Category: Travel Miscellany

Autumn Barcelona

Barcelona in four seasons

The Catalan capital is a great destination whatever the season, be it the more than mild winter, or the scorching hot summer. No matter the weather, there are always things to do in the city, and many of the famous landmarks can be visited come rain or shine. Barcelona typically gets busy from May to […]

Discover San Antonio's food trails

Discover San Antonio’s food trails

Specialty tacos, the finest smoked brisket and smooth margaritas are just a few iconic San Antonio offerings. Exploring the city’s rich culinary scene just got easier with the launch of the San Antonio Food Trails. This new flavorful and fun culinary adventure is being organised by San Antonio-based non-profit Culinaria. Culinaria is committed to promoting […]

San Diego secrets

San Diego secrets

Rubbing elbows with local residents can offer visitors a unique look at a destination, but knowing where to go can be tricky, especially when locals want to keep their favourite hangouts a secret. Amidst San Diego’s vast and varied landscape – ranging from a bustling city centre and colourful neighbourhoods to 70 miles of sparkling […]

Where to enjoy fine dining when visiting South African wine estates

Where to enjoy fine dining when visiting South African wine estates

While South African wines are starting to get the global recognition they deserve, it is still a little known fact to most travelers that the winelands in the cape region in South Africa are a culinary walhalla. Most of the best fine dining restaurants can be found at one of the famous vineyards. I’ll give […]

Where to wine and dine in Bordeaux

Where to wine and dine in Bordeaux

The City of Wine is understandably one of France’s top destinations. This glorious UNESCO World Heritage city of art, architecture, food and wine has French charm and elegance, as well as a genuinely welcoming ambiance. Here are our top tips for eating and drinking well in the city. La Cité du Vin museum Bordeaux is […]

Athens: 5 unique tours to enjoy the city

Athens: 5 unique tours to enjoy the city

An all-year round destination and a European capital city that has multiple layers of history, Athens has a creative energy with numerous art exhibitions, live concerts and dance performances that will rock your world and countless great seaside restaurants that will have your taste buds craving for more.  The history of this city has been […]

Why are the Seychelles a favorite destination for celebrities?

Why are the Seychelles a favorite destination for celebrities?

These islands are a paradise corner of the Indian Ocean where you can disconnect from worldly cares, recharge, forget about worries and… just have fun and dive. From football players, to actors and actresses to royal honeymoons they Seychelles Islands call anyone looking for a singular and very private trip. There are many celebrities who […]

Revel in Brazil’s joy for life as part of your next trip

Revel in Brazil’s joy for life as part of your next trip

It’s said that Brazilians will find ways to express their joy for life and their passion for celebration within everything they do – via music, dance and food, and even through sport – and visitors to Brazil cannot help but be caught up in this infectious party spirit. Brazil is a spectacular ethnic mix of […]

Latest news from A Luxury Travel Blog

Latest news from A Luxury Travel Blog

It’s been a while since I posted an update with news specifically about the blog, so I thought I’d take a quick hour out of my day to share a few new developments, firstly by mentioning one or two nice pieces of recognition that I’ve been receiving. In the last couple of months, I’ve been […]

Vineyards in Var: a tour of Domaine de l'Olivette

Vineyards in Var: a tour of Domaine de l’Olivette

Covering an area of approximately 1,500 hectares, the terroir of the Bandol appellation covers 8 communes in Var (Bandol, Le Beausset, Le Castellet, La Cadière d’Azur, Saint Cyr-sur-mer, St. Anne of Evenos, Sanary-sur-mer and Ollioules) and some 50 winemakers. The region covers a natural amphitheatre of terraces that descend towards the Mediterranean Sea in the […]

Alpine cheese and wine around Mont Blanc

Alpine cheese and wine around Mont Blanc

What do you get when three countries with some of the best culinary traditions in the world converge in one area? A gastronomic region of immense proportions. While the area around Mont Blanc spanning France, Italy, and Switzerland is known for big cheese names such as Gruyere and Fontina, there are many smaller cheesemakers that […]

Short stay: St. Ermin's Hotel, Westminster, London, UK

Short stay: St. Ermin’s Hotel, Westminster, London, UK

The four star St. Ermin’s Hotel is a horseshoe-shaped Grade II Listed mansion that can be found in a tranquil Westminster location, befitting of its reputation as a hotel that is shrouded by mystery and secrecy. St. Ermin’s has a long history of involvement with the British Secret Service and the top two floors served […]

Plant-based pioneers in Singapore

Plant-based pioneers in Singapore

As plant based options become the norm on menus around the world it truly is an exciting time to be vegan. Gone are the days when we would have to sustain ourselves with dishes that lacked creativity, taste and nutrition. Now we can dine at the finest restaurants and stay in luxurious hotels safe in […]

Short stay: Ansty Hall, Ansty, Near Coventry, UK

Short stay: Ansty Hall, Ansty, Near Coventry, UK

Situated in 8 acres of grounds in the rolling Warwickshire countryside, Macdonald Ansty Hall is a Grade II Listed Georgian mansion dating back to 1678. This was our second visit to this 62-bedroom Macdonald Hotels & Resorts hotel, having stayed a few years previously (click here for that review). The welcome We were warmly welcomed […]

Our £10,000 and $10,000 luxury travel contests!

Our £10,000 and $10,000 luxury travel contests!

Yesterday we reached a significant milestone – we published our 10,000th blog post. Yes, you heard that right… it’s taken us almost 14 years to get there, but we now host more than 10,000 articles here on A Luxury Travel Blog!! And to celebrate this accomplishment, we’re planning on running two very exciting competitions over […]

The most beautiful market in France

The most beautiful market in France

If you’ve ever explored France, chances are that you’ve stumbled upon one of the country’s many markets. These have long been a thriving tradition in France with regular markets displaying produce ranging from fruit and vegetables, to fish, meat and other delicacies, as well as many non-food stalls. The market at Sanary-sur-Mer is no exception. […]