Category: Travel Miscellany

Recipe of the week: Thai style pumpkin squash soup

Recipe of the week: Thai style pumpkin squash soup

Fall is high season for traditional squash and pumpkin soups, but we like to take it in a different direction with some classic Thai flavors that really pop. Thai and Asian cuisine is known for balancing sweet, salty, sour and spicy flavors in the same dish and this flavorful bisque does just that. To make […]

Where can Americans travel to in December?

Where can Americans travel to in December?

The big buzz right now surrounds Pfizer’s potential COVID-19 vaccine and hopes that it will prove effective and we can return to some semblance of travel normalcy. We await further updates with regards to how this is progressing, and in the meantime, there are still restrictions on where Americans can travel.  With the holiday season […]

A perfect day in Bandol, Provence

A perfect day in Bandol, Provence

If you wake up in one of the small boutique hotels that are within distance of Bandol, then your day is already perfect. The light in Bandol and surrounding areas in the morning is glorious; it will flood your room with warmth. Looking out across the view will leave you breathless, the big open skies […]

Recipe of the week: Tomato tartar

Recipe of the week: Tomato tartar

A Swiss dish with a Mediterranean flair, tomato tartar is inspired by the flavors found around Lake Maggiore, which borders both Switzerland and Italy. While most people think of a heavy cheese fondue, pasta or pizza when hearing about Swiss or Italian food, tomato tartar is a refreshing and light vegetarian option. This recipe uses […]

A passport’s life

A passport’s life

I am an obsessive collector. At ten, I started collecting postage stamps, fascinated by the colorful, miniature designs and illustrations. By twelve, I was also collecting stickers; Hello Kitty, Miffy, scratch ‘n’ sniff, sparkly, and those satisfyingly tactile, puffy ones. When I moved to NYC in my early 20s, I began to collect matchbooks, which […]

Some favorite organic Maui restaurants during the pandemic

Some favorite organic Maui restaurants during the pandemic

In light of everything that’s going on in the world, sharing some of the healthiest foods available on Maui is important. And with its rich, volcanic soil and perennially-warm climate, it ought to arrive as no surprise that Maui lends itself well to organic dining. Indeed, what yields from its natural world—coupled with an active, […]

Recipe of the week: Dynamite lobster

Recipe of the week: Dynamite lobster

The Santa Barbara County wine region is a chef’s delight – its fertile farms and vineyards produce some of the best produce and wine grapes in the state of California, and its ranches are home to herds of prized beef cattle, lamb, and other would-be proteins. Ingredients arrive at restaurant doors fresh from the fields, […]

Our COVID-19 safe travel experience from London to Phnom Penh via Singapore

Our COVID-19 safe travel experience from London to Phnom Penh via Singapore

Back in March, with the Cambodian borders closing and our global health care deemed invalid due to the World Health Organisation declaring a pandemic, we decided to visit friends and family in the UK. Finally, after six months of uncertainty we have arrived back in Cambodia and wanted to share our COVID-19 safe travel experience […]

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Although international travel may be off the agenda for much of the world at present, here at A Luxury Travel Blog we continue to share new articles on a daily basis – often multiple times a day – which we hope continues to inspire you for when normality returns. Historically, travel has always been exceptionally […]

Short stay: Congham Hall Hotel and Spa, Near Kings Lynn, Norfolk, UK

Short stay: Congham Hall Hotel and Spa, Near Kings Lynn, Norfolk, UK

Carved kingfishers and waders, an oil painting of deer flitting through the forest, a Norfolk estuary at sunset. Congham Hall Hotel and Spa, where you hear the birdsong, is a haven, a rural celebration of one of Britain’s most restful counties. Congham Hall Hotel, built in the 1780s, is a whitewashed Georgian mansion complete with […]

Recipe of the week: Vietnamese glazed Royal Red Shrimp with spicy green apple slaw

Recipe of the week: Vietnamese glazed Royal Red Shrimp with spicy green apple slaw

This dish highlights the sweet flavors of the Royal Red Shrimp by contrasting it with the spicy glaze and slaw. The fish sauce, garlic and chilies make it especially pungent and well rounded. This appetizer is the perfect combination of contrasting flavors and textures – crispy and crunchy, hot and cold, tart and spicy all […]

10 of the best COVID-19 coronavirus travel resources

10 of the best COVID-19 coronavirus travel resources

With travel information changing on a weekly – or even daily – basis, it can be difficult keeping up to date with all the travel implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. To help you keep abreast of all the changes, we’ve picked out some of the best travel resources – in no particular order – to […]

Short stay: Hampton Manor, Hampton-in-Arden, West Midlands, UK

Short stay: Hampton Manor, Hampton-in-Arden, West Midlands, UK

The country house party is stylishly back at the foodie estate of Hampton Manor. In the parlour, lavish books and board games sit invitingly on coffee tables. Wellies are ready for country rambles. The croquet lawn awaits. Guests gather for pre-dinner cocktails, gins or wine. After dinner Frazer guides guests through a tour of whiskies. […]

Linguine and clams

Recipe of the week: Linguine and clams

A classic Italian American staple, linguine and clams is always a crowd pleaser, offering a lighter take on the traditionally heavier Italian meals. Satisfying cravings without sacrificing flavor with a delectable white sauce that perfectly complements the clams, this linguine and clams recipe is bursting with fresh and authentic Italian flavors that are sure to […]

Sounds of the world

Sounds of the world

We rarely talk about the sounds that we encounter when traveling and how they may differ by or even define a destination. We highlight the other senses—views from an overlook, the tastes of cuisine, the feeling of sand in our toes, and the scent of pine or the ocean, but we don’t talk about what we hear, which […]

The best tasting menus in Barcelona

The best tasting menus in Barcelona

Barcelona is home to some of the most excellent restaurants that this world has to offer, and thanks to its metropolitan community there is an ample range of cuisines and styles to suit every person’s needs. For those that appreciate the fine dining experience, there is no better way to pass an evening than by […]