Category: Travel Miscellany

Interview with James Grierson, co-owner of Albion restaurant, Kuala Lumpur

A relative newcomer to Kuala Lumpur’s restaurant scene, Albion restaurant is quickly gaining a reputation as a top place to eat. I described it elsewhere as “probably the best place to eat in KL”, so I wanted to be sure that A Luxury Travel Blog readers gained the benefit of the insider knowledge too. Here
Interview with Grant Thatcher, Publisher and Founder of LUXE City Guides

Interview with Grant Thatcher, Publisher and Founder of LUXE City Guides

Formerly an actor with the RSC, Grant Thatcher began the series of LUXE City Guides back in 2002. There are now more than 30 guides, including the best of the best from 20 in-the-know residents in each location. What is it that  you do exactly? I’m Editor in Chief which encompasses everything from designing the
Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Treat yourself at Le Meurice Seeing is believing at Shompole Delve into Visit Florida Luxury Insider Explore the South Pacific with Turquoise
The best restaurants in Berlin

The best restaurants in Berlin

As one of the most exciting cities in Europe, Berlin has a lot of variety and luxury to offer any traveller. Most European or intercontinential visitors will find that Germany’s capital is very decently priced in comparison to many other cosmopolitan cities. Therefore, anyone can experience real luxury in the sultry evenings of Berlin, sipping
7 killer tips to help you find good restaurants on vacation

7 killer tips to help you find good restaurants on vacation

A Luxury Travel Blog’s quick guide to some of the tell-tale signs when trying to find a good place to eat out on vacation. The good… 1. Find a restaurant with locals.  That’s usually a good starting point. 2. Find a restaurant that’s fully booked.  OK, so you might not be able to get a
Spend Memorial Day Weekend on The Patio in NYC

Spend Memorial Day Weekend on The Patio in NYC

If you find yourself in NYC for Memorial Day weekend, The Patio at The Wheeltapper Pub at The Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel invites you to stop by Friday from 7-9pm or from 5-7pm on Saturday or Sunday and sample a complimentary tasting plate of snacks when you order any two drinks. The magnificent, 2,200-square-foot Patio

A cool, new way to browse a travel bookshop online

Daunt Books, the travel specialists, has launched an online resource for discerning travellers.  Mimicking the unique design of the shops where the books are arranged by country, the user can browse the careful selection of guides, non-fiction and fiction which have all been personally recommended and reviewed by the knowledgeable staff.  Whether you’re looking for

Inaugural Aruba International Film Festival

Richard Gere will be the official host of the inaugural Aruba International Film Festival (4th-10th June 2010). The actor will be bestowed with a special humanitarian award and take part in the Festival’s ‘In Conversations With’ series. A number of premieres and major studio films will be showcased to complement the independent, art-house selections from
Essential Italy's guide to food festivals in Tuscany

Essential Italy's guide to food festivals in Tuscany

From Spring to Autumn Tuscany is full to the brim with villages which hold special events to celebrate typical foods and unusual dishes with frogs, ostriches and steaks all being showcased! Invariably the villagers come out in force and dinners are followed by dancing and evening markets.  Essential Italy‘s favourites include: 28th, 29th, 30th May
Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Tailormade tours of India from Dominion Travel For your luxe travel needs: Elite Destinations Direct Save on theme parks with Orlando Attractions Check out Suite 116 at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles
Interview with Drew Patterson of Jetsetter

Interview with Drew Patterson of Jetsetter

A true travel connoisseur, CEO and Founder Drew Patterson brings more than a decade of experience to Jetsetter, the private sales site that helps leisure travellers discover and purchase some of the world’s best vacations. An industry pioneer, Patterson was part of the founding team at Kayak.com where, during his five-year tenure as Vice President
Prahran Market - a food lover's Paradise

Prahran Market - a food lover's Paradise

For those who have not yet heard of this gem of a market in Melbourne, Australia, let me tell you what you’ve been missing out on! The oldest continuously running market in Australia, Prahran Market is a haven for all kinds of gourmet delights. “So, it’s a food market, yes? What’s the big deal?” I
And the world's best restaurant is...

And the world's best restaurant is...

Copenhagen gastronomy has reached new heights with Noma being awarded the prestigious accolade of the world’s best restaurant by the UK Restaurant Magazine, breaking the dominance of El Bulli which had previously won the title four times on the trot. With 11 Michelin-starred restaurants the city of Copenhagen is rightly priding itself on being in
Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Exclusive excellence from Royal Villas Europe Just over 1hr from Geneva Airport: Chalet Chocolat Luxury and iconic wines from Penfolds South America’s first luxury camp: Patagonia Camp
Champagne dinner at The Ritz

Champagne dinner at The Ritz

The Ritz is presenting a summer Champagne Dinner together with the House of Billecart-Salmon, a medium-sized Champagne house in Mareuil-sur-Ay, France. Founded in 1818 with the marriage of Nicolas François Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon, it is one of the few to remain family owned. In honour of this special occasion, The Ritz’s Executive Chef John
Learn to cook Thai food at the Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong

Learn to cook Thai food at the Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong

Learn to cook Thai food at a top Hong Kong hotel