Category: Travel Miscellany

Imagine... 326 days of sunshine a year

Imagine… 326 days of sunshine a year

On the outskirts of Protaras in southern Cyprus, close to Konnos Bay and set back from the fairly busy Kavo Greko Road that runs between Ayia Napa and Protaras, lies Chloe Villa available through Imagine Villa Rentals (their reference CV614). It might not seem like much at first – it’s shielded from the road by […]

How Thessaloniki will steal your heart

How Thessaloniki will steal your heart

Thessaloniki is a city unlike no other, with welcoming, hospitable residents and a unique charm, as it is a crossroad of civilizations where cultures and religions are blended in the most harmonious manner. It is the second largest city in Greece and known as “The Bride of the North”, embracing its long history and bringing an […]

Travel video of the week: The world's shortest commercial flight (just 80 seconds!)

Travel video of the week: The world’s shortest commercial flight (just 80 seconds!)

Got a tight 80 seconds to spare? It’s all the time you need to fly commercial across the Orkney Islands. The word’s shortest nonstop flight is a tiny hop between the islands of Westray and Papa Westray in the United Kingdom, a mere 1.7 miles (2.7 km) apart. For the past 50 years, Scottish airline […]

The new TripAdvisor - the internet's answer to Facebook for travel?

The new TripAdvisor – the internet’s answer to Facebook for travel?

Have you seen the new Tripadvisor? You may not have noticed it, but the world’s most popular online travel community (with its almost 500 million unique monthly users) has recently undergone a major overhaul. For the past few months A Luxury Travel Blog has been proud to be one of a select group of online […]

Top 5 places to visit in the Barossa Valley

Top 5 places to visit in the Barossa Valley

Located just one hour north of Adelaide, South Australia’s Barossa Valley is heaven for those who have a passion for food, wine and luxury travel. Famous for producing some of the world’s best Shiraz Barossa is also home to the finest quality produce you can imagine. A warm welcome, beautiful scenery, world class arts culture […]

Travelling with a conscience

Travelling with a conscience

Travel and tourism is now one of the biggest industries in the world. The transformative power of travel – of meeting new people, seeing new places, and learning about new cultures – is second to none. But how we travel is increasingly important, too, especially in places where the ecosystems are fragile or the cultural […]

9 things to know about Havana's culture right now

9 things to know about Havana’s culture right now

Here in Cuba our man about town David Espinosa gives you his pick of the most anticipated and exclusive events in the coming months and, yes…it’s busy! And its not even the festive season yet… take a look… The BBC has made it to the island The BBC and a group of talented Cubans have put […]

Travel video of the week: David Yarrow reveals his photography secrets

Travel video of the week: David Yarrow reveals his photography secrets

David Yarrow has built an unrivalled reputation for capturing the beauty of the planet’s remote landscapes,tribes and endangered animals. He is now widely regarded as the UK’s best selling fine-art photographer of his genre and has become an inspiration for photographers all over the world. His Encounter Collection was exhibited in Hong Kong, New York […]

Travel video of the week: Vienna from an eagle eye's view

Travel video of the week: Vienna from an eagle eye’s view

Watch the spectacular 360-degree video of Vienna from the perspective of an eagle, a product of Red Bull Media House for the Vienna Tourist Board. A world premiere – equipped with a 360-degree camera, the eagles flew over Vienna to capture impressive moving images of the city. Vienna’s beauty can only be seen to its […]

Short stay: Another Place, Ullswater, Lake District, UK

Short stay: Another Place, Ullswater, Lake District, UK

Formerly the Rampsbeck Hotel, Another Place is a 40-bedroom luxury hotel occupying a sublime position on Ullswater, the English Lake District’s second largest lake, and set in 18 acres of grounds that extend all the way to the lake shore. This is a secluded spot where you can enjoy the fresh air whilst keeping watching […]

Mauritius: 10 sights of the Colourful South

Mauritius: 10 sights of the Colourful South

As an idyllic dot of paradise in the warm Indian Ocean, Mauritius has much more to offer than just white-sand beaches leading into the azure seas of a warm lagoon and catamaran cruises out beyond the coral reefs in search of dolphins and whales. Although Mauritius only has a brief history of human occupation it […]

Travel video of the week: Windowless aircraft

Travel video of the week: Windowless aircraft

A look at what the future may hold for air travel as current technological developments mature and find applications in markets such as the aerospace industry. Can you imagine a cabin where the windows are display screens, relaying a choice of views from around the aircraft? If you’re not sitting in a window seat, your […]

5 great boutique Croatian wineries you can visit by private yacht charter

5 great boutique Croatian wineries you can visit by private yacht charter

Sure, you can schlep around southern Croatia on tiny country roads or travel on public ferries to various boutique winery locations on the mainland and islands to sample award winning wines made by boutique Croatian wineries; however, why?  Instead, cruise on your own luxury charter yacht from winery to winery with crew to take care […]

Le Marche: top 10 reasons to visit Italy's hidden gem

Le Marche: top 10 reasons to visit Italy’s hidden gem

Le Marche is actually one of the smallest regions in Italy and, arguably, one of the least well known. However, there is no doubting that it really is the hidden gem of this beautiful country with a size that is deceptive given the incredible wealth of sights to see and attractions to visit. No matter […]

10 things to see and do during the Winter in Provence!

10 things to see and do during the Winter in Provence!

The south of France can be a truly wonderful destination to enjoy during the winter. Although Provence is more typically associated with the summer months, those in the know make a point of ensuring they take a trip or two during the Autumn and Winter. With the crowds largely gone, you’ll be able to enjoy […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]