Category: Travel Miscellany

Recipe of the week: Sous-vide Wagyu beef

Recipe of the week: Sous-vide Wagyu beef

Tender, extraordinary, and delicious are only a few words to describe the sous-vide wagyu tenderloin fillet steak that you and your guests will enjoy. Aged to perfection and trimmed of all exterior fat, this steak is sure to please the most discerning palate. Served with fresh seasonal garden vegetables and a smooth potato purée. Ingredients […]

5 excellent alternatives to skiing in Val d'Isere this Spring

5 excellent alternatives to skiing in Val d’Isere this Spring

You may be surprised to hear that ski resorts aren’t all about skiing. I don’t mean in the summer months when there isn’t any snow to be had. I mean in the core months, when the snow is at its best and sunnier days prevail. Val d’Isere for example has five alternative events that make the […]

The 10 Best Restaurants in Barbados

The 10 Best Restaurants in Barbados

Thanks to its rich culture and international history, Barbados is widely regarded as the Caribbean’s capital of cuisine. This small island is home to hundreds of excellent restaurants offering everything from delicious local seafood to imported delicacies. Read on to learn more about the ten best places to eat in Barbados. Discover classic Bajan snacks, […]

Romantic highs in Hong Kong

Romantic highs in Hong Kong

With an international reputation for luxury and with more than a hint of the exotic, Hong Kong is the ideal place to indulge your romantic side. Furthermore, Cupid’s bow will strike twice in Hong Kong this year as the Chinese (Spring Lantern Festival) and Western Valentine’s Day fall together. For couples who want to go […]

Follow A Luxury Travel Blog on Pinterest

Follow A Luxury Travel Blog on Pinterest

If you don’t already, please come and follow us on Pinterest. We have a dedicated luxury travel board here and are looking to put a bit more time and energy into it. It’s a great way to get a quick visual on the content that we’re sharing, allowing you to delve further should any of the […]

A leisurely afternoon in Chinatown, Manchester, UK

A leisurely afternoon in Chinatown, Manchester, UK

With the wet weather continuing unabated here in the UK, this afternoon we decided to head for Chinatown in Manchester, have a late lunch and a bit of a look around. This is the second biggest Chinatown in the UK (after London) and one of the biggest in Europe. We’ve been many times before but […]

Following your interests with Walltik

Following your interests with Walltik

If you haven’t heard of Walltik before, you might just like to take a look. Describing itself perhaps a little cryptically as an “ecoystems of interests”, the best means of getting to grips with what it does is to try it first hand. In short, Walltik allows you to create, share and discover items of […]

Recipe of the week: Rock oysters with a Champagne sauce

Recipe of the week: Rock oysters with a Champagne sauce

Rock oysters from Carlingford in Lough, Ireland are recommended for this dish as they are creamy and rich with a distinct metallic zing, which contrasts well with the sweetness of the Champagne sauce. This recipe combines the indulgence and richness of traditional French cuisine, with light, clean flavours favoured in Asian cooking to cut through […]

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 […]

India: the best of the fairs and festivals

India: the best of the fairs and festivals

India is a feast for the senses at any time of the year. However, time your visit to coincide with one of India’s unique fairs and festivals – some traditional, some recent arrivals – and you’ll be rewarded with an intensity of colour, music, rituals, costumes and an overall sense of India at its most […]

Over half a million unique visitors to A Luxury Travel Blog in just one month

Over half a million unique visitors to A Luxury Travel Blog in just one month

I’m delighted to be able to tell you that A Luxury Travel Blog reached new heights recently, achieving more than half a million unique visitors in the month of January 2014 – to be precise, 507,150 uniques. The most popular day of the month (and an all-time record day for the site) was Friday, 10th […]

11 ideas for Valentine's Day in London

11 ideas for Valentine’s Day in London

Following the hustle and bustle of the Festive season, Valentine’s Day offers the perfect excuse to unwind and relax in luxury with that special someone in your life. London hosts some of the world’s most romantic hotels and restaurants that can help to create the perfect break for just the two of you. This great […]

Beautiful footage from Australia

Beautiful footage from Australia

Ever needed inspiration to visit Australia?  Sit back and watch this for 3 minutes. Put together by Pleasetakemeto.com, it shows some beautiful aerial footage taken from all over the country, showing off its diverse nature – cities, beaches, the Outback and more – in a way you perhaps haven’t seen it before.  Does it inspire […]

Top 10 things to do in Barbados for couples

Top 10 things to do in Barbados for couples

Barbados is one of the best destinations in the Caribbean to escape with your significant other. If you’re travelling to this exotic island, you’ll find isolated beaches, stunning subterranean caves, and hundreds of other unique and interesting places to see with your partner. From the best places to catch the Caribbean sunset to the island’s best […]

The top 4 mountain restaurants in Meribel

The top 4 mountain restaurants in Meribel

When you are enjoying a fabulous day on the slopes of Meribel, there is no need to drop back into the resort when you start to get peckish at lunchtime. There are a variety of mountain restaurants for you to enjoy before carrying on with your day’s skiing. Here are our top four: The Nuvoself […]

The world's biggest snowball fight!

The world’s biggest snowball fight!

The Quebec Winter Carnival, celebrating its 60th year , is asking Quebec’s population to participate in the world’s biggest snowball fight. The goal is 6,000 participants. If you feel like going along, the even will be held on 1st February – the first Saturday of the carnival, from noon to 4.00 pm, on the Plains […]