Category: Travel Miscellany

Iceland: the world's most peaceful country 

Iceland: the world's most peaceful country 

Iceland remains the most peaceful country in the world, a position it has held since 2008 – Global Peace Index According to the Global Peace Index, Iceland is the most peaceful country in the world… 12 years running. Followed by New Zealand, Austria, Portugal and Denmark. Other countries like Bhutan have risen impressively over the
Short stay: Kilkea Castle Estate & Golf Club, Kildare, Ireland

Short stay: Kilkea Castle Estate & Golf Club, Kildare, Ireland

Located just an hour’s drive from Dublin, Kilkea Castle is the oldest inhabited castle in Ireland. Originally built in 1180 by Hugh de Lacy, the Earl of Ulster and chief governor of Ireland, for Sir Walter de Riddlesford, a Norman knight, the castle was the seat of the Fitzgeralds, the Earls of Kildare, for almost
Coronavirus fears? Head to the wilderness

Coronavirus fears? Head to the wilderness

Coronavirus is on everyone’s mind right now – understandably so. We need to be sensible and treat it with respect. But you still want to travel, yes? Help is at hand. One solution for you is to head to the wilderness – areas of sparse populations are perfect for exploring and staying virus-free. Here are
8 must-dos in Bhutan

8 must-dos in Bhutan

Bhutan is one of my favorite destinations. Not only are the pristine landscapes breathtaking, but the rich Buddhist culture and glorious temples are unforgettable. As the government requires that most visitors travel with a guide, Bhutanese guides are incredibly well trained, speak impeccable English, and are enthusiastic about sharing their heritage and country with guests.
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Top 7 luxury gourmet getaways in Australia

When holidaying in Australia, there is so much more to experience than just its big cities and famous tourist attractions. In fact, no trip down under is complete without leaving the busy city behind and heading out into the regions for a gourmet adventure. We’ve handpicked some of the standout gourmet destinations around the country
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
Visa applications made easy

The visa made easy

Have suitcase. Will travel. Hang on. Not so fast. Unfortunately, travel isn’t always that easy. We don’t live in a world without borders. Passports are needed. Then, depending on your next bucket-list destination, visas are often required within said passports. And as anyone who’s ever travelled anywhere requiring a visa can tell you, those aren’t
Has global tourism peaked, at least for now?

Has global tourism peaked, at least for now?

Global tourism has risen dramatically since the end of the second World War. In 1950, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), there were just 25 million international tourist arrivals. By 2019, the same body reported that there were 1.5 billion international tourist arrivals – an increase of 4% on the previous year
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
Northeastern Brazil: a cultural stew of culinary delights!

Northeastern Brazil: a cultural stew of culinary delights!

Rich in geographical and cultural diversity, Brazil is a delightful destination for those who love to eat and experience knowledge and flavors on a culinary journey through different regions of the country to stimulate the senses of sight, smell and, above all, taste. In fact, over more than 500 years of history, Brazilian cuisine results
5 luxury things you must do in Phuket

5 luxury things you must do in Phuket

Nestled in a group of islands in Thailand, Phuket is a must-see location that is full of natural beauty, and it is famous for the white sandy beaches. In fact, there are over 30 beaches on this one island, and these range from popular and bustling to more secluded and hidden for those prepared to
Vegan travel in Vietnam

Vegan travel in Vietnam

Vietnam is a remarkable country offering intrepid travellers nature, history, countryside, beaches and some wonderful vegan food if you know where to look. There is a very good understanding of vegetarian and vegan food in Vietnam due to many of the Buddhist population choosing to eat plant based food on auspicious days in line with
The most luxurious way to discover Mallorca is on a gastronomy cycling tour

The most luxurious way to discover Mallorca is on a gastronomy cycling tour

The Spanish Island of Mallorca offers the most beautiful and varied sights. Known for its dreamy beaches and incredible scenic mountain passes and charming villages. Stay at one of the nicest beach towns and you will have a good time. Add in the lesser known routes and visit the incredible mountain passes and winding roads
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
The luxury of solitude

The luxury of solitude

Disconnect to reconnect. That’s the essence of the luxury holidays that garner my attention. The luxury of space to do things, the luxury of time to yourself, the luxury of solitude – to remember what makes you, you. That’s the ultimate luxury holiday in my mind. Alone time to reset my mindset and get the
Luxury travel news this week: Coronavirus special

Luxury travel news this week: Coronavirus special

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