Category: Travel Miscellany

Busting the post-holiday blues with Your Holiday Wash

Busting the post-holiday blues with Your Holiday Wash

While the annual holiday is for most of us the highlight of the year, the return home can be a daunting prospect. Not only are we hit with the reality of returning to work but there’s also a host of mundane tasks that need to be tackled. In addition to adjusting our body-clock, processing the holiday
Discover a real life Gold Award-winning garden

Discover a real life Gold Award-winning garden

This week London has been abuzz as green fingered enthusiasts and professional landscapers from all over the globe descend upon the capital to take part, celebrate and commemorate one of the world’s most famous horticultural events which for almost one hundred years has called on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea its home. Over
Revving your engine at Quail Lodge

Revving your engine at Quail Lodge

I love motorcycle shows. Nothing beats walking past row upon row of new, classic, and custom bikes on a beautiful sunny day, marveling at the magnificent chrome details, leather accouterments, and personal touches that add that extra bit of finesse. From Harley-Davidson gatherings fueled by Budweiser and Jack Daniels to sport bike shows frequented by
Special feature: Rutland Apartment, Rutland Hotel, Edinburgh, UK

Special feature: Rutland Apartment, Rutland Hotel, Edinburgh, UK

Last weekend we stayed at the Rutland Hotel in the heart of Edinburgh but not in one of their rooms; instead, we were just a short way down the road from the hotel in the beautiful Rutland Apartment which offers so much more than a hotel room.  We were warmly welcomed by Liz who made
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 Kerstin Brand, Director at Dar Fakir

Interview with Kerstin Brand, Director at Dar Fakir

Kerstin Brand is the Director at Dar Fakir since its re-opening in 2011 after an undergoing extensive refurbishment in 2010. Dar Fakir belongs to a chain of successful enterprises in Marrakech such as the infamous Nikki Beach, Le Tanjia restaurant and L’Avenue, all owned by Nordine Fakir. If someone knows how to create a “In” place
4 luxury food addresses in Paris that you really shouldn't miss

4 luxury food addresses in Paris that you really shouldn't miss

Paris, famous for its architecture, monuments and museums is also renowned for its luxury food; caviar, foie gras, oysters, champagne and of course, truffles. For many travellers, luxury food is the raison d’être to visit the City of Light. To get the biggest bite of French luxury food it’s imperative to plan your trip in advance. You won’t want
26.2 miles through Edinburgh

26.2 miles through Edinburgh

This Sunday I shall be running in the Edinburgh Marathon to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation.  If I’ve helped you in some way with A Luxury Travel Blog, or if you’re just feeling mighty generous, I really would appreciate it if you could sponsor me.  I have set up a JustGiving page at
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
Tequila lollipop anyone? That'll be $1,000 please...

Tequila lollipop anyone? That'll be $1,000 please...

The Marquis Los Cabos Resort in Mexico is now offering a $1,000 Tequila lollipop made with Clase Azul Ultra tequila and 24 ct. gold flakes, making it the world’s most expensive tequila lollipop. The resort hosted the worldwide launch of the Tequilas Premium Clase Azul Ultra, which currently retails for around $1,500 a bottle, back
Paris – très chic

Paris – très chic

Sometimes a regular city break lacks a little ‘je ne sais quoi?’ When you are looking to impress or in need of pampering, a luxurious break to Paris could be a revitalising experience. Personally, I am happy at both ends of the travel spectrum, from shared hostel dorms in Krakow to 5* luxury in the
Explore the Bahamas

Explore the Bahamas

There is a new way to explore The Bahamas: Conch Salad TV. Conch Salad TV provides the first online video magazine for visitors and Bahamians. While most websites cover current events, where to stay and what to do, Conch Salad TV will go off the beaten path and dive into the culture, natural beauty and
Top 5 places to celebrate Independence Day

Top 5 places to celebrate Independence Day

American Independence Day is one of the most universally celebrated events in America where the people get together and celebrate the 1776 Declaration of Independence from the British Empire. You can find yourself in many different places all over the country so here is a list of the top 5 places around the country to
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

Introducing the all new Virgin Australia

Watch Virgin Australia‘s new television commercial which features industry experts Juli Grbac, responsible for the Virgin Australia uniforms and Hans Hulsbosch, who created the new airline’s logo and plane design.
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