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The best traditions and places to visit in Italy during Christmas

The best traditions and places to visit in Italy during Christmas

Visiting Italy during the Christmas season offers two bonuses: you’ll avoid the high summer season tourist crowds and you’ll get to see the country decked out in all its holiday finery. The Christmas season in Italy starts from 8th December, the date of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, and lasts until 6th January, the day […]

More than 20 ways to celebrate Christmas in Orlando

More than 20 ways to celebrate Christmas in Orlando

With an incredible lineup of more than 20 holiday celebrations, it’s no wonder Orlando is one of the most booked destinations for the 2021 holiday season. Exciting theme park happenings complement local festivities ranging from dazzling immersive light displays to sparkling Christmas tree trails. Here’s what to look out for: Festive theme park celebaations Walt […]

Unique meetings and events in Dubrovnik

Unique meetings and events in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik… a city steeped in history, culture, and timeless beauty… and recently, one of the five best little towns in the world according to the Conde Nast Traveller. With several attractive locations and renowned venues, it is no surprise that it is one of the top places in the Mediterranean for meetings and events, not […]

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How to spend Halloween in Barcelona: History and traditions

Halloween in Barcelona is known as “Dia de los muertos”, in English; ‘Day of the Dead’, or ‘All Souls Day’. Instead of just a single- night celebration, here it is spread over three days! Although the kids in Spain do go out ‘trick or treating’, known as “truco o trato”, and the people still dress […]

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La Mercè Festival, Barcelona: History and tradition

La Mercè is an annual festival that takes place in Barcelona, Spain. It has been an official city holiday since 1871, when the local government first organised a program of special activities to observe the Roman Catholic feast day of Our Lady of Mercy, or La Mare de Déu de la Mercè in Catalan. The […]

King Khufu's 4,500-year-old solar boat transferred to Egypt's Grand New Museum

King Khufu’s 4,500-year-old solar boat transferred to Egypt’s Grand New Museum

The Grand Egyptian Museum is set to open in 2021 and, according to its website, it will be one of the world’s “biggest, most modern, and most famous museums.” It is also expected to attract roughly 15,000 visitors per day, which is three times the current number of visits to the Tahrir Square museum. The […]

UNESCO World Heritage Site hosts over 1,000 supercars and hypercars

UNESCO World Heritage Site hosts over 1,000 supercars and hypercars

Blenheim Palace will throw open its gates this week to give car enthusiasts a rare chance to marvel at more than 1,000 super and hypercars. And Sunday promises fun for all the family when the lawns of the UNESCO World Heritage Site play host to an astonishing collection of vehicles for Salon Privé Classic & […]

The Kitzbühel Alpine Rally returns to the Austrian Tirol

The Kitzbühel Alpine Rally returns to the Austrian Tirol

The historic town of Kitzbühel in the Austrian Alps hosts an impressive array of events each year, spanning countless sporting, cultural, music and family themed festivals. As Covid restrictions ease, many favourites are returning this summer and autumn, including the 34th edition of the Kitzbüheler Alpenrallye classic car rally, which is set to take place […]

La Palma: The best destination to watch the 2021 Perseids meteor shower

La Palma: The best destination to watch the 2021 Perseids meteor shower

Known as the Isla Bonita, the beautiful island, La Palma has all the makings for a perfect night sky; altitude, dry air and a lack of light pollution, and local legislation ensures it will stay that way, making it the perfect location to watch this year’s Persiods meteor shower, one of the best celestial displays […]

Your guide to Dubrovnik's festivals

Your guide to Dubrovnik’s festivals

The Old City of Dubrovnik, with its incomparable beauty and interesting history, has been a continual source of inspiration for artists for generations. Dubrovnik is a lively town year-round with plenty of festivals and cultural events attracting locals and tourists alike – from exhibitions by international and Croatian artists in galleries to the theatre, dance […]

The best kept secrets of Zürich, Switzerland

The best kept secrets of Zürich, Switzerland

Zürich, the biggest city in Switzerland, offers a plethora of jaw-dropping attractions and things to experience. If you’re looking to go beyond the well-known Zürich attractions, then follow the recommendations below and add these fantastic secret wonders to your Zürich bucket list. Open air baths With its incredible lakes and the beautiful river Limmat, Zürich […]

Springtime in Barcelona: cultural activities

Springtime in Barcelona: cultural activities

Barcelona is the perfect place to visit all year round thanks to its warm Mediterranean climate. Springtime is particularly good to visit when the weather is pleasant and warm, but without the busyness and high temperatures of the Summer. Enjoy the warm weather with a step out into nature of one of Barcelona’s many famous […]

21+ luxury travel events to attend in 2021

21+ luxury travel events to attend in 2021

2020 has been a year full of disappointments when it comes to travel events and, although there have been some very good virtual substitutes, it’s just not quite the same as being able to meet face-to-face. Here are 21 luxury travel events to add to your calendar for 2021. Fingers crossed that they will all […]

Catalan festive traditions

Catalan festive traditions

Christmas is celebrated in its own unique way all across the world, with countless different traditions and cultures holding its own distinctive celebrations for the festive season. Catalonia is a region of Spain famed across the globe for its proud traditions, and at Christmas time there are certainly some surprising and special celebrations. These are […]

What is Catalonia Day (La Diada) about?

What is Catalonia Day (La Diada) about?

Barcelona is the capital city of the region of Catalonia. This region in Spain is known for its rich tradition that gives the locals immense pride. From foods, to customs, this autonomous community stands out from the rest of the country. On 11th September every year, “La Diada” is celebrated, the national day of Catalunya. […]

ITB Berlin 2020 cancelled, but A Luxury Travel Blog appointments still go on!

ITB Berlin 2020 cancelled, but A Luxury Travel Blog appointments still go on!

Every year, for the past 54 years, ITB Berlin (Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin) – a major event in the travel industry calendar – takes place at exhibition grounds in the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district of Berlin, at a venue called Messe Berlin. The event has grown to be the biggest travel fair in the world, with around 10,000 […]