Category: Celebrities

Suite of the week: The Presidential Suite, Dan Tel Aviv Hotel, Israel

Suite of the week: The Presidential Suite, Dan Tel Aviv Hotel, Israel

Suite name: The Presidential Suite Hotel: Dan Tel Aviv Hotel, Tel Aviv, Israel Size of accommodation: 1,378 sq ft Cost per night: $1,420 Who’s stayed there? Madonna What makes it special? The long, private terrace with a beautiful view of the sea and the old city of Jaffa. Dan Tel Aviv, the luxury beach front […]

Interview with Philip Hamilton-Grierson, Marketing Director at Cox & Kings

Interview with Philip Hamilton-Grierson, Marketing Director at Cox & Kings

Philip has worked at Cox & Kings since 1993. Having travelled extensively in South America, Africa and Europe, both before and after University (Edinburgh), he had caught a severe case of the travel bug and he joined the company as a Latin America tour consultant. He was only supposed to be there as a two-week […]

Where William and Kate are honeymooning

Where William and Kate are honeymooning

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have finally set off on their honeymoon and headed for the Seychelles, a chain of islands in the Indian Ocean.  The couple reportedly landed at the international airport on Mahe at 7:20 am local time before going to an undisclosed island.  This has been confirmed by a spokeswoman for […]

Interview with John Dixon, Chairman and Managing Director of Prestige Holidays

Interview with John Dixon, Chairman and Managing Director of Prestige Holidays

John Dixon is the co-founder, Chairman and Managing Director of independent tour operator Prestige Holidays and has worked in luxury travel for over 40 years. Prestige Holidays is celebrating its 22nd year in the luxury travel market and is  known for its quality holidays, excellent personal service and strong attention to detail. The company features four and […]

Top tips for surviving the Cannes Film Festival

1. Get organised, the earlier the better It’s never too early to book your flights and your accommodation and most of the smart money book private apartments and villas within walking distance of the action. Luxury villa rentals also mean that you have a private screening room on hand and can escape the madness of […]

Is Wales the place for a challenging luxury holiday?

Is Wales the place for a challenging luxury holiday?

That depends on your definition of challenge and luxury. Luxury travel can and should be challenging at times, provided what the destination has to offer is worth it. Overcoming physical or psychological barriers does add a piquant tang to a holiday experience and if nothing else makes you feel like you’ve deserved the luxurious accommodation […]

Experience Andre Rieu live with eWaterways and luxury river cruiser Royal Crown

Experience Andre Rieu live with eWaterways and luxury river cruiser Royal Crown

eWaterways has expanded its luxury cruise portfolio with the addition of five-star river yacht Royal Crown. The luxury cruiser renowned for its private members’ club feel will begin a new European sailing programme with eWaterways this month that includes a unique opportunity to see André Rieu, the internationally renowned Dutch violinist and composer, perform an […]

Epicurean delights at the Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival

Epicurean delights at the Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival

Walking into the Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival in the spring of 2010, something occurred to me. Why had it taken so long for someone—anyone—to come up with the idea for this annual event? I mean honestly, Pebble Beach is luxury incarnate — hulking mansions fronting some of the most beautiful coastline in the […]

Interview with Jack Sarvary, CEO of Itinerie

Interview with Jack Sarvary, CEO of Itinerie

Jack Sarvary is the co-founder and CEO of Itinerie, a flash-sale startup. Itinerie expands on flash-sale sites like Jetsetter and Vacationist by offering full luxury vacation packages, rather than just hotels. All of these luxury one-week packages are fully private and include all accommodations and transportation to 2-4 destinations in a single Latin American country. […]

Top luxury villas in Costa Rica versus luxury resorts

Top luxury villas in Costa Rica versus luxury resorts

There used to be a time in Costa Rica when vacation rentals were just a way to save money by families or friends traveling together, and packing in as many people as possible into a house. But not any more! In the last 8 years, there has been an explosion of high end, luxury villas […]

Interview with Anupam Dasgupta, General Manager of Ananda in the Himalayas

Interview with Anupam Dasgupta, General Manager of Ananda in the Himalayas

Anupam Dasgupta has been with the IHHR group for over 6 years in several roles and is now the General Manager at Ananda. Ananda, located in the foothills of the Himalayas, is a world-leading spa where a holistic approach is taken towards rejuvenation using the three ancient Indian philosphies of Yoga, Ayurveda and Vedanta. The award-winning retreat combines […]

Travel like a celeb - just leave the Hawaiian shirt at home

Travel like a celeb – just leave the Hawaiian shirt at home

Even though most of us will never be ridiculously rich, we can travel and live like famous celebs with just a few tricks and tips. You don’t need to break the bank to rub elbows with the rich and mighty, just get rid of the Hawaiian shirt and other giveaways and get ready to live […]

Necker Island hosts 2011 BVI Kite Jam

Necker Island hosts 2011 BVI Kite Jam

Necker Island is one of those places you dream of visiting, but only if you can afford the price tag. The white sand beaches, uninterrupted views of the surrounding islands, the impeccable staff (which out numbers the island guest limit 2:1) is what brings the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Owen Wilson, Mel Gibson, and Mariah […]

Where William and Kate will honeymoon...

Where William and Kate will honeymoon…

There’s something of a media frenzy in the UK at the moment surrounding the announcement of the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton that will take place next year. I’ve noticed lots of press releases being churned out by tourist boards and the like, suggesting places where the newly-weds should spend their honeymoon. […]

Two Thai taste temptations

The Australian Gourmet Traveller magazine and Harvey Norman, the cooking appliance specialist, are hosting a special event on 17th November 2010 at the Gourmet Institute. Chef Martin Boetz, one of the world’s leading practitioners of modern Thai cuisine, will be cooking up traditional street-style favourites such as mee grob, crisp rice noodles with prawns, and […]

5 top tips for couples in Aruba

5 top tips for couples in Aruba

A trip to Aruba may be the beginning of the end for Julia Roberts’ marriage in her new film ‘Eat Pray Love‘ but for most couples romance rules on Aruba. The island is blessed with great stretches of undisturbed sandy beaches shaded by tall, swaying palms; secluded coves off the beaten path with magnificent surreal […]