join the Carnival revelry in Brazil

One of the most anticipated parties on Brazil’s calendar, Carnival has, over the centuries, become an integral part of national culture. However, it is neither a Brazilian invention nor is it celebrated in Brazil only. In fact, Carnival dates back to Ancient Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome. In Brazil, the revelry began in the colonial period […]

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 these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

Short stay: Ambong Pool Villas, Langkawi, Malaysia

Short stay: Ambong Pool Villas, Langkawi, Malaysia

Ambong Pool Villas sits stylishly on one of the 99 (natural) islands that make up the Langkawi archipelago in the Andaman Sea, close to Thailand’s southern border. Open for just two years, this is a family run small rainforest resort set into the contours of a steep hillside where hornbills fly and monkeys clamber. The […]

The secrets behind Club Med skiing success

The secrets behind Club Med skiing success

In the past 10 years, one holiday brand has been investing in skiing and broadening its appeal beyond its traditional French client base. The secret to Club Med’s growth in popularity, especially with British skiers, is simple – huge investments in new luxury hotels across the Alps, and constantly delivering value for money. Since this […]

Planning for your 2020 halal holiday

Planning for your 2020 halal holiday

Another new year is here. With the new year brings a new decade, and the opportunity to set new travel goals and additions to your bucket list. Though we’re only just starting a completely different chapter, one of the best ways to succeed at travel planning is by planning well in advance. We know what […]

Buenos Aires: home to 8 of South America’s top restaurants

Buenos Aires: home to 8 of South America’s top restaurants

Traditional European gourmet receives a special South American twist in Buenos Aires, where fining dining is far from limited to Argentina’s emblematic roasted meats. Blending Italian, French and other Old World influences, the city’s cuisine is a microcosm of its unique culture, reflected in a truly unique taste. Recognition of Buenos Aires’ exceptional culinary delights […]

Dining in the Maldives – 6 places you can’t miss

Dining in the Maldives – 6 places you can’t miss

When you think of a luxury trip to the Maldives, what first comes to mind? Sun, sea and breathless beaches. Well, did you know the Maldives has delectable restaurants that really add to that sense of awe? This means you can combine unforgettable sights with delectable delights. We’ve compiled six of our favourite places to […]

Top 5 luxury Latin American holidays you need to plan in advance

Top 5 luxury Latin American holidays you need to plan in advance

As lovers of luxury travel, there is nothing more disappointing than designing the dream itinerary on paper, only to have availability at the top-level hotels scupper your vacation plans late on. We all know that certain destinations at certain times are busier than others, but without an in-depth knowledge of the regions you are planning […]

Oman - the Middle East... but not as you know it!

Oman – the Middle East… but not as you know it!

A visit to the Middle East may not appeal to everyone in the current political climate of the region.  However, The Sultanate of Oman is a peaceful and beautiful country which has much to offer to family travellers, couples and individuals alike.  I have highlighted below a few reasons to visit Oman (in particular the […]

Cycling in Provence – the best way to see this beautiful region?

Cycling in Provence – the best way to see this beautiful region?

Claimed by the Romans, this charming region of South-East France was christened ‘La Provincia’ by Caesar. The Romans are remembered for many things, not least the incredible network of roads they built. Today, whilst original Roman roads are few and far between, Provence is criss-crossed by some fabulous stretches of tarmac which lend themselves perfectly […]

Top 5 après ski bars in Verbier

Top 5 après ski bars in Verbier

Verbier après ski needs little introduction; it boasts some of the best après ski and nightlife in the Swiss Alps, with its vast amount of lively and sophisticated bars. There is an intoxicating mix of fashionable bars, traditional-style pubs and cosmopolitan discos, creating one of the most exciting après ski scenes in the Alps. Après […]

Passion for the planet in Bangkok

Passion for the planet in Bangkok

When travelling, we aim to reduce the impact of our actions at every possible opportunity by choosing companies that have the environment and sustainability at their core. Our recent trip to Thailand allowed us to connect with like minded organisations who each go above and beyond to achieve their goals. ‘Passion for the planet in […]

5 secret tips for a luxurious trip to DisneyWorld Florida

5 secret tips for a luxurious trip to DisneyWorld Florida

Heading to Disney is the trip of a lifetime for many people. However, for some parents, the thought of the constant noise, bustle and endless queues can be slightly off-putting. However, there are ways to have more of an adult time with luxury around every corner and strike a balance between kid time and something […]

The luxury of time

The luxury of time

Time. A phenomenon as yet undecided, undeciphered, unreal. It exists as both a concept and a reality. Many physicists, mathematicians and philosophers have tried to unravel it, hypothesizing and postulating till the cows come home. But it remains an elusive illusion. “Time – nature’s way of keeping everything from happening at once” – Physics Nobel […]

Compelling Hawaiian-inspired dining in Oahu

Compelling Hawaiian-inspired dining in Oahu

Oahu, the gathering spot of the Hawaiian Islands, has become the center point of exceptional dining experiences. While most people who visit Hawaii might want the cultural experience of a Luau, the fusion of cooking styles and cuisines make this a one of a kind destination. Expect dishes where Hawaiian culture meets international influence. And […]

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 these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]